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Old 12-13-2018, 11:46 AM   #1
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Default Tonka Jeep On WPL C-24 Chassis

I am building another Tonka Conversion. This one will be a four link rig using a C-14 kit as a base.

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Old 12-13-2018, 11:50 AM   #2
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Default Modified C-24 Chassis

Here is a C-24 frame before and after being cut up to fit the Jeep body.

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I made new lower control arm mounts from some hobby plate I picked up at Lowes. The partial holes will be filled in with JB Weld before it goes off to paint.

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Old 01-02-2019, 02:35 PM   #3
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I finally received some of the pieces I needed to keep this project going. The shocks I purchased from aliexpress are worthless. They have weird ball caps and they don't seem to be designed for anything WPL related.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Heng...27424c4dT3rf2l

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Old 01-02-2019, 02:48 PM   #4
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I made some rough cuts for the shock towers. I'll clean them up when the project gets closer to finishing up.

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Old 05-03-2019, 12:55 PM   #6
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Receiver mounted behind the dash board.

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Old 01-17-2020, 09:31 AM   #7
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My Tonka RC Jeep conversion received a few minor upgrades. The fenders were clearanced to allow MN-90 wheels and tires to be mounted. I also converted to a brushless setup. The brushless setup is about twice as fast as the brushed motor. It makes it much more fun to drive. There is still some minor tire rub that I will fix with bump stops.

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Old 01-17-2020, 11:32 AM   #8
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Default Re: Tonka Jeep On WPL C-24 Chassis

You run with that much toe out, or pictured as it is before adjustments? Body looks much better sitting on a real frame.

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Old 01-17-2020, 04:12 PM   #9
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You run with that much toe out, or pictured as it is before adjustments? Body looks much better sitting on a real frame.

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I had not thought that far ahead. I am running the standard tie bar right now and it offers no adjustment. It also goes straight across so it will hit the drag link if both front tires are compressed. I have an adjustable one but I need to put a couple of bends in it to clear the pitman arm. I think I can fix the toe when I make that bar.
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:26 PM   #10
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Really cool project!!!
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Old 02-16-2020, 06:31 PM   #11
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My Tonka RC Jeep conversion received a few minor upgrades. The fenders were clearanced to allow MN-90 wheels and tires to be mounted. I also converted to a brushless setup. The brushless setup is about twice as fast as the brushed motor. It makes it much more fun to drive. There is still some minor tire rub that I will fix with bump stops.

Tonka RC Conversion (2) by captaininsano1000, on Flickr

Tonka RC Conversion (3) by captaininsano1000, on Flickr

Tonka RC Jeep Conversion by captaininsano1000, on Flickr

Tonka RC Brushless by captaininsano1000, on Flickr

Wow this is an awesome project! Very cool. I love seeing custom builds with so much creativity and originality.
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