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reddevildemo
12-08-11, 05:02 PM
Hi all, posting up my Willys build pics. I have the complete build over on Scale4x4 but thought I would post some up here.

Started out as my son's old toy just begging for a re-fit. Fabbed up an aluminum frame. Fit motor/trans and running gear.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/57.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/58.jpg

Testing the seats
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/59.jpg

Frame painted and weathered
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/60.jpg

Body base coat for weathering
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/61.jpg

Showroom paint
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/62.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/63.jpg

Start of weathering. I used weathering powders, paint and craft store rust kit.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/64.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/65.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/66.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/67.jpg

Original completion
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/68.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/69.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/70.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/71.jpg

As with all my builds, they're never finished.
Axle swap, new driver and passenger. Drivers head and steering wheel move while driving.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/72.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/73.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/74.jpg

More to come later. I am working on disc brakes w/lines and a snorkel now.
Thanks for looking.

ScaleMotorcars
12-08-11, 05:43 PM
What axles are you using?

reddevildemo
12-08-11, 06:50 PM
Original were from a HPI Wheely King. I have now upgraded to Twin Force axles. They are much easier to get the width you want and are also much stronger.

Here is are a few current axle pics.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/75.jpg
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2011/12/76.jpg

ScaleMotorcars
12-09-11, 09:37 AM
Very cool but ouch, $275 for just the axles seems a bit high. I guess with all the hugely popular rock climbing they are in high demand. I just checked eBay and see they make the HPI in alloy cases but not all that much cheaper when your done.

Is there's another alternative? Something in the $40 or $50 range. I remember the Toyota Bruiser had allow axles but again not that easy to find or afford.

And please tell me that winch actually works. 1thumbup1

reddevildemo
12-09-11, 09:44 AM
You can use Axial axles with wideners, Wheely King worked out well too. I just wanted some stronger axles on mine.

If you keep an eye out, all three sets can be had for $50-$75. I actually traded the original WK's straight up for the Twin Forces.

Most of the Twin Force listed on ebay are from SuperShafty.com, awesome guy to deal with. He sells them complete, bomb proof with all his goodies. You have to remember, these are heavy compared to a true RC so breakage is more common.

Best bet, if your really thinking of getting one set up RC wise is to go check out Large Scale Rigs - RCCrawler.com Bulletin Board (http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/large-scale-rigs/) and look at the second sticky listed by ZoSo. Gives great How-to advice along with parts used.

Yes, the winch does work from the remote, has in/out function. It is a 3racing 1/8 scale. They make both 1/10 and 1/8 scale working winches. There are more choices for winches in 1/10 but this is the only choice for larger scales.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Racing-Crawler-Winch-1-8-Size-Traxxas-Summit-TXT-1-Clod-TSX-01-NEW-/200674475134#ht_1843wt_1163

ScaleMotorcars
12-09-11, 10:45 AM
Thanks, Ill check out the sites you mentioned. Ive been wanting to build a crawler for some time now but with a vintage 30's twist. Maybe even a brass era from the teens with spoked tractor tires. 1confused1

You got the gears turning again... Thanks...