View Full Version : 1:16 Willys CJ 2A - scratch built steel Jeep

08-03-12, 03:24 PM
Time to step up a little by soldering steel rather than using CA glue and aluminum. I like steel because it's heavier and more importantly, true rust develops almost immediatly adding a lot to the realism. The goal is to recreate an old rusted Jeep that after it had a problem of some kind, it was stored for 20+ years. Still complete with all the details (not many of them originally) but in very bad shape. Rust holes, flat and worn out tires, cracked glass and worn out seats. Kinda like a Rat Jeep.


So far I've built the frame. Only the transmission cross member is missing, I still need to find some reference photos so I would make it correct.





Compared to aluminum, steel is a lot harder to cut and bend even though I'm using 0.1mm thinner sheet (0.3mm in total). I use a Dremel VersaTip torch so once you add a lot of parts you need to be extra careful not to melt surrounding joints. I'm still learning and practicing on scrap parts. We don't have hobby shops around here and the folks who work in large tool shops usually don't know the difference between soldering wire or similar. I use an acid flux used for soldering copper tubes (plumbing). I have some kind of solder wire but I have no idea if it's silver one or 60-40... Rust is also an issue. If you leave the parts for longer period you need to sand the rust so a join would form. Otherwise you're just spending your time trying to join two parts - it won't happen.

08-03-12, 10:10 PM
Very fun project and in an interesting material! We look forward to your progress!

08-07-12, 08:19 AM
Yesterday I didn't have much time for any serious work so I only made the body mounts.
2 on both sides, a total of 4 mounts.

08-09-12, 12:24 PM
Today I did the last major parts of the frame.




I use a small piece of ply wood which helps the parts to stay in place


The initial joint looks familiar (really untidy)

But later the excess solder is sanded and the flux left overs are cleaned.



To get a perfect and clean joint you need to use just the right amount of solder. This is where I have lots of room for improving.


Having a good contact between the parts is crucial to getting a fluent and good joint. Tilting the parts helps the solder flow and cover the whole joint (I read this somewhere on the forum and it really helps!)

The flux makes the joint look terrible

but with a little aditional work it looks like this:

Same goes for the other side, after which the part is fixed in its final place

The excess solder will be sanded later on.


Building the transmission crossmember goes the same way, but it's a little more simple than the previous one.



The round part is where the rubber mount for the transfer case goes.

The frame is now complete:

I began the leaf springs:



That's it for today, I hope you like my little contribution to this wonderful and skilled community 1thumbup1

08-10-12, 11:53 AM
Working on the small bits that go on the frame



08-14-12, 02:54 PM
In an effort to improve my tires, which by the way look terrible on my previos models, I came up with this lathe he1he (if it can be called like that)


Please don't laugh because I don't have any previous experience in turning and this was just a simple idea. I needed to quickly come up with something. I will work on this a lot more and try and build a table and improve my precision. So far it does its job.

Here's the result after a lot of styrene dust gringrin


It doesn't look bad for a first-timer I think

Here's the start of the tread. I only glued 9 parts today, should be finished tomorrow.

They look large but after I glue all the parts I will turn it more.

I took a break from the high end engineering he1he and started to put the ribs in what's the start of the rear floor for the 2A

I should finish it tomorrow and I'll probably take some pictures if anyone is interested in the way I made the ribs.
I still have to avoid warping, but this being a used and abused model it actually fits the idea quite well.

08-19-12, 11:02 AM
It wasn't until I glued a few ribs of the tread until I remembered I had thinner styrene in stock, so I quickly broke off these and started putting other ribs half the size.



finally one more to go

and here it is 90 pieces later

After that it needed turning so once again I used the dreaded home made lathe

so now it got a more fine form

The Mahindra was in the workshop so I used it to test fit the wheel

Next is milling the tire to the specific diameter (45mm) and trying to make the wheel. If it doesn't come out the way I like it I will turn it separatly. I'm thinking of molding both parts together and later just paint them. We will see.

What products do you use to mould a tire? I haven't done this in the past and I need help on deciding what brand to order. I'm having trouble with terms because I'm not into materials like urethane, silicones and such.

08-19-12, 01:11 PM
I turned the wheel today, I'll add the hub and the bolts before molding.

And I started the body from the rear flooring and rear wheel wells


This time the waves in the sheet don't bother me, but for building a proper model I must find another way of making indents without warping the metal.

09-01-12, 03:29 PM

09-01-12, 07:47 PM
Great great job. The Jeep starts to look like a Jeep.

09-24-12, 04:44 AM
Frame has come up great really like what you have down so far

09-24-12, 10:18 AM
Mite- This is really a fun project! I love the way you make parts by creatively using the tools you own...the drill lathe is awesome! The method you are using really adds to the "rat rod" vibe. Great job.

09-29-12, 02:40 PM
Thanks Don, I'm still learning and I have a tight budget for my hobby so a lathe will come much much later.

Two weeks ago my summer holiday ended so I'm back in college and 100km from my hometown. It will be long before I can post a significant update.

12-17-12, 03:23 PM
Time for a minor update... After spending my free time in August and September for organising an oldtimer show in my town, I barely had some time on October to do something around my models. Here's what I've done last.

I've started the front floors and finished the inner rear fender flares.

Rust is starting to form exactly as planned. I will cover the shining solder with a thin spray of paint so the only thing visible after it's finished will be faded paint and rust spots.

Here's how one side looks
It's starting to look like something :)

12-17-12, 03:42 PM
Very nice metalwork !

12-20-12, 08:53 AM
wow outstanding work sir! its going to look great,,,or uhmm bad once its finished lol!

12-20-12, 02:14 PM
Hi Mite,
I have much admiration for people like you who tackle models in metal a hard substance to work with and very time consuming I love plastic myself here is a shot of my own willys jeep built a couple of years ago keep up the great work remember metal takes no prisoners

good luck regards Barrie22949

06-05-13, 06:05 PM
I'm back people :) I ended this semester well so I can begin working on the models again. I know I should finish the Mahindra build, but this one is also status quo so I continued it.

I didn't make any new parts today, I just worked on the previously made pieces and I made a couple of drawings for tomorrow.
Today I soldered the right panel to the floor so that side mostly complete.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/40.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0316_zps0e44b17c.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/41.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0318_zpscf309a0d.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/42.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0317_zps3c6d794f.jpg.html)

I needed some time to get used to the burner and solder again so I need to clean up the joints a bit.
Tomorrow I will adress the left body panel - I need to build the tool indents that came only on this civilian Jeep - the 2A.

06-06-13, 03:02 PM
Today I did lots of work, the rear part is mostly finished. I'm waiting for miniature bolts and nuts to arrive so I can build the hinges and the rear tailgate.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/50.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0320_zpsa818242e.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/51.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0321_zpsf09df043.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/52.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0322_zps4d429e80.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/53.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0323_zpse8e8f2d9.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/54.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0325_zps222370ef.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/55.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0326_zpsfc7e7c35.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/56.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0327_zps3b8a0ae8.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/57.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0328_zps38488eaf.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/58.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0330_zpseaa0a957.jpg.html)

06-11-13, 04:22 PM
In the past couple of days I did lots of work.
I wasn't satisfied with the left rear quarter so I removed it with the torch. I couldn't fix it so I made a new part. Much much better now.
After losing an hour or two fixing mistakes, I went on building new parts. First came front fenders.
Here they are one day after soldering in place. You can see rust forming immediatly.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/119.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0332_zpsabda0e3b.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/120.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0333_zps1f7ef671.jpg.html)

Next was the hood. Like the original, it's made up of two pieces joined together in the middle.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/121.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0331_zps70975b5e.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/122.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0338_zpsdda65bf7.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/123.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0339_zps0986833c.jpg.html)

But before soldering the two halves, I did a little detailing.
I tried to replicate the embossed WILLYS letters and I think they came out real nice.
Sorry for the bad indoor pictures, it's been raining for two days now and it looks like anytime but June.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/124.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0334_zpsdf99124f.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/125.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0335_zpsd9b18924.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/126.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0342_zps33a0e95b.jpg.html)

The single most difficult piece for me is the cowl. I hate that part of the process! Only one photo from the making.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/127.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0345_zpsa02bfb42.jpg.html)

Cowl trimmed to size. It's starting to take shape
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/128.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0347_zps3c495000.jpg.html)

06-11-13, 04:36 PM
Today I also made the front flooring. Holes are drilled for the pedals and the steering column.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/129.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0349_zpsb2845454.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/130.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0351_zpscd49676e.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/131.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0352_zps8e7fd5ee.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/132.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0353_zps64f7b9c1.jpg.html)

The cool part is that by adding more and more pieces, the body gets heavier and stiffer. It's much more stiff than the aluminum bodies. And I love the rust even though before soldering old and new part it needs to be cleaned very well.

06-13-13, 11:29 AM
It's been raining for 3 days so finally a break from the rain to take some outdoor shots.

I've finished the firewall today.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/140.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1 16 steel willys cj 2a/DSCN0363_zps8d7e24ea.jpg.html)

Here's how it stands as of today
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/141.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1 16 steel willys cj 2a/DSCN0360_zps28c232ec.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/142.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1 16 steel willys cj 2a/DSCN0358_zps069e08d9.jpg.html)

A shot from above
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/143.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1 16 steel willys cj 2a/DSCN0361_zps2e5ae589.jpg.html)

Test wheel and tire
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/144.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1 16 steel willys cj 2a/DSCN0367_zpsa21ca52b.jpg.html)

you can probably notice even with the grill lacking, that it would be too close to the front bumper. It needs extra 3-4mm to make it right. Adding the frame horns will solve that problem and I hope it will be spot on!
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/145.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1 16 steel willys cj 2a/DSCN0366_zpsd9e64d19.jpg.html)

The hood hinge is soldered only to the hood. I'll be adding windshield stops and hood latches so the hood must be free to come off at any time.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/146.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1 16 steel willys cj 2a/DSCN0368_zps1501adfc.jpg.html)

Some parts have arrived, boy these are tiny!
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/147.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1 16 steel willys cj 2a/DSCN0371_zps2013092b.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/148.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1 16 steel willys cj 2a/DSCN0372_zps55bb32a0.jpg.html)

I'm really generous with the solder so now I have to clean up the mess.

06-13-13, 10:53 PM
Looking good Mite!

06-17-13, 01:50 PM
Thanks David!

Yesterday I made the windshield frame. Wet tissue paper is used to take heat from the steel wire and to prevent previous joints from melting.

http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp106/Maverick_Raptor/1 16 steel willys cj 2a/DSCN0373_zps82c6bb59.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1 16 steel willys cj 2a/DSCN0373_zps82c6bb59.jpg.html)

http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp106/Maverick_Raptor/1 16 steel willys cj 2a/DSCN0375_zps79786466.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1 16 steel willys cj 2a/DSCN0375_zps79786466.jpg.html)

http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp106/Maverick_Raptor/1 16 steel willys cj 2a/w1_zps2364463e.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1 16 steel willys cj 2a/w1_zps2364463e.jpg.html)

http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp106/Maverick_Raptor/1 16 steel willys cj 2a/w2_zps5631921a.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1 16 steel willys cj 2a/w2_zps5631921a.jpg.html)

06-19-13, 07:19 PM
Today I couldn't get anything done right. I guess it's just one of those days...
I made the profiles too high so now it's sitting higher in the front. Gonna remove them and sand 1mm off.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/06/204.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/DSCN03819_zps3dd4c5d3.jpg.html)

08-27-13, 01:43 PM
Small update, it's been a long time since I've done anything on the models.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/08/167.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0682_zps7cdd5599.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/08/168.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0684_zps38243985.jpg.html)

08-29-13, 06:43 PM
I made the inner windshield frame. It's in open position just to take a photo and see how it looks.
It will be really difficult to make hinges and lollipops that work. I like the look so I will try my best.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/08/173.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSC_1512_zps35b2cae1.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/08/174.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSC_1516_zpse1e441cd.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/08/175.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSC_1514_zpsaa3ef505.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/08/176.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSC_1515_zpse36d34d1.jpg.html)

08-30-13, 11:29 AM
Wow! Great job so far! I want to scratch build a model of my 1985 CJ7 Jeep for my next project.

08-30-13, 01:41 PM
Some great work up in here Mike.

09-01-13, 07:47 PM
Love that rust! Very cool Mite!

09-02-13, 05:00 PM
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/09/12.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0695_zpsa26bd3a0.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2013/09/13.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0698_zps7f492a9e.jpg.html)

02-01-14, 11:40 AM
I finally have something new to show and the site goes down... With a little patience here we are again :)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/1.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0819_zpsd9f8c346.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/2.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0820_zpse0e37ff7.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/3.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0825_zpse3797f8a.jpg.html)

I continued on to finish the front clip of the Jeep.

Before soldering new part to the existing ones, you need to clean ALL the rust 1confused1 otherwise the solder will not stick and the parts cannot be joined.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/4.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0826_zps74837867.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/5.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0828_zpsdb871319.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/6.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0831_zps364c7723.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/7.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0832_zps79c66a6f.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/8.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0834_zpsfdc9876a.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/9.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0835_zpsf18b22cb.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/10.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0838_zpsb39dc8a8.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/11.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSCN0839_zps56c45f74.jpg.html)

I'm waiting to get a bit warmer to take outside photos.

02-01-14, 12:03 PM
Very nice build!

02-16-14, 09:37 AM
I managed to build the tailgate yesterday.

It's a slow progress but the end result should be the best model I've built so far.

I made the hinges, mounted them with some scale hardware (M1.2 nuts and bolts) and the only thing left to make is the holders for the chain that keeps the door closed.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/65.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/DSCN0843_zps4ae1d3e1.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/66.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/DSCN0844_zpsf1608686.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/67.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/DSCN0845_zps4bd32c91.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/68.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/DSCN0848_zps831df651.jpg.html)

I should've made the hinges a bit wider, but they're done now and I'm not remaking them.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/69.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/DSCN0849_zpse161de1d.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/70.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/DSCN0850_zps9d27f7ef.jpg.html)

Door is mounted.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/71.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/DSCN0857_zps188bbe03.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/72.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/DSCN0851_zpsd0c25c25.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/73.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/DSCN0854_zpsb961e8da.jpg.html)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/02/74.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/DSCN0853_zpsb8608d89.jpg.html)

03-15-14, 05:11 PM
Progress is extremely slow, but I manage to make some little stuff from time to time.

I made the transmission hump or tunnel. The bench seat frame is only provisional and the model is getting two normal separate seats.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/03/92.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSC_2007_zps57ae99f5.jpg.html)

I also made the fender ending or side step.
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/03/93.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSC_2014_zpsa04bb76f.jpg.html)

One for motivation
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2014/03/94.jpg (http://s402.photobucket.com/user/Maverick_Raptor/media/1%2016%20steel%20willys%20cj%202a/DSC_2008_zpseb0ac3cc.jpg.html)

05-24-14, 11:10 AM
I'm just reporting that I will soon be back at finishing the model :)

Dave Deyton
07-24-14, 05:31 PM
Great Build. Good ideas for scratch building.

Thanks for posting this.


02-20-17, 12:01 AM
amazing work- just like a real JEEP-rust included!!!