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1/6th scale '41 WILLYS PICKUP
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    1. Kit: R/C, by (Asst. Administrator) Don Garrett is offline
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      Model Scale: 1/6 Rating:  Thanks: 1
      Started: 04-07-16 Build Revisions: Never  
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      I've been gathering parts & info to build this truck for what seems like forever. There isn't a whole lot available other than die-cast engines (aftermarket) in this scale so kit bashing 1/6th scale '41 WILLYS PICKUP isn't much help. Lots of scratch building was my only option until 3-D printing became available. Now there are some plug & play (fairly inexpensive) home printers available, more info about this as this thread goes along.

      Anyway, I wanted to get this thread started so here's a pic of the 1/6 R/C car body I'm starting with.

      1/6th scale '41 WILLYS PICKUP-pu-001-jpg

      The smaller Willys front end in the photo is a 1/8th scale piece for size comparison.

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  1. VintageModMan's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Don very cool to see this build here Thanks man and can't wait to see more of those 3-D home printed parts like that of Ron's. I think that Red Wagon of his would go nicely here in this part of the forum too.

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    Yeah buddy, so much has happened recently with this "home" 3-D printing thing that it's like "oh, crap" stuff that's been on my wish list for years (without having to scratch build 1/6th scale '41 WILLYS PICKUP it) is starting to show up affordably. Give Ron a yell, see if he wants to play over here.................he's a busy boy pushing his printers to the max and them some.


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    I needed a trans for this build to put behind the Hemi engine..........Tim (TDR Innovations) 3-D printed this rock crusher with a bell-housing to adapt to the engine on his home printer and "vapor smoothed" them. That's a 1/8th scale Hemi block on the left.

    1/6th scale '41 WILLYS PICKUP-hermi-trans-001-jpg


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    1/6th scale '41 WILLYS PICKUP-hermi-trans-004-jpg1/6th scale '41 WILLYS PICKUP-hermi-trans-008-jpg


    1/6th scale '41 WILLYS PICKUP
    Grandpa McGurk.....Steppin' Large and Livin' easy.
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    I modified it for a hydraulic clutch, added speedo cable added a little texture. gaskets & hardware.


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    1/6th scale '41 WILLYS PICKUP
    Grandpa McGurk.....Steppin' Large and Livin' easy.
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    Don hope this build is going great? really looking good there buddy:)
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    Yeah Gary, it's moving along & thanks.........still tinkering with the engine and doing a few cocktail napkin sketches for the chassis. Photos will catch up when time allows.


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    Nice work old timer. I'm going to enjoy following this thread.
    I'm just a soul whose intentions are good . . .

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    Thanks Steve, good to hear from you buddy. I think the last time we chatted was when you were getting ready to move. I thought about you the other day...I was looking thru my parts stash for a Deuce dash and came across this walnut goodie........remember?

    1/6th scale '41 WILLYS PICKUP-dash-002-jpg1/6th scale '41 WILLYS PICKUP-dash-001-jpg


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    wow Don that is a beauty Dash! you going to put that in your deuce build? That is a real eye catcher Don!

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    Gary, Steve gets the credit for the dash (he made it) and yes it will eventually wind up in a Deuce. I was given a complete full fender "re-builder" a while back in very good condition. I plan on using it that Deuce when I re-do it. Can't use it in the "Trackstar'' Deuce as that body has been narrowed and there's no way I'm going to cut down or alter the dash Steve built.


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    Grandpa McGurk.....Steppin' Large and Livin' easy.
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    Don, I look forward to seeing your progress on this build. As for myself...I have several projects I'm working on right now - some familiar and some not. I hope to share my successes and failures with everyone and will appreciate all feedback.
    I'm just a soul whose intentions are good . . .

    "A picture is worth a thousand words, but a model is worth a thousand pictures." Harley Earl
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    That's great Steve.........we've missed you & your builds.


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    Don, any updates on this build? Would like to see any body mods
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