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      I started my Pro Street Willys build some time ago and it got stalled so I'm starting over again with a new direction. This model will be built useing the fibreglass 1/8 scale Willys coupe body, a TDR 1/8 Pro Street Willys Pro Street chassis and TDR 1/8 Pro Street Willys running gear.

      For those of you who are not familiar with the MF line of bodies, you're in for a treat. MF builds his bodies in fibreglass and they are very strong, dimensionally accurate and even thickness throughout. For more information on these bodies please contact TDR 1/8 Pro Street Willys at "tdr.innovations@gmail.com".
      Disclaimer: The body shown here is not exactly as produced by MF. The underside has been smoothed and the nose attached to the body.

      The TDR 1/8 Pro Street Willys chassis has been introduced in another thread, but I'll re-publish a couple of photos here. This same chassis should be compatible under Dan's Cuda.

      My first step is to start detailing the front suspension. Its comprised of tubular A arms, coilover shocks (although I may use air bags) and disc brakes.

      So, away we go!

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    I'm starting to detail the TDR 1/8 Pro Street Willys IFS. The rotors and A arms are fairly smooth out of the box so a little sanding 1/8 Pro Street Willys along with a couple of coats of high build primer 1/8 Pro Street Willys was all that was required before shooting them with chrome. The RP 1/8 Pro Street Willys coils are to fragile to sand 1/8 Pro Street Willys so I left them as is. If you look closely, you'll see the pads mounted in the caliper.


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    Not too shabby, it's good to see you building again.
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    BOY.....those "A" arms cleaned up nice

    Good job Rick
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    We're makeing some adjustments to the TDR 1/8 Pro Street Willys IFS in order to make it fit comfortably under the MF Willys so I'm going to work on the rear clip and get it finished.

    I spent about an hour with some 150 grit and a couple of small files and smoothed the rear clip. The RP 1/8 Pro Street Willys finish out of the printer was not bad so it only took a couple of passes with the sandpaper to smooth it and the high build primer 1/8 Pro Street Willys finished it off. I also smoothed the rear end housing.

    I left the calipers as is and painted them Guards Red. The rear four bars were smoothed and chromed.

    While going through my parts box I located a rack and pinion, I think from a Vette. I think I can make it work on the TDR 1/8 Pro Street Willys IFS.


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    Nice!!!!!!!! That rear clip sure would've taken a lot longer to scratch build 1/8 Pro Street Willys than the hour you spent doing clean-up. Maybe I'll take up needle point.
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    Can't wait for this to be in production. Are the brake disks, calipers, etc. the same size as those for the 9" rear end? AJ made a comment months back about the problem of fitting those brakes into the deuce kit 16" wheels. I had to fudge them in. I thought maybe the front end he was working up might have smaller disks.

    Would the wheels you make fit better than the various kit wheels floating around?
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    Syd..........a while back I made a change to the brake parts to resolve the fit issue when using the Deuce wheel.........however, in having parts made, and playing with them a bit, I am not real happy...........they kinda work, but could be better..........and so, when this chassis is made available, the Deuce wheels will work.....I intend to revise the 9-inch rear end as well.............always some way to improve these pieces..............keeps it entertaining..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post

    The TDR 1/8 Pro Street Willys chassis has been introduced in another thread, but I'll re-publish a couple of photos here. This same chassis should be compatible under Dan's Cuda.
    As I believe the thought is that the Hemi 426 block will power these builds will TDR 1/8 Pro Street Willys develop motor mounts or will each builder have to scratch build 1/8 Pro Street Willys his own version. Would something like this be strong enough in RP 1/8 Pro Street Willys ?
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    Syd......can't say for sure where the TDR 1/8 Pro Street Willys design team is going to go as far as motor mounts go.
    They are working on several other engines that no doubt will eventually find their way into this chassis. The 426 mounts are easy enough to fabricate and RP 1/8 Pro Street Willys versions would be of no use to builders wanting to stuff a big block Blue Oval or mouse motor in this chassis.
    One of the guys might do them but I haven't seen anything on the TDR 1/8 Pro Street Willys table for engine specific mounts.
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    rick you did a beautiful job on this chassis bud!! AWESOME!!!...........stormin norman
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    Thanks Norm. This chassis was designed by Tony at TDR 1/8 Pro Street Willys , specifically for Dan's new 8th scale Barracuda. We're going to make some changes to it so it will work in the Willys.

    Stay tuned!


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