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1/6th 41 Willys Shop Hotrod build
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1/6th 41 Willys Shop Hotrod build 1/6th 41 Willys Shop Hotrod build 1/6th 41 Willys Shop Hotrod build 1/6th 41 Willys Shop Hotrod build 1/6th 41 Willys Shop Hotrod build
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    1. Kit: , by (Active Member) reddevildemo is offline
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      Started: 12-09-11 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Here is another conversion I have been working on. I found this complete and running on Craigs list for $10 !! This is for a Hotrod build off on another forum. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

      I converted it over to hobby grade components for better performance.

      Here are the build pics and info. Once again, thanks for looking. Fell free to ask any questions or toss out some ideas on how to make it better.

      What it looked like when I got it.





      Fitting the engine.




      Start of paint and weathering 1/6th 41 Willys Shop Hotrod build .





      Engine in.




      Interior painted and in, still need to detail.





      Tore the chassis completely down to figure out install of parts.



      I am using a Losi XXXT indy front I had for the arms and suspension. These can be found pretty cheep on ebay but any 1/8 scale buggy front end will work.



      For the rear I am using a Wheely King rear axle, also found on ebay.



      Transmission will be Traxxas Stampede.
      TRAXXAS STAMPEDE 3605 MAGNUM 272 TRANSMISSION GEAR BOX - eBay (item 270790623611 end time Aug-04-11 17:46:04 PDT)


      Motor will be from a Traxxas Slash, this combo will give good speed as well as fun spins !
      NEW TRAXXAS SLASH 2WD 12 TURN TITAN 550 MOTOR W/PINIONS - eBay (item 150636042952 end time Aug-21-11 17:33:17 PDT)


      Rear tires and rims are a custom combo.
      (2) Panther Mega Maxx Slick Monster Truck Tire T130S - eBay (item 370522325266 end time Aug-05-11 06:12:04 PDT)
      DYNAMITE DYN7250 CHROME DISH 85mm WHEELS T-MAXX 2.5/3.3 - eBay (item 290559594468 end time Aug-23-11 15:56:13 PDT)


      Fronts will be
      NEW! Ofna 1/8 Street Tire Treaded w/o Belt (2) 86052 - eBay (item 330553462921 end time Aug-11-11 12:09:29 PDT)
      NEW! IMEX Dish Chrome Silver 2.8 Front Jato (2) 7022 - eBay (item 290582297761 end time Aug-27-11 06:28:22 PDT)

      Rear slicks fit !





      This is close to tha stance I want, it will be a bit taller in the final version.


      trunk needed trimming to fit those massive slicks.
      Before



      After-Expanded the wheel-wells, added NOS, carpeted with flocking 1/6th 41 Willys Shop Hotrod build . Added the hidden battery compartment.



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  1. reddevildemo's Avatar Active Member
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    More......

    Chassis is coming along. Tranny/motor, electronics fit up. Rear axle and links mounted.



    Here is the rest of the rear axle support (still in fab state) with Mini buggy shocks.




    Now the big surprise...today I got a package from the painter.....The doors are here and complete!



    Now a roller





    Tranny mount and cover...printed on card stock.




    Rear suspension. I used 1/4" key stock bent into a "Z" with Losi Mini shocks. I limited the travel with fuel line on the shock shafts.



    Front disc brakes done.



    Exhaust done



    Outdoor shots






    More to come
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    OK, go outside and shoot a video. I gotta see it run.

    Nominated !!!!
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    This will pretty much finish up the engine bay.
    Final detail....MSD Ignition box and wires.





    Overall shits of engine bay






    Wheels complete.
    Used 3" blind spot mirrors. I tried to find plastic ones to better simulate spun alum but I had no luck. If anyone needs any I have 6 more:loony . These are glass and painted alum color.





    I dumped the wheely bar and a to keep it street legal added Rear plate.


    Now on to the driver.
    I picked up the coveralls for the driver from Monkey Depot. Worked perfectly
    Here it is after some weathering 1/6th 41 Willys Shop Hotrod build .




    And on him.

    Sorry for the dark picks 1/6th 41 Willys Shop Hotrod build , flash 1/6th 41 Willys Shop Hotrod build would not cooperate at all.




    And the poser shots, again, sorry for the dark picks 1/6th 41 Willys Shop Hotrod build .











    Found a new driver. Picked him up from Monkey Depot.
    Say hello to Russell Franklyn, owner of Reds Rods Hot 1/6th 41 Willys Shop Hotrod build Rod shop.




    Here Russ is checking the Nitrous



    In the car shots.




    Checking the lights, need to keep it street legal.



    Here are a few more pics, messing around with editing.




    Well, that's all for now. Still a few small things to finish up but overall it is complete.
    Thanks for looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaleMotorcars View Post
    OK, go outside and shoot a video. I gotta see it run.

    Nominated !!!!
    Ok, here is a short test vid, sorry, not done very well but all I have at the moment.
    This was shot before the gear changes for more speed. I need to get a new vid of a scale 1/4 mile run for the contest.....need to hurry, snow coming this weekend !
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    Ok now that's just cool.

    When you posted the old sepia photo before. I first thought it was a real photo and you were doing the dio off it. Absolutely top notch stuff. Thanks again for posting.
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    Thanks Daniel, I appreciate it. It has been a fun build.
    "There is no better friend...
    and no worse enemy than a United States Marine."
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    Geez, I thought that thing was real in the sepia shots. That's first rate all the way. And you got it for the price of 10 Clams. That's amazing.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Thanks Jeffrey.
    It was a good deal for sure. Wish I could find more like that.
    "There is no better friend...
    and no worse enemy than a United States Marine."
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  9. wahoo, nice build man. 1/6 is very kool. who makes this size bodies?
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  10. reddevildemo's Avatar Active Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by semijoe View Post
    wahoo, nice build man. 1/6 is very kool. who makes this size bodies?
    [B]Thanks Joe, they are made by Fast Lane Eztec.
    No longer in production but they do pop up now and then on ebay. I picked this one up on my local Craigs list for cheap.[/B]
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    Darin, I was glancing thru this thread again and the blind spot mirror wheel covers caught my eye.
    Just a thought for what it's worth.....the bottom of aluminum soda pop (& beer) cans would probably make for some real aluminum light weight "spun look" wheel covers. They cut easily with household scissors and are usually dished.
    Grandpa McGurk.....Steppin' Large and Livin' easy.
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  12. reddevildemo's Avatar Active Member
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    That's a great idea Don, I'll have to check into that.
    Current project is another hotrod, this one is a CJ2A though. Once I get some time I'll post it up on here.
    "There is no better friend...
    and no worse enemy than a United States Marine."
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    Dido on the "who makes that size stuff? Sure would like to know. Rob
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