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Old 12-26-2009, 06:50 PM
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Default 1:6 Kaiser 60's CJ-6

Been working on this idea for awhile. I started to do "another Willys Jeep" build but decided on something a little different, a mid 60's Kaiser CJ-6.

After seeing the styrene work of some of the folks here, I have been inspired to build this from the ground up. I'll post some pics tomorrow of my current progress, the wife is using my camera tonight.

Here is what I'm looking to get to...
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:34 PM
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Default 1:6 Kaiser 60's CJ-6 UPDATED, **PICS**

I finally got my camera back...finished transfer case mount and skid plate while waiting for it.

Doesn't have a whole lotta articulation, but neither did the original 1:1. I think I've got the chassis pretty close to how a 1:1 actually worked. I kinda got the steering close...needs a little more tweeking. All that's left to do before I start the body is the body mounting brackets...probably get them done this weekend.

Let me know what you think...
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:01 PM
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Nice fab work!The frame looks great.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:41 PM
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Nice fab work!The frame looks great.
thats awesome and amazing frame work. from seeing the 1:1 pic i would move the roll bar back more to give it a cleaner look.
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:59 AM
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awesome work!!!!!!

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Old 12-30-2009, 12:23 PM
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Amazing work, love the frame. you realise that most 1/10th stuff is actually too big for that scale, but it works almost perfectly on your project.
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:53 PM
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thats awesome and amazing frame work. from seeing the 1:1 pic i would move the roll bar back more to give it a cleaner look.

I agree...the cage is not quite what I want. This is what I will try to replicate...
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:09 PM
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Thanks for the kind words. I will try to keep updates coming regularly.

The frame is cut from solid 5/16" thick T-6 aluminum. Strong for aluminum but tough on drill bits and taps.

All the frame joints and spring hangers are drilled and tapped for 3mm screws. Springs were made from mower recoil spring, even with 3 leaves they are still soft enough for flex. Without the shocks, the frame weight flattens them out so I may need some softer springs for the shocks but I won't know for sure until I get all the radio gear and body on it.

I'm going to work on the body brackets this weekend. Also want work on the rear bumper. Should I put the old style rear drawbar on it or a custom rear bumper similar to the Westins?
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I like it, you did a great job.

Only thing is, I would reinforce the damper mountings on the frame. They seem to bend already (last pic).
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Only thing is, I would reinforce the damper mountings on the frame. They seem to bend already (last pic).
Actually, there not bent, my mount area on the frame is slightly off-square. Thanks for pointing that out, I was going straighten it out, but forgot before taking the pics. I'll add this to my to-do list this weekend, photos will follow with the angle corrected.

These mounts are strong and I have not even been able to tweek them at all. The soldering works well...
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excellent work going on,cant wait to see more
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Well I got the damper mounts corrected, body mount brackets completed, and built the rear drawbar.

That just about finishes the frame, except I want to add sliders to it. I have to wait till the body tub is done first - styrene is on order. I had to order from a couple of different places to get the sizes I wanted. Can't wait to start...here some pics for the updates.
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love the fab work!
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lookin good
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Looks nice , what kind of tires do you have there?
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