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Old 01-25-2010, 06:28 AM
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Hello! I'm Killbucket. Yes, the only...Killbucket!

I'm retired, and have a full shop...but even the best Costa Rican coffee is failing me, I'm out of ideas.

Here's some of my work:














Current project:


What should I make next?

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Old 01-25-2010, 06:59 AM
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I'm sure we'll think of something. Nice work on that chassis

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Old 01-25-2010, 07:12 AM
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thanks!


With a CNC, 9x20 lathe, two drill presses, two band saws, a belt sander etc., you'd think I'd never run out of ideas...am I condemned to build bird-houses? (guys with Scroll saws are invaribly trailer-park dwelling retirees with old woodworking skills..who love TRAIN SETS for some long-lost reason).

The Clod's been DONE. Once you've stuffed a cordless drill into a Wheely King,









follow-up ideas are scarce.



This is the headliner in my 1:1. It says something about my spare time level, my fab skills, and my wife's tolerance. So I'm not the best aesthetic designer...

I'm about to go full-circle, and start modding Radio Schlock vehicles again. My FIRST RC was a returned Golden Arrow Buggy with, get this...wheels you could remove by taking off a nut. Instead of grinding off a wheel collar to get into the gearbox, I was able to fully rebuild it, over, and over, and ...at one point, I walked into the RS store, and ordered six, complete rear axle assemblies, to make odd-rods with.

Well, I WAS going to do that Willys with leaf springs, but after browsing the forum here all night, I''ve decided THAT's been done...and quite well, by many members. So many GE-REAT ideas!

Separate coils/shock. I've seen SO many threads toss them halfway through...it's the spring seats...or how da heck to make ones that WORK.

I want to solve this one, and maybe come up with a 'universal' way to do this...
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:26 AM
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I recommend you run your trucks, find something it cant do or some part that breaks too easily and make it right.

in otherwords - dont try to fix a problem that doesnt exist - try to find one that does and make it right, you might even come up with something you can sell.

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Old 01-25-2010, 08:35 AM
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...sell? I only sell INSTRUCTIONS for fun stuff, not the projects themselves -that's...work...ew.

A past project:

Note that only FOUR ball joints make up the WHOLE suspension.









It...went to the landfill when I robbed the parts from it. I still have the dxf's here somewhere...
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you rock dude, thats some really good machine work there.you need to build a 6x6 or 8x8. that wouls be absolutly awsome. i really like your headliner too. i do some car customizing in my free time and that is awsome!! welcome to the forum.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:33 PM
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Good call, I've built nothing ever with more than four tires touching the ground.

But if you ask me, the Mars rover-thingie is STUCK because of too many of them.

GROUND PRESSURE gets REAL important once you add more than two axles to a chassis. If they could get the rover to 'tricycle', it could climb right out of that 2-inch deep hole it's in.


If you pull up Youtube vids of multi-wheelers, you will immediately come to the conclusion that while they LOOK purposeful, they pretty much defy having a purpose.

The one place I would (and WILL) want lots of wheels, is in a giant mobile crane I've been drawing, for going on four years.

The military's multi-wheeled assault vehicle drivers are highly trained, because ONE screwup renders them a sitting duck. they can get INTO trouble easily, but not OUT. The wheels just don't have the individual 'grab' needed in ALL situations.

That's why TANKS are still built. However.

I had a Doyusha 1/16th M1A1 Abrahms I got from Sheldon's Hobbies, back when Britney didn't make me urp. While FUN, I felt hella stupid driving it where anybody could see, or more embarrassingly, HEAR it.

Once, I was at a park, and a lonely-looking Mommie with a severe case of "quadra-boob" saw it. I had 'shrinkage" for a week.

Added a pair of lathe motors, put a BIG pile of Nimh's down on the inner floor (protection against 1/16th IED's) to increase the climbing angle/speed, and CUT that STUPID SPEAKER out of it.

FOUR-wheel drive, I got that part, or I'm posting in the wrong coffeehouse.

I have multiple wildWilly2's...

I made up this chassis to fit UNDER the original WW2's frame rails. But the wheelbase is still Wheely King:

I imagine most of you onlookers are USED to seeing a lot of wheelbase in the frame that overhangs the body's wheelwells. To me, if they're off by even a MILLIMETER, I can't sleep.
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Can you do wheels?
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:39 PM
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I made the wheels for both the Clodwidow and the SofaKing.


These are 100% scratch-built: 3" ABS pipe for the bands, and CNC'd .125" ABS for the rings and centers.


These were Radio Shack Mattracks Truck wheels/tires. I chopped out the stock centers, and made up these AG wheel centers.

Parts for both were bonded using Oatey's Black ABS cement, sold in the plumbing aisle.


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I agree with you about wheels lining up with the wheel wells, I'm suprised you havent made a shorter set of links for the WK, a short driveshaft cant be too hard even you have to resort to traxxas half shafts (platic sliding driveshafts).

I do find it slightly odd that you say that, as each truck shown has the wheels sigificantly outside of the body length nevermind the wheel wells.

If your after a challenge try making a proper wheelbased Wild willy 4wd, presumabley thats around 9.3" wheelbase or so? might even have to use smaller tyres lol.

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where are you located? if you are near, do i have a job for you
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thia was all moved to the killbuckets site.

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This would be cool: Make walking beam suspensions out of delrin and sell them

I'm sure the 6x6 and 8x8 guys would love you. I'd get a set from you.
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You mean the dual-axle bogeys that are so badly implemented...on Mars right now?

Unless a six-wheeler can manually shift its CG, it NEEDS ground speed to function well...as images recently show of the techs trying to build UP some, to get out of a 2 inch deep hole...If only these people came to the forums for some research. The fact that I keep finding "new" ideas already developed here proves THAT one.

I HAVE thought of drawing these parts, tho, to fit the WKing and Clod parts.

But my inspiration here was a suspension less platform, so the drives could become robot bases...hmm...


If that was a GorillaMax on the Red Planet, we'd still be jamming around up there.


"Rover is stuck! Call GorillaMax!" A secret door on the lander base pops open. Sixteen pounds of aluminum comes flying out, landing in a skid to the left. Scooping icy (yeah-right!) ruts in the dust, it howls towards the hapless, stranded "Rover" (again, -ha!). Hits it square in the middle (nobody to hook up the winch cable, sorry!) with the double-bumper, KAHWHAM!* sending it assoverteakettle out of its predicament.

If you can take out roadside BOMBs with them (they really DO), I'd think playing 'turn-marshall" on a nice peaceful desert PLANET would be a piece of cake.

*Don'tcha love it when I rant?

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Old 01-26-2010, 02:17 PM
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argh you are on the other coast.. i need a custom frame milled.. a big frame
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