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Old 12-10-2010, 06:20 PM
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Default 1/18 Scale Land Rover D90

Okay, I still have not cleaned off my work bench but I have decided my next build will be the Defender 90. I probably wont be able to hold a candle to chevy55 and his Defender 110, but I am going to give it a shot.

Doing the math and a little research, the 1:1 D90 wheelbase is 2360mm which is 92.912 inches (not 90 inches as the name implies) and the toy body I'm using has a wheelbase of 5.125 inches. This makes the truck almost exactly 1/18 scale.

I spent an hour in front of the computer designing a chassis that would accept the stock suspension, then transferred the pattern to some 1/8" aluminum plate. (the image below is an early draft)

My frame is not an exact replica of the Landie frame because face it, the Landie frame is shaped like a cartoon booger. Instead I made it fir the body as perfectly as possible so that the cargo bed rests on the frame rails.

Then it took 4 fairly difficult hours in my messy shop, making sweet love with a bandsaw and getting medieval with a Dremel.

I'm waiting on some parts to arrive before I can work on the transmission. Here I go....




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Old 12-10-2010, 06:39 PM
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Looks like a good start!
The frame looks like it was made for that bad boy..
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Looks like a good start!
The frame looks like it was made for that bad boy..
lol, IT WAS!!!
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As a matter of fact it was
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That came out wrong I meant it looked like a factory job with how low the belly sits should be able to stick with the full interior.
The 2 & 4yr old boys were going at it when I typed that
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.....The 2 & 4yr old boys were going at it when I typed that
Heh I know how it is...

I wish crawlerX would get some more wheel wideners. I dont want to have to make my own. Chevy55, is that what you used?
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Heh I know how it is...

I wish crawlerX would get some more wheel wideners. I dont want to have to make my own. Chevy55, is that what you used?
I used styrene on the stockers...Just a little circle cut out glued to the back where the hex sits then epoxy the hex on to the styrene gives ya a couple mm per side.What ever the width of the hex is on each side..
The crawlerX wideners are on the yellow JK with the CAC's now...They are the only option I know of for the aluminum backed hex rims I hope he makes some more...
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Some more work done on the frame. I speant way too much time on the rear bumper. I also broke a #53 drill bit inside the frame when I was end-drilling it for the bumper. I had to amputate the part of the frame rail with the bit jammed in it and splint on new piece. One botched hole forced me to drill and tap 5 extra holes . That put me way behind schedule so I just made a simple front bumper.


The rear bumper is countersunk for the mounting bolts. The countersunk face fits flat against the inside of the body.






End drilled hole in the frame rail to accept the bumper. This is the small replacement peice without the broken drill bit jammed in it.





Here you can see the brass splint holding the new peice of the frame that is now permanent.




I added some scale hitch mount holes. Who knows, maybe I'll make a hitch for it. There is a few other scale holes that still need to be drilled on the bumper.




Scale front bumper will be fastend fron the bottom with 1.4mm screws. I was so mad about ruining one of the frame rails that I globbed this thing together. I dunno, maybe I'll make a different bumper with a winch mount....






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The rear bumper is a work of art....As for the patched rails I've seen a few 1:1 LR's that have that same mod done to em.
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i envy your skills! the bumpers look amazing, and let's not get started on the frame
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The rear bumper is a work of art....As for the patched rails I've seen a few 1:1 LR's that have that same mod done to em.
Thanks chevy, but art? I don't know about all that... I just kep chopping off material until if fit. At least my frame rail isnt patched because of rust like the 1:1



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Looking good. Liking the frame and the fixes. Real clean work bro..
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Thanks Jay!

I think I finished the suspension....kinda.... I wanted to use some short shocks for the rear so that a taller shock towers would not have to cut into the cargo part of the body. I had to alter my frame splint to make one side work.

The short shocks don't really work that great in this configuration so I may just put the shock towers on the rear and use the stockers and cut holes in the floor. Oh well..... Any ideas about rear shocks is welcome.

I also made the cross pieces where the xcase will go. I wont be using anymore 1.4mm screws because I just broke my last 1.4 tap . I am almost ready to start work on the transmission. More pics.




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