Go Back   Scale 4x4 R/C Forums > Scale 4x4 R/C Trux! > 1/8, 1/6 and larger scale Trux!
Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!

1/8, 1/6 and larger scale Trux! Discuss your large scale projects here, 1/8, 1/6 and larger scales. Juggy, TXT, Clod, TF, MF and similar based rigs.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-20-2019, 06:51 PM
Willezcr8's Avatar
Willezcr8 Willezcr8 is offline
Up to no good
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 1,612
Member Number: 9106
B/S/T Feedback: (16)
Default Bantam T3-C

I'm in the process of building a trailer to go with my CJ-6. It started as a Hasbro GI Joe Bantam T3. After doing a little research, I decided to make it the civilian version, the T3-C. I got some wheels and tires from a stock Willys Jeep, and painted them up. I made an axle and fabricated it so each wheel spins independently on bearings, that way there isn't any binding while turning. Waiting on some cut-off wheels that I ordered, so I can get the tongue pieces cut. I'm still not sure how I'm going fab up the drawbar/lunette mount.

So here's a couple of pics of the progress so far...
Attached Images
   
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links


The sponsored ad above is only displayed to guests. Creat an account today to remove this ad!
  #2  
Old 11-24-2019, 09:31 AM
Willezcr8's Avatar
Willezcr8 Willezcr8 is offline
Up to no good
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 1,612
Member Number: 9106
B/S/T Feedback: (16)
Default

More progress today...shackle/spring mounts fabbed and mounted, tongue support bars cut and installed, and shocks mounted. Trying to use as much scale hex hardware as possible, but I will need to order some more. Just have to use button heads for now.

On to the pics...
Attached Images
     
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-24-2019, 10:28 AM
heartless's Avatar
heartless heartless is offline
Do you ever leave the board?
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northcentral Wisconsin
Posts: 1,317
Member Number: 19557
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

looking really good!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-25-2019, 06:55 AM
Willezcr8's Avatar
Willezcr8 Willezcr8 is offline
Up to no good
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 1,612
Member Number: 9106
B/S/T Feedback: (16)
Default

Thanks heartless. I'm hoping for more progress on your Ford pickup.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-25-2019, 06:59 AM
heartless's Avatar
heartless heartless is offline
Do you ever leave the board?
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northcentral Wisconsin
Posts: 1,317
Member Number: 19557
B/S/T Feedback: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Willezcr8 View Post
Thanks heartless. I'm hoping for more progress on your Ford pickup.
yeah, i was hoping to have more progress as well, but have been crazy busy with real life.

maybe over the upcoming 4 day holiday weekend I can get a little time in on it.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-01-2019, 07:04 PM
Willezcr8's Avatar
Willezcr8 Willezcr8 is offline
Up to no good
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 1,612
Member Number: 9106
B/S/T Feedback: (16)
Default

Had a few days off for the holiday and made some more progress. Fabbed the stanchion mount out of styrene. This a little too intricate to fab out of brass or aluminum. Maybe it could be 3D printed in aluminum.... Although this is small, it took me 2 days to build it. It's fully functional and scale, at this point.

This is what I wanted to replicate


I still need to fab the coupler to fit a scale, 2 inch ball, but here's what I have so far...
Attached Images
     
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-01-2019, 11:21 PM
stomperxj's Avatar
stomperxj stomperxj is offline
Small Crawlin
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Southwest of Boise ID
Posts: 513
Member Number: 236
B/S/T Feedback: (1)
Default

Nice work. I just picked one of these up for my 1/6 willys project
__________________
Check out my trailer build: SawTooth XL Off Road Trailer
Visit my site: http://www.sawtoothent.com
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-02-2019, 11:28 AM
Willezcr8's Avatar
Willezcr8 Willezcr8 is offline
Up to no good
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 1,612
Member Number: 9106
B/S/T Feedback: (16)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stomperxj View Post
Nice work. I just picked one of these up for my 1/6 willys project
Excellent! There are a few of those running around. You can make it functional with the Willys quite easily. Check out post #3 here... http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/large...ml#post5980635 Mike Flea has a good pic of a simple lunette hook up. There's also a bunch of Willys builds that you can find good info on building yours.

I still have the Hasbro Jeep that came with this. I bought the set just to get the trailer, for $35. I figured, that's a reasonable price for a trailer, considering the newer Jeeps are pulling at least $100. So, if any body is listening, I'm giving away my 1/6 Hasbro Willys for the cost of a trip your house. It has no windshield and the headlights were pulled for mock-up, but I still have them somewhere, that I will include.

Have you started a build thread for it yet stomperx? I like to watch.
Reply With Quote


Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2019, Scale 4x4 R/C