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Old 06-07-2020, 06:15 PM
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I've always wanted to own a 1:1 Willys Wagon, for as long as I can remember, but it's always been out of reach. My first introduction to Jeeps was with my dad in his CJ-3A. I think I was very young and when I was about 4 or 5 years old, my uncle took me up to our hunting camp and let me drive his Waggy...well, he let me steer while he did the gas. I was hooked and have been a fan ever since.

Now, I'm ready to do the next best thing by creating one, in scale, that I can actually enjoy without taking out a second mortgage. Hopefully it won't take me years to complete.

I'm going for 1/8th scale. I've got a RC4WD aluminum Bruiser chassis, K44's, and an R4 to start. Once a few more parts come in, I'll get the chassis sorted out. I'm planning an interior and an engine, possibly an OEM type. Fountain Green is the color it will be.

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You have my attention.
This is going to be great.

What tires are those....?
their freaking perfect.
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You have my attention.
This is going to be great.

What tires are those....?
their freaking perfect.
Those tires are the RC4WD 1.9 Hawkeye. They're perfect as a stock old skool snow tire. I wish the rims would have been narrower, but the they look so much like Jeep rims, I couldn't pass them up. I have a secret build that will get another set just like them...it's amazing how close the Ford rims and Jeep rims resemble each other.


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Small update...basic chassis completed. Still needs more work but the basic lay out is there. I used an RC4WD Bruiser chassis and "massaged" it a little, to get it more "Willys" like. I tried to use scale hardware as much as possible on the visible frame areas. It'll get a little weathering once it's closer to being done.
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After doing some eyeballing, I wasn't completely satisfied with the way the rear suspension was working. It seemed choppy and the shocks were binding on the axle mounts molded onto the the K44's. I could have cut them off but then if I decide to change them out in the future, there wouldn't be any spring perches on the axle.

So I decided to fix the problem by making a new set of leaf springs that would match the actual scale size. They're actually about 1 1/4 inches longer than the TF2 springs I had in there before. I also had to make some new lower shock mounts, and used a couple of TLT link mounts for that. Now it sits correctly and functions the way it should. What I may do, in the future, is add another leaf, from eye-to-eye to strengthen the ends a little. Then, remove the springs from the shocks to soften the ride and compensate for the added leaf. I already removed them from the front shocks. I won't know if I need to do this until I add weight to it. The pics don't seem like anything new, but if you compare them to the previous pics, you can see the difference.
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