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    Pete, you are a real builder. There's always something pretty interesting going on in your threads. Thanks for sharing your progress with us all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imthatguy View Post
    Pete, you are a real builder. There's always something pretty interesting going on in your threads. Thanks for sharing your progress with us all.
    Thank you Sir, I am happy that folks find my tinkering interesting, and glad to share in the hope it might inspire others.

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    Excellent build Pete! I am a big fan of that build on Pirate 4x4 and cannot believe the detail you are putting into this. Hats off to you sir. I hope one day i can build something half as good as this build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattyballs View Post
    Excellent build Pete! I am a big fan of that build on Pirate 4x4 and cannot believe the detail you are putting into this. Hats off to you sir. I hope one day i can build something half as good as this build!
    Thank you, glad you like the build, and as you say the 1:1 is a really nice build too, I hope I can catch the overall feel of the 1:1 buy the time i'm done.

    Today brought some more progress, things went slower than I hoped, but I have managed to get the springs attached to both axles and just need to fab and attach the rear shackles and the chassis will be a roller.

    Look on jackstands holding it up.





    I managed to more or less replicate the 1:1's spring plates and U-bolts, Making the spring plates stepped to keep the end of the bolts from hanging down took some thought and a couple of failed attempts before I got something that works.





    Having the axles located in their final position means I can now finally get back to mounting the motor/trans into the chassis. Last bit from today was to start mock up of the location of the motor/trans to see what the clearances are like, was pleasantly surprised by just how much space is currently available under the hood. Mind you that is a 380 motor not a 540.





    So next visit to the shed should result in some motor/trans mounts and then body mounts.

    More as and when it happens.

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    Managed some more time on the Willys today.

    Remade all the leaf spring shackles, as I wanted to use M2 hardware instead of M3, much happier with the look now. Also got the shocks mounted.











    I am so glad that SDI propshafts can be cut nice and short





    Full tuck at the front, 1mm clearance to underside of fender.



    I thought this was appropriate it being so small



    Next, I will finally finish making the engine and transmission mounts and attaching them to the chassis and attaching the steering servo, I promise. The last piece of the electronics should arrive this week so once all the mechanical bits are in place I shall be on to the electronics.

    More soon, Thanks as ever for looking.

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    Woot. I finally got the motor and transmission mounted this evening also cut the props to length and fitted them.







    Also printed a new windscreen frame, (I will be modifying this to look more authentic)



    More soon.

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    Didn't feel like doing difficult stuff tonight, so bent some tube to start the rollcage.

    The 1:1 has a nice simple design, I may add a diagonal brace in the rear hoop just for strength.



    this is what I came up with so far.





    Hopefully I can get the rest of the tubes cut and bent tomorrow.

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    Another day and more bent bits of metal

    First off I ended up making a new windscreen frame from steel as I really didn't like the printed one (to big and not really the right shape around the hinge point)





    Also managed to finish up the cage.





    If I can get some time in the shed tomorrow I shall mount the steering servo and start hiding the electronics and battery.

    More as it happens.

    Thanks as ever for taking an interest.

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    So, Servo is in just need to make the drag link.









    once I make a radiator it should be fairly invisible, especially from the front.

    Also made this, can you tell what it is?


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    Man I am a sucker for a jeep build, but this thing is just awesome.

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