willys station wagon

chimeraa

Supporting Member
Hey folks,

as mentioned in my volvo thread, tiny trucks were not the top priority the last two years. But this doesn't there were no new projects :)

I build my first 3d printer back in 2017 ( i think), which is basically an upgraded i3 FDM printer. This opened up a whole new world of possibilities, which seems pretty standard now, 4 years later. Anyhow, i wanted to print a whole body, of course. A guy over at the german forums sold files back then for all sorts of bodys. He also offered files for a willys station wagon, which i fell imediately in love with. The files are available on cults3d for sale (pictures of my truck in the ad, otherwise i am not related to the offer in any way). I cleaned up the 3d data and cut the body to smaller pieces, for better printing results and reduced printing times. The files you can buy are not my cut down and cleaned up version, but printable nontheless.

There are not many pictures from the building process, once the body was printed (in PETG) the rest was pretty much straight forward. The chassis is a lwb tf2 with modified leaf spring mounts and underslung mounted leafs. Printing the body in 1/8.5th scale gave the perfect width and wb for the tf2 chassis (and made the truck fit to the rest of the fleet, scale wise)

Maybe @LRTd5 could provide some higher quality pictures from the last outdoor session::D:

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regards

Flo
 

imthatguy

Putting it in "H"
Yes, that is a very smooth print indeed! I wish that more people took the time to do that part of it right. I mean, you spent all that time printing it, you should spend triple the time sanding it! ;)
 

chimeraa

Supporting Member
ooooohhh i like me some old school willy's. she's a beauty.
Looks great.
Looks incredible! Nice work on getting that print super smooth.
thank you!

im missing some rust to fit that matt finish. otherwise really nice
i get what you mean. there is a little rust and rot in the corner here an there. I aimed for just a slight weathering. In contrast i went all out on the trailer. Well, and i suck at glossy paint jobs....

Awesome Willy's! Great finish. I can't imagine the time it took to get it that smooth.
Yes, that is a very smooth print indeed! I wish that more people took the time to do that part of it right. I mean, you spent all that time printing it, you should spend triple the time sanding it! ;)
It took indeed a lot of time, but i agree 100% with guy, although the body is still not perfect though. I often see spray filler used to flood printed bodys until the appear smooth. This method might to save a lot of time, but the thicker the filler, the more likeley it comes of or gets cracked, besides from overblending sharp details.

I found some more pictures from the trailer, which was also printed. Files are available on various platforms. Or just search thingiverse for "ossum trailer". I added steel leaf springs, new wheels and vintage buggy champ front tires.

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regards

Flo
 
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