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    Wink ~TSS~ M-38 2.2 Jeep

    ive seen a ton of builds with the 1/6th '42 willys bodies. but id never seen this body, and when i came across it i had to have it. it appears to be modeled after the 1950s M-38/CJ-2a. the body was made by hasbro in the late 60s and early 70s for GI Joe. acording to my math the body is 1/6.24 scale.

    the drivetrain, suspension, steering wont be particularly scale, but the outward appearance will be decent i hope.

    my current plans:
    Custom Chassis 12.75" WB
    rc4wd 2.2 landy wheels (will be narrowed and painted)
    http://store.rc4wd.com/products/Land...ale-Wheel.html
    Narrowed Hammers
    Axial or TLT axles, depending on offset of wheels.
    disrupter & killer T-case
    4 point roll bar
    not sure if ill repaint it OD green or leave it




    the gear shifter actually moves, and appears to have be the switch for the origonal spotlight and motor sounds.


    the windshield folds down and also removes completely


    the hood also opens which should leave room for electronics and motor/tranny


    i had never tried tire moding before, but decided to give it a go. i narrowed these hammers by .7" to replicate the military tires, came out pretty decent for my first try.


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    thats freakin cool, real nice job on the tires too

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    Will be an interesting build I'm sure.
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    Sweet find and those tires look awesome!

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    chassis came in! all my CAD time paid off. fits perfect. wanted to make sure everything fit under the body with zero cuts into the interior. rear shocks will be bruiser style angled in and mounted in the center of the cross brace. the front sticks out on purpose for the bumper mount.



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    well i got the links made and axles and shocks mounted. i was able to do a trational style shock setup in the back, there was room so i was glad about that. the rear will probly have to stay droop, but the front will be sprung.



    ignore the wheels and tires, just for mock up


    and heres the problem im having with the wheels, cant put them on cause a tamiya wrench or my socket driver wont fit in the hole :(
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    dynamite makes a set of thin wall socket drivers that have never let me down yet

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    well i got the wheel issue fixed by just grinding down a tamiya hex wrench.

    i also got the motor and tranny mounted as well as the t-case. the t-case is the first prototype for the rc4wd "killer" t-case, its about a 1/4" smaller than the production unit, really helped me sneak it in down there, it didnt have any mount holes so i drilled and taped some 4-40 threads to match the bolt pattern of the production unit.
    unfortunatly to get the tires clearance to get full lock steering i had to cut away most of the bodys inner fenderwells which really sucked :(
    also got a front bumper made i wanted one identical to the c-channel one used on the real M-38, painted up this thing is gonna be perfect"thumbsup"

    ive got allitle fenagling to do to get the driveshafts in but the tranny tunnel will conceal everything.

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    well im still waiting on electronics to come in, but everything else is pretty much finished.







































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    That is a lot larger than I expected for some reason.

    Look great though. Should be fun to wheel too. :mrgreen:
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