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Ultimate Soldier 1:6 WWII WILLYS JEEP

Post by blythmags » Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:11 pm

Hi everyone....

I've just bought one of the new Ultimate Soldier 1/6 Willy's jeeps (Sahara model) with the aim of having a go at r/c'ing it....( really cheap at £29.00 !)

Would anyone have an idea as to which donor vehicle spares I should look for in order to add the electics,gearbox,suspension and motor etc ?

The last 1/6 kubelwagen I r/c'd ( with a lot of help from my friends within the club !), I used a Tamiya 1/10 Gravel Hound, and wondered whether this would work with the Ultimate Soldier jeep and whether other Tamiya models would suffice if the gravel hound was not available on evilbay ?.... :?

Cheers...

John

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Re: Ultimate Soldier 1:6 WWII WILLYS JEEP

Post by rivetcounter » Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:49 pm

John, while you have the donor jeep I’m sure other members would love to hear of your pioneering work RCing one of these jeeps can’t say I have heard of one being done before
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Re: Ultimate Soldier 1:6 WWII WILLYS JEEP

Post by Skippy_fx140 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:52 pm

I started one 3 years ago an got bored with it a lobbed it in the bin, only worth doing if you are will to throw about 300 quid at it in my opinion, just my 2p worth :D
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Re: Ultimate Soldier 1:6 WWII WILLYS JEEP

Post by blythmags » Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:36 am

Oh dear......

Sounds like it might be more difficult than I anticipated !?!..........I'll probably get hold of some electrics and look at a 1/10 Tamiya frame...i'll let you know how I get on sometime in 2010 !.... ;)

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John

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Re: Ultimate Soldier 1:6 WWII WILLYS JEEP

Post by jdflute » Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:22 am

Hi John,
Sounds like a good project.
One thing to bear in mind is that even with the new Jeeps today, they all have solid axels.
You could find a lot of info on the real thing from www.jeepforum.com I use it all the time to keep my jeep running smoothly and there are a lot of knowledgable people to answer your questions.
Good Luck
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Re: Ultimate Soldier 1:6 WWII WILLYS JEEP

Post by blythmags » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:12 am

jdflute wrote:Hi John,
Sounds like a good project.
One thing to bear in mind is that even with the new Jeeps today, they all have solid axels.
You could find a lot of info on the real thing from http://www.jeepforum.com I use it all the time to keep my jeep running smoothly and there are a lot of knowledgable people to answer your questions.
Good Luck
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Hi James...
I hope all is well with you
I'll let you know my progress when I start the project in the New Year...
Thanks for the forum information.
Best wishes
John

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