1/6 Dragon Jeep axles

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Postby Jimmic » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:22 pm

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midlife306 wrote:Well, I’ve been rather busy on other projects for quite a while, unfortunately over Xmas my puter has thrown the towel in so I’ve had to go back to conventional stuff...
It now runs & steers, I still need to sort the std Jeep wheels out so the Bruiser wheels will have to do for the moment
I know it’s messy, I need to mount the motor further away from the front & find where to hide the electronics but here you go..
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That is totally awesome!
You should build 2! 1 with those wheels and tyres as a old skool offroad comp vehicle and then another with Military spec up.
I think you need some WW2 parts like a 50 cal and mount in the back and maybe a 30cal fender mount on the passenger side haha

That's a really neat installation. can't wait to get started on mine.

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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:21 pm

Jimmic wrote:

If you go on the site and click on the UK Stock box, it comes up with "no results". I suspect that this will come from abroad and you may get hit with VAT etc. Just something to be mindful of. The site does smack of a generic AliExpress type one. 8)



Yeah I wasn’t sure. I will email them.
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:50 pm

Not heard back from the website about the HG P407, slightly annoying as I fancy one from the U.K - probably buying a kit rather than rtr.

Any updates from you chaps?
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Postby Max-U52 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:56 pm

I bought it RTR and did a video or two, posted in the HL Truck Mods thread, did you catch those?
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:59 pm

I’ll go check! Thanks Gary!
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Postby Ad Lav » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:07 am

Well, no need to buy an HG P407 - I picked this up last night :)

I’ll get some details of the conversion tonight.

Leaf springs etc from a 1/10 crawler, figures etc.

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Postby midlife306 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:38 am

Well done young man
Can’t wait to see the undercarriage lol

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Postby downwind leg » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:13 am

Ad Lav wrote:Well, no need to buy an HG P407 - I picked this up last night :)

I’ll get some details of the conversion tonight.

Leaf springs etc from a 1/10 crawler, figures etc.

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Wow Ad Lav, that looks an awful lot like a G.I.Joe Jeep conversion. Spot on! Hi all, I'm very interested in the details of this conversion. Did you build this jeep yourself? The undercarriage looks fantastic. Please let us know.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:49 am

downwind leg wrote:I'm very interested in the details of this conversion. Did you build this jeep yourself? The undercarriage looks fantastic. Please let us know.

We'll do a deal with you. If you pop over to the introduction section and let us know something about yourself, like how you got into this hobby, at what stage of the hobby you're in, and what models you have etc, I'm sure you'll be handsomely rewarded ;) :thumbup:
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Postby Ad Lav » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:47 pm

downwind leg wrote:
Ad Lav wrote:Well, no need to buy an HG P407 - I picked this up last night :)

I’ll get some details of the conversion tonight.

Leaf springs etc from a 1/10 crawler, figures etc.

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Wow Ad Lav, that looks an awful lot like a G.I.Joe Jeep conversion. Spot on! Hi all, I'm very interested in the details of this conversion. Did you build this jeep yourself? The undercarriage looks fantastic. Please let us know.


Evening! It is a very similar conversion, use some crawler axles and leaf springs for suspension and a crawler motor/transfer box.

I can point you in the direction of some GI Joe conversions in the USA if that would help?

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Postby downwind leg » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:34 pm

Yes thank you so much. I would appreciate any help you can give me. I have a buddy(max-u52) who I've been talking to about doing a conversion for me. Which crawler did you use for this conversion and was it a G.I. Joe or a Dragon jeep? I have two G.I.Joe jeeps sitting here waiting.
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Postby Ad Lav » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:41 pm

I’ll send you a pm.

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Postby downwind leg » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:45 am

Hey midlife 306, I am looking forward to the next part of this build. I'm wondering if you have sorted out the wheel/axle connection. Hope you haven't pissed in your chips anymore but we all do that from time to time. That is so annoying! Anyway, this is a great build and I appreciate all the work you have done so far and sharing it with the rest of us. :thumbup:

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Postby midlife306 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:50 am

Sorry, since I finally bought a new PC my printers have been running 24/7 trying to catch up on a couple of big projects, so I have had zero time to look at this. Fingers crossed in a couple of weeks I’ll be back on it.
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Postby downwind leg » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:17 pm

Hey Wayne, I just had a thought maybe for future conversions. For the cost of a second chassis, you could use just the back of the two chassis and then they would line up better with the original. I don't know the measurements but you might even avoid the chassis extension piece and have just one splice instead of two. I imagine the truck chassis was narrowed to allow for steering those oversized crawler tires but no need for that with the stock tires. This also might increase ease of mounting the chassis to the body as well as being closer to the stock mounting spot on the front axel. Just a thought.
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Postby midlife306 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:29 pm

Cheers Brad, I’m actually thinking of 3D printing a chassis out of PETG for my next attempt
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Postby downwind leg » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:58 pm

O.K. I'm not familiar with that type of filament for a 3d printer. Is that a much stronger material than the original Dragon chassis? Also wondering if you are going to use the original Dragon chassis as a pattern. Sounds very cool. Your inventiveness has no bounds good sir! :thumbup:

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Postby downwind leg » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:21 pm

Hey Wayne, I'm Jonesing for another update on the Dragon Jeep conversion. Since this whole covid 19 outbreak, I'm not getting out much. Hope all is well with you and yours. :thumbup:

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Postby Jimmic » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:28 pm

RocHobby have just brought out a 1/6 41 Willy's jeep being distributed in the States for $270. On a rock crawler chassis but looks really good and seemingly a bargain. Sorry can't do a link.

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