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Daylan C
Daylan C SuperDork
6/13/18 8:25 a.m.

In reply to slefain :

If you're impatient I found it on Amazon as well. Can't remember if it was with prime shipping or not.I'll check when I get home.

dropstep
dropstep SuperDork
6/13/18 8:50 a.m.

I tend to lean towards class 3 looking crawler builds so my axle and tire choice would be alot different then what your looking for. Still hope to see you build it. RC is a fun hobby.

slefain
slefain PowerDork
6/13/18 9:05 a.m.
Daylan C said:

In reply to slefain :

If you're impatient I found it on Amazon as well. Can't remember if it was with prime shipping or not.I'll check when I get home.

Found it: https://www.amazon.com/SODIAL-Off-Road-Military-Truck-Crawler/dp/B07DF9PWSD/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1528898370&sr=8-3&keywords=WPL+B16

Yes it is cheaply made, but the look is so right.

Daylan C
Daylan C SuperDork
6/13/18 10:40 a.m.

So I might have thought of another direction.

I suspect the Tonka body would not like landing on it's roof very well, and also be very prone to landing on it's roof.

Maybe more Bigfoot 1

Daylan C
Daylan C SuperDork
6/13/18 11:52 a.m.

 

The answer was right there the enire time...

Box flares. I should have known.

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
6/13/18 12:27 p.m.
slefain said:
Daylan C said:

In reply to slefain :

If you're impatient I found it on Amazon as well. Can't remember if it was with prime shipping or not.I'll check when I get home.

Found it: https://www.amazon.com/SODIAL-Off-Road-Military-Truck-Crawler/dp/B07DF9PWSD/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1528898370&sr=8-3&keywords=WPL+B16

Yes it is cheaply made, but the look is so right.

Delivery is still estimated at mid-July, so patience needed.  Definitely tempting... 

Daylan C
Daylan C SuperDork
6/13/18 12:47 p.m.

Meanwhile, as I was sitting in my house, USPS left me a note as why they didn't leave my truck here instead of my truck. 

Daylan C
Daylan C SuperDork
6/13/18 2:48 p.m.

Ok I'm impatient so when I called and found out I could go pick it up at the post office, I did.

Bed is in fact pretty bent.

Confirmed for too narrow for a full width SCX axle.

Cab and grill are pretty much all I'm using from this truck, so the rest is geting stored for when I decide this was a terrible idea and put the truck back together so it can be the shelf ornament it deserves to be.

 

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
6/13/18 3:04 p.m.

You need to keep the dump bed. And make it functional. 

slefain
slefain PowerDork
6/13/18 3:52 p.m.

Hmmm, that WPL truck might be the right width after all.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/13/18 4:16 p.m.

Never paint it. Please. 

Daylan C
Daylan C SuperDork
6/13/18 4:30 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

I'm going to try not to.

In reply to Dusterbd13 :

I think I'm going to use an older dump bed, but yes I agree.

In reply to slefain :

It measures right at 5.5" across the front fenders.

slefain
slefain PowerDork
6/14/18 9:32 a.m.

Alright, here's my thoughts on a recipe:

WPL C16 kit and yank the wheels:


make some 5mm - 12mm wheel adapters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBWQz-SGCx0

LaTrax tires should be about the right size: https://www.amazon.com/Traxxas-LaTrax-Teton-FRONT-WHEELS/dp/B00KANPG1A/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1528986541&sr=1-1&refinements=p_n_size_browse-bin%3A2232148011

Should get you somewhere close to this, then drop on your body:

Daylan C
Daylan C SuperDork
6/14/18 9:42 a.m.

In reply to slefain :

Ok you've convinced me. Also I like the tiny Toyota with chrome 1.9s way more then I should. 

EDIT: Found roughly what it would look like. 

slefain
slefain PowerDork
6/14/18 5:49 p.m.
Daylan C said:

In reply to slefain :

Ok you've convinced me. Also I like the tiny Toyota with chrome 1.9s way more then I should. 

EDIT: Found roughly what it would look like. 

Probably have to ditch the front drive to make big-n-littles work, but that is awesome.


FYI, I'm already noticing you need to read the ads really closely on the 6x6. Some sellers have the kits, some have the ready-to-run version. I'm leaning towards grabbing a kit and using all my own electronics. I priced out a FlySky radio, receiver, and cheap ESC at around $40 a year ago, hopefully that is still about right.

12mpg
12mpg New Reader
10/11/18 1:54 p.m.

In reply to slefain :

The kit comes with much softer tires and a better servo.  I built a Tonka Jeep on a WPL.    RC Tonka Conversion (8) by captaininsano1000, on Flickr" />

onversion (8) by captaininsano1000, on Flickr

 

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