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Old 03-01-2012, 09:12 PM
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In case I misunderstood, or vice versa, I wanted to check if the 1.9 tires would fit the original rims.
The 1.9 tires are 48mm inner diameter. I don't want to do any mods to it. I just want to change the tires as I want to preserve it.

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Old 03-02-2012, 12:52 AM
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Hey I had a question about the front hubs. I feel foolish for not looking at them closer but I took the time to strip the chrome off a set of what I believed were WW2 rims. Painted them olive green to go with the WW, then I realized that they were 12mm hex all around. Must have been TLT rims, HA! It would still be great if I could figure out a way to use them on Willy, I did not want to strip original rims. Nor do I want to go through that process again. Any ideas?
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:04 AM
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What do you think about this tire? Considering it for the WR-01 rims.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:39 PM
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Official video from Tamiya!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCXrMCR1ZSA[/youtube]

Can't wait to see if someone uses this body on a drift car.

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:05 PM
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LOL, drifting VW van!! ha!
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:06 PM
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Drifting? You would probably need a M-chassis size to be able to use the VW body because of it;s short wheelbase.
Have you tried the ABC Hobby Toyota Commuter Van?
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:45 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Since I have one now I can post it here, the WWW2
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:47 AM
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You need to paint up the driver figure.. any thought on what color you might use?!

Are you gonna paint the shell to a different color or keep it green?
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:13 PM
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I have no idea what to paint it, my mind is a blank with this, if you have any ideas Im all ears
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:46 AM
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when in doubt, box-art is always a good idea for paint...
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:32 AM
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when in doubt, box-art is always a good idea for paint...

This is very true, I like that idea.........
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:31 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on3D5FdotHc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Really amusing vw race. They had to stop every time they cross the start line to execute a "wheelie" for a specified distance and had to turn back if incomplete. Couldn't stop laughing the first few laps!
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as some of you may remember, I started to build a Ww 4x4 some time ago. I think the project has taken over 2 years so far. Now I was working on the last part, the body.. I got stuck in a creative block... I didn't know what the body should look like. It wassen't going to be true scale but my idea was to get it somewhat original looking. What is left now is to put the body on the chassis and paint some polished chassis parts as they no longer look good together with the body

oh and for the WW connaiseurs... let's have a pop quizz : let me hear all odd things you notice about the body...







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Old 04-15-2012, 06:46 PM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Magic - where did you get that M38 grill?Did you shave the fog lights off?
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I designed the grill in a 3d designing program, then had it printed via shapeways...

http://www.shapeways.com/model/10311...y-2-grill.html

that is also how I did the axe and shovle

if you want one, it should be possible to order one there as well... the grill is mainly glued in place..
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:16 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Looks like there will be another WR-02 coming out soon!! Nice!! (from TamiyaBlog post..)

58531 Suzuki Jimny (SJ30) Wheelie (WR-02)

And looks like there will be a CVD setup for Willy finally!

54394 WR-02 Universal Shaft Set

Hopefully it will be tough enough, though.. WR-02 is very rough on the driveshaft due to lifting wheels up and spinning and then smash down and stop the rotation instantly..
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:38 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

YES! that is so cool



Finaly his mate gets a RCversion, and hopefully a hardshell

now this sound interesting too
58536 Super Fighter GR (Violet Racer), another girlie RC car, maybe in the near future Willy will become another Girlfriend ;-)

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Old 04-18-2012, 07:02 PM
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LB - the TL01/m03 universals fit the WR02. 
Hope the Jimny comes out in hard plastic.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:29 PM
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Yeah, I am hoping for some heavier duty CVDs that's special for WR-02, though! (since as mentioned before, Willy is pretty rough on the outdrives / driveshafts)

We will see!!
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:58 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

LB - check this out . . . 
http://store.hkshobby.com/product_in...oducts_id=8708
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:21 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Nice.. which company makes that?

Would be interested to see what Tamiya come out with.. I assume it would be different than the one they have for the M-chassis? No idea..
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Here's a pic from Tamiyablog website for the new Suzuki Jimny.. hope to see the real box art soon!!
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uh oh another polycarbonate shell
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Default RE: Tamiya Wild Willy 2 Resource Thread!

Went on vacation for a few days and ofcourse I brought Willy along for some bashing fun..

as always thumbs up on youtube are much apreciated..

click here to see "Wild Willy visits Denmark"
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Nice.. thumbs up from me.. !

What motor is in it now?! It looks pretty quick!!

The color on the video looks interesting... did you do any special effect on it?!
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