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Old 05-23-2016, 05:56 PM
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Forgot the current Jeep pics:[ATTACH=CONFIG]2164014[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]2164013[/ATTACH]

Crap, started another page. Go back to read last post on previous page.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:46 AM
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Gonna suck to see the jeep laid to rest but RCin is more fun with a group. it was cool to what it was to what it is now. thanks for posting it up mike.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:38 PM
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[ATTACH=CONFIG]2164137[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]2164138[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]2164139[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]2164140[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]2164141[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]2164142[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]2164143[/ATTACH]If it gets more builders to want to turn ordinary toys into RC, this lets them see that it CAN be done, which, by the way, one of the guys I work with brought me a whole bunch of toy-grade RC's last weekend. He knows I build, and thought I might be able to use them. I don't plan on using all of them. I took the hardbodies off the crappy plastic chassis's, and discarded the chassis's.

3 of the bodies are small 8 - 9 inch wheelbases, maybe for a 1/18, 1/16 or 1/14. The Rover body is 1/8, and the Hummer is pretty close to 1/10.

For now, I'm keeping the ATV and the Cars Cop.
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Old 05-25-2016, 02:49 AM
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thats a great idea mike. i like how the rover looks muddy already.
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Gonna suck to see the jeep laid to rest but RCin is more fun with a group. it was cool to what it was to what it is now. thanks for posting it up mike.
My biggest problem, is my physical abilities. I've blown my left knee out, got it repaired, but since the repair, I'm still in a lot of pain. Right knee isn't any better, I can feel it popping, occasional pain. In either case, walking around on uneven ground, chasing a little car around, is not my idea of fun.

I'd rather sit in a booth, above the track, and run.
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:15 AM
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I wish you the best my friend. you got some great ideas and from this thread it's easy to see your passionate about what you do. keep your head up and a controller in your hand. my PM box is always open to you.
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Old 07-06-2016, 03:18 PM
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Thanks, Rusted
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I see they took the "Edit" button off, never worked anyways, lol.

Everytime I went to add something to a post, it never worked, always had to write another post, lol

Oh, there it is, it only shows up on new posts, and it works now.

Was trying to add the 1/6 Jeep body and trailer to that list of hardbodies. above

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Old 09-09-2016, 06:22 PM
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Awe man that sucks. wonder why they removed the option. not cool when things get changed like that.

maybe it's for older posts. i used edit to add this comment. i'm going to search around to see if i can find any info about it.

saw that a post's edit feature is locked after 60 days.

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Old 09-10-2016, 10:56 AM
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Ya, maybe that's it, because today it's showing, so 60 days from yesterday, they'll remove the option. I guess if it's been up for 60 days, they figure you don't need to make any changes, it's cool, I'll just have to remember that.
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:49 AM
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Has anyone seen this new transmission yet? http://www.rpphobby.com/product_p/ssd00123.htm
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Old 09-12-2016, 04:47 PM
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Ya, it's pretty cool, there's a write up on RCCrawler on it

You should have started a new thread for this question, my 1/6 Jeep thread is not an open thread for questions not pertaining to a 1/6 Jeep

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Oh, but it is. When I laid eyes on that transmission I thought it would work nicely for the 1/6th scale jeep. I have two that I am working on. So I was hoping that someone here may have already installed that product into one of their projects.

But thanks for the positive response. I didn't know I was pissing on your parade. Especially since the title of the thread is "1/6 G.I. Joe Jeep", not "My 1/6 G.I. Joe Jeep build" Seemed like an all inclusive thread on the 1/6th Scale G.I. Joe jeep.
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Old 09-13-2016, 04:27 PM
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And there are a lot of guys that build 1/6 Jeeps, usually the guys with the later model Hasbro Jeep (2000-2003), Dragon, and 21st Century Jeeps, run the forward mounted motor, trans, divorced transfer case, because those Jeeps are much more highly detailed scalewise, than the early Hasbro Jeep above. Some of those models have a detailed engine that can be cut up with a dremel and be used as an engine cover to hide the electric motor. The only problem I've seen when builders do that, is lack of airflow, so to remedy that, they take a small fan, cut a hole in the scale radiator, and mount it up to pull air in to cool the electric motor.
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Old 11-02-2016, 04:15 PM
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Sent the trailer out to a friend of mine in California.

Check out TacoCrawler's "1/6 Wraith/Nylint TJ Jeep" thread on RCCrawler for more info on his trailer build.
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Happy New Year All, and may the new year bring great projects and crawling spots!!
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Happy new year mike.
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Just so you know, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth, and I know this isn't a rock crawler, however, it will do a slow crawl around my outdoor railroad.

I recently purchased a Live Steam locomotive kit. Should be here sometime between the March and April, (I hope). Anyways, it's a Regner Henry, a small logging tram[ATTACH=CONFIG]2205585[/ATTACH]
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That looks awesome mike. post a running video when you get it.
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Change of plans, still getting a live steam loco, just not the one above. The Henry was coming as a kit, so I'd have to put it together, and while I consider myself to be very mechanically inclined, I'm also a novice to live steam, and the Henry is a first run. We all know from our RC's that first run trucks usually have a few unforeseen problems, and I don't need the added stress at this time, so I cancelled the order, and ordered a Roundhouse Sammie. Roundhouse live steam engines have a history of quality and reliability, and several members of the large scale railroad forums that I visit, have insisted that the Roundhouse engine is the better choice for beginners, as they are easy to steam up and break in.

So let me introduce you to the Roundhouse Sammie:[ATTACH=CONFIG]2206879[/ATTACH]
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the sammie has more of a train look to it. i like it. the other is cool but makes me think of a trolley.
you got a pretty sweet train track setup. looking forward to seeing this one chugging on those rails.
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My Sammie showed up yesterday
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Congrats mike. it looks great. does they come built or is it a kit?
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