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It's time to reveal this beauty to you all.
I took more time to collect all the parts then to make it come together, but it's done.
Most parts are new or from other compatible kits, but the most important ones are used. Namely the tub and cage. Again thanks to member Moostar who sold them, plus a few extra's, to me for a very friendly price. This is really where it all started. And I took a big risk dying the cage, but it worked out perfectly
Special parts in this WildOne are:
- The Frog Gearbox (completely new, ordered in separate parts)
- Universal driveshafts (no popping shafts on this one)
- Frog wheeladapters to fit all sorts of modern hex-wheels
- Tamiya 101BK ESC
- Rubber shielded ball bearings throughout
- Hard steel Robinson Racing pinion
The parts that were to hard or to expensive to get, were homemade, or adapted from existing other parts. Like the front-gearbox mounts, the shocks (Losi MiniRockcrawler), the roof ! (check out the thread at the bottom iff your interested). The last thing I only just added was the antenna. Made a fitting little alloy mount for it.
Finished it all of with a FAV bonnet and interior, Scorcher driver's head, Willy's arms and NOS bottle (in this case more a fire-extinguisher) some lightbuckets from Axial and decals mainly from a couple of Parma decal sheets. Great Decals those, can recommend them to anyone. Still not entirely sure about the decals on the bonnet, I prefer one or two big one's on there and have some on order, so that might still change
About driving this great little buggy, because driven it will be. One word comes to mind: Awesome. I've had two quick spins and one longer session and it just floats. The suspension set-up is so perfect is just soaks up everything it encounters. It is actually more fun driving 2wd. Takes more steermanship (is that a correct word?):D
Anyway, I had a great time building this and love the way it came together. I will definitely admit that I was inspired by the awesome jellow Wild One that was made by Biggus Ditchus, but I allways knew I would one day own One. It was legendary then and it is legendary now.
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Wild One project - cont. (part 6)