Model: (Click to see more) 58035: Wild Willy Willys M38
Status: Restored
Date: 17-Aug-2015
Comments: 20
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This started as a project to prove to myself that I could design modern 1.9 inch rims to fit a WW1 - so I could install modern tires (since I have very few good original WW tires). It evolved into a custom resto-mod of a beat up M38 eBay find.

Custom & 3D printed bits include : wheels, hubcaps, windshield, windshield hinges, modified grille, relocated winch, and headlights with M38 military guards. Able to run modern 1.9 inch rubber, it mainly sports a set of Gmade MT1902s.


1/4 view, Sunday drive Going the other way... Driver and windshield details You lookin' at me? Custom printed 1.9' wheels - front Front view Got my Tamiya Factory parking lot decal Rear view Sporting no-name off road tires - so many options! Side view

Comments

delux

17-Aug-2015

Sheer brilliance! I love it!

MAD-BEE

17-Aug-2015

They look ace on this! Great job buddy.
Love pic 4!
Real nice wheels.
Tyres look great with this!

Tamtastic

17-Aug-2015

That is nice. What shocks are on it if you don't mind?

AndyjcClod

17-Aug-2015

Looks ace, the wheels suit it to a Tee

Grumpy pants

17-Aug-2015

Awesome personal touches which really raise the bar. It does look a lot more authentic with the new tyre and wheel combo too.

Dam 10

17-Aug-2015

Nice looking M-38 love the wheels n tyres

s2-g2

17-Aug-2015

Wow guys - thanks so much for all the compliments. It was a really fun build. Tamtastic - those are completely stock spring shocks that come with the vintage WW kit.

wildwillydriver

17-Aug-2015

Awesome work! It look scale and perfect!
Would love to have some of hose wheels for my WWs.
Bye.
WWD

simensays

17-Aug-2015

Great work, Stuart! That puppy looks ace! The idea of making custom wheels to fit modern sized tires was a good one

s2-g2

18-Aug-2015

Thanks WWD! I'm going to stress test them - and then hopefully make them available if anyone really wants a set.

s2-g2

18-Aug-2015

Thanks Simen! You've done so much incredible work for the WW1 - I really appreciate your kind feedback!

Toykid

18-Aug-2015

Very cool! It is so hard to get a modern set of tires to work with the original WW1. The ones you picked look awesome and really great work with the wheels and other details too. As others have said - Love it!!

Wyoming

18-Aug-2015

Looks great, love all the little details

s2-g2

18-Aug-2015

Thanks James - your custom work is a big part of what inspired me to start designing and printing. Gotta say I'm well hooked into the hobby now! I really appreciate your kind words.

s2-g2

18-Aug-2015

Thanks from one Jeeper to another, Wyoming! The details on your CC-01s has my jaw dropped.

IBIFTKH

18-Aug-2015

Awesome! Great idea to redesign the wheels, and so many other nice touches too. But now you've made me unhappy with the look of my M38s!!

s2-g2

18-Aug-2015

That's how your drivers make me feel about my drivers! Thank you Rob.

Cesco

16-Nov-2015

The longer you look, the more altered details you see. Excelent!

Hotshot Hero

27-May-2016

Amazing..! You don't sell any of your 3D printed parts..?

s2-g2

27-May-2016

Hotshot Hero - my Shapeways store is [Click here] Let me know if there's something specific you're looking for!


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