View Full Version : My Wheely King
08-02-2009, 09:18 PM
Well Ive finally got myself an rc. Ive just taken ownership of a HPI Wheely King 4x4. Was testing it out today, it has pretty good stock articulation and is a little rocket. Im going to set it up for rock crawling duties moreso than high speed stuff, so first mods will be diff locks, a chassis flip and a jeep body. Thanks to Jay (JSJEEP) for picking it up for me. Heres some pics...
22-02-2009, 06:07 PM
Ive started making a Willys body for my rc. Heres some pics
22-02-2009, 06:09 PM
how cool is that dom, i want one now
welldone what are you makeing the body from?
its looking good by the way
22-02-2009, 11:42 PM
the body is made from sheet metal. Atm it is held together with super glue and thats working well. I may end up soldering the underbody to make it a little stronger, but that might not be needed. Updated pics from working on it tonight.
23-02-2009, 12:29 AM
Superglue ... :shock: :shock: :shock:
Why arent you putting all those newfound welding skills to use Dom .. :p
Good effort on the scratchbuild ... look forward to see it finished
25-02-2009, 11:24 PM
ok some updates... ive redone the bonnet and extended it. It now fits the rc nicely and looks more like a willys. It has all been sanded and painted, just working on details that will make it more realistic. Heres some piks...
next will be the windscreen and if I have enough time I might do a rear roll bar, tools, dash etc.
26-02-2009, 05:58 PM
that came along way, from your first pic, to your last, i didnt expect it to come out that well :)
wow well done that looks great
27-02-2009, 07:38 AM
Looks much better with the longer the bonnet, the first one reminded me of a Moke ;)
14-07-2009, 09:01 AM
Ok so done a bit more work on it... upgraded the servo and remounted it to the diff for better steering, also added steel steering arms as the plastic ones lost to much response. Also added a 55T motor for better crawling control.
Ive added a stinger bar and rollcage to the body, also decided to rough up the body a little with faded marks and scratches.
14-07-2009, 09:40 AM
buckets of sick hey :)
14-07-2009, 09:56 AM
buckets of sick hey :)
thats heaps sick ayyee lol
hummer and a chicken feed all in one hahaha
14-07-2009, 10:15 AM
take it down to lidcome station for dougheys in the car park!!!
coppers, coppers punch em in the face
14-07-2009, 10:16 AM
Dom, you'll have all the girlas after you now...."gimme back my purse dom!!"
14-07-2009, 10:22 AM
'kev did this... check it'
trents a legend... lol
14-07-2009, 10:31 AM
kev the sicko....
looks good dom
have you though about cutting out the windscreen or blacking it out?
14-07-2009, 01:36 PM
yeah im going to be blacking it out like ive done with the grille and headlights
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