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Toylander Inspired Build From Sunny Southern California
« on: 19 April, 2017, 07:55:49 AM »
Hello,

A big thank you for all of you for inspiring me to build a Jeep. Unfortunately Toylander doesn't ship to the US so had to scratch build everything by just looking at finished photos and videos. used Google Sketchup to create a model to get some idea and made a cardboard template to get a rough idea of the main panels.

A You tube video of a finished TL Army model was hard to resist and i jumped in to the build starting a month ago.

Here is a progress so far. It used 1/2 inch birch plywood(we hardly get any rain here - so not much worried about the marine grade). Most of the parts were sourced from e-bay/amazon/local HW store etc and custom built. It has a rack and pinion steering to make it easy for my 3 year old to drive.

Again, absolutely no welding(no clue on how to weld) would eventually replace the wooden frame to a stronger welded frame.

The hood is built using thin strips of wood glued together to make the curve. Has a fiberglass backing to give some strength. Pictures as follows...

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Re: Toylander Inspired Build From Sunny Southern California
« Reply #1 on: 19 April, 2017, 07:57:41 AM »
The making of bonnet

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Re: Toylander Inspired Build From Sunny Southern California
« Reply #2 on: 19 April, 2017, 07:58:46 AM »
Steering and drive

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Re: Toylander Inspired Build From Sunny Southern California
« Reply #3 on: 19 April, 2017, 07:59:40 AM »
Some more Pics

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Re: Toylander Inspired Build From Sunny Southern California
« Reply #4 on: 19 April, 2017, 08:04:03 AM »
Bodyfiler and sanding n progress... Electrical diagram being designed to support following

headlights
Pilot Lights
Brake Ligths
Key Switch
Remote Kill
FWD/N/REV Gear with position Indicator(5 pole spdt relay operated)
Motor Cut off on Brake
 
will post more pics soon

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Re: Toylander Inspired Build From Sunny Southern California
« Reply #5 on: 02 July, 2017, 08:07:23 AM »
Finally Completed it...

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Re: Toylander Inspired Build From Sunny Southern California
« Reply #6 on: 02 July, 2017, 08:08:31 AM »
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Re: Toylander Inspired Build From Sunny Southern California
« Reply #7 on: 02 July, 2017, 08:10:40 AM »
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Re: Toylander Inspired Build From Sunny Southern California
« Reply #8 on: 03 July, 2017, 07:09:23 AM »
Hi there, wow thats a cracking build. what are you using for the ECU and brakes?

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Re: Toylander Inspired Build From Sunny Southern California
« Reply #9 on: 14 July, 2017, 05:53:36 AM »
Thanks...


Its a 1000W 24V Electric Bicycle Controller, so far holds it pretty well... can even take up me + 2 kidos weight like a charm... eats up about 30A on acceleration...

Throttle is a hall effect foot pedal http://www.ebay.com/itm/Electric-Foot-Pedal-Throttle-for-gokart-eATV-Quad-electric-car-DIY-project-/112136098559?hash=item1a1bd512ff:g:BR0AAOSwOyJX2QKt

The brake is a modified Go Kart brake pedal with a custom brake system using standard 4.5 inch band brake on both rear wheels... works pretty solid..

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Re: Toylander Inspired Build From Sunny Southern California
« Reply #10 on: 28 January, 2018, 07:39:17 AM »

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Re: Toylander Inspired Build From Sunny Southern California
« Reply #11 on: 18 March, 2018, 11:20:23 AM »
Thats a nice build. Do you have the RAL number of the paint you used please ?
Or if not have you any other details of the paint.
Thanks
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Re: Toylander Inspired Build From Sunny Southern California
« Reply #12 on: 05 January, 2019, 08:56:16 PM »
Excelent buid. Very clever to do it without access to Toylander stuff.

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Re: Toylander Inspired Build From Sunny Southern California
« Reply #13 on: 14 January, 2019, 06:30:03 AM »
thanks.. It wa a challenge.. But the willys blueprint helped a lot..

The paint is from sherwin williams..