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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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If i can do it anyone can.

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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
Barry

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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..

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Re: Toylander Inspired Build From Sunny Southern California
« Reply #14 on: 03 May, 2019, 05:02:01 AM »
Hi streamer I just read this thread and want to congratulate you on what you have done. Building one of these vehicles is great but to do it from photos etc is an even bigger achievement especially when it turns out as well as yours did. I know exactly how you feel as I did the same thing with a model radio controlled boat that was no longer available as a kit. Took photos made a plan and built it myself.
 Now you know you can do it you can build anything, what are you building next? I'll be starting my next car in a few weeks time, I just have to test and then put finishing touches to my current project.
 I'm waiting for your next build.
If you can draw a plan you can build it