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Retro Adventure Team 6-wheel ATV project

 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:11 pm    Post subject: Retro Adventure Team 6-wheel ATV project Reply with quote

I've been tinkering around with an old busted GIjOE six-wheel ATV, and have come to the realization I can recreate it as a vacuum form mold. This thread is here to detail it's construction.

Stay Tuned!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SWEET! Very Happy

i want to see how this turns out! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the things the guys on The Trenches wanted me to do was to offer a 2-seater version, so this is getting worked into the mold. Thats taking longer than just remaking the original.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

huh. THAT'S going to be nice! Smile

too cool. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I hope so. It will be fun to try and make something like this. Who knows, maybe I can stretch it and make a 4 seater too!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, I used to have one of those yellow swamp buggies when I was a kid. Thought I'd died and gone to Heaven. Would still have it today if I didn't wind up with a... little brother. Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CrazyFool wrote:
Man, I used to have one of those yellow swamp buggies when I was a kid. Thought I'd died and gone to Heaven. Would still have it today if I didn't wind up with a... little brother. Shocked


You know, I think my older brother said the same thing.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a sneak-peek


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAHAHAHaha.......... OMG, I remember THOSE!!! I Always loved going to my friend's house becasue he always had the cool GI Joe stuff! Mom wouldn't let me have the things for some strange reason... maybe becasue they were expensive... dunno! But I ALWAYS had PLENTY of toy guns growing up.... realistic looking ones straight from the box at that!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the coolest toys I ever had. It's in little brother heaven now (sigh)...
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've worked up a set of hand rails, cast them only to find out the Costwold is offering injection molded versions! Oh, well. Time to get cracking on the wheels and main body.

I'm taking off next week and plan to spend much of that time working on this project!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been some time since I updated this thread. Here are some updates:

Rear hand rails:



and the beginnings of the body shells:


http://www.tk560.com/Pack&ATV/Pages/4.html


And I'm working on the wheel molds now. Test casts are done, just trying to find the perfect casting material. So far expanding foam looks like the best option.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NICE work, Jim! That is REALLY nice. Shocked
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