Here's my new crawler I've been working on for a while.
It started out as a little side project where I would "recycle" a lot of parts because I wanted something agile to play with quickly.
I started making the recycled parts prettier or even replacing them with new better ones I modeled and here's the result, it features:
-Chevy 6.0 Vortec
-Powerglide 2 speed
-Dana 60 Rockwell hybrids with 5.13 gears
-Custom designed tubeframe
-14" brakediscs with Brembo calipers
-RockRam single ended hydraulic steering ram
-Custom high steer arms
-40" BFG Krawler alike tyres
-Wrangler YJ grille
Updated 08-11-12 at 02:24 PM by Dennis-W
As some of you might have noticed I've been busy modeling a Jeep Comanche.
So far I have only showed you pictures of the crawler version and I've been asked so many times for a stock version, of which I already had in mind.
Along with the stock and crawler versions I have also thought about a simple lifted version with bigger tyres and maybe another set of bumpers.
Or another crawler with a roll cage, but not as advanced as the crawler I made in the first place.
When I finish the stock version, I can easily modify it into quite a lineup of different versions which I've been thinking about making.
Other then exterior and suspension I've also showed you 2 engines, a small block chevrolet 350 inspired one:
And, the engine that came with the Jeep Comanche, an AMC 4.0 inline 6 cylinder engine:
Then I decided to turbocharge the AMC 4.0, for that extra bit of power:
That already makes different 3 engines so far! either way, a cummins is still on the to-do list .
But not only did I want to make it look good, I want it to handle, and crash good, that's why I've spent several days making and tuning the current node/beam chassis.
And it has paid off! this is my best crashing car so far:
It looks a bit ugly ingame, since I quickly slapped the chassis and bodypanels on with the standard chrome material.
And that's pretty much what I'm planning to do with W.I.P. Comanche model, but enough rambling about my plans, here are some pictures of the stock version as it is right now.
I still got to redo the fenders, wheels, the stock bumpers and some other things, no worries
Here's my jeep, it's been in development for nearly a year, it's my first vehicle that's so close to being done, and it's soon to be released .
-Seperate hood/grille, for (atleast decent) deformation (My first try):
"Deformation is awesome." -Gabester
-Dana 44 axles
-Atlas II transfercase
I've used real life gear ratios from both the gearbox and transfercase.
With custom sounds.
Credits to Fat-Alfie for his shock texture.
-38" Pitbull Rockers
-Custom made rollcage
-Openable boot and bonnet
-A wide variety of moving parts
-Super soft tyres
Thanks to Fat-Alfie's wheelbeams
and lots more.
Here are some high quality pictures Darius made for me, thanks!:
Updated 02-29-12 at 08:18 AM by Dennis-W