Author Topic: USMC M151 FAV  (Read 830 times)

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: USMC M151 FAV
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2018, 11:52:41 PM »
I also have some AT4s to strap to the engine hood.

Which makes perfect sense. :smiley:
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Offline LemonJello

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Re: USMC M151 FAV
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2018, 03:03:50 AM »
Minor update today.  The wheel wells have to be opened up a little more to give the tires some clearance.  I'm working through ideas for some added roll bars as well.




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Re: USMC M151 FAV
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2018, 06:01:02 AM »
It looks like a pretty heavy vehicle already. How hard would it be to add a spacer to the axles or suspension to give the wheels a few more mm clearance?

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: USMC M151 FAV
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2018, 06:04:51 PM »
Gotta go with Frank on this.

With the tiny over-wheel gap the vehicle looks overloaded, small risers added to the suspension would give better clearances so it doesn't go through a set of tyres every 500km due to them being ground down by the wheel arches & would allow the front wheels to be turned more than a couple of degrees. Would look perfectly in keeping with the larger wheels & is what 4x4 guys do to their beasts.







You could also do it with slightly less rise at the back, giving the impression of greater weight at the rear of the vehicle.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2018, 06:07:31 PM by Old Wombat »
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline LemonJello

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Re: USMC M151 FAV
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2018, 04:10:33 AM »
As I was fitting the tires, and shaving some plastic out of the wheel wells, I started to ponder how to "lift" the suspension slightly to get the whole jeep to ride higher.  I'll have to pry the assembled parts loose and see about adding some spacers and lengthened shocks. 

Thanks for the ideas, fellas.

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Re: USMC M151 FAV
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2018, 01:52:10 AM »
Progress report: I played with pulling the suspension apart to give the FAV a little more clearance - I would have probably broken most of the parts getting them separated, so I'll chalk it up to "lessons learned" and go with it as is. 

Got a little more done, see the following photos:





I'll let the glue set on the roll cage and then clean up the joints.