Introduction: Basic Knex Truck With NEW Options

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This is my knex truck that can be modified in various ways. The basic truck has rear leaf spring suspension (no front suspension because of special parts but it is in the mod part of instructable), fake engine, and strong body. After the truck instructions I will have numerous mods for it from different suspension types to new bumpers. If u have ideas plz submit them and they might be inserted into the instructable. I will add more to this in weeks to come but dont expect one every week.


Step 1: The Engine/front End

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This shows you how to build the front end, fake engine, and front axle (no suspension). Steps in order of pics

Step 2: Cab

Picture of Cab

This is the cab of the truck

Step 3: Truck Bed/rear Suspension

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This is the bed and rear suspension, containing leaf spring suspension

Step 4: Put It Together

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Connect the ends together (pretty self explanitory)

Step 5: Better Brush Guard

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This makes the front end look much better

Step 6: Rear Roll Bar

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This is the rear roll bar. It makes the bed look smaller, it makes it look cooler, and it will withstand some weight.

Step 7: Front Suspension

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This uses shocks made by knex, the reason why i didn't make it standard.

Step 8: Hidden Gun (with Hopper)

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This is a gun that i built to fit inside the truck with most other accesories on the truck. The hopper is from Hack124x768's pump action gun. WARNING: Will not work with the new brush guard, i'm working on an adaptor that will allow it though.U can also mount one on the drivers side of the truck if u want.

1st: Take off roof (and the rear roll bar if u have it)
2nd: follow pictures as close as possible (srry if out of order)
3rd: place rood (and rear roll bar) back on

Step 9: Prototype 4WD System (Transfer Case)

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I need help on this but it works like the actual transfer case on a real truck, it brings the power from the engine to the transfer (and keeps going to the rear axle), then it runs a gear that brings power to the front axle. It should be fairly simple to fiqure out how i built everything.

Diagram (I made this)

front axle --

engine-----transfer case -------- rear axle


elias861 (author)2011-07-09

nice truck it looks a bit like a 70s ford falcon xa xb or xc ute i love it im am building it right now

jingo69 (author)2011-04-27

its okay, try putting suspension on it to improve but is pretty cool 4*

james4 (author)2011-03-24

maybe use a hinge in stead of ball joint

horton123 (author)2011-03-02

cool i finished it!!!!!!!!!!!

king of knex (author)2011-01-29

cool vechile only got half way trough it

tacoman95 (author)2010-09-28

dude thats almost like my idea!

KneXtreme (author)2010-02-22

 I have found a way to make a strong u joint that won't brake.


norton220 (author)2010-06-30

i added those big yellow gears for wheels and put a motor and a gear reuction box in the back....if i put rubberbands on the wheels they get great traction and can climb over lots. i also kept the rear suspension when i mounted the motor!

GTRPLR1995 (author)2010-05-27

I made some cool mods to the truck and thought I would show you. I would be more than happy to post them if you would like me to. The mods include interior which includes seats and a steering wheel, opening doors, front suspension that doesn't use those yellow and black springs (because some people don't have those; like me) and a tail pipe. let me know what you think. :)


perloo (author)2010-03-06

cuold u send some of those springs, please.

fnf (author)2009-12-21

i like your pickup is BIG but i change the rear suspension and i add 2
wheels like a semi truck but it has no suspension it looks cool.
soory i cant show you pics my camera got f up =(

i will show you when i fix my camera ok.

chris mayo (author)2009-10-09

i figured out a way to make the back axel stronger

james4 (author)2009-09-13

is that axle red rod or gray rod???

james4 (author)2009-09-13

no it takes less knex this model does so your wrong mr. cowboy

09smitr (author)2009-09-07

knex needs to make real u joints.

aaronj (author)2009-09-03

come up with anything to solve this? i wouldn't mind some way to use it

Mr. Cowboy (author)2009-07-10

Oh yeah tried the crew cab short bed, that didnt work. Weak back axle

Mr. Cowboy (author)2009-07-10

Hate to say this but that thing is weak, takes more pieces than my hauler and i cant strengthen it at all
check my truck out:

Mr. Cowboy (author)2009-06-12

Try a crew cab short bed. I would do that.

mrbox (author)2008-01-11

wow you know what we should do? We should post awsome car stuff on instructables ;D?

jack999 (author)mrbox2009-03-17


Ghostsniper (author)mrbox2008-01-12

thats what im trying to do, start the knex car/truck craze agian, my truck is down a couple of comments and i'm tryin to rebuild it to post on here

nick.z (author)Ghostsniper2008-01-29

I posted my truck in a family account, it is general zee. Currently it is on the top of the list if you search you recen knex. Enjoy!

smidge147 (author)2008-01-05

I'd rather make a suspension truck in garrys mod lol

Ghostsniper (author)smidge1472008-01-05

im now working on a 4WD attachment and possibly hidden guns

Ghostsniper (author)nick.z2008-01-05

i would have to create an account so if u can just post a pic it'll nice, heres my best truck that i built. It has four wheel suspension, two roll cages(external, internal), fake speakers, fake engine, heavy duty bumpers, 6 tail pipes


i tried but i couldnt rebuild the suspension or axles, the rest wasn't so bad

Ghostsniper (author)Ghostsniper2008-01-05

i think i might try to rebuild it someday(took 2 months to build in first place) and post it as an instructable

nick.z (author)Ghostsniper2008-01-29

I could help rebuild it if you live in western P.A.

Ghostsniper (author)nick.z2008-01-29

i can rebuild it myself, and why in western P.A?

nick.z (author)Ghostsniper2008-01-30

Well because thats where i'm at. I just figured because of how big it is you could use help.

Ghostsniper (author)nick.z2008-01-30

OOOOOO. Nah i can get it.

nick.z (author)Ghostsniper2008-01-05

here it is

Ghostsniper (author)nick.z2008-01-05

WOW! it has some of the same features as my truck (exo cage) I was going to put those monster truck tires on this truck but i dont no how many people have them

bedbugg2 (author)smidge1472008-01-05

gotta love gmod

millions (author)2008-02-25

I have a mod for you I can get some steering on the front wheels and suspension if you want I could put a working engine on it and I can make it start moving by using a pedal I could put some brakes on and they will be powered by pedal if you want these mods I will send them to you personally so you can check them out for yourself

therandomperson (author)millions2008-09-15

Okay, that sounds good

Ghostsniper (author)millions2008-02-25

great if u send them to me I'll build them and post it if i like it

gunner1089 (author)2008-03-10

I made a new joint that doesn't slip like the ball joints. I think this might help in your 4WD. I think you might want to apply some electrical tape to where the orange connectors meet the rods.

Ghostsniper (author)gunner10892008-03-11

it looks good but its kinda bulky (thx though)

gunner1089 (author)Ghostsniper2008-03-11

I just finished making your truck. I got rid of the rear suspension and used the joint in my picture to make a 4WD system that really works. There is no slipping I was able to shorten the joint a little more. I also used the circular pieces with the green rods instead of the gears. I don't have a motor that works anymore but I imagine a motor would add on quite easily.

Mad Cat (author)gunner10892008-07-11

Have you been able to make a four wheel drive with functional steering? Maybe you could use these universals.

Ghostsniper (author)gunner10892008-03-11

yeah the 4wd drive i posted a lot more complicated than the one I usaly create (I'm trying to build a CORR racing Pro 2 truck with your front suspension and a realistic rear suspension)

kanamin (author)2008-07-05

instead of gunner1089's universals (nothing wrong with them, just saying...), you could modify the ball joint by drilling a tiny hole through the ball and inserting some kind of metal rod; like in dogbone universals. This may be worse than electrical tape though, since it's permanent.

millions (author)2008-02-25

not that bad id this your first Instructable

Ghostsniper (author)millions2008-02-25

no i have a gun inst. but it's not as nice as this

general zee (author)2008-01-30

I like the new Add-ons!!

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