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

This shows you how to build the front end, fake engine, and front axle (no suspension). Steps in order of pics
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
its okay, try putting suspension on it to improve but is pretty cool 4*
maybe use a hinge in stead of ball joint<br>
cool i finished it!!!!!!!!!!! <br>
cool vechile only got half way trough it
dude thats almost like my idea! <br> <br>http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1717899&amp;l=a1e6f66d8e&amp;id=1040688481
&nbsp;I have found a way to make a strong u joint that won't brake.
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!
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. :)<br /> <br /> ~Legofanatic
cuold u send some of those springs, please.
i like your pickup is <strong>BIG</strong> but i change the rear suspension and i add 2<br /> wheels like a semi truck but it has no suspension it looks cool.<br /> soory i cant show you pics my camera got f up =(<br /> <strong><br /> </strong>i will show you when i fix my camera ok.<br /> &nbsp; <br />
i figured out a way to make the back axel stronger<br />
is that axle red rod or gray rod???
no it takes less knex this model does so your wrong mr. cowboy
knex needs to make real u joints.
come up with anything to solve this? i wouldn't mind some way to use it
Oh yeah tried the crew cab short bed, that didnt work. Weak back axle
Hate to say this but that thing is weak, takes more pieces than my hauler and i cant strengthen it at all<br/>check my truck out:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Hauler/">http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Hauler/</a><br/>
Try a crew cab short bed. I would do that.
wow you know what we should do? We should post awsome car stuff on instructables ;D?
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
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! www.instructables.com/id/my-knex-truck
I'd rather make a suspension truck in garrys mod lol
im now working on a 4WD attachment and possibly hidden guns
heres my truck that I made <a rel="nofollow" href="http://knexinnovation.gigacities.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=43">http://knexinnovation.gigacities.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=43</a><br/>
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
i think i might try to rebuild it someday(took 2 months to build in first place) and post it as an instructable
I could help rebuild it if you live in western P.A.
i can rebuild it myself, and why in western P.A?
Well because thats where i'm at. I just figured because of how big it is you could use help.
OOOOOO. Nah i can get it.
here it is
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
gotta love gmod
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
Okay, that sounds good
great if u send them to me I'll build them and post it if i like it
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.
it looks good but its kinda bulky (thx though)
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.
Have you been able to make a four wheel drive with functional steering? Maybe you could use these universals.
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)
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.
not that bad id this your first Instructable
no i have a gun inst. but it's not as nice as this
I like the new Add-ons!!

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