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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.

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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

Step 2: Cab

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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

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)

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)

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
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elias8614 years ago
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
jingo694 years ago
its okay, try putting suspension on it to improve but is pretty cool 4*
james44 years ago
maybe use a hinge in stead of ball joint
horton1234 years ago
cool i finished it!!!!!!!!!!!
cool vechile only got half way trough it
tacoman954 years ago
dude thats almost like my idea!

KneXtreme5 years ago
 I have found a way to make a strong u joint that won't brake.
norton2205 years ago
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!
GTRPLR19955 years ago
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. :)

perloo5 years ago
cuold u send some of those springs, please.
fnf5 years ago
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 mayo5 years ago
i figured out a way to make the back axel stronger
james45 years ago
is that axle red rod or gray rod???
james45 years ago
no it takes less knex this model does so your wrong mr. cowboy
09smitr5 years ago
knex needs to make real u joints.
aaronj5 years ago
come up with anything to solve this? i wouldn't mind some way to use it
Mr. Cowboy6 years ago
Oh yeah tried the crew cab short bed, that didnt work. Weak back axle
Mr. Cowboy6 years ago
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. Cowboy6 years ago
Try a crew cab short bed. I would do that.
mrbox7 years ago
wow you know what we should do? We should post awsome car stuff on instructables ;D?
jack999 mrbox6 years ago
Ghostsniper (author)  mrbox7 years ago
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
smidge1477 years ago
I'd rather make a suspension truck in garrys mod lol
Ghostsniper (author)  smidge1477 years ago
im now working on a 4WD attachment and possibly hidden guns
Ghostsniper (author)  nick.z7 years ago
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
My Monster Truck ( I wish I had it back and its the only pic I have)
Ghostsniper (author)  gooldnoofgrin6 years ago
i tried but i couldnt rebuild the suspension or axles, the rest wasn't so bad
Ghostsniper (author)  Ghostsniper7 years ago
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.
Ghostsniper (author)  nick.z7 years ago
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.
Ghostsniper (author)  nick.z7 years ago
OOOOOO. Nah i can get it.
here it is
Ghostsniper (author)  nick.z7 years ago
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
millions7 years ago
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
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