HI my name is jenffer a jay and i remake old tonkas in to r/c cars and trucks
right i am working on my newest one that a call "the mighty bee" it an 1976
mighty tonka dump truck

undate.. thanks .to razor 7177 and to ps 118 i redone "the mighty bee"

and soon i will post a video of the mighty bee soon


to see my newest one called the show bunny go to this link below


the newst one is here..

here the steps
the tonka
1 find a old tonka
2 take it apart
3 clean the parts
4 put back toherget the way it fit on the other part

the r/c
get one and
1 test it if it works (if you buy one used)
2 take off the unwanted car body

now the fun part

i use the following to tie the 2 haves together

all stainess steel clames
old meccano parts
jb weld
pumper putty

just make sure that

a..you don't tied in the battery
b..don't cover the off/ on button
c make sure the two hafes fit befor you start tie then in
d,, do a test drive too see it move ok and it fall a part

do the following if neened

paint the tonka hafe with rust coat paint

put back on all logos

add lights and sound

more to steps to come
jenffer (author) 4 years ago
i just added work lights
jenffer (author) 4 years ago
today i add lights to my r/c
razor71774 years ago
could you actually mount a turret on the truck..?
jenffer (author)  razor71774 years ago
humm i haet to say this what is turret and why do need one ?
heemmmm....its sort of a contraption i was thinkin' on putting on the truck......sorry i don't have the pics 4 it because i took it apart....it was basicly 2 modifyied micro servos held together with black double sided tape..the horizontal servo has a model gun attach 2 it and the vertical one is attach to the truck...but it was disasterous because it keeps on caming off...but good as a sentry gun.....so any tips....pls.....!
jenffer (author)  razor71774 years ago
going to munt my cam there oh the way.. do you know to make dump by a drenffer rc set up that is next thing i like to do and add the lights too
you could get a cheap plastic dump truck with same price at a flea market.....if your using a rc setup, you could attach a servo to the dump....could you post the pics of the rc setup so i can have a look....im using a 4 channel flysky radio transmitter ith a fs 6 channel reciever...2 tower pro micro servo....
jenffer (author)  razor71774 years ago
i was think the same way but what size of one i was think about one about same size will do
if u have a friend with a welding and sheet metal shear, u could actually build the dump your self....i can't say its cheap but it adds originality 2 your work....i hope this should help u....
jenffer (author)  razor71774 years ago
may be some day but i love take the old metal trucks and car and turning the into r/c cars

ps did you have noted the new bigger wheels on this r/c
how much did u get them for....so.....do u actually any power tools maybe a 3-in-1 hobby lathe...? i would really like to know how much this tools cost because im lookin' forward 2 buying 1.....so pls reply....
jenffer (author)  razor71774 years ago
well no i use good old hand tools in make this becase i don have the room

thanks anyway......i hope u could use me idea 4 ur next project.....and pls post the results
thank you again....!
jenffer (author)  razor71774 years ago
i am doing one the snow bunny r/c
razor71774 years ago
well you could get a dirt cheap plastic dump truck and use it 4 ur setup...could you pls post the rc setup your going to use for your project....im using a 4 channel flysky radio transmitter and a 6 channel flysky reciever and 2 tower pro micro servos which i have modified for continous rotation....
jenffer (author) 4 years ago
note i run a test on my truck and just found that all 4 tires are no good
so i am put on a set of new ones

say ... to anyone one out here dost you know how to fix a bad r/c car tire
if do plase tell me so next time i get a good use r/c car for my next tonka rc

razor71774 years ago
could u post the instruction to make this instructable please....?
jenffer (author)  razor71774 years ago
just did mor to come as i finsh up this one
wats da base for the truck ? did you need to machine any parts ?......would like to know
jenffer (author)  razor71774 years ago
yes i drilled hole for the lights

the base is a radio shack avalanchc op truck

jenffer (author)  razor71774 years ago
i will soon
PS1184 years ago
I really, really love this idea! You are so creative!

Personally, I think it could be cooler if you could rig it so that the tonka attaches down closer over the RC body so it looks more like it "fits".

Also, (and this is more of a personal aesthetic preference) I'd have probably not repainted the tonka. Something about the rusty old metal has a cool retro "feel" about it. Maybe that's just me, tho. :)
jenffer (author)  PS1184 years ago
a that how it fit on the r/c
b it was foe rust spots so i have to