Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Halo 3?

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    Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Halo 3?

    I was wondering....would it be too crazy of an idea to make a real warthog?

    I've been playing Halo a lot recently, and just figured....maybe if you make the pieces in CAD, and then CNC mill them?

    I dunno, this question is mainly for Wizard but if anyone wants to chime in, feel free to!

    I just think...how hard would it be to make a working warthog....minus the chaingun so it would be street legal?

    Let me know what you guys think.

    Here's the picture of it for those of you whom don't play Halo.








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    Re: Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Hal

    I think that if you could get the templates in CAD then you shouldn't have a problem. It looks very similar to the rock truggies. The axels look like a mix between the mil spec Hummer axles and unimog portal axles. A fiberglass body would be easiest.

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    Re: Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Hal

    Well, they have the models you can extract from the game...what if you brought that into a program, scaled it up, and then used CAD to make templates from those models?

    I'm not sure what a rock truggie is...but I agree on the Hummer/Unimog axles. Would a fiberglass body withstand daily driving and such on the road?

    I'd want it to be a car that one could consider street legal, and wouldn't get stopped by the police for "issues"

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    Re: Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Hal

    Well to be street legal you will have to work in some head lights, tail lights, turn signals, side marker lights, etc.

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    Re: Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Hal

    im assuming you dont have $100,000+ for this project. If that is correct, you might want to base it off a more easily affordable and common frame/drivetrain. warthogs have "crab-steering" I think its called cantilever to be technical. But to make one with that is going to really up the cost. I would base it off a jeep CJ-7 that way you can still have a V-8 and a short wheelbase frame. you should be able to pick one up for about $3000 for a nice one, and even less for one in fair shape. Then all you have to worry about is the body and shaping your vision to match a warthog. I bet you could get one done for a total of 10,000-15,000 for a pretty accurate one.

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    Re: Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Hal

    I have a fiberglass body on my CJ7 and I go rockcrawling and mudding in it all the time (well not so much with gas prices) and have had no problems

    Building it on the CJ7 chasis would be the cheapest. However you could do a tube frame as well. To make it more efficient you could run a GM 4.3L v6

    The rock truggies are types of rock crawlers made from mini and mid size trucks and jeeps or sometimes are one off tube frames.

    I don't think it woudl be too hard, just the money factor.

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    Re: Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Hal

    I love it when people post pics. of the stuff I own.





















































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    Re: Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Hal

    Nice!

    Specs?

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    Re: Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Hal

    That's the WETA warthog :P

    Haha, c'mon Jodo, unless you work at WETA, I don't see that happening any time soon :P

    Nice try though.

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    Re: Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Hal

    You could utilize the CA drawings, make full size templates, cut them out of thin mdf and then fiberglass that over the frame. Since most of the vehicle are flat panels it shouldn't be too hard. Go for it!!!

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    Re: Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Hal

    Alright, well then I guess my first task is to get a vehicle base.
    CJ-6 sounds good, but I'm thinking I might need to modify the tires.

    The Warthog has 4 wheel drive in the game.

    I'm not 100 percent when it comes to car terms and stuff, so "some" of what you've said above is Latin to me...

    I'm guessing, first get a car base, then make the sheets using CAD.

    What's MDF? And I know how to fiberglass....but I would need practice before I go attempt it on the car body itself...

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    Re: Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Hal

    Go gor the CJ7, it is already 4wd. The tires you would need to get Interco Bogger tires. At least that is the tire in the 3rd tire down, (The other tires appear to be customs). Look for a CJ7 with straight 6 it is good on gas and it is great on low speed torque.

    If you want more info on Jeep stuff let me know.

    The windshield might also get you as it looks custom, but you might find somehting similar.


    MDF is multi density fiberboard, you can get it at any home improvement store

    *EDIT

    Also, check your state's regs as some states will not allow you to run beadlocks on the street and you have to have either your front bumper and/or headlights at a maximum height above the pavement.

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    Re: Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Hal

    When are we going to build are full scale walking AT-AT complete with game room and lounge Fitz????

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    Re: Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Hal

    I live in Virginia, so I'm guessing go look at the .gov website for VA?

    Matt, would you mind linking me to a good CJ7 that's somewhat local to VA? (If and only if you have a spare moment and you don't mind...I'd really appreciate it)

    I don't understand how the bogger tires website works, I'm guessing I want to get the
    B-123?

    I could probably get a custom windshield made, but what I'm wondering is....my best starting point then would be to buy that CJ7?

    What do you think?

    - Fitz

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    Re: Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Hal

    Not a problem Fitz! Let me get outta class and I will hook you up with all that info. I believe that Virginia only has a bumper height law, but I will find it for you.

    I think this is defintiely do able. The more I look at it, the windshield is similar to 90's era Corvette or Camaros. You could also make this a very cabable offroad machine pending fundage.

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    Re: Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Hal

    What would be a realistic budget for this project in your opinion Matt?

    I'll await your reply :P

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    Re: Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Hal

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    That's the WETA warthog :P

    Haha, c'mon Jodo, unless you work at WETA, I don't see that happening any time soon :P

    Nice try though.

    Ya I know.

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    Re: Hey Wizard do you think it would be too crazy to make a real LRV-Warthog from Hal

    Sorry Fitz....got outta class and crashed. I didn't forget and I am looking for Jeep for you.

    You could go anywhere between $10K and 20K depending on used/new parts and if you can do the work yourself. I have about $8K invested in my CJ7 and it is a moderate build.

    I do have a request, are there any screen grabs with someone standing next to the truck? That way I can figure how high it is lifted and the size of the tires.

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    The only moderately priced Jeep I found was
    http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...otpro&zc=23452
    Last edited by Mattastic13; Jun 17, 2008 at 8:03 AM.

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