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Toylander 2 / Re: TL2 windscreen
« Last post by dad needs a hobby on 20 September, 2018, 06:58:35 AM »
Hi Cliffy
I dont think the windscreen has changed as Im still using my build manual from 6 years ago.

Good luck, Its not one of my fave jobs
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Introductions / Re: Hi All, finally gone the toylander route!
« Last post by TBirdUK on 19 September, 2018, 09:46:08 PM »
May be worth moving this to another part of the forum!

As I get into this, have taken out all the lights and as many ancillaries as possible and started sanding) it seems that the internals are good quality, proper speed controller, very nice rear axle with hall brushless motor combined (doesnt look like its from a mobility scooter) and all the electrics are good leds, relays etc (just very shoddy wiring).  It does look like they took an origional toylander Geepstar, took all the kit out (lots of holes that show where it was) and put in some quality parts.  Body although tatty seems solid but front steering needs work - the stubs wont take a 1 inch bearing for the new hubs that arrived today so I think they may have gone a bit oval over time.

May not have been a bad ebay purchase after all.
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Modifications / Re: Gear Stick
« Last post by TBirdUK on 19 September, 2018, 04:46:57 PM »
59joe

Any chance you could email me the pictures, I am doing a similar project, but a refurb of a geepstar based on a mobility scooter which I would like a gear stick to replace the current switch - any ideas welcome.
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Toylander 2 / Re: Silly question re tailgate
« Last post by Cliffy on 19 September, 2018, 09:13:04 AM »
Hi all,

I just used a piece of thin Masonite (Aussie word for hardboard). Looks a treat.

Regards

Cliffy
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Toylander 2 / TL2 windscreen
« Last post by Cliffy on 19 September, 2018, 09:09:41 AM »
Hi all,

I have finally got around to thinking about starting the construction of the windscreen, but I have an old build manual and I was wondering if there have been any improvements since then?

Thanks for any help as always!

Regards

Cliffy

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Introductions / Re: Hi All, finally gone the toylander route!
« Last post by TBirdUK on 18 September, 2018, 11:18:25 AM »
Thanks for the reply and welcome.

Probably right but I am reluctant to let this one die - I have all the parts of a mobility scooter to make a new one, that will be my 2nd project (for the girl who is only 2) - this will be my training toylander, will have to be done cheeply as I save up for a proper one and this one has quite a few of the bits I wasnt so sure of already sorted (and having it in front of me is much easier for me to understand how some problems were resolved).  This one will probably end up being a bit rough and ready so they can just play with it (and I can then sell the plastic ones), the next one will also cater for my needs!

The Jeepstar just fits in my car so it a good starting point.  I have found some 1inch hubs for £32 on ebay which I hope will sort the front out, was thinking of getting a full new steering rack (to upgrade to the pivot and include the ackerman bit)  and 4 wheels from Toylander but just dont have the cash at the moment - I'll make do and upgrade later (although I will be looking for some cheap 4 stud wheels so they match).  I am finding it difficult to get a copy of the Jeepstar plans, they just dont seem to be available and are so old that people have lost them.
regards

Simon
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Introductions / Re: Hi All, finally gone the toylander route!
« Last post by dad needs a hobby on 18 September, 2018, 07:27:04 AM »
Hi TBirdUK
Welcome to the forum, sounds like you have a bit of a project on your hands.

Unless your description is on the harsh side it may take you just as long to put right this one as it would to build a fresh one. it sound like the original person was a bit of a bodger who liked doing thing on the cheap.

Either way it sounds like it will be a nice little project.

please post pics of your progress

Peter
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Toylander 2 / Re: Silly question re tailgate
« Last post by dad needs a hobby on 18 September, 2018, 07:01:05 AM »
Did anyone try to use a router to grind the inside of the tailgate? Is that not a good idea?
When you buy a panel set form toylander the tailgate it routed out as you mentioned. Iv used two panel sets like that and its works great.
You would need to ace a jig tho
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Toylander 2 / Re: Silly question re tailgate
« Last post by MonLand on 17 September, 2018, 08:43:43 PM »
Did anyone try to use a router to grind the inside of the tailgate? Is that not a good idea?
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Toylander 2 / Re: joystick throttle help
« Last post by MonLand on 17 September, 2018, 08:41:26 PM »
Can you see if the Joystick is hall-effect sensor based? (hall effect uses magnets)
If it is, then it is likely hard to modify without the electronic schema. You might want to see wheelchair-hacker forums that might have more details about your specific joystick/chair.
In my case, I decided to forgo the chair controllers and instead used a generic PWM controller (well.... Two since I have two motors) in place of the joystick.
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