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    rock solid buggy build

    well i had alot of fun wheeling the toyota but its time to step up the game so im building a tube chassis and filling it up with some goodies.

    the plan, 115" wheel base front and rear steer 404,s with a 5.7 4l80 and 3 speed tcase.

    i have yet to come up with a clever name for it so rock solid after my company will have to work for now.

    the goal is th have it done by the off road show in grand jct at the begining of june we'll see i guess. and soon as i can figure out how to post pics ill get some up "help me"

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    I see one

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    okay i win!!!
    that pic was the start of alot of nocthing.



    a little more done


    i ended up not keeping the back loops land built a new lower loop that enabled me to use straight bars

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    i got pretty far on the next day



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    and as always i just couldnt help from sitting in it


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    Looks good will stop by and check it out some time

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    Can't wait to check it out. Is it going to look like AZRockcrawlers buggy?



    What parts are you transfering from the yoter? Doesn't sound like any.

    Is it going to be a 3-link up front? Make sure to re-inforce the upper link mount
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    i ended up running the local supply shops out of 1 3/4 tubing so i decided to play with some flat steel 16g. im not sure im going to keep it like this let me know what you think. i kinda want to wrap the entire back and just cut out an area for the rear tire.


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    nice start man!!
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    thanks man. im only home one week a month so progress is slow ive only gotten to work on it 5 days so far. im looking forward to getting home next week ive ordered alot of stuff its going to be like xmas.

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    looks good so far russ
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    ordered my hiems and tube adapters today. also bought motor mounts and an engine cradle. i get home on wed and i hope to get the motor and trans set in by the weekend. i dont have the tcase yet but that will be the next purchase.

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    well the motor and trans are in none of parts have showed up yet and i have to go back to work now. i also finished the skins. and i rolled the chassis over and finished welding it up. well i hope i can make some better progress next time im home. ill get some pics up soon only so much can do from my phone lol

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    I hope your doing more tubes above your head and triangulation behind the seats...

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    i guess my fuel cell showed today but im out of state working for a couple weeks. i did however get to see my derale oil cooler and crow harnesses before i left town. last night clint and i stayed at his shop late and designed some rocker plates he is going to cut for me.

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    can you say sexy

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    i got hurt at work and wasnt able to get much done on the buggy but i finished th back of the cab and started the roof. but mostly just stared at it lol. clint cut me out some covers for my rock sliders but i didnt get a chance to install them.

    built a floor and started mounting seats

    started a dash not sure what i want to do yet

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    Looks really good. It is going to be fun!
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    bought a tcase today to good of a deal to pass up i bought a atlas4 that was used for mock up has all the adapters i need and low range is 5.0. i meeting the guy at the hammers to pick it up in feb.

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    oh and thanks clint for the pic and the table time!

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    got some more done not much though went to co springs and picked up a new trailer

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    got the sliders welded in

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    mounted the radiater but i dont like it . its to exsposed and no good way to protect it im going to get the fuel cell mounted and move the radiater down into the chassis

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    The fan is going to be kind of loud right there too.

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    yeah , as soon as i get my cradle made for the fuel cell ill get it mounted then ill be able to mount the radiater down lower. i started thinking if i blew a hose that hot water would go right down my neck lol

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    Like the trailer. Will we be seeing that in KOH this year?
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    nope not taking the trailer im just taking the quad so really no need. whenare you heading out?

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    I am riding with Captain Christian Concordia. Not sure when we are leaving town. We might be out testing stuff in Moab before we head to the lake. We leave the 3rd and back some time after the Friday race.

    Need to source some budget parts for my rhino rig. I will get with you at KOH.

    Your ride going to be done this Spring?

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    ill see you there for sure ill be there the night of the 8th. im hoping the buggy is done by the end of may. im picking up a bunch of parts at koh but im only home 6 days of the month so not alot of time to work on it .

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    well it been awhile since i was on not much happening went to koh and bought an atlas 4 but the splines are wrong for my tcase . so im waiting on aa to get the parts i need. i finished the roof and had to go back to work so next days off need to get busy.

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    my new wheels

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    my atlas 4 i that i picked up at the hammers

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    roof is done

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    so what do you think of the skins

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    Man, I really like em'. I would have stuck with chrome/silver wheels though with those skins. What color you painting the chassis?

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    the chassis is going to be red im thinking. man i got a smokin deal on the wheels. it would have been hard to pass up. they might change color befor im done.

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    Awesome work Russell!! Can't wait to see this beast in person! Shoot me a call sometime whenever you're not busy.
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