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Old 11-23-2011, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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CCOR's Buggy Build, Vengeance!

CCOR is proud to introduce its 1st buggy, Vengeance!

Some of you on the boards might remember this buggy from the past. Built in Tennessee in 2006 (by toploader4x4), this one seater traveled throughout the US, passing through many states and several owners before eventually making its home in Athens, Georgia. (See the post http://img2.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=466729 just disregard the mock-up photos leaked from our shop.) This buggy has morphed into CCOR’s latest creation, Vengeance, an asymmetrical, narrowed Rockwell, one-seat Buggy with front and rear steering capabilities and around a conservative 390-400hp.

Initially, the buggy was purchased by to wheel (by Dr. Liviu Radu). However, when we got the buggy into the shop here at CCOR, we realized that while it had good bones, the buggy had been well loved on the trails and was in need of a major overhaul. In January 2010, less than 100 hours into the build, Radu’s 2 year old son was diagnosed with brain stem cancer. The diagnosis brought the project to a halt, and there were many tense moments throughout the year for all of us.

During this time, CCOR’s owner, Matthew Grimes took the buggy on as his personal project, not knowing if the build would continue or if the project would be scrapped. The build continued hour by hour when his time permitted, while Radu and his family traveled to Florida each week for treatment. After 9 grueling months of radiation and chemotherapy, we were all relieved to receive the news that our young friend was cancer free!

So the build resumed, and we took our time and made it our own. Despite the normal trials and tribulations of a buggy build, the project progressed fairly smoothly. We have posted a some build pictures, so you guys can get a look at the fabrication process. We have also posted pictures of the finished project with and without the skins. Check out all of the bells and whistles, the buggy has to offer:

Owner- Dr. Liviu Radu, Athens, GA

Builder- CCOR (Classic City Off Road), Athens, GA

Chassis Design- CCOR

Chassis Fabrication- CCOR

Overall Length- 155”

Overall Wheelbase- 119”

Overall height- 73 ”

Ride height- 23”

Weight- 4220 lbs

Engine- 1st Gen Chevy small-block 400 engine

Trick Flow heads

Custom headers

Accel DFI fuel injection

Transmission- Art Carr Turbo 350

Torque Converter- 2800 stall

Transfer Case- Atlas II

Front and Rear 4 link suspension

Front and rear steer narrowed Rockwells

Remote reservoir Bilstein, 14” coil overs

(4) 4” travel, FOX bump stops

Custom shock towers- CCOR

Radiator and Transmission Cooler- Ron Davis

Axles- 2.5T Rockwell front ends that have been narrowed with short side being 2 stub shafts and the long side now using a stock short side

Link bars- 2” quarter wall

Heim Joints- 1” x 1.25” Teflon (Ruff Stuff Specialties)

Front end- 2 piece driveshaft, Rear end- single driveshaft

Steering- PSC products (two double ended steering rams, high flow pump and reservoir)

Brakes- Four wheel disc brakes, with dual bore CNC master cylinders with CNC remote reservoir feed
Front brakes- Total of 4 Willwood calipers= 8 pistons per rotor
Rear brakes- US Brake with 4 pistons per rotor

Fuel Safe Racing cell filler neck and components

Custom fuel tank

Fuel and cooling lines- plumbed with AN fittings and lines

3 point Halon system

UHMW skid plate

Switch panel- 12Volt Guy

Custom console and switch panel console- CCOR

Tires- 42” Interco IROK Stickies

17” MRW beadlocks

Optima Yellow Top battery

Warn 9.0 RC winch

Corbeau XP seat and 5-Point Camlock harness

Paint- CCOR

Skins- CCOR

Wrap- AKO Signs

Custom Pin striping- David Piatek

We hope you guys appreciate our build as we tried to keep the essence of the buggy the same, but put our own twist on it. We will be out on the trails in the upcoming weeks, so if you see us, give us a shout. Feel free to give us a call or PM if you have specific questions about the build or want to start one with us!

Thanks for all of the continued support on the boards!

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Old 11-23-2011, 02:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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is that seriously where the exhaust is going to exit? gonna sound wicked no doubt but looks a little close to the ear. LOL. sharp buggy. nice fab work.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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More pics coming... if we can ever get them uploaded.
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Are those coilover mounts going to be strong enough once he starts hitting stuff hard? Seems like a ton of leverage that far out.
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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We created a photo album until we can post more pics...

http://www.myalbum.com/Album=YPBQ7ZBU

Somebody post up and let us know that you can see the album.

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Old 11-23-2011, 04:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Those lower shock mounts look like they might last one day, but probably not even that long.
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Looks good guys, excellent fab work. I personally saw those lower shock mounts during fabrication and believe there adequately braced and will hold up just fine to any abuse. Can't wait to see the next one CCOR turns out!

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Just noticed, but the bump stops hit the same wing looking things?

No offence meant, But is there any bracing past the chunk? Looks like it might be an expensive first run.
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Album works, but keep the pictures here.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I will reserve final judgement for completion, but I have to say its not looking good. That was a sick sick rig in its original form. Now you have cut it apart, changed the unique lines and basically ruined it..

For the time and money spent cutting it apart and/or redo-ing, you could have bought a rig that was more inline with what you/customer wanted or built something new. Never understood why people buy something they dont like and then cut it all apart or redo it all.. (not including repairs, maintenance, etc)

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you can only hop in the car from the one side? what happens if you roll and that side lands down/against somthing? and you need to get out fast?
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you can only hop in the car from the one side? what happens if you roll and that side lands down/against somthing? and you need to get out fast?
Just one of many things I'm apprehensive about on this one... I LOVED this rig when VIZ had it up here. From what I'm seeing here, I hope you just pulled the parts out of the old chassis and built an all new one and didn't cut it up to "rebuild" it. The "lines" you have going here are
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I drove the new buggy a couple months back and it did great. Shock mounts seemed to work just fine. I took it through some twisted ravines and had it flexed up pretty damn good. Also full throttled up a couple of ledges. Makes gobs of power and suspension felt great. Very stable feeling and turned on a dime. You can get out the side or the front and probably the other side if your ass isn't too fat.
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With all that tube/axles/etc...3,800lb is unbelievable! No, really...I don't believe it!
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Amazing how much better something looks completed and painted.

I like it. Even better than when it was originally built. (Oh noes teh pirate nut swingers are gonna not like me now )
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Glad everyone is eating, so we can post some pics!
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:13 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Just trying to think outside of the box on this one...

It has run well the past few outings, but we really plan on beating the crap out of it tomorrow!

Will post video of it in action soon...

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i like the looks of it, but I don't like the lack of support at the drivers' side a-pillar. without a dashbar or some other lateral support, it looks like the weak point in a rollover or impact.
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Here are links for 2 short videos from the Buggy's first trip to Morris Mountain. (This was also the driver's first time wheeling as well.)

http://youtu.be/xQz4O6MSjSE

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