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Old 02-07-2006, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Small buggy chassis?

I decided I want to build a buggy, but I want it to be light-weight and small. I really like the Poison Spyder Bruiser chassis and the BTF Fusion Chassis, but they are way to big.

I'd like to have a chassis built that is alot like those, but just narrower and possibly shorter. I want to use a narrowed FJ40 hood and grill, ideally. I'm thinking about 64" wide axles with coilovers etc.

Does anyone have a chassis like this, or has the ability to build one? I know we (Poly Performance) are coming out with a chassis soon, but I'd like to see what others have to offer.

I plan on using this for rock crawling and some mild to medium dune running, with a supercharged tacoma motor.
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search "Randy" not sure on exact dimensions, but its not big at all.
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Old 02-07-2006, 03:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dude, you live in SLO, that would make it a X chassis from Mike....case closed
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Old 02-07-2006, 03:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The hendrix chassis isn't really what I'm looking for...
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Travis, at Roarkfabworks builds a sweet small chassis and I'm sure he would even change it around to your exact specs! good luck
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The hendrix chassis isn't really what I'm looking for...
Hope you have extra $$$ for freight Or you could hound him into getting the Samurai cages into production...X-chassis too large or something else?
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Old 02-07-2006, 04:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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wicked fab has a sweet chassis, I think its called the Malvado
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Old 02-07-2006, 04:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Avalanche www.avalancheengineering.com
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BadlandsCustom Offroad Machine Shop www.badlandsoffroad.com
Frankies Offroad www.frankiesoffroad.com
Cambell Enterprises www.campbellent.com
Gradys Extreme www.gradysoffroad.com
Factory Tubular www.factorytubular.com
Hendrix Motorsports www.hendrixmotorsports.com
Randy Ellis Design Inc. www.randyellisdesign.com
Roark Fab Works www.roarkfabworks.com
Shaffers Offroad www.shaffersoffroad.com
Trent Fabrication www.trentfabrication.com
Rock Equipment www.rockequipment.com
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S&N Fab Inc. www.sn-fab.com
Twisted Customs www.twistedcustoms.com

half of those links dont even work...
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We are starting the prototype for a smaller production chassis tonight. We should have pics up sometime late this week. We have orders for a few already. Give me a call and I will give you more info on it.

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I've seen the Malvado, it looks pretty bad ass.

Dan thanks for the reply, I'm working right now, but I'll give you a call tomorrow!
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this sounds like what your looking for

http://www.sn-fab.com/projects/duthie/page1.html
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half of those links dont even work...

so 3 didnt work.
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Second vote for Randy. He makes sweet stuff!
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I like the size and lines of that buggy. Any links to Randy's work?
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Sorry that was me under Pig's name.
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check out S&N fab

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That thing's bad. Thanks.
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another vote for wicked fab's, and he will make it what ever size you would like.
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I like the size and lines of that buggy. Any links to Randy's work?
Randy is a "finisher" at a large Sand Car shop in Southern California. His work is as good as any fabricator I have ever seen. Plus his junk works.

PM him. I know for a fact he has room in his garage for a new project.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ighlight=Randy
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I don't think you can get any smaller or lighter....







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I like this diablo with a fj40 hood and grill.

I would love to do a Twisted Customs fj40 hood on a nice light all toyota buggy. 3rz, auto, 4.7 rear disconnect case, Fj80 front, 1-ton 6lug rear, 42" iroks on 17" toyota wheels, air shocks, 48" chassis, very simple about 2800lbs.

Make the chassis as simple as possible......no extra tubes....
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I forgot about the diablo chassis, I've never seen one up close actually.
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