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Old 04-16-2012, 08:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Evolution Mach & Fab New Buggy

Just thought I'd post a quick thread outlining the build Clay and company (EMF) is doing for me. Feel free to give up ideas or opinions. This is a "starter" buggy for me. Axles and engine MIGHT be changed in about a year or more. Not sure till I get behind the wheel. I need advice on paint (or vinyl!) please, thanks.

Since I'm 6"8, this was always planned to be a 4 seater that will fit family and friends that are also tall. Clay worked his BUTT OFF to plan and design my buggy to make it as big as it had to be but as small as it could be! He nailed it!

Here's are the specs as of now:

-Evolution 4 Seater Chassis
-Unimog 404 steering axles
-LT1 engine out of camaro
-Exaxt disk brake conversion kit
-Exaxt pinion conversion
-2 Speed J.W. Powerglide (built strong!)
-4 Speed T-Case
-42" Pitbull Rockers
-20" Stazworks Double Beadlocks
-16" ORI STX Struts with Resevoirs
-EVO Heim Joints
-Alluminum Links
-PRP Seats (Drivers and Pass on Sliders and the rear is 48" wide)
-"Carbon Fibre" dash
-Rigid Lighting
-JP Custom controls Switch Panel with Wiring Harness
-Front and Rear 12,000lb winches

Here are some pics...

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Old 04-16-2012, 09:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It started with Dan Johnson's old rig. I was planning on just getting it converted to a 4 seater but I got a little carried away and the only items that were salvalged were the axles and the engine.. And as you can see from my height, it just wasn't safe to wheel this thing very long! Time for a change!!
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Clay,Dale & Mike working their magic with the teardown...
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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And the new chassis started...
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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More chassis and Clay also built a tube roller to roll some tube so he can better suit the dash lines..
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Dale fitting dash. Pictures,as always, don't do justice to show all the lines on this rig. Not one straight tube, every line has a different character to show...
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Switch Panel from JP Custom Controls which were AWESOME to deal with!!!
It will be mounted on the headliner above the driver and passenger.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Working on the rear. All panels are removeable..
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Removeable panels for the back for easy cleaning, etc...
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Filler for fuel tank..
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Retractable seatbelt boxes fitted into the floor gave more room for the bench to be pushed back for more legroom. Great idea Clay!
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Seatbelt boxes and switch panel.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:46 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Time for the floor. Clay builds his floors to take the abuse of "what might happen!" So no thin alluminum here! Steel welded in to guard against possible logs that wanna come up thru and take out my testicles! Plus cool removeable panels to easily get to the t-case or tranny..
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More floor..
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More pics to come.. Thanks.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Wow I wondered what happened to Dan's rig! Now I know!

Good to see is on Pirate4x4.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Nice build, does the original tube portion of the old chassi still exist?
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:33 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Ya u bet buddy. Complete red chassis still in existence and FOR SALE. Btw it's basically completely stripped.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:44 PM   #19 (permalink)
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My interest is limited as I can build my own chassis, but for the sake of argument, what are you asking for the remains? If its reasonable I might know some people interested.

Shame to see such a famous truck go to scrap so maybe someone will pony up for it.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:15 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I'd hate to see it rust away too. Chassis, All the panels, Mog frame is still there attached as well. Dash etc with guages, rad, fan. Fuel cell is still there but a friend might need it for his project so that one item is up in the air. Everything else, 1500 OBO.(I AM open to suggestions) Or if price is right, I can deliver within Alberta.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:18 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I think your price is right if she was in the US. At that price I would have bought it an stuck it out back until I found a 404 with a rotten cab. I suggest you coppy your post to www.benzworld.org/forums/Unimog

Just add a SMALL BLURB at the bottom with price for the old chassis. I suspect you will sell it quickly.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:27 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Awesome build mate... Im planning something simialar at the end of the yr for my Mogs..

What wheel base are you going to be running..
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:49 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Looking to be around 119" for wheelbase. Thanks for your interest.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:05 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Under the hood on the left there will be a small "tool box" created to utilize an otherwise useless space.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:42 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Clay had to fab up some high steer arms of his own considering the way he wanted to run the links. They were time intensive but turned out great!
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