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Old 03-07-2017, 10:10 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Ah yes, as we call it, reverse building a buggy! Soon to have firewall and dash left and nothing else!

Looks good, I put a full exo on mine in hoping to keep the body around longer.........yes its heavier but it works for what I need!
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Ah yes, as we call it, reverse building a buggy! Soon to have firewall and dash left and nothing else!

Looks good, I put a full exo on mine in hoping to keep the body around longer.........yes its heavier but it works for what I need!
Haha, ya, Couldn't bring myself to try building a full tube chassis having never bent tube before starting this tube.
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Haha, ya, Couldn't bring myself to try building a full tube chassis having never bent tube before starting this tube.
I just have a few buddies that ended up doing the exact same thing, eventually its a full tube buggy, every time you need to change something more of the old body is cut away.

Looks good tho, will be interesting to see how it works. I've been resisting putting links in the rear of mine. Right now with the trackbar I built and all the weight it really hooks up well in the rear for leafs. I know I'd get more droop but considering at full stuff my cage/fender in the rear is the bumpstop theres only so much I'd gain with links.

My next big project will be an LS and a T400 but thats still a ways off.
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:05 PM   #29 (permalink)
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The time came to steal the good parts off my original Pathy. It will be sad to take it to the scrap heap, but the time has come. It was my first vehicle and the one I really learned how to fix/fabricate on. Owned it for 9 years and it had been straight axle'd for 7 years.



Got the t-case setup out of it along with the front axle, rear third member, and some other goodies.



Little more work on the cage. Got the roofbars in.





Tied to cage into the door hinge mounts.



Got some more goodies: Trail-gear orbital, mount, & column and 2"x2" FOA bumpstops.





Been slowly working on cutting all the un-needed junk off the front:



Finally got the front suspension cut out of it today.


Next step is to get the front of the frame cut-off in front of the motor-mounts, get the new front frame-rails built, then mock up the front axle/suspension.
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