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Old 08-23-2012, 10:05 AM   #226 (permalink)
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Little hood work. It is not finished. Need to find a good way to fill that gap and get some compression for some hood pin lock downs. Not as much work as of lately. GF's mom is in town and I have to be social. I also had the ladies start arts and crafts time by making me some templates for panels.



Got the monster res installed and secure. The drop flow goes right into the pump. They are mounted on the same bracket so both the res and pump vibrate on the same plane.



Top of the res should be protected enough in a roll from the mini coil over hoop
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:10 PM   #227 (permalink)
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You cheap bastards out there.....They wanted 150 bucks to make a new drive shaft from my old shaft. Screw that noise. So I cut the front drive shafte about 4 inches from the axle end. Cut the weights off and looked around the shop for some scrap tube.

Turns out that 1.75 DOM tube is the perfect size. Drilled a couple tack welds in place and welded the new 10" longer shaft together for the front. Re welded the weights in the same location. Not sure if that will help, but this thing will never see highway speeds.



Had to cut the front end up a bit. I had to rotate the PSC ram forward a bit a couple of months ago. Turns out that I was a little bud light distracted and welded it back in with the wrongs sides. Flopped around while drinking a beer a guess. Any how, welded that focker in and didn't think about till later when I was trying to align the steering.....PHUCK! Got burnt out on the project and let it sit.

Long story short. Cut ram, re did again. Cut bump stops and pan hard bar to allow for more up travel hard to see.



This picture......Just looked cool.

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Old 08-28-2012, 05:15 PM   #228 (permalink)
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Turns out that I was a little bud light distracted
That happens to me a lot

Looks great man keep up the killer work. Love the tubework.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:52 PM   #229 (permalink)
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I think you are going to wish you had the fixed yoke kits from trail tough pretty fast. I dont think that short slip is gonna cut it for the travel you have. Looks great otherwise though. You are CLOSE to getting it out at this point right?

Edit, I think you should paint it green and call it toad. Your cage reminds me of this guy

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Old 08-29-2012, 01:23 PM   #230 (permalink)
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It would be nice if it worked like a toad. My control arms and drive shafts pivot on the same plane, so there really shouldn't be that much movement. I will probably go fixed some day.

I know I will kick my ass on the trail when I throw a drive shaft and all the fluids puke out. "Wish I would have listened to that guy" syndrome.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:08 AM   #231 (permalink)
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More work. Plumbing. Took my time and read all the tips on PSC website. I have really good response on my Truggy with PSC. No issues as all.



I also got a free Flex light fan and changed that out for the stock electric fan.

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Old 08-31-2012, 08:01 AM   #232 (permalink)
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Question:

I cut the rear drive shaft in half to extend it like the front, but when I cut into the drive shaft there is a huge piece of 1/4 thick carboard tubing running down the inside of the tube. I tried to pull it out, without any luck.

I am going to pour some coke in there and let it sit for a couple days to deteriate. Anybody have any other ideas? Wierd one?
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:46 PM   #233 (permalink)
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Question 2:

I need a shot of the the fuel lines from the tank forward. At the time it was going to be a quick tank flip, but.....it snow balled and I have not looked at the tank in a year.

I will look for that thread that has all the diagrams.


Question 3:

Where are all my tracker compadres? Needs some help.....Lazy..I am.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:01 PM   #234 (permalink)
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Found Question 2

http://www.rlb.50megs.com/trkfuelsys.html


For my reference
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:05 AM   #235 (permalink)
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I cut the rear drive shaft in half to extend it like the front, but when I cut into the drive shaft there is a huge piece of 1/4 thick carboard tubing running down the inside of the tube. I tried to pull it out, without any luck.

I am going to pour some coke in there and let it sit for a couple days to deteriate. Anybody have any other ideas? Wierd one?
lol its there to absorb driveline vibes and noise from the shaft! not really needed in there as ur goin slow
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Just ask your questions Dan. Some one will know the answers to your questions.

I dont have pics of the fule lines but I bet I can tell you what is what. On my 16V swaps I put the track/kick 2 dr tanks in the samurai. When I did my swaps I left the emissions equipment whole. You need a total of 3 lines. The large one is the HP from the tank to the filter then to the engine. The middle size one is the return line and I dont think you can mess those two up. The third smaller is a vacuum line from that little charcoal canister that you relocated under the hood. IIRC it hooks to the line coming off of the plastic box that is bolted to the top of the tank.
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This thing is looking sweet! Awesome work man.
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I love this thing!!!
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:43 AM   #239 (permalink)
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Some more updates.

Worked on the rear drive shaft. Could never get that dam carboard out all the way down the tube, but oh well. This should hold and get me around for a while.



Made the rear removable basket for jackets, tents, and lawn chairs.



Mounted the rear winch/suck down.


Put in the lights, plumbed the fuel cell, cut holes out in the fire wall for wiring.

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Worked on the roof.



Looking up from the driver seat.



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full-size spare? fuck all that.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:44 AM   #242 (permalink)
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Cool factor.

I have four sets of tires that I will be using on this thing depending on where I use it in Colorado.

34 LTBs. These will be for fun and busting through the fire roads in the back country. I plan on getting way out there and will need a spare.

37s will be for around town, liquor store, and to the office. Snow plowing.

Yep, that is right. I am going to put some mounts on the front axle and use my atv blade to do my ally and streets during large snow storms.

37 stickies for the hard trails. Still need to purchase.

39's Just because it will look cool in the garage. I am sure I will have friends that will let me throw a set on there and play.

This vehicel will be doing many different terrains and need to be ready for all.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:01 PM   #243 (permalink)
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My nemisis:

Wiring

I found a good diagram...Finally.



http://www.suzukiinfo.com/vitara/tra...ng_diagram.jpg

but it does not break down the combined tail light section and I am afraid that I cut something that ties it all together. I cut the rear ABS brake line, dome light, reduntant turn signals < and junk. All I can get out of the assembly connector is constant when head lights are turned on.

I fuked myself. Might have to go by a chiltons....
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:01 PM   #244 (permalink)
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I have absolutely nothing useful to add... But I LOVE this build. I always envisioned the same kind of build (been looking for a spare, beat tracker to start with for a while now), but I know without a doubt it would not have turned out this well.

But now I get to steal ideas from your build
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Thanks for all the compliments. Feel free to ask any questions. I know I have a shit ton.

Back to question at hand. Does anybody have any experiece using the original wiring to wire up a tracker buggy? I have the diagram, but I need more details on the combined light system on the rear.

Pics for the weekend. Got the exhaust done. Rear drive shaft. New coils for the rear. 18" 3" 200lbs and 14" 3" 100lbs. Took the 100lbs retainer springs out. ADS coils bring the suck. I need to rebuild at least one.

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Exhaust is ugly

What's your issue with the wiring? I'm not wrapping my head around what you're meaning. Issues with converting from the separate brake/turn, to a combined unit?
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:16 AM   #247 (permalink)
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This is a budget wheeler. Just cut the crap out and tucked it up better. No use in painting it.

The rear lights are combo. Turn signal in light housing, tail light, and brake light. Plus they have the little turn signals and trailer hook up wiring. The diagram tells me Gray, yellow, black with tracer, etc, but it does not tell me....

Red with yellow tracer is brake light.

I know I can trace the lights with the car on and I am doing that, but I have cut the side turn signals (Don't need) and I believe that this is causing my issue. I am guessing that cutting the extra turn signals have diconected the ground. Now I can't trace shit. The closed circuit is now cut.

Not sure if that helps
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Just giving you shit on the exhaust.

You're correct there doesn't seem to be any good schematics out there. Didn;t find a '91, but looked at the '89-90 on your link.

Here's what I come up with:

G/R - Left Turn
G/Y - Right Turn
R/Y - Tail
G/W - Brake
Red - Backup Lights
Blk - Ground

As I hinted around on earlier, the Brake & signals are on separate bulbs. You can cheat them over onto the same using a trailer adapter (I think there's a link in the Toy FAQ) that interrupts the brake signal for the turn signals.
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Orderd 4.24.1 gears from Trail Tough Today. They were the only zuk vendor to have them in stock. Nice guy over the phone.

Will be placing order with Scott at Addicted later this week for the phase two purchase from Trail Gear. Gears, spool, brake lines, winch, install kit and some dirty's.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:53 AM   #250 (permalink)
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Gears, lockers, setup, dirties, ordered today through

ADDICTED OFFROAD

Thanks Scott

Taking the thirds to him on Friday. Watch him work, eat, and then head home with the goodies for the weekend.

Sucks though. I have family duties all weekend and will not be able to play in the garage.
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