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Old 01-03-2007, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation dbash's fj40 is finally done

Thanks to Nightcrawlerfj40 and Campy and way too much $$ I finally have a cruiser worthy of the trail! Against T's advice I took it out and got it muddy on its first outing.... here are some pics if I uploaded them right.

when is the snow trip?
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looks good, how come your windsheild bars are tilted forward and/or straight as apppose to laid back a bit?
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Looks sweet! Something is upside down though...

What's the wheelbase and how is the rear shackle mounted?
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Looks sweet! Something is upside down though...

What's the wheelbase and how is the rear shackle mounted?
BEZEL POLICE!!!

Very sick rig. got any more detailed specs on it?
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Dude thats fawking rad!
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Old 01-04-2007, 08:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Bout' time you post that "bling thing" up. Snow trip can't be soon enough. Too bad I'm still out of commision, otherwise I'd smoke those 42's w/ my 35's , not
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yup, specs please!
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Sweet Curzer. Specs????
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah, what are the specs on that thing behind the cruiser on the trailer ?
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Nicely done!
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Old 01-04-2007, 05:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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So how'd the build go? Wasn't it suposed to be a two week build fo $20K or something like that?? Your old windshield looks real nice on my '70!
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Old 01-04-2007, 05:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yeah, what are the specs on that thing behind the cruiser on the trailer ?
I was wondering the same thing.. hehe

That's a NICE ride.. damn! Soo is flat towing it by the d-rings a good idea?
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Your cage looks silly, but as long as you like it, who cares. Everything else looks kick ass. Enjoy it!
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
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It does look like the A hoop was put in backwards!
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Ya i think we were drinking to much when we built that cage
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:20 AM   #17 (permalink)
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looks good, how come your windsheild bars are tilted forward and/or straight as apppose to laid back a bit?
I wanted the forward slant to the cage from the get go, I think straight up and down looks gay........ sorry campy :-) and im not too concerned with areodynamics at this point so I went with the forward stance because I think it looks agressive and im totally cool with different, never have been one to do something "just because everyone else did it that way"
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Looks sweet! Something is upside down though...

What's the wheelbase and how is the rear shackle mounted?
Thanks, Ill be sure and take a picture someday when it's right side up!
The wheel base is 108" I've posted a pic of the rear for you.
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Specs

The powerhouse is a spankin' new fuel injected LS1 Corvett Motor.
Transmission is a used, rebuilt LSM 460. Transfer is an Atlas and the gear ratio is 176 to 1. Custom stainless exhaust. Custom stainless 28 gallon fuel cell underneath the racing seats and roll cage. Custom Dash. Custom Tranny hump. Rebuilt Dana 60's front and rear chromallied inners and outers. On Board air. ARB on the front axle rear is locked. 42" super spampers with beadlocks. Old Man Emu leaf springs. Custom 1/4" steel skid plate under entire motor tranny and transfer. Rear wheel wells were removed and replaced with welded in 1/8" diamond plate to allow the tub to be cut so high and still be rigid. Hydrolic Steering. 9.5ti warn winch with rope rather then cable. The Frame was extended 20 inches overall. The frame was sandblasted and is powder coated flat black, The cage is powder coated semi gloss black, the tub (whats left of it) was sandblasted and is powder coated primer black. The DOM tube used for the rocker and around lights still needs paint, Im struggeling with what color to paint the tub so it may be primer black for a season while I think about it. Im leaving stuff out but everything on this rig is brand new other then the tub, frame, tranny, axles and master cylinder.
If you want to see a pic of anything else let me know.

I know the hood clips look like shit I still have to install the side panels under the hood. what you see there is temporary until I get time to put them on.
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Old 01-05-2007, 02:08 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Bout' time you post that "bling thing" up. Snow trip can't be soon enough. Too bad I'm still out of commision, otherwise I'd smoke those 42's w/ my 35's , not
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That's ok Campy, you can smoke my 6" in the meantime.........
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Yeah, what are the specs on that thing behind the cruiser on the trailer ?
That is one of my gear bags, I got it at Central 4 Wheel Drive it has a tree saver, block and tackle, 20' tow strap and my winch controler in it..... no campy you cannot sell it
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So how'd the build go? Wasn't it suposed to be a two week build fo $20K or something like that?? Your old windshield looks real nice on my '70!
Glad the windshield worked for you! I sure was missing it the first time I drove this rig it was 29 degrees and I was "hauling the mail" in high gear and freezing my ass off

The build? SLOWLY! but I must give Mike at Predator Off Road props! Im so happy with the end result that I have forgotton he crammed two weeks into 9 months I must also say that I am as much to blame for the delays as anyone because all the custom stuff and the powder coating was not part of the original plan the parts and pieces were hauled all over hell and back, put together and taken apart a few times to get to where it is now. Worth every minute to me.

The 20K? lets just say it went over budget and leave it at that.......
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Your cage looks silly, but as long as you like it, who cares. Everything else looks kick ass. Enjoy it!
Your right "who cares" I love it like that! Look at it this way guys you will all know when you see me on the trail beyond any shadow of a doubt, that alone makes me like it even more! Thanks and give me a shout when the time comes. here is a full on side view of it for all of you to make fun of and me to enjoy
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Ya i think we were drinking to much when we built that cage
HA! maybe so but how many Coronas have you put away building your new one? I have to admit I like it so far though it's going to be the shiat! just hurry up! WOW I really enjoyed saying that I did not know how cool it would feel to have a running, complete rig sitting at the reddy....... oops sorry again Campy I dont mean to clown on you it just keeps happening....
Again T and Campy thanks for all your help, no way I would have done this without your knowladge and inspiration.
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:59 AM   #25 (permalink)
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dig it, especially the fuel cell.

but enough with the friggen poser shots already!
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