Here’s a few details on the build:
Custom 1 1/2”x 3” tube frame
Front ‘89 Ford Kingpin Dana 60 narrowed to 54” WMS to WMS. 5.38 gears with a cable actuated OX locker.
Rear Ford Dana 60 with 5.38 gears and a Detroit locker. Narrowed to 54” WMS to WMS.
Brakes removed from the wheels on both axles. Pinion brakes both front and rear. Calipers also have mechanical park brake.
52”x 27” wide low impact tires on double beadlock wheels imported from Russia. They can be run to a maximum of 11 psi. Probably be around 4 psi most the time.
No suspension. The tires will be the only suspension.
The body will be all aluminum with square tube ROPs over it.
In northern Alberta we don’t have any rock crawling. Most the area except for the river valleys is pretty flat with lots of standing water. This will be a purpose built rig for getting through all the Muskeg that pretty much swallows up side by sides and quads. Some areas the Muskeg has no bottom so it needs to be amphibious.
The guy who imported the tires for me has them on a 4700 pound Jeep TJ and it still floats quite well. I’m hoping to be 2000 pounds lighter once done.