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Old 05-08-2012, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Guys just signed up in hopes I can get some info on building my first crawler. I have skills in tubing bending and I am a pipe welder by trade. I have a 429 BB in the garage begging to be put to use. I was wandering if I can buy a set of plans to fit this big of motor or should i down size. If so would like to here comments. I did look at the bmpII and the Hellrasier 2 truck plans on AZ rock crawler but wasn't sure which would allow enough room for my motor. Sure y'all get this a lot but looking for some good tips. Thanks.

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Old 05-09-2012, 02:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There are very few plans out there to buy. Unless you're a rock bouncer it would probably be a good idea to ditch the big block. I assume it's carbureted as well.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Where do you live and what is the environment where you are? How big do you want this rig to be? 1,2,3,4,5 seater? 37,40,44,49" tires? Nothing wrong with a big block buggy as long as it is set up and used right. A 429 in my single seater wouldn't be worth a shit, but my 22r wouldn't be worth a pinch of shit in a four seater rockwell east coast rig on 49's either.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I live in south carolina and i dont want a buggy bigger than two seater.I do know i want a four link with atleast 40 on it. If the motor is two big what would you suggest i get. I havnt built the motor yet so i would like to know before i get started on it.
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