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Old 01-28-2006, 10:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I think I have enough parts to start something

Well, Pics suck for now but I think i have enough parts to start finishing the project I started a year and a half ago.

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Engine Chevy 350 M.P.I.
TH350
203/205
Rocks(welded)
49" Iroks with Stazworks beadlock
Complete four wheel steering from P.O.S.
WB @130 still working on it

This is my first buggy so if you see me doing anything wrong any input is appreciated...Maybe

I still have some changes to make to the chassis and some extra support to add.


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Old 01-28-2006, 10:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks Sweet, What U Doing For Susp.?
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Suspension will be 4link with S.A.W. Coilovers. I like the idea of the airbags on the coils but will wait to see how it does first.
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Old 01-28-2006, 12:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Big problem, seems you parked in wrong garage

Damn, that things looks like a monster
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Old 01-28-2006, 01:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Daam gotta love big ass buggy's. Looks like its gonna be a 4seater ..
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Nice lines on that chassis,
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Old 01-28-2006, 02:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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definite 4 seater. hoping to shrink WB to under 130 without going too far up. Clearance under tcase and tranny looks to be about 32 inches as it sits now with the sides of the chassis at 38 inches. Still working on engine to rockwell clearance issues.
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Old 01-28-2006, 04:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 01-28-2006, 05:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Any more info on the beadlocks?????WHat size,etc...
Looks like it will be badass..........
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Old 01-28-2006, 05:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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What is your overall height to the highest part? I am looking at doing 49" Iroks on rockwells too, and am worried about rockwell engine issues while trying to keep the overal height low
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Old 01-28-2006, 07:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Beadlocks were from John at Stazworks. They are awesome. they are 20inch double sided beadlocks 14inches wide.

The total height as it sits now is 7'2" but i may be 2-3 inches higher when i'm done. It sits lower than my yj with 38s does and the out to out on the tires is 99" so other than trying to squeeze in between things it should be okay.

The engine is okay it is the radiator and grill that i may have to tweek around to get it right. I think the front is coming back 6 inches and the chassis will get modified up front to clear the top links and i'll trim the grill to make it all fit.

The nice thing is i'm going more for comfortable family rig and it is easier to fit stuff into one this size than a shoehorn one seater.

Thanks for the comments.
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first picture looks like two different offsets on wheels or is it my eyes.
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Old 01-28-2006, 08:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
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I need to keep my total height below 7 feet or I cant get into the garage, I guess I could air down a Lot, but I am thinking about trying to put the frame coilover mounts on some kind of hydrualic lever system so I can adjust ride height without adjusting the wheel travel of the coilover.
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:14 AM   #15 (permalink)
 
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Waiting for parts is a B*&ch! I got some stuff done this weekend. Now all I need are the parts to finish. WB got a little longer this time but i think i can make up some room in the front once i get started on it. I ran my numbers on the calculator and things seem to layout well. The only real variable that changes what I am looking to get is the true COG. I will do some searching on the topic later to see if there is a good way to figure it out since the unsprung weight is soo heavy and is all in the axles and tires.







JeepN I think is you don't have to start with a prebuilt chassis like i did you can make 7 feet work. You may have to give up a little comfort in the cab but i think if I started from the beginning i could make it work. You just have to watch the clearance of the grill/radiator, frame and front links. An atlas/stak might cut down on length and height inside the cab to help cut things back. I'm happy with it so far we'll see how it turns out when I'm done. I might just have to have some new axles shafts from Randy to set my mind at ease once I get going.
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