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To start off with I stole all this off a local board that i posted my junk on. This is totally a budget build for me. and when I have time and money I work on it.

so here we go

This is my first Buggy build ever 90% of this is build is all my design in my head...lol ( thats not good) personaly I do a ton of research that led me here. I love the low wide big tire look but unfortunatly it just won't work for me here on the West coast. Since my whole life has been in the performance industry you know this bitch will make some power but I don't wanna get too crazy. anyways before we get into my junk here I will appologize before hand for CAP'S my computer here at work only uses cap's and sometime I jump back and forth between work and play ;D

Well this all started many many moon's ago over a drunk'in conversation down at K.O.H. and the ball was set in a very very slow moving roll. the main thing's I wanted was a chassis that I could beat the shit out of and never worrie about it. I decided to go with cromo mainly cuz I could get a stupid good deal on it. this build started off shooting for the moon and since I have two teen age boy's it has been pulled way back.........waaay back. this whole build is not a priority to me and I play with it as time and money permit's. my wife and I are all about our family and we spend a ton of time with our boy's. it's not uncommon to be at somesort of a sport event 7 day's a week between games and practices.

Anyway's the main chassis is 1 3/4 .120 wall cromo and a mix of 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 here and there. the biggest concern's for me was that i had enough room for my fat ass to be comfy all day long. i bought a truck load of tube around 280 feet and started hoarding parts. the list of junk as follow's

ESTIMATED DATE I GOT THIS BACK HOME AND STARTED WAS LATE 2011 EARLY 2012

Chassis spec's
all cromo (had to be Tig welded that was the deal I made to the guy I got the tube from )
fit for a fat guy
110 w/b
54 inches wide
TC FJ40 hood and grill

DRIVETRAIN SPECS
6.0 LS engine
Mast motorsports Head's
custom ground cam by Erson
hex adjust timming set
Morel lifter's that get rid of the gay plastic insert's
F.A.S.T. truck intake for 102mm throttle body
Badass rocker's
custom built stepped header's by Paul Barrett
built TH400 trans
3.8 Atlas case
narrowed Dana 60 front
14 Bolt rear with C&C hub's
PRP low back Comp fat boy seat's
FSR Dual pass radiator,trans cooler, engine oil cooler and p/s cooler
22 Gallon fuel cell
2.5 7075 lower link's
2" upper's
1.250 heim's
14" Bilstein coilover's

I found a few pics of old progress and parts so here you go

SEAT'S PRP COMP LOW BACK'S WITH POCKET'S AND ADJUSTABLE HEAD REST


HEAD'S



 

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COOL CLEANABLE BILLET OIL FILTER



DID MY OWN ENGINE HARNESS OFF A FACTORY ONE


NOW FOR THE CHASSIS. SINCE WE ALL HAVE SEEN TUBE BENT I WON'T WASTE UR TIME AND FASTFORWARD TO WHEN IT CAME HOME A COUPLE MONTHS AGO :Big Grin:





TIG WELDING THE CHASSIS UP



 

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HAD TO REDO THE SUBFRAME THIS WHAT I CAME UP WITH AND IT HAS REMOVABLE CROSSMEMBER'S


FRONT TRUSS IS ALL TACKED UP AND FRONT LOWER LINK'S MOCKED UP







AND BUMP STOP MOCK UP
 

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ANYWAY'S I HAVE MADE A FEW CHANGES TO THE SUBFRAME AGAIN.......:Crying: AND THIS ONE HURT THE POCKET BOOK BAD. I ORDERED UP SOME 1 3/4 .188 WALL CHROMO AND WAS INFORMED LAST NIGHT THAT IT WAS ON A HUGE BACK ORDER :complain::complain: :Crying::Crying::Crying::Crying: I MADE A FEW CALL'S LOCALY AND THEY WANTED $25.00 A FOOT :jaw: I ASKED MY PURCHASING CHICK IF .250 WALL WAS EASIER TO GET AND THEY HAD IT ON THE SHELF SOOOOO THAT SHOULD BE HERE THURSDAY MAYBE TUESDAY AND THE BEST PART IT WAS $18.00 A FOOT STILL SUX BUT OH WELL BETTER THEN $25.00 A FOOT PLUS TAX SO NOW I WILL BE THE PROUD OWNER OF 22 FEET ....UGGGHHHH ONCE THAT GET'S IN THE RE,RE,RE,RECONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN. I ALSO BOUGHT WAY TO MUCH TUBE FOR THE CENTER CONSOLE/DASH THAT I NEED TO DO :clap:

07-13-12

not much progress but at least more parts are being added to the pile :Big Grin:



she sure has a purdy mouth



and look's good on too :Big Grin:





Also machined my lower chassis side link tab's :Big Grin:



other then that the tube showed up and it has been cut and bent just need to notch and tack it in then on to linking this bitch

I bought some PVC and cut it up to mock the links up and get demension's from there. all look's killer now i can't wait for the real thing

 

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07-16-12

oldest boy got a concussion this weekend at football camp so I spent some time in the garage mainly cleaning but worked on the engine skid. originally it was to have a 180* bent tube but with the new subframe that wasnt going to work which is fine it was kinda ugly lol :gapteeth:

this is what i came up with







And the finished template
of course it will have some speed holes to lighten it up and make it look cooler and hope that it helps cool the pan too. the bottom will also be covered in uhmw shit. i also plan on putting some more attaching points to the motor mounts and in the flat area more cross pieces to strengthen it up
 

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09-06-12ISH

NOTHING NEW AND EXCITING PLAYED A LITTLE BIT WITH IT AND MOVED A FEW THING'S AROUND. FOOTBALL STARTED HERE FOR BOTH MY BOY'S SO I'LL BE DOING THAT TILL OCTOBER THEN I GET A WHOLE 10 DAYS OFF THEN WRESTLING START'S ;D HONESTLY WOULDN'T CHANGE IT FOR THE WORLD

ON A SIDE NOTE I SCORED THESE LAST WEEK thumb.gif



Thanks Guy's motivation has been hard to come by but i'm trying lol
MORE PCS OF THE PUZZLE SHOWED UP :Big Grin: SIDE PCS OF THE ENGINE SKID 3/16 AND 4130 :cool:



THEY FIT PERFECT IN MOCK UP TOO JUST ONE SMALL ADJUSTMENT

Small Update spent a small fortune on NI99 rod ( cough $110.00 a lbs ) :eek: :eek: but I paid less then half that flashemifyougotem and I also bought 10 lbs of filler rod for the chassis :gapteeth: for a deal that I couldn't pass up.. like close to the amount I paid for 1lbs around here ;D ;D ;D ;D now if my life would slow down I might be able to make some more forward progress



I did manage to go out a mock up the engine skid side plates and they fit near perfect. I do need to open up the bolt hole for the lower link a bit but other then that it's dead on. now I need to drill the side hole's where it attached to the block. a few months ago I bought a set of metric transfer screws so that will go quick. Also getting the brackets for the front axle cut out so the front should be done very soon.....time permitting
 

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09-24-12

GOT MY ARP HEAD STUDS,MAIN STUDS AND ROD BOLTS IN ....IT'S LIKE PORN :cougar:



Finally got around to working on the front truss and bracket's. now that I have a 1.5 week break from sports with my boy's. The lower link's where bugging the crap out of me and how they seemed unsupported, so i looked around and found some idea's but none appealed to me . so this is what i came up with. I do wish they where angled but not a big deal. I made some templates and had the drafts man here at work draw them up in CAD then I ask Jesse to cut them out. All in all very happy with the out come

pass. side upper support. i like how it ties into the tube and cast to support the hell out of the tab's




both straight on


Lower side


Then the driver side pretty normal but I notched for the truss


And finally the truss back on...this was a huge pain in the ass to fit it but I got it :cougar:


closer shot pass
 

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11-13-12
( AROUND THIS TIME SOMEONE HAD BROKEN INTO MY STORAGE UNIT AND HAD STOLEN MY SEAT’S WELDER’S , TOURCHES,SEAT BELTS ….WELL JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING I OWNED THAT COULDN’T BE KEPT NICELY AT HOME W/O DAMAGE. AROUND THIS TIME I WAS BISY WITH LIFE AND WHEN THIS HAPPEN I JUST ABOUT SAID SCREW IT IM OUT…….BUT I DIDN’T)

Well since last weekend was basicly my last free weekend I went out and worked on it a bit more. I finished fine tuning the truss then tack welded it all together to double check everything once it's under the chassis :clap: also went down and bought more link material “PVC” and made the other two links to be sure how it looked and worked good. also cut out some quick .125 tabs to mock up the upper's. I knew the motor mounts I whipped up would be tight but once everything was in I'm not happy with them so I'm redoing them now. I've drawn up a few different designs but none of them do it for me :cougar: so here are more pics

I know....in this pic it looks tweaked but it isn't




still playing with the motor mounts
 

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03-04-13
MY SON TOOK THE TRIPLE CROWN AT THE IRONMAN TOURNEMENT AND WITH ONE KID IN BASKET BALL AND ONE IN WRESTLING WE ARE BUSY BUSY
OK NOW ONTO THE COOL SHIT

I WANTED A REAR TRUSS THAT WENT FROM FLANG TO FLANG. I COULDNT FIND ONE THAT WAS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED AND WHEN I DID THE PRICE MADE MY ASS PUCKER. SO I ORDERED UP THE RUFF STUFF TRUSS AND PROMTLY STARTED CUTTING IT UP TO MAKE WHAT I WANT :eek:


AND THE PINION SUPPORT AND SHOVEL...LOL


I REORDERED NEW SEAT'S AND I EXPECT TO HAVE THEM IN A COUPLE WEEK'S

THE LOWER FRONT LINKS ARE STILL AT KICK ASS OFFROAD WAITING FOR THEM TO BE FINISHED

I ORDERED UP A BALLISTIC 14 BOLT SHAVE KIT AND A PILE OF OTHER CRAP THAT SHOULD BE HERE THIS WEEK.

GEARS,REAR ARB,CROMO'S AND ALL THE OTHER AXLE RELATED STUFF IS IN THE WORK'S AS WE SPEAK
MORE TOYS SHOWED UP NOW IF I CAN JUST MAKE THE TIME :p

SHAVING THE 14 BOLT


AND MY WINCH PLATE


ALSO GOT UPPER LINK TABS SO NOW THE LINK PART WILL BE DONE
 

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03-13-13
SHEEEEWW FINALLY SLOWING DOWN A BIT FOR ME. TOOK THE KID TO STATE FOR WRESTLING AND HE TOOK 1ST IN ALL THREE EVENTS AND THE TRIPLE CROWN AWARD.

CANT BEAT THAT SMILE ;D


AND OF COURSE A PIC WITH HIS COACHES


OK NOW BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDUALED PROGRAM

NOW THAT "CLUB" WRESTLING IS OVER I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME AND I MEAN A LITTLE BIT. I FIRST HAD TO DO A LITTLE CLEANING IN THE GARAGE THEN GOT TO WORK.
GOT THE TRUSS FITTED UP

HAD TO BOLT ON THE DIFF COVER TO SEE HOW MUCH WILL BE TAKEN OFF ;D


SIDE SHOT
 

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03-13-13
WHAT GOT ME KICKED IN THE ASS WAS THAT MY NEW...NEW SEAT'S SHOWED UP. I PICKED THEM UP MONDAY AFTER WORK AND OF COURSE HAD TO SET THEM IN AND GO FOR A RIDE …. YEAH I WHEELED THE HAMMER'S THAT NIGHT...MADE ENGINE NOISES AND EVERYTHING



NOW THAT THE DAMN TRUSS IS ON AND THE LOWER'S TACKED IN I MOVED ON TO THE UPPER'S. WHILE ALL INSPIRED I HAD TO START PLAYING AROUND WITH HOW EVERYTHING WOULD FIT

BUMP'S IN,COILOVER CLOSE TO WHERE I THINK I MIGHT WANT IT AND I EVEN PUT THE SWAY BAR IN FOR MOCK UP

PICS WITH THE SWAY BAR IN.....GETTING PRETTY TIGHT


QUICK VIDEO OF ME SCREWING AROUND WITH A BRIDGEPORT




WITH ALL THIS MOCKING UP AND ME AND MY O.C.D. AND OVER THINKING EVERYTHING I FOUND THAT THE WINCH PLATE WONT WORK FOR ME IN THE INTENDED STOP BECAUSE IT'S TO NARROW. IM NOW THINKING OF CUTTING THE FRONT OF THE CHASSIS OFF AND MOUNTING THE WINCH BEHIND THE GRILL
 

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03-18-13
STARTED WORKING ON THE DASH THIS WEEKEND. SINCE MY FOCUS HAS GONE TO A MORE COMFORTABLE COCKPIT THEN A “RACE” STYLE I KNEW I WANTED A CENTER CONSOLE TO HOLD THE GAUGES AND TOGGLE SWITCHES. IT’S BEEN BEAT INTO MY HEAD THAT YOU MUST BE ABLE TO GET THE SWITCHES….DUH !! ANYWAYS IN THE PAST IVE RIDDEN AND DROVE RIGS WITH CENTER CONSOLES AND I HATED THEM. MY LEG NORMALLY HIT’S THE CONSOLE AND AFTER A DAY OF THAT IT PLAIN SUCK’S. I’M NOT THE SMALLEST GUY IN THE WORLD SO I NEED TO BE COMFY. I LIKE THE IDEA OF A CONSOLE TO BE ABLE TO HIDE WIRING AND CRAP LIKE THAT. I’VE BEEN BOUNCING IDEA’S AROUND IN MY HEAD AND DOING A LITTLE RESEARCH TO SEE WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS RUNNING. IVE SEEN GUY’S RUN THE EXHAUST TOWARD THE BACK AND DOWN THE BELLHOUSING. THAT IS APPEALING TO ME ALSO. WELL I SAT IN THE CHASSIS IN MY NEW SEAT’S READING MY NEW CRAWL MAGAZINE THIS WEEKEND AND I CAME UP WITH A PLAN. I HAD JUST BOUGHT A BOX OF 4’ BULBS FOR THE GARAGE. I TORE THE BOX APART AND STARTED HACKING IT UP AND STARTED PLAYING. THIS IS WHAT I CAME UP WITH



I EVEN THREW IN THE SHIFTER TO BE SURE IT’S EAST TO GET TO AND OPERATE. THEN BORDEM TOOK TOTAL CONTROLL AND I EVEN ADDED MOCK UP GAUGES AND SWITCHES


I HOPE TO GET THE HVAC GUY NEXT DOOR TO MY WORK TO BEND UP SOME ALUMINUM FOR ME THIS WEEK TO BE DONE WITH THIS PART
 

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03-18-13

HAD ONE OF THE COOLEST MOTHER FUCKER'S KICK ME ALL THE GAUGES FOR THIS BUILD. THEY ARE ALL AUTOMETER COBALT'S. I GOT 5" TACK AND SPEEDO. THE REST ARE 2 5/8 OIL PSI,WATER TEMP, TRANS TEMP, FUEL LEVEL ( NOT SURE I'LL USE THIS) AND VOLT'S




AND LITE


GOT SOME MO WORK DONE THIS WEEKEND. HAD TO REWORK THE MOTOR MOUNT'S TO CLEAR THE UPPER LINK'S. I DREW UP A NEW MOTOR MOUNT AND GOT THEM BURNED OUT. SPENT FRIDAY NIGHT TEARING APART THE OLD MOUNTS AND WELDING UP THE NEW MOUNT'S. THEN WENT OVER TO MY BUDDY DON'S HOUSE TO USE HIS NOTCHER TO DO THE MOTORMOUNT TUBE AND MY DASH BAT THAT I'M PLAYING WITH . ALSO ON FRIDAY I GOT MY FRONT LOWER LINKS BACK FROM BEING FIXED. AND BOLTED THEM IN ....DAMN THEY LOOK GOOD

NEW MOUNTS ALL WELDED UP



AND NOW IN WITH WAY MORE CLEARANCE



LOWER LINK....BEEF
 

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ALSO GOT AN UNEXPECTED CALL FROM MY BOY CODY THAT HE WANTED TO COME OVER SUNDAY AND FINISH UP WELDING THE CHASSIS SO NOW IT'S AROUND 95% WELDED. PRETTY STOKED ON THE PROGRESS. CODY SAID HE HAD SOME STAINLESS THAT WE COULD BUILD THE DASH AND CONSOLE OUT OF...KINDA ON THE FENCE IS I WANNA RUN STAINLESS OR NOT BUT THE PRICE IS RIGHT :)

03-29-13

PIC OF CODY'S HANDY WORK :Big Grin::Big Grin:


ALSO GOT MY MUFFLER....I DO HAVE PERKS TO MY JOB AT TIMES
SPINTECH SPRINTCAR MUFFLER...SHOULD SOUND GOOD


THEN I GOT ATTACKED BY A WEREWOLF…… MY SON
 
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