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I bought a radius roof rolling chassis from a fabber here in AZ. Its a big car that will seat 5 people but probably will only carry my wife and daughter and most of the time only me and my daughter and some friends.

This may be a slow build as it has already taken me 2 years. I would like to drive it at the dunes in November and eventually in a year or so down to the baja peninsula to pre-run.

Its made of 1.5" x .125" wall DOM. The trailing arms and A-arms are made of 1.5 x .125" chromoly tubing made by Fodrill Motorsports. It has 2 piston Tatum Motorsports wide 5 front brakes on 2" hollow chromoly spindles made by Fodrill Motorsports. The rear brakes are Tatum as well but are 6 piston 934 Midboard brakes. The axles are from Gear One and are 32" long 35 splined. Transmission is from Fortin and is a standard 4H pattern with internal oil pump. Ring is 4.38 and is rated at 850hp. I currently have a Northstar v-8 motor attached to it that produces 400hp. There is a 23 gallon fuel cell and oversize radiator with dual 16" fans. Coil carriers and triple by-passes are Kings. The rear coil carriers are 2.5" body with 16" stroke and the by-passes are the same but 3" body. The front has 2.5" bodies 12" stroke with piggy back reservoirs. I have plans to by double by-passes for the front. Steering is a GEAR ONE SUPER RACK- # G1-3009 with a Char-lynn torque generator attached to a 3 spoke steering wheel. Autometer gauges complete with Tach, oil press, water temp and fuel. Lowrance GPS and Rugged headsets that are car to car as well as person to person inside the vehicle. You can also listen to music with an attachment on the unit of an Ipod. Jamar shifter, cnc turning brake and Triple X seats with Mastercraft 5 point with sternum straps. RObby Gordon 17" bead lock wheels with 35" ProComp M/T's.

It needs a few more items but mostly wiring and then it can be driven. Paint and body panels come after I get all the bugs worked out.

I will keep up on the updates as I progress.
 

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I bought a radius roof rolling chassis from a fabber here in AZ. Its a big car that will seat 5 people but probably will only carry my wife and daughter and most of the time only me and my daughter and some friends.

This may be a slow build as it has already taken me 2 years. I would like to drive it at the dunes in November and eventually in a year or so down to the baja peninsula to pre-run.

Its made of 1.5" x .125" wall DOM. The trailing arms and A-arms are made of 1.5 x .125" chromoly tubing made by Fodrill Motorsports. It has 2 piston Tatum Motorsports wide 5 front brakes on 2" hollow chromoly spindles made by Fodrill Motorsports. The rear brakes are Tatum as well but are 6 piston 934 Midboard brakes. The axles are from Gear One and are 32" long 35 splined. Transmission is from Fortin and is a standard 4H pattern with internal oil pump. Ring is 4.38 and is rated at 850hp. I currently have a Northstar v-8 motor attached to it that produces 400hp. There is a 23 gallon fuel cell and oversize radiator with dual 16" fans. Coil carriers and triple by-passes are Kings. The rear coil carriers are 2.5" body with 16" stroke and the by-passes are the same but 3" body. The front has 2.5" bodies 12" stroke with piggy back reservoirs. I have plans to by double by-passes for the front. Steering is a GEAR ONE SUPER RACK- # G1-3009 with a Char-lynn torque generator attached to a 3 spoke steering wheel. Autometer gauges complete with Tach, oil press, water temp and fuel. Lowrance GPS and Rugged headsets that are car to car as well as person to person inside the vehicle. You can also listen to music with an attachment on the unit of an Ipod. Jamar shifter, cnc turning brake and Triple X seats with Mastercraft 5 point with sternum straps. RObby Gordon 17" bead lock wheels with 35" ProComp M/T's.

It needs a few more items but mostly wiring and then it can be driven. Paint and body panels come after I get all the bugs worked out.

I will keep up on the updates as I progress.
Here are some pics!
 

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Thanks! Its a fun project, but its hot right now in Phoenix. I look forward to working on it but mostly look forward to driving it in the cooler weather as I plan on having it street legal and will drive it everywhere!
 

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looking Very nice :) 2 years eh? Makes it that much sweeter when you hit the dirt for the first time.
 

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That thing is SICK! Street Legal? Hell yea. Every other person on the road will be jealous they don't have something like this as their Daily Driver.
Thank you for the compliments. I am buying switches and lights for wiring which will be coming soon.
 

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Some of the best times I've had on the road is when I had my street legal sandrail. Like a motorcycle but safe. Hope to see you out on the road someday.:beer:
 

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Some of the best times I've had on the road is when I had my street legal sandrail. Like a motorcycle but safe. Hope to see you out on the road someday.:beer:
Hey Propane, are you a rock crawler now? I have a cherokee built for rocks with the upgrades someone has on a budget. My wife hates it and until recently I have considered selling it. Everyone tells me not to and I know I will regret it. My dad says it needs a good paint job with some body work and I will appreciate it more and so will she.
The problem with selling it is that I wont have a 4x4 for when I need it and my sand rail will only be good for the sand, driving on the streets and pre-running. What do you think?
 

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That looks cool and I want to have one. Maybe I should have a try.


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This is my first big sand rail or buggy, meaning my other one was a class 10 car but had a v8 and a vw transaxle. Although it got me around and was able to have fun, I really couldnt push it. This new car's transaxle will be able to handle up to 850hp and with my 400 I think it will be lots of fun!
 
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