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Okay...I'm a bum...I let my star expire...

Who want's to host and post some pics for me? (I'll jump in between the SB comercials)....

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Thanks a bunch TTURokToy!

As you can see there is a lot of finish work to do, but you get the general idea. Looks like King got the spring-rates right the first cut...At least in the posure shot's it looks okay.

I'm having second thoughts about the sway bar too...I'll have to get her in the rocks first to tell for sure, but so far she's pretty well balanced.

Grego'...Give me a call and I'll tell ya' about the fuel pump stuff...

Anyway, good feeling guy's!

And a special thanks to Tom Woods' for helping me out on the drive shafts...I'll post up some special shots of his new "Rock-and-Roll" shafts...Flippin' bitchen work.

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That is fawking BADASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Really makes me wanna quit on the Disco and figure out how to get an ExMOD D110 into the US.

Any shots of the rearend, and the linkage?

Jon

PS: If you have any more pics you need hosted, just flip them over to me and I'll have them up ASAP
 

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Thanks Ron....Pic's coming your way right now....I'll have more time to check the posts now that Oakland looks like their getting a good'ol' fashioned ass-whoopin.

Still diggin' the comercials though!

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Holy SHEEEIIITTTT!!!!

SAAAAWWWWWHHHHHEEEEEAAAAATTTTT!!!!

Man, what a friggin rig now! Way to go. You absolutely have to come down to LC for the CC. Just get that baby delivered, and then all the grand parents and inlaws can help while you are gone.

Keep the picts coming.

Btw - should have some super secret mod pictures very soon of the D110.

Later,

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:eek: :eek: HOLY CRAP:eek: :eek:

Nice work....your my new hero:D

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Jeez, man!!! That is one fine piece of work!! I hope we can see you and the truck in action at CC .... even if only for a day or 2. Now Powerhouse is a definite must!!
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Absolutely farkin AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

Unreal Doug. Great to see your D90 up and running. What a rebuild!!!! It will be good to see you on your old trails to get a feel for the difference some king coilovers, a d60, a d70 and a few old 42in tsls will make. Id imagine it would be almost scary to drive given how different it is from its previous incarnation. But man, ANYTHING with your specs would have to be a blast to drive. Tyres poking out every side, massive ground clearance, massive strength and a full roll cage to boot. How much fun is that machine going to be - you will be able to point it at absolutely anything, plant the right boot and hang on. Absolutely farkin AWESOME.

Congrats on your work. Looks great.

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Doug that looks the dogs nuts mate!

Well done.






Wyrd thing is those 42" tyres actually look perfectly natural on there:eek:


I think ive been hanging around on here to long:rolleyes:
 

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Thanks for all the kind words guy's. There is always a bit of trepidation when you post up your work around here. Of course it's still early!... :)

I plan on adding a spreader or two on the top of the cage, and add to that about 16hrs of clean up and paint.

Ordered a rear sway-bar from Stockcar Products....Ohhhh....About *4!* weeks ago...Even went down on bar diameter such that I could get the thing in "one week"....Riiiiiight.

Your right Sam...It is a VERY different driving it now....Especially from humble beginnings she started at. Something about a 8" lift, a lot less sheet-metal and no windshield that changes your perspective. Of course after a trip or two up and down the street in front of the shop I had her in 4hi and brought her up to (estimated) 45 - 50 mph. I did notice that the compound angle on the drive-shaft would cause a slight vibration at that speed...Of course I don't have a center console anymore, and the cover plate is off....That translates into staring straight down at the UJ...Kinda skaaarry seeing a 20lb drive-shaft, at a compound angel, spinning REAL fast only about 12" from your leg!
The other thing I'm going to have to get used to is having Detroits front and back...I used to have ARB's...The extra wheel-base and soft stuff kills' my turning radius...Disconnecting the front axle really seems to help, but I have to remember to do it! I figure about....Ohhhh....One 1/4 mile in the rocks, and I'll have it back.

I'm going to do my best to get to the CC! Count on it! But alass it's really out of my hands. Family comes first around here. My wife does understand however, that I'm like a bull in a china shop when I have a rig built AND a place to go! I really all depends on the recovery time she needs.

Billy! Time to post up the supper secret mods dude!!!

Rich! Time to post up some pics of yours!!! I just checked my pic files...I truly started this thing 3-17-02...*IF* you don't count the year before when I was doing the parts procurement and house remodel...So that means you have less than 6 months to be rolling! :flipoff2:
 

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I'm going to start the clock now that you finished and get it finished by next January. I'm planning on doing similar mods (axles, role cage, suspension) + custom body panels, bed, and top. The 37" tires I'm planning sure look puny after looking at your rig. Oh well, I use to being the underdog!

Sheila and I finished laying the outside layers of the top (1 foam layer, 4 glass layers, and 1 kevlar layer). So far, the top weighs 27 lbs without the lexan windows, the inner layer of glass, or the side windows cut out. This is cool stuff. I have tried the screw driver test on a sample layup - can't penetrate the sample by hand! Takes a punch and some heavy blows from a hammer to penetrate the sample! Kevlar is tough stuff! I'm going to let it cure for awhile before work continues on the top. I started working on the plugs for the tub this weekend. Will start with the side panels and then the floor. These will be easy compared to the top.

The rear flat bed and the cage has been redesigned (easier to build and removable for extreme stuff). However, since Blister won't show his, I won't show mine!

If someone knows where I can get a fj80 front axle, this will sure help. Once I get the front, I'll order the 9" rear.

Still working the the rear suspension design. This is going to take a while.

Great work Doug!

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insane, i want to do similar with a series now.

lets see, i have a D70, 400SBC, and a body and frame... :eek:
Adam

Can't wait to see your progress on this long talked about much changed super series project:rolleyes:

















Only kidding mate:flipoff2:

All I need are some 42" tyres to go with the 101 axles and I could be following in Dougs footsteps;)
 

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Doug,

What did the final measurements end up being. Overall width, WB, height of chassis etc. Dont suppose you got a pic of it parked on level ground, just trying to get a feel for how big this thing is.

How does the full hydro steering feel on the road?? You went with a double ended ram and a return to centre orbital, didnt you??

Sam
 
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