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cbrahs 04-09-2008 09:49 PM

sprint car rock buggy
Here is my first build of this nature. I found 2 sprint car chassis for $800 (for the pair) and could not pass up the deal. A few days later, my nephew said he found a 86 Toyota that a guy wants to trade him for working on his truck and I could have it for $200. Am looking for a Toyota front axle to keep everything matched. (going to build the 2nd chassis with all the big stuff). The toyota buggy is going to be a learning experience for the 2nd chassis with a small block and full widths and atlas t case. Found a Lincoln 255 square wave TIG w/ water cooler for $800. I am tinkering around with a 4 link calculator and banging my head against the wall on that one :emb: ! LOL.... Any advice would be great.

37" tires
5.29 gears
22RE motor
auto tranny
toy t-case
full hydro steering (probably PSC)
Fox 2.5 Air Shocks

a world of outlaw sprint car only weighs about 1200lbs so i am thinking this thing will be in the 15-1700 lb area when done. We hauled the chassis over to my place in the backs of our pickups and 2 of us lifted them out so they don't weigh anything.

My new welder

The red chassis will be the big build after i sruggle on the Toy build

The white chassis is going to be the Toyota build

Bonehead 04-09-2008 11:04 PM

It will be a great project.
Have you seen the one Sam Patton did?

cbrahs 04-09-2008 11:09 PM

this one? :bounce2:

This buggy is why I am going for it. He did a KILLER JOB! tried to pick his brain for some pointers and I got an email back to call if I wanted information. Just have been too busy with the biz to even call him.

Bonehead 04-09-2008 11:19 PM

Sam is a great guy. I talked with him at length about it at Moab a couple of years back. I hated to see him turn it over hard and messed up the steering pretty early in the event. But it is still one of the cleaner builds out there.

-MOSES- 04-10-2008 12:33 AM

Good start for sure !

Graham08 04-10-2008 10:39 AM

Of all the things that could be done with an old sprint car, I never dreamed I would see that. Pretty cool, though! :bounce2:

Here in Ohio, old sprint car frames are a dime a dozen. The top dogs only run them about 20 nights or so and replace them.

cbrahs 04-10-2008 08:51 PM

I am getting excited to start on it. Everytime i see a new tool, I seem to go and buy it so at this rate, the buggy will NEVER get done!

Jeep07 05-25-2008 11:57 PM

So did you start this thing yet?

cbrahs 05-26-2008 12:03 AM

I have the engine in the chassis and currently rebuilding the tranny. Tranny is going in tomorrow and then starting the 4 link front and rear. Will be taking pics as I go and posting them. I have been busy as a 1 legged man the last few weeks with my company.

B-Rad 05-26-2008 03:41 AM

Old competitor named brutus(pbb name) built one with rockwells, 4 wheel steer and 44's.

cbrahs 05-26-2008 12:39 PM

rocks would be great! This is a pretty low budget build and a learning experience for the next one. I am thinking of making the next one a 2 seater. Going to widen it for another seat. It has been fun and will learn a ton on this one.

cbrahs 05-28-2008 11:59 PM

got the tranny installed today.. Still need to fab a x-member but it is starting to show some progress. I ended up using the red chassis because of the intake manifold/ exhaust manifold locations in comparison to the slant tubes. I will leave the white chassis for a small block on the next build. :bounce2:




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