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Old 11-13-2010, 05:53 PM
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My first build

Hi, me and my buddy Bart are building our first offroader. We plan to do some winchtrophy's and offroad rally's. Just for fun, on a low budget.
Here are some pics from the build so far, feel free to comment. We have to learn a lot....
This was the start. Axels from a 1986 Nissan Patrol 3.3D type R



And a LWB Sammy...



At the rear, we want a 4-link, in front will be the Nissan leaf springs, SPOA.
Rear axle cleaned and started at the 4-link:



Removed some rust...



New floor:



Testfit of the rear axle:



Calculated the 4-link:



Link bars:







4-link done !!!









Rear axle rebuild and modified for disc brakes:



Some bodywork:





Started the cage:



Rockslider:



More bodywork:



Front leafspring hangers:



Chassis extention and front leafspring hangers:







Front axle cleaned and ready for SPOA:



Front axle ready:



Rearend:



On it's feet (in the rain...)





This is where we are right now. Next is finish the exocage, rocksliders, putting airshocks in the rear, Trailmaster shocks in front...
Engine & drivetrain will be from a Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero 3L V6, but I haven't found a decent one yet....

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Old 11-13-2010, 06:03 PM
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looks good, keep it up
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:24 PM
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wow, never expected it turn out like this from the first pic, good job
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:20 PM
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Welcome to the OFN Peter

That Sami looks great, nice work

Are there many places to go offroading in Belgium?
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:10 PM
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Thank you.

No, there isn't much left. There are 3 offroad parks in Belgium. Offroading in nature is forbidden by law... Most of the time we go offroading in France or Holland (also in offroad parks).
For competition we have to go a little further...
The best trophy's are in Romania and Croatia.
This makes our hobby so expensive....
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:06 AM
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Good start
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:42 AM
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looks good!
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:22 PM
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Santa was early this year!!!
The donorcar for the engine & driveline is at home
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Old 12-04-2010, 04:43 AM
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Engine & driveline donor:





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Old 12-04-2010, 09:27 AM
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cool build and i always love reading about the events from over your way.
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:29 PM
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How was it cutting and welding the square tubing into the rocker panels for your sliders?

I was planning on doing the same thing with 2x4x0.25, but wasn't sure on what I was going to run into when trying to mig the sheet metal to it. Was planning on welding 2x2x0.25 to the bottom (4 pieces) with Ballistics weld on bushings for added support.


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Old 12-04-2010, 02:48 PM
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looks good which trophy's, you gonna drive in holland ?
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:18 PM
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@Flyingdutch: Yep, Liebrechtschallenge.
@The blind welder: Welding the square tube was a PITA! Sheetmetal is 25 years old and doesn't weld that good... On the inside i drilled some holes and put some M6 bolts in it.

Supportbrackets are to be made to the chassis.
On the other side i won't weld at all, i think pop rivets are stronger...

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Old 12-04-2010, 07:08 PM
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Thanks for the inside pic
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:21 AM
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It's alive....

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Old 12-17-2010, 11:31 AM
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Yep, axles are from a 1986 Nissan Patrol.
They are very strong and don't cost a arm and a leg....
I hope they can handle the power of the Mitsubishi V6
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:31 AM
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I like the presents under the Xmas tree this year.....

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Old 12-24-2010, 08:19 AM
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We'll take a break...... Our fingers are turning blue when working....

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Old 12-24-2010, 03:47 PM
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Yep, blue fingers suck!
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:00 AM
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