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Old 01-01-2011, 10:13 AM
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nice picture....snow yuck! awesome build, keep up the good work
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:57 PM
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....snow yuck!
Blasphemy!



Build looks good.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:58 PM
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Did some shopping...



Approved by my 8year old monkey....
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:34 PM
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Nice work... I'm curious to your selection of front suspention, why leafs?
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:54 PM
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I want a rigid front and a flexy rear.
I think this will be more stable at higher speeds (it's not a crawler) and i don't need hydraulic steering. Just a highsteer setup will do. This makes it easier and cheaper to build. I am on a very limited budget....
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:30 PM
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^ kewl makes sense.... thanks


EDIT*** : May I suggest a better shackle angle for a smoother ride.... and if you like better yet... a Shackle reversal will be golden.

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Old 01-14-2011, 07:09 PM
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May I suggest a better shackle angle for a smoother ride
The V6 will add +/- 100 KG in the front and the shackle angle will be better (I hope...)
When I sit on the front bumper, the nose drops about 3" and i weigh about 112 KG.

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Old 02-07-2011, 03:12 PM
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Airshocks....16" Radflo



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Old 02-19-2011, 02:58 PM
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Got a little busy today...













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Old 02-19-2011, 03:05 PM
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Looking good Peter!
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:02 PM
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Thanks! When you are used to work on Suzuki's, is this really heavy stuff....
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:18 PM
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nice!!! i been takin advantage of a few nice days around here to!!!
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:35 PM
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The last couple of days I spend cleaning and degreasing the engine and transmission.
No spectacular pics taken....

Bart started at the fabrication of the exhaustmanifold. The original was broken and i didn't find any aftermarket....



Way to big, but wait until Bart makes some progress....


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Old 03-15-2011, 06:55 PM
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I got rid of the old Pajero body.
Did some flextests to determine the mounting points of the airshocks.







Removed the little 1.3L





Enginebay cleaned:



I have to sell some stuff.... The wife is getting nervous....

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Old 03-15-2011, 11:23 PM
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Don't base your shock locations on those test flexes....It will be far different with the drive train in there. Heavier, different COG, front back bias, etc......

Looks like a great rig is coming together!
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:24 PM
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Thanks!

So, you suggest i first put the drivetrain in, and redo the flextest...?
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:08 PM
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If you can, it would be a far better way to go about it.

The weight will make the front suspension work differently. It will probably flex farther than it does now and the ride height will be different if it is heavier overall to the old sami drive train, as well it may be located further forward or rearward changing the weight bias even more.

I personally would have the big pieces in place, then flex it for shock placement front and rear.

Others may have more to say but it makes sense to me.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:30 PM
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Indeed, makes sense....
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:13 PM
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Progress of today:

Transmission ready.



Cleaned and painted




Got rid of some floorpanels...




Hanging like this, there is just enough room left for the engine!




Now we can fab some support brackets...
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:51 PM
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Removed some rust....







Fooled around with some cardboard....



Support brackets for the transmission are ready to be welded to the chassis..
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