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Old 06-21-2012, 03:44 AM
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honda rock buggy build

I have been working on this for a few months now , it will be a slow low budget build.

Engine /trans axle are from a 92 Acura ,diffs are bj60 landcruiser

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Old 06-21-2012, 03:48 AM
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:53 AM
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:57 AM
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That is looking great. How many hours do u have in it so far?

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Old 06-21-2012, 11:13 AM
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I haven't really kept track but would guess 50-70 hours , it was 24h or 3 days on the base chassis.

I kinda putter with it between other jobs in the shop
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:57 PM
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Dude this is way out of the box. Isn't that Acura differential open? I am assuming that will be your center diff and you will be using the Acura trans... Are you going to weld it up?

Keep working on it, I want to see more pics!

Target weight in mind? What tires are you going to run (or just size if you haven't picked them out)?
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:56 PM
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Might be low budget but it's top class johny,look forward to seeing all progress
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:31 PM
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NICE!!! Please keep us up to date on this!!! Love it!!
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:00 PM
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As an Australian Honda rally car racer & builder currently constructing an offroader (not Honda), this build fascinates me. (see WJP004's You Tube channel). I thought I'd seen everything you can do with a B series, but there's no limit to fabricating ingenuity. Did you choose the Acura just because you had it? A B16 head will bolt straight on without modification and significantly raise your compression. I love the individuality of your chassis. Is the frame your own design? The diff will be open, but an lsd can be fitted into your box if needed. Stay away from factory type R diff's as they don't spool up properly. The aftermarket ones in the USA are much more effective. Well done so far & I look forward to seeing your progress.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:30 PM
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Dude this is way out of the box. Isn't that Acura differential open? I am assuming that will be your center diff and you will be using the Acura trans... Are you going to weld it up?

Keep working on it, I want to see more pics!

Target weight in mind? What tires are you going to run (or just size if you haven't picked them out)?
Thanks I'll keep you all up dated as I go.It is an open diff auto that I will weld up. Im hoping to be around 2000lbs-2400lbs . The plan is to run some bald 39 krawlers I have on some bling raceline wheels


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Might be low budget but it's top class johny,look forward to seeing all progress
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NICE!!! Please keep us up to date on this!!! Love it!!
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As an Australian Honda rally car racer & builder currently constructing an offroader (not Honda), this build fascinates me. (see WJP004's You Tube channel). I thought I'd seen everything you can do with a B series, but there's no limit to fabricating ingenuity. Did you choose the Acura just because you had it? A B16 head will bolt straight on without modification and significantly raise your compression. I love the individuality of your chassis. Is the frame your own design? The diff will be open, but an lsd can be fitted into your box if needed. Stay away from factory type R diff's as they don't spool up properly. The aftermarket ones in the USA are much more effective. Well done so far & I look forward to seeing your progress.
Thanks! The chassis is my design inspired by Rock Apes buggy, and markavalenti.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ighlight=honda
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ighlight=honda

I chose the Acura because I found one cheap on craigslist
got the whole car for $350 scraped the car and got $150 for the shell.
I have another car coming for spare parts now too..

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Old 06-24-2012, 05:15 AM
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oh here's a few more pics on my photobucket http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v655/johny5/

I'll be busy with other projects in the shop over the next few weeks so progress will be slow
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:16 AM
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Thanks Johny
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:26 PM
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:11 AM
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Well got a little time to work in it the last few days.
worked on the front shaft to see how the seat was going to mount








narrowed an old winch I had.

started on the rear axle diff mount,milled out the center for no other reason than to play with my mill.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:22 AM
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Mounted a spindle so I could put a wheel on



here's what the rear diff striped down.

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Old 06-28-2012, 03:44 PM
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More lovely work,thanks Johny
Any chance you can get a splined shaft all way through diff?i read somewhere that someone locked the dif that way(i guess budget probably rules it out but maby something standard might fit MABY)
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:29 PM
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Full shaft is a possibility , I'll know better when I pull the trans apart
The inner splines on the side gears / and cv are the same as a Toyota t case outputs

I'm still not 100% on the front shaft , I had to raise seat up more than I wanted

I may move the lower link mounts in more and lower the steady bearing /pillow block
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:01 AM
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i guess if your going to strip trans then welding is no prob,just thought you might get a full lenght shaft through without touching trans but i've no idea if thats possible with this dif.
What about moving the link out and bearing in and down?
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:08 AM
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There looks to be a cross pin for the side gears in the way.

I could also run the actual CV shaft down to the bearing/pillow block for a smaller diameter shaft .

I'll be working on it over the weekend hoping to find a solution.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:48 AM
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Good luck with the weekend work,will be waiting for updates
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