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Old 05-02-2010, 05:10 PM
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Sweet wheels, I am going to get those plans, too. Too bad they dont have plans for the same in 4X4 version cause I wanna put car engine in it.
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:17 PM
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Aginek, you can possibly put a Suburu engine, and trans in one of these. Another option would be a 2.0 Ecotec out of a newer GM car, and you could utilize a CVT drive system.. As for the build, I have the front shocks in place, set up with 3.5" of clearance at full bump. I want to wait to do the rear until I have the cv's, axles, and the gearbox in place to avoid CV binding...time for a frosty Molson...EH..LOL
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:44 PM
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that thing is looking sweet... great job!
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:47 AM
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:57 AM
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deranged, I am going to be building the same buggy later this year. any interest in selling me your jigs?
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:06 PM
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awsome project
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:31 PM
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Thanks for the comments guys! This spring has been kinda busy for me, so I haven't had time to really do anything on the buggy. However it is a rolling chassis. As for selling the jigs, I already tore them apart and used the steel...

Justin.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:18 PM
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:37 PM
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Here is some recent progress! The RPM is mounted on a pivioting set up, to loosen the chain, and tighten it as needed. I am using "tie rods" with 1/2" heims attached to plates on the gearbox, and pishing on a tube above it... The motor is mounted! The front mounts ate a little over kill, but thats what I had laying around, and they are removable to make motor installing easier..












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Old 07-14-2010, 06:38 PM
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here is one last pic...

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Old 07-21-2010, 11:09 AM
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Lovin' all the speed holes. Time consuming I'm sure, but they look good. That upper engine mount is dynomite.

Do you plan on skinning this thing?
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:44 AM
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Hey thanks Bandit... It just so happens that I have a water jet at my full disposal! So the holes didnt take that long. I do plan on skinning it for sure. It will have a small wing off the back, possibly for the radiatiors, but not sure yet. I want to make sure the cap is the highest part of the cooling system. If the rads. work better above the motor, the wing will have the tail lights, and brake lights in it, cuz this pig WILL be street legal!

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Old 07-27-2010, 01:20 PM
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That's really cool. I really like how the cage looks. It makes me want to build one. About how much does that FNR box cost?
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:21 PM
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The trans is $2399.00
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:41 PM
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I bought mine from Yoshi, @ Sinister Sand sports for $2,200, bit I think the price of them just went up to 2,300 ish.

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Old 12-21-2010, 10:16 PM
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Well fellas, I am back... I have traveled half way around the world to get our daughter from South Korea, and will be finishing up some work on an s-10. Well, I got the front end straightened out. Sometimes I am just too damn picky, so I was sweating 1/4" movment. IT'S GOOD ENOUGH! :'( HAAA! I have made some progress. I bought a Civic radiator, a shroud from Rick, bought all my steering u joints, steering wheel, quick disconect, Kirke seats, G-force harnesses. My rear shocks are mounted. I need to add a tube brace on the upper mount though. Just working on some of the smaller detail parts when I can at work. So here are some pics....

This is where I was going to mount the radiator...I just didn't care for it there..


Here is my radiator, fan , and shroud.



Brake petal mounts.


Shifter bell crank.


Cool shiny stuff


Rear shock placement.




Joints, and splined shaft.



Seats.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:22 PM
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Here is how my RPM box is adjustable...









Bump..


Droop...



That is a full 22" of front wheel travel!!!
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:09 PM
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That looks awesome! How wide is it overall in the front with tires on?
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:38 AM
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85" with the a-arms horizontal.. It BARLEY fits onto my trailer!

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Old 12-22-2010, 08:05 AM
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Nice work! I don't know how I missed this thread the first time around.

Are you planning to run it at the Silver Lake dunes? I hear that is a blast.
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