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Old January 14th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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First off, if you think the idea use gay or stupid, that's your opinion and please keep it to yourself. Second, the original rig is something my buddy and I built for less than 800 bucks. I know it looks like shit, but it was some cheap fun. That was the first project I ever worked on, first time I worked on an engine, and obviously first time I built a roll cage. I didn't have access to the necessary tools to make a typical roll cage, so I made do with what I had. The reason why I'm doing this is simple, busy work. Being a full time student, I do anything I can to keep my stress level down, and this project is a great way.

Why the reatta? My buddy and I had some fun times tinking around with that car, and it seems like a good way to continue the substandard pile of metal Buick created. I'll admit again that the original rig isn't winning any awards. It served its purpose, and now its going to be something different and better. One can't build the best rig ever on their first try. When I was saying it was different, i was meaning that it was different from what is usually seen on the site. There are alot of jeep projects, and alot of small truck projects. I know that alot of the car body conversions turn out like shit, but thats because things are done quickly and without a lot of prior thought. Before i started cutting things apart i made a bunch of measurements, i have a notebook of drawings and plans, and i am prepared.


Finally, sorry to those of you I got defensive towards. I was hoping to get some insight, and was very pissed when nothing but negativity came. To the decent guys that put it in perspective I thank you.

Once again, I'm just here to show what I got. If you don't like it, cool, move on to the next thread. If you've got some helpful input, that'd be good.

When I built the first rig it was a very hastey process because we were trying to beat the snow, now I have a place to work on it where I can take my time, and do it right.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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I love Cletus builds, i look forward to this.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 08:18 PM   #3
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So my buddy and I built this buggy last year, and we decided we needed to make some fun changes.

It is based off of a wrangler frame, has a small block chevy 400 in it. Currently sitting on 35's.

I got a 91 reatta off of my buddy, and we're combining the two.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #4
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You need fucking help!
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Old January 14th, 2012, 08:52 PM   #5
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Part of the process is going to involve dropping the motor and trans a few inches to fix a driveshaft angle issue.
Of course it is.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:18 PM   #6
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Fuck you guys and your bolt on shit. You wouldn't know what to do with raw steel and a welder.
Let the flaming begin!
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:19 PM   #7
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Fuck bolt on's, strap-on's are wear its at.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:21 PM   #8
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Fuck you guys and your bolt on shit. You wouldn't know what to do with raw steel and a welder.
I'll take that bet.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:23 PM   #9
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why do you say that? Because I'm innovative and doing something different?
RIGHT! No one has ever built a TRAR.. YEs there's a name for a car on a truck chassis because its's been DONE A MILLION TIMES.. it Rarely turns out good.. But hey im gonna give you the benefit of the doubt since that buggy looked great to begin with maybe you'll pull this off with style
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:24 PM   #10
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Yup, mines ALL bolt on
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #11
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RIGHT! No one has ever built a TRAR.. YEs there's a name for a car on a truck chassis because its's been DONE A MILLION TIMES.. it Rarely turns out good.. But hey im gonna give you the benefit of the doubt since that buggy looked great to begin with maybe you'll pull this off with style
Dude its a jeep Totaly different.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:32 PM   #12
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i hope this fawker peels da fukc outa da fucking trar tires . i notice your from waterford. watch out because if it turns out as nice as im thinking it will. aj hall will steal it.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:35 PM   #13
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:52 PM   #14
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Fuck you guys and your bolt on shit. You wouldn't know what to do with raw steel and a welder.
judging by your above pictures neither do you
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #15
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I'm not trying to be a dick, i just expected to not be so criticized for sharing my project. I was looking for maybe some helpful advice, not "look at this what this derka derr is doing".
well then watch your mouth asshole, because posting like that will get you no where
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At least channel the frame into the body when you do it. I hate a TRAR body that looks like it's teetering way above a frame.
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he already quit. wtf.
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Old January 15th, 2012, 05:35 AM   #20
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I didn't even get to see any pics .

Please post the pics .
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