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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:36 PM   #1321
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When I talked with PJ earlier he mentioned doing a buggy right now for another michigan resident.... wonder if they are on GL or not?
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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:49 PM   #1322
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I looked at ALOT of chassis's. I liked his the most. And his prices are good. Hes excited about an eb version, hopefully i do him proud.
Yeah, that's a great looking chassis. Here's the one I almost pulled the trigger on. What I really liked were that for a 4 seater, the lines were very straight and I figured it would be easy to enclose for winter wheeling.



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Old November 5th, 2012, 09:48 PM   #1323
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I've been to PJ's shop. Super nice guy and I was seriously impressed with his work. I was SOOOOOO close to buying the rig he had for sale about a year ago. I would certainly congratulate anybody who made the decision to buy some of his work. Congrats!
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Old November 5th, 2012, 10:03 PM   #1324
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I'm ready to dump my c6 for something with better gearing, maybe lose the 205 too.


Can we go get it now John? Oh, and again, I just got caught up with you, now you go do this....Dick.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 11:31 PM   #1325
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Is it done yet...lol

I am running a 4r70 but I thought they were just mod bolt patters, I could be wrong or maybe they have both bolt patterns?

Im thinking about doing a reverse manual valve body so I dont have to deal with all the elctronics.

You will be done way before mine im sure, but it will be cool to have another EB based buggy running around.
Just an fyi - no one currently offers a reverse pattern valve body for any of the 4 speed Ford slush boxes. Best you can get is a forward pattern manual VB, these are expensive since only a couple places make them. Most are in the neighborhood if $600+, will not work with any ratcheting shifters. Mine was nice but 1st and Rev seemed to be 10 miles apart.

John, why are you thinking if getting away from the C6? How often would you use 4th gear? I rarely even use 3rd in my rig. The O/D trannys are weak in stock form and pricey to upgrade to get the strength built into them. Doesn't the 4R70 use an electronic servo pack and converter lockup?

I think the C6 or C4 are the only Ford autos for offroad use.

Sorry for the semi-hijack.

Cant wait to see the new buggy in action. I am really having to talk myself out of building my chassis this winter and you're not making it any easier. :D

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Old November 5th, 2012, 11:38 PM   #1326
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Can we go get it now John? Oh, and again, I just got caught up with you, now you go do this....Dick.
Kyle, you can put a wide ratio kit into your C6 and get the same 1st gear as the 4R without having to deal with the electronics and give up the reverse pattern shifting.

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Old November 6th, 2012, 06:10 AM   #1327
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ill play the local hillbilly at a mudbog roll:

" sweet jeep mud buggy you got thar. why dont you put a 383 stroker with a dominator on it and get rid of that ford shit"
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Old November 6th, 2012, 06:37 AM   #1328
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ill play the local hillbilly at a mudbog roll:

" sweet scout mud buggy you got thar. why dont you put a 383 stroker with a dominator on it and get rid of that ford shit"
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Old November 6th, 2012, 06:39 AM   #1329
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...........I would of suggested a "Hemi" and a 727.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 11:07 AM   #1331
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Just an fyi - no one currently offers a reverse pattern valve body for any of the 4 speed Ford slush boxes. Best you can get is a forward pattern manual VB, these are expensive since only a couple places make them. Most are in the neighborhood if $600+, will not work with any ratcheting shifters. Mine was nice but 1st and Rev seemed to be 10 miles apart.

John, why are you thinking if getting away from the C6? How often would you use 4th gear? I rarely even use 3rd in my rig. The O/D trannys are weak in stock form and pricey to upgrade to get the strength built into them. Doesn't the 4R70 use an electronic servo pack and converter lockup?

I think the C6 or C4 are the only Ford autos for offroad use.

Sorry for the semi-hijack.



Cant wait to see the new buggy in action. I am really having to talk myself out of building my chassis this winter and you're not making it any easier. :D

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Ballz. I havent researched if anyone made one yet. Thanks for the heads up, I was affraid off that I guess i will be getting the stand alone set up.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 11:38 AM   #1332
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Ballz. I havent researched if anyone made one yet. Thanks for the heads up, I was affraid off that I guess i will be getting the stand alone set up.
I have the Baumann controller on my 4r70W in my bronco with a 205 on the back of it. Works good but I have not messed with it yet, just plugged it in and have put about a 100-150 miles on it right out of the box.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 12:37 PM   #1333
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I have the Baumann controller on my 4r70W in my bronco with a 205 on the back of it. Works good but I have not messed with it yet, just plugged it in and have put about a 100-150 miles on it right out of the box.
Thats probably what I would go with they seem to be a nice set up and easy to tune.

sorry we are hijacking your build thread with trans info...lol hurry up and get the chassis so we can talk about progress pictures..
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Old November 6th, 2012, 12:39 PM   #1334
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Old November 6th, 2012, 12:42 PM   #1335
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He has two other buggy projects ahead of mine, but hes waiting on fiberglass. He hopes he can get mine done in the waiting stages of the other two. Otherwise it will be about six weeks longer on mine. But he was optimistic on mine to be ready in two weeks.
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He has two other buggy projects ahead of mine, but hes waiting on fiberglass. He hopes he can get mine done in the waiting stages of the other two. Otherwise it will be about six weeks longer on mine. But he was optimistic on mine to be ready in two weeks.
two weeks would be awesome!!! I need to get back working on mine. between the mustache run and this thread I have some new motivation...
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Old November 6th, 2012, 01:34 PM   #1337
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Hummm, thats interesting probably has around a 2.6 low range? I had no problem with the 208 in my last buggy held up and to my knowledge is still holding up but it would be nice to do a twin stick. 4406 is chain correct?
he has broke it 3 times. i think trevor is on his fourth one now.
stick with the 205 john.they are making another run of the 3.1 kits for the 205 starting in december.
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i still have 2 of those f150 t cases behind my house if you wanna try one.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 01:57 PM   #1339
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he has broke it 3 times. i think trevor is on his fourth one now.
stick with the 205 john.they are making another run of the 3.1 kits for the 205 starting in december.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 04:59 PM   #1340
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Just got an update, they started in it today and he says he has three guys on it and should be ready next week.
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