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Old July 18th, 2009, 04:44 PM   #221
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Thanks! It's a good feeling, from here on out it should get easier.

As it sits the wheelbase is 105" and the belly is 13.5" stuffed on 40's with full pressure in them. With 37's it should be just about perfect for height. It will be a little tall overall because I'm not really a small person and I wanted a lot of head room, there's about 6" over my head to the tubes. At ride height the overall height will be around 6' 3" without tire squat but the top of the engine is barely over the top of the tires.
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Old July 18th, 2009, 04:49 PM   #222
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pretty sweet! keep up the good work!
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Old July 18th, 2009, 05:21 PM   #223
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i want your shop! nice buggy, looks like thats going to be a blast to wheel.
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Old July 18th, 2009, 05:23 PM   #224
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That thing's going to be a BLAST in the mud!
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Old July 18th, 2009, 06:02 PM   #225
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First place we're going is the fence line at the Mounds.
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Old July 18th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #226
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can anyone tell where I got my inspiration from?!
you should inspire to have as good of shop lighting.
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Old July 19th, 2009, 01:12 AM   #227
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More picks of GF please.

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Old July 19th, 2009, 10:41 AM   #228
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Looks great sitting on wheels. Now we have to see who gets theirs drivable first you or Benny.....the race is on...lol
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Old July 19th, 2009, 10:56 AM   #229
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Looked kinda like a Model T from the rear nice head room for us 6'3" er's Great to have it down I bet...
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Old July 20th, 2009, 10:40 AM   #230
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I think I'm going to take a break from the chassis and work on the interior and seat mounting. I'm thinking something along the same lines as this but not exact.



picture stolen from the torchmate promod build thread on pirate.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 09:52 AM   #231
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is this thing done WE NEED SOME UPDATES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i'm starting to think you have givin up
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Old August 11th, 2009, 10:19 AM   #232
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Just about... Havent been putting much time in lately. saturday I worked a few hours, sunday we lost power all day, yesterday it was still 90+ and really humid in the barn so I wasnt about to go out there. It's late enough in the season that it isnt going to be done before the snow flies and it isnt going to do me any good to get it done before winter is over so I'm going to enjoy the rest of summer and work on it when it's convenient and it should by done by spring for some testing. At this point I'm in no hurry.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 10:43 AM   #233
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Just about... Havent been putting much time in lately. saturday I worked a few hours, sunday we lost power all day, yesterday it was still 90+ and really humid in the barn so I wasnt about to go out there. It's late enough in the season that it isnt going to be done before the snow flies and it isnt going to do me any good to get it done before winter is over so I'm going to enjoy the rest of summer and work on it when it's convenient and it should by done by spring for some testing. At this point I'm in no hurry.
In other words, Dad's giving me the boot.
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In other words, Dad's giving me the boot.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 11:08 AM   #235
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In other words, Dad's giving me the boot.

nope.

I have to make 2 rear shock mounts and weld the front 2 on and I'll be out of the way, he isnt going to touch his project for a few more months.

and I dont need the hoist for anything but measuring for driveshafts and final assembly, it isnt like we both need to use it.
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So we wont be holding hands and cruising the trails in West Branch this fall... ? Bummer.
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Old August 12th, 2009, 08:34 AM   #237
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So we wont be holding hands and cruising the trails in West Branch this fall... ? Bummer.
That's ok, by the definition of the law I should be able to take my 2wd lowered trailblazer, right?
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Old August 12th, 2009, 09:18 AM   #238
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Needs more cage.
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ya, im thinking about an external cage for my body panels, you can never be too safe.
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That's ok, by the definition of the law I should be able to take my 2wd lowered trailblazer, right?
Not unless is has an approved cage.
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