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Old February 20th, 2012, 05:58 PM   #121
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that is sweet!
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Old March 4th, 2012, 10:05 PM   #122
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So it been a while, this thing is still evolving. I figured it was time to give it a name, APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION.......just seems fitting cause people have refered to it as a monster. Had about a half dozen runs on it. Its been flip about 3 times. I love how easy it tackles obsticles compared to my Toyota. Still needs some abuse and time will tell where is the weak link.

Finally have front and rear hydraulic suck down finidhed, they help when climbing and help to not roll as easy, rear anti-rock sway bar.....this seems to be a big help with body roll, hopefully will reduce the rollovers.

Built my own SS gas tank out 7 gauge, my aluminum RCI (junk) store bough tank split on the Loonie Run...

Still needs little things, winch adjusted, more SS panels, radio hooked up

can't wait for this season of events

below are some latest pics.....
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Old March 4th, 2012, 10:16 PM   #123
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boat speakers a sub and 2 amps....didn't see that on your list mike.

it will be a few months before i can afford that in mine so you need to supply the tunes.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #124
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boat speakers a sub and 2 amps....didn't see that on your list mike.

it will be a few months before i can afford that in mine so you need to supply the tunes.
Got some used stuff, a pioneer deck for now with some marine speakers and a single kicker....just need to find places for them

can't wait to see your buggy in person
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Old March 5th, 2012, 07:26 PM   #125
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WOW that gas tank is a very very nice piece of work
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Old March 5th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #126
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How does the hydraulic pull down work?
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Old March 5th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #127
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How does the hydraulic pull down work?
I run a couple of hydrulic cylinders horizontally attached to a strap and pully system front and back. When the cylinder is retracted it releases the strap, when its extended it pulls the strap which is connected to the axle, causing the body to suck down to the axle.....works pretty good
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Old March 5th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #128
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WOW that gas tank is a very very nice piece of work
Thanks Cory, had some help doing the Tig welding....i don't usually work with Stainless and Tig weld. Couldn't of asked it to turn out any nicer....should be ask strong as any part of my build being 7 gauge....

P.S. some pretty cool buggys/showhauler coming out of your place these days
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Old March 6th, 2012, 08:29 AM   #129
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Cool idea on the pull down, much cleaner than a winch.

Any idea how much this weighs? Of course I may have missed it previously???
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Old March 6th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #130
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ok mike..get some new resevoir hangers. the hose clamps dont match the rest of the rig.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #131
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so i learned the hard way ....don't use .120 ............ my lower tube i mounted my links too tore in half
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Old March 19th, 2012, 06:20 PM   #132
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Old March 19th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #133
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thats why i went 1.88 .......a shit load of buggy"s out there using 120. better now then on a trip mike.they all have a weak spot.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 07:06 PM   #134
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so i learned the hard way ....don't use .120 ............ my lower tube i mounted my links too tore in half
Wow looks like portals+big tars= alot of leverage! Is that on the front or rear links?
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Old March 19th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #135
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I will try and not make the same mistake twice......it will be stronger
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 09:54 PM   #137
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The bar was just set higher...

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Thanks for the video John and Jacob....its holding together just fine from what i can tell
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get them air bumps mounted...your going to need them when we go to alabama.
this is a piece of art and mike did a hell of a job building it! works damn good!
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Old May 24th, 2012, 06:52 AM   #140
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