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Old February 19th, 2011, 03:21 PM   #1
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I have wanted a buggy for a long time and decided it was time to start one. It was supposed to be something cheap and simple. I really liked the way Derek Trents cars looked and thought about just trying to copy his design from pictures but didn't feel right about doing that so I ordered his basic chassis.


Here I am getting the sub frame fit up.

I am running a 6.0 turbo 400 and an atlas 3.0.

I started working on this thing yesterday morning. Really pleased with progress.

I have to thank Derek for all his help and patients. This is one super cool guy. He has some sick build threads on pirate. Also a big thanks to Grassman and frdboy.

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I got all my brackets for the chassis from tfab as well

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Old February 19th, 2011, 03:26 PM   #3
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Old February 19th, 2011, 05:13 PM   #4
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Done yet?
Nope but I am gaining on you.
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Old February 19th, 2011, 05:38 PM   #7
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A few more pics.



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Old February 19th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #8
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Is there a web site that you got the frame from. I have been looking for a 4 seater.
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WWW.TRENTFABRICATION.COM
Do an advanced search on pirate for tfab. He has a killer 4 seater build thread.
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Old February 19th, 2011, 06:38 PM   #10
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thats gonna be sweet
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Love the Tfab stuff. Can' t wait to see what you do with it.
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Seems like a good price on that chassis considering all the time it saved you.
Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
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Old February 20th, 2011, 11:39 AM   #14
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Nice Build.
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Going to be ready to go in april? :)
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I don't think April is gonna happen. But ya never know.
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Very cool.. Cant wait to see it done..
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awesome. i I always liked his chassis. i wanted to buy his 1st version. if i build a new 4 seater i might use some of his ideas.
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Nice!

I love the way the Tfab chassis packages everything and is very universal. The one thing that I cant get over is the narrower rockers than the door bars. I sat in Thomas Grady's at the Badlands KOH Qualifier and I was impressed. Very roomy, nice visibility and the size is perfect. They perform exceptionally well also.

I'm looking forward to seeing it closer to completion.
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I got more of the tubes on today and welded off.

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