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Old October 30th, 2012, 08:02 PM   #101
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Got some pics from a friend of mine..they show the start, and first finish of the predator..even before it became the predator.

This is what i starterd with, a 900$ jeep wrangler with a blown motor and burnt up auto trans.
This is the first 10 mins i got it to mu garage.


Half hour into the garage


Few misc. Demo pics



Sweetest custom bumper i ever cut off..


Lots of midnight oil burnt, building this the first time...got sometime in febuary wanted to be done for jeep blessing


Ready for a sbc.


Motors dropped in for the first time


Tub all hurculined




All done, fesh paint..etc. YES it used to be THAT tall..stupid..kids theyll never learn, taller isnt better


My honey moon ride rocked..lol


Test drove some 44" hawgs...wayy too big...



My first flop..doing too many doughnuts, blew a back bead rim bit the dirt, over it timbled.





Yeah she rode with me when i flopped it. Think i spoiled her taste for doughnuts..lol




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Old October 30th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #102
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Sweet pictures dude!
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Old October 30th, 2012, 08:38 PM   #103
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Yeah .on the hunt for more old build pics..
Sure haz came a long ways since i got it..

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Old October 31st, 2012, 09:54 PM   #104
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haha you and Loren look like teenagers... oh the good ol' days.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 10:16 PM   #105
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it looks like you got a prety good deal on it for $900 from what i can see rust wise, it looks really solid
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Old November 1st, 2012, 03:09 AM   #106
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Yep..the good ol days lived in the garage, didnt eat, and worked 12+ hrs a day for 3/4the year...

Yes i got a sweet deal. Totally by luck, guy new a friend of mine, and he decided on the spot he was selling it..

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Old November 1st, 2012, 08:21 PM   #107
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It's hard to believe it all started out with a few guys with jeeps and you in a big mud truck. Looking good Andrew.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 08:28 PM   #108
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Winter plans.
+ new 1.5"dom drag link and tie rod, with ruffstuff heims
+ chromoly flexplate (trying to keep one in it for more than a year)
+ new cam lifters, seems the cam gear locator pin has fallen out.
+ new front diff cover
+ oil pan skid plate
+ another NEW cooling fan on a t stat
+ small possibility IF I save enough coin to get hydro steering..

Not too long before snow wheeling itch will be setting in...

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Old November 13th, 2012, 09:44 PM   #109
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look at you all fancy on the home page
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Old November 29th, 2012, 04:09 PM   #110
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I wonder how theu pic the home page picture? Just close their eyes and let their mouse do the clicking? Not complaing just curious how this window licker got picked for the home page.

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Old December 17th, 2012, 08:14 PM   #111
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Well havent had lots of time lately, but my small amount of side work has been finding a pile of parts...like
New steering heims from ruffstuff, new chromoly sfi approved flexplate, new hv reverse rotation water pump, for ths serpentine setup. Also some bar stock to move and brace my steering box about 3" forward..



Need to clean rims and paint beadlocks now....the slug covers look wayy to cool to be next to dirty rusty metal..




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Old December 23rd, 2012, 08:18 PM   #112
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Had a little free time lately with holidays...
Got my.motor almost out for new flexplate and cam,lifter, and timing chain/gear set.


Need a cherry picker...for a few..

Got steering box out to move it forward, and brackets made to move it forward.
Also got new heims and such welded to all new steering..including new STRAIGHT DOM tube..


Hope to get motor out in next few days...finally done with most of my side work for the year..

Try to upload pics tomorrow of new steering brackets...




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Old December 23rd, 2012, 08:52 PM   #113
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I have the picker at my house, come get it when you are ready...I'll share.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 09:03 PM   #114
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Given my current vehicle situation...it may not be until early jan..lol.
But i will for sure bum it from u...
Thanks again for being my chauffeur too..

May get nissan fired up tomorrow and get it Early am.(if itll fire) .if ur ok with that?

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Old December 23rd, 2012, 09:08 PM   #115
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No problem man. You can borrow my truck or I can drop it off to you if you are ready for it. Just let me know. I'll probably be out in the garage tomorrow too.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 09:24 PM   #116
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Sounds good, i have to stop and check out the "sploder 4.0" any way..thanks..

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Old December 23rd, 2012, 09:28 PM   #117
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Tim wanna get rid of his old coils and radius arms? I might have a use for them...
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 09:35 PM   #118
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Yep he does....ill find out early am if he will donate them to a good cause...he will be all over it.
I have some 3/4x1/4" wall dom too if u have any use for it? My old steering stuff..

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Old December 23rd, 2012, 09:43 PM   #119
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Sweet, I'll talk to you in the am.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 04:57 PM   #120
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Motor is out, stripped down ready for a new cam,lifters, and upper gaskets...figured i have it this far im gunna put new head gaskets on er too..
Wont be long and itll be up fer sale...

Spent a few hours cleaning Drummond island mud/water off from it.


It stayed super clean on the inside, considering all the crap its been through.


Heads off


Heads on da bench


Project tonight is to get the steering box relocated. Little close to the superchevy 60...

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