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3 week truggy build...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by draggbody, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. draggbody

    draggbody 1/2 ton status

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    i finally decided that i got every last drop of good out of the body of my blazer... so i justified the upgrade... full on truggy build, FAST... this is what it looked like after a few hours and this is where it was as far as progress goes 2 days ago...

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  2. 78Suburban

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    that looks awsome, a truggy will be nice. I think that body was about used up :haha:
     
  3. BoondocK5

    BoondocK5 1 ton status Author

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    Right on man! I love that 4-link rear. coils or 1/4 elliptical?

    I'm insainly jealous,
     
  4. draggbody

    draggbody 1/2 ton status

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    coils... w/ bilsteins... i used RE joints and 3/8 wall tubing on the lowers and RE/heims w/ .120 wall tubing for the uppers... will try to finish the sheet metal tomorrow so it can get the inside of the cab area sprayed w/ rhino on monday... i gotta wheel this next sunday at morris mtn. because we are headed to tellico the weekend after...
     
  5. draggbody

    draggbody 1/2 ton status

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    update... i FINALLY got the sheetmetal finished in the cab and is will go to rhino tomorrow... i thought i would never get out from under that welding helmet... 4 strait hours, but man it was worth it...
     
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    Post up some pics...

    Where is the rhino lining place in columbus? How do they charge? I thought about getting a few things lined myself...
     
  7. draggbody

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    they are on bradley park... and they are reasonable... just call and ask for sammy...
     
  8. draggbody

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    here are some pics from tellico last weekend... this thing works great w/ a 1600lb. diet... trail ready, 3980lbs... no passengers...

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    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Great work!!

    I'm afraid some day mine will end up being a truggy. But we still have lots of stuff to destroy before then!!:wink1:
     
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    wow awesome work! i usually hate buggies.. but since ur body was complete ****.. i guess it didnt matter! good time to go truggie, and great work too.
     
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    What coils did you go with in the rear?
     
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    very nice... looks like you could have made the top quite a bit lower and still had plenty of headroom though...

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  13. draggbody

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    it does give that illusion, but i have about six inches above my head and i wanted to make sure that i didn't hit my head in the event of a rollover... my wife and i have also been in the saddle for 3 strait days so even w/ corbeau baja seats we had pounded our spines about 5 inches shorter it seems...
     
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    the rear coils are from rustys offroad, and they are from a 2.5 lift from a TJ... they are really soft, but they work great for a 4k lb rig...
     
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    i do still have plans for sheetmetal in the front... k5 fenders and a 4in cowl hood w/ a 1/8" bar "billet" grill that will protect the front engine compartment...
     

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