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Truggy concept...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MNorby, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I've been beating this to deat about redo-ing my rear cage and ditching the 4 seater idea since the truck frame really doesn't co-operate well with the idea and kills all my storage room. Here is what I am thinking. More triangulation obviously but this would be the basic shape. Pros/Cons, constructive criticism.... Thanks

    Later in life I could link the rear and ditch the rest of the back too

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  2. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    I think you can do the cage like what is above and still have the seat back there. Have it on an easy (pin on and off) latch system and when you don't need it take it out. I gonna do something like it on mine. I like the idea of being able to take a couple of people to the trail but as soon as it gets harry everyone is walking.
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I was thinking of making the back seat face backward but easily removeable. With it where it is sitting now I have no room for spare and tools, etc
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    went ahead and cut off rear top cage and was playing with a pice I had bent for something else but it almost fits. It is going to turn into a 3 seater now.
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    replace the back seat with a fuel cell and chop off the frame behind the rear shackle
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    looking closer, you'd have to link it to really be able to cut much off
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    yeah, later in life or this winter I think I may link it and whack off frame in back and cut the cage shorter too to like where my back bars come in in this concept pic. Untill then I'll run 3 seater and full frame.
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    well went ahead and changed it. I think it loks better and still has function

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    I think a cross bar in the back wouldn't be a bad idea, but yes I too think looks better with the new design....
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    yeah, here is kinda a quick sketch

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    It used to be such a nice shortbox


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    Dude just keep your stupid comments to yourself.:rolleyes:
     
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    Sorry Im a sheetmetal junkie, and I still remember when that thing was on 31s and had a 305
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    i kinda miss the body but i drove it to the gas station tonight and it was all worth it for the openness. Can't wait to start wheelin
     

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