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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Stephen, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    B.m.f.
     
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    I like the looks of it, but whats with the front?? I think it would work/look better with a stinger up there. And the open ended tube out back??
    I like it ALOT though. Just shows what can be made out of truck :D
     
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    looks like its being built in a top secret location :haha:
     
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    needs bigger tires. :flipoff:
     
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    how much lift? what did you use to trim your fenders? Could I fit 38s with that trim job?

    haha

    looks awesome... just one question, any plans to cap the end tubes in the back? Any particular reason you guys ran them like that instead of bending in or something else?
     
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    in the last pic, the tire looks awfull close to the coilover, but it might just be the angle of the pic.

    looks great, just need to add some skins and some color to it :bow: :bow:
     
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    Rear facing Rocket Launchers!!! :eek1: :eek1:

    Bad truck!:bow:
     
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    That looks silly, I would make you put it back like you got it :doah:
     
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    yeah, it does look kinda ugly, tell ya what, i will take it off your hands for ya, so you don't look bad driving it,,deal? :D


    curious, what would just the bare prebuilt tube chassis run someone who doesn't weld things run costwise? :D



















    BTW it is awsome :waytogo:
     
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    Around $1400. Put they are any where from there all the way up to 4k, all depends on what all you want.
    pre-built
     
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    nice, that really doesn't sound too bad for what it is either
     
  13. Stephen

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    On the nose: Subsequent versions will probably have a nose more like wally but we wanted to try out the cross tube style to see how it works.

    End tubes un-capped? It's barely running, so there are some details to finish off, from capping the ends to some kind of paint, there's still lots to finish. Why not bend the tubes in somewhere? I wanted the lines to flow front to back smoothly, it's strictly aesthetic.

    Tire clearance? plenty, the same suspension clears 42's on 4.5 backspace wheels with no spacers. In this case it is the camera angle that makes it look a little goofy.

    Cost? not finalized yet since there are some design changes and options to figure in but probably $3500 for a rough starting point. Just to head off some of the comments on that, don't bother comparing this to the base line HREW X chassis, they're not comparable.

    I do have a pretty good handle on the cost of the rear suspension kit and it looks like it will run just under $3000 for the full deal including coilovers, links, axle truss, bumpstops, limit straps, etc.

    One thing to keep in mind is that the rear suspension and chassis are projects that will require welding and some fab skills. Mounting the chassis to the frame and suspension to the vehicle will both require sound welds. Even if the chassis was mostly complete with suspension tabs, drivetrain mounts, etc. you're going to need to weld to be able to mount anything. Tool boxes, fuel cell, skins, do-dad mounts, whatever you can come up with will have to be welded. So this isn't a project for a strictly bolt on guy. I don't know that any tube chassis vehicle could be, so I guess if you want to go this route, get a little welder and some practice. You could get someone to do the structural stuff and weld tabs, etc with a 110 buzz box and get by just fine but that's the minimum skill level you would need to have.
     
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    Looks as if it's pulling the front tires in that first shot! :D
     
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    Hey Stephen are those prices with our CK5 discount? :D :rotfl:

    It looks cool for a non k5. :p:
     
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    Just one, I was a little late with the button. :D
     
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    What size fuel cell is that?
     
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    22 gal. It's the "wheel pritchett canyon, then run another trail" version. Handy on long days, especially when you can run dry on extreme angles with 6-7 gal left in it.
     
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    When are you gonna talk steve into coming out to the hammers ? My buggy is almost done so im about ready to go out again. We need to get you guys out here and run hwy. 20, I havent seen it yet but I geuss its pretty slick.
     
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    Great job by you and your crew Stephen, keep up the good work. :waytogo:
     

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