Greg's Offroader Build Thread... In One Hour !!!

  • Built a sweet offroad rig in less than an hour tonight! :waytogo:

    I'm not sure why so many guys spend YEARS building something that can survive off road.... With the right parts the build can be super easy.

    Here's how it went down:

    Parts arrived tonight from UPS.

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    Exploded view of the critical components and beefy suspension items.

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    The front axle went together first... It's a single kingpin setup and since I wanted it to be awesome, I used a good quality synthetic grease during assembly.

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    Axle assembled and ready for installation...

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    Axle bolted under the front end....looking good and this build is cruising along at a good pace. :D

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    Rear axle installed.....

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    ....but it needed more triangulation!

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    Greased up the axle spindles, front and rear to keep out water in case I do any big water crossings..

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    Wheels & tires going on...

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    Bodywork gets installed.... No rust, no alignment issues, no shimming. :)

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    BAM! The build is finished and already enjoying some quality time off the pavement! :saweet:

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    So let this be a lesson to all of you..... You don't need to spend years, weeks or even DAYS building a great offroader.

    "Danger" was sleeping while all this was happening, so tomorrow morning he is in for a great big surprise. I can't wait to see the look on his face. :D


    -G

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