Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cybrfire, Jun 19, 2006.
that is awesome! what are the plans?
Nothing incredibly specific as of yet. We've kicked around quite a few ideas. This project has no real priority so it took us like 5-6 months to do
this much. Actually only a couple hours of work for 2 guys. The real push to get it this far came from it taking up too much space and being a pain in the arse to move around. Now we can pick it up and move it with ease.
One thing we do want to do is keep as much of the factory body on it as possible. We'll take a section out of the hood and core support and put all the fenders back on for sure. Maybe a one piece front end similar to my blazer. Basically keeping it as close to looking like a Chevy as possible. We have discussed a flatbed.
full hydro steering for sure.
We're thinking auto trans for simplicity and not to have a shifter between the legs.
hahaha, pops outta gear and slaps you in the nuts
Thats pretty sweet tho. single seater truck buggy
you gonna be able to fit an 8 between the fenders?
its a full size, it better have a V8!
The most prevelant engine discussed was a 383. Coonie's racing Engines will of course be doing the build on that.
So, let me ask you guys,
What would you do with it?
Tube chassis or chevy frame?
Link it or leaf it?
Flatbed or box sides?
Doubled or not?
Build on the cheap or extreme?
Kick some ideas at me....
Some parts we have lying around,
NP205 drivers drop
NP205 div. pass drop
several other 203 variants.
208's and 241's
here is a question i see dual seat belts is that for one single "fat driver"?
I'd like to see it with bed sides, shortbed or shorter, leafs, fairly cheap... looks like one of those shriner gokarts, or a legends car...
frame, linked, no doubler, caged interior, light axels, on the cheap,
light rig with a ton of travel easy on parts and would look killer.
that is the on the cheap, 4 point harness!
I said the exact same thing today!
On the cheap, chevy frame, linked, bedsides, inner cage, no doubler, Keep It Simple Stupid!
better chop the roof too
I vote for a light rig.. Half tons with 38's, TBI350(or 4.3) 700r4, 241, etc...... cage in te cab with a tube bed.(just rails coming out of the cab to the frame and some triangulation)...1/4 elliptical rear with 52's up front...
> What would you do with it?
Good question... with the super narrow width it might be a good mud rig... less drag. I'm always leaning towards trail rig builds though.
> Tube chassis or chevy frame?
Chevy frame for sure...
> Link it or leaf it?
Link the front for awesome 90-degree-plus approach angles... super long leafs in the rear, 64s.
> Flatbed or box sides?
> Doubled or not?
Depends on the engine... with a hot 383 a single t-case might work fine... especially if it had good axle gearing and a t-case like a np241 or something with good low gear. You said ya have some 241s laying around.... they are a pretty good case and would keep overall weight down too.
> Exocage maybe?
yeah, gotta have something! Prolly gonna start running our of room quick on the inside if you did an interior-only cage.
> Axle selection?
How much $ you got to work with and which tires do you wanna run? Lookin' at the stuff you have on hand, I'd go with the hp d44. Keep the rig light as possible... and an appropriately light tire selection... like 37s-38.5s on some aluminum rims. Keep that rotational mass down.
> Build on the cheap or extreme?
That one is up to you. I always enjoy seeing cheap-parts-but-awesome-fab-work rigs... those are the best buildups. The $200,000 uber-comp buggy build is actually pretty boring IMO. Yes, the end result is good... but for the price is sure as hell better be too. Also, there is nothing more funny than some guy in a rig he threw together for $5,000 kicking ass all over a $40,000 luxury SUV on the trail.
Shortbed stepside fenders would look cool but cut down on the room in a big way. You could also chop the top and fab a blazer top and put a second seat behind the first.
Looks like a cool project!!
I am thinking funny car style cage and weld the body full and make it lift up like a funny car and be removeable for the trail. Just pull back up to the trailer and throw the body back on. Headlights, taillights and blinkers if you want attached to the cage that poke out through the body holes. Lexan windshield contained in the body or at least removeable from the cage. Ok I will shut up now.
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