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Post by cfth » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:33 pm

2x4x20 ft frame
2x2 box deck 8x16
350 crate zz4
400 turbo trans
Scs drop case
2.5 tons
23.1x30 r2's on custom rims
2-6.5's 2-6x9's and 2-10's pushed by about 1000 watts
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Frame and deck built by me

Alum work by Big head alum

Rim centers by plan b fav

Set up to hunt and play a litle
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Post by skinny99 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:36 pm

What gauge are the main frame rails?
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Post by cfth » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:41 pm

1/4"
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Post by rudee116 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:45 pm

You get those tires on ebay?
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Post by yobee » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:47 pm

I'll volunteer my time as a helper on charters lol.
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Post by PeaRiverOpossum » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:45 pm

Gonna need lots of lights on that thing Grayson :toothy7: Don't wait until last to get your lights and go with those cheap little lights from the parts house like I see others do. Shoot me an email and we can work something out.

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Post by apache220 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:05 pm

so do i get to drive this one, and where is the wench pole :lol:
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Post by cfth » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:19 pm

Yep tires on eBay. Rims were cut and welded
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Post by rudee116 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:49 pm

Thought so. I got 23.1-26's from the same guy. Can't beat the price and convenience!
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Post by cfth » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:26 am

I looked really hard for a clean set of 23.1-26's but couldn't find a used set at the time. Of course after I bought em you could have bought three sets.

But oh well
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Post by rudee116 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:37 am

I hear ya. I got mine 2 years ago but they're R1's. They had some small cuts and a little rot on the outside but when we took them off the rims, they were like brand new on the inside. Good luck with the build. Looks like it's gonna be one hell of a buggy.
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Post by cfth » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:47 am

Yep we will see. Hoping to have it on the tires running by the weekend. Trying to make mudfest.

As an FYI if anyone needs any alum work or buggy wok can't say enough good stuff about Dave at big head alum.
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Post by cfth » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:12 pm

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Post by cfth » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:31 pm

Getting closer
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An one with the front tires on. Unfortunately this was late last night
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Post by StrokiN&SmokiN » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:32 pm

Lookin good. I can't wait till mine is done won't be much longer. Looking for seats and paint now.
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Post by Riverrunner32333 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:50 pm

It always amazes me how fast some of you boys can build a buggy or truck a few weeks before Mudfest or any other big bog weekend like Perry. Good job, looks like you will make it!!!!

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Post by cfth » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:04 pm

Back tires on. She's a beast
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But as for quick it took two years from the time I ordered material until now!!!!!
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Post by yobee » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:52 am

Badass Grayson! First time I saw it was a bit rectangle on the floor at your place, looks a little different now lol!
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Post by farmboy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:03 am

Now that's a Bad A$$ looking buggy!
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Post by tom-tom 863 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:12 am

Uh oh farmboys gonna have to get one now! Lol
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Post by farmboy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:55 am

tom-tom 863 wrote:Uh oh farmboys gonna have to get one now! Lol
Lol I've thought about it... But between ocean boats & airboats and kids that's enough for my wallet. It would be sweet tho...
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Post by rudee116 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:42 am

This lifestyle is definitely expensive! I went through 3 buggies in 3 years. I have a problem where I can't stop building things :dontknow: Thank God I'm a contractor so I build things for a living and get my fix...otherwise I'd be dead broke.
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Post by apache220 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:08 am

:lol: :lol: its been a long time coming Grayson but it looks bad ass now its time to try and stick it lol!!!!This one will probably be harder to pull out than the last one just dont let your dad drive it lol!! :lol: :thumbleft:
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