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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh and the Boxer on the seat that is our newest addition 3 months old getting ready to have her ears cropped.
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I have a boxer for the last 12 years and just to give you the heads up. They never cailm down. But that being said they are the best dogs.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jake our last died when he was 7 yrs old, You have one 12 yrs old? Man to be born with muscles like they are and no lifting required. They are great dogs but most breeds are.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance that the frame is an old one from Johnny's Speed & Chrome, with the off-road package added?

Looks quite a bit like mine, except for the upright behind seats. That's a funky curve you got in it. The upper shock mounts on the rear look they were fabbed in later.

Awesome looking front stance. The wider front should give you less tendency to slide the front end on pavement, no?

Glad to see plates on that monster. "Rails aren't just for sand anymore!" They're a blast on the street. Licensing must be pretty easy in AR, as far back as those headlights are setting. I tagged mine in KS, and they gave me all kinds of crap about the headlight/taillight spacing.

Keep up the good work, and thanks for sharing your info with the rest of us. I've learned a lot from your posts in the last few months.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Any chance that the frame is an old one from Johnny's Speed & Chrome, with the off-road package added?

Looks quite a bit like mine, except for the upright behind seats. That's a funky curve you got in it. The upper shock mounts on the rear look they were fabbed in later.

Awesome looking front stance. The wider front should give you less tendency to slide the front end on pavement, no?

Glad to see plates on that monster. "Rails aren't just for sand anymore!" They're a blast on the street. Licensing must be pretty easy in AR, as far back as those headlights are setting. I tagged mine in KS, and they gave me all kinds of crap about the headlight/taillight spacing.

Keep up the good work, and thanks for sharing your info with the rest of us. I've learned a lot from your posts in the last few months.


It is a Whitehill frame, company is now called XTC Motorsports. Has a couple of modifications to the frame including the off-road package. Yes the rear Shock mounts are not the out of the box deal, but they work quite well and are very strong.

The Wider front end helps alot, before On the highway I would judge where I was at by the front end ( how close to the line) only problem was the front was on track but the rear was riding the yellow lines and if the front got close to the lines the rear would be over, so the wider front end on the paved roads helps me keep my rear end on my side of the road. It drives like a big go-cart hugs the road even with the mud tires. In the dirt hard fast and sharp turns it has a tendency to plow straight so hit the turning brakes and off we go in another direction.

Cops have not given me any problems, State Trooper who did the VIN inspection thought it was pretty cool. Have not had any problems or comments with the head or tail lights. But most cops in town know me.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just for my clarification, the steering box is from a Blazer, I understand that much. But is it the S10 Blazer, or fullsize Blazer? 2wd, or 4wd? The pitman arm that you used, is this the stock, unmodified Blazer arm, or is modification necessary to accomodate the 2 rod ends and the stabilizer? Thanks! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just for my clarification, the steering box is from a Blazer, I understand that much. But is it the S10 Blazer, or fullsize Blazer? 2wd, or 4wd? The pitman arm that you used, is this the stock, unmodified Blazer arm, or is modification necessary to accomodate the 2 rod ends and the stabilizer? Thanks! Very Happy


87 full size blazer w/o power steering, not sure if it was 2 or 4WD came off the shelf guy said been there since 1993. The pittman arm is stock with mods. I cut it in two flipped the end to raise the height and welded 3/8 thick flat stock over the single hole then drilled for the heim jounts and also cut off a VW tierod for the stabilizer grommet and welded that on. If you need better pics let me know. I think it is so much better then the stock VW in every way except weighs more but that is not a concern. Bought it for around 45$ and no problem with bump steer after adjusting several, ok alot of times before final welding.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the steering effort like, and how many turns is it from lock to lock?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What is the steering effort like, and how many turns is it from lock to lock?

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SHMO, effort is like power steering and turns lock to lock is 3. Brought it out in the mud today, my daughters first intro to raining mud Laughing Thought it was pretty funny when I was turning to the left not so funny when I turned to the right. straight ahead it just puts up a bunch of mud in the air.. We had a good time. But the Blazer box is a great pick as far as I am concerned I am glad I did that and the 10 inch wider with adjuster though I could of cut and turned it and been fine. The added height is great pass over rocks and don't drag where I use too.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Need your opinion for a "OH SHIT" handle. I need a handle for the passanger but I cannot hook it to the cross member, reason being for on-road I have the windshield. When I say it cannot "hook" I mean it cannot rap around the tube. Any pics or ideas ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a piece of tubing with the i.d. the same as the o.d. of the cross member. Split the tube in half down the axis, and use half as the piece to weld to your handle post (or telescoping tube). You could bolt it to the cross member without interefering with the windshield gasket.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey man...your Rail is the best Iīve ever seen. I have to say congratulations!

Iīm planning on buying one...right now I donīt have the space to build one myself, however I know how to machine, and weld very nice with any process.

Would you mind posting more pics of your killer ride?

I hope mine can look as sexy as yours someday.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think someone has a crush Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I hope mine can look as sexy as yours someday.


even you too can have your own alot easier than you thought.



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol.....

I feel guilty for taking out the gay part of some ppl in here.

but please...donīt post your sexual preferences, if you guys want to make a gay forum thatīs k with me as long as I ainīt invited

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

USMCord1, any progress on your rail?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of changes and a whole lot more coming, Still looking for an off-Road T-Shirt though.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bout time we heard from you. whats the plan with the suby.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its been a while since you put up pictures Wink

i though maybe the bomp pop melted out there in the little sahara heat
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