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(183)Beast
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the steering box kinda sticks out. Surprised
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What size of tubing is that and what wall thickness? I need to get some shock towers and do that, it would help me alot.

Thanks for the guide.


On the beam I used a donor beam that is also where I got the extra springs for the front. But if you move the adjusters in a little (measure first) in you can get away with using 1 pair of springs vice 2 . If you want I will measure the diameter and thickness if you are going to buy your Tubing. I shortend the Shock tower by 2 inches I believe so the shocks would use full movement. I looked all over trying to find somebody who did a ten inch wider beam and adding adjusters and could not so I posted the info I used. After I finsihed it did not seem as a difficult task as I thought but sure did alot of measuring and looking, alot!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(183)Beast wrote:
What size of tubing is that and what wall thickness? I need to get some shock towers and do that, it would help me alot.

Thanks for the guide.


The Tubing is 2" O.D and 1/8 thick wall
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I gotta go get some tubing know.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that front end looks awsome, great job. where did you get most of the info to perform a task like that ? i just purchased a buggy and now im looking at yours and getting tempted to do something like that on mine. keep the pics coming....
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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that front end looks awsome, great job. where did you get most of the info to perform a task like that ? i just purchased a buggy and now im looking at yours and getting tempted to do something like that on mine. keep the pics coming....


Alot of different sites, but none complete, you need any help, ask, no problem!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good! What size are the tires, BTW? In the process of widening my beam 8" now.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

those tires look huge on the front.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My good fortune last night, Cool I mean this morning. The wife comes up to me with a big glass jar with wrapping on the inside and she says here is a late Christmas present I look inside and it's $750.00 Shocked she says use it on the rail, carbs or something: lol: Man am I lucky after carbs I'll have some left over, cause I been stashing too Think what else do I need.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:52 pm    Post subject: s10 box Reply with quote

If I were you I would probably add more gussets to the s10 box.I have put a few of those in buggys and learned quite a bit about doing it,the first two I did I didnt have enough bracing on it and when the guy hit a tree going up a hill it snapped it right off the frame and was a bitch getting it back to camp,but since then weve never had one break off in 5 years with plent of gussets,unless you just ride in sand I wouldnt worry about it.just my 2 cents aaron
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cordy,
Sounds like you got a keeper, there! An understanding woman is hard to find! Now if I could only teach mine gear ratios.... Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: s10 box Reply with quote

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If I were you I would probably add more gussets to the s10 box.I have put a few of those in buggys and learned quite a bit about doing it,the first two I did I didnt have enough bracing on it and when the guy hit a tree going up a hill it snapped it right off the frame and was a bitch getting it back to camp,but since then weve never had one break off in 5 years with plent of gussets,unless you just ride in sand I wouldnt worry about it.just my 2 cents aaron


More gussets, good idea. Trees yea luckly they are everywhere and they don't move easly.. Thanks for the advice.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what year blazer is the box from?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1987, when I went to the junk yard and asked them if they had one they said no but looked in the computer, they did have one and it has been sitting on the shelf since 93 had 78k on it got it for $45 with pittman arm. It was built to be able to handle off road better then the VW steering.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found a 1997 2.2L Subie engine with computer and all the goodies for $450.00 , anybody have any links to subie engine info?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just went back through this thread... LOL. Your shop looks a lot like mine. Most of the equipment in there is Woodworking stuff. All the cutoffs in the old empty contact buckets are cracking me up! I also use my tablesaw as a workbench Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is nothing like welding and grinding metal in a wood shop.......

i've got two fire extinguishers on hand, hope i never need them.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Found a 1997 2.2L Subie engine with computer and all the goodies for $450.00 , anybody have any links to subie engine info?

check out www.outbackmotors.com. john really knows his shit about engin mangement systems. plus it has a lot of good info on where to start. for that motor you should check out www.nippon-motors.com that is where i am geting mine from. get the motor and then then let john set it up on the dyno and what not. that is the plan for me at least. ( fortunaltly i do live within 20 min of both places and have been to both)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

USMCord1,
you do nice work and it looks really cool!!! keep on wrenching,cutting,welding and tweaking!!. I was wondering what kind of camera you use for the pictures i need to get one and i'm not sure what kind to get.
thanks take care chris.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

usmcord1, keep us in the loop. i was thinking of a motor swap after my blows. whats your tranny type ? and where are you going to get a adapter plate from ? one more thing, where do you find your motor and how many miles on it ? are you going to use the original radiator from the subbie ? thanks for the info.........
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