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So I have decided to do a fairly substantial rehab project on my ugly pos junk buggy for the next few weeks. I have a pretty good list of items that I'm planning and seem to keep coming up with more every day. Here is a quick summary of the list as it stands right now:
1. Stretch wheelbase approx. 5". I am currently at 105" and want to be around 110".
2. Adjust rear geometry in the rear to add substantially more anti-squat. I'm aiming for about 120% which is considered really high, but I have two friends who run 130% plus and probably have the two of the best climbing rigs in the nation.
3. Along with my geometry adjustments, I will be eliminating my rear wishbone and going to a true 4 link to hopefully eliminate a little rear steer.
4. Replace all of my lowers with 2" 7075 solid and replace all joints with 1.25" heims.
5. Redo my uppers with 1.5" .250 wall DOM, mostly just to accomodate the stretch.
6. Swapping out my seats to go with a tighter fit similar to my old buggy's Mastercrafts. Simply personal preference.
7. Redoing my Atlas II cross member so that it is no longer hard mounted to my skid plate.
8. Redoing my skid plate to give the Atlas II a little more breathing room and make room for the new cross member.
9. Sleeve both lower side tubes with 2" .120 wall DOM since both of those tubes are completely FUBAR'd.
10. Cut off existing truss and rebuild on my 14 bolt to accomodate 4 link.
11. Cut off and rebuild my skid plate for the hydro ram. The existing one is perhaps the biggest fabrication abortion I have ever witnessed.
12. Remounting my fuel cell further forward to increase my cargo (beer cooler) capacity!
13. Remounting my batter in order to increase said cargo capacity. May also switch back to an Oddysey?
14. Remount my computer and wiring higher up in dash and make a kick plate to protect from passenger's feet. Or just make it a one seater?
15. Remove my main kill switch since it is a bit redundant to have 3.
16. Reroute all fuel lines to tidy things up after moving fuel cell.
17. Remove about 10 feet of cable after removing main kill switch.
18. Getting GLO diff covers front and rear and shaving them to match my housings.
19. Tom Woods is building me new driveshaft front and rear to accomodate the stretch. I will rebuild the existing ones (probably won't have to touch the front, very long travel) for spares.
20. Reroute brake lines, especially in the rear to clean things up and accomodate the stretch.
21. Fix my alternator that took a shiate at AZRocks so that I don't have to manually control my charge.
22. Clean up my hydro lines and fix a small leak that I have.
23. Fix my brake fluid leak.
24. Install my ARP kingpin stud kit.
25. Remount my trans cooler mount after moving for more storage capacity.
26. Double beadlock both rears to eliminate my "burping" issue.
27. Paint the entire chassis with my "jethro powdercoat". (home depot hammered paint)
28. Make new side panels and redo lower cowl area.
29. Remove some tubing on the rear section and tie into shock towers.
30. Redoing exhaust to make room for stretch.
I'm sure there's more that I'm forgetting, but that should pretty much cover it for today...wish me luck!

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You should be done by the end of the weekend........... what's on the list for next week?

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Here are a couple pics of the buggy for you that don't know it along with a couple quick "teardown" pics...










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You should be done by the end of the weekend........... what's on the list for next week?

I'm going wheelin' this weekend! I'll be ridin' biatch, but I'll probably shoot a little video footage to keep myself entertained during the down time.

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I'm going wheelin' this weekend! I'll be ridin' biatch, but I'll probably shoot a little video footage to keep myself entertained during the down time.
Where you headed?

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Where you headed?
A berry, berry secret location to look for some new stuff to break my "fresh rebuild" on in the fall. OK, going to BB a few notches west of "Saw" and east of "Mental Midget" , does that help?

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A berry, berry secret location to look for some new stuff to break my "fresh rebuild" on in the fall. OK, going to BB a few notches north of Saw, does that help?
Yup!

Make sure Barry doesn't ask you to hold his Berry's!

Looks good so far, but you cut off the pretty part!

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Yup!

Make sure Barry doesn't ask you to hold his Berry's!

Looks good so far, but you cut off the pretty part!
I will definately leave Barry's berrys alone. There is no pretty part on my buggy, never has been, never will be! I don't speak "bling"! Here's my new seat, what do you think?

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Looks good! ........ simple and clean!

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Looks good! ........ simple and clean!
You say simple and clean...I say rode hard and put away wet...many times!

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I will definately leave Barry's berrys alone. There is no pretty part on my buggy, never has been, never will be! I don't speak "bling"! Here's my new seat, what do you think?
Looks about as comfortable as my factory tacoma seats

thing should be sweet after "improvements"

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You say simple and clean...I say rode hard and put away wet...many times!
Same difference........... Remember, you can get a good look at a butchers ass if you're looking in the right hole when you ..........NO, wait...... I mean, One man's junk has another girls STD........... no wait........... WHAT WAS THE TOPIC AGAIN?

Weren't we talking about Buggies?

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I realize I could "get a good look at a steak by sticking my head up a bull's ass, but I'd definately rather take the butcher's word".

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I realize I could "get a good look at a steak by sticking my head up a bull's ass, but I'd definately rather take the butcher's word".
Very good!.......... somebody else has seen Tommyboy a time or 3!

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Yeah, WTF lazy ass! We all know you are not working your day job, so.......?

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I could post a pic if you want me to, but it looks exactly the same! I'll try to get some done on it tonight, right now I'm just too busy web-wheelin' to be bothered?

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I could post a pic if you want me to, but it looks exactly the same! I'll try to get some done on it tonight, right now I'm just too busy web-wheelin' to be bothered?
You mean to tell me, you would actually procrastinate working on it by taking pictures of the nothing you got done?

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You mean to tell me, you would actually procrastinate working on it by taking pictures of the nothing you got done?
Absolutely, I am always looking for a reason to "not work"!

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Nothing could be something, considering the number of times I've seen something turn out to be nothing...
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I will definately leave Barry's berrys alone. There is no pretty part on my buggy, never has been, never will be! I don't speak "bling"! Here's my new seat, what do you think?
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Just wanted to give everyone an update...I have removed the seat. I needed a cutting board?

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Well, at least you got around to putting the thread in the right forum...
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Great progress!!.... and you get an "F":

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Great progress!!.... and you get an "F":
What are you talking about? I spent over $2k today just on rod ends, misalignment spacers, jam nuts, truss materials, tabs, gussets, and a set of seats! I'm making some fawking progress...I have to drink alot to really set up my geometry, but I think I'm pretty much there now!

I'm going to Advanced tomorrow for a stack o' DOM...that's gonna hurt!

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BTW, here's my new rims....I'm blingin'!!!

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OK guys, here's my progress...I'm almost done and I think it's looking really good!


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Dude that is awesome! I am so bringing sg back for a re work! Save all the cool shit for yourself!
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BTW, here's my new rims....I'm blingin'!!!
geeso!,,, those look really "Bling". maybe spinners?!
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