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Old 05-03-2007, 07:55 AM   #1
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Well it's time to rebuild the old HellCAT, when I built this rig I intended for it to evolve into a Trail Rig, but now that I have a High-lift I think I will jump into high gear and skip the evolving. I'm thinking tube framed bed and I'm going to remove the front bumper for more tire clearance. I'll need a whole new chassis for the bed to fit right.









and the mock-up

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Old 05-03-2007, 07:55 AM   #2
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Well here is a couple mock-ups with the proto-type chassis





and here is the aluminum chassis.






The required artic shots, of course I don't figure I'll ever be driving over this many CD cases....LOL Seriously though the body will probably restrict a lot.







and a quick Cardboard Mock-up




I decided to swap the body for a High-lift, I'll use the jugg body on my High-lift build.




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Old 05-03-2007, 07:56 AM   #3
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Well that's where she stands at the moment, I hope to finish the bed this afternoon, or at least the framing.
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Thats sick man.. I have got to build me one like that... Great work..
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:40 AM   #5
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finally progress!
whats the rear cage made from?
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Thanks Darkhorse.

STANG KILLA SS - The rear cage is made from 1/4" steel brake line, 7/16" brass sleeves and 1/8" brass square tubing.
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:35 AM   #7
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Great looking frame.What tires are those.I will be keeping an eye on this build.
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Old 05-03-2007, 01:14 PM   #8
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ahh you must buy your brake line at autozone, there the only place i know of with that colored coating on ;)
i buy all mine at advanced auto parts. just has the silver galvanized finish.
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Great looking frame.What tires are those.I will be keeping an eye on this build.
Thanks, Masher 2k's, my personal favorite all terrain tire.

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ahh you must buy your brake line at autozone, there the only place i know of with that colored coating on ;)
i buy all mine at advanced auto parts. just has the silver galvanized finish.
Yeppers, Autozones are plentiful down here, not my favorite auto parts store, but the oreilys brakeline looked like a monkey had been playing with it.

I would prefer no coating at all, it would be nice to not have grind it clean.
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Well the bed is done, well at least the tube work, now for some serious grinding.....





and a couple paper mock-ups for fun.



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nice job. cant wait to see it finished.
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damn, thats sick.
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Old 05-05-2007, 03:36 PM   #13
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That is kinda what I did with my hi-lift body. But yours has a ton more work in the tubing then mine. Great work. The onle thing I don't like too much about mine is how top heavy it ended up being of well.

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Well I finally got some time to work on old HellCAT, now for a little testing and than back to the garage.

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that thing is mint

what are those tires that were first on it before you started to rebuild it?
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da da da da da dammmmmmn gorgous.i love it.i only have 1 question.how does the cage come off for paint or is it permenitly on.other then that its an awsome rig.
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that thing is mint

what are those tires that were first on it before you started to rebuild it?
Kyosho Dodge Ram tires, not the softest compound but great in the mud.

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da da da da da dammmmmmn gorgous.i love it.i only have 1 question.how does the cage come off for paint or is it permenitly on.other then that its an awsome rig.

The cage and bumper are bolted to the aluminum frame, the front half of the cage is hinged to allow access to the body and the battery, it's a new design and untested so hopefully it works...LOL
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Wow rip everytime I see it on another site it has a new part lol. Great exo I love the hinge. Looks great should be super tough. You should ram it into stuff to test the durability haha.
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DAYUM!!!!!!!!!!!! I just had to slap myself to keep from drooling on the keyboard here at work. That is on eof the BEST exo's I have ever seen.
Awesome work. Bravo, Bravo.
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Thanks, I think the finished rig will be well worth all the work.



For all those wondering, here's a body off shot.




If you look close you can see burn marks, man masking tape burns fast and BIG....LOL
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