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Old 03-10-2008, 09:17 AM   #21
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my name is mike have an 8 yr old boy have a girl friend do a little 1/10 buggy racing @ hobby haven in des miones for about 8 yrs,going to start to go to mid america this summer for crawling and racing.I have a black 02 impala gets about 28-30 mpg so i can travel a little , just got a black jack chassic so im ready to go crawling with it to see how its going to do .
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:43 PM   #22
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Cole I know all about the teeter totter rides, we used to have one that we used to ride to get over a creek crossing. Man I miss Mtn Biking. Haven't scored on a Tracker yet both the links you sent me were sweet looking but were both sold. Damn!!! Still looking for a Tracker or a Samuari.

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Old 03-10-2008, 10:54 PM   #23
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How about a suzuki jeep
http://rockford.craigslist.org/car/600685665.html

They are hard to find. It took 3-4 months to find mine.
Gas is supose to go over $4.00 a gallon.

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Old 03-10-2008, 11:11 PM   #24
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The news is saying it's over $5 a gal. in places on West Coast. I'd like to get to Naperville Saturday, before the summer prices go up!! Its gonna play a role in where and what I do in the future. Pretty soon it'll be cheaper to fly...
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:13 PM   #25
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The news is saying it's over $5 a gal. in places on West Coast. I'd like to get to Naperville Saturday, before the summer prices go up!! Its gonna play a role in where and what I do in the future. Pretty soon it'll be cheaper to fly...
No kidding my brother flew to vegas and back for $125
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:29 PM   #26
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How could anyone use those two words next to each other, yuck Cole did you see that Tin Top that was at European Motors in Hiawatha last summer? Looked very clean from the road. Nice lift, wide stance 32's maybe.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:55 PM   #27
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Yeah I did
I heard through the grape vine they wanted like $5000 for it too.
Just to make you guys gealous. Mine was near mint when I got it a few years ago. It still has less than 70,000 miles.
What it looks like now is a beat up old offroad truck.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:03 PM   #28
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A month or two after I bought it I made this swing out rear bumper. You can see how nice it was back then. I bought it with 56,000 miles on it and 5 years at inside storage. That was the OEM 94 white top with only one rip. All windows good and all zippers worked.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:12 PM   #29
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Time for a Cage to protect yer noggin and yer bride to be. As long as we're posting pics
Before

most recent pic I have


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Old 03-11-2008, 09:14 PM   #30
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Time for a Cage to protect yer noggin and yer bride to be.
Yeah I know.
Notice the hood and lack of body panels. I flopped it last year.
After that I bought the tubing for a cage just can't get the time to bend it.

I paid $950 for in 05 or 06
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:34 PM   #31
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I lied this is the most recent pic I have. Not much progress. Two munchkins takes a lot of my spare time away.

Jesus look at all that GREEN!

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Old 03-11-2008, 09:37 PM   #32
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Man that looks !!AWESOME!!
Someday my sheet metal will be similar to that. What are the specs? Can your rockers support the truck? You know are they sliders too or just boat sided?

Post anything you guys are proud of this is chit chat.

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Old 03-11-2008, 09:51 PM   #33
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The boat sides, and rear comp cut corners are 3/16 steel. The flatties are schedule 80 poop pipe. The rear half of the frame is 2X4 3/16 tube. The shackle reversal is my own sweat and tears. 258Cid w/ FoMoCo 2 barrel. T150 3 spd, D20 T case Corp 20 rear(D44 not installed) D30(limp noodle) front axle. Need to get a D44 for the front and some 37's on all four corners.
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do you need a 44? saw one for $200

Good specs, any axle work planned lockers gears?
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Old 03-12-2008, 04:57 PM   #35
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It's got 3.73's in it now will go to 4.56 or 5.13 with the 37's. I do need a D44 front. It has to have flat top knuckles for high steer arms and would prefer it was 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern. I can change the bolt pattern easy enough though. A waggy would be a good doner. Ected or Ox locker in the front eventually, detroit rear.
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:37 PM   #36
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Aaaaahhhhh....spring thaw....here's where I'll be boys...MTB party...last weekend in April, Decorah, IA. I'll have my mountain bike, RC crawler, trout fishing gear, and thirst for cold beer...

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BTW...these are places that I have been to but haven't spent a lot of time exploring...there are more crawling gems here!!

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Old 03-15-2008, 08:35 AM   #37
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WOW WOW WOW
Let's go to Dunning springs!

I'm also a MTBer too. Check out Lambaonline. http://www.lambaonline.com/forum/index.php
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:12 PM   #38
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It's got 3.73's in it now will go to 4.56 or 5.13 with the 37's. I do need a D44 front. It has to have flat top knuckles for high steer arms and would prefer it was 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern. I can change the bolt pattern easy enough though. A waggy would be a good doner. Ected or Ox locker in the front eventually, detroit rear.
Don't know if these 44's have the flat knuckles or not.
http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/pts/608747414.html
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:20 PM   #39
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Thanks Cole. The Fords have the pumpkin on the wrong side for my 5. A Chevy of the same vintage or Waggy's. Too bad the fords wouldn't work though they have the right bolt pattern. All of the outers switches over to the Chevy to give me the right pattern. Did you see my 1/8 CJ5 build?
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:47 PM   #40
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Did you see my 1/8 CJ5 build?
No I didn't, I'll go look.

I will keep an eye out for wags or chevs.
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