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    HeavyMetal Dodge truggy

    I figured I'd share a couple of pics of my almost completed project cauz once it's done I ain't gonna have much time for the computer anymore...
    Here it is in the begining.


    and what it looks like today.



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    Well other the some rockwells, some radius arms and tube that's all I see.

    Please more detals.
    90 YJ. 4link F/R, 16" SAW Airshocks, 32bolt Beadlocks, D60/14bolt, Full Hydro/Hydroboost L67 3.8SC 700r4 NP231/D300
    02 Yukon XL on 37's DD
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    I prefer to build it and not buy it, you see it, I probably made it.

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    looks awesome, some details would be cool.
    '99 superduty, 7.3L diesel. 4x4, ex cab short box. edge evolution programmer. straight pipe, torque converter lock up switch. single 7" stack, built tranny with some billet bits inside, 7' trac bars, pyro,boost an tranny guages. 4" lift in the front 5" rear. 305 70 16 mickey thompson baja mtz's on m/t classic 2's. now with dana 60 front, 10.5" rear 3:7.3's. 5" airlift bags in the rear.

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    The original 5.9 v-8 was replaced by a first gen cummins from my old '91 along with the getrag 360 and np 205.
    The front part of the frame was ditched from the motor mounts up.


    My floor, or should I say lack of...


    A custom x-member from Ni4x4













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    SU joint for a one link.









    ---------- Post added 05-20-2010 at 12:47 AM ---------- Previous post was 05-19-2010 at 11:43 PM ----------

    So anyways, all that and it has a Yukon gear Grizzly locker in the front and a Lincoln locker in the rear.
    The front is Ackerman type steering, full hydro and the rear has a hydraulic cylinder instead of a panhard bar so the back of the truck articulates like a skidder.
    The tires are 14r20 Michelin XLs that are roughly 49"x14".

    First try. There's no floor yet, no brakes either...
    The suspension set up needs to be reworked a bit.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W17tCNg2Wdg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7St2c0ylFMg

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    Holy Hannah!

    That thing is a monster!

    If I was a Jeep, they'd have parted me out a LONG time ago.

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    Krawlerz team member too!

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    Please expand on the rear suspension and Hydro Panhard and what supports the weight of this thing. If you would be so kind. Looks interesting.

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    The suspension was originally 4 air bags but I quickly found out that it was a very unstable set up and about 15 seconds after I aired up all 4 air bags for the first time one of the air bags blew and the truck came down and off the jack stands and almost crushed me.

    The front air bags were replaced by early 90's crown vic front coils and they seem to work very well.
    The coils are mounted on the "A" arm that makes up the one link and are situated under the frame instead of outside like the stock set up. The front flexes real easy, actually too easy, so I'm going to relocate my shocks further out to try to gain a little more stability. I have about 4" of up travel and 7-8" of down.

    The rear air bags were replaced by a pair of struts from a Lincoln.
    They are mounted half way up the "A" arm that makes up the rear one link. The struts are mounted with heim joints top and bottom. With the angle that the struts are on and being that far up the control arm there 7" of travel give me over 14" at the axle.
    The hydraulic cylinder replaces the panhard bar and just shifts the entire "A" frame and axle from one side to the other pivoting at the SU (solution usinage) joint.
    The struts are getting replaced however because of an unforeseen reaction. Because I mounted my struts facing inwards at the top, I figured that when I shifted over that strut it would push that side of the truck up as the strut straightened and would lean the truck towards the inside of the turn but what is happening instead is that the strut that is straight up and down in a turn is more under truck, bears most of the weight and the spring bottoms out while the other strut pushes up and leans the truck towards the outside of the turn.
    That should all be fixed by tomorrow night.

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    Cool. Sounds like an interesting setup. I'd really like to see the rear steer setup work.

    Odd that the airbags did not work for you. Mine in the rear are great. Size were they?

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    nice to see a project with some thought.. Nice work ... cant wait to see more of it.
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    Brock finishing welding in the home made coil overs that Sam and I made yesterday.



    Why one should wear steel toe boots when working on a project named HeavyMetal...
    No I wasn't wearing the flip-flops when it happened but my running shoes didn't offer any protection either when one of the 53" long coil overs fell over and landed on my toe.
    Big thanx to Brock for helping me finish up so I could get the truck down from the jacks.


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    A bit better pic of the coil-overs and a better vid of the articulated rear steer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heJSvbpVYUo


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    Steph...fawk you have ugly feet, and clip your toenails once and a while...lol

    ...its NoJeep from Sudbury Jeep.
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    Well... I haven't really done much to the truggy since I crushed my toe.
    I did get a little done on another project however.







    It was time to put the FLT on a diet.

    The rear shocks are getting shortened. I'm not slamming the rear down like I would want to cause the roads are just too damned rough around here but it is gonna ride a couple of inches lower. The beer box (tour pack) is staying off but the saddle bags are going back on and the fairing is gonna get a shorty windshield. I'm also looking for a new seat.

    The Mustang behind the FLT is another project. I blowed up the 3.8 V-6 so she's gonna get a 351 cleavland sometime this summer.

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    WOW i see a road trip to sudbury to see this monster in action 2 thumbs up

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    I've seen this thing, and it's cool. I only saw it in the shop. Good to see you stuck with it and have er movin'. I posted that old CJ for you in the forsale section. I ended up leaving with an Xj crossmember. Sold the Xj, still have the crossmember.

    The rear one link, and panhard setup has stuck in my mind from that visit. Very cool idea. I've never seen a panhard bar put in that location let alone being a ram for articulated steering. I'm gonna go back and watch the YouTube now. I would like to see some of the awesome trails/wheeling spots you guys must have up there.
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    I just moved it around my brothers yard.
    The way it just walked out of the hole it was parked in all winter and over a 5' snow bank... I never touched the throtle, I just let out the clutch and the motor didn't even give a grunt and the wheels never spun once.... I had thoughts of selling it, or actualy more like trading it for the past few weeks but I think that 30 second ride around my brothers house just cured that.





    poser pic...




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    This will eventually be the "HeavyMetal Hauler".
    The badly worn 265-75-16 just gave way to a set of 36" tall 9.00-16 Michelin XL's
    The front is sitting full bump (yes the truck needs suspension work) so I won't have much fender trimming to do.








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    do you have a good source for 9.0x16 XL or other 9.00x16 michelins?
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