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    the conglomeration

    a few of you may remember "the conglomeration". I call it this because it is a conglomeration of parts. Toyota frame, Samurai cab, GM 229 V6 motor, GM T350 transmission, dual Toyota cases, and Toyota axles. one linked in the rear with a grader ball and still on leafs in the front, it is the first buggy I ever bought and I only wheeled it once at Trees Ranch but I was hooked. lightweight, easy to tow, no worry about body damage.
    this is what it looked like when I got it.
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    I think I may have owned this thing 10 years now, I have tried to sell it or trade it several times with no luck. I always kinda wanted to get it going again to see how it would do with the V6 and automatic transmission. a few weeks ago a friend of mine who is a budding fabricator and I were talking and he is wanting to build a trans axle buggy. I have a few Saturns and we struck a deal, he is going to redo it and freshen it up. this is sorta how we hope to have it look
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    nice!! make sure to post build pics along the way

    when is the shakedown run and where at?






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    I ordered some parts for it over the last few years. I am converting to propane and have a complete set up I have pieced together. LED lights. winch. mastercraft seats. 39.5 Iroks on aluminum beadlocks (Thanks Chris) for now, eventually hope to go to 39" reds. intake and cam.
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    Justin (fabricator) and I have been friends for a while and we have talked about this through texts messages for a while. a couple of weekends ago he came over and we talked parts and trading and plans. then last weekend he came over and we loaded the buggy up. I had left the buggy sitting outside and it was in a bad, sad state. I robbed the front axle at one time for another wheeling buddy's project but I had kept a good axle off one of my F-toys.
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    Justin came over last Sunday and we loaded it up. it took a bit of working at it since it did not have a front axle. I drug it out into the driveway with my yellow buggy and we picked the front end up with an engine hoist and then he backed the trailer under it and we used a floor jack under the front end and winched it on the trailer. we then loaded the axle and tires on it so he could get back home.
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    yesterday (Monday the 21st) we were both off so I met him at his shop and we put the axle under it while it was on the trailer along with the front tires and then winched it off into his shop. there we put the back tires on and started the tear down.
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    while Justin was measuring and cutting and figuring, I started taking the wiring, dash, gas tank, seats and other stuff out of it. here is the pile of stuff so far. and a pic of the little V6.
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    part of our plan is to cut out the rockers and replace with steel tube. we got started on it yesterday.
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    Looking good!
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    Hell yeah!!


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    Very nice.... love that black buggy you are emulating!

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    That's some awesome progress ysllgot going. Be cool to see it going

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj7 View Post
    nice!! make sure to post build pics along the way

    when is the shakedown run and where at?







    the shakedown run will probably be at Wolf Caves. I am in no hurry or on a timetable to get this done. I haven't been back over there since Monday and he hasn't worked on it either. he is in the process of selling his house and moving out in the country. he already has a slab poured for a 40x40 shop and it may be completed by now but he is waiting to get the house out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whitesnake View Post
    Looking good!
    Quote Originally Posted by cj7 View Post
    Hell yeah!!


    Quote Originally Posted by offroadman83 View Post
    Very nice.... love that black buggy you are emulating!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramman84 View Post
    That's some awesome progress ysllgot going. Be cool to see it going
    thanks guys! I am excited about it. I can't wait to see how well it does. I am hoping it does good.
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    looking for recommendations for a shifter for this thing? I am thinking of a Winters or a basic stock car shifter.

    also, I plan on doing a good tune up on this engine also, so any advice or recommendations on that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourwheelerjeff View Post
    . I am hoping it does good.
    It's a Zuki so that's a given!!! haha


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    more progress pics
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    Sweet

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    got rid of the targa top and thinking of adding another B pillar bar
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    Nice lines
    I will wheel more, travel more, smoke less, drink less, live more

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    built a trunk on the end of this thing to keep a strap and other stuff in
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    going to do away with the one link in the rear and four link it. also going to four link the front; so heims or johnny joints? and why?

    thanks
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    Jonny joints are rebuildable. SAK5 runs them and likes em. Everbody else I know uses heims. I'm not sure what the price difference is these days between them . I think that would be the game changer










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    Quote Originally Posted by cj7 View Post
    Jonny joints are rebuildable. SAK5 runs them and likes em. Everbody else I know uses heims. I'm not sure what the price difference is these days between them . I think that would be the game changer











    heims I am looking at are these: https://www.rockwelloffroad.com/Rod-...product_id=264

    johnny joints are these: https://www.rockwelloffroad.com/Rod-...product_id=123
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    I run FK brand rod ends with the built in misalignment.
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    Lots of options out there these days...tmr has a lifetime joint, summit machines joints are nice, heims are everywhere and i have no idea whats truly best. I do believe jjs are really nice. I say go with whatever is in the budget as it can almost always be changed later.

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    I will wheel more, travel more, smoke less, drink less, live more

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    just plating the sides and making a bulkhead. progress has been kinda slow. I need to gather up a bunch of parts and take over there.
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