Copper Crawler buggy build

Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by mcutler, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm sure you all know we are never satisfied with our rigs. I just finished this yj in may with its inaugural run at the spring flats open.
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    I intend to strip this unit down after the fall flats open, using the drivetrain and powertrain from my yj. Once i finish my bendtech file i will post a drawing of the tube chassis, and pics beginning with the teardown.
    This is the current specs of parts from yj to be reused; along with a list of parts already acquired for the new buggy.
    '95 lt-1, th350/art carr rev-man and gate shifter, atlas 3.8, dom shafts, mud-pro trussed 14 bolt-locked-5.13-discs-line locks, chev d60- trussed locked-chromos-ctms-slugs, psc dbl ram system, 42" tsl's-bdlocked, powerwelder, viair, rci cell, alum radiator.
    and a few things already on order;
    ORI's-16"----thanks brandon/RIDES!:bounce2:
    200' DOM----thanks for the tip jims garage
    brainstorming with talented builder- firetoy
    2- sheets of copper; :tongue:- hey i'm a junkman by trade
    multiple sheets of necessary metals, fasteners
    I also fully intend to use as many of our board vendors as possible to keep our posse strong.
    And one of the great side effects of new build; new tools!!!
    36" box brake, dimple dies, bead roller w/louver die, more to come I'm sure:beer:
    can hardly even wait to begin!!!
     
  2. jeepn-jason

    jeepn-jason Well-Known Member

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    Im glad you are building yours first, cause hopefully my labor will negotiate the use of some of the cool tools!

    You should scan those drawings and post them up matt.
     
  3. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    Yea gonna try do that 2nite. Hoping they show up on ruled paper. Should have bend pro drawings up next week if my computer skills allow me figure it out quickly.
     
  4. lbyota85

    lbyota85 Let the chips fly!

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    Sweet rig! Hope those d-shafts were sufficient.
     
  5. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    yea lb; driveshafts look terrific. thanks for the nice work. will b n contact again to get all four retubed for the new buggy in a few weeks!
     
  6. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    1st ruff idea

    here ya go jeepn jay; keep n mind this was my first idea on paper; definetly gonna do the charger grill/headlites/hood; narrowed of course. i know:gay:; car on trucks' redneck, but my ex-wife got my charger-still payn for it of course:fuck-you: and i cant afford to pay for one for myself
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    the profile will have more layed back angle on a-pillar and a lower roof line and brow on front view. Along with a longer c -pillar. Shootn for a 110-113 wheel base; 22" belly pan with dropout access for t-case/trans. There will b a learning curve on suspension but thats part of the fun!

    oh yeah; reason for the "copper" in the name plate is I am a metals recycler and wanted something truly different. So, all the body panels,;beaded,louvered,raised panels; will all b done from natural sheet copper, and allowed to reach full patina naturally. idk, may be stupid, but once i put some rash on them and the brassy color shines back thru it will look totally different after every trip; PLUS when it is damaged beyond repair i can get almost $3 a pound for scrap, much more than aluminum or steel!
     
  7. just a sami guy

    just a sami guy Active Member

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    oh wow looks good cant wait to see it haha
     
  8. ol'Jeeps

    ol'Jeeps Dirty Jeeps...Done Dirt Cheap!

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    Charger nose would look uber cool!

    Jus do it!:rolleyes:
     
  9. 92yotaman

    92yotaman Active Member

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    the look from the front is sweet, and props for doing something different with the copper i think itll look sweet
     
  10. Franklin

    Franklin Well-Known Member

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    cool idea on the brass
     
  11. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    man- thanks for all the comps guys, i def hope this finish product will warrant as many props as the ruff sketch does. i will def try to keep a very detailed thread for all of ya and any help with ideas will be greatly appreciated.
     
  12. loose cannon

    loose cannon Well-Known Member

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    I can help drive when you get it finished.
     
  13. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    you got it brother:beer:
     
  14. toymaker

    toymaker ROCK CORPS 4X4

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    ME too!!!!!!!!!!!!:driver:
     
  15. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    Got all my heims, link tabs, r&p's, ballistic 14 bolt shave kit in!
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  16. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    And my new tires! Hope fully wheels next week.

    Swamper SX II's 42*15*15 and Stazworks dbl deadlock.[​IMG]

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  17. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    And thanks to Brandon at rides for the 1 1/4 QA1 heims & accessories.

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    Other parts from RIDES;

    ORI's, used nascar radiator, aluminum links, mudpro atlas support, and much more I'm sure.
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  18. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    farewll

    :beer: Last trip for the big fat YJ!! Love Golden Mountain!

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    :bounce2:-- note; great YJ chassis for sale, any takers?
     
  19. T-bone71

    T-bone71 Well-Known Member

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    Where is that your wheeling i don't recognize it, and where is Golden Mountain?
     
  20. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    First pic golden mtn park n Sparta TN. Look at Dixie run 2010 post n past events. Last pic uwharrie.

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  21. brokeass4runner

    brokeass4runner Well-Known Member

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    The second of the two pics?
     
  22. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    I've never been on that trail at Uwharrie either, looks like the toughest trail there.
     
  23. TJcrawler97

    TJcrawler97 Joe

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    Is that the old "axle breaker hill climb" down pass the daniel's parking lot, on the way to the river?
     
  24. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    Sorry guys don't remember exact location at uwharrie, but it was taken there. But let's sell this chassis then we'll go back w my new buggy and we'll take another pic there. Ur all invited.:)

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  25. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    My bad guys!! Put 2 threads up real early this morn. Was thnkn of other pics from sale thread. Both pics here from golden mtn. First trail 4 second trail 32. My apologies.thanks for checking out my thread and keep me n check!

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