Copper Crawler buggy build

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

  1. jeepn-jason

    jeepn-jason Well-Known Member

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    The grill opening looks rolls roycish. Cool!
     
  2. hadfield4wd

    hadfield4wd Well-Known Member

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    I like it. Very unique and well done.:huggy:
     
  3. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    Alrite peoples, question, trying to clear fenders at full twist/ full lock; anyone have any debates about dropping belly pan ride height from 22" to 19-20" and moving wheel base to 119-120"? Currently full bump belly 15-16" and would b changed to 13-14"' running 42" Swamper. Or should I put a wheel space on em.


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  4. jaybird1ton

    jaybird1ton The Flats Offroad Park

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    Jack it up man!I don't think wider is better.Could ya cut the fenders any to gain what you need.Maybe just a little?I like the idea with the wheelbase at 120",but I do drive a limo so...Make it 122" and forget about it:D
     
  5. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    Butchered Chrysler headlamp support,; definitely easier than facing that unit, plus gets body lites dead on! $$ouch.

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  6. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    Damn auto text; (fabbing, lines.)

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  7. tireburner1975

    tireburner1975 Well-Known Member

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    Curious... how you going to mend the bumper back together? Plastic weld? seen cracks fixed and the bigger they are the less chance of them holding.

    It'd look awesome if you just screwed the :poop: on haha.
     
  8. Granny

    Granny One day at a time...

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    Nice work Matt! :)
     
  9. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    Thanks gran. Gonna attempt a mend. I'm not a body man so sum nice fasteners may b n the works. Thinking of dzus fasteners on all panels with hinged hood with hood pins.

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  10. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    Got the headland/nose cone support burned in tonite finally. Spent two days, well actually bout 3 hrs labor and approx 20 hrs brainstorm/headscratch trying get things way I felt they need be.

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  11. cherokee_kid_03

    cherokee_kid_03 Rock Corps 4x4

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    Looks great Matt. . .Keep up the great work.
     
  12. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    progress

    finally made some headway today. got the front frame section raised for axle clearance, winch mount almost completed, and tow points installed. still much to do.

    winch mock up, had to go with the 9.0 rc for clearance, it is much shorter in length than most full sizes.
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    frame cut to be raised
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  13. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    more pics

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  14. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    more to come tomorrow night, takning monday and tuesday off from my business to get some more progress done; bought a new building (20x50) so wanna get this to paint status so can work on getting new building up for final construction of buggy and other projects.
     
  15. WICKED

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    Wow!! Definitely awesome. Looks really good. Keep up the good work
     
  16. HAPPY

    HAPPY Mike B.

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    Lookin great Matt, can't wait to see it in action!!!!! :driver:
     
  17. hadfield4wd

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    Grille looks like a bugatti grille.
     
  18. jdubb

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    so you reach thru the grill opening to engage/disengage the freespool on the winch? nice
     
  19. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    Thats rite, thru grill or drivers wheel opening. Bugatti, thats cool, my buddies and I been trying figure out what it reminds us of.lol, we got rolls royce, bugatti, shelby cobra, 70's camaro/firebird. no one knows its a charger till they ask.
     
  20. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    Not much done today, got dzus fasteners done on fenders, now can finish fitting the hood. Also got axle rolled back under front end and and wheelbase finalized, 118", start linking and motor mounts this weekend.
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  21. firetoy

    firetoy Well-Known Member

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    awesome dude. knew it would be. let me know if you want a turbo for that thing. trying to start a knew fade.
     
  22. HAPPY

    HAPPY Mike B.

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    I got it....... EDSEL!!!!! Just kiddin. Looks good man!

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  23. gogogadgetbiker

    gogogadgetbiker New Member

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    This will be interesting to see completed. All our offroading lives we have made fun of the TRARs of the world.... Yet here is one that is really bringing the badassery!!!

    Looks great man, and hat's off to you for breaking the mold.
     
  24. wflaw45

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    batmobile/studebaker maybe?

    lookin great, following this one for sure!
     
  25. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    yep, batmobile seems to be the most recurring joke in my shop!

    thanks tim, but think i'll skip the turbo, already twisting DOM driveshafts with current setup, plus space is at a premium as you well know. but damn sure can't wait to hear both of your turbo props spool up!!:bounce2:

    appreciate all the comps guys, cant wait get this jewel on the rocks, and some go fast stuff, hehe.:beer:
     

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