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"Buck Fifty Brat" Build
Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:00 PM
So now i have a spare distributor and a spare coil
Time to get back to work. Hope to get lifted, bumpers, roll bar, and jump seats put in before WCSS.
More updates to come as things move along
Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:18 PM
Sounds like your BRAT is doing well
Hope to see you around sometime
Posted 18 July 2010 - 05:32 PM
Got some stuff done at my uncles place. Used his scrap and did all of this without spending a dime
Ill make a thread about how i mounted the jump seats, worked out nicely. (Edit- here is the thread http://ultimatesubar...ad.php?t=114001 )
The bumper is made of 1/4 inch 3x3 angle and is no where near done, just road worthy. Still need to add supports to the stock tie downs and to the engine cross member, then incorporate a skid plate on the supports. Also need shackle mounts and hitch receiver. Eventually i might add a stinger
Tires and lift should be coming soon. Almost ready to hit the trails again
Edited by Fenix747, 19 July 2010 - 05:38 PM.
Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:22 AM
So with the nice lincon i re-welded the bumper and added some supports to counter side pulls
Tomorrow if i can i will be adding more goodies
Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:47 AM
Next i think i am going to order some shackle mounts from online to weld on. Skid plate will come after the lift so i dont have to re do it.
Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:35 PM
Tomorrow will be some real wheelin though. Heading out with a jeep buddy to hit Crystal Ridge Trail http://nwjeepn.com/CrystalRidge.htm Should be interesting
If anyone else wants to come let me know tonight and we can meet up tomorrow.
Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:30 AM
Posted 30 July 2010 - 02:25 AM
So as some of you saw i did some good wheelin the other day http://ultimatesubar...3846#post943846
Only suffered minor trail damage in the rear, departure angle kinda sucks . when i build my rear bumper im thinking it would be a good idea to run some sliders from the bumper back under to the diff area so i dont just rip off the bumper, or worse damage the gas tank.
Kind of like this set up
good stuff obk25xt
The only other issue was with the clutch. Still slips a bit but wasnt too bad until it got too hot, then i could barely keep going. but once it cooled down it was ok again. Guess i need to get on that five speed swap soon
On the bright side i got a welded rear diff and installed it today. Hopefully will test it out in a week.
Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:17 AM
I wanted to figure out what was going on with the clutch issue, after some research i figured it might be because i didnt resurface my flywheel last time i swap out the clutch. So i took out the flywheel and had it resurfaced, installed everything and then nothing. The Brat wouldnt move at all now, i could release the clutch in any gear from stand still and it would just keep idling. So i figure maybe it wasnt resurfaced right or something else went wrong. Took the trans off again measure things out and it was correct. So i put it all back together and still nothing. Took it apart again to check the clutch disk and if it was damaged at all. It was bent very slightly. So i picked up a new clutch, installed it, and presto works like it should. Almost works too well.
So after taking the trans off and on so many times i figured im pretty good at that now. Made a little video for fun and to help others out with transmission removal.
Ready for some wheelin at WCSS agian
Posted 08 September 2010 - 11:04 PM
now we're talkin .cheers, brian
Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:04 AM
Posted 09 September 2010 - 01:08 AM
Posted 09 September 2010 - 03:12 AM
And we might be doing some beefing up on the rocker panels. Basically everything is getting beefy
Eventually i might even grab bills 4.11 trans and do a yota 4.10 solid rear. Good thing i have a job now so i can dream big.
Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:34 PM
Re did the shift linkage with a dual shifter setup Bill made, now i can have hi/low front wheel drive!
Here is a cool before-after shot to see how high 6in can be (27" tire size in both)
Made a quick rear bumper too.
Still need to build a custom exhaust and connect some of the lift blocks for strength. And i still need to get a driveline in there. But after that she is ready to wheel
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