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Old 09-03-2010, 08:26 AM   #71
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Now that's badass. Build one with 4 seats.
Jamie saw that pic and said "Wow... THAT is cool!"....

But I'd need 5 seats, ain't happening.. (even though I have a fiberglass flatfender in the barn that'd be a perfect candidate...)
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:04 AM   #72
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Do a search on Larry Minor's sand jeeps he builds, now them are some wild buggies.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:35 AM   #73
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Do a search on Larry Minor's sand jeeps he builds, now them are some wild buggies.
Dunno, sounds pretty basic to me....


Chassis and Driveline

For starters, Larry has all of his engines built back east by John Lukavitch to his specifications. Larry knows John from his top-fuel days, and once you find a good engine-builder, you hang onto him. Larry called the engine in this Jeep a "small one" at only 750 hp. The aluminum block is punched with a 4.155-inch bore and employs a billet-steel Lunati crank with a 4-inch stroke to bring displacement to 434 cubes. Billet Oliver rods and forged JE pistons deal with the 16:1 compression, while a hand-fabricated Stef's oil pan handles windage and ensures lubrication during high-G maneuvers. On the top end, a pair of GM Performance Parts CNC-ported SB-2 NASCAR Race Heads with 2.15-inch intake and 1.65-inch exhaust valves allow tons of air into the cylinders, thanks to a serious 334-degree-at-0.050-duration, 0.660-lift solid roller cam ground with the number 4- and 7-cylinder firing order swapped. Induction is handled via a Chevy SB-2 single-plenum, high-rise intake, a 1,050-cfm Demon carburetor, and a 300hp Wilson plate nitrous system.

All of Larry's transmissions are built by Mike's Transmissions in Lancaster, California, and the Powerglide in his orange missile is no exception. A Dedenbear case holds tons of trick components, but the highlights include an 8-inch, 5,000-rpm converter, billet internals, a deep Moroso pan, and a special 1.64:1 First gear that Larry has specially built. Most Powerglide First gearsets are 1.82:1 or 1.76:1, but Larry says the taller ratio works better for him with the rear-axle gears he runs. A strong yet lightweight carbon-fiber driveshaft connects the Powerglide to the rear diff with 1350 U-joints.

The entire chassis is constructed from TIG-welded 1.5-inch, 0.065-wall 4130 chromoly tubing. The front suspension is comprised of 4130 A-arms with billet-aluminum spindles. Notice the distinct lack of front brakes. Out back, a four-link locates the Winters magnesium open-tube rearend. Larry runs 7.00 gears in the quick-change centersection. Hollow 3-inch, 41-spline shafts extend out to meet the hubs, while super-lightweight Winters aluminum rotors are clamped by Wilwood four-piston calipers. It may take some readers a little extra time checking the photos to grasp the concept, but the Winters rearend eliminates a lot of weight while retaining the ability to translate massive amounts of horsepower to the sand.

Suspension-wise, a quartet of remote-reservoir, 2 1/2-inch King coilovers provide 20 inches of wheel travel front and rear when we photographed the Jeep, but Larry reports he's since changed over to Revolution shocks with fully adjustable internal bypass valves and is more than happy with the results.
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:53 PM   #74
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you can go with a 75-76 eldorado motor like my truck and a few mild alterations

500 CI/ 500 HP
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:56 PM   #75
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Nice Truck
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