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  1. MNorby

    Build Thread Ibex remodeled

    Very true. I try not to use my rear steer unless needed most the time and I don't recall using it thru there until getting lined up to go out the exit vs digging but I think that is how Joe got so screwed up is too much playing with the rear switch.
  2. MNorby

    Build Thread Ibex remodeled

    I really enjoyed Arrowhead, that was a fun trail. Next time go back and finish the 10s and maybe see about stepping up more. Definately a learning curve for these types of trails/obstacles. Here is a short blurb of snake pit, I enjoyed it and followed Lew thru pretty well but Joe got really...
  3. MNorby

    Build Thread Ibex remodeled

    Made a handful of short day trips all summer with a few friends getting their rigs back up and running for testing then made it to Sand Hollow for a week. Everything worked really well and was fun to hit someplace new and anticipate going back again for sure. We ran TNT day and night, Nasty...
  4. MNorby

    Build Thread Ibex remodeled

    Rig is working great. While the PBRs work good and way better in cold/snow, the BFGs can't be beat in the rocks.
  5. MNorby

    What hiem joints to run?

    I have 2" x .25 heated chromoly lowers and they are nice and straight still. My rears are mounted low on the axle tube with the idea of them hitting first than my driveshaft on my low pinion rear along with getting optimum separation on my old setup which isn't so relative now.
  6. MNorby

    What hiem joints to run?

    I would say at being 48"ish long to step up your size as well. If you already have the 2x.25 tube maybe could try to sleeve some 1.5x.120 inside them to save buying something else bigger. Might be hard to get to sleeve that long and need to take note of length of weld in bungs to compensate for...
  7. MNorby

    What hiem joints to run?

    About how long will your lower control arms be? How heavy is the rig?
  8. MNorby

    Build Thread Ibex remodeled

    Have had the rig out a few times now trying out the new stuff. So far working good. Finally got the rest of the cosmetic stuff on as well for now.
  9. MNorby

    Build Thread Ibex remodeled

    Thank you, I'm happy with the cosmetic change over the old setup. Yes, I did add a rear tierod lockout in case of hydraulic failure or maybe an extended road section. Also give spare rod ends on the rig if needed. I did the single ended cylinder with the idea of it being theoretically...
  10. MNorby

    Build Thread Ibex remodeled

    Then installed the hood so the side body lines line up with the top of the door skins. Re-skinned the buggy with some free .120" aluminum that was an old faded sign at work that was replaced. Hopefully they last longer than my old .040" and .050" skins of past that within a few years had gashed...
  11. MNorby

    Build Thread Ibex remodeled

    Then went ahead and cut the front tubes off and redesigned the front to fit a Twisted Customs 54" Cadillac CTS-V hood and get rid of the bent up ibex shape. Made the winch mount out of tube so running the rope down to the front axle is wide open. Radiator used GM style bushing mounts to hold it...
  12. MNorby

    Build Thread Ibex remodeled

    Then I redid some of the rear tube work to change from having like 9" of up travel to 6". Also changed the rear roof extension supports to take some of the boxy look out of it.
  13. MNorby

    Build Thread Ibex remodeled

    more rear steer install and controls
  14. MNorby

    Build Thread Ibex remodeled

    Time to update this. I built a shaved rear steer 14 bolt with a slightly offset pinion so both inner shaft end up being the same length for easier spare. Used a single ended cylinder since it is stronger than the comparable double ended cylinder of similar size. Used dana 70 Cs and 60 solid...
  15. MNorby

    Ash Creek

    Looks like a fun trail. Crazy the leftover vehicles there.
  16. MNorby

    Build Thread Ibex remodeled

    Here are shots with the new oil pan. One concern was this pan is wider and driveshaft to oil accumulator adapter clearance but the picture at flex shows plenty of room still. The oil pan won't drop out of the engine crossmember so I cut it out and cut 1/2" out of it and made some flanges to make...
  17. MNorby

    Build Thread Ibex remodeled

    While waiting for the front ring and pinion to get cryo'd by Performance Cryogenics so went ahead and swapped the oil pan. The chassis is designed to fit the factory truck oil pan but it barely clears the skid. I had shimmed the skid down 1/4" to help with some breathing room but has always been...
  18. MNorby

    Build Thread Ibex remodeled

    Had it out snow wheeling again back in April Then went out to play in the rocks a few weeks ago. Kept hearing a rythmic clicking noise on the way to the rocks and after doing this one V notch the buddy I was with (Whose Rockwell S10 is for sale, BTW) and I had to head in and the clicking was...
  19. MNorby

    Buggy turn signal switch

    I just did a 3 way toggle that is fed thru a flasher. I got the style of flasher that will make 1 indicator light work no matter which way the turn is going to make it simpler.
  20. MNorby

    Buggy trailer

    Nice start. Love me a mini trailer build.