Build Thread 2017 pro mod/unlimited build

Dirty36

Active Member
Nov 29, 2016
38
Cedar City Utah
goal was to build the smallest and lightest pro mod possible.
drivetrain Buick 3.8 supercharged v6, torqueflight 904 3 spd auto, dana 300 case, 60s f&r.
specs, 19 inch belly, 63 inch roof height, 103 wb, 78 inch track width, 48 inch car width.
goal is anything under 2500 lbs

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woody

eternal noobie
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Oct 12, 2010
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Toquerville UT
I like that battery mounting setup....super simple....kit, or your own idea?

Big fan of the side lines of the car, especially the door openings...thinking of breaking up the straight lines of my FToy in a similar fashion...

I'll be curious to how you like the digital gauge...I oddly still prefer analog for that stuff...guess it's just what you get used to.
 

Lil Rich

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Nov 26, 2016
117
Sand Hollow
Yeah I like Analog as well and avoid electrical gauges every chance I get. After racing in Baja, you learn that electrical doesn't always work, even with a well loomed and routed harness.
 

Dirty36

Active Member
Nov 29, 2016
38
Cedar City Utah
well space is an issue analog has no option for 5 in one gauge lol. plus my old car didnt have gauges,
i am literally stuffing a full size car into a rzr for the most part.
 

Dirty36

Active Member
Nov 29, 2016
38
Cedar City Utah
some steering stuff tacked in. also front and rear detroit locker and 6.17 r&p installed. plus chromoly shafts and super joints, along with east coast gear supply drive flanges

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Dirty36

Active Member
Nov 29, 2016
38
Cedar City Utah
test the fit. its tight, and it aint no caddy. everything is actually built to fit my fiance sami perfectly. hopefully she will be drivng this season

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Dirty36

Active Member
Nov 29, 2016
38
Cedar City Utah
should have links and heims tomorrow. maybe a roller by tomorrow night. my gas pedal is actually mounted to my engine. and its from a toyota lol. wilwood brakes should be here tomorrow also. to answer your question woody my battery got sat there to hold up the drivers seat so i could start placing things and seeing what it will be like. and after stuffing 100 pounds in to a 5 lb sack i decided it fits well there and strapped it down

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woody

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Dang, you are making fast progress @Dirty36 ! I totally get the "where it sits" theory to some stuff...I'm headed back out today to do just that with a few things :)
 

Dirty36

Active Member
Nov 29, 2016
38
Cedar City Utah
alright i made a roller today. tomorrow ill cycle it make any changes needed and burn it all in. im going to flop it on its side so can weld the bottom...

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Dirty36

Active Member
Nov 29, 2016
38
Cedar City Utah
Alright I know it's been a while. Things have been crazy busy. I got it all burned in, took it out for some test and tune and blew the motor. It was a 130k junkyard motor. I suspect it was on its way out already.
After a trip to Ogden and another 900 bucks I got a fresh motor with 16k on the clock from a totaled 05 Malibu
Went back out locally had zero issues. Following weekend we did a sand hollow trip with a bunch of great friends and just killed it! I climbed stuff on wet ground that my old rig wouldn't do on dry ground. This thing has serious power! Try shooting "you gotta be nuts" when it's wet! Absolutely a blast. Found a transmission leak I gotta fix. Otherwise 100 percent!

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woody

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Great pics, good to see the buggy working well! Now to get mine assembled and get out there with you :p
 

Dirty36

Active Member
Nov 29, 2016
38
Cedar City Utah
ok a couple updates. new motor is working great. got a new 4 in 1 gauge from summit racing. started work on the hood metal and fiberglass mixture. will eventually be complete fiberglass. also got the grill in place and extended the "frame" to the grill per werock pro mod rules. i still need to build the removable bull bar, window net, fire suit, extinguishers and im ready to go!!!!

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JoeyATM

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Sep 5, 2016
88
Cedar City, Utah
Good looking rig!
 

Dirty36

Active Member
Nov 29, 2016
38
Cedar City Utah
well i got the front winch mounted, JM Rigging got me set up with winch line front and rear, i got the grill mounted and the hood altered and fiberglassed and off to body and paint shop.
i did a last min check on clearances and loaded up for 2017 winter jamboree. 3 days of trail riding. every year i lead buggy trails rated 8, 9, or 10 and have a blast.
this year we caught some rain sprinkles the first day, got soaked the second day and by saturday the rain stopped and the sun shined for a little bit.
we ran chain reaction, dekleined, joint effort, nasty half, and front range.
found out i need more fluid in the trans i got sideways on dekleined in the snake pit and couldnt move, had to be winched back. i also found out i need to add a little strenth to the rear axle truss it bent a little.
sami got some seat time. i got to be the only one to climb a few spots. i found the rev limiter and used it a few times. very impressed with the rig had many admirers.

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Lil Rich

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Nov 26, 2016
117
Sand Hollow
Awesome, Make sure you get Video of you driving the "Iron Man" trail (OG Trail Breaker). We'll feature it on our FB and website...
 
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