Build Thread 2017 pro mod/unlimited build

Dirty36

Active Member
Thread starter #1
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
Staff member
#6
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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#7
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
Thread starter #8
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

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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

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got most of my interior finished. still need to plumb and secure my trans cooler/heater, install my gauge, and finish my dog house.

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Dirty36

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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

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Thread starter #12
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

eternal noobie
Staff member
#14
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

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Thread starter #15
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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Lil Rich

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#18
I know you have more pictures, you need to get on it and post up!
 

Dirty36

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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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#20
Great pics, good to see the buggy working well! Now to get mine assembled and get out there with you :p