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the shortest samurai build ever
 
 PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 7:06 pm 

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so last year ended kinda rough for my dad and the samurai, well this happened

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smashed the front tube work and bent the frame

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oh yeah and bent the hood

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 PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 7:17 pm 

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he had a set of toyota axles layin around from the original build and finally decided to put them in this spring. the rear went in first. no big deal just an axle swap. toyota mini truck axle welded with 5.29 gears and disc brake conversion. the fun part started in the front. we chopped off the bent cage and got all the old crap outta the way.

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we did a three link w/ panhard but he wanted to stick with a steering gear. did lotsa measuring and started on the lower mounts.

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full bump

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then the upper. not sure where we missed the steps but we cut and rebuilt the frame and remounted the steering gear.

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upper mount on the frame side

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 PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 7:25 pm 

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had to lower and reinforce the skid plate

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oh ok heres the frame rebuild

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and a pan hard mount

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missed somemore steps along the way. the axle came out pretty good. now on to the tube work.

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 PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 7:31 pm 

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mounted the shocks and finished most of the details last weekend. charged the shocks last nite and finally rolled it out of the garage.

sat a little low in the rear so we had to throw a couple more leaves back in the pack. sits better now.

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we think we checked everything so we're loading up and heading to R&V saturday to she how she works


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 PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 7:57 pm 
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Looks good. See you at R&V.

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 PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 8:39 pm 

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Great use of the seat belts while hill climbing in the first pic.


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 PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 6:21 am 
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Can't see if he's wearing his lap belt. I quite often just use my lap belt and only put on the harness when I feel the need. Personal preference I guess.

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 PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 7:37 am 

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yeah they both had their lap belts on. my dad is usually very conservative when wheelin so this was very unexpected, but my mom was eggin' him on. luckily no one was hurt.


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 PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 4:22 pm 
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The roll bar looks like one of those roll bars they put on the four wheelers at the circus so the bears can lock up the front brakes and do a summersault and land back on their tires. Looks like if / when it rolled backwards it probably didnt slow down and would keep rolling away.

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Two bee ore knot tubey. That is the question.


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