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It might not be too much to look at at the moment, but your mentioning Dakar makes me officially scared. If you are showing up with anything that resembles the capabilities of the mighty KamAZ 4911, we (the rest of us) are up against some stiff competition!

or maybe,....

http://drivingfans.com/semi-truck-jumping-australia/#.VpQ7bBUrK00

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Some good ideas guys, like what I'm seeing here :)!

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got the suspension lift done on the fox body i am not sure if ill use the stock tires i do have a spare set from my escalade project DSCN0921.thumb.JPG.5114cb4d5a97a9cfcca08  

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Small update for my Raptor,

Working on the rollcage and interior, needs more attention.

Started on the chassis mods...still deciding how detailed to go.

Hood removed for the engine.

More parts to come this week in the mail I hope.

David

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Nice work everybody! (DONT PUT ME DOWN YET) but I might use a 68 charger with a nice lift and something special under the hood (hehe) oh, and some of my updates might not have pics since I don't own a camera

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Awesome paint job Bruce!

 

Verbal updates are okay Don, as long as we get to see some or a picture of what you are starting with and a couple of photos throughout your build you'll be good.

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Nice work being done.  I'll start posting after I get my Dart past paint.

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shot some primer on this little Ebbro Renault Fourgonnette, been wanting to do something with this, so after having a re think, I'm in with this one. Plenty of time to think about engines,suspension ☺

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shot some primer on this little Ebbro Renault Fourgonnette, been wanting to do something with this, so after having a re think, I'm in with this one. Plenty of time to think about engines,suspension ☺

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Nice option Darren.  Welcome aboard!

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Cheers 🙂 I've got an Impreza WRC in the stash I was going to do something with, but some of that might      make it into this..

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Can't wait to see what you have cooking here Tim !?!:D

Darren, like the fourgonette project...

Mine,...still on paint,...had a relaxing (?) day with the airbrush, and booth....

And then it went.....

too much, too fast, too thin,..

So then it went...

And now, after many coats of Tamiya clears, and thinned Testors AZTEK, and a black sharpie<_< 

Finally figured a proper mix for airbrush painting...and I gotta say,...

I am really diggin' this new airbrush,.....

oh,...and I switched over the dash

Cheers

 

Cheers

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Flared arches fitted. Just need to fill and finish the rear profile.Engine is going to be a 1275 mini race engine, rear mounted in a space frame. I wanted to keep it lightweight and as the original engine had 26bhp, fitting the 1275, gives me over 4 times the power over standard 😊IMG_0128.thumb.JPG.5dced42b0f04d21187b3f

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Darren,..that thing will fly..

Had a problem today,...

Jake couldn't remember which engine he was supposed to put in the truck........

I think he stopped painting,...just in time...:lol::lol:

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Interesting subject Darren, look forward to this!

Diggin the 'Jake' dude Bruce and unusual paint scheme, about as 'odd' as mine :D!

I'm nearly done with mine, so I've got the rest of the year now to make changes or improvements :blink:

 

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I'm nearly done with mine, so I've got the rest of the year now to make changes or improvements :blink:Or

Or build another entry?

 

Tim

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I'm going for two. 

Decided on an Opel Blitz/unimog hybrid ☺ The Blitz is what I brought today and the Unimog is one I abandoned after the cab was trodden on....

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OmG .....Jake Chrome plates the engine... there goes the budget, ..

And tells me we need about 100' of tube to complete the frame,...

Gotta move the port side oil tank again...geez..and cut out that plate, between the rails over the rear...this is getting fun... iddnit?

Thinking of this sorta rear

"Just a bunch of tubes and wires"' says Jake,"Won't take long atall"... some peoples kids.. yaknow?

Cheers everyone

 

 

 

 

 

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OmG .....Jake Chrome plates the engine... there goes the budget, ..

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And tells me we need about 100' of tube to complete the frame,...

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Gotta move the port side oil tank again...geez..and cut out that plate, between the rails over the rear...this is getting fun... iddnit?

Thinking of this sorta rear

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"Just a bunch of tubes and wires"' says Jake,"Won't take long atall"... some peoples kids.. yaknow?

Cheers everyone

 

 

 

 

 

I like that setup. I'm planning on converting my shocks to remote reservoir as well, but not the dual shock setup. 

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Some very unique builds all ready entered, I think I finally figured out something that I want to build I will go hunting through the parts tonight. Some very cool paint jobs Ray (helix) and Bruce (belugawrx) they have given me a few ideas.

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