First time posting and figured id do a build thread of my new truggy build focused more to racing then bush life. I retired my old rig after only three years, it was a great learning experience both for knowledge/ fabrication skills and found out what i really want in a rig and what i want to do with said rig.
I have decided to completely scrap the old build and start some what from scratch. i Purchased a ford ranger based truck chassis from BC as the starting platform. Its sitting on a 2X6 .125 wall Frame with a full 2" .120 wall DOM exo cage with the main hoops from 2" .188 wall DOM. The rear is completely tubed. I figured it would give me a head start to be done for spring as well as the safety factor of being professionally built. it was built around a double triangulated 4 link, however i might have to change that as with the rockwells id probably have to raise the truck way up to mount the upper links on a top hat.
The power plant is going to be a BBC 454 Th400 with a 203/205 triple stick doubler setup also purchased from the same guy in BC
Purchased a set 2.5 tonne rockwells from WCR i have stripped the front down to de-brake and inspect. Replacing the boots and installing Neil's(WCR) awesome upper and lower boot guards to hopefully keep the mud/sticks/anything else i seem fit to run over out of the boots
I have a set of new 49x21r20 iroks that are going to be mounted on set of split rim double beadlock USA 6x6 rims
I have most of the electrical components pulled from the old rig. A water tight control box i built from an old ignition box at work, Carling contura V switches from WCR. Fuel pump, lights, winches, gauges, etc will all be harvested from the old truck before it is squashed.
Whats left on the needed list is a set of heim joints some brackets that WCR is having cut for me pinion brakes and driveshafts and it should be close to being complete at that
As i go through the winter with this build if any of you more seasoned wheelers and fabricators have tips id love to hear them.
im going to try and keep a regular week to week log of the progress for anyone who wants to follow