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Chris Perkins

Chris Perkins
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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 


Crappy quality  but photo of chassis and tires mocked up to size
some random pics of stripping the front axle
i was impressed at the welds on this truck
Alluminum dash and floor panels 



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