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My advice is tp keep the motor and the rad close to each other. However saying that if I can I'll be moving my rad from the rear to the front just so I have more space for fuel.

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My original plan was to have the rad in the front, it usually just makes life easier (no air locking or flow issues) I still have room for it in the front but everyone is saying put it in the back we do run alot of mud up here and it would stay cleaner and better protected back there but i don't know. Still alot of building left to do before i need to worry about a rad, heck my motor is still in the scarrow.

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, heck my motor is still in the scarrow.

That was sweet sounding engine, what's the specs on it?



FAWK THAT

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For airlock issues, summit has some sweet thermostat housings with the ability to bleed from the engine side, and also a fill port at the engine too

I put one on mine and haven't had an issue with the rad being in the back since, just let it get warm and bleed
I finally got that "jeep thing"..... now it hurts when I pee

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The motor is basically a zz4 355 with JE pistons, a full roller valve train, and i port matched an edelbrock air gap intake to match the heads. We ran a Demon 670 carb with mechanichal secondaries and a 3500 stall with the th400 this year. Wasn't too sure how the new torque converter was going to work out but i was inpressed the thing comes out of the hole like a drag car but it's still alright when you need to be a little more technical. Joey liked it too but i'm pretty sure the only time his foot came off the gas was when he went into a corner or it slipped off hahahaha.

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I vote rad in front. Kiss.
Why does interco still put those useless little lugs in their boggers?

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Got some in cab work done last night

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looking very good, although I have to keep turning my moniter sideways to view some of the pics :)

keep them pics a coming
I finally got that "jeep thing"..... now it hurts when I pee

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Added some pieces to the frount last night.

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It's hard to tell bu the pictures but i pretty much got the firewall figured out last night.

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Finally got started on the back but it came together pretty good.

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well its been a while but i've got a bunch of stuff done was hoping to have it doen for the safari park challenge but just havn't had enough time to even throw it together but here's some more picks.

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kinda feel bad i havn't had tome to work on the buggy for the past few months but i pulled it back in the other day and got the rear suspension in so its sitting on it's own weight now at least!

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more done today lots of welding

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Wow it's looking great. I really really like it. A ton of work . If I can give any advice it'll be on welding the tin work in. Tac it on the inside every inch or so. Then gring the welds that are on the out side so they aren't raised. Find a lower setting that runs well and down hand in one shot. Stops and starts leave bulgs and if you don't have a million tacs the tin warps and pulld away leaving a curvy line. Use lots of anti spatter spray as well. I try to do it so there is no clean up. It's tough to do. I always screw it up.

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What about the verathane that they use for new bodies. Jeep has used it successfully for decades it seems.

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What about the verathane that they use for new bodies. Jeep has used it successfully for decades it seems.


I like welding, It's not a jeep so i think ill leave the super glue in my first aid kit lol. thanks for the tips on the sheet metal clay. I've got a bunch more done today, its looking pretty rusty and sad but a friend of mine is going to sand blast the whole thing with wallnut media for me when i'm done to clean it all up before painting.

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That's looking killer!! Nice to see progress!! Keep it up!

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Pretty much finished the back today.

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#uck ya that thing looks killer . Good job. So much work panneling




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