Buggy Plans Update

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While the buggy was at AA-Fab I decided to swap out the existing warn winch for a Warn 9.0RC winch due to the size and weight. The new winch actually only weighs a couple pounds less than the one that was on there, and the existing one is finding a new home on the back of the rig!

I also sold the 39.5″ Irok Radials (about 75% to 80% tread) on 15×10 Aggro II Beadlocks and decided to replace them with 39″ Red Label Krawlers and Walk Evans beadlocks.

The 5pt harnesses were placed with padded non-auto tigthening CROW harnesses from PolyPerformance.com and let me tell you they are MUCH easier on the shoulders than the non-padded ones.

We also decided to remove the YORK Air compressor for the engine to free up room for an engine truss, lower hood line w/out scoop, and one less engine accessory to worry about. A TINY ARB compressor will be utilized for the front ARB, and C02 for refilling tires.

I also did away with the full hydro steering cooler that was currently on the rig and replaced it with Sean @ POS suggested. I forget the brand but do recall something about nascar drivers using it, and let me tell you it was BEEFY as hell. Pictures when I can find them.

Here is a picture of the finished motormount connecting to the new tube frame. The bolt is not tight here, and a washer was used to space the motor to prevent it from shifting.

motor-mount-update

To prevent the chassis from twisting or motor from flexing in the mounts we added an under the oil pan truss that connects to two motor mounts together.

chassis-twisting

Also you can see the new baffled Canton oil pan that was installed too. I believe it has windage trays too.

The rig also got new headers (exhaust not done yet), I forget the brand as I got them used *yet new*.

The rig is coming together slowly, I only wish Adam and I had more time to work on it.

At this point Adam @ AA-FAB was working on the rig w/out me. So my pictures and updates are going to jump around!

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