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Old 10/20/12, 06:32 PM   #1
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Bronco Hut Buggy Rebuild - For King of the Hammers!

Hey guys, Tyler from the Bronco Hut here. Dana has decided to go to the toughest off road race in the world this coming February! We have a huge list of things to do to make the buggy KOH ready and there's only 111 days until the race starts.

Current Specs:

Twisted Customs 2 seater chassis.
347 Stroker small block
C4 Trans
Atlas 4-speed
14" Fox Coilovers front and rear
Spydertrax Axles front and rear with True High 9's
Front Detroit locker
Rear Arb Locker
40" Creepy Crawler tires

To do:

1. Re-tube the top half of the chassis to add side to side headroom.
2. Re-tube the back half of the chassis to mount bypass shocks and spare tire.
3. Install 33 gallon fuel cell.
4. Relocate radiator to the rear of the chassis.
5. Install new seats.
6. Add GPS unit, grab handles, and side view mirrors for the co-driver (me).
7. Change the steering setup from a single ended ram to a dual ended ram.
8. Stretch the rear suspension 5 inches with new chromolly lower links.
9. Install rear bypass shocks and mount to lower link instead of axle housing.
10. Install new high back seats.
11. Relocate Atlas shifters and line locks.
12. Rewire the complete vehicle.
13. Install new stroker small block.
14. Build rear fire wall.
15. A ton of other little things.

So here is what we are starting with. This thing has been through the ringer a few dozen times since its construction a few years ago.

After about 30 minutes of disassembly

With the rear coilovers and some tubing removed. We mocked up some cardboard to represent the new enormous fuel cell.

And, after about 15 minutes with the sawzall, we were left with this.
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Old 10/20/12, 06:35 PM   #2
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well I would say you have your work cut out for you.

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Old 10/20/12, 06:45 PM   #3
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oooohhhh theres 2 of you???

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Thats to much work I think. I say weld it back up and give it to me and take mine to start with. Hope to see i grow into a sick hammers rig.
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Old 10/20/12, 07:00 PM   #4
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That's awesome! Best of luck. Now get crack'n! : )

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Old 10/20/12, 08:00 PM   #5
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Can't wait to see what you guys end up with!!

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Old 10/20/12, 08:49 PM   #6
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this makes me jealous.

a mini tube buggy is in the "someday" file

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Old 10/22/12, 02:30 PM   #7
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Keep us posted, I'll be camping out there for the race!

I'll keep my eye out for you. Look for my blue bronco and drop by for a coldie. Looks like you have a great start.

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Old 10/23/12, 08:23 AM   #8
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Looks awesome can't wait to see it come together

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Old 11/04/12, 10:02 PM   #9
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It's been super busy at the shop lately. We have made some head way on the buggy rebuild working after hours and on the weekends. The tube work is mostly done and tacked together. Now we are working on the floor and mounting the seats.

The new upper chassis has a few more inches of headroom on top and side to side.

The inverted hoop at the rear is a cradle to mount the spare tire.
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Old 11/05/12, 09:08 AM   #10
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Old 11/05/12, 05:48 PM   #11
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Cool rebuild. Good luck with the race. Be super cool to see a bronco buggy on the 2013 DVD cover.
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Old 11/05/12, 07:51 PM   #12
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Good to see Dana geeting out for some comps again ask him he's going to put some wood grain back on the sides again Tell him Steve George from New Mexico says hi!!

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Old 11/06/12, 09:48 AM   #13
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Woohoo!! Look forward to seeing you guys out there and cheering for another Bronco based entry!

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