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Rockmonsta

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Post Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:01 pm

Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Starting the build up of my Rocky to challenge class spec's. Hopefully it will be a competitive truck built to a budget. As the challenge class has certainly turned into a wallet competition.. :)

Ok, brace yourself.... Total budget, is 15k
Running total is $2600.
Have
-The car, 1985 F75 Lwb rocky, 2.8 diesel.
-GU transfer with adapter to th400.
-GQ front diff hub to hub
-4.6 diff gears for front diff

I'm sure there was something else but i can't think atm.

I've been putting off startig this so I thought I'd post this to get my arse in gear and make a start. Booked the rocky in for a RWC on next week.

Hey Moose!! Hows your nose?? remember? was about 8 years ago... :DImage

This is the beast :armsup:
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Post Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:12 am

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

the GU Transfer will bolt up to the rockybox?
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Post Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:16 am

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Nope, will bolt to a TH400 auto. Then I have a choice of turbo pattern chev engines to choose from. :)

Gonna post a pic of the rocky shortly, stock as a rock.....Lol
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Post Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:18 pm

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Hi,

Im interested in seeing some pictures, I started to build something similar and lost motivation at the moment. I have the spring and shock mounts off the gq welded on the front of the rocky chassis and cut the back off the cab ready to turn it into a ute and it has stopped there at the moment.

So keep up the build, and post up some pics so I can get motivated again.

Cheers,

Ben
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Post Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:32 am

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Sweet man, so you gonna run Auto?
At first I hated it, but now fully got the bug.
Goodluck with the RWC, I had to get one for mine last thurs, and passed first go! Not bad for a '92 with 375000 on the clock!
Cheerz
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Rockmonsta

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Post Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:09 am

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Ahh huh! There was $500 for a highmount winch in the running total.

Probly not going to use it now tho, :lol:
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Post Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:12 pm

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Just wondering what you are going to do about engineering for the CCDA rules for challenge class or have I just read into the rules too much? This sort of slowed me down a bit as engineering in SA is hard to get done and expensive compared to the eastern states.

Cheers,

Ben
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Post Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:25 pm

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Yeah, not getting it engineered. Rang a few ccda scruiteneers and asked about it. Said as long as its registered its ok. I know the rules state any mods need to be approved with the roads authority ect...

So, Hopefully it gets a rwc and I'll register it before i start modding it.
It will rarely be driven on the road, I'll trailer it to and from events. Might do a day trip here and there.

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Post Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:44 pm

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Failed the RWC :bad-words:

Not much needed tho, worst of it is rear brakes and axle seals,
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Post Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:57 am

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

the 1st piglet I built was a Scat with bunderia 3 link front & surf 5link rearwith 4.88 ratios, V6 commy & auto to H/lux trany,35" tyres, highmount,ect,ect, the truck was fully engineered & registered with all CCDA ticked, as for $$$ value it came in under $15k, addmiditly the original outlay for the scat was $500 & I sold the dsl motor for $1000 but as far as a budget comp rig went, that was my faverite truck. & at that $$$ value she still came home in the top 10 at outback challenge.

good luck with your build, but most of all, enjoy it. (google, pigletracing & watch the old girl going threw her paces)

cheers "PIGLET"
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Post Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:31 pm

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Hey piglet, Thanks, I enjoy building as much as racing them.
Did you have a blue swbgq in the 2000 OBC? Might be a different piglet.

Anyway, Got it registered today! :armsup:
Also picked up the engine
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5.7 litres....... :D
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Post Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:39 pm

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

yep that was me in the blue swb soft top GQ in 99, 2000, 2001, in 2005 I had the blue scat at OBC, & 2007 the blue feroza. & im now building a GQ dual-cab style side ute (orange) for 2011 production class.
cheers piggy
DAIHATSU FEROZA UTE,V6,caged,lokd 35's
NOW SOLD
& then
GQ DUAL CAB TUFF UTE,caged,lokd,35's
NOW SOLD
& then
JK WRANGLER 4 DOOR TUFF TOURER,lifted,lokd, 35s
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Post Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:28 pm

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Cool, I remember your gq, I was in the 2001 obc in touring class.
Nice video by the way.
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Post Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:48 am

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

The blue swb GQ was Glenn Binskins truck & I was his navi for about 8 years we even did the 99 ateco winch challenge in it.
We wrote the cab off in a big roll in MMM QLD extreme winch comp & it has been re-cabed in 2002 as a ute, but Glenn could not get rid of the body & still has it in his shed today. he is going to cut it in 1/2 & mount it on his wall next to his bar, there are some sentamental things you just cant let go of . Im also thinking of doing the same thing with the bent up scat cab that we wrote off in 2006.

cheers piggy
DAIHATSU FEROZA UTE,V6,caged,lokd 35's
NOW SOLD
& then
GQ DUAL CAB TUFF UTE,caged,lokd,35's
NOW SOLD
& then
JK WRANGLER 4 DOOR TUFF TOURER,lifted,lokd, 35s
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Post Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:00 pm

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Righto, its now registered !

And picked up the front diff the other day, a gq leaf sprung diff, narrower than a coily, the coil front would have had the brake discs just outside the guards, lol.

Just need a turbo 400 auto now, and a early patfhinder rear diff.
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Post Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:16 pm

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Sorry for going off topic,
Pigleracing,
I initially had the impression you'll be coming over for the RFC in MMM's container.

So what happened?
Love to see more modded Rockys hehe.

Rockmonsta,
best of luck with the competition truck build.
Sounds like an interesting project.
In my dream Rocky build, (maybe in the next life), i'll run Volvo portal axles haha.
I'm sure your setup looks pretty competitive.

Cheers
My RIG sucks big time.
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Post Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:24 am

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Okayyyy, Probly picked a bad time of year to start this thing,
My line of work is very seasonal, plus the whole moving house thing.

Never fear, shall be progressing soon hopefully, Lol

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Post Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:52 pm

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Holy crap!! I've actually done something, LOL...

Old engine is out, making some mounts for the ls1,
Should fit no worries, the new front axle will be moved forward about 6 inches, more for stability and to improve the wieght distribution an the approach angle then issues with the motor in the way.


Also stuck an ad in the Drivetrain parts for sale, If you r after any rocky bits, have a look.

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Post Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:28 pm

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Looks pretty good so far! I got a rocky the same colour, so might have to copy a few pictures when it starts competing, and tell my mates it was mine! ha. Good luck with the build man
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Post Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:12 pm

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Got the engine dummied in with a t400 shell.
Did a test fit, all godd, the transfer hits a bit on the tunnel, no big deal.
also put the front cross member in front of the front tailshaft flange...DICKHEAD.... anyway, easy fixed, lol, i'll leave it off until the front diff and shaft are in so i get it right.

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Post Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:31 pm

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

have you done any more work on this truck ?
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Rockmonsta

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Post Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:37 pm

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I have yes, changed the crossmember to a patrol one. Have the front diff located under, panhard and steering box mounted. In the middle of doing the coilover hoops.
I'll get some pics up once the hoops are done.
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Post Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:40 pm

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

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front diff under, panhard mount on the chassis on, steering box on.
Coilover hoops on, shocks are there to dummy everything up.

Now useing gq coil diffs front an rear, easier to source and fit, and for parts. Will just need bigger flares now, about 8" worth. :)
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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:21 am

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looking good , making good progress . is that an f77 in the background ?
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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:43 am

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Getting there, lol. flat out with the business too atm.

Nah, It's an 81' MQ Patrol ute.
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Post Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:53 pm

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Did a bit on the rear, triangulated 4 link, gq lower arms for the uppers and custom lowers.
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Post Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:00 pm

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Update....

Have finished all the fab work on the chassis and diffs
Shaved and strenghted both diffs
wire brushed and painted the chassis and diffs
Started on the engine wiring
Will get the gearbox built
then can do tailshafts, body back on, then all the small things.
Photos soon :)
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so where are those photo's you said were coming soon (2 1/2 months ago)
and are there any more updates
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Post Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:20 pm

Re: Budget Rocky Winch challenge truck

Yep, sorry guys, took a 3 month job working away so havn't been home.

Steering is in, just with stock rods for now. slotted rotors, did my own high mount altenator setup, the factory belt fitted straight back on, nice :)

computer is away getting a 300kw tune and all the little bits done for thermos, speedo, running temp reduced,

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Post Mon May 14, 2012 3:22 pm

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Getting there, lol, been put on hold for a bit, moving house, changing jobs ect... :(
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