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Post Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:16 am

Re: Modded my Rangie...Now The EVOLUTION of Bob!

Looks the goods, not much left of Bob now if anything :cry: . Just going through some pics of how it was when I bought it 6 years back (on my external hardrive, would post one up i9f I had one on hand)... Damn it was a tidy classic :D

But then I'm good at killing Rangies, between grimace and yours truly we have depleted QLD in particular of Rangies :lol:

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PS- is that 4.6 in Bob the one I sold to Grimace?
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Post Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:38 am

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And I wonder why i can't find a decent one at the right price... damn dunga king and grimace screwed them all :fist:
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Post Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:18 pm

Re: Modded my Rangie...Now The EVOLUTION of Bob!

Aquarangie wrote:Looks the goods, not much left of Bob now if anything :cry: . Just going through some pics of how it was when I bought it 6 years back (on my external hardrive, would post one up i9f I had one on hand)... Damn it was a tidy classic :D

But then I'm good at killing Rangies, between grimace and yours truly we have depleted QLD in particular of Rangies :lol:

Trav

PS- is that 4.6 in Bob the one I sold to Grimace?


There's HEAPS of Bob left...ZF (changing to a C4 down the track), LT230 (actually its a different one to what Bob had), Chassis rails....yeah that's about it.

Grimace still has his 4.6, this is another one.
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Post Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:48 pm

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are the Sals/mogs going under this?
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Post Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:55 pm

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Micka wrote:
Aquarangie wrote:Looks the goods, not much left of Bob now if anything :cry: . Just going through some pics of how it was when I bought it 6 years back (on my external hardrive, would post one up if I had one on hand)... Damn it was a tidy classic :D

But then I'm good at killing Rangies, between grimace and yours truly we have depleted QLD in particular of Rangies :lol:

Trav

PS- is that 4.6 in Bob the one I sold to Grimace?


There's HEAPS of Bob left...ZF (changing to a C4 down the track), LT230 (actually its a different one to what Bob had), Chassis rails....yeah that's about it.

Grimace still has his 4.6, this is another one.


No worries, just wondering that's all. Good luck with it anyway.

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Post Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:59 pm

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uninformed wrote:are the Sals/mogs going under this?


Absofarkenlutely!!

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Upper link mount/truss was done by Brooksy at C44F. This is the rear diff that will sport a double tri 4 link. The lower link brackets should be ready hopefully tomorrow and Brooksy was machining my upper links asap, so all going well I should be able to sit this under the back and start mounting it to the frame in the next week or 2.
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Post Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:08 pm

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car going to be high to clear that bracing + portals " COOL"


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Post Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:14 pm

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look's lightweight as bra!
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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:08 pm

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jbell wrote:car going to be high to clear that bracing + portals " COOL"


Jeff


That's the rear diff, Jeff and the tube work isn't anywhere near that truss. If you look at the picture of the frame, and imagine that the rear will sit just inside the furthermost tubework, you can see how clearing it won't be an issue.

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The front housing won't have this truss. The lowers on the front are triangulated, but the uppers run fairly straight either side of the engine and a bit lower than it, so if all turns out the way I have designed it, it will sit fairly low...well as low as portals and 40" rubber let you sit, anyway.

What's the belly clearance on your MogDisco?
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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:14 pm

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Roctoy wrote:look's lightweight as bra!


I could still lift the frame on my own before the donk, auto and LT went in...but it's gonna be heavy. Not as light as a true buggy...but nowhere near a full bodied rig, either. If the sprung weight (with a full fuel load and all oils) comes in at below 800kg, I'll be fawkin stoked.

How's your Rangie hunting going? Found a suitable donor yet?
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Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:54 pm

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its at a new 4x4 shop in town, I'll check 2morrow

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Post Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:18 pm

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ABOUT TIME YOU FINISHED IT
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Post Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:02 pm

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Troll00 wrote:ABOUT TIME YOU FINISHED IT


Not finished yet...but it's getting closer.

My twin Detroit Lockers. Most people aren't a fan of these lockers, but I think they're great. I had one in the rear of Bob when the Toy-Rover diffs were under him and I couldn't fault it. They work really well on rock, which is precisely where Bob will spend most of his wheeling life.

These ones are the 40 spline version, courtesy of a trade deal with Keith Kruetzer from Roving Tracks http://www.rovingtracks.com

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You can see from this pic how farkin massive the axles will be :shock:

45mm diameter...fat.

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Chuck from Haultech is putting these in over the next week or so in his spare time, so as soon as they are in I can accurately measure the lengths needed for the custom axles that Keith is making. 1.7" at the lockers and 1.8" where they pass through the Mog portal flange.


Yes, Grimace...I said flange.
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Post Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:33 pm

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Very cool.... GO DETROIT!!! :D
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Post Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:52 pm

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Brooksy from C44F came through with the lower link brackets :armsup:

I was out there this morning and we test fitted one lot to check clearances and sizings. Perfect first time.

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Big :armsup: to Twisty for drawing them up for cutting. You're getting some drawings for the high steer arms soon too ;)
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Post Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:56 pm

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very cool, doing brackets like that saves room to! my driver side bracket is tight.
thats good that Keith can do your axles as well, as he knows whats going on with the project !!

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Post Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:08 pm

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jbell wrote:very cool, doing brackets like that saves room to! my driver side bracket is tight.

Jeff


They are how Matt Dunk did the lower links on the Bush Rangie...I just changed them to 22 degrees to allow for my triangulated lowers. They work out really well this way and allowed me to mount my lowers as wide as possible and get the vertical seperation that I wanted.

Did you get around to measuring the belly height on yours yet?
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Post Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:12 pm

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Micka wrote:Big :armsup: to Twisty for drawing them up for cutting. You're getting some drawings for the high steer arms soon too ;)



No worries at all! They look good bolted up. :cool:
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Post Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:04 am

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Belly height is 600mm from ground to bash plate, there big detroit's !!!!! nice

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Post Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:44 pm

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jbell wrote:Belly height is 600mm from ground to bash plate, there big detroit's !!!!! nice

Jeff


That's quite low considering your running gear. Nice work. I have been aiming at around 25" or 635mm for belly height, but if yours is 600 I should be able to get that with 40" tyres.
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Post Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:51 pm

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Got some pics through from Greg at Outcast Offroad. He designed and fab'd up the transmission tunnel for Bob. The pics are poor quality, but I'll post up some better ones over the weekend when I go to see Bob.

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Wow what an awesome build. I spent most of the day at work reading through this forum and your thread has been a great read.
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Greg from Outcast Offroad has been working some more magic into the build. I scored an AU radiator and twin thermos in exchange for some work for BJ on Roids, and Greg fitted it up...including some Outcast BLING

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The dash is almost complete.

Greg designed the panel and had it lazer cut and bent to shape, including the holes for the guages. I just need to buy the switch panel to add to it.


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i think this rig is going to need a lt230 transfer with 49% maxi gears in it ,ohh i think there is one for sale in the classifieds drive train section going for a good price ;) :D
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defmec wrote:i think this rig is going to need a lt230 transfer with 49% maxi gears in it ,ohh i think there is one for sale in the classifieds drive train section going for a good price ;) :D



Really? :?

5:1 in the transfer is for women and poofs. :finger:


Standard gearing is where its at...especially when you have 10.01:1 in the diffs and portals. :armsup:

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Post Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:32 pm

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Micka wrote:
defmec wrote:i think this rig is going to need a lt230 transfer with 49% maxi gears in it ,ohh i think there is one for sale in the classifieds drive train section going for a good price ;) :D



Really? :?

5:1 in the transfer is for women and poofs. :finger:


Standard gearing is where its at...especially when you have 10.01:1 in the diffs and portals. :armsup:

:D


mmm may go well in grover till i can afford the mogs
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Grover69 wrote:
Micka wrote:
defmec wrote:i think this rig is going to need a lt230 transfer with 49% maxi gears in it ,ohh i think there is one for sale in the classifieds drive train section going for a good price ;) :D



Really? :?

5:1 in the transfer is for women and poofs. :finger:


Standard gearing is where its at...especially when you have 10.01:1 in the diffs and portals. :armsup:

:D


mmm may go well in grover till i can afford the mogs


$1800 buys an awfull lot of full hydraulic steering ;)
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Post Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:00 am

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Just get this thing going already Micka so I can wheel it :armsup:
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GRIMACE wrote:Just get this thing going already Micka so I can wheel it :armsup:


Can I borrow 5 grand then please?
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