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Throwing in the towel - my MarsFab buggy build

untchabl

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Bear Creek, NC
Looking good. What size is that fuel cell?
It's a 5 gallon. We didn't like the dimensions on any of the other plastic cells that we found. An 8 gallon would have been perfect for what I wanted capacity wise but not size/shape wise.

When I built my cooler mount I also built a Jerry can holder to attach to it. Just a thought in case you like some of the bigger parks like windrock
That's the plan, already have a 2.5 gallon fuel jug that's going to be able to be mounted in the storage area for the bigger parks like Windrock. I've got 2 buddies with basically the same exact drivetrain setup I have and they don't go thru 5 gallons in a day.
 

ridered3

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Rockvale, TN
It's a 5 gallon. We didn't like the dimensions on any of the other plastic cells that we found. An 8 gallon would have been perfect for what I wanted capacity wise but not size/shape wise.


That's the plan, already have a 2.5 gallon fuel jug that's going to be able to be mounted in the storage area for the bigger parks like Windrock. I've got 2 buddies with basically the same exact drivetrain setup I have and they don't go thru 5 gallons in a day.
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untchabl

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Swaybar, rear shock mounts and exhaust done. I had this Magnaflow single in, dual out muffler from a 99 Trans Am laying around and I asked Chris to see how it would look on the buggy. Don't see too many buggies with dual exhaust out the back, especially not a 4 cylinder. Hopefully with the bullet muffler and the Magnaflow, the exhaust will sound good and not be too loud.

Chris is absolutely killing it on the buggy. I like clean and simple but wanted the buggy to stand out and have some uniqueness. Couldn't be any happier with how it's turning out.

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untchabl

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All the tube work is done. Carrier bearing is mounted. Steering column is mounted. Steering reservoir is mounted. Took a few pics at close to ride height. Still have a lot to do but a few steps closer.

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Blase

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Carencro, LA
Very cool. What are you using for the brakes? Looks like a factory brake bracket cut down? Really liking how this buggy is turning out.
 

untchabl

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Very cool. What are you using for the brakes? Looks like a factory brake bracket cut down? Really liking how this buggy is turning out.
Rear brakes are GM metric (80's Monte Carlo) calipers and 90's GM 1500 rotors with Sky's Off-road brackets. Front is 99 Tacoma rotors and calipers with Front Range Off-road brackets.

Master cylinder and booster is stock 99 Tracker from the drivetrain donor.
 

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