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Re: Gotrocks Buggy Build. Engine transplant!!
« Reply #240 on: Feb 16, 2010, 03:25:20 PM »
I will.  I haven't looked, but didn't you say you were going to build a buggy?


Yeah, thats on hold for now.

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Re: Gotrocks Buggy Build. Engine transplant!!
« Reply #241 on: Feb 16, 2010, 03:47:35 PM »
Little side note, but I did get rid of my R6 and did a partial trade for this sweet Rubicon.  I know I've gone against all my toyota roots, but the price was amazing and the fact that he wanted my bike as a partial trade sealed the deal.  My wife loves going wheeling but when the weather is bad, she doesn't dig the buggy.  I still plan on putting in a rear premie seat from PRP but until our daughter is old enough she isn't going wheeling.

The Jeep was owned by a former Jeep engingeer back in Detroit.  He moved out the the northwest, but on his way out he took the Jeep to Moab for its maiden voyage with is current build.  When he was there, he flopped it and hasn't touched it since.  So I bought it with a few trail scars (all bolt all parts) and it only needed some TLC to make it look nice again.

The jeep only has 29,000 miles but it has:

-RockJock 60's f/r
-Walker Evans Coilovers front
-Quarter Eliptic Rear
-4 linked f/r
-anitrock swaybars
-5 42 Iroks with Walker bead locks.

Its an awesome family rig that just needs some TLC.  Our new company will be making some new products for the jeep and it will be a company display rig/weekend wheeler.

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Re: Gotrocks Buggy Build. Engine transplant!!
« Reply #242 on: Feb 16, 2010, 04:47:39 PM »
hood kinda looks cool black.

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Re: Gotrocks Buggy Build. Engine transplant!!
« Reply #243 on: Feb 16, 2010, 04:58:09 PM »
Congratulations on the baby being born this coming October!  How did you get pictures of her before she was born?  Just kidding I saw you put her birthdate of October 2010.  Anyways buggy and Jeep both looking great!

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Re: Gotrocks Buggy Build. Engine transplant!!
« Reply #244 on: Feb 16, 2010, 05:35:46 PM »
Congratulations on the baby being born this coming October!  How did you get pictures of her before she was born?  Just kidding I saw you put her birthdate of October 2010.  Anyways buggy and Jeep both looking great!

Thanks I fixed that.  That is what little sleep does to you.  HAHAHA

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Re: Gotrocks Buggy Build. Engine transplant!!
« Reply #245 on: Feb 16, 2010, 06:37:27 PM »
jeep is legit! i like it
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Re: Gotrocks Buggy Build. Engine transplant!!
« Reply #246 on: Feb 16, 2010, 07:24:34 PM »
Thanks I fixed that.  That is what little sleep does to you.  HAHAHA


My son is about to turn 4 however I remember them no sleep nights still.

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Re: Gotrocks Buggy Build. Engine transplant!!
« Reply #247 on: Feb 16, 2010, 11:00:09 PM »
jeep is legit! i like it

Thanks.  I wouldn't own a jeep if it wasn't HAHAHA

I still have plans to rebuild my FJ-40 some which is the closest thing that Toyota ever built that was like a jeep but definetly better.

I've been missing a jeep ever since I sold my TJ since it was my first vehicle.  I have had far more toyotas (14 or so) but the Jeeps still hold a place in my heart.

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Re: Gotrocks Buggy Build. Engine transplant!!
« Reply #248 on: Feb 16, 2010, 11:33:15 PM »
totally dig it man.
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