building a 100inch challenge truck

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building a 100inch challenge truck

Postby snagglebag » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:50 am

just thought id try and do a blog on my 100inch build, just incase anyone was trying or thinking of doing one there self.
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Re: building a 100inch challenge truck

Postby snagglebag » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:52 am

this was the disco i used as the bases as i could sell the bits not needed to fund other parts and do the build as cheap as poss. :D
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Postby snagglebag » Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:06 am

next it was time to remove the body, take into account im doing all this on my drive as i dont have a garage yet the neighbours have been very good and i think intreged as to what im doing.
i organised one of my friends to come round with his 9mtr telehandler :shock: .
so 1 month ago on a nice saterday morning the time was 7:58am and all you could here was the sounds of birds and a clanging of the 9 mtr telehandler as it made its way round the estate :mrgreen: .
10 mins later the body was on the back of my plant trailer and ready for the weigh bridge at clancys :twisted:
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Postby snagglebag » Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:09 am

then i was left with this :mrgreen:
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Postby snagglebag » Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:15 am

then it was time to start the hunt for defender panels at a sensible price :? not so easy.
i found a breakers down south that had everything i needed and promised it next day delivery :lol: so i handed over my hard earned and finally 2 weeks later my next day delivery arrived :evil: incomplete.
there is something to be said about just jumping in the car with trailer and getting it yourself.
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Re: building a 100inch challenge truck

Postby danny » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:39 am

keep up the progress reports, looks interesting.
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Re: building a 100inch challenge truck

Postby scoobyian » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:22 am

Yeh, I'm interested :wink:
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Re: building a 100inch challenge truck

Postby dave kirby » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:04 pm

so thats the easy bit done :wink:
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Re: building a 100inch challenge truck

Postby snagglebag » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:50 pm

ok now for the thinking bit!!!
i had to build up the body and position it in a place that suited both steering and gear linkage as the disco box is longer and also the rear outriggers would be in the way of the rear trailing arm brackets so i just fabricated some nice shiny ones :D
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Postby snagglebag » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:53 pm

and then to weld on the front outriggers
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