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    Re: MERICA2.0 rear steer buggy build

    Looking great.
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    Re: MERICA2.0 rear steer buggy build

    Lookin' GOOD Casey...
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    Re: MERICA2.0 rear steer buggy build

    Thanks guys!!! got almost all the wiring done on the motor tonight, just need to get an alternator and starter cable and run the fuel pump wire. Then I need to plumb the steering. Iím guessing itís gonna take all day to get the air out of the system when Iím done since Iím gonna have like 50ft of hydro lines. Then I will put oil in everything and make sure aeverything is tight and fire her up.

    There will still be a lot to do after that. Figuring 2-3 weeks and Iím hoping my axle shafts show up soon. That may be what I end up waiting on.
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    MERICA2.0 rear steer buggy build

    Engine wiring is finished just need to mount the ECM. Also wrapped the exhaust behind the dash so I can install the hydro lines tomorrow and start bleeding the steering.

    Picked up the Bulldog Comp winch. Iím gonna need to modify my winch plate quite a bit to fit the shorter drum but it will be worth it . I think Iím actually going to mount it a little offset. You can see in the pic when itís centered it blocks the headlight and I donít really want to remote mount the control box since space is all used up.

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    Re: MERICA2.0 rear steer buggy build

    She runs!!! Got her fired up today. Sorry Iíve been working on the buggy so much I canít find time to post. Still got 2 or 3 weeks worth of work to do. Hope to get my axle shafts in the next week or two. Shooting for a shake down run before Christmas.









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    Re: MERICA2.0 rear steer buggy build

    Iím happy to see that you left room in that console for two cup holders. Thatís valuable real estate!


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    Re: MERICA2.0 rear steer buggy build

    Quote Originally Posted by TreeKiller View Post
    Iím happy to see that you left room in that console for two cup holders. Thatís valuable real estate!


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    Re: MERICA2.0 rear steer buggy build

    That is so awesome!!!
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    Re: MERICA2.0 rear steer buggy build

    man, she is looking sweet! bravo.

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    Re: MERICA2.0 rear steer buggy build

    Thanks guys. Spent yesterday cleaning things up. I will put all of the interior panels back in tonight or tomorrow. Still need to install and wire the amp and stereo speakers and instal lots of clamps to hold down hydro lines and wires and cables. Need to weld in the midship bearing mount for the front drive shaft. I also still need to install the sight tube and fluid in the t-case and figure out the lower radiator hose..... you get the idea still tons of crap to do.

    Here is a pic of everything cleaned up behind the dash.

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    MERICA2.0 rear steer buggy build

    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZYCASEY View Post
    I also still need to install the sight tube and fluid in the t-case.

    Personally, I wouldnít waste the time or energy installing the sight tube. Itís more of a gimmick, than anything else. You put in the recommended fill and on some cases it will show in the sight tube and in others it wonít. For my case, it never showed in the sight tube, when it was properly filled. It also introduces a few failure points or leak points to your case that would never be there if you didnít add the tubing. Mine developed a leak and I know of a few folks who got leaks there, as well. I removed my tube and feel silly that I ever installed it. For what we do and what you are building this buggy to do, you donít need to nor want to add any extra points of failure. Leave the tcase as it is, add your fluid and start driving it. Youíll know if your case develops a leak or not, as you do your normally inspections. My .02.
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    Re: MERICA2.0 rear steer buggy build

    Quote Originally Posted by Huck View Post
    Personally, I wouldnít waste the time or energy installing the sight tube. Itís more of a gimmick, than anything else. You put in the recommended fill and on some cases it will show in the sight tube and in others it wonít. For my case, it never showed in the sight tube, when it was properly filled. It also introduces a few failure points or leak points to your case that would never be there if you didnít add the tubing. Mine developed a leak and I know of a few there who got leaks there, as well. I removed my tube and feel silly that I ever installed it. For what we do and what you are building this buggy to do, you donít need to nor want to add any extra points of failure. Leave the tcase as it is, add your fluid and start driving it. Youíll know if your case develops a leak or not, as you do your normally inspections. My .02.
    Cool thanks thatís what Iíll do. Except for the driving part Iím still waiting on my axles from spidertrax!!!
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    Re: MERICA2.0 rear steer buggy build

    Wanted to give some props to Paul at bent fab for loaning us his seat bender to make quick work of bending the seats for a perfect fit.

    Also huge thanks to Orin at TAD shafts for building me some bad *** driveshafts and going out of his way to make sure they fit perfectly!!!

    Thanks guys!!!







    Interior is all back together but I got some bad news today. My spidertrax axles have been delayed. Apparently their heat treating is backed up and my shafts wonít be done until some time toward the end of next week. So no shake down mid December. The thing that really sucks is that I will be gone for a week after that so it looks like a New Years shake down for now.

    Some more pics of the interior. Still need to weld some tabs for the harnesses and do a little more clearance work around the shifters.







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    Re: MERICA2.0 rear steer buggy build

    It's coming along nicely. Keep up the good work.
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    Re: MERICA2.0 rear steer buggy build

    Quote Originally Posted by CRAZYCASEY View Post
    Wanted to give some props to Paul at bent fab for loaning us his seat bender to make quick work of bending the seats for a perfect fit.

    Also huge thanks to Orin at TAD shafts for building me some bad *** driveshafts and going out of his way to make sure they fit perfectly!!!

    Thanks guys!!!
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