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  • #16
    MMW,
    I've seen those Japenese mini trucks. They are cool, but cost quite a bit and where do you go for parts?

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    • #17
      I'm not saying you should use the frame from an s-10, but that if you used the parts off one, you'd pretty much have a complete system to steal from. You'd also have something of known components in the event you needed to repair it.

      From the sounds of what you want to do, the body is the only aspect you'd be leaving stock - that tells me you might be better off omitting the rest of the unit from the get go.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by vpd66 View Post
        MMW,
        I've seen those Japenese mini trucks. They are cool, but cost quite a bit and where do you go for parts?


        http://www.americasminitruckcenter.c...e-mini-trucks/

        or
        California Stock
        http://www.minitruckdealer.com/stock...eq=DESC&page=0

        Based in Los Angeles
        Last edited by Broccoli1; 11-25-2009, 09:14 PM.
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        • #19
          ive been on this **** computer for 10hrs researching ideas and ways to do this and as a 4x4 concept its not looking so great i dont know.


          im trying to make a small ish cart that's 4x4, i dont have the truck nor the trailer to make a freaking huge buggy. those jap trucks are cool but im so sick of import trucks.

          the fact that there is no small 4x4 components out there (ie: smaller than a normal s10, or ranger, jeep, etc) doesn't help.
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          • #20
            i may just lift the green POS and make it 4 wheeled and leave it 2WD. so much easier right now.
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            • #21
              Start looking for John Deere Gators
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              • #22
                Joey2589, did you Google the Pug Badlands? I think you might get some ideas from it.

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                • #23
                  yea i looked it up. its articulated which seems more of what your project will be. for mine i was going to try a solid front steering axle like a jeep would use.
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                  • #24
                    Whatever you do keep the Ford 9". They are virtualy bulletproof and in your aplication the only way to deystroy it would be to run it without oil.
                    This is an automotive discussion forum that has some great infromation

                    www.autobodytoolmart.com/shoptalk

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                    • #25
                      oh yea the 9" is staying for sure unless a unrepairable issue comes up.
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                      • #26
                        Joey2589,
                        Pug also makes 4 wheel drives with front wheel steer. Take a look around there website. The Ford 9" differential are very tough and parts are cheap. I'd bet a guy could just grease up the ring and pinion and never burn it up for a low speed (25 mph tops) application like we are talking about.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by vpd66 View Post
                          Joey2589,
                          Pug also makes 4 wheel drives with front wheel steer. Take a look around there website. The Ford 9" differential are very tough and parts are cheap. I'd bet a guy could just grease up the ring and pinion and never burn it up for a low speed (25 mph tops) application like we are talking about.
                          If you went that route I would pack the bearings the way you would wheel bearings. It would be so much easier to just fill it up with 90wt.
                          This is an automotive discussion forum that has some great infromation

                          www.autobodytoolmart.com/shoptalk

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