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    Bar M Ibex Buggy Build Thread

    I want to check it out to...!

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    Bar M Ibex Buggy Build Thread

    Nice work!!
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    Not too much to update on. I've spent about 8 hours so far welding on the chassis. I'm about 80% done. After waiting for 3 months....I finally got my tires in. 43x14.50-16.5 TSL SX.

    Big MEATS!


    Those puny little tires on the left are the 38's on my Jeep now.
    Last edited by Bar M Offroad; 05-02-2013 at 09:54 AM.
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    Here is a video of the donor truck for my motor. It's a 2006 Sierra 1500 with the V-Max 6.0L LQ9. 345hp! I should be getting it next week. It was obviously in a front in colision, but there is no damage to the motor. It even comes with a warranty.



    If you ever need to get a motor, call these guys. They were extremely helpful!! They pull the motor, cut the harness, and reprogram the ECM to a stand alone motor. I just got to drop the motor in, hook up a few wires, and start it up....ready to go!

    Just Chevy Trucks . Com
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    I thought you were building that buggy for me, why does the title say Bar M?

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    Got the motor in yesterday. Hopefully I'll be able to drop it in this weekend and get it fired up. All the wires are labled so it should be fairly easy to hook up. Also finished welding the chassis last night. Got the front chassis lower control arm mounts installed too. The engine skid plate will tie into this, and the engine mount will tie into the skid plate. This chassis is obviously sitting upside down in this pic.




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    Made a little progress last night. Rear chassis lower control arm mounts tacked in place. Engine cross member mocked up. Skid plates mocked up as well.





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    Well my plan was to get the motor in this past weekend, but I ran into a problem......it wouldn't fit! He changed the design of the chassis to move the firewall foward a few inches to get some more leg room, so a coupld of pipes around the engine were moved to new locations. And now two of them are really close to the motor. I got it to fit, but had to removed the coil packs from the valve covers, and headers. Drew (the designer of the chassis) is building his own right now and is going to be putting his motor in this week, so I'm interested to see if he has better luck than I did.



    So I've moved my focus to getting the rear axle under the chassis until I get the motor situation sorted out. Made some progress on the rear axle truss last night. Not done with it yet, but off to a good start.





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    Got quite a bit of work done this 3 day weekend.

    Rear suspension fully complete (minus sway bar). This pic is a full droop of course. Then I got the fuel tank installed.





    Also got the motor, trans, and T-case installed. The fix for the motor not fitting is that 1) I have to run stock exhaust manifolds, and 2) I have to relocate 1 coil on each side. Not too big of a deal really.



    Once I got the drive train in, I got all of the skid plates on and started to work on the exhaust. Passenger side complete, but one of the tubes for the driver side is bent wrong. Drew is sending me a new one, so the exhaust on that side is going to have to wait. I also got the alternator and PS pump relocation bracket installed on the motor.









    This morning I got the fuel lines run and the motor "temporarily" wired up. Once I got everything hooked up, I went for the start. Fired right up!! Sounds kinda funny becuase one side has a muffler and the other is still open header. I have a video of it running, but I can't remember my YouTube password. As soon as I figure it out, I'll get the video posted up here.
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    Here is the video of the motor running for the first time.

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