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51rcr

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This is my story and in progress build of a dream of mine. Its built almost entirely from good deals from RDC classifieds and the swap meet. Which being from South Dakota makes it hard to get part and look at them ect. Its great this community is great. I wont have all that many new parts on it. I miss clicked once and lost a hundreds of photos, which are and will be kinda repetitive and may have to look at the one or two things different. I learned on projects like these you have to see each little thing as being done to keep you into them. Most people don't know that one lil part may have took hours and trying to plan ahead and then maybe wont work. I knew it was going to take lots of time and $$,$$$ which takes more time.
I had been hunting for something for at least a year. I had just done a bigger job and was excited i can be more solid if i found something. Sure enough i found this project. I knew once i got it it would take time to accumulate parts ect with a plan and wouldn't pry wouldn't work on if for atleast a year. Well this is about the time we had some nice march days up here and thought we should go ride dirtbikes. Bad idea since i have been staying off them for this reason i now had bad broken leg/ankle. So off we went to go pick it up with my dad and my son and me in a nice splint awaiting my surgery in a week for what wound up to be 2 plates and 17 screws when i got back. Which accompanied the other preexisting equipment in that part of my foot. So yeah, no more bikes again. Oh this also delayed the build by lots. Luckily i had already planned i would accumulate stuff for the year, which wound up to be about 2 before i really started on it. I put it in one of my dads sheds and looked at it maybe 3 times in the first year. once started its been off and on.
I got this as a frame and front suspension. Lots done but lots left. It was built by Viktor Doktor. AKA @DOK-TECH. Unfortunately the owner had to get rid of it. I think it was started in 2010. It was started to be a 7200 so its that width. As a dream it would be nice to do real desert races but for us distance ect makes that a lil harder. So my plan was to put a LS motor in it since that's way cheaper for me to get power then a v6. It also fit in the hole, which I checked before I got it. Also to runa turbo 400. Kind of neat I thought since this is about the time 6100s started up. Hey another dream, which I would pry never be able to do but just take a sealed motor.
So anyway here it goes, ill spread out some stuff and when it gets to where iam at it will be slooow Takes time for sure. I got it in 2012. Thanks to my friends Jason Paule at Twisted Customs for his shop space, equipment, tools,time, and lots of help. Also to Nate Oyler for all the time and help. Also to all of you on RDC for all the info i could find and for what everyone has shared. Also to the ones i got parts from on the classifieds and swapmeet. And thanks to @Curt LeDuc for the swapmeet.
This is why I kind of call this the recycler.

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51rcr

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took a little work to get it all on the trailer. Harder then ya think when theres just pieces. Sat it on the tires, put all the heavy suspension in it and still don't know how we buddle the whole body up so well. Nothing like a nice sandblasted frame to haul back 1300 miles in the opposite weather ya wanted to haul it in. As we started to spray it down with lots of wd40 it started to sprinkle and then as we had it all loaded and got in the pick up it started pouring. I down poured. It just got worse, turning to slush, then snow and ice.
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51rcr

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once i got around to getting it out and starting on it I put together what i had to see what i was working with.
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I got a rack so I did some steering, got my buddy to draw up my steering tie rod mounts. And this last year when I went to the swap meet with my list of parts and measurements I was lucky enough to find something I didn't think I would. Some tie rods, only needed half inch total off of them. Thanks to Herbst for that deal. I was really excited to find them.
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51rcr

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Found some what I think are CNC hubs. I needed the spindles though for the rear. CNC was extremely expensive. I checked with lots of companies and all were great with measurements and helping me out. I was lucky enough that Camburg had some that needed minimal work to make them match. . Plus they were super priced. 20150421_133423.jpg 20150421_141229.jpg 20150421_141327.jpg 20150421_212023.jpg
 

51rcr

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I had decided I wanted to shorten the wheel base some and do some work on the rear end which is unfinished and set some of the upper link mounts and see what it would be like. had to remove some of the bars and for what I wanted and have to work on all that when I get back to the rear end soon.
 

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all I have for pictures of pedals, Made the throttle adjustable and easy tor remove since its by wire and happens to break. also a stop to help against breakage. Also interior/floor pan 20150416_222607.jpg 20150416_222646.jpg IMG-20150209-01629.jpg IMG-20150209-01630.jpg IMG-20150220-01657.jpg IMG-20150220-01659.jpg IMG-20150222-01661.jpg IMG-20150222-01662.jpg IMG-20150222-01665.jpg IMG-20150222-01666.jpg IMG-20150318-01825.jpg IMG-20150318-01826.jpg IMG-20150318-01827.jpg IMG-20150318-01829.jpg IMG-20150327-01855.jpg IMG-20150327-01856.jpg IMG-20150327-01857.jpg IMG-20150327-01859.jpg IMG-20150327-01860.jpg
 

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brakes. I wanted good brakes so i got rid of the 15" wheels that it came with and had already planned to go with some 14" Colman rotors. which i had got used, and new at used prices, Also what made the hubs a nice deal.
I did buy new 6 piston calipers for the front. The rear are Brembo used. These are a great deal for your builds for good brakes. There 4 Pistons and can be had new or reman for affordable prices not much over $120 from parts warehouses. Also brake pads fro $18 on up. They are from a 2004 Cadillac CTSV
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since i had to have shocks made i wanted to make sure everything cleared and had room so i made some pvc ones to send in to be copied
 

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