low center of gravity big tires

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  1. Greg Cejka

    Greg Cejka Farmall Cub

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    I am starting on my new build and this one actually might belong on this forum. I'm looking at staying as low as possible with as big of a tire as possible. The starting point is a 74 scout II the more rusted of my two scouts so I think it will be called #2 and its quite the pile. so far I have been working on the front end I'm doing a dovetail and extending the fenders Ill dovetail the rear too but just leave it short and of cores cut very large holes for the tires. I'm also cutting the doors out and more or les making boatsides. Ill start of a picture of it when I got it, they seller caught it on fire poring gas into the carb to get it running when I got it and the tire blew out on my way home so that's the quality I'm starting with.
     

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    winchested Y-Block King

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    Sounds like a sweet rock crawling build!

    Extend the wheelbase to 105-110" maybe.

    Spring over or spring under?

    Or

    4 linked?


    I'd say cut as much fender away as possible to reliably stay low, flex well and fit 40s.

    Of you're serious?

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  3. Greg Cejka

    Greg Cejka Farmall Cub

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    Here is what I have so far
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    Greg Cejka Farmall Cub

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    Im shooting for 40s. I would like to go 4 link and one tons but it really just depends on what I can find cheep. not sure what the wheelbase will wind up at just going to cut until it works
     
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    winchested Y-Block King

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    Looks like a Gator or a Croc! I love it!

    Looking forward to seeing the dete's.

    might want to checkout Irate4x4.com took over for the shit pirate.
     
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    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    I like the looks of the front end,just kind of wondering if you will get enough air to keep it cool once headlights are in.
     
  7. Greg Cejka

    Greg Cejka Farmall Cub

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    Good point I might have to open up the front of the hood to get a little more flow. Maybe some speed holes in other parts of the grill.
     

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