The EVOLUTION Project

Discussion in 'D and C Extreme' started by Damian Grihalva, Dec 30, 2006.


  1. Scott Sinner

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    Great update, Damian

    I do so like the look of coils....
     
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    Amazing..., through and through. :tank:
     
  3. Damian Grihalva

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    Truck came back from exhaust.
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    It sounds great, but I expected the exhaust to be ran on the inside of the frame, and they simply couldn't make that happen. I don't mind the way it came out, but I don't like the placement of the tips. Initially this would have worked, but with the exhaust on the outside, it really gets in the way of the rear shock mounts. (I'll take pictures of those later)

    The front end was then taken apart and painted.
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    Reassembled.
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    And installed.
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    Then the rear.
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    And together again.
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  4. Damian Grihalva

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    Put some bumpers on it too.
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    Thats all I can do for now. I've got some more to put in, but gotsta get working.
     
  5. reddevil1111

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    When I get shot in the *** with diamonds, I want one done like this. Untill then, I will have to sit and drool. Nice job Damian! :punk:
     
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    Any cahnce of a nice 73 grill with round headlights? :cool:
     
  7. Damian Grihalva

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    Thanks folks. We did some playing last weekend to see how she does. Everything worked very well, but I will say that the fenders need trimming ~ but all in all, it was working pretty nice. Putting the front end almost completely skyward did drown the plugs:shuriken: but we still had some fun.
     
  8. Damian Grihalva

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  9. Damian Grihalva

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    Well, considering Evo is home, I think its time to put some more into this thread.

    I think I missed this picture, its the rear suspension going back in!
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    I didn't include the shock mounts I used, so here ya go.
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    Electric fuel pump cured the odd dying problem we were having. I build a small bracket that welded to the frame. Made for a good ground too.
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    Seats installed with 5-point harnesses.
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    Now I'm sure there will be a couple people mad at these next couple pictures.
    Front seat folded forward.
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    The question is why. For harnesses to work correctly, they should be mounted on a shoulder height bar directly behind the seats. Unfortunately that would destroy the ability to get in and out of the back seats. Although its not 100% safe this way, it does offer a fair amount MORE safety than what is available stock without any enfringment to the rear seat. And since the seats have metal tube substructure, the belts won't collapse the seats in event of an accident.

    Rear seat harnesses
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    Dash done and in (no radio)
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    ARB switches nicely nessled into the dash.
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  10. reddevil1111

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    All the kings horses and all the kings men....you should change the name to humpty ....you put it back together!:sweatdrop::D
     
  11. Damian Grihalva

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    Took it for a spin to break the gears in a couple times, then took it for an extended trip to the local gas station...
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    Filling a 33 gallon tank SUCKS! ~ and why don't they up the freaking $75 limit on the CC pumps? :shaking:

    More pictures of evo in driving mode.
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    To prove Evo will drive to hell and back.
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    JiffyLube guy can't get it in reverse (T18):surrender:
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    The real reason for going to JiffyLube.
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    They suck diff fluid out and replace it. If you don't have a cover or a drain plug, the 9inch needs the axles pulled, and 3rd member taken out to change the fluid ~ and since I don't want to take back apart the axles for a 50mile oil change ~ these guys did the trick, after I pulled it in the bay of course. :)
     
  12. Damian Grihalva

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    Drove it to the parts store for some bumper paint and little crap and then came back home for the top
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    The plastic peices won't go back into this top since we purposefully pushed the cage to the limits the top would hold (more room for climbing gear).
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    Then we strapped in the little ones..
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    And Evo drove home.
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    That was a quick end. I'll add more as more is there to add, but there ya go.
     
  13. Damian Grihalva

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    Not sure if I get the humpty reference, EDIT: I got it. It came in peices, and it got put back together.

    I've taken this scout apart and put it back together so many times I couldn't even start counting! :2guns:

    If you think this scout was in pieces ~ you should see whats going to happen to Project 16.
     
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  14. Rough74

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    Hi all, here's a shot with the doors back on. If anyone's wondering, no extraordinary measures had to be taken to get 'em back on either (although they had to be lifted quite a bit farther than the last time I put them on...).

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    EVO has been doing daily driver duty for a week now, and it's done a great job so far. New carb was installed to remedy the issues Damian mentioned earlier. I have had an intermittent issue that I think is related to the ignition module. Ran great all week, but gave me some fits on the way to work this morning. I'm now carrying an HEI module with me, and the next time it acts up I'll swap it on the road and see if it takes care of the problem.
     
  15. Damian Grihalva

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    Hey there Matt, Evo's looking good.

    Your TC is done and waiting, let me know when you want to come pick that thing up!
     
  16. Rough74

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    Thanks D, I gotta say, while I've received tons of compliments on EVO, the thing that most people are impressed with are your bumpers. People love 'em!
     
  17. Damian Grihalva

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    Heheheh ~ figures.
     
  18. Rando

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    i saw this scout driving east on Cheanne Mtn rd Sat.
    looks good going down the road :beer:
     
  19. Rough74

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    Did you happen to know how fast I was going? lol, biggest bug in Evo at the moment is the speedo is, well, useless. Been going back and forth with autometer about it, but they're not a whole lot of help.
     
  20. Damian Grihalva

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    Normally I stick with the cheap-n-easy mechanical speedo's ~ these electronic ones can be finiky.
     

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