So I wanted to build another jeep to take in the woods but I already did that. So with the help of my good friend David we are going to build a Swamp buggy. So for the last 2 weeks I have been buying up parts. I pick up a 1988 dodge power wagon 4x4 running and driving with a 318 EFI torque flight 904 and an NP241 transfer case with the slip yoke eliminator kit already in it, I paid $700 buck for it.
I’m going to run a 1 ton set up so I pick up a GM Corporate 14 Bolt with 410 gears in and a Dana 44. The Dana 44 is for mock up only and im trying to find a Dana 60 front end to match the rear. Paid $400 for the set. The tires I’m going to run are 14.9 x 24 = 49” tall tractor tires paid $1260.00 for the set.
So now to the part on why I’m not building a Jeep. For me to get in and out of the jeep would be next to impossible. Since I’m in a wheelchair I want to have to build something unique. So we are going to build a wheelchair lift off the rear of the buggy. I will post pictures as I go. I think it will take about a year to build and do it right. Any questions or comments feel free to post. Check these photos out of other buggies.
Thanks guys I know that it not a Jeep but this is the Builds Corner and they don’t have a website or forum for this kind of build so I thought you all would like to see it as it goes.
License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They're like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that's all she wrote.
here is some more pictures from last night
cut the fire wall out to reuse it for the steering and brake set up
found some problems with the oil pan from the former owner of the truck hate it when people lie to me not an honest sale person.
did a little work since the last post
got the rear axle out and the 14 bolt in
took the front out was going to put the dana 44 in for mock up
but deside to just go ahead and find a dana 60 but no luck yet
Got all the steel for the deck and the bumpers and the rear lift
& centers for the tractor wheels to run the 1 tons
p.s if you know of someone that wants to sell a chevy dana 60 front with 410 gears let me know
Well I got the Chevy Dana 60 with the 410 gears & with bump and grind we got it under the dodge frame and back on some wheels, so it will roll around. I still need to get the top plate made for the passager side. I bought the 3/8" plate need to drill the holes and get the bolts.
We also got the 1 1/4" square steel cut for the deck time to lay it out and burn some metal.
What a great build! Wish I had your skills. You have done more on two wheels than most people could do on two legs. My Daughter has some medical issues and shared your build with her, she now understands that a person can do whatever they want to as long as they want to. You are a inspiration to us all.