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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:26 pm

eBay brass dump valves, cheap as chips :D
And my old mickey thompson baja claw 33 for the road but building it to fit 35s.
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby derk » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:24 am

Mattrade wrote:The plan is to have a flatbed on the back. And if all goes to plan to cert it and use it to transport my Suzuki to 4x4 trips.


Shit that might be an interesting ride going around corners with all that soft flexy suspension travel :D cool project mate

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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:58 pm

Got the steering mocked up, started gusseting up with some 6mm plate.
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:01 pm

Nice and solid to start building off.
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:07 pm

Pan hard bar chassis mount/steering box mount.
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:13 pm

Steering mounted up 8)
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:23 pm

Rolling on all 4 steering and engine running mint. Clutch hooked up and breaks plumbed up to front. Drive shafts hooked up but thought i could get away with rear axle drive shaft misalignment but its just to much. Will drive with no springs in the back but fouls on droop. :roll:
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:37 pm

Started to build my front bumper while i save up for a new power plant and transmission.
Going for a silver top td42 and auto :D Deisel POWER
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:45 pm

All up to date. Love the flex with no springs and shocks out back ha ha to bad it cant be.
Bumped well on it way.
Going to move on to the roll cage next.
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby skidmark » Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:32 pm

Is that a cut and weld on that steering shaft? Because if you want to cert it that's a big no no..that's what my cert man told me.

But otherwise looking forward to seeing it done!
modified surf, hardly drive it seem to keep modifying it....

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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Sausager » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:03 pm

Dude, quit your day job and just build this kind of stuff so that we can read more of it haha.

Love your work, and this is no exception. Keep it up!

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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:27 pm

For sale if anyone interested.

Ld28 Turbo. Mated to Toyota 4speed with pto output. 180k on motor. Had it all running and driving no problem. Changing to fix my misaligned rear drive shaft.

1600 long
600 wide
650high

Pm if u interested.
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:40 pm

The reason for the change, huge drive shaft angle :roll:
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby mudlva » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:48 pm

Yukkkk :cry: :cry:

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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby callum007 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:38 pm

I think mine looks worse than that been fine for years but not sure if that run nice at high speeds often
Dont follow me. i'll get stuck and need a tow..

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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby churchill » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:10 am

Yeah that might be pretty bad at speed...

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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:56 pm

A quick 11 hour drive to New Plymouth - picked up a 4.2 silvertop with auto box. With 172k on the clock.

Started it up on the workshop floor... started after 2 cranks and no smoke - so stoked 8)

So drive shaft angles are no longer an issue but its ####### long as hell so the hole truck is getting extended by 350mm!!!!!! :oops:
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby mudlva » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:32 pm

good answer that

and yep long and heavy as well

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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:19 pm

Got down to chopping it in half. Started a new job in the lift industry so have a few big steel rails that lifts run on and thought they would be perfect to use as a jig to line everything back together and stop it twisting as i weld it up.
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:26 pm

Extended and fully welded ready for a 5mm plate to stiffen the joins up. Also going to gusset the inside just to make certain its good and strong.
Using standard swb rear drive shaft.
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:41 pm

All the engine mounts where worn out and one missing. Thought i would make some super strong ones.
Found leaf spring bushes from Repco, 34 OD 18 ID for 5 bux each.
Used thick wall 1.5 inch tube and a M18 bolt with Nylocs
will do the same for the gearbox mount.
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby mudlva » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:47 pm

Use a m12 bolt and fit a 3mm wall crush tube otherwise you will destroy the rubber ends.
I used similar idea but used a l.c. radius arm bush.

Great feeling knowing that if the rubber lets go it still cannot part company from off the chassis mount.

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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:05 pm

Dam wish i had realized that ha ha but your right. Easy ish to fix.
Thanks man

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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Checkerhead » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:47 pm

Looking good mate. Don't quite see where that third axle is going though?
Supercharged VH45 Surf safari winch truck in the making
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:22 pm

6x6 would be a dream come true but maybe dreaming to big ha ha

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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby churchill » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:54 pm

Maybe dream 8x8 so you can hit 6x6...
Keep up the good work!

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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:34 pm

Rear gear box mount. Made a crazy wrap around mount to get it nice and high out the way of drive shaft.
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:48 pm

Thermostat top housing cut and turn and shifter install.
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby Mattrade » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:52 pm

Plumbed up :D
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Re: Lobstrosity

Postby fh2014 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:53 pm

This thing is sick.

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