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Thread: "The Hulk Gets Angry" aka stevenmd's RRC build

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    Default "The Hulk Gets Angry" aka stevenmd's RRC build

    Well, I've already done the official introduction of my truck a few months ago but never got around to doing an official build thread. A little history... I first got a 1996 DI, put on a mild lift and wheeled the heck out of it until it was on it's last leg. It was sad to see her go but The Black Widow had seen better days.

    I found The Hulk (my kids name my trucks) when the PO was being sent to Japan for work. I thought his asking price was too high so I waited and waited, hoping no one would buy it. Then 3 days before he was leaving for Japan I made him a very low cash offer and he took it.

    It currently has a 2" lift but it is old and sagging. Immediately after buying The Hulk my mind went into overdrive thinking about the "ultimate build". But after much thought and remembering that I live in California and the specific terrain we have here, I decided to "go mild not wild".

    I have a 3" Rovertym lift and Old Man Emu shocks waiting to be installed.

    Pic #1 - Christmas day / current state sans the tree...
    Pic #2 - 33x13.5x15 super swampers waiting to be installed; I will also be trimming the fenders and adding Roccia fender flares
    Pic #3 - Rovertrack rear HD axles waiting to be installed
    Last edited by stevenmd; 01-23-2008 at 03:03 AM.
    1994 RRC LWB
    1974 RHD Series III 109 - sold
    Current projects: www.seedshop.com www.mmacrue.com

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    I will post pics of the build as I add each component.

    Pic #4 - Rovertracks HD front axles and Longsfield CV's
    Pic #5 - Keith from Rovertracks (aka revor) - sorry Keith, couldn't resist...
    1994 RRC LWB
    1974 RHD Series III 109 - sold
    Current projects: www.seedshop.com www.mmacrue.com

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    This is gonna be a fun build to watch!!! Looking foward to watchig it grow!
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    this will be good I'm looking forward to it.

    Hulk is going to look pretty wild.

    the swampers alone will change the look.

    good thing is that you'll have bombproof set-up that even you can't

    break. lol j/k
    Last edited by Green96D1; 01-23-2008 at 06:28 AM.
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    Budget some wheel spacers, your probably going to need them if you want to turn even with the new wheels offset.
    The Goat, '73 Series III coil conversion, PS conversion, Daihatsu 2.8 TD,dual ARB's etc. SOLD
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    I would highly recommend converting over to a LT230. That one mod alone transformed my LWB. Well worth it, especially if your spending $$ on axles, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sven
    I would highly recommend converting over to a LT230. That one mod alone transformed my LWB. Well worth it, especially if your spending $$ on axles, etc.
    And there are some good deals to be had on them out there. Going to be a nice rig.
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    Looking forward to the build notes Steven!! Go man GO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinNY
    Budget some wheel spacers, your probably going to need them if you want to turn even with the new wheels offset.
    The rims are Trek and already have an offset.
    1994 RRC LWB
    1974 RHD Series III 109 - sold
    Current projects: www.seedshop.com www.mmacrue.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by sven
    I would highly recommend converting over to a LT230. That one mod alone transformed my LWB. Well worth it, especially if your spending $$ on axles, etc.
    Yup, that is round 2. An LT230 was actually going to be the first thing I did but I got a good deal on certain parts that I pushed it back to round 2.

    Round 2: LT230, GBR shafts (front and back)
    Round 3: Rovertracks HD steering components and Roccia fender flares
    Round 4: ARB fridge, RTT, DII 3rd row seat (1)

    Of course, the rounds are subject to change as sometimes deals arise...
    1994 RRC LWB
    1974 RHD Series III 109 - sold
    Current projects: www.seedshop.com www.mmacrue.com

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