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Old 09-29-2010
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haha check out this hack job!

So my buddy and I are in the process of building a transaxle buggy. needed yota axles and found this....... be warned of the explicit hackjob you are about to witness.... lol copied his post from pirate this morning
over the weekend I picked up a 96 tracker for the yoda axles...and its such a spectacular HACKJOB that it needed documented for posterity..fortunatly he never got driveshafts in it..so it was just an ugly lawn decoration.

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first off..the front toy rusty-fallinapart-frame was torched off and plated to the exzisting tracker frame
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but he did use the front upper a-arm pockets to fit mounts that went to the original toy motor mounts...
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anyway 6 3/8 bolts and the front fell out..literally..the steering wasnt bolted in..heck the double joints caused binding..so he just hose clamped some steel plates in to keep it shimmed up..
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then onto the back..its late 50's chevy (per builder)..that was cut in half..and cut width wise..booger welded to the frame..no other support..then the shackle mounts metal screwed and the cast iron bracket welded..then the HUMONGOUS shackle welded to the frame..and finished off with a U bolt for a shackle bolt..
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it took all of 10min of grinding to get BOTH sides off..


how she sits now...body is ready for pickup...axles are out to be cleaned up..motor/trans/tcase are on the floor to be sold..

it took me and sully about 4hrs to get it all done..hardest part was pullin the motor..that took an hour..

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All I have to sat is wow.
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hahahahahhahaah oh wow.
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Why would someone do that
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Old 09-29-2010
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lol not only that but the welds were **** and if he would have driven it he would have died, no hesitation! I jumped up and down on the rear and the frame fell off! and the frames he bolted on were rusted more than the trackers frame. HE HAD THE TOOLS AND SUCH TO DO IT RIGHT EVEN!
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***** sick.
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That is worse than Redneck engineering!! I wonder what the builder thought of his handy work? Quality with some rust?? I would be embarrased to even try to sell it! I'd push it off a cliff and call it good!
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ROFL, doesnt supprise me somthing like that would come from around this area!
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HAHAHHAHAHAAA Oh man.. too bad he never got it on the road. Hopefully Darwin would have taken care of his stupid #ss
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What's wrong with it? Looks like a fine piece of machinery!
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he would have died lol was gonna be a mud truck I think he said. surprised he got it on the trailer
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I'm surprised it ever moved, let alone stand on its own
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thats piece was on pirate?
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Toppling tracker batman!! we need that vehicle to fight crime with!!

Yeah robin, we can load it with explosives, set it on fire, then roll it towards the bad guys.

Uh oh batman, it fell apart before it got down the hill. Oh well....
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Holy freaking CRAP
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hahaha gotta love craigslist!
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