M151 Rock Buggy Build

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Re: M151 Rock Buggy Build

Postby halftracknut » January 2nd, 2011, 10:53 pm

You Sir, Have a talent most people only dream of having....Your rig looks GREAT! .....HTN
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Re: M151 Rock Buggy Build

Postby csmith » January 3rd, 2011, 8:43 pm

Wow! I second Half's statement :!:
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Re: M151 Rock Buggy Build

Postby mrdibbles » January 3rd, 2011, 9:23 pm

Yeah that buggy is incredible. Simply outrageous and super high quality. Nice work without a doubt.
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Re: M151 Rock Buggy Build

Postby muttman » February 22nd, 2011, 5:56 pm

Well boys, she's going to be trailready soon now.

Got my rock rings welded on; these will keep the rim from getting bent up and protect the outer 2pc wheel bolts.

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I stenciled my hood... definately more difficult than it sounds, especially on a warped and dented hood. The results are less than impressive :( . When I do this again, I'll have a hood sized stencil done on a vinyl cutting machine with a much more intricate design.

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Driveshafts are in, and they are fully protected from rock rash.

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Re: M151 Rock Buggy Build

Postby muttman » February 22nd, 2011, 5:58 pm

Shocks are painted and installed.

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I finally got the clutch linkage sorted out, just needs cleanup and paint.

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Adjustable drivers seat mount.

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Bolted in the steering valve and gas pedal. The throttle linkage is going to work perfectly.

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I put a 4wd lever from a different year M151 on it because it wasn't cast, and I bent it to clear the tubing and for easier reach.

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Re: M151 Rock Buggy Build

Postby muttman » February 22nd, 2011, 6:06 pm

Thanks for all the compliments and support guys. I have somewhat of a noob question, and a search through the manuals hasn't helped.

I am getting ready to start on my brake system, and I am rebuilding the master cylinder. I need to know what order and direction the spring, piston, cup, etc..... go in. I think they were installed incorrectly before. A diagram or exploded view of the master cylinder would be perfect. Thanks.
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Re: M151 Rock Buggy Build

Postby rickf » February 23rd, 2011, 9:55 am

Are you sure you want to use the stock master cylinder? Single stage brakes in rock crawling seems like the vehicle equivalent of Russian Roulette! Plus I don't think the stock master cylinder will have the volume or pressure needed for the disk brakes.

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Re: M151 Rock Buggy Build

Postby muttman » February 24th, 2011, 10:20 am

rickf wrote:Are you sure you want to use the stock master cylinder? Single stage brakes in rock crawling seems like the vehicle equivalent of Russian Roulette! Plus I don't think the stock master cylinder will have the volume or pressure needed for the disk brakes.

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I'm using the stock master cylinder mainly because it was free, and it already fit. I think it will have plenty of pressure, although it might not move enough volume. I'm using '78 Ford Thunderbird calipers in front, '80 GM Monte Carlo calipers in rear, and Performance Friction carbon metallic pads all around. If the stock m c doesn't work out, I'll just modify the linkage to run a dual m c setup from CNC or Wilwood.
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Re: M151 Rock Buggy Build

Postby rickf » February 24th, 2011, 12:08 pm

After seeing your fabrication skills I would just go for the Wilwood to begin with. A total brake failure on the rocks would be real bad. Better to have the split system. I like the shifter linkage. PM me a phone number, I would like to talk to you about a couple of things I would like to do on my CJ-7 that I see on yours.

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Re: M151 Rock Buggy Build

Postby muttman » March 6th, 2011, 11:11 pm

Here's some updates. The wiring/gauges aren't finished, and I still need to make aluminum fender skins, trans tunnel, and bed floor, but it's good enough for a shakedown run.

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Re: M151 Rock Buggy Build

Postby muttman » March 6th, 2011, 11:12 pm

Finally rolled her out into the daylight.

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Without windshield frame.

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Re: M151 Rock Buggy Build

Postby Motorcityman » March 7th, 2011, 12:19 pm

That thing is beautiful! Well done. You need to put a rifle mount in there for sh*t's and giggles and get yourself an airsoft M16 for display.
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Re: M151 Rock Buggy Build

Postby Horst » March 7th, 2011, 1:43 pm

I am eagerly waiting how the little 151 engine will do in that beast...
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Re: M151 Rock Buggy Build

Postby muttman » March 15th, 2011, 8:01 am

Motorcityman wrote:That thing is beautiful! Well done. You need to put a rifle mount in there for sh*t's and giggles and get yourself an airsoft M16 for display.


Airsoft? The only M-16's/AR's going in the Mutt will be real :mrgreen: .
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Re: M151 Rock Buggy Build

Postby muttman » March 15th, 2011, 8:06 am

Well, she got beat on hard Sat. morning, and held up great, I didn't break any of the parts I thought I would. However, I did drive the front left under a ledge hard, and broke the stub shaft, so the rest of the day was 3 wheelin. Overall I'm very happy; it ran cool, the steering works great, brakes work great, and the suspension is awesome (esp. in the fast stuff). My only real complaint is it could use lower gearing which is no suprise. This led to some rather ungraceful (but very entertaining) high RPM clutch dumping and rock bashing, but the driveshaft protection worked great and saved my d-shafts about 50 times judging by the amount of rock rash. The plan for now is to just fix it and wheel as much as possible.

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I was wheelin with my buddy Byron in his Bronco that he just cut the top off of. Huge thanks to him for hauling the Mutt for me.

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