MUTT with 8 Wheels

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MUTT with 8 Wheels

Postby Jay Mallari » February 19th, 2013, 12:57 pm

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Re: MUTT with 8 Wheels

Postby rickf » February 19th, 2013, 1:10 pm

A sawsall, welder and a HAMMER. What more do you need? Seabee is going to be all over this one! :roll: :lol: :lol:
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Re: MUTT with 8 Wheels

Postby WC Matt » February 19th, 2013, 3:51 pm

Interesting addition of the M37 head lights.
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Re: MUTT with 8 Wheels

Postby 199th mp » February 19th, 2013, 4:07 pm

i wonder what sort of strain that puts on the prop shaft u joints, and how much more frequently they need to be replaced?
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Re: MUTT with 8 Wheels

Postby WC Matt » February 19th, 2013, 5:42 pm

I imagine a great deal of strain is placed on those shafts. Wonder why they removed the grill & relocated the radiator? Non original power pack maybe? Also curious as to why they chopped the windshield frame down instead of just removing it?
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Re: MUTT with 8 Wheels

Postby csmith » February 19th, 2013, 6:47 pm

Why :?: :?: :?: :?:
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Re: MUTT with 8 Wheels

Postby lablover » February 19th, 2013, 8:10 pm

Great looking beach, wonder where?
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Re: MUTT with 8 Wheels

Postby rickf » February 19th, 2013, 8:17 pm

It will not really put any more strain on the u-joints and propshafts but the wheel bearings and stub axles are screaming in pain. Along with the ball joints. You can see the left front is cambered in at the top. Something is bent or worn. BUT, You notice it got rid of the the positive camber in the rear. :roll: :lol:
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Re: MUTT with 8 Wheels

Postby sherwan_88 » February 27th, 2013, 11:11 am

What i experienced with the Mutt was that the bigger and wider the tires get, the lesser its steering linkage, drive-train and hubs gets. The simplicity of the design makes the Mutt a easily serviceable and reliable vehicle but limits it to be modified to a certain extent. I doubt in practicality anything like this test bed would survive more than a few weeks on the road.

Edit PS. A guy i met in my mutting days had modified Mitsubishi Shogun hubs on the front of suspension of the mutt to replace the entire wheel package. I was intrigued at the time by how he managed to do it, later on he managed to replace both diffs with the Shoguns. Apparently it all didn't go as planned and the vehicle managed to end up at the scrapper as it required a lot of work to be returned to the original state (his statement, not mine).
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Re: MUTT with 8 Wheels

Postby halftracknut » February 27th, 2013, 11:46 am

Ya Hoo..... Rat Partol! ...can you say sand in your eyes :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
slowest mutt east of the missippi..
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Re: MUTT with 8 Wheels

Postby rickf » February 27th, 2013, 12:12 pm

sherwan_88 wrote:What i experienced with the Mutt was that the bigger and wider the tires get, the lesser its steering linkage, drive-train and hubs gets. The simplicity of the design makes the Mutt a easily serviceable and reliable vehicle but limits it to be modified to a certain extent. I doubt in practicality anything like this test bed would survive more than a few weeks on the road.

Edit PS. A guy i met in my mutting days had modified Mitsubishi Shogun hubs on the front of suspension of the mutt to replace the entire wheel package. I was intrigued at the time by how he managed to do it, later on he managed to replace both diffs with the Shoguns. Apparently it all didn't go as planned and the vehicle managed to end up at the scrapper as it required a lot of work to be returned to the original state (his statement, not mine).


HEY! Sherwan, We haven't heard from you in quite a while.
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Re: MUTT with 8 Wheels

Postby WC Matt » February 27th, 2013, 12:39 pm

rickf wrote:HEY! Sherwan, We haven't heard from you in quite a while.


Thought the same thing. Welcome back! Noticed by your sig line that you are currently mutt-less. That's too bad :( .
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Re: MUTT with 8 Wheels

Postby sherwan_88 » February 27th, 2013, 12:50 pm

rickf wrote:HEY! Sherwan, We haven't heard from you in quite a while.


Hi Rick. I hope all is well. Yes, it has been a long while. You can say i have been a silent observer as life demanded my attention else where. But i'll be around now and will be hopefully soon enough be with a Mutt again.
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Re: MUTT with 8 Wheels

Postby sherwan_88 » February 27th, 2013, 12:55 pm

WC Matt wrote: Thought the same thing. Welcome back! Noticed by your sig line that you are currently mutt-less. That's too bad :( . Matt


Hi Matt. Yes currently mutt-less. The last i had let go of personal reasons. I must admit i feel ashamed that i went a bit further with my frankenstienish and childish ideas with that one. None the less have my eye on one which is currently in its original form. Being mutt-less makes one rather feel like one is missing the spark. :wink:
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Re: MUTT with 8 Wheels

Postby muttguru » February 27th, 2013, 5:14 pm

Sherwan !!!
Good to see you here again, old chum. Hope everything is well at your end.....
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