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Seabee M38A1 Build

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by tymbom, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. Sep 8, 2019
    tarry99

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    Mount it where it needs to go for access to the box below or the persons needs that will be in it.......no car show here.........On my hunting jeep mine came out so quickly that I used to take it out if someone needed to get in the back and also as my chair at the camp fire.
     
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  2. Sep 8, 2019
    Hellion

    Hellion Rust covered & junky

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    The go kart frame is made by Azusa and typically (always) comes in kit form. Looks like yours has been lengthened, which has to be done for any chance a rider older than 7 years old, or so will fit it.

    Those particular Honda engines are neat. GC series with an unusual belt driven overhead camshaft (OHC). Most other industrial/residential putt putt engines are OHV with pushrods.

    Nice find, someone did a good job on it. There’s a padded seat cover designed for that seat, also made by/for Azusa that will also, oddly, make the seat match your Jeep seats. Kinda pricey though. :)
     
  3. Sep 8, 2019
    tymbom

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    But the driver's seat moves... :shrug:

    I think I will position it to be even with the driver's seat all the way back...
     
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  4. Sep 8, 2019
    tymbom

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    I still have the feet that the original seat mounted to. The ones that allow the seat to lift out after being raised up. I'm planning to use those for rear seat access and keeping the toolbox useful. Good idea to use it at the campfire...
     
  5. Sep 8, 2019
    tymbom

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    That's correct... I used to pore over the Go Kart Galaxy catalog when I was a kid... When I saw this one on Craigslist, I figured it would be a good choice since they still sell all the parts...
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    I ended up putting a Harbor Freight Predator on it and some smaller wheels and tires. The big ones it had were too big... And we have a 1/10th mile dirt oval out in the field...
    With the smaller tires and the correct gearing it slides around pretty nicely.
     
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  6. Sep 10, 2019
    tymbom

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    Moving along with stuff... I started to make some cardboard patterns for the trans cover... I realized I needed to know where the transfer case shifters and the boot need to be... [​IMG]

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    This is a JB Custom Fabrication twin stick shifter. Here is both levers to the rear in 4wd high...

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    And this is 4wd low... The knobs are close to the dash, but I can live with it...
     
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  7. Sep 17, 2019
    tymbom

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    Saturday was an interesting day.... I loaded the jeep and took it out to a little car show. A friend of mine was part of the group hosting the show, and this was the first time they included 4x4's... [​IMG]
    So I cleaned up mine and went on over and my dad drove his. [​IMG]
    We parked next to each other and had a good time.[​IMG]
    My dad had a picture of what we started with for his...

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    I just showed up...

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    Even the Pupper had fun...
    Neither of us have ever put a car in a show before. We enjoyed it. I was really kinda nervous about it, I wasn't sure how it was going to be. We talked with a bunch of people and answered a bunch of questions. It was actually kinda motivating... Hopefully I can keep up some momentum and get this thing rolling soon...
    Thanks for checking it out, laters
     
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  8. Sep 17, 2019
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet Sponsor

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    Specs on the cucv.
     
  9. Sep 17, 2019
    tymbom

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    1986, 6.2, Turbo 400, Np205.
    Shackle flip in the back with a HD shackle
    4in lift in front with a slightly longer HD shackle. Currently 37in Cooper STT Pro tires, originally I ran 40in LTB Super Swampers...
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    I've had it since 2008, longer than anything else... It hauls, tows (slowly) camps and drives just about daily...
     
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  10. Sep 17, 2019
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet Sponsor

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    I'm trying to get mine to that point of reliability so I can enjoy it more.. I've had the itch to do a 4-53 swap for a few years on a truck and this one might fit the bill. :sneak:
     
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  11. Sep 28, 2019
    tymbom

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    There's a Suburban near here with a 4-53T...
     

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