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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-20-2003, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone else see 4x4TV last night?

They had a new rock buggy on there built by nelson and nelson (I think that was the name???) racing, they specialize in race cars. The rig was different to say the least.

It had a rear mount VW fuel injected engine, atlas Tcase, ford 9' axles front and rear (flipped upside down since the engine was in the rear, which gave more ground clearance), and the tcase and pumpkins were all located to the right of the driver which allowed the driver to sit lower in the vehicle to lower the center of gravity.

The neat thing was that with the engine in the back, the driver had a great fierld of vision to see the obstacles he was going over.

The engine looked like it could use a little more ummph, but overall it did really well, I expect we will be hearing more out of this rig throughout the competition season, I liked the ingenuity that went into it.

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I wish we had a TV like that here. [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img] But we don't. [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/bs.gif[/img]
Maybe if a post/link pops up somewhere, I could give it a look...

BTW, the other day I herd some blabbering on local TV about some kind of Hummer descent. Some sort of offroad vehicle that the US army should be using in the near future instead of Hummwers. Any info on that?
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Nelson and Nelson?????
That is John Bunderants rig,(nicknamed "Tiny"). I thought it was built by his company All Pro Off road.
Yes it is a very impressive piece of rock crawling engineering,...but dont get to attached to it unless you have about $100,000.00 [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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yeah, he's just the driver, I really like the ideas they had on it, its seemed very capable and no I won't be too attached at that price, that about 999,999 over my budget [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
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here are a couple of links that show some pics of the buggy in case anyone wants a look see, but they don't show alot
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Ya, I caught that last night too. never seen that show before, is it on a scheduled showing time? My digital cable wouldn't go far enough to show me when it's on again.....
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1. Hummm... it's pretty darned inventive.
2. It remindes me of a water sprite waking on top of the water...
3. It shouldn't be able to happen... [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
4. But it is!
5. My Hat's off to 'em!
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Wednesday nights same time on the Outdoor channel. Outdoor channel
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I can gaurantee that John is more than just the driver. he is very inventive, and everything he builds is driven to promote his own company "All Pro Offroad". I will talk to John next month, at the Moon Rocks RCAA event, and find out the full scoop on the design and build. Actually I think I may use one of his fiberglass Jeep hoods, so I may talk with him next week.
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i have also read that nelson and nelson racing built tiny
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