Bobby Cox from XPC Racing teamed up with a few top notch companies such as Longevity-Inc., Ruff Stuff Specialties, and Distinct Fabrications to build a Top Truck worthy 4 seat rock buggy. The build includes the usual list of goodies, v8, built transfer case, 2.5 ton rockwell axles, 46" tall tires, and capable of holding 4+ people.
It was decided early on, that this buggy was to be built to last. Also on the high list of priorties was comfort, reliability, and simplicity. The buggy will hold 4 large adults easily or 5 smaller adults/children. 3/8" thick tabs are the norm and a 3/16" thick 2x4" sub frame supports the drivetrain and axles. The rest of the chassis is 1.75" x 0.120 wall DOM.
2.5 ton Rockwell axles, 1.25" Ruffstuff Heim jonts were chosen for their shear strength. Also a built Stak RAC 300 with all JB conversion gears and 32 spline outputs front and rear. A 12 Volt Guy panel will operate the power to the components while a simple and very reliable Propane fuel source will supply the well built AMC 360 from Bulltear. A fresh TF 727 sits in the middle of it all.
Then there are the simple things such as custom tube seat sliders for adjustments in leg room and comfort. A large 5" wide nerf/step bar for acces in and out when the buggy is dirty and slippery. Also Corbeau Ultra SS extra wide black vinyl seats with 5 point harness's are not only comfortable but safe.
The chassis is aproximately 56" wide at the nerf bars and about 50" at the belt line. There is more than enough head room for event the tallest of co-drivers with helmets on. The buggy's overall height is high due the head room but the Center Of Gravity, "COG," is very low as the motor actuall sits behind the front axle rather than on top of it. This also helps balance out the weight distribution for the hill climbs.
More progress pictures and write ups will be added and soon enough trail rides/competitions!
Team XPC is looking foward to it, just ask our kids!!!