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New Navajo Truggy build

Elgatoprerunner

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Hello everyone. I am new to this forum but not new to the sport. Being a life long Ford fan I was torn to buy a Mazda. Its the principal behind it. I know below the emblem it is a Ford. I bought this Navajo with a blown motor for $500.00. I then bought a good used motor form a Ford junkyard for another $500.00.
36" swampers (military take offs)
pro-comp 16.5x8 wheels
DIY bead locks from Rough Stuff Specialties
Full size axles from 79 bronco

Here are pics of the progress so far. Hope they come through.


The truck cost $500. Not too bad condidering it has the big TTB axles and 8.8 with a locker
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Military Swamper take offs. All tires had 3 holes drilled in them. The hundred dollar man in the high desert had them patched and plugged. One of the tires were brand new. I paid $100.00 each
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Here are the axles from a full size 1979 bronco,
The front is a High Pinion Dana 44, the rear is a 31 spline big bearing ford 9"
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Cut back half of the Navajo
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Getting the rear hatch ready. The goal is to have a functional opening rear window.
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The initial fit up. I have a lot of grinding and cutting yet to do.
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Getting closer
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Almost there
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Here is a picture of the roof. I had to weld in the transition of the gutters to the smooth back hatch.
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Cutting out my patch pieces
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Here is a quick drawing of what I was thinking.
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You need to upload the pictures somewhere online like photobucket. You cannot link to your hard drive to show the pictures.
 

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once you upload the picture, go to your photobucket account and select the picture you want.

Photobucket will give you a link with the img code to post on the forum.
 

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want to see. is it chopped?
 

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3rd try. Thanks for taking it easy on me.













 

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...Oh yea...I see a candidate for Truckhaven being built here..:biggthump
 

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Chop on a 2 door, you don't see that every day
 

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We actually go to Truck Haven a lot. Only difference is as of last year I was always on a dirt bike. Sold it to build this. I'm getting to the age that I need a cage around me. Young enough to still go fast and old enough to feel it the next day.
 

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..Plan on seeing TH a whole new way..We head out there pretty often starting in October..

..When I get back from my latest trip, maybe I can come by and check out your project?...
 

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Started with the bondo last week.
Still waiting on the wheels.
After all my parts come in I can get more progress pics.
 

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ha! you picked this up in aliso viejo correct??
 

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Looks like it's going to be a fun truck, I look forward to seeing it out at truckhaven too. Check out R.J.'s Navajo, he's in La Habra too.
 

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Navajo body work and pics of inside





 

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Started Fabrication. Rear cross member AKA 2 1/2" sch 40 pipe













 
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Progress

:rolleyes:Sorry, this was deleted because of accidental multiple posts of same topic.
 
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