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THE PROSPECTOR

So what do you do when you have a tired old bush buggy that used to travel the back country roads of BC in search of Gold?  And now after buying taking possession from your dad you want to recreate what it once was.  Well you start with dropping it off for a complete chassis rebuild, mechanical rebuild and paint and body work.

Stay tuned as work begins with the dismantling of family treasure.

 

Day 1 - Dismantling

Lots of grinding, cutting and busting of bolts.

 

 

December 15, 2016 

As work on the chassis continues the 1600 turn key engine is almost complete.  Just waiting for the exhaust and a few more pieces to show.

 

February 9, 2017

Working on the getting the chassis back up to speed.  Old rusted floors have been cut and new plate steel floors with 2" x 2" square tubing to give it all extra strength. The beam will receive new adjusters and eventually the whole works will be powder coated for protection.

 

 March 2, 2017

Chassis came back from sand blasting and powder coating.  Finished of nicely with a silver metalic.  Assembly begins to make the chassis a roller keeping it as close as possible to how it was built originally.  

 

 

 

April 6, 2017

A very productive day.  Rancho transaxles, AVR built engine and all rear suspension have been assembled.  Max decided to go with the EMPI Bead lock wheels which are a great addition.

 

 

August 10, 2017

Body is back from paint and body work.  Just a few pictures test fitting body and wheel combination.

Winter 2017/2018

Steady progress as we slowly get close to the end of the build.  Buggy will be sent out for its new roof and side curtains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2018 - Ready for delivery.