: Building a Buggy

03-25-05, 10:49 AM
I've gotten an itch to build something. And I was thinking of building my own dune buggy. The following is a list of things I've started that I'm going to need. My question to all of you is what engine should I go with? I was thinking just a nice old school 305 would work great. No computer and cheap as dirt to rebuild and replace. Here is the list

a) Small truck frame
b) 305/transfercase/automatic transmisson
c) Over sized tires. I'm thinking along the lines of nice mud bogging tire.
d) Fuel tank probably placed where the bed used to be to help with ground clearance.
e) Tubular frame construction
f) To help with weight I was thinking of filling the rear tubular frame with concrete and adding a heavy concrete bumper.

I'm sure I'm missing a bunch and I'm not sure where to start other then get the frame and drive train, then add the tires and buld the tubular cage to fit around eveything.