Hummer Kit - Based on 4x4 Chevy - $10500
Date: 2006-10-30 09:12:46
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Text: THIS IS A PARTIALLY COMPLETE 'FRAME OFF' RESTORATION/REBODY KIT. PROSPECTIVE BUYERS SHOULD BE CONFIDENT IN HIS/HER AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR/REBUILD SKILLS OR HAVE THE SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MONEY NEEDED TO PAY SOMEONE TO COMPLETE THE BUILD - SERIOUS BUYERS WITH CASH ONLY. IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH THE 'KIT-CAR' CONCEPT, THIS IS PROBABLY NOT THE VEHICLE FOR YOU. -- I AM VERY BUSY AND NEED A QUICK SALE -- SERIOUS BUYERS WITH CASH ONLY NEED CALL, I WILL NOT ENTERTAIN 'CURIOUS GEORGES' OR 'LOOKY-LOOS'.
Urban Gorilla (UG) Wagon based on 1973 Chevy K10 long bed 4x4 Pick-up, with a CR Badlands hood. UG body is mounted on rolling/steering chassis with brand new 15x10 alloy wheels & Avon tires. It also has a ?Jet Performance? 700-R4 transmission still in the shipping crate with torque converter, and a rebuilt transfer case waiting to be installed. The pedal box with brake booster and steering column have been installed. The attached pics should give you a fair idea of the level of completion.
For photos click here: http://photos.yahoo.com/havespine1
You?ll notice in the pics that the top sheet of metal on the transmission tunnel has been cut out. I had to do this as the body manufacturer (Venture Autosports) somehow screwed up the design so that the body was un-mountable as delivered. So a new, raised piece of sheet metal will have to be welded back in there?an easy job for any metal shop.
I chose the 73 donor because pre 74 vehicles are smog exempt in CA, allowing you to install any kind of GM small block motor that you'd like.
Over $22,000 invested *Plus* the inestimable value of my blood, sweat and tears building it to it?s current stage of assembly. I have every single receipt too.
I stripped the donor chassis of all removable parts and sandblasted it back to fresh, clean metal. Treated it with a metal etching solution, then two coats of aluminum based, moisture cured urethane and a gloss black top coat. Special plates were welded in around the steering box mounting area and a specially designed anti-flex bracket installed, to eliminate the frame cracks commonly found at this location on these trucks.
Mechanically, this rig is like new. I built it to be a solid, reliable, daily driver, highway queen. Every conceivable component has been replaced with either a new stock, new high performance or quality remanufactured part. Nothing has been left to chance?brakes, steering, transmission, transfer case, differentials, ball joints, bushings, they?ve all been replaced. In many cases, better than original, performance parts were used. I deliberately selected stock rubber bushings and engine/transmission mounts because I wanted that ?new OEM? ride and feel, as opposed to the harsh riding ?poly? bushings. I used loctite on all bolts and fasteners and torqued them to the factory specifications. This truck will ride, handle and steer like a tight new truck, not all sloppy and loose like a typically used Chevy truck.
The only chassis parts not replaced are the original leaf springs, though I was planning on replacing them, just never got around to it.
The differential gearing, transmission, wheels & tires, were all selected to give the best possible compromise between fuel economy and performance on the highway. Another reason I selected the 73 4x4 donor was for the NP-203 transfer case (which is completely rebuilt). It's a bulletproof unit and I love the road holding traction of the full-time 4x4 system on all pavement conditions (wet or dry). I have owned other trucks with this style t-case and loved it.
I never got around to completing the assembly, so there is no mileage on the parts that I replaced. The original 350 v8 currently sits in the engine bay but it doesn?t run and is not worth rebuilding. My original plan was to install a brand new fuel injected GM Ram Jet 350 crate motor (350hp/350ftlbs)?maybe the future owner will do it?that would be a beautiful thing!
I abandoned the project a couple of years back to take flying lessons. Now I am a private pilot and training to be an airline pilot. So it?s not likely that I will get around to finishing this kit. And besides that, the money will greatly help towards paying for my training. I hate to let it go?but after procrastinating for two years, this kit needs to get finished by someone.
I?m asking $10,500...that's just $1000 more than what you would pay for the body shell alone, from Urban Gorilla. Look for yourself: http://www.4x4bodies.com/home.php Check out the list of installed/supplied parts below and you will see that it?s well worth the money. This is not just a Hummer kit hastily bolted on to a ?well used? donor chassis. It would be accurate to say that it is a full frame, ground up restoration, kit re-body. When completed, she should perform like a brand new truck with many, many trouble free miles built in. The hardest part of the work has been completed, leaving all the fun stuff for the new owner to finish off to his own taste.
Here is a very nice example of a completed kit chronicling the build process: http://www.suburbangorilla.com./
This is a ?cash only? sale for the entire kit on donor chassis with clean donor title and copies of all receipts, which will support a strong appraisal value should you decide to re-sell after completion. The registration is currently ?Non-opp? since I didn?t want to be paying annual reg fees for a truck just sitting in the garage. I am not interested in any kind of ?trade? other than cash. Local pick-up only please.
*4 door full H1 Hummer sized, steel wagon top body with barn style rear doors
*Steel body has been completely primed with moisture cured urethane (MCU) chassis paint with an aluminum base. http://www.masterseriesct.com/
*CR Badlands hood (quad light design)
*Hood tie down straps
*4 fiberglass doors, pre-hung.
*Hinges for hood
*2 fiberglass rear wheel-well quarter panels
CHASSIS & STEERING
*Welded in chassis frame stiffening plate at steering box mounting point (common place for frame cracks ? this one will never crack)
*A custom add-on steering box brace by ?Offroad Design? (to eliminate chassis flex at steering box mounting location ? source of cracking) http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/steeringkit.htm
*Moisture cured urethane (MCU) chassis paint with an aluminum base, gloss black topcoat ? translation: bonds with the chassis metal at a molecular level?it won?t chip off! http://www.masterseriesct.com/
*Front & rear bumpers with D-rings
*All new Edelbrock Performer shock absorbers http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=30
*New original GM rubber transmission mounts
*New rubber engine mounts
*New rubber sway bar bushings
*All new ball joints, tie rod ends, drag link ECT.
*Borgeson telescopic steering shaft assembly with u-joint
*Brand new front axel spindles
*All new wheel bearings
*Brand new AGR high performance, variable ratio steering box (zero miles) http://www.agrperformance.com/products_parts.php?cat=101&product=117&make=Chevrolet,%20GMC&model=101
*All chassis bolts and body mounting bolts are new automotive grade 8 hardware (no cheesy, soft metal stuff)
*All bolts torqued to factory specs
*700-R4 transmission by JET Performance (Zero miles ? still in shipping crate)
*Completely rebuilt front & rear differentials with new axel shafts 4.56 : 1 gearing (Zero miles)
*Completely rebuilt transfer case (Zero miles)
*Transfer case sandblasted prior to rebuild
*4 brand new 15x10 custom alloy rims with chrome lug nuts
*4 brand new (zero miles) 35/1250R-15 Avon Radial SXT All Terrain tires
*All new stainless steel brake & fuel lines http://www.inlinetube.com/
*Big brake disc kit by ?Stainless Steel Brakes? ? Larger than stock front brake discs & calipers for more stopping power http://www.stainlesssteelbrakes.com/products/detail/2702/?make=Chevrolet&model=Blazer+%28Fullsize+4WD%29&year=1973
* Re-manufactured master cylinder with brake booster
*Praise Dyno rear stage I brake shoes
*Praise Dyno front stage I brake pads
*Rear brake drums resurfaced
*New rear brake wheel cylinders
*New residual pressure valve (performance part for brakes) http://www.stainlesssteelbrakes.com/products/Accessories/
*New adjustable proportioning valve (performance part for brakes)
*Very high quality wiring harness and 16 circuit fuse box by American Autowire Systems http://www.americanautowire.com/products/Power_Plus_Kits.cfm
*UG supplied lighting kit (headlights & taillights are NOT included)
*New Genuine Hummer gauge cluster panel
*Custom made shifter box
*Steering column from 1987 Chevy Celebrity
*UG molded fiberglass dashboard cap
*UG molded fiberglass ?dog house? cover
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