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"Desperado" Rock Bouncer Buggy

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HemiBoy
, 11-05-11 at 10:23 PM (57998 Views)
What better way to start off a first blog post than with some awesome pictures!





I've been laying pretty low around the forums over the last few weeks, mainly because final exams are approaching but also because I've been working on a brand new vehicle for Rigs of Rods. I've built a 'Rock Bouncer' style rig, popularized by wheelers in the South-East US like Tim Cameron and his legendary 'Fat Girl' buggy. The design itself is completely original adopting specs and measurments from the real-life 'Showtime' buggy to give a nice, realistic feel.

Desperado is powered by a supercharged 350 Chevy engine, coupled to a built turbo 350 transmission and an Atlas 4.3 transfer case. Mounted to two 14 bolt axles are a set of custom beadlock rims wrapped up in 44" BFG Krawlers.
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  1. turbo280's Avatar
    wow..... i dont think im going to touch it (modding like)
  2. hotrod55's Avatar
    WOW... i like the rorbot in the buggy
  3. MrMechanic's Avatar
    wow, i can only say wow, truly amazing
  4. xxlonghaulerxx's Avatar
    Uhhhh, I'm at a loss for words... Ok, not really, but it looks AWESOME. I love the fact that there is no annoying fiberglass on the chassis. I love how it is just straight-to-the-point.
  5. Brickman's Avatar
    I am desperado to have this
  6. turbo280's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Brickman
    I am desperado to have this
    nice! brickman!
    same here...
  7. DODGE charger's Avatar
    That is beast!
  8. BLaCK Cloud DiEsel's Avatar
    Wow amazing work Hemiboy!!
  9. MICRACER's Avatar
    Looking sick dude. Looks like the showtimes got some competition.
  10. BLaCK Cloud DiEsel's Avatar
    Hope "Desperado" and "Show time" crawl as good as they look!
  11. askar050's Avatar
    pretty nice
    good job
  12. Nadeox1's Avatar
    It's sexy and i know it
  13. max98's Avatar
    Great Detailed Model
    good job
  14. spitty's Avatar
    nice work but add some shadow and ull be golden, whats the tire name?
  15. Yotaak's Avatar
    wow, best ror month ever? first we got the showtime buggy and now this? sweeet.
  16. jdog1's Avatar
    one word:amazing
  17. lukethedork's Avatar
    Very nice vehicle.

    Might I mention that the BFG Krawler tire comes in a largest size of 42" though. The 42" (42x14.50R20) tire is limited to only 20" wheels. Otherwhise it is a 40" (40x14.50R17) and 39" (39x13.50R17) on a 17" wheel. There are also smaller sizes.

    lukethedork.
  18. HemiBoy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lukethedork
    Very nice vehicle.

    Might I mention that the BFG Krawler tire comes in a largest size of 42" though. The 42" (42x14.50R20) tire is limited to only 20" wheels. Otherwhise it is a 40" (40x14.50R17) and 39" (39x13.50R17) on a 17" wheel. There are also smaller sizes.

    lukethedork.
    Haha, yeah I know :P I had the Krawlers left over from another project so I just resized them to fit. I really like the tread pattern though so I want to keep them. I might change them one day. It's not exactly by-the-book but I'm not too worried. Thanks for the input!
  19. zman101's Avatar
    this is probably the best rock crawler i have ever seen on rigs of rods. i am so in love, i am so going to tell other people about this blog. SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!! can't wait until realese. (if so)
  20. konabikes's Avatar
    Well just a tip, from watching Mad Ram11's videos, i hardly ever seen those tires... maybe change them to more popular ones?
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