Time Flies When You're Hav- ing fun, and building a 4x4 from scratch is a lot of fun. I started the Fun Buggy project more than three years ago, and every month since then I've given as little as one weekend and as much as 30 days to working on it. I learned lots from the fabricators at Poly Performance while making and remaking most of the brackets on this trophy truck of a rockcrawler until they were just right. I've stuffed everything I ever thought I wanted in a 4x4 into this ride. It has a welder, an air compressor, GPS, front and rear steer, coilover shocks, and more than 400 hp; and if everything goes according to plan, it will even be street-legal.
But when you have so many things you're trying to stuff into a 106-inch wheelbase, it can become quite a test in organization, design, and layout. This month I'm showing you a handful of the different parts, brackets, mounts, and some of the tricks we used to build them. Whether you're building a buggy of your own or just starting in fabrication on your old pickup, these should give you some help and insight for your project.