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Matt Bobyn
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Re: Project Mini-me
May 04, 2015 11:14AM
1. I really want to see this thing in Radium.

2. Please video tape your stages!!

Is this thing staying a 4x4 or are you coming to play with us 2wd folk?
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MattP
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Re: Project Mini-me
May 04, 2015 10:22PM
Matt,

1, Hell ya it's going to be sideways at Radium

2, I may need 3 cameras, one on each of the windshields!

Oh it's O2wd all the way, no silly 4wd anymore for this product of the 60's.



Yes, it's a Ranger.
Xr4Ti, it is rwd and was made in Germany.
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Matt Bobyn
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Re: Project Mini-me
May 11, 2015 11:18AM
Fantastic!
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MattP
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Re: Project Mini-me
May 21, 2015 11:38PM
with 2 days to go till Radium we have a toy to go play with, even managed to find a willing co-driver. Looks like the fun will really start on Sunday, not too bad for an 8 week build.



Yes, it's a Ranger.
Xr4Ti, it is rwd and was made in Germany.
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Robert Culbertson
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Re: Project Mini-me
May 22, 2015 01:03AM
That's awesome!
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Re: Project Mini-me
May 22, 2015 09:59AM
I like it!
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MattP
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Re: Project Mini-me
May 25, 2015 08:48PM
sorry been a bit remiss in updating the build thingy been a tad busy, so as some of you may know I entered the Ranger in the Radium Hot Springs Rally this past weekend. I was seeded 23rd out of 26 starters, with 7 in 02wd. I had a brand new co-driver, a new build and no expectations. Well the plan just to have fun seemed to fall apart at the seams and after a day of fantastic rally action we ended up 11th overall and 2nd in class. So impressed with the stupidity of this build! A sponsor was so amazed that I managed this on OEM struts and leaft springs he called me today and gave me a complete new setup for the truck.
It just goes to prove that you don't need 4wd or it be blue or have green shocks to go out and get a pretty trophy and the chance to spray bubbley stuff.



Yes, it's a Ranger.
Xr4Ti, it is rwd and was made in Germany.
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Re: Project Mini-me
May 25, 2015 09:36PM
That is amazing! Good work (both the build and the driving!)
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Re: Project Mini-me
May 25, 2015 10:05PM
good on ya matty boy! wish i didn't have an exam today. had to recce and gtf outta radium. i knew you'd crush it! m



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Re: Project Mini-me
May 26, 2015 07:50AM
Nice work. The cabin looks a lot nicer that most of the rally truck builds I have seen that use the regular cab.

Did you get an as raced weight?
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Re: Project Mini-me
May 26, 2015 12:55PM
Sucks that I missed this rally... but I've seen some video already. Noticed some wheelspin on your starts Matt. I've read here that adding a locker would help with traction off the line.



I suppose it's a secure way to add variable amounts of ballast above the drive axles...
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Re: Project Mini-me
May 26, 2015 06:47PM
any live action pix?



I would rather drive a slow car fast as a fast car slow!
first rule of cars: get what makes you happy, your the one paying for it!
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MattP
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Re: Project Mini-me
May 26, 2015 07:28PM
Trying to find some more at the moment





Ranger at Radium



Yes, it's a Ranger.
Xr4Ti, it is rwd and was made in Germany.
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MattP
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Re: Project Mini-me
May 26, 2015 07:31PM
One of the sponsors called me on the way home from work last night and asked to meet him at his shop, when I arrived I was given a new suspension setup. He said that OEM shocks with 200k kms on them and a broken rear leaf spring isn't really good enough!!



Yes, it's a Ranger.
Xr4Ti, it is rwd and was made in Germany.
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MattP
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Re: Project Mini-me
May 26, 2015 09:31PM
Thanks to Matt Bobyn for this vid, it's a shame you DNF'd




Radium SloMo



Yes, it's a Ranger.
Xr4Ti, it is rwd and was made in Germany.
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