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PostSubject: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:38 pm

This is one of my theoretical plans that hopefully will come true one day...

My plan is to get a 1996 RMW, get the 4-inch lift kit from StreetTrends with their lifted shocks and trailing arms, then straight-pipe the exhaust, and put a CB radio in the dash and run wiring to a whip antenna by the taillights. Also, the StreetTrends Dominator or Ram-Air hood will also be added on. There's other things on the list too, just simple stuff like a MSD opti and ignition stuff and train horns Laughing

Poor MS paint "rendering":



This is one of my craziest ideas by far but I hope to go through with it one day.
In a few years from now this might turn heads at a wagonfest perhaps Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:52 pm

Someone stuck a wagon body on a 4WD chassis, and made a snow plough. I do not think he had the antenna.
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:08 pm

Fred Kiehl wrote:
Someone stuck a wagon body on a 4WD chassis, and made a snow plough. I do not think he had the antenna.
Got any pics of it?

I have seen this before:
http://bangshift.com/bangshiftxl/best-tow-rig-ever-buick-roadmaster-wagon-4x4/

What 4x4 vehicles have the same wheelbase as a RMW? I'd imagine the chassis off a long-bed Silverado wouldn't be off much...
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:14 pm

No pics. It was on ISSF a couple of years ago.
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:18 pm

Fred Kiehl wrote:
No pics. It was on ISSF a couple of years ago.
Oh ok. I'll have to try to dig it up and see
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:50 pm

After you dig it up, feel free to bury it deeper.
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:10 pm

lakeffect wrote:
After you dig it up, feel free to bury it deeper.
Different strokes for different folks I guess... personally I'd love to cruise around in a 4" lifted RMW with mud tires and a big ol CB with a whip antenna LOL
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:49 am

Use a Caprice...
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:58 am

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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:33 pm

Fred used to have one of these abortions that he used to clear the snow at his lot in Waterloo. Essentially just slapped a wagon body onto a 4X4 chassis.

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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:41 pm

convert2diesel wrote:
Fred used to have one of these abortions that he used to clear the snow at his lot in Waterloo.  Essentially just slapped a wagon body onto a 4X4 chassis.

Bill

LOL! It just sounds like something that would be fun to drive for me. I'll just use the stock chassis with this lift kit:
http://www.streettrendsinc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=BBODY&Product_Code=15318

Then do 235-75-15 mud tires, dominator hood, do my in-dash CB radio with the rear glass 5' whip antenna, and then my simple engine and exhaust stuff. It'll be my RWD mud wagon Laughing

Again, a rough drawing:
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:12 pm

caprice
4x4 wagon


i,m not sure if tits the same car but there is a blue caprice that keeps popping up on kijij every 6 months or so,.
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:36 pm

phantom 309 wrote:
caprice
4x4 wagon


i,m not sure if tits the same car but there is a blue caprice that keeps popping up on kijij every 6 months or so,.

That looks so amazing! LOL what I'm planning won't even come close to that... again I plan to do the 4" lift kit on the stock RMW chassis, throw some 235-75-15 mud tires on Cragar Soft 8's, and do a hood scoop and cb whip
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:38 am

GM made them, and called it the Suburban Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:10 pm

Lol I finally came to my senses and realized that this is truly a crazy idea, so I changed the list into my Ultimate Road Trip Wagon, check it out:
1. Easy performance mods
Cold air intake:
http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?prod=57-3011

Distributor:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/msd-83811/overview/year/1996/make/buick/model/roadmaster

Ignition coil:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/msd-8231/overview/year/1996/make/buick/model/roadmaster

Spark plug [buy 8]:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/etp-e3-44/overview/year/1996/make/buick/model/roadmaster

Spark plug wires:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/msd-32159/overview/year/1996/make/buick/model/roadmaster

Notes:
The cold air intake is designed for the Caprice but it will fit on the Buick just fine because it has the same engine.

2. Replacing the old brakes (Duralast brand)
Front brake rotor [buy 2]:
http://www.autozone.com/brakes-and-traction-control/brake-rotor/duralast-brake-rotor/7581_205719_4825/?checkfit=true

Front brake pads:
http://www.autozone.com/brakes-and-traction-control/brake-pads/duralast-gold-brake-pads/529455_251191_1610/?checkfit=true

Rear brake shoes:
http://www.autozone.com/brakes-and-traction-control/brake-shoes-rear/duralast-brake-shoes-rear/352344_0_19682/?checkfit=true

Rear brake drum [buy 2]:
http://www.autozone.com/brakes-and-traction-control/brake-drum-rear/duralast-brake-drum-rear/716290_0_0/?checkfit=true

3. Electrical system upgrades & inverter
Deep cycle battery:
http://www.autozone.com/batteries-starting-and-charging/battery/optima-battery/310361_132612_11966/?checkfit=true

Power inverter:
https://www.amazon.com/Cobra-CPI2590-2500W-Professional-Inverter/dp/B00S9S8NA4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1479348871&sr=8-2&keywords=cobra+inverter

Inverter cables:
https://www.amazon.com/Bright-2-AWG6-Professional-Inverter-2000-2500/dp/B003AOC0HE/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1479348782&sr=8-11&keywords=inverter+cables

High-output alternator (200 amp!):
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pwm-68112/overview/year/1996/make/buick/model/roadmaster

Notes: Mount the power inverter on the floor on the "hump" between the drivers and passenger's seats. Be careful not to put the screws through the drivetrain, though!

4. Appearance & other related parts
Ram-air hood:
http://www.streettrendsinc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=BBODY&Product_Code=11211&Category_Code=HDS

Chrome headlight housings:
http://www.streettrendsinc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=BBODY&Product_Code=11994&Category_Code=LGHT

Tires:
get 4 Firestone Destination A/T tires, size 225/75r15

Loud muffler [need 2]:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/flo-942548/overview/

Shocks:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/kon-80401087/overview/year/1996/make/buick/model/roadmaster
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/kon-80401088/overview/year/1996/make/buick/model/roadmaster
Note: will need to remove air-ride system + pull it's fuse

Fuel filter:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/knn-pf-2100/overview/year/1996/make/buick/model/roadmaster

5. Audio systems
New stereo:
[choose later from DualAV.com, maybe a nice DVD receiver?]

Speakers:
need 2x 6.75" (use 2x 6.5" with brackets) and 2x 6x9 speakers.

Wiring harness:
http://www.metraonline.com/part/GM_wire+harness_70-2001

Dash kit:
http://www.metraonline.com/part/95-2001

Antenna adapter:
http://www.metraonline.com/part/40-GM10

It'll still turn out pretty cool
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:25 pm

A guy in Hawaii built something similar a couple years ago. I think it was on this forum...he painted a storm trooper head on the hood. It was a white 1992 RMW if I remember correctly.
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:28 pm

Big Wagon Guy wrote:
A guy in Hawaii built something similar a couple years ago. I think it was on this forum...he painted a storm trooper head on the hood. It was a white 1992 RMW if I remember correctly.
Well I never knew about that so this is an original idea as far as I'm concerned. I guess it's true what they say, great minds think alike!

All I need is some surfboards on my roof year-round now. (Jk)
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:40 pm

What I'm going for with this parts list is a good balance of performance, comfort, conveinience, and that "beach car" look. Might throw these on the list too:
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:26 pm

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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:01 pm

Big Wagon Guy wrote:
http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/21-wagons/273008-my-beast-3.html

Found it over on the other forum.
That looked real cool, definitely an interesting read! Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:13 am

TheRoadmasterKing wrote:
What I'm going for with this parts list is a good balance of performance, comfort, conveinience, and that "beach car" look. Might throw these on the list too:
I think Ray has some rims like this for sale on Facebook. You might score a deal.
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:02 pm

Andebe wrote:
TheRoadmasterKing wrote:
What I'm going for with this parts list is a good balance of performance, comfort, conveinience, and that "beach car" look. Might throw these on the list too:
I think Ray has some rims like this for sale on Facebook. You might score a deal.

I'm going to wait until I actually get the car before I buy any of the project parts. This parts list is just planning ahead as of now. Thanks for mentioning that though.

On those wheels would the all-terrain tires look weird or should I spring for a sportier tire like the Cooper Cobra 235/70/15 ?
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:05 pm

I like both my "beach wagon" idea and after seeing that other thread on that lifted wagon I really like that too... I might have to buy two wagons and have two custom project cars lol
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PostSubject: Re: My Crazy Idea - The Mudmaster!   Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:41 pm

start with one.
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