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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:54 AM
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Bolink Digger

Just bought an old digger from a member here. Thanks Stomp :]
Can't wait to get it and start modifying the buhjeezus out of it.
I will post more pics once I get it, but here is a pic from the ad

the goal is to eventually make it look like this
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:13 PM
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turns out its not a digger, its a little red wagon. shorter wheelbase, and different shaped rear top edge of chassis. should make it a little more complicated but that's what its all about right :]
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 11:28 PM
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Nice bugs and nah, she will turn out fine for you I think the shorter wheelbase will work in your favor.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:23 PM
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I actually have to lengthen the wheelbase. My 1:1 bug has the front axle pushed forward 10 inches.
Also, the digger has almost a 1/2 inch longer wheelbase than the little red wagon, so the digger bug body won't fit as is.
I got it to digger specs right now though.
The chassis plates and the front axle plate were JB welded together. I filed off the jb weld so I could separate the parts.
Flipped over the axle plate and that pushed the front end out enough that it now fits the digger body perfectly.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:40 PM
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Nice, maybe a picture or two?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 11:42 AM
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here are some pics
first, my driveline upgrades

this shows the short wheelbase on the little red wagon
flip the front plate over, and you get the same wheelbase as the digger

My 1:1 bug has the front axle pushed forward 10 inches. So I need to move the fronts a little further forward.
Last pic shows that if you flip the steering knuckles over, it pushes the front out almost far enough.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 06:28 PM
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She is looking good.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 08:49 AM
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thanks Kcal
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Pretty cool build, the Bolink/RJ Speed kits have always been a favorite of mine. I have the Speedway Sprinter and would like to pick up the sportsman also. I sold a Legends awhile back set up for informal drag racing with a straight axle [no diff]. I've always liked the Little Red Wagon kit by them, just wish someone made a Dodge A100 Van body that fit over the wheels of the Legends kits for that "raked" look.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 04:16 PM
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sorry guys, going to have to drop this build. no money to continue, wife lost her job :[
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 04:42 PM
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...hi, just found this thread, sorry to hear you have to abandon the project...here's the thing: I'm presently working on a Little Red Wagon project, realized I have Digger chassis...you're in the opposite position...interested in swapping sideplates, or is the project so deeply on hold that I might be able to buy your car n take over both builds?
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