|THE MOYERS FAMILY URBAN GORILLA PROJECT:
A Dad and His Two Teenage Sons Build The Ultimate Off-RoadVehicle
We're drove it! It's powerful!
It turns heads!
Now for more big news . . . we have moved to Japan and sold our Beast to family! We'll keep the website up for a while because we are proud of the achievement.
|Our Story Begins|
|The Truck Takes Shape|
|Hood, Bumpers and Radiator|
|Lights, Body Caulk, and Power Windows|
|Pedals, Steering Column, Shifters and Dash Board|
|Cross-Country Transfer of Our Project|
|Headliner, Ceiling Lights and Wiper Motor Installation|
|Installing the Electrical System|
|A/C and heating System Installation|
|Donor Parts to Keep and Miscelaneous Information|
|Gas Tank and Skid Pan|
|Seats, Racing Harnesses and Cupholders|
|Gorilla Gets Paint and Side View Mirrors|
|UPDATE: As of 10/26/06, our Gorilla is licensed and titled in the State of Idaho. After 3-1/2 years, we can say we were the proud builders, owners and drivers of a homebuilt 4x4. We have driven our Gorilla for a couple of months to check-out our work, then sold it to family.
We plan to keep the web site up so other builders or interested people can look at it for ideas or to ask questions on the guest book link below.
We will be back, and we will build again. Until then we're taking care of business here in Japan. We're having a good time too, and time is going by very fast. Drop us a line for questions.
|LAST UPDATED ON 3/10/07|
|The carpet is from Lowe's. It is indoor/outdoor, rubber-backed. A carpet-runner from Walmart covers the tunnel. The fire extinguisher is for "just in case"!|
|The Building Crew on their approach to the top of Saddle Mountain - Southern Peak in Idaho's Lemhi Range - 10'810 feet (Click to Enlarge). There's only 600-feet to go to the top.|
|We used three coats of "DupliColor" roll-on bedliner. We also installed six, black-powder-coated folding cleats from J.C. Whitney.|
|The hood is huge! We use 3/8" steel rods, bent to shape, notched in the bumper and hood, and pinned in place to hold it up. We use 1/8-inch SS cable to limit upward travel.|