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C.A.T. Update!

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It took a while but finally a new update on C.A.T. the Taurus chassis of Chris Abel.

This chassis now went to the paintshop and Chris is finishing the last few details as we speak!

Some pictures to give you an idea how the truck is looking now:

C.A.T.: Update

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A lot of work has been done on Chris Abels Taurus the past few weeks!

As you can see both the front and rear axle are now installed. The rear axle is completely finished with the Radflo 2″ coilovers and 2.5″ Triple bypass shocks in place! In the rear C.A.T. will have a 4 link suspension.

On the front we are now working on installing the Radflo 2″ coilovers and 2.5″ and the HD steering box, as this Taurus will get a mechanical steering box and not the full hydraulic steering as we use on most of our competition trucks. Also the 4 link which we use on most of the tubular chassis will be replaced by a custom made 3 link with panhard rod!

In the back we also made a lightweight support for the huge ATL tank with a capacity of 100l. The ATL tank has a built in lift pump, high pressure pump and fuel pressure regulator!

Also in the cabin a lot of work has been done, the floor panels have been made, also the D&G Dashboard got installed so we  can soon start working on the electirical part of the truck!

More updates on C.A.T. will follow very soon!

C.A.T.: Chris Abel’s Taurus

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As we announced earlier on our blog (click here to see post), Chris Abel and Jim Marsden have choosen for our Taurus tubular chassis with Defender look to use as a base for their new competition truck!

This weekend we started on the build of Chris Abel’s Taurus (C.A.T.), as you can see on the pictures, the engine (6l LS2 with gearbox and Atlas transferbox) are mounted in the chassis so the Land Rover front and rear bulkhead with truckcab roof could be installed by Chris and Simon who both came over to our workshop. The installed body panels give the tubular frame immediately the looks of real car!

As shown on the pictures, the snorkel is also installed together with some parts of the steering.

As we always try at D&G this car will be built with a high attention for details to keep the weight as low as possible and the truck as balanced as possible for both high speed events as technical challenges!

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