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Old March 30th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default The latest project that is taking too long, a Jeep JK looking tube car

In the next few weeks I think I'll start updating my latest project that I have been working on for quite a while and have not been making much progress with.





I scrapped this idea after realizing it only works and looks good on a monster buggy:









I searched ls1tech.com, craigslist, ebay and GM Parts direct until I finally got all of the parts to put the L92 short block together as an LS3 looking engine that should have about the same performance as a factory LS3 until I pick another cam out and then it should be around 500 FWHP with a nice torque curve still.

I made a lot of progress and then I got my new seat and I realized I made it too small.... I took it all apart and started over and now it's a nice size.



That's how it looked last week, I made a lot of progress this weekend and it looks like something again so I'll start a build thread from this point.

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Old March 30th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #2
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The specs are:
50" tube chassis built for WE Rock pro mod rules


-JK 48" buggy hood and grille from Jimmy's Offroad
-L92/LS3 engine
-th400 trans
-3.8:1 atlas 2 speed
-hi-9's with 4.88's spool rear and detroit front (for now... I might go to ARB's later)
-spidertrax housings with 3.0" 3/8" tubes, full floater rear and ultimate 60 knuckles in the front
-full 50 degrees of steering (this is extremely hard to accomplish)
-64" WMS front 62" WMS rear, both diff's offset as far as I can get them for every bit of clearance
-103-104" wheel base with 17" or so belly height
-37" Maxxis competition trepadors
-walker evans wheels from the tracker
-was going to be 3 link with track bars f/r but I can make it 2" lower if I go with XX style 4 links so I made that change to the plans last week
-PSC Full hydro steering
-SAW 2.5" air shocks and 2.0" air bumps from Ironman Offroad
-PRP Competition pro series seats
-CNC Plasma cutting by Tab using my designs


I'm sure there is a whole bunch I'm forgetting so I'll update it as I remember.....

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Old March 30th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #3
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and more
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Old March 30th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #4
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and more room for updates
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Old March 30th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #5
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another one
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Old March 30th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #6
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or two wont hurt
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one more for good luck
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Old March 30th, 2009, 04:11 PM   #8
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needs more triangulation.
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-hi-9's with 4.88's spool rear and detroit front (for now... I might go to ARB's later)
I thought spool front and Detroit rear was the comp hotness.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 04:15 PM   #10
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we'll see... for now I'm setting it up like the tracker was, the nice thing is; I can swap them front to rear in about an hour so if I dont like it I dont have much invested to try it fipped.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 04:49 PM   #11
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some sweet parts and nice build plan. looking forward to more updates
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Old March 30th, 2009, 07:32 PM   #12
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Old March 30th, 2009, 07:37 PM   #13
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You have no clue what you are doing. You've never wheeled before. You arent hardcore.


I want more pics. I've been waiting. Patiently.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 07:44 PM   #14
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Another pro quality build to watch and learn from.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 07:47 PM   #15
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I feel your locker choices. I couldn't see dropping $800 on a locker with the reliability of the 9" ARB.

I'm going to see how I like front and rear spools, Jesse Haines seems like the combo.
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Cowbell, where's the cowbell? How can I ride along with only one seat? Guess I'll have to drive.

Personally I would use 39.5 Iroks.
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after seeing what you did to whiterhino's rig, I think you should sub out your work








btw, want to help me make an oil pan skid?
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Cowbell, where's the cowbell? How can I ride along with only one seat? Guess I'll have to drive.

Personally I would use 39.5 Iroks.

I take it this isn't another WR Custom, otherwise it would have been done by now. And it wouldn't have had to been taken apart...
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nice jeep.
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Holly tool cart full of goodness
All that stuff brings a tear to my eye!

Cant wait to see this thing.
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