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Old 09-16-2013, 10:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Poison Spyder 2014 KOH Build: BAJK (AKA "Crispy")

As some of you saw, the Venom One/BFH Racer, which was our King Of the Hammers entry the past two years, was recently sold. Many have asked what our plans are for KOH 2014, so we'll discuss it and cover the build in this thread. Let's start it off with the rendering of what the finished product should roughly look like:



As you can see, it resembles a Jeep quite a bit more closely than our last racer did, and that's our intention. In fact we're building it out of a Jeep, and are trying to maintain the outer appearance as closely as possible. But we're racing it in Ultra4--not Stock or Mod--so while it will be all Jeep on the outside, it will be all racer on the inside!

So let's get started. Our buddy Randall had an unfortunate incident a few years ago when his brand new (only a couple runs on it) 4-door JK caught fire towing it home from an event. Here's what it looked like before that.





...and then...







...and hence the nickname this Jeep has had ever since: "Crispy". We took Crispy's remains off of Randall's hands for safe keeping. We knew we would eventually have a perfect project for it.

Fast forward 3 years later, and the idea for this project began to take shape. Crispy was the perfect candidate. All we needed was a tub and a frame anyhow, so we brought it into the shop and began cleaning it up.





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Our plan is to make this a no-holds-barred, pulling out all the stops, Bad-Ass JK. Hence its code-name BAJK. And of course it's running in King Of the Hammers so it couldn't be just a factory JK with some bolt-ons. So here is where it starts to get interesting.

We wanted a longer wheelbase than a 2-door, but a shorter body than a 4-door. So we sent it to our friends over at Kustom Koachworks (JKLWrangler), who are masters at JK body modifications that look factory.



They started removing slices from the body, moving the wheel openings, deleting the second set of doors, etc...

















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Next, sand-blast and paint...













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When they delivered it back to our shop, we could hardly believe it was "Crispy". It looked like a brand new Jeep body...well, with some slightly different dimensions than factory

















As you can see, the guys at JKLWrangler do some incredible work. We highly recommend them to anyone who is thinking of doing one of their "JKL" stretched 2-door conversions. We worked with them on one recently for our friends at Magnaflow and it turned out awesome.
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While the body was at JKLWrangler, we kept the frame here, as we had big plans for it. So we brought up our 3D JK model in SolidWorks and started making a few changes...



While Danny was working in the computer, the guys in the shop were cleaning up Crispy's frame and getting it prepped for surgery...









Meanwhile, pieces for the frame modifications were coming off of the laser and getting TIG'd up...









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And now for some major surgery. Back half of the stock frame: gone.



Clamp what's left on the frame table to continue the modifications:











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And now to put the front end of the frame under the knife...



















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Wow, that's pretty cool. The shortened body looks great.
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You are insane Biglar and Dusty. Ran a tube chassis in the frame rule class and now you are running a prod frame full body in the unlimited class. I like your style. Please tell me this will have a steering box, that would make the icing on the irony cake.

Looks cool, really it does, not even kidding.
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yup, officially really jealous. not entirely the jeep, but more the 3D of the JK and the frame table.

i can't wait to see this progress!
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Super clean work as always. What is the plan for the drivetrain?
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So cool! Like the half doors!
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You are insane Biglar and Dusty. Ran a tube chassis in the frame rule class and now you are running a prod frame full body in the unlimited class. I like your style.
Yeah I think we should strap an 8' length of DOM tubing to the side of the frame rail for old time's sake.

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Please tell me this will have a steering box, that would make the icing on the irony cake.

Looks cool, really it does, not even kidding.
Crispy's getting boat steering Besides, I think the part of the frame where the steering box goes was chopped away when we sectioned it for up-travel
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Well, it isnt an XJ, but its saving grace will be the fact it exemplifies some good old fashioned poison spyder bad assery

cant wait to see it finished, i know it will be clean
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Thumbs up Very nice!!!!

[QUOTE=Dusty;20980810]And now to put the front end of the frame under the knife...

















Your going to go from these pics to a fully running KOH JK by February? Thats a lot of work in a little time. I can't wait to see the final product and see it out on the lakebed!!
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Love your builds! Especially when they start as a jeep. Look forward to seeing how this one turns out. Are you guys using this to prototype a rear back half kit?
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Are you guys using this to prototype a rear back half kit?
Well we have the files so we can make more whenever we want. But something like this as a kit? God I hope not. Our tech help lines would melt down.
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Looking killer!

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Well we have the files so we can make more whenever we want. But something like this as a kit? God I hope not. Our tech help lines would melt down.
10-4! Good luck getting the rig together. We will be watching.
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Looks awesome, wish I had a chassis table like that!
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Very cool but as said earlier its HALIAROUS that your 4400 car has more frame than your 4500 did and a steering box on there would have been tits!

I love the idea and as a lil guy kinda nice seeing the big guys not sandbagging!
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Looks like a great build! Can't wait to see more.
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