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Old 03-08-2013, 06:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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MNorby's Goat - Ibex chassis build

Here are some shots of the build. Specs are GoatBuilt Ibex 2 seat chassis, LQ4 6.0, TH400 RFMVB, 3.8 Atlas 2, 86-91 Ford high pinion 60 front with Chevy Solid knuckles and spartan locker, 14 bolt full floater rear welded up and disked, 5.38 gears, 14" ORI STX shocks up front, 16" ORI ST shocks in back, 43" SX tires on recentered H1 wheels.

Here is the old rig. I actually had a pair of steering rockwells I was going to put under it and one day just decided I was tired of the big, heavy rig so sold most of it off and bought the ibex chassis so I could build it quickly and get back to wheeling sooner.

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Main chassis build. Ratchet straps to move things tight into square.







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Skids and link mounts:



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Making it a roller. Also Virginia 4x4 steering arms put tierod too high so ordered up some Artec arms to get everything lower.




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Sitting on its own. 10" under belly at full bump. 18" under belly and 6'4" at roof at ride height. 25.5" under belly at full droop. Also put some 35" roller ties under it to make it easier to work around.




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Got engine dropped in and waiting on transfer case and some transmission parts to get them installed.






Top of cylinder mount. Short pieces of strap to lock the cylinder in so not just bolts holding the side-to-side motion.

Back of mount. Welded washers to add thickness for bolt engagement and the dimpled gusset plates coincide with the V in the middle of the truss that reinforce the UCA mounts to axle tube too.


Finished setup. Still need to add clevis mount for suckdown winch on front of cylinder mount though.


Also tapped the heater core ports to 3/8 & 1/2 NPT and plugged them for now. Will use one for mechanical water temperature gauge eventually.
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After 15 weeks I finally got the transfer case. Put a little nitrogen in shocks too get get it near ride height for now.



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Got the interior stuff installed. Dash was back-ordered. As soon as seats get here I can install the orbital/ steering column and pedals.



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Playing around with winch/fairlead mount. Not overly sure on the swiss cheese winch plate. Tried to stagger the holes so each direction there was reinforcement. Might just go with the GoatBuilt winch plate though, haven't decided.

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Re: MNorby's Goat Ibex chassis build

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MNorby's Goat Ibex chassis build

The pre-made interior is the most brilliant idea of this entire kit! That is insane, open a box and bolt it in. Saves so much headache.
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Looking forward to following along with this one and picking up any tips for my eventual build.

I love how this chassis allows the use of budget friendly components. Nice build!
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MNorby's Goat Ibex chassis build

Looks nice. Looks like some high quality stuff
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Wow, love the Ibex chassis. Enjoy!
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can you post a list of the components you got from IBEX
and those you chose to pass on?
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can you post a list of the components you got from IBEX
and those you chose to pass on?
So far I have gone with the full 2 seat kit, Chassis link & shock mounts, Axle lower link mounts, skid plate kit, interior kit w/ seat mounts, 2 seat back wall piece, dash, engine crossmember, LS engine mounts, universal t-case mount, orbital valve mount, and fixture kit to build it on. I still plan on getting his LS engine P-pump relocate brackets and radiator mount. I did my own control arms, axle truss/UCA mounts, winch/fairlead mount, fuel tank, and brake pedal mount.
It took about 1 month to build the chassis itself (really 2 good weekends a few hours here and there during the week).
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yeah, I wanted to get a little bit of a start going before posting here. Hate seeing a build thread that only has a pile of tube and aspiration but no progress. The dash showed up today and seats showed up yesterday so can get moving again here again. Ordered the main driveshaft from HAD so I can measure for the front intermediate shaft.
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Is you front D60 truss bought or did you build it?

Edit: If you guys make it out to the Black Hills again let me know. I would like to check out the buggy.
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Is you front D60 truss bought or did you build it?

Edit: If you guys make it out to the Black Hills again let me know. I would like to check out the buggy.
I built it. Tried to keep it a little lighter so used 1/4" on the back strap and 1/8" on the faces and dimpled to try to add some extra rigidity back into it. Tried to come up with a pattern that looked decent but fit the inner bracing and would overlay the dimples across and allow drainage. I left a few inches of axle tube on the ends exposed so I could get the shock brackets lower to the axle and those bracket kinda complete the C-to-C truss. Will add another tab from truss to C for the limit strap eventually too. The inner braces are directly under the UCA brackets and the edges of the steering cylinder mount, figured that kinda tie everything together.




Maybe a trip over to SD this year depending if I get this going and feel comfortable it is sound and if we decide SD or Moab. I'll post up though for sure.
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