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Old 04-13-2015, 08:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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54" LS2 JK Buggy

After 2+ years away from wheeling, and building my business I decided it was time to do something about it. I had bought a Salvaged-Rebuilt 2005 GTO to play with but decided it wasn't my thing, so I parted it out and kept the low mileage LS2 to build a buggy around. JDuck on here is building it as a roller with everything mounted. I`m going to do the wiring, plumbing, tear down, powdercoat and rebuild.

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Looks like a nice start, I will watch this one.
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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got a lot done in one day!

Looks good so far
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why TH400 and not a 4l80 or some such? Size?
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why TH400 and not a 4l80 or some such? Size?
Have no need for an overdrive. The Hughes TH400 basically fell into my lap. Nothing against a 4L80, its a good tranny.
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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just curious.

run what you got is always a good motto.
A friend put a 6.0 in a JK with a super charger on the top and the 4l80 has been living. driveshafts not so much. 14 bolt? watched him snap both shafts and destroy a detroit.

it makes noises that make my pants fit tight though....
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This motor originally had a D1 Procharger on it before I parted out my GTO. Figured that was a little much for a buggy
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Little more progress
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Looks good!!! Ill be watching this come together for sure....
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It looks great






And so does the buggys parts list
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Been slacking on the updates while Jason has been pounding away

Temporary cut up old links while parts are on the way


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Looks like a clean start. Good choice on polished links, should add 8hp
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Looks clean, wish you were putting the pro charger on it.
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Badass!

Coming along nicely
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Saw the buggy in person for the first time this past weekend.







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damn it's looking good!

next time you head that way let me know! i wouldn't mind checking it out in person and you pass my house to get to jasons shop
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Looking GOOD man... I'll be following this build.
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Looks awesome, but you definitely should have kept the procharger.
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