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sleepsontoilet 05-30-2018 11:29 PM

Zuk Based JHF/Goatbuilt Buggy
 
Got impatient waiting on a Jesse Haines chassis so I built my own chassis last summer using his portals and Trail Gear 9s. Saw Jesse and Drew were collaborating, so I sold it to a local wheeling buddy and decided to start over again.

https://i.imgur.com/m51VAcLh.jpg

2018 JHF/Goatbuilt Chassis
1.6 16v with KO3
03-72le
Tracker/300 doubler
14" ADS 2.5s on the front
16" ADS 2.5s on the rear
05+ Super Duty Trail Gear 609s
Nodular spooled 6.50 3rds

https://i.imgur.com/CiQk5Ith.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/pp5VRS8h.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/2GlTULch.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/lr6e5sKh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ryJ4ivlh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/4qlEu6qh.jpg

mouse 05-31-2018 03:54 AM

Whats been done to the engine? Looks like a killer build!

sleepsontoilet 05-31-2018 05:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mouse (Post 43897296)
Whats been done to the engine? Looks like a killer build!

Itís a DRW turbo kit with a new KO3 from an Audi or Volkswagen Passat and a 12:1 fmu. Went from a 45 amp alternator to a 94 amp GM. Couple pulleys, a new gasket kit and hours of scrubbing with degreaser.

shaggy10000 05-31-2018 06:50 AM

Definitely in for updates on this one.
Any chance you'll be using a samurai hood on this chassis?
Im doing a JHF chassis build and want to cover it with a samurai hood

Im taking some parts from this
https://i.imgur.com/qiPoYNEm.jpg


And making this
https://i.imgur.com/nZPWgOGm.jpg

pennsylvaniaboy 05-31-2018 07:05 AM

what are the gold/bolt/tube adapter things?

KyTrash 05-31-2018 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pennsylvaniaboy (Post 43897480)
what are the gold/bolt/tube adapter things?

Subscribed.:D

jr4x 05-31-2018 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pennsylvaniaboy (Post 43897480)
what are the gold/bolt/tube adapter things?

Ball joint eliminators, AKA king pins.

Rock Ape 05-31-2018 08:13 AM

Where is the build for the one ya sold....? :flipoff2:

So why Zuk power? Going to try to build it with weight savings in mind?

chris demartini 05-31-2018 09:09 AM

Followed your last build on hardline will follow this one.

Any more info on those ball joint eliminators?

Fabguy1 05-31-2018 09:58 AM

I'm pretty new to Suzuki/tracker stuff. I built the little tracker tube buggy that's on here. What's the tracker/300 doubler? Someone's kit or you just putting the 300 behind the whole tracker case?

adamwende 05-31-2018 10:00 AM

By passes on something Suzuki powered.... get the fuck outta here. :flipoff2::laughing::laughing:

Blase 05-31-2018 10:53 AM

Nice! Will be a cool build.

sleepsontoilet 05-31-2018 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pennsylvaniaboy (Post 43897480)
what are the gold/bolt/tube adapter things?

Quote:

Originally Posted by KyTrash (Post 43897558)
Subscribed.:D

Quote:

Originally Posted by jr4x (Post 43897596)
Ball joint eliminators, AKA king pins.

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris demartini (Post 43897694)
Followed your last build on hardline will follow this one.

Any more info on those ball joint eliminators?

Nick Barna on FB makes them * seven15 79seven019nine‬

https://i.imgur.com/9f2CFfch.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/msgyNgbh.jpg

sleepsontoilet 05-31-2018 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rock Ape (Post 43897608)
Where is the build for the one ya sold....? :flipoff2:

So why Zuk power? Going to try to build it with weight savings in mind?

https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/suzuk...-2-0-a-12.html

The last two have had a SC3800/AW4/300 and were both 3416 and 3406. Before the motor swap the first Zuk buggy was 2928. Other than stalling on big climbs it was fun and reliable. Figured Iíd try an auto for stalling and turbo for a little more woopow. Adam Wende and Graeme Tydeman both run this setup in their Zuk based werock and have great luck.

sleepsontoilet 05-31-2018 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fabguy1 (Post 43897752)
I'm pretty new to Suzuki/tracker stuff. I built the little tracker tube buggy that's on here. What's the tracker/300 doubler? Someone's kit or you just putting the 300 behind the whole tracker case?

Adam and Gtydes both run one from the thread in the Zuk section. His name is Keith and itís a side job so be patient. Pics arenít mine, but he said heís gonna try and finish it this weekend and ship it.

https://i.imgur.com/MZun6M2h.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/BdZOsPdh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/QCeH9N9h.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/1DX6GeBh.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by adamwende (Post 43897754)
By passes on something Suzuki powered.... get the fuck outta here. :flipoff2::laughing::laughing:

Bought them as a package deal, and sold them before I got them out of the box. Iím already putting enough lipstick on a pig. :flipoff2:

desertCJ 05-31-2018 04:14 PM

Those ball joint eliminators are the coolest thing I've seen in a while!

CarolinaCrawler1 05-31-2018 05:26 PM

I've been dreaming of an axle build like this. Trail gear 9's, 05-up outers, JHF steering kit, the new stock 1550 shafts, a 10" ram and 50* steering......

Btw, been waiting on you to start this thread. Loved your others!

sleepsontoilet 05-31-2018 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CarolinaCrawler1 (Post 43898514)
I've been dreaming of an axle build like this. Trail gear 9's, 05-up outers, JHF steering kit, the new stock 1550 shafts, a 10" ram and 50* steering......

Btw, been waiting on you to start this thread. Loved your others!

Thatís what this axle is. Waiting to get the chassis tacked and axles under it before cutting the housings down. If everything fits, as you can see in the above pic Iíll run stock 1550 shafts and keep these for spares. Only difference is Iím looking at the 2.75x8.75 ram F&R. I ran one on the original Zuk Buggy and it was plenty.

I hate when whiney cunts cry about Pirate is dead or full of big meanies. Add to the tech here, so the next generation has something to learn from and dream of someday building like we all did. This thread isnít going to be anything never done before, just done with a different twist. Hopefully someone learns from it, and at least one post lands me in the FAIL thread. :flipoff2:

desertCJ 05-31-2018 05:43 PM

Are you planning on sleeving the ID of the knuckles for a tighter fit on the tubes?

CarolinaCrawler1 05-31-2018 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 43898542)
Thatís what this axle is. Waiting to get the chassis tacked and axles under it before cutting the housings down. If everything fits, as you can see in the above pic Iíll run stock 1550 shafts and keep these for spares. Only difference is Iím looking at the 2.75x8.75 ram F&R. I ran one on the original Zuk Buggy and it was plenty.

I hate when whiney cunts cry about Pirate is dead or full of big meanies. Add to the tech here, so the next generation has something to learn from and dream of someday building like we all did. This thread isnít going to be anything never done before, just done with a different twist. Hopefully someone learns from it, and at least one post lands me in the FAIL thread. :flipoff2:


I'll be intrested in seeing if you can get link placement to clear 50* steering with stock shafts. I ASSumed I'd have to get 2 long sides and have the inners resplined. I know Jesse Haines sayes he doesn't like to offset an axle more than 8-9 inches because of this.

If anyone can figure it out you can. The quality of your last buggy was amazing.

sleepsontoilet 05-31-2018 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by desertCJ (Post 43898554)
Are you planning on sleeving the ID of the knuckles for a tighter fit on the tubes?

The knuckles are 3.75Ē and the housing is 3.5Ē. I kept the long side tube from the axle and have it at a machinist friends haus to make 4 spacers for me.

desertCJ 05-31-2018 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 43898658)
The knuckles are 3.75Ē and the housing is 3.5Ē. I kept the long side tube from the axle and have it at a machinist friends haus to make 4 spacers for me.

Cool, its too early in the build to make the FAIL thread:laughing: Personally, I like to wait until it's at least 80% complete and Im fully committed in my failed direction before I figure out I'm good and screwed....lol

CarolinaCrawler1 05-31-2018 08:19 PM

Couldn't you leave the axle tube in the "c", and just have the inside diameter bored to 3.5"?

Beat95YJ 05-31-2018 09:30 PM

Any reason you didnít go portals again?

sleepsontoilet 06-01-2018 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beat95YJ (Post 43899016)
Any reason you didnít go portals again?

10-12k more

sleepsontoilet 06-01-2018 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CarolinaCrawler1 (Post 43898872)
Couldn't you leave the axle tube in the "c", and just have the inside diameter bored to 3.5"?

Way easier to fixture a tube than C mainly, so cost is gonna be way different.

MNorby 06-01-2018 06:53 PM

thanks for sharing your build. Subscribing.

eat.sleep.wheel 06-01-2018 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 43900324)
10-12k more

:eek::eek::eek:


Ground clearance is cool and all but Damn.


I think I'll like this buggy better. :grinpimp:

badweld 06-02-2018 08:25 AM

Awesome! My build is similar. I love my 16v.
I hope the Suzuki thing doesn't catch on.....our cheap parts will go up. :)

sleepsontoilet 06-05-2018 05:27 PM

About 7.5 hrs into day one. Other than knocking off millscale, it goes together flawless so far.

https://i.imgur.com/TF8cEzmh.jpg

sleepsontoilet 06-06-2018 02:58 PM

13 hours total in it so far. Chassis is tacked minus door bars.

https://i.imgur.com/adUxVm9h.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/1xTJJl4h.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/iRIGTS8h.jpg

adamwende 06-06-2018 03:29 PM

Is that flux core tacks!?

desertCJ 06-06-2018 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adamwende (Post 43908628)
Is that flux core tacks!?

Even if it is...who cares? I've laid lots of welds and seen lots of 110 flux core welds that look almost like TIG. A 110 welder is plenty for .120 wall tubing with flux core wire.

hurleygo3 06-06-2018 04:20 PM

Looks good. But I would've burned right through that millscale.

adamwende 06-06-2018 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by desertCJ (Post 43908644)
Even if it is...who cares? I've laid lots of welds and seen lots of 110 flux core welds that look almost like TIG. A 110 welder is plenty for .120 wall tubing with flux core wire.

Nothing is wrong with it. It makes him a goddamn man is what it means. Flux core FTW.

desertCJ 06-06-2018 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adamwende (Post 43908690)
Nothing is wrong with it. It makes him a goddamn man is what it means. Flux core FTW.

LOL, I'm with you....

sleepsontoilet 06-06-2018 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adamwende (Post 43908628)
Is that flux core tacks!?

Iíve had that ol Lincoln 145 for a good decade and she goes on every wheeling trip. Itís sad that I have a Lincoln 256 sitting beside it, and rarely turn it on. Sometimes itís just too easy to fit into tight spots compared to the 256, and it saves your ass if you run out of gas on a Friday night.

sleepsontoilet 06-06-2018 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hurleygo3 (Post 43908684)
Looks good. But I would've burned right through that millscale.

Iím trying to keep up with the Jones, thanks for setting the bar so damn high. :flipoff2::flipoff2:

desertCJ 06-06-2018 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 43908788)
Iím trying to keep up with the Jones, thanks for setting the bar so damn high. :flipoff2::flipoff2:

I have a Miller 252 and my Dad has a Lincoln 135. The 252 has it's place, but I honestly like the Flux core better for tubing.

blitzbronco 06-07-2018 06:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 43898334)
Nick Barna on FB makes them * seven15 79seven019nine‬

https://i.imgur.com/9f2CFfch.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/msgyNgbh.jpg

those ball joint eliminators look great. tried looking the guy up on Facebook but no luck. Looked up the name but came up with some make-up artist, so that probably wasn't the right one. LOL

just wondering if there is a better way to find him

tlspeed1 06-07-2018 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blitzbronco (Post 43909360)
those ball joint eliminators look great. tried looking the guy up on Facebook but no luck. Looked up the name but came up with some make-up artist, so that probably wasn't the right one. LOL

just wondering if there is a better way to find him

https://www.facebook.com/nicholas.barna.3

HotDamnItsTheWeekend 06-07-2018 07:52 AM

Were you able to just fixture the kit up on the garage floor? The others I've seen were on tables, but that's super impressive if Drew was able to make the fixture kit accurate enough for a concrete floor

hurleygo3 06-07-2018 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HotDamnItsTheWeekend (Post 43909506)
Were you able to just fixture the kit up on the garage floor? The others I've seen were on tables, but that's super impressive if Drew was able to make the fixture kit accurate enough for a concrete floor

Using frame rails makes it very easy to keep things square and accurate.

crazybluerider 06-07-2018 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hurleygo3 (Post 43908684)
Looks good. But I would've burned right through that millscale.

Did it on mine...

shaggy10000 06-07-2018 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HotDamnItsTheWeekend (Post 43909506)
Were you able to just fixture the kit up on the garage floor? The others I've seen were on tables, but that's super impressive if Drew was able to make the fixture kit accurate enough for a concrete floor

If you dont have a table, Drew included instructions on how to make a square tube frame to build off of. It really is a legit kit.

sleepsontoilet 06-07-2018 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HotDamnItsTheWeekend (Post 43909506)
Were you able to just fixture the kit up on the garage floor? The others I've seen were on tables, but that's super impressive if Drew was able to make the fixture kit accurate enough for a concrete floor

I figured someone would ask that. I guess it depends on how level your floor is, and how many times you recheck yourself.

https://i.imgur.com/01qtwDBh.jpg

mouse 06-07-2018 03:03 PM

looks good. You have a level garage floor

rockyota83 06-07-2018 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hurleygo3 (Post 43908684)
Looks good. But I would've burned right through that millscale.

x2 the flux could care less about the mill scale :laughing: :grinpimp:

vogelj 06-08-2018 08:13 AM

Pumped to see this thread! I am also pretty confidant you will not finish 3 before I get 1 done!

sleepsontoilet 06-08-2018 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vogelj (Post 43911248)
Pumped to see this thread! I am also pretty confidant you will not finish 3 before I get 1 done!

Challenge Accepted! :flipoff2:

Boomtacoma01 06-08-2018 11:00 AM

Get off PBB and get to work. :flipoff2: Looks good buddy

Fabguy1 06-12-2018 12:12 PM

Did you happen to get your doubler yet? I'm curious to the overall length compared to a stock tracker case

sleepsontoilet 06-18-2018 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fabguy1 (Post 43917562)
Did you happen to get your doubler yet? I'm curious to the overall length compared to a stock tracker case

No sir, I sent it on April 4th and am still waiting. Havenít heard from him in several weeks.

Tinkered for a few more hours, sitting at 15 total now.

https://i.imgur.com/iV7G7Wih.jpg

adamwende 06-18-2018 08:55 PM

Keith take a bit longer than some, but it'll be done right. I've been abusing the spud shaft he made me, and it's holding up great.

It was worth the wait. And having a 4 speed case is the shit.

93_Fummins 06-19-2018 07:06 AM

This thing sounds sweet. Anxious to see how the steering turns out.

Blase 06-20-2018 07:14 AM

Sleepsontoilet do you happen to know how much the JHF chassis weighs with the subframe and link mounts on it?

I'd be curious to know what one of these weighs.

hurleygo3 06-20-2018 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blase (Post 43929324)
Sleepsontoilet do you happen to know how much the JHF chassis weighs with the subframe and link mounts on it?

I'd be curious to know what one of these weighs.

I have one that I can get on the scales next week.

sleepsontoilet 06-20-2018 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hurleygo3 (Post 43930602)
I have one that I can get on the scales next week.

Appreciate it Mike. I can tell you that subframe/skid weighed more than I thought it would. I was expecting to just set it on top, haha :homer:

mcutler1 06-20-2018 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 43930832)
Appreciate it Mike. I can tell you that subframe/skid weighed more than I thought it would. I was expecting to just set it on top, haha :homer:

Yea that small square tube .250 wall has some mass

Sent from my SM-G925R4 using Tapatalk

sleepsontoilet 06-21-2018 04:40 AM

About 28 hrs total, chassis is fully welded and subframe/skidplate is on.

https://i.imgur.com/sX7a58vh.jpg

hurleygo3 06-25-2018 08:56 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Blase (Post 43929324)
Sleepsontoilet do you happen to know how much the JHF chassis weighs with the subframe and link mounts on it?

I'd be curious to know what one of these weighs.

620lbs all welded with GoatBuilt interior panels.

sleepsontoilet 06-25-2018 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hurleygo3 (Post 43937254)
620lbs all welded with GoatBuilt interior panels.

A few tabs away from there.

Uber jealous of yalls lack of humidity!

hurleygo3 06-25-2018 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 43938082)
A few tabs away from there.

Uber jealous of yalls lack of humidity!

It's horrible here. This chassis sat out all week at KOH and still zero rust. :D

Blase 06-26-2018 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hurleygo3 (Post 43937254)
620lbs all welded with GoatBuilt interior panels.

Quote:

Originally Posted by hurleygo3 (Post 43938094)
It's horrible here. This chassis sat out all week at KOH and still zero rust. :D

Thanks......and We wish. 5 minutes outside here and it starts rusting. Only thing weather here is good for is building Patina. LOL:D

sleepsontoilet 07-04-2018 02:57 PM

Got all the roof and interior panels tabbed out, and front bumper on.

https://i.imgur.com/DxT5QRwh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/yNdqcpbh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/XJGMu7Th.jpg

Got all the Goatbuilt link mounts welded out and tacked in place.

https://i.imgur.com/sgPx7BPh.jpg

And it looks like the Zuk hood is going to fit the chassis ok.

https://i.imgur.com/yIK0wEbh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cHtZWUXh.jpg

buggy0001 07-05-2018 11:42 AM

love the zuk hood!

clemsonjeep 07-06-2018 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buggy0001 (Post 43954972)
love the zuk hood!

And I'm a fan of the color :smokin:

adamwende 07-06-2018 09:38 AM

Samurai hoods increase the humidity in the panty regions...

http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/...psw8ufhvg4.jpg

sleepsontoilet 07-07-2018 06:14 PM

Got this pic from CEO Offroad, just gotta go pick them up. Also got a text my doubler should be done today, so fingers crossed I can get the drivetrain mounted soon and start building the axles into a roller.


https://i.imgur.com/smMQHqDh.jpg

sleepsontoilet 07-08-2018 09:47 PM

Got a few pics from Keith today of my doubler.


https://i.imgur.com/RRq7n6Uh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RBJm0UFh.jpg

EnginerdFJ 07-09-2018 11:56 AM

Great to see this build here. Sub'd for future reference.

sleepsontoilet 07-17-2018 01:48 PM

Went with the advice of Jesse Haines and cut the spacers down to 1/8” inside the C, so I could get a root pass and attach the C to the tube. Originally the way I had it would have welded the spacer to the tube, then the C would only be welded to the 1/8” spacer. Now I just have to do the same thing for the rear.

https://i.imgur.com/tniqjcTh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/knzIyK8h.jpg

BIGJOEDUCKSLAYER 07-17-2018 02:28 PM

Please tell me this is going to be 4wheel steering

hurleygo3 07-17-2018 02:53 PM

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I'm sending this your way.

sleepsontoilet 07-17-2018 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hurleygo3 (Post 43973534)
I'm sending this your way.

Youíre coming with it, right? Buddy? :D

sleepsontoilet 07-17-2018 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BIGJOEDUCKSLAYER (Post 43973512)
Please tell me this is going to be 4wheel steering

Yes sir, otherwise I would bought the 4 seat chassis. Jesse said Iíd be limited to a 32Ē bench with queersteer, so itíd basically be a 3 seater anyways.

mcutler1 07-17-2018 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hurleygo3 (Post 43973534)
I'm sending this your way.

I've got plenty of both here in North Cakalacki....

Sent from my SM-G925R4 using Tapatalk

hurleygo3 07-17-2018 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 43973540)
Youíre coming with it, right? Buddy? :D

Oh hell no.

You're on your own. :D

sleepsontoilet 07-19-2018 04:44 AM

Hopefully closing on the new haus in a couple of weeks, and I can connect the dots making this heap a roller.

https://i.imgur.com/fWQ4rnLh.jpg

Decided to make the rear opposite drop for a few reasons. Due to pinion offset, keeping them both on the same side would've had 2" less tube on the short side and 4.75" of tube wasn't much for shock/link mounts and rear steer. Pinion offset would put the yoke closer to center with it on the drivers side.

vogelj 07-20-2018 08:38 AM

Coming together nicely. I have a couple of questions on the axles. Are you running low pinion both front and rear? Also have you considered and aftermarket C and knuckle option for these? Is it mainly a cost thing or do you get better angle from the factory parts?

sleepsontoilet 07-20-2018 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vogelj (Post 43978760)
Coming together nicely. I have a couple of questions on the axles. Are you running low pinion both front and rear? Also have you considered and aftermarket C and knuckle option for these? Is it mainly a cost thing or do you get better angle from the factory parts?

Low Pinion front and rear due to cost, and I haven't had an issue with the prior ones I've owned.

I paid $400 complete down to brake lines per axle complete. No reason to run aftermarket at that price unless you're sponsored. This is a budget build, if possible.

HotDamnItsTheWeekend 07-20-2018 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 43978930)
I paid $400 complete down to brake lines per axle complete.

https://memegenerator.net/img/images/13963495.jpg

wheatfield 07-20-2018 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 43898356)
Adam and Gtydes both run one from the thread in the Zuk section. His name is Keith and itís a side job so be patient. Pics arenít mine, but he said heís gonna try and finish it this weekend and ship it.

https://i.imgur.com/MZun6M2h.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/BdZOsPdh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/QCeH9N9h.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/1DX6GeBh.jpg



Bought them as a package deal, and sold them before I got them out of the box. Iím already putting enough lipstick on a pig. :flipoff2:


Super cool build. Funny to see these pics show back up, they are from 05 or 06.

bark beetle 07-20-2018 07:57 PM

Nice build, really like your axles and I canít wait to see them complete.


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Boomtacoma01 08-01-2018 04:07 PM

This thing a roller yet?

sleepsontoilet 08-02-2018 04:47 PM

Got moved in to the new Haus, and love all the room in the garage. Unfortunately at 60.25" this drivetrain does not fit this chassis well, and everything hits everywhere. Turbo and intake hit the shock to dash tubes, doubler and tcase hit seat mounts, 300 hits rear subframe, trans pan hits front subframe, and the alternator is where the upper link goes. On top of the other issues, it's pending sold, and a new motor is being picked up this weekend if plans go right.

https://i.imgur.com/FiGvN33h.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/n1wffBFh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ITJHVeCh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/UosgLPEh.jpg

scottapher 08-03-2018 07:05 AM

Whoopsie....

Going back to a SC3800?

sleepsontoilet 08-03-2018 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottapher (Post 44002702)
Whoopsie....

Going back to a SC3800?

LSJuan

https://i.imgur.com/aI8QXwvh.jpg

SLOWPOKE693 08-03-2018 07:46 PM

That's kind of a bummer.....:( I have been watching this build anxiously awaiting the drivetrain install for motivation to start my own JHF buggy. I have a built Tracker drivetrain and built yota based axles I thought would be perfect for a JHF chassis. When I saw your build pop up I started to get some motivation to order a chassis kit myself.

Thanks for being the Guinea pig and trying it out so I didnt have to waste my money. :grinpimp:

Still sucks though.

sleepsontoilet 08-03-2018 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SLOWPOKE693 (Post 44004048)
That's kind of a bummer.....:( I have been watching this build anxiously awaiting the drivetrain install for motivation to start my own JHF buggy. I have a built Tracker drivetrain and built yota based axles I thought would be perfect for a JHF chassis. When I saw your build pop up I started to get some motivation to order a chassis kit myself.

Thanks for being the Guinea pig and trying it out so I didnt have to waste my money. :grinpimp:

Still sucks though.

I think if you raised/changed the shock hoop to dash bar tube you would have more room to raise the engine up. I think with the TH180 (3 Speed) would obviously be shorter and fit the chassis better. That would allow you to pull the engine in deeper giving clearance from those tubes, and pull the 300 in from the subframe and rear seat tubes. Jesse said he had to modify a lot to get the Toyota drivetrain installed in the one he built.

If you decided to modify the Goatbuilt interior panels or nix them and make your own, then modifying all of the interior tubes to get it to fit might not be as big of a deal either.

adamwende 08-03-2018 08:43 PM

Whatcha doing with the tracker doubler!???

sleepsontoilet 08-03-2018 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adamwende (Post 44004140)
Whatcha doing with the tracker doubler!???

Keith said he had a few parts he could whip up a few more probably. But a local guy is coming to grab the trans/doubler Sunday.

84longtravel 08-04-2018 03:31 PM

I was kinda wondering how well the drivetrain would fit. I wanna put my 2.0/th180/4.7 yota case in one of these chassis. Curious to see the length differences in mine vs your new setup.

sleepsontoilet 08-04-2018 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 84longtravel (Post 44004862)
I was kinda wondering how well the drivetrain would fit. I wanna put my 2.0/th180/4.7 yota case in one of these chassis. Curious to see the length differences in mine vs your new setup.

Jesse said he had to change several things when he built the one with the 22R, such as lengthen the subframe. the 180 is several inches shorter, I was just told it doesn't like turbos.

A little elbow grease, and it'll be ready to stab in the chassis next week.

https://i.imgur.com/gPXoaRsh.jpg

sleepsontoilet 08-10-2018 12:05 PM

Much better!

https://i.imgur.com/b5zxUo0h.jpg

adamwende 08-11-2018 10:00 AM

Hell yeah. A 2wd buggy!

sleepsontoilet 08-11-2018 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adamwende (Post 44015694)
Hell yeah. A 2wd buggy!

KOH 2019 TT 6100 Spec class

jemarshall 08-11-2018 11:05 AM

If your lucky you the 4l80 that has the full splined output...

sleepsontoilet 08-11-2018 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jemarshall (Post 44015750)
If your lucky you the 4l80 that has the full splined output...

Yes sir, gonna do exactly as this thread.

Wtb: 4L80E to Atlas II adapter

sleepsontoilet 08-12-2018 02:33 PM

Got some help in the garage this weekend, a good friend cleaned up my knuckles to prep for the high steer, and scored a used Atlas 4.3 that’s been wheeling longer than I have.

https://i.imgur.com/8oUrzIIh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/8eT2JDSh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/wHTrC5qh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/vW0Kdl3h.jpg

sleepsontoilet 08-12-2018 07:01 PM

No $500 adapter needed, just a little trimming.

https://i.imgur.com/xVVGiQZh.jpg

Clifcattankass 08-12-2018 08:56 PM

What did your buddy do to clean the knuckles likes that? Hot tank?

sleepsontoilet 08-13-2018 04:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clifcattankass (Post 44017850)
What did your buddy do to clean the knuckles likes that? Hot tank?

He works for a company that builds/rebuilds valves. I know they have a 4x4 blaster he sets them in. Not sure if it's a media blaster or not.

shaggy10000 08-13-2018 06:25 AM

If you can, would you mind getting a picture showing how the Atlas is clocked with the factory adapter? Is it flat? I am doing the exact same thing as you right now. 6.0/4l80/atlas in JHF chassis When i called Advanced about this to get their thoughts they said the GM adapter was clocked different than jeep and it would not clock flat. I suspected i was getting a sales answer, but i dont have my atlas yet to check it.

FYI i did not weld my sub frame yet as i think i need to move it a few inches from where Drew has it so the front square tube sits between the trans/engine with a little more clearance. I'm thinking the rear of the engine will sit pretty close to the "windshield" spreader bar.

gtxracer 08-13-2018 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44017722)
No $500 adapter needed, just a little trimming.

https://i.imgur.com/xVVGiQZh.jpg

Could you grab a length from bellhousing to end of adapter? Also a length from bellhousing to yoke would be good too, if you don't mind.

Excited to see this combo in the JHF buggy! Should have plenty of pop. You're making this look easy. :D

sleepsontoilet 08-13-2018 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gtxracer (Post 44018336)
Could you grab a length from bellhousing to end of adapter? Also a length from bellhousing to yoke would be good too, if you don't mind.

Excited to see this combo in the JHF buggy! Should have plenty of pop. You're making this look easy. :D

28Ē bellhousing to adapter, 40.5Ē bellhousing to ujoint.

sleepsontoilet 08-14-2018 05:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shaggy10000 (Post 44018070)
If you can, would you mind getting a picture showing how the Atlas is clocked with the factory adapter? Is it flat? I am doing the exact same thing as you right now. 6.0/4l80/atlas in JHF chassis When i called Advanced about this to get their thoughts they said the GM adapter was clocked different than jeep and it would not clock flat. I suspected i was getting a sales answer, but i dont have my atlas yet to check it.

FYI i did not weld my sub frame yet as i think i need to move it a few inches from where Drew has it so the front square tube sits between the trans/engine with a little more clearance. I'm thinking the rear of the engine will sit pretty close to the "windshield" spreader bar.

It's not exactly flat, actually kicked up just a little. I'm going to adjust the clocking ring until I find a sweet spot, I was just checking to ensure I trimmed enough off.

https://i.imgur.com/0VFgrpjh.jpg

shaggy10000 08-14-2018 06:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44019682)
It's not exactly flat, actually kicked up just a little. I'm going to adjust the clocking ring until I find a sweet spot, I was just checking to ensure I trimmed enough off.

Thanks That answers a couple questions i had. There's more room between the yoke and the trans pan than i was thinking with a passenger drop. (my setup is pass drop as well) I was dreading the idea of a 2 piece front driveshaft. Looks like that wont be necessary.

gtxracer 08-14-2018 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44019166)
28Ē bellhousing to adapter, 40.5Ē bellhousing to ujoint.

Thanks, that's perfect. :smokin: FWIW, 4L60E length is at 26.5" with AA adapter so this is only 1.5" longer. A short output Atlas/4L80E would put it at roughly the same length. Thanks again.

OnTheSpot 08-15-2018 06:15 AM

Nice choice on the motor, can never go wrong with V8 power.

sleepsontoilet 08-22-2018 05:15 AM

My Vette pan is the widest/shallowest LS pan I've ever seen, and it wasn't going to work with the skids. So I tried to find another cheap option, and sadly a used Fbody pan and baffle was the same price as most aftermarket pans. I ran one of these on the LQ4 in my last buggy and it survived a hard hit on a boulder that cracked the T350 bellhousing, so I figured I'd just run another one on this buggy. They seem to be backordered everywhere, but Wide Open Design had some on the shelf so I snagged it.

I ordered the $120 eBay headers everyone is ordering for these, and got the wrong ones. So they sent me a return label and said they're making it right. Hope to have those back along with the new 150tunes harness Wayne is making me soon. Drew said my trusses came in and should be shipping soon, so should have a full roller in a few weeks.

https://i.imgur.com/VI0Fwnah.jpg

sleepsontoilet 08-24-2018 08:46 PM

Ready to make a few mounts.

https://i.imgur.com/1t2zKtzh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/tp9Qrqoh.jpg

sleepsontoilet 08-27-2018 01:02 PM

Grilling some JHF goodies, and knocked out the motor mounts.

https://i.imgur.com/zYhlw2xh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/e4simxzh.jpg

shaggy10000 08-29-2018 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44032886)

I ordered the $120 eBay headers everyone is ordering for these, and got the wrong ones.

I was getting ready to order headers and found a lot of different ones too. I held off becasue im sure i would get the wrong ones.
Got a link or part # to the correct ones?

Edit:I see your's is the 3 hole flange. I was trying to find the V-band clamp style like Jesse did. All i seem to find is the forward facing turbo headers.

LS-YJEEP 08-29-2018 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shaggy10000 (Post 44045306)
I was getting ready to order headers and found a lot of different ones too. I held off becasue im sure i would get the wrong ones.
Got a link or part # to the correct ones?

Edit:I see your's is the 3 hole flange. I was trying to find the V-band clamp style like Jesse did. All i seem to find is the forward facing turbo headers.

eBay 714167798

sleepsontoilet 08-29-2018 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shaggy10000 (Post 44045306)
I was getting ready to order headers and found a lot of different ones too. I held off becasue im sure i would get the wrong ones.
Got a link or part # to the correct ones?

Edit:I see your's is the 3 hole flange. I was trying to find the V-band clamp style like Jesse did. All i seem to find is the forward facing turbo headers.

Jesse and Michael cut the flange off and welded on vbands.

Quote:

Originally Posted by LS-YJEEP (Post 44045330)
eBay 714167798

Incorrect

https://i.imgur.com/cRP6usXh.png

hurleygo3 08-29-2018 09:55 AM

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The cheap headers from ebay will work. But like Ronald said. You have to cut the ends off and weld a bend on with a clamp. The V-clamps work great.

JohnnyJ 08-29-2018 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44045430)
Jesse and Michael cut the flange off and welded on vbands.

So what are the correct ones? There are a few varieties of $120 ebay headers.

shaggy10000 08-29-2018 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44045430)
Jesse and Michael cut the flange off and welded on vbands.


https://i.imgur.com/cRP6usXh.png

Ahh I missed that part trying to sort through the FB build. So now looking back he did run the turbo headers. Makes sense. I think they would stay up higher and out of the way better anyway. Thanks

sleepsontoilet 08-29-2018 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shaggy10000 (Post 44045656)
Ahh I missed that part trying to sort through the FB build. So now looking back he did run the turbo headers. Makes sense. I think they would stay up higher and out of the way better anyway. Thanks

No, thatís not what Iím saying. Jesse ďdid notĒ run the turbo headers. He ran the truck swap that both dump out of the back. Then he cut the three bolt flange off and welded on vbands. The turbo headers hit and wonít work.

sleepsontoilet 08-29-2018 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shaggy10000 (Post 44045306)
I was getting ready to order headers and found a lot of different ones too. I held off becasue im sure i would get the wrong ones.
Got a link or part # to the correct ones?

Edit:I see your's is the 3 hole flange. I was trying to find the V-band clamp style like Jesse did. All i seem to find is the forward facing turbo headers.

Sorry, thought I posted the link in my prior quote.

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnnyJ (Post 44045620)
So what are the correct ones? There are a few varieties of $120 ebay headers.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Set-Swap-S10-...fe5b%7Ciid%3A1

shaggy10000 08-29-2018 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44045682)
No, thatís not what Iím saying. Jesse ďdid notĒ run the turbo headers. He ran the truck swap that both dump out of the back. Then he cut the three bolt flange off and welded on vbands. The turbo headers hit and wonít work.

I understand now. Thanks

sleepsontoilet 08-29-2018 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shaggy10000 (Post 44045832)
I understand now. Thanks

Rereading that, it sounds kinda prickish. Guess I shouldíve put an lol. I thought those would be better too, but jesse said they hit. :homer:

shaggy10000 08-29-2018 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44045880)
Rereading that, it sounds kinda prickish. Guess I shouldíve put an lol. I thought those would be better too, but jesse said they hit. :homer:

Not at all. If anything i was feeling kinda bad for shitting up your build thread so much. Carry on sir

4x4clif 08-30-2018 09:26 AM

What is the distance between the rails? The Atlas looks like it fits perfect between them.
Thanks

Blase 08-30-2018 11:43 AM

Hard to tell from this picture:

https://i.imgur.com/tp9Qrqoh.jpg

How would the Trans. and T-case come out once the buggy is complete? Looks like the motor would need to come out in order to pull the Trans. but I'm sure that's not correct!

ROXROES 08-30-2018 12:07 PM

Take t case off and scoot back out of the way or pull it out seat opening. Then remove skid and xmbr and drop trans out bottom.

sleepsontoilet 08-30-2018 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blase (Post 44047810)
How would the Trans. and T-case come out once the buggy is complete? Looks like the motor would need to come out in order to pull the Trans. but I'm sure that's not correct!

Quote:

Originally Posted by ROXROES (Post 44047884)
Take t case off and scoot back out of the way or pull it out seat opening. Then remove skid and xmbr and drop trans out bottom.

What he said. It would be easier with a smaller trans, but it is doable. Way more room than any other car Iíve built, but still not a land yacht.

For those who have built a few of these LS rigs, whatís your opinion on head mounts? I havenít seen Jesse do them, but most of his are ecotec or 3900 v6 powered. Is it stupid overkill, a good idea, or more trouble than itís worth?

shaggy10000 08-30-2018 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44047986)
What he said. It would be easier with a smaller trans, but it is doable. Way more room than any other car I’ve built, but still not a land yacht.

For those who have built a few of these LS rigs, what’s your opinion on head mounts? I haven’t seen Jesse do them, but most of his are ecotec or 3900 v6 powered. Is it stupid overkill, a good idea, or more trouble than it’s worth?

I was going to do head mounts until i got my first motor from the salvage yard and found cracks in the head at the exhaust manifold bolts. Turns out the yard monkey that pulled the motor dumped it on its side, hit the manifold and cracked the head. Seemed to crack pretty easy.
I know guys run them and my fear may be unwarranted but i decided against them.

Edit to add im using an LQ4 with 317 heads. LS heads may be more robust. I dont know.

the_white_shadow 08-30-2018 02:48 PM

Ask Scott Samuel. He's running them on his bent fab buggy. I dont see the need for them personally.

scottapher 08-30-2018 04:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44047986)

For those who have built a few of these LS rigs, whatís your opinion on head mounts? Is it stupid overkill, a good idea, or more trouble than itís worth?

I did them mainly because I was there, and it worked out well. It was easy enough to make the head mount plates with some thin tracing paper so I said why not.

In my mind I wanted to isolate drivetrain twist and/or any movement just short of solid mounting everything. All of my mounts are the same poly bushings. I want to eventually send my pile through the air off some sweet jumps...but what do I know... :homer:

sleepsontoilet 09-01-2018 04:32 PM

Can't wait for these to go production. This is the prototype, the actual hoods are going to be carbon fiber I think.

https://i.imgur.com/Eqilo4fh.jpg

the_white_shadow 09-01-2018 06:02 PM

No more modifying a stock one with cookie sheets?

sleepsontoilet 09-01-2018 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the_white_shadow (Post 44051790)
No more modifying a stock one with cookie sheets?

Not if I can help it...:homer:

gtxracer 09-04-2018 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44019166)
28Ē bellhousing to adapter, 40.5Ē bellhousing to ujoint.

I just noticed that you had two different clocking rings for the Atlas. I'm assuming one of those is the Dana 300 equivalent. Do you know which one you used with the 4L80E adapter?

sleepsontoilet 09-05-2018 07:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44051858)
Was routed to this thread, so I'm trying to make sure all I need is a spacer? Engine is a 1999 LS1 from a Corvette that came with the funky flexplate driveshaft contraption. The flexplate, torque converter and transmission all came from the same 2000 Chevy 2500. I ASSumed since it all came from the same truck, it would bolt right up. Unfortunately the flexplate hits the rear main seal cover bolts, and is a long damn way from even touching the torque converter.

https://i.imgur.com/phmm9RNh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/iZNikeIh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/DYLeA48h.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by gtxracer (Post 44056010)
I believe you need this spacer:
edit: GM p/n 12563532
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E60SLEM...v_ov_lig_dp_it

Extended bolts:
ARP 244-2902
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0186VA8VU...v_ov_lig_dp_it

edit2: Sounds like you need this flex plate too:
4L80E P/N 19260102
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TO611K4...v_ov_lig_dp_it

Hopefully this helps someone in the future, with a definitive answer. I read and read, and was still confused. I can tell you the spacer part number was correct, but the bolts Bo posted were the shorter ones and the part number has changed.

So to go from a 1999 Corvette to a 2000 2500 4L80E using the 2000 flat flexplate and torque converter, you need the following part numbers.

6 bolt flexplate spacer - PN# 12563532
6 extended flexplate bolts - PN# 19257940

https://i.imgur.com/1gwODJ9h.jpg

jemarshall 09-05-2018 07:32 AM

I ran into that issue the other day after rebuilding mine. Stock Lq4/4l80. Rebuild was a 408 stroker kit, and it's not listed anywhere but they use the car/4l60 crank. When I went to bolt the flywheel back up I found the same fitment issues. It will really make you start scratching your head when the same parts no longer bolt back together....

Links to the ones I found.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01...o_pop_mb_pd_t2

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00...o_pop_mb_pd_t2

PIMCOTRANS 09-05-2018 08:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44051684)
Can't wait for these to go production. This is the prototype, the actual hoods are going to be carbon fiber I think.

https://i.imgur.com/Eqilo4fh.jpg

Do you still want your old hood? I still have it.

sleepsontoilet 09-06-2018 12:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gtxracer (Post 44056812)
I just noticed that you had two different clocking rings for the Atlas. I'm assuming one of those is the Dana 300 equivalent. Do you know which one you used with the 4L80E adapter?

I responded to your pm, I used them both bc I had them. They are both Atlas pattern, just gives you more options, and makes the Atlas really close to flat.

shaggy10000 09-06-2018 06:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44051684)
Can't wait for these to go production. This is the prototype, the actual hoods are going to be carbon fiber I think.

https://i.imgur.com/Eqilo4fh.jpg

I'll bite, Info on this? i want one.

sleepsontoilet 09-06-2018 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shaggy10000 (Post 44060048)
I'll bite, Info on this? i want one.

He goes by KEMP5432 on IG. I don't have his personal info. I'm sure he will hit me up as they progress with his info.

sleepsontoilet 09-10-2018 03:44 PM

Got the Goatbuilt accessories installed. I had to swap from the Vette alt to a FBody alt to fit the bracket, and it was still tight. Just have to swap the FBody balancer.

https://i.imgur.com/n0uF7TNh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/TrRGY29h.jpg

gtxracer 09-10-2018 04:13 PM

If that oil cap is in the way, you can remove the neck and just use the cap. That's what I did. I used F body water pump/balancer/GoatBuilt brackets and a truck alternator. Just make sure your spacing is EXACTLY where it needs to be otherwise you will throw a belt off. I pitched mine 3 times prerunning behind camp at KOH before I realized it was a little off.

You can relocate your coil packs to help with clearance, also.

sleepsontoilet 09-10-2018 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gtxracer (Post 44068274)
If that oil cap is in the way, you can remove the neck and just use the cap. That's what I did. I used F body water pump/balancer/GoatBuilt brackets and a truck alternator. Just make sure your spacing is EXACTLY where it needs to be otherwise you will throw a belt off. I pitched mine 3 times prerunning behind camp at KOH before I realized it was a little off.

You can relocate your coil packs to help with clearance, also.

You can see the alternator already touches the oil fill neck. The cap wouldn’t fit unless I shave it down to no grips even with moving coil packs. The Vette alternator just drawfed this one in size and bolt spacing. I laid out several different ones on the counter till I found the right one that fit just right.

ROXROES 09-11-2018 05:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44068492)
You can see the alternator already touches the oil fill neck. The cap wouldnít fit unless I shave it down to no grips even with moving coil packs. The Vette alternator just drawfed this one in size and bolt spacing. I laid out several different ones on the counter till I found the right one that fit just right.

I always throw the necks in the trash and put the cap directly into the valve cover.

gtxracer 09-11-2018 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44068492)
You can see the alternator already touches the oil fill neck. The cap wouldnít fit unless I shave it down to no grips even with moving coil packs. The Vette alternator just drawfed this one in size and bolt spacing. I laid out several different ones on the counter till I found the right one that fit just right.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ROXROES (Post 44069056)
I always throw the necks in the trash and put the cap directly into the valve cover.

This is what I was saying. Take the neck off, discard, put on just the cap, and you have tons of room.

sleepsontoilet 09-11-2018 10:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gtxracer (Post 44069640)
This is what I was saying. Take the neck off, discard, put on just the cap, and you have tons of room.

That's what I'm saying. I already tried that and it doesn't fit. Not sure if this painted cap is aftermarket or what, but it doesn't fit. You can't get the oil cap alone on. I'm looking into finding a smaller cap, but this "Cap" hits everything to the extent it will not even go in, let alone twist in.

RWassink 09-11-2018 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44069784)
That's what I'm saying. I already tried that and it doesn't fit. Not sure if this painted cap is aftermarket or what, but it doesn't fit. You can't get the oil cap alone on. I'm looking into finding a smaller cap, but this "Cap" hits everything to the extent it will not even go in, let alone twist in.

How about flipping the valve covers side to side?

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mcutler1 09-11-2018 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RWassink (Post 44069814)
How about flipping the valve covers side to side?

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This.



This is a jhf chassis as well. Can't say if anything is different or not, I've just got this valve cover on a junk yard motor to keep trash out temporarily.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...6601afc5d9.jpg

Cutler

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sleepsontoilet 09-22-2018 04:02 PM

Finally some good progress thanks to Chris Roes. He hooked me up with a sweet link/ram mount front and rear. Just gotta add some gussets and fab up some links.

https://i.imgur.com/4WVIjWBh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Z8W8Tdbh.jpg

sleepsontoilet 09-23-2018 07:20 PM

A little Trail Gear, Jesse Haines, Chris Roes and Nick Barna in one pic.

https://i.imgur.com/hGdgc8xh.jpg

JohnnyJ 09-24-2018 09:40 AM

Looks good. Nick Barna is the Upper balljoint to uniball conversion, right?

sleepsontoilet 09-24-2018 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnnyJ (Post 44091040)
Looks good. Nick Barna is the Upper balljoint to uniball conversion, right?

Thank you, but itís not a uniball just a big bolt and bushing.

JohnnyJ 09-24-2018 01:53 PM

Ahh.. gotcha.

tjjared413 09-26-2018 08:59 PM

Trail hero is soon you better hurry up!







Looks great man!

sleepsontoilet 09-28-2018 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tjjared413 (Post 44095222)
Trail hero is soon you better hurry up!







Looks great man!

Getting a little closer, ordered wheels and steering today. I did manage to burn in my upper link mounts based on another JHF build.

https://i.imgur.com/u3OwBbCh.jpg

sleepsontoilet 10-03-2018 10:09 PM

New harness came in from 150Tunes

https://i.imgur.com/6uBSeV9h.jpg

Also finished linking the rear and mounting the shocks. Steering came in just before I left for work.

https://i.imgur.com/BLb5c4Qh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/DLnCNwJh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/9Z7rjgbh.jpg

scottapher 10-04-2018 04:21 PM

Have you tossed around the idea of putting the motor/tranny/tcase at an angle within the chassis instead of parallel? I don't know if it is possible with the interior panels/tubes all in place; just thinking about how happy the rear driveshaft will be. Might be a non-issue.

Looking good.

sleepsontoilet 10-04-2018 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottapher (Post 44107856)
Have you tossed around the idea of putting the motor/tranny/tcase at an angle within the chassis instead of parallel? I don't know if it is possible with the interior panels/tubes all in place; just thinking about how happy the rear driveshaft will be. Might be a non-issue.

Looking good.

It's not that big of an angle, and really no different side to side than up and down. It's actually not as bad as the portal car was, the pinion is about where the upper link is due to pinion offset. Several comp rigs run them offset to the side with a centered output.

sleepsontoilet 10-10-2018 10:33 AM

Slowly making progress

https://i.imgur.com/VWizTqBh.jpg

sleepsontoilet 10-17-2018 11:38 AM

After months of the wheels I wanted being backordered, I found these on a deal.

https://i.imgur.com/DT6lquKh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/1CTd3JXh.jpg

Seats came in and were 2/3 right so I'm gonna have to send one back. Fuel cell is here on Thursday along with motor mounts and other misc stuff from Summit.

tjjared413 10-17-2018 08:33 PM

wheels look great

chris demartini 10-19-2018 11:06 AM

What wheels are those? Did you stay with the metric bolt pattern?

06silverback 10-19-2018 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by JohnnyJ (Post 44091040)
Looks good. Nick Barna is the Upper balljoint to uniball conversion, right?

I'm the one that does the conversions with the uni-ball. Been selling quite a few DIY kits lately with good success.

sleepsontoilet 10-19-2018 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris demartini (Post 44130286)
What wheels are those? Did you stay with the metric bolt pattern?

ATX Chamber Pro II, and yes they're 8x170. I wanted to be able to just go to any junkyard or parts haus and grab parts if needed.

chris demartini 10-20-2018 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44130820)
ATX Chamber Pro II, and yes they're 8x170. I wanted to be able to just go to any junkyard or parts haus and grab parts if needed.

Good plan. The more I learn about these later model outers the more I wonder why people want to redrill them. Especially now that wheel mfg are making wheels in 8x170mm

sleepsontoilet 10-26-2018 04:51 PM

Foolishly made motor mounts before upper links, and go figure they hit. So picked up version 2.0 from Jay Byerly and burned them in.

https://i.imgur.com/XHBUMesh.jpg

I forgot to order diff magnets and didn't see a need to tear it all back apart to install them. Otherwise it's finally a full roller minus tie rods with another good day of work.

https://i.imgur.com/mS57YjTh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/bNSJCveh.jpg

Also picked up a sweet center console shifter mount from Chris Roes.

https://i.imgur.com/Ne5nGjSh.jpg

sleepsontoilet 11-05-2018 04:38 AM

Mounted fuel cell and 3rds, so decided to go ahead and make it a full roller since everything clears. A little wider than I wanted to be at 87", but I can't run much more than a 4" BS wheel without rubbing Jesse's steering kit. Gonna have to go junkyard shopping for some Yota drive shafts since none of mine match the flanges I have.

https://i.imgur.com/T0SOiDyh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/wkX4N0Lh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/gKu0HlXh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/G2J6rfbh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/mdbRjKkh.jpg

sleepsontoilet 11-13-2018 10:58 AM

Started laying out the new harness from 150tunes, and mocking up the driveshafts with some left over parts..

https://i.imgur.com/j3O6SRFh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/4Vf5ovwh.jpg

wellstig1 11-13-2018 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44127282)
After months of the wheels I wanted being backordered, I found these on a deal.

https://i.imgur.com/DT6lquKh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/1CTd3JXh.jpg

Seats came in and were 2/3 right so I'm gonna have to send one back. Fuel cell is here on Thursday along with motor mounts and other misc stuff from Summit.

Nice, you got in on that deal through BB wheels I posted about? Atx had mine at my door in 3 days. I had to make ring spacers for mine to use with the rockers. If you need the dxf to get a set cut, give me shout.

sleepsontoilet 11-20-2018 05:54 PM

Knocked out a little plumbing over the weekend, and mounted the Brave Motorsports PCM mount.

https://i.imgur.com/Im0iuRAh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/5NO36UZh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/UfwUk8kh.jpg

scottapher 11-21-2018 07:39 AM

Looking good brother!

blay127 11-21-2018 09:31 AM

great build! i'm enjoying following along. Curious if you keep chlorine tablets in your garage? I'm in the greater houston area too and my steel doesnt rust like that. My buddy's buggy did however rust just like yours and it stopped when he took the bucket of tablets out of the garage.

sleepsontoilet 11-21-2018 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by scottapher (Post 44182960)
Looking good brother!

Thanks bud. It's so dang close to starting it.
Quote:

Originally Posted by blay127 (Post 44183280)
great build! i'm enjoying following along. Curious if you keep chlorine tablets in your garage? I'm in the greater houston area too and my steel doesnt rust like that. My buddy's buggy did however rust just like yours and it stopped when he took the bucket of tablets out of the garage.

No chlorine tablets, just sweat from rubbing against it when welding. There are bare areas on some tubes that have never been touched and have no rust at all on them.

DZ Fab 11-21-2018 11:27 AM

Looks good Ronald.

Arya Ebrahimi 11-21-2018 10:40 PM

Glad to see people still doing build threads! I picked up a few ideas for my build just skimming through this one, so thanks!

Just to confirm, those wheels are true beadlocks? Price seems too good to be true if so.

06silverback 11-22-2018 06:32 AM

Good build thus far. I like the simplicity of these chassis

sleepsontoilet 11-22-2018 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arya Ebrahimi (Post 44184522)
Glad to see people still doing build threads! I picked up a few ideas for my build just skimming through this one, so thanks!

Just to confirm, those wheels are true beadlocks? Price seems too good to be true if so.

That's humbling, thank you. Yes they are true beadlocks, and seem to be a nicely made wheel.
Quote:

Originally Posted by 06silverback (Post 44184726)
Good build thus far. I like the simplicity of these chassis

It's crazy how easy they go together. If you can weld and read a tape measure/level, you can build a chassis. Chris Roes, Jay Byerly and several others have stepped it up with nifty add-ons like center consoles, motor mounts, master cylinder mounts etc.

GiS 11-22-2018 11:37 AM

Quick one - Do you plan to use stainless braided for your entire braking system?

Tks and keep the updates coming,

sleepsontoilet 11-22-2018 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by GiS (Post 44185184)
Quick one - Do you plan to use stainless braided for your entire braking system?

Tks and keep the updates coming,

Yes Sir, I have on every build so far and can't say I've had horrible brakes. I know everyone on the Internet says you crash and kill a bus full of nuns if you don't run hardline. If I was better at flaring, I would probably do something really bling like Hurley did.

Ordered some more parts this week, so hopefully I can test fire in less than two weeks.

sleepsontoilet 12-10-2018 06:02 PM

Started on the exhaust today, and got Some more support from the best in the business.

https://i.imgur.com/tGwxw5Yh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/bkJcFvAh.jpg

tjjared413 12-10-2018 07:47 PM

Coming a long man! Canít wait for you to bring it out here to Colorado 😂

RANGERROD 12-10-2018 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44184896)
That's humbling, thank you. Yes they are true beadlocks, and seem to be a nicely made wheel.

It's crazy how easy they go together. If you can weld and read a tape measure/level, you can build a chassis. Chris Roes, Jay Byerly and several others have stepped it up with nifty add-ons like center consoles, motor mounts, master cylinder mounts etc.

Where do you find their stuff? The book of faces?

YROC FAB. 12-10-2018 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44214128)
Started on the exhaust today, and got Some more support from the best in the business.

https://i.imgur.com/tGwxw5Yh.jpg

Do yourself a favor and flip the little pivots on the your shift rail and shift handles that the all thread screws into so they are against the tube coming out of the atlas and the e clips are outward. Those e clips will come off on you. This has cost guys races and alot of people have replaced them with little hiems. Simply flipping them inward fixes it. I just had my shifters apart the other day and sure enough the e clips where gone. I didnt even bother putting new ones back on since they hadnt came apart with them flipped against the tube. Original tech i read from Mudtruck44:smokin:.

sleepsontoilet 12-11-2018 05:09 AM

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Originally Posted by RANGERROD (Post 44214366)
Where do you find their stuff? The book of faces?

There is a JHF group on Facebook

sleepsontoilet 12-11-2018 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tjjared413 (Post 44214292)
Coming a long man! Canít wait for you to bring it out here to Colorado 😂

Definitely can't wait to try and keep up with yall.
Quote:

Originally Posted by YROC FAB. (Post 44214510)
Do yourself a favor and flip the little pivots on the your shift rail and shift handles that the all thread screws into so they are against the tube coming out of the atlas and the e clips are outward. Those e clips will come off on you. This has cost guys races and alot of people have replaced them with little hiems. Simply flipping them inward fixes it. I just had my shifters apart the other day and sure enough the e clips where gone. I didnt even bother putting new ones back on since they hadnt came apart with them flipped against the tube. Original tech i read from Mudtruck44:smokin:.

Thanks for the advice, never thought of that. I've seen the heims and it's definitely on the to do eventually.

tjjared413 12-11-2018 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44214792)
Definitely can't wait to try and keep up with yall.

Iím sure it will not be a problem in this thing!

sleepsontoilet 12-16-2018 06:34 PM

Carrier bearing mounted, TruCool transcooler mounted and plumbed, Orielly AGM battery mounted, exhaust finished and wrapped. Down to radiator plumbing and wiring.

https://i.imgur.com/f0ScIash.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Mue2unsh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/wLPsRd1h.jpg

Provience 12-16-2018 06:47 PM

Nice :smokin:

happen to have any more pictures of how you routed the rest of your exhaust?

Satan's Chariot 12-16-2018 09:03 PM

I thoroughly enjoy your builds, but I have a question.
Your last buggy looked great and seemed to do exactly what you wanted it to. So what did you gain by using this pre-bent chassis over your last that you made from scratch?

I want to build a full tube buggy, but a few things scare me off. Length of time to build and create every little part, and the overall look. I've seen a few over the years that just don't look right. Your last buggy looked amazing.
Just curious, because I have considered buying a chassis and building off of it, but would prefer to start from scratch.

sleepsontoilet 12-17-2018 04:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Provience (Post 44223578)
Nice :smokin:

happen to have any more pictures of how you routed the rest of your exhaust?

Thank you . I thought about it when I put the panel on, but it's nothing you've never seen before. It drops over the top, then 90s into a 2.5 fo 3 Y pipe. I haven't committed to a specific muffler, so I just welded a vband clamp on the end so I don't have to pull it out to weld it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Satan's Chariot (Post 44223726)
I thoroughly enjoy your builds, but I have a question.
Your last buggy looked great and seemed to do exactly what you wanted it to. So what did you gain by using this pre-bent chassis over your last that you made from scratch?

I want to build a full tube buggy, but a few things scare me off. Length of time to build and create every little part, and the overall look. I've seen a few over the years that just don't look right. Your last buggy looked amazing.
Just curious, because I have considered buying a chassis and building off of it, but would prefer to start from scratch.

I kept ripping the boots every trip and slinging grease. Also the brake brackets loosened every trip and leaked gear oil everywhere. I'm used to cheap shitboxes that I don't have to take apart and rebuild every trip. Jesse gave me some tips and a new series of boots to try before I sold it, and that seems to be working for Earl. Plus he offered me a great deal on it, and I kinda like building them and trying to improve what I know how to do. I'm not good enough to quit my job and work for a fab shop yet. But hopefully when the kids are all grown and I want to move West, someone will be willing to hire me.

I would join the JHF chassis group on Facebook if you're serious. Great group of guys building them several different ways. Several of the guys have every small piece you'd ever need to build yourself already cut out. If you can weld and read a tape measure, you can build one of these cars.

sleepsontoilet 12-20-2018 05:53 PM

Still a lot left to do, but I did a thing today...

https://youtu.be/Zf2UfZtKKp0

Slappys Racecars 12-20-2018 07:52 PM

Badass! When will it move?

sleepsontoilet 12-21-2018 06:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Slappys Racecars (Post 44230502)
Badass! When will it move?

Still brainstorming a skinny pedal, how to protect the top of the radiator, and what to do about shafts. Denny's has been out of the 1550 Spicers for a bit and doesn't allow you to speak with anyone when you call. Everywhere else seems to be out or is almost double the price. When I went to install slugs I noticed one of the joints is trashed in my junkyard set. I'm hoping a few more weeks and it will be wheelable. Then I'll have to brainstorm the rear cage so my son can sit in the back. It's always hard to make 4 seaters look good.

tjjared413 12-22-2018 10:27 AM

Awesome!! About time to take it for a rip!

sleepsontoilet 12-28-2018 03:50 PM

And just like that, it looks like a car...


https://i.imgur.com/TzaYuGoh.jpg


Huge thanks to Chris Roes and Patrick Robillard for making this easy.

bigblacktj1 12-29-2018 02:13 PM

Nice build. Your old rig was very temping when I viewed it. However I think this one will take the cake.

sleepsontoilet 12-30-2018 02:59 PM

Finally plumbed the fuel shutoffs and started on the catch cans.

https://i.imgur.com/Lqkiv0sh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vfDiOCqh.jpg

gtxracer 12-31-2018 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44239974)
And just like that, it looks like a car...


https://i.imgur.com/TzaYuGoh.jpg


Huge thanks to Chris Roes and Patrick Robillard for making this easy.

Looks rad. These always come out so clean!

Snorkeld_Zuk 12-31-2018 02:28 PM

Wow this is coming out great. I had not checked in on this since it was Zuk based. I think that lS1 4l80 atlas combo is hard to beat and will be lots of fun. You've got a great recipe here.

sleepsontoilet 12-31-2018 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Speed_Racer442 (Post 44243748)
Wow this is coming out great. I had not checked in on this since it was Zuk based. I think that lS1 4l80 atlas combo is hard to beat and will be lots of fun. You've got a great recipe here.

Originally it was, it just didn't fit like I'd hoped. I probably should have gone with a smaller trans too, but the price was right.

SLOWPOKE693 12-31-2018 05:41 PM

Watching this build come together has convinced me that I need one of these chassis in the new year. Buggy looks :smokin: with the body panels!

sleepsontoilet 01-08-2019 05:59 PM

Got lucky since the Vette waterpump uses a different thermostat/housing than other LS waterpumps. Got a little tip for a stock replacement from an 02 Ford Windstar for under $20 vs the fancy $80 piece.

https://i.imgur.com/OFX64n1h.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/HVbwCOxh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/7erm8uEh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/XPnD6CAh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/WJyGjYDh.jpg

sleepsontoilet 01-11-2019 07:44 AM

Finally got around to swapping tensioner pulleys to the one Drew suggested. You can see pretty obvious why he suggested the upgrade.

https://i.imgur.com/RaxFsnYh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/N5r3dlrh.jpg

jemarshall 01-12-2019 05:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44260958)
Finally got around to swapping tensioner pulleys to the one Drew suggested. You can see pretty obvious why he suggested the upgrade.

https://i.imgur.com/RaxFsnYh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/N5r3dlrh.jpg

You got the part number for the bigger one?

sleepsontoilet 01-12-2019 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by jemarshall (Post 44262496)
You got the part number for the bigger one?

12mm bolt and the new tensioner is Dayco 89298. 88-91 Corvette

Drew also sent me a shim/spacer to adapt it.

jemarshall 01-14-2019 06:57 AM

Thanks

sleepsontoilet 01-14-2019 06:10 PM

26x19 Speedway Motors radiator in and fits perfect. Hit up Drew about a grill/radiator hoop and rear halo, and he read my mind. Glad to see him bring this kit to the market and continuously make improvements for the garage builder.

https://i.imgur.com/0zbas8vh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/PLSHTOnh.jpg

tjjared413 01-16-2019 07:26 PM

Looking good!! When does that back part of the cage showing up?

sleepsontoilet 01-17-2019 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tjjared413 (Post 44270660)
Looking good!! When does that back part of the cage showing up?

Tracking shows tomorrow, but I'm not off until Sunday. But it'll be done by Tuesday. :D

sleepsontoilet 01-19-2019 02:32 AM

https://i.imgur.com/RvGoDIjh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/r1LGf6yh.jpg

tjjared413 01-20-2019 09:00 AM

That looks good!!!:smokin:

sleepsontoilet 01-20-2019 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tjjared413 (Post 44276446)
That looks good!!!:smokin:

Figured I'd try the coils that came with me shocks and see how far offi am. Now I'm reading Zukizzy's Spring tech thread to see what I actually need

Fl-Krawler 01-21-2019 11:56 AM

Looks just like your last buggy now:flipoff2: Seriously though, it looks real good.

scottapher 01-22-2019 04:38 PM

Looking good.

What are your plans for a hood with the radiator hoop now In place?

sleepsontoilet 01-22-2019 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by scottapher (Post 44281546)
Looking good.

What are your plans for a hood with the radiator hoop now In place?

Might lower the hoop an inch or two, but still plan to run a fiberglass Zuk hood when they come available. I haven't welded it on just yet, still looking st all my options. Worst case I can swap to a 26x16 and pay 3 times the amount I did for this one, but sit 3" lower.

Called Zukizzy bc there were a few numbers eluding me in figuring out spring rates. He explained a few things in detail and told me call back when I have the correct numbers. I was calculating corner weights with preload and not with the up travel I wanted. I'm hoping I can use at least some of the springs these shocks came with. And hoping it's worth it in the end to not have just put some 2.5" airshocks on it again.

mcutler1 01-22-2019 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44281736)
Might lower the hoop an inch or two, but still plan to run a fiberglass Zuk hood when they come available. I haven't welded it on just yet, still looking st all my options. Worst case I can swap to a 26x16 and pay 3 times the amount I did for this one, but sit 3" lower.

Called Zukizzy bc there were a few numbers eluding me in figuring out spring rates. He explained a few things in detail and told me call back when I have the correct numbers. I was calculating corner weights with preload and not with the up travel I wanted. I'm hoping I can use at least some of the springs these shocks came with. And hoping it's worth it in the end to not have just put some 2.5" airshocks on it again.

You called the right man!

Need anything give me a shout.

Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk

sleepsontoilet 02-14-2019 04:52 PM

Got back from Honduras and figured I needed to knock out the small list. Bled the brakes and added some window nets to keep me from being stupid. Picked up a used Warn winch and the correct radiator will be in on Monday.

https://i.imgur.com/eRSnW2Wh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/5Kg9lNSh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Q9jMl5mh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/PoOqJNMh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/lHC2pESh.jpg

And a little #neighborhoodmobbin

https://youtu.be/uFV92ktJ5vs

GiS 02-15-2019 05:50 AM

Doesn't the Motive bleeder make life easy? :)

Looking good .. headrest plans?

sleepsontoilet 02-15-2019 06:33 AM

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Originally Posted by GiS (Post 44320860)
Doesn't the Motive bleeder make life easy? :)

Looking good .. headrest plans?

Yes, unfortunately the brakes suck. I was hoping a 15" pedal and dual 7/8 would be close, but they're almost non existent and I'm not ready for the fancy Branik kit yet.

I was wanting to run the PRP ones, but Jesse said he heard they were no longer going to make them. I always wear a helmet, but thinking of adding padding for now.

ky scrambled 02-15-2019 07:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44320926)
Yes, unfortunately the brakes suck. I was hoping a 15" pedal and dual 7/8 would be close, but they're almost non existent and I'm not ready for the fancy Branik kit yet.

I was wanting to run the PRP ones, but Jesse said he heard they were no longer going to make them. I always wear a helmet, but thinking of adding padding for now.

Id think a upholstery shop could whip something up pretty easy.

TexasCrawler 02-17-2019 07:24 PM

Subscribed! Love the JHF chassis

sleepsontoilet 02-20-2019 01:27 PM

New correct Griffin Racing Radiator installed with the Goatbuilt grill hoop. Everything is protected, just need to finalize the upper radiator hold down that will help seal the shroud. Trying to brainstorm a way to add some 7/8 heims for spares with it, but had to go to work. Lower radiator means better lines for the hood too.

https://i.imgur.com/T5jU7beh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/H0zNPwFh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/HVkamcah.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/IOXjWNlh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/mck4ci2h.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ZmGMasph.jpg

tjjared413 02-25-2019 05:23 PM

👍🏿 I can dig it

shaggy10000 02-26-2019 05:38 AM

Is that a 26 X 16 Radiator then? I am trying to decide on a radiator and im worried about getting enough radiator to cool the 6.0

sleepsontoilet 02-27-2019 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by shaggy10000 (Post 44337206)
Is that a 26 X 16 Radiator then? I am trying to decide on a radiator and im worried about getting enough radiator to cool the 6.0

26x15.5, same one Jesse used on his. It seemed ok driving around the neighborhood, so we'll see when it gets flogged on.

sleepsontoilet 03-01-2019 04:33 PM

Catch cans plumbed, radiator hoop tied in, hood mounted, skins painted, almost ready for a shakedown run. Seems a little sluggish off the line compared to my L67 car, but not sure if it's tune related or just needs a some upgrades.

https://i.imgur.com/ZGpKXHAh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/g6gYywLh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/GUYmgLRh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/VGtNWBNh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/D1b565Vh.jpg

sleepsontoilet 03-16-2019 07:20 PM

Shakedown run was a disaster. Ripped a new 3/4 x 3/4 rear steer heim in half, transmission lost reverse and the fan rubbed a hole in the radiator. Got it torn apart, did a lot of grinding on the steering arms and almost had a new trans, but all 3 at the junkyard were the early 4l80 with the wrong tailshaft.

https://i.imgur.com/pJIKj2Oh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/CssjIBCh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/dijwGBYh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/v0YcJggh.jpg

DOUG38S 03-16-2019 07:28 PM

Three steps forward two steps back. Great looking rig.

scottapher 03-18-2019 06:20 AM

The pace you work you will have it back together this week. Good seeing you out there brother, buggy looks good!

ky scrambled 03-18-2019 06:42 AM

Yer boys face is priceless!

vogelj 03-18-2019 07:29 AM

Buggy looks awesome! Sucks to hear about the troubles, but I bet you have it fixed up shortly. On the engine being sluggish I would take it and have it dyno tuned! It made a world of a difference in my buggy.

(Full disclosure I am pulling my engine because I blew it up. You may not want to listen to me!)

sleepsontoilet 03-18-2019 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottapher (Post 44365096)
The pace you work you will have it back together this week. Good seeing you out there brother, buggy looks good!

Only pic I have proving I actually wheeled, and trying to learn something...

https://i.imgur.com/TjFmig6h.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/fW5biIth.jpg

BIGJOEDUCKSLAYER 03-18-2019 08:21 PM

I can see the problem with the transmission! its in about 1,000 pieces
lol

sleepsontoilet 03-19-2019 05:55 AM

I've had a few questions about my fix, so I figured I'd post a couple pics to help someone. Having just ripped a 3/4 heim in half I figured I would share what I learned this weekend. Trail Gear 3.5 9" housing using 05+ Superduty Cs and outers with stock Spicer 1550 shafts and a PSC 2.5x10 ram.

I ground the back side stops flush with the knuckle until I just had daylight between the caliper and shock. If you inboard the shock more, you could probably grind some more.

I ground about 1/2" off the lower steering arm of the JHF kit until there was barely daylight at full lock.

https://i.imgur.com/kYHfcD8h.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/PH5DbByh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/oNRH6fXh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/OzWZo2sh.jpg

sleepsontoilet 03-19-2019 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BIGJOEDUCKSLAYER (Post 44366116)
I can see the problem with the transmission! its in about 1,000 pieces
lol

I guess you could define the forward clutches as "welded" together...

https://i.imgur.com/vCDDRz8h.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/aYwdJFTh.jpg

ColoradoToy91 03-19-2019 09:10 PM

Does your cooling system have a expansion tank and overflow?

j20brett 03-20-2019 04:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44366330)
I've had a few questions about my fix, so I figured I'd post a couple pics to help someone. Having just ripped a 3/4 heim in half I figured I would share what I learned this weekend. Trail Gear 3.5 9" housing using 05+ Superduty Cs and outers with stock Spicer 1550 shafts and a PSC 2.5x10 ram.

I ground the back side stops flush with the knuckle until I just had daylight between the caliper and shock. If you inboard the shock more, you could probably grind some more.

I ground about 1/2" off the lower steering arm of the JHF kit until there was barely daylight at full lock.

https://i.imgur.com/kYHfcD8h.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/PH5DbByh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/oNRH6fXh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/OzWZo2sh.jpg

Are you not worried about too much steering angle now? I mean, those shafts are going to have a ton of stress at full lock from what it looks like. Did you measure the degree of steering you are getting?

shaggy10000 03-20-2019 06:07 AM

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Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44367346)
I guess you could define the forward clutches as "welded" together...

https://i.imgur.com/vCDDRz8h.jpg

Do you have the correct Long fitting for the trans cooler? That almost looks like it was starved for oil.

It should look something like this one.
https://static.summitracing.com/glob...-641390_ml.jpg

sleepsontoilet 03-20-2019 07:13 AM

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Originally Posted by ColoradoToy91 (Post 44367504)
Does your cooling system have a expansion tank and overflow?

Radiator to overflow/catch can

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Originally Posted by j20brett (Post 44367696)
Are you not worried about too much steering angle now? I mean, those shafts are going to have a ton of stress at full lock from what it looks like. Did you measure the degree of steering you are getting?

Haven't measured yet, but I'm planning to limit them ram a good 3/4" until I save up for better shafts. Rumor is Fusion 4x4 has 1550 chromos coming out this summer.

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Originally Posted by shaggy10000 (Post 44367784)
Do you have the correct Long fitting for the trans cooler? That almost looks like it was starved for oil.

It should look something like this one.
https://static.summitracing.com/glob...-641390_ml.jpg

Yes, they're just to the left and bottom in the pic of the transmission torn apart pic.

pennsylvaniaboy 04-04-2019 04:19 AM

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Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 44017380)
Got some help in the garage this weekend, a good friend cleaned up my knuckles to prep for the high steer, and scored a used Atlas 4.3 thatís been wheeling longer than I have.

https://i.imgur.com/8oUrzIIh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/8eT2JDSh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/wHTrC5qh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/vW0Kdl3h.jpg

IS that a 10 spline sm465 adapter???

pennsylvaniaboy 04-04-2019 08:05 AM

Also, what cause the heim failure on the steering?

sleepsontoilet 04-04-2019 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by pennsylvaniaboy (Post 44388616)
IS that a 10 spline sm465 adapter???

The guy I bought the Atlas from said it's a 27 spline input for the Atlas.

Quote:

Originally Posted by pennsylvaniaboy (Post 44388880)
Also, what cause the heim failure on the steering?

Possibly casting flaw mixed with more ram than available travel, I don't really know to be honest. I clearnced the stops and steering arms so nothing binds anymore but haven't driven it since to really check.


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