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Old 02-10-2011, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yoda Monster :full blown fj40 rear steer tube buggy







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yoda monster is standing on her own four feet now.







Large pile of 70s Jap rust

Double frame rail tube chassis

3800 super charged V6

904 trans

5.1 atlas

Raceline wheels

40/17 maxxis trepador tires

60 front w/PSC steering, Dynatrac chromoly shafts and joints, Dynatrac Hubs, Detroits w/5.13

60 rear w/PSC steering, cv shafts and joints, Detroits w/5.13

alu links johnnies on lowers, hiems on uppers

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Griffin radiator and coolers

Vintage heat and air

Fiberglass hood, fenders and grill

most of the work is being done by Richard at The http://thehobbieshop.com/

Hard to say what it really is. It not a frame build since everything is tubed. Not really a tube buggy since it has a boxed cab. It will have some exo cage and some not. A real mixed up beast, just like I want it.


The build started out as a 4link on my YJ(pictured in the back of the second shot), in record time it got way out of hand. I took the jeep apart for the build and then decided that an FJ build would be better. Being a tube buggy it doesn't need much of the original truck the FJ laying outside of Richard's shop seemed liked perfect match.

At that point i dragged the FJ in and tore it apart.



Then Richard built the subframe for the drivetrain and for something that the body could
mount to. Dimple died engine mounts are sweet. Not really needed and you can't really see them but that is how he does things. Lots of cool touches if you look real close.





Then the REAL cutting began and it's not even close to being chopped yet. Richard cut
it up and put enough together to start framing the build.


The next big cuts will be under the door. It will have a major boat side with cutting board skids. Trying to keep it a low center of gravity, the design is centered around being able to slide over and threw stuff with ease.



I didn't want a full SUV like an FJ40 but the FJ45 offered way to little room in the cab.
When bouncing it freaks me out having metal and glass so close. Also will let me move the seat back and have room for stereo junk and a cooler inside the cab.

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Old 02-10-2011, 09:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The back is shorter then an FJ40 but longer then an FJ45. Basically an FJ45 king cab.
Maybe an FJ46? If there was such a thing.




After that I put the hood and tires on to get an idea of the look. Me liky!
Tires in the pic are not spaced like we will have it and the whole buggy will be a little higher. Total of 116 wheel base is what we came up with.



Next update will have the boat side and the body tied in. Not sure when but there will also be a 6 to 8 inch square bed on the back to balance the look of the front hood.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm in lex but the build is in winchester

Never heard of 46. Maybe An FJ41 then?
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Excellent build! I like the idea of a king cab FJ45
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This is exactly what I want to build! Im going to be watching this one for sure!
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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to get the king cab we cut the big window at the back right where the curve touched the flat of the top and bottom. did the same to the front small window and joined them together.
that took forever to figure out what length/which windows to use to make the total length of cab..
if you do it that was you can't use the small window because the shape is wrong but i'm just going to use lexan or whatever there.

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Old 02-28-2011, 08:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Here is the latest goings on for the FJ project.

For the sides we went with a huge boatside and tapered them. This cut out most of the rust
and gave me the boatside I wanted. The tapered was added to deal with the FJ body that has
a taper to it. Along with matching that it serves a really cool function. When buggy is on a
rock on the boat side it will push the rear UP and OUT. This makes it more like a race boat
design rather then the basic john boat often put on a buggy with a boatside.

If you look close you can see Richard dimple the body mount. He really loves that tool and
not afraid to use it. I think it's cool as hell too. :jam





Keeping the rig with a very low COG it has to be able to slide very well. While the rig will look
like the width of a normal FJ in fact, the bottom will be VERY narrow and with the steep boatside
it should cut threw rocks like a boat in water. Putting on cutting board like skidplates will help.

I'm still not decided on the sides, having the cutting board stuff like i'll put on the bottom will
likely be the best. I'm thinking running aluminium on the boatside for looks. Not sure how much
drag compared to the cutting board material.




It will look like the rig will have ZERO floor space with the sides like that but in fact Richard
will be cutting in as channel on the floor for legroom. The center console will be higher and
will divide the interior like a rally car. One of the nicest touches is the door jam. Eventhough
the doors are cut way up they still will seal and keep out water and other stuff from coming
into the cab.




and finally the rear window. Just going with a plexi rear window an most of the time
just open but having a nice channel to put it in will be nice. Now that is what i call a rear truck window!

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Old 02-28-2011, 10:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Diggin it. Please keep the updates commin!
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Ah yeah, at least you ain't slappin a 40 bezel on there and calling it a Cruzah Buggy. I like the fact you're keeping as much of the body as possible & blending new lines to mesh w/the ole classic lines What kind of bed or tube creation will there be in the rear?
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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BAD ASS!!!! I love the boatsides. Finally someone has some great pics of how tey are doing that. I think I may steal this idea. I REALLY like how you chopped the doors down to work with them as well.

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Old 03-01-2011, 09:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The bed will start at the bar under the rear window. It will have a tube going around the base and one around the top. Should be about six to eight inches high with dimple died metal connecting them. Then bars from the top of cab to the rear of the bed.
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Can you get some pics of how you cut teh doors and closed them up.

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Old 03-01-2011, 02:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:20 PM   #16 (permalink)
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alright picture whores. i'll get more of the doors.
no big deal on the doors, just cut them right at the bottom of the
lower door hinge. that real work was the building a channel that the
door would go into. really good work was done by him on that fab.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:00 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Very nice work!!!! Its funny how addicting this stuff gets. I havent finished one project and im already collecting parts to do another. I love what you are doing
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:22 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Cool build. Good to see something a bit different and with more 40 panels then just a grill and bonnet.
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I like it
Although I would bring the front diff back a bit towards the firewall. Make it 113" instead of 116".




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Love the idea of the king cab, subscribing to keep an eye on things.
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That is speaking to me there!

You just going to tube out the bed or will it be a dovetailed "full " bed like a 45?

Love the design! really different!
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