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 Post subject: CJ6 buggy build
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:30 pm 
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I picked up this sweet start to a great buggy from Kennedy's dad, Crosscut. Kennedy and i started this 8 years ago. Kennedy bought a CJ7 and CJ6 as a pair, we put the motor in the CJ6, we did new rear floor boards and i think that's about it. During this transformation thought, kennedy managed to catch his driveway on fire, and at some point during the fire he asked me how to put it out and i said

Chuck - "use one of those fire extinguishers behind you"
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Man penises taste good, this project has been passed on to me to be finished someday. Here's the pics as she sits now.

AMC 304 with a Chevy modified TBI system, automatic, Dana 300 Twin sticked, 3/4 ton dodge rear axle that'sb een trussed, and a Chevy dana 44 front out of a blazer that's been trussed, fronts got a lock rite locker and the rears been lincoln locked by Mark. Custom 4-link built by mark, 1.75 x 1/4 wall DOM tube with 3/4" heims all around. This thing is stout! I'm planning on doing Quarter elliptical springs in the rear and Air shocks or coilovers in the front. New 37" IROK Radials on real beadlocks.

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 Post subject: Re: CJ6 buggy build
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 Post subject: Re: CJ6 buggy build
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The axles have 4.56 gears if I recall.

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
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 Post subject: Re: CJ6 buggy build
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kennedy wrote:
The axles have 4.56 gears if I recall.

Thats what your dad said too, but the box for the new rear gear set says 4.89 i think Either way, it should work out nicely.

I'm going to tear down the motor, put valve seals and stiffer springs, and a bigger cam in it. Should beef it up nicely :)

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I hear those 304s like to breath better with a bigger cam...

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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 Post subject: Re: CJ6 buggy build
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Fabbed up the quarter elliptical springs today. Look pretty sweet, i hope they work well :-) Pics soon

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Chuck wrote:
Pics soon


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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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I started out with a 1979 F150 rear leaf pack, and a 1985 CJ7 rear leaf pack, both 2 1/2" wide. I took the center bolts out of each pack, then lined them up where i wanted, marked them, and cut them with the Milwaukee chop saw. I think they turned out nicely. I could have spaced the 3rd and 4th leafs better, but it'll work fine i think. At least i made both packs match :-D Now they just need to be blasted and painted....

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Nice.
Now get them mounted!

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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What do you think i'm about to do? :-)

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Chuck wrote:
What do you think i'm about to do? :-)

with you, its anything...

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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kennedy wrote:
Chuck wrote:
What do you think i'm about to do? :-)

with you, its anything...


Yeah, i got the upper and lower plates cut, now to get square u bolts and drill 4 holes in each.....then get the welder out and gusset them!! pretty stoked to see it holding it's own weight!

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Chuck wrote:
pretty stoked to see it holding it's own weight!


definitely!

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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I got some fab time out in the garage this afternoon.

Built coil buckets and pads for the front
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I'm going to add a piece of 1.75 tube inside mounted to the top to keep it in line :-)
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Might have to grind those down and check for penetration, re-weld possibly...it was getting late and i was tired...
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So she can now support her own weight?

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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So she can meow support her own weight?


In the front, i need to drill the springs for the rear to put center pins in, then weld those brackets on for the rear and measure and make shackles for where the quarter elliptical springs attach at the axle to give me the proper ride height.

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I got a LITTLE free time Saturday afternoon to at least ROUGH out the quarter elliptical setup. I'm going to box in the spring mount on the frame rail, and ad triangular gussets on the bottom, and an additional top plate to go over the top of the frame rail and onto the top spring plate.

I'm going to box in the rear axle shackle mount, and round the shackles out for a cleaner look. I was really running low on time. The springs will all get painted too. Remember, this is rough assembly, not finished product.

What do you think? I thought the shackles were bent back pretty far, but in reality, a quarter elliptical system gives you more drop than rise in your flex, so when they drop down 30" it's going to be straight or forward an inch. I think i'll run it this way for and see if they need moved.

I'm a little hesitant to show these pictures only because it looks like a total hack job and i'm not proud of it....YET. It'll clean up nicely with a few more hours.
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It sure is nice to see people doin more than oil changes here in the fab section...Keep us posted on the progress

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are you going to reinforce the frame area where the springs mount? seems like there will be a lot of "twist" load there. Maybe a crossmember and some bracing?

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noone means any harm and that it's all in fun.. but then there's kennedy..

'46CJ2a/buggy project in the works, yeah, still have those parts.
'14 Chebby Silverado, 4x4
'88 GMC S15 Trail Gypsy
A sweet lawn mower
Motorcycles: '14 HD FLHTCU, '92 HD FXRS, '26 HD JD, '02 Suzuki DRZ400, '56 Cushman Eagle, '48 Simplex ServiCycle, '72 Honda MiniTrail50, '81 Yamaha YR250, Probably some other stuff
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kennedy wrote:
are you going to reinforce the frame area where the springs mount? seems like there will be a lot of "twist" load there. Maybe a crossmember and some bracing?


Yup, probably a 3" C channel across there. Plenty of room for it, i also need bump stops on the springs.

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Why do the rear springs like that? wouldnt doing a coil setup or coilover be easier and better?

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Why do the rear springs like that? wouldnt doing a coil setup or coilover be easier and better?


cost of quarter elliptical so far - $0
coils would cost - $0 but i never like the stability of my TJ on 4 coils. I like a stiffer rear setup.
cost of 2 coilovers - $1300

you do the math :-)

The quarter elliptical gives the same range of motion as the coilovers. So why not?

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now i know.. thanks chuck.

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OK another " if i dont ask i dont know" question....

"I thought the shackles were bent back pretty far, but in reality, a quarter elliptical system gives you more drop than rise in your flex, so when they drop down 30" it's going to be straight or forward an inch. I think i'll run it this way for and see if they need moved."

so with your shackles set back the 2 -3" they are is that with the axle at full flex/stop UP? or is that at mid range?

edit,, on more thought on this... will the flex UP correct the shackle? just as you think the flex down will?

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meow i know.. thanks chuck.


no worries! :-D Now does anybody wanna come over and help me finish this thing? :-D

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:banana: Glad to see the progress. She's looking good.
A quarter elliptical setup has been sounding better and better to me, I'm just glad I'm not the only one. :2up:

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Jerry D. wrote:
:banana: Glad to see the progress. She's looking good.
A quarter elliptical setup has been sounding better and better to me, I'm just glad I'm not the only one. :2up:


Well i'm trying to include lots of good info, i used F150 springs, and YJ springs, "drilled" the holes in the leafs with my plasma cutter

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... "drilled" the holes in the leafs with my plasma cutter


Cheater... :flipoff2:

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I wouldn't mind coming over to lend a hand some day if you're interested. I'm not that far away.


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I wouldn't mind coming over to lend a hand some day if you're interested. I'm not that far away.


Hmmm....maybe i'll have to put together a jeep day some saturday this spring?

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OK another " if i dont ask i dont know" question....

"I thought the shackles were bent back pretty far, but in reality, a quarter elliptical system gives you more drop than rise in your flex, so when they drop down 30" it's going to be straight or forward an inch. I think i'll run it this way for and see if they need moved."

so with your shackles set back the 2 -3" they are is that with the axle at full flex/stop UP? or is that at mid range?

edit,, on more thought on this... will the flex UP correct the shackle? just as you think the flex down will?


Um....well if the spring was perfecty flat on level ground (and it's close now), then either up or down motion would correct the shaclke angle. It doesn't matter THAT much, not like it's going to be driven on the road at any sort of speed

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i got another few minutes to work on it today, i cut off everything i slopped on and came up with a much cleaner install. Same design, shorter post on the axles, cleaner lines, nice shackle. I'll get pics up tomorrow sometime. All in all, i'm very satisfied...and LOVE my plasma

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I wouldn't mind coming over to lend a hand some day if you're interested. I'm not that far away.


Hmmm....maybe i'll have to put together a jeep day some saturday this spring?


Sounds good, just let me know when.


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I thought i'd update this build as well. I need to grind the edges smooth, do some finish welding and paint. Looking good though...of course i need to do the other side too.

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It appears to be hitting here, but it's not. Optical illusion.
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is that a solid piece of steel?

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kennedy wrote:
is that a solid piece of steel?


Maybe......

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when you weld that, be sure to concentrate your heat on it, so you get proper burn in and penetration!

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kennedy wrote:
when you weld that, be sure to concentrate your heat on it, so you get proper burn in and penetration!


Boogers and shit!!....you said penetration....

it's 1/4" plate, just made a box out of it.

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More pics for you pic hounds!

Drivers side finished
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Fender well cut out
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Passenger side started
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It's been awhile since i've updated...the motors back together with a new timing chain set, gaskets, heads have new seals, and intake stuff has been removed and swapped for throttle body temp sensor and stuff like that. It's coming along nicely.

Seats are in

Fuel Cell is in place, need to drill 4 holes and mount it, then mount the pump and get some plumbing fittings :-)

Twin stick setup is in for the D300 too !!

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