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sleepsontoilet 05-31-2018 03:44 AM

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

SweetPee 05-31-2018 07:37 AM

Third pic from the bottom..... the gold colored things with zerks.... what are those?

I have liked the GOAT page on FB a long time ago and they are putting out some interesting products, kits, and builds. It seems really well thought out and a good choice for a lot of people. As usual, I will be looking foraward to your build and seeing how the process unfolds.


Man that engine is clean!!

Mouse 05-31-2018 07:46 AM

Looks like a great rig, can't wait to see more of how its put together

sleepsontoilet 05-31-2018 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SweetPee (Post 1344874)
Third pic from the bottom..... the gold colored things with zerks.... what are those?

I have liked the GOAT page on FB a long time ago and they are putting out some interesting products, kits, and builds. It seems really well thought out and a good choice for a lot of people. As usual, I will be looking foraward to your build and seeing how the process unfolds.


Man that engine is clean!!

Thatís 264k miles and a lot of work scrubbing, hahaha.

They are a balljoint replacement made by Nick Barna on FB. There are several options, and I chose these. Itís said when the ujoint breaks it can push the knuckle apart breaking the weaker upper balljoint. One option is maching for a lower balljoint to be used. Another is maching for a unibal to be used. This has a machined piece that welds into the knuckles, then uses a bronze bushing in the C thatís greaseable with a 1Ē bolt. Pretty darn failproof and the same design Jesse Haines uses on his portals.

sleepsontoilet 05-31-2018 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Mouse (Post 1344882)
Looks like a great rig, can't wait to see more of how its put together

Thank you. Hoping to be under 2900lbs ready to wheel.

sleepsontoilet 05-31-2018 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SweetPee (Post 1344874)
Third pic from the bottom..... the gold colored things with zerks.... what are those?

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

johncanfield 05-31-2018 10:08 AM

Oh my, a pallet load of buggy goodness :beerchug:

SweetPee 05-31-2018 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 1344914)


Dam that is a neat idea and slick setup there!

sleepsontoilet 06-05-2018 09:28 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

SweetPee 06-06-2018 07:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepsontoilet (Post 1345762)
About 7.5 hrs into day one. Other than knocking off millscale, it goes together flawless so far.

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

Looks like you are using some jigs in this pic to keep things square and consistent.... was that apart of their kit or something you put together?


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