Goatbuilt JHF buggy build

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Ever since the part out of my last buggy I have been collecting parts to build a replacement. A lot of the first round of parts I collected ended up in my 1980 Toyota so I had to replace many of them. Last summer I started looking for a chassis, after a few phone calls to builders and a whole bunch of looking around I discovered that all the builders I actually wanted to buy a chassis from were either way to far out for time or way out of my budget. I had looked at the IBEX chassis and I really like the weld it yourself kit but it was just not a good fit for what I wanted in a buggy size wise. Then Jesse Haines and Drew announced their corroboration. It was perfect. Anyways enough words, onto the pictures.
 

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Power train parts consist of a late 90's 4.3l backed by a TH350 and a 4:1 dana 300.

Axles are a Chevrolet kingpin front and a 03' E350 dana 60 rear. The E-350 is a cool axle as it will accept 35 spline axles without any screwing around and has a smooth bottom along with factory disc brakes, a 8 on 6.5 bolt pattern and the correct width.

Suspension will be a set of FOX 2.0 coil-overs with reservoirs sourced from Full Stack Motorsports. Still not real sure on where I'll end up for bumps and possibly sway bar/s.
 

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Looking forward to the Build. Don’t do Facebook so all I see on the chassis is what gets posted on the thread over on pirate. The jig you can get for it is a great idea, it’s like legos for big kids.
 

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If ya liked the cpi--you will love the SCPI... And that the Novak adapter?
 
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Got the frame table all put together. I built it 2 feet longer than they recommend so that when I'm done building the chassis I can also use it to jig up the axle locations. I also put legs on it and made them adjustable so that I can compensate for the slope of the floor.
 

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Then I went to work on getting the frame rails jigged up and located. Then I discovered that I was missing a pair of bolts I needed to get the outer tubes jigged and tacked in so I decided to call it a night.
 

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This morning I finished getting the frame squared up and tacked in the outer bars.
 

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I received the rest of my jigs today, along with a bunch of link parts from ruffstuff. Back to work. :awesomework: Got the jig all assembled and started laying in some of the main cage tubing.
 

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I received the rest of my jigs today, along with a bunch of link parts from ruffstuff. Back to work. :awesomework: Got the jig all assembled and started laying in some of the main cage tubing.

Looking Good! You throw that 300 away and get an atlas yet? :D
 
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