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    Project Brisket

    With the buggy sold, it’s time for the new build. I’ve been collecting parts for a while and figured I’d document the build over the next several months. I’m excited and nervous at the same time as there are some parts of this build that will be a little out of the norm. Time will tell; however, I’m hopeful that it will be a smooth process. If not I always have a plan B, or C, or D etc... At this point, I will just waiting for the rest of my crap to get here.

    On a more serious note: Taking on something like this is no small endeavor. There is no way i could do this for some of the OG’s on the board and other great local support. Without VJC I would still be drving a JK to the mall haha.

    Goal:
    2 seat rear steer buggy of awesomeness.

    General Specs:

    Builder: Jesse Haines Fabrication

    Drivetrain:
    Front / Rear suspension Type: 4 link
    Front / Rear Shock: I was leaning towards ORI; however, 90% of people I’ve talked didn’t really have positive feedback. Probably 2.5 coilovers of some variation. ****Update: After talking with Jason Paule of TC and JHF I went ahead with ORIs****
    Front axle housing: Trail gear 9” with JHF Portals
    Brakes: Spidertrax Lightweight rotors / Willwood caliper
    Steering: Howe Trophy Truck Pump - PSC Rams (3"x9")
    Rear Axle Housing: Trail Gear 9” with JHF Portals.
    Rear locker: ARB
    Ring and Pinion: Currie 3rd member with 3.0 gearset
    Tires: 39” Krawlers
    Wheels: 17” Trail Readys


    Chassis:
    Design: Willys Buggy
    Chassis Material: Chromoly
    Overall Wheelbase: 108-110

    Powertrain:
    Engine: Crate LS3
    Trans: Reid Th400

    A few Teaser Pics for now:

    Motor:


    Gauges:



    Housing:



    JHF Portal C’s



    JHF Portals:



    Brake Stuff:



    Seats:



    Harness




    Suckdown Love:


    Radio / intercom Setup:
    Last edited by leetevo; 02-04-2017 at 12:06 PM. Reason: Updated Specs

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    Re: Project Brisket

    portals! interesting choice.

    looking forward to the build. If i was going to tear my rig apart and build a tube chassis, i would use the one from Goat Built. Shows up in a crate and you just weld it together. Has floor, firewall, link mount's, engine mounts, body panels, etc all pre- engineered so you dont have to mess with it if you didn't want to. The floor and firewall would be a huge time saver. (im sure you already know this, the info is more for the rest of the VJC that has never looked into building a rig)

    but with portals and rear steer, you probably want something smaller and lighter weight.

    pic for sexyness

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    Re: Project Brisket

    This will be epic.

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    Re: Project Brisket

    Ballin!!!


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    Re: Project Brisket

    You had me at "portals". That is a very unusual (or interesting, as ShmUDE put it) choice for AZ rock crawling.

    Please keep the pictures coming!

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    Re: Project Brisket

    Quote Originally Posted by LO PHAT View Post
    You had me at "portals". That is a very unusual (or interesting, as ShmUDE put it) choice for AZ rock crawling.

    Please keep the pictures coming!
    Yep. There is something super attractive about having 4"+ of additional clearance. They won't be just stock portals;however, given how rough I am and AZ wheeling...that's certainly mine (and everyone elses) biggest concern. Plan B is go to spidertrax with 10" gearworks third memebrs.

    Here are the RCV 300M outers for them:


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    Re: Project Brisket

    Ballin Benji like what what lol
    New #6312 buggy under way .. -Kaos Krawlers- LetzRoll Offroad Racing #. JM Rigging Supply, Catsonly Muffler

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    Re: Project Brisket

    Docol R8 chassis ? Chassis Material: TBD

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortestbus View Post
    Docol R8 chassis ? Chassis Material: TBD
    I wonder what the price is on that stuff? I assume even more then 4130.

    http://www.aedmotorsport.com/docs/a0...comparison.pdf

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    Re: Project Brisket

    Portals and rear steer are totally overrated.

    The parts you posted are sexy though.

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    Re: Project Brisket

    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    Portals and rear steer are totally overrated.

    The parts you posted are sexy though.
    Meh...Jesse Haines and quite a few Aussies rock them portals. I don't know if they'll live out here, but i'm going to give it a shot. If they end up blowing up, all i need to do is sell a kidney and make a call to spidertrax :-). Personally, I can't wait for rear steer. There is a learning curve i'm sure;however, I'm stoked to give it a shot.

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    A lot of sprint car builders are using it nowadays. It holds up better & flexible .

    Quote Originally Posted by leetevo View Post
    I wonder what the price is on that stuff? I assume even more then 4130.

    http://www.aedmotorsport.com/docs/a0...comparison.pdf

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    Re: Project Brisket

    The only guy I ever wheeled with that had portals sold them and was happier for it.

    Rear steer is best used in moderation, IMO. Ive seen guys get themselves more stuck using it.

    Will be following this build, as I only wish I could afford the parts

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    Re: Project Brisket

    Some more info on it.


    http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/chassis...-chassis-tech/

    As you might guess thanks to all of its superior attributes, Docol R8 is more expensive than a typical 4130 or mild steel but remember it’s a better material and when things are better they are not necessarily going to be cheaper. You should expect to pay about 12-14 percent more for the Docal R8 over 4130. Now that’s a small price to pay for a better, stronger material for the foundation of your next race car.

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    Re: Project Brisket

    Quote Originally Posted by Woody View Post
    The only guy I ever wheeled with that had portals sold them and was happier for it.

    Rear steer is best used in moderation, IMO. Ive seen guys get themselves more stuck using it.

    Will be following this build, as I only wish I could afford the parts
    I tried to PM you but your shiz is full. I've heard of a few people down hear running some versions of portals 404 etc...but I have yet to talk to anyone who has ran a 12K hummer portal. There are even a few rock bouncers that use it in conjunction with IFS and no confirmed hub issues which is really my main concern. I'd love to chat with someone has run something similar though.

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