FJ40 buggy goes portal

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    FJ40 buggy goes portal

    have this fj40 buggy
    bbc454,np205, th400,dan60,14bolt and 42" treps

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTVgDEdP_b8

    recently got stuck in the mud pool and engine took some mud water and destroyed oil pump and bearings.



    after taking engine out figured it was good time to upgrade it to 4 wheel steering 416 mogs

    started by cutting front axel to passenger side drop.




    555lbs, 66" wms 8.36" diff ​offset . i can use the long splined short side by cutting it to short spline but now long locker side shaft has to be re made
    Last edited by TimJus; 06-19-2020, 12:35 PM.

    #2
    front is mocked. cant go any lower, pinion is hitting the engine mount and drive shaft would hit the starter.









    next job is to get rear to fit

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      #3


      Zag? From pbb?

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        #4
        Damn that’s badass!

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          #5
          Originally posted by YotaAtieToo View Post


          Zag? From pbb?
          yep

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            #6
            Subd, looking forward to seeing it come together

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              #7
              You know I'm Sub'd. One of my favorites. Glad you came over.
              Check out my project
              https://irate4x4.com/general-4x4/2779-amphibious-hemtt

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                #8
                Portals are such a pain to package, especially in a established rig.

                So how much of a change do you expect? Like what was and what will be belly/overall height? Are going to end up with a monster truck or are you able to keep it within reason?

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                  #9
                  I love portal builds.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Mr Stubs View Post
                    Portals are such a pain to package, especially in a established rig.

                    So how much of a change do you expect? Like what was and what will be belly/overall height? Are going to end up with a monster truck or are you able to keep it within reason?
                    drive height should stay ~ 79" belly 24"
                    mog tubes are in 24" with 42" treps
                    wheel base 116"

                    it would make it ~4" taller
                    5" longer
                    1.5" narrower

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                      #11
                      got the rear mocked and test fitted skins to see the overall look and get some sense of the height

                      drive height



                      flat belly in drive height







                      bottomed







                      rear




                      front

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                        #12
                        So how will the height change affect your rig overall in your opinion?

                        Will it be beneficial in your local terrain?

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Mr Stubs View Post
                          So how will the height change affect your rig overall in your opinion?

                          Will it be beneficial in your local terrain?
                          seems i can get it stay just 2 " taller then old, so i dont think chassis height will be issue.
                          ground clearance gained under axels will make huge difference

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                            #14
                            Can't wait for the new videos.
                            Check out my project
                            https://irate4x4.com/general-4x4/2779-amphibious-hemtt

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                              #15
                              You’re making great progress

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