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    I said with all due respect Crippledpetey's Avatar
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    Ballin’ on a Budget “Buggy”

    Well some may know and some may not. Earlier this month a guy reached out to me and made me an offer on my buggy that I couldn’t refuse.

    So sometime in January it will be getting shipped back east. Even though I only owned it for a short time it has planted the seed around competition.

    That brings me to “what’s next?”. For a brief time I almost decided to build an Ultra 4 race car. Then I decided to continue doing what I love more...rock crawling technical lines. So that took me to shopping for a new buggy. After a night or two looking for a new buggy I could compete in I realized that I wanted something a little different from what was out there.

    This brings me to where I am now. I have been shopping for parts and pieces across the US. I have purchased my powertrain, chassis and axle outers. Things should start coming together after the first of the year. The motor has shipped and should be here next week. I have someone picking up my transmission up next week as well. I have the transfer case at my house already. Sometime after the first of the year I will be picking up the chassis and axle outers. From there parts will start showing up every day while the chassis gets built, axles and arms set and powertrain set.

    So what am I building? That’s the ultimate question I guess, haha.

    Chassis: JHF / GoatBuilt chassis

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    Powertrain: GM 2.0L turbo ecotech / GM 904 / Dana 300

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    Axles: JHF Portals using a 8” Toyota or 9” Truck housing

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    Overall Finished Rig: General idea not exact

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    There is tons more to come but here is where I am currently.
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    Current Rigs:
    2013 JK Build: The Mutt Build Thread
    2019 JHF Moonbuggy Build: Coming Soon!

    Past Rigs:
    2007 JHF Single Seat Buggy: Coming Soon! - Sold
    2018 JHF Buggy Build: Ballin' on a Budget - Burned Up in Camp Fire

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    Here is the general build specs:

    Chassis: JHF / GoatBuilt Kit

    Motor: 2014 2.0L Turbo Ecotech

    Transmission: A904 3-Spd

    Transfer Case: Dana 300 with 4:1

    Shocks: 14”/16” 2.5 Fox air shocks

    Steering: High Flow Steering pump / 3” Double Ended Ram / 1-3 Turn Orbital Front and Rear

    Drivelines: Custom High Angle

    Axles: JHF Portals outers with 8” or 9” centers

    Wheels: 17” beadlocks

    Tires: 42” Maxxis Trepadors

    Seats: Mastercraft Rubicon’s

    Cutting Brakes: CNC

    Lockers: ARB Front and Rear

    I’m sure there is more but either I’m forgetting it or haven’t determined what I’m doing yet. Any questions just ask!
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    Current Rigs:
    2013 JK Build: The Mutt Build Thread
    2019 JHF Moonbuggy Build: Coming Soon!

    Past Rigs:
    2007 JHF Single Seat Buggy: Coming Soon! - Sold
    2018 JHF Buggy Build: Ballin' on a Budget - Burned Up in Camp Fire

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    "Do you even wheel bro? only if its with a Yeti "

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    Dana 44 Hullerman's Avatar
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    Want to use my headlights?
    Bug counter

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    What color? What stickers?
    "Do you even wheel bro? only if its with a Yeti "

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    This is gonna be so awesome!!!
    To see what this family is about click here https://www.sevenoffroad.com/showthr...get-well-Panda!
    Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hullerman View Post
    Want to use my headlights?
    I’ll pass haha
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    2007 JHF Single Seat Buggy: Coming Soon! - Sold
    2018 JHF Buggy Build: Ballin' on a Budget - Burned Up in Camp Fire

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    Quote Originally Posted by rccrwlr View Post
    What color? What stickers?
    Not sure on color but probably a bare chassis. Stickers will be standard unless someone sponsors me. There will be a 00 for my number, a seven offroad logo and S&W Automotive.

    If anyone knows anyone at Trail-gear, ruffstuff, Howe Performance, PSC Motorsports, ARB, Branik, CNC, Trail Ready, Maxxis, etc let me know hahahahaha.
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    2013 JK Build: The Mutt Build Thread
    2019 JHF Moonbuggy Build: Coming Soon!

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    2007 JHF Single Seat Buggy: Coming Soon! - Sold
    2018 JHF Buggy Build: Ballin' on a Budget - Burned Up in Camp Fire

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    Oh boy, a puzzle!!! I love puzzles.........
    "The day I grow up is the day I die"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwmgcs View Post
    Oh boy, a puzzle!!! I love puzzles.........
    Come on down and join in.
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    2013 JK Build: The Mutt Build Thread
    2019 JHF Moonbuggy Build: Coming Soon!

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    2007 JHF Single Seat Buggy: Coming Soon! - Sold
    2018 JHF Buggy Build: Ballin' on a Budget - Burned Up in Camp Fire

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