Fubars snow jeep build

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby n16ht5 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:17 am

Those are awesome, should be a good build.

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby Fubar » Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:17 am

Thanks,
heres the actual land rover..
ive been cleaning it out over the last few days and man is it ever gross.

it sat abandon in a farmers field for at least 6 years. nasty mice & bird carcass, spiders and flies galore.

i wont even put it in the garage until its quarantined.

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I had never used one of those tow bars behind the truck before but man do they ever work well.
backing ups a little more challenging though

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby Fubar » Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:44 am

update:

So I sold the land rover made some $$ on it and bought a 68 jeepster commando.

Yea the land rover just wasn't making me warm and tingly inside.

Also picked up a new tubing bender.

All the pieces are cut and cleaned for a new frame build.

The previous owners had welded complete junk to the stock frame and axles on the jeepster, so I would rather start at square one with it and not have any surprises in the future.

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby Fubar » Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:46 am

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby Fubar » Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:50 am

Plans are for suspension have changed to 4 link rear with a stretch, and leafs up front out boarded on the frame for stability and to keep it lower.

Wheelbase will be about 112" (stock was 101") this will be to improve the departure angles.

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby Nobody » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:27 pm

Just catching up again... It looks like you'll do great work. Looking forward to seeing you finish something, anything! :finger: I like the commando's. :cool:
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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby bobracing » Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:06 pm

Wow, quit the run around.
One, think your making way more work for your self than needed. Snow is a game of traction, not really hp like sand, low gears and technique are your friends in snow. Not to say hp isn't needed sometimes but not as often and a 4cyl will work just fine.
if making a dedicated snow wheeler:
Keep it low, make the body fit the tires, cut cut cut.
Lockers, not limited slips but lockers. Selectables are nice but on a budget, lunch box locker in the front and welded in the rear works nice too.
You'll have to figure tires yourself but radials seem to work and MTR & Irocs seem to be favorites.
I haven't seen length be a real issue, the more serious guys I run are in the 86" range.
Autos, ask anyone about trans and everyone will be different, but I think the auto will allow more control between gas and brake foot dance. Again the more hard core guys I run with are about 42:1 but also have autos. (4.3 / 700r4 / 5.38s in flatfenders)
Get the shock mounts u-bolts and anything else up from under the axle.
Shave the 14b. The LS in the 14b is probably a gov-lok, never had problems with mine but some say it's only time before they blow???
A nice steal cage with some sort of cover. Al or steal will be fine but it will help stop "stuff" from coming thru in a rollover, or turn it into a great sled on the roof.
No top, bikini and wind jammer are great with a good heater. Less damage when sliding into a tree.
With the commando, rails down the top body edge in the rear, again less damage when sliding into a tree.
Outboarding will be nessary to mount the front D60 front but will also be a good idea on the rear.

This is just things I've picked up over the years, hope some help.

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby Fubar » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:41 am

Thanks for the input guys.

yes i will go lunch box upfront with arb in the rear.

I wasn't able to out board the leafs in the front.. my frame happened to work out to be the same width as the d60 stock mounting locations. which is nice anyways.

I frenched the frame to get the ride height a bit lower and build some shackle hangers for some leftover 4" shackles i had.

(the pipes bottom half will be cut to allow the leaf eye to sit in there)

and yes i will be cutting the hell out of the body to get a flat belly and 40's shoved in there.

the drivetrain will be fairly high in the floor but im ok with that.

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby Nobody » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:32 am

Looking great!
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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby n16ht5 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:47 am

get to work, snows comin!


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