Builds my new fj-40 build

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my new fj-40 build *new pics on 2nd page*

heres what ive got so far. I got my new bender a few weeks ago and a buddy and I started on the tube work last weekend. The basis of this rig will be a streetable 3 seater tube chassis with all the comforts of a 69 fj-40. but also the capability of a rock buggy.

how it started:
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off to the s****per
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time to start buildin:
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and now CODY says: "GET BACK TO WORK!!!"
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D'Animal

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I saw the first three pictures and thought wow, what a dreamer. I then scrolled down and saw that you are actually doing it. It looks great!



Is that a voice amplifier that Cody is wearing?
 

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:lol: Does Cody have a milk mustache? Or is just an 'ol boy? My female Dobie is 13, good to see another on the board ;p I like the lines so far. I see a D60 front & 14 bolt (?) so far.....
 
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x2 on the doors. Would be awsome to have a tube buggy and have the option of being able to throw on the doors for those snow trips.

Going to definately be following this build! Keep it up
 
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"what's your dog's name?"
"cody."
"be still cody."

oh, and good call on the axles hamma...finally caught them on the 3rd or 4th time thru the pics, ha ha
 
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yes im going to use the doors. i hate getting wet and muddy in the winter months. plus i want to drive it on the street to and from some of the trail systems we have here in michigan. so the more street like i can make it look when needed the better.

CODY is a mutly from the pound, hes only 3. has all the doby colors except for a white chin. hes doby and blue tic hound mix.

drivetrain will be 350 vortec/ th350 trans/ 300case, 14 and 60 axles fox 2.0 air shocks 4 link and 39 iroks on h2s.

probably wont have more pics til next week. i have my bacheleor party saturday so i will be in no shape to worky in the garage
 

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yes im going to use the doors. i hate getting wet and muddy in the winter months. plus i want to drive it on the street to and from some of the trail systems we have here in michigan. so the more street like i can make it look when needed the better.

CODY is a mutly from the pound, hes only 3. has all the doby colors except for a white chin. hes doby and blue tic hound mix.

drivetrain will be 350 vortec/ th350 trans/ 300case, 14 and 60 axles fox 2.0 air shocks 4 link and 39 iroks on h2s.

probably wont have more pics til next week. i have my bacheleor party saturday so i will be in no shape to worky in the garage

* Cool Mutt! one that can hunt and kill! LOL

Have the Bach party in you garage. You could get alot done with that many people around. Again, LOL!

Looking forward to the detailed pics of the Tube bender.
 
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* Cool Mutt! one that can hunt and kill! LOL

Have the Bach party in you garage. You could get alot done with that many people around. Again, LOL!

Looking forward to the detailed pics of the Tube bender.


a bachelor party in the garage sounds expensive. all the wasted tubing and welding wire and welding gas.

what pics do you guys want of the bender?

i just got the basic jd2. made my own stand. and then bought a air over hydraulic ram from harbor freight for a whopping $79 :grinpimp: utilized the handle given in the original bender to weld my ram to. its definetly not the fastest but it works great and i dont have to hand crank anything. beats spending 3-400 more bucks on one of there hydro kits.
 
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Yeah id like to see the close-up of your Harbor/JD2 hybrid. I was thinking of going that route. Looking very good, nice to see you still using the doors, good luck and lots of pics.
 
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got a little bit more done. to damn busy with wedding stuff to do much right now. after the honeymoon it will come together fast.
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goes threw the side of the cowl into the internal cage.
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think the t-case is to high?? i want to keep it total flat belly. but i have to raise the hell out of the t-case because of the stupid tallness of my stock adapter mount.
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front end
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door line
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inside door line and door latch
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