Heavily MOGified

Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by burrellsjeep, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. burrellsjeep

    burrellsjeep Breaking Stuff...

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    The build is what’s left of a CJ-8 Scrambler that good friend of mine is in the process of finishing up. In exchange for machining work he is doing for my jeep, I agreed to document his build for him since Justin is not the internet savory type and I thought this had be posted.

    I will be just documenting this and will take no credit in the build that’s all Justin.

    I will have him sign up and comment on the build, I will just be doing the posting and updates.

    Specs:
    • CJ-8 Scrambler Frame and Body with an O5 Liberty Hood and Grill narrowed 8’’
    • Custom Internal / Exo Cage with an integrated console with Cage mounted Corbeau Bucket Seats
    • Rock Sliders with integrated storage compartments
    • Mercedes 300SD Intercooled 3.0 Turbo Diesel running on Diesel and Veg oil.
    • Flexalite Radiator, RCI Fuel Cell, Custom Stainless Exhaust
    • Custom Built Bellhousing and Custom 9’’ Torque Convertor
    • Ford C4 Manual Reverse Valvebody Trans with a AA Tailshaft
    • T-Case adaptor with Spud Shaft to adapt to a Ford NP205
    • Custom Monotube adaptors
    • Mercedes Unimog 404 factory Monotubes and Axles
    • Factory Unimog Wheels cut and reversed
    • Michelin XML 385 95R20 DOT Milspec tires
    • Custom Cantilever Suspension 2:1 Ratio with 4130 Chromo Arms, Tapered Roller Bearings, and 4340 Shafts.
    • Prototype Closed Loop Pneumatic Air Springs 12’’ Stroke 3’’ Bore Mounted Horizontal.

    Picture of what it looked like four years ago, Trail 3 in Tellico

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    The Jeep is currently mostly though with the first mock up build. It is almost to the point at which its close to being torn down for finale assembly. I will be getting more detailed pictures as the build progresses. He has some photos and I will post them so you can get an idea what its going to look like.
     
  2. burrellsjeep

    burrellsjeep Breaking Stuff...

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    Here are some of the pictures he has sent me,

    Like I said I will get some better and more detailed pictures as the build goes on.

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    Custom Air Springs he built

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  3. burrellsjeep

    burrellsjeep Breaking Stuff...

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    Here are some of the Tub Work

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    Reworking the wheel well to keep the stockish look of the jeep

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  4. jbarr89

    jbarr89 Well-Known Member

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    just saw this on pirate, damn that looks SWEET!!!
     
  5. burrellsjeep

    burrellsjeep Breaking Stuff...

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    Yeah, wait till you see the suspension in action

    I cross posted to get it out there and get some opinions.
     
  6. y2kcrawler

    y2kcrawler Well-Known Member

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    Pictures wont show on my end? :(
     
  7. burrellsjeep

    burrellsjeep Breaking Stuff...

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    I think photobucket is having issues today

    I can still see them here
     
  8. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    they're linked from gmail... I think you can see them, because you're logged in...
     
  9. burrellsjeep

    burrellsjeep Breaking Stuff...

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    I thought I linked them from my bucket account,

    Fixed, Sorry about that
     
  10. CrashKnott

    CrashKnott Well-Known Member

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    Holy friggin bad-asss!

    I can see the pics. What's the deal with those air-shocks now? Belcrane-type lever suspension?
     
  11. burrellsjeep

    burrellsjeep Breaking Stuff...

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    More details will be coming soon on the Shocks,

    What I can tell you is that it is a closed loop air system which will be the only shock/springs on the rig.

    The Cantilever Suspension has 2:1 Ratio, The whole reason for the cantilever is to keep from having so much height on the rig.

    I will get some pictures of the arms soon.
     
  12. Tacoma747

    Tacoma747 Well-Known Member

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  13. y2kcrawler

    y2kcrawler Well-Known Member

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    I hate to see a scrambler get chopped up but you couldnt build something sweeter! Very nasty! Cant wait to see the whole thing.

    Oh and pics are working now!
     
  14. ABES-XJ

    ABES-XJ New Member

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    we got to go check this thing out that thing is sweet
     
  15. Archdukeferdinand

    Archdukeferdinand Well-Known Member

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    Holy :poop:

    I love scramblers, I love diesels, I love mogs...

    I just got a partial looking at that thing.
     
  16. burrellsjeep

    burrellsjeep Breaking Stuff...

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    Thanks for the comments guys,

    Justin has been reading these replies and says thanks for the interest in the build.

    I am hoping by posting this and you guys commenting will be the motivation he needs to finish this thing up. He seems more excited about it than ever so I believe its working, So keep it coming.
     
  17. burrellsjeep

    burrellsjeep Breaking Stuff...

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    Current Picture of How it sits now. It has 22'' of Clearance at the Diffs, The belly clearance is adjustable.

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    Rock Sliders and Air Tool Storage Bins

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    OverHead Shot of it

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  18. burrellsjeep

    burrellsjeep Breaking Stuff...

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    Shots of the Air Spring and Suspension

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  19. wheelnc62cj

    wheelnc62cj Well-Known Member

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    im probably going to get crap for saying this but im not a big fan of the scrambler, for wheeling purposes or really looks for several different reasons but that thing is one of the sickest rigs i have ever seen. pass the word to your buddy please
     
  20. burrellsjeep

    burrellsjeep Breaking Stuff...

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    I will give you guys the details I know on the Suspension Set up he has built.

    The suspension consist of a custom built air spring mounted horizontal or close to it, at each corner of the rig. Air lines have been plumbed to each of the springs from a manifold which is power by a high powered compressor. Each spring is monitored by a pressure sensor. All this is controlled by an on board computer with software he helped create.

    So basically when the spring senses weight being distributed to it will want to right its self by adding more air to the spring, Which results in leveling the jeep.

    So think of like having stuck down winches front and rear, with the ability to do the opposite and air up the jeep when needed.

    When climbing it will squat the front and so on.

    All this is controlled and can be adjusted from the driver seat, He has built some presets in to the software to allow differnet types of wheeling / ride.

    I will get some video of it in the shop cycling though the suspension, Just to give you guys an idea of how much this thing will flex.

    We did the ol fork lift test and it was impressive.
     
  21. burrellsjeep

    burrellsjeep Breaking Stuff...

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    He reading the comments, don't worry

    I have it set up to email him.
     
  22. braxton357

    braxton357 Robot

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    How are the air shocks valved? Any pictures of the internals? That's a badass rig, and I love scramblers...but why the liberty front clip?!
     
  23. burrellsjeep

    burrellsjeep Breaking Stuff...

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    Not sure exactly what your asking on the valving, How will they dampen? Its all based on the denseness of the compressed air. I am working on getting some detailed pictures of it.

    But the Air Springs have a 3 inch bore with a 12 inch stroke.

    Hey the front end is what he liked.
     
  24. rockmafia

    rockmafia Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a cool setup, very clean looking.

    I don't see how air is going to provide any damping that a shock would provide. Same principle as air bags, you still need shocks.
     
  25. burrellsjeep

    burrellsjeep Breaking Stuff...

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    I will run this by Justin an see what his thoughts are, Like I stated I am just posting it.
     

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