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Bobbed Scrambler (with a bend or two)
11-14-2013, 10:32 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-14-2013, 11:30 AM by xtremexj.)
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Bobbed Scrambler (with a bend or two)
OK. A bunch of you know that I've been working on a new rig for a while now (since November 2010 actually) and I'm finally ready to share some details which should light the Hardcore section up with nitro glycerin. Big Grin

Anyhow, as many of you know I've been wanting to build a bobbed Scrambler for about 10+ years now and just never had the time or money to get it off the ground. Over the years I've purchased two different Jeeps that I was going to lengthen to make my dreams happen but it didn't get off the ground. I bought an '83 CJ7 about six years ago that ended up being a complete rust bucked so I'll I kept was the cowl and windshield frame. About four years ago I bought a '91 YJ to do the same as well as take the 4.0L out to put in the XJ after I blew the head gasket apart with the turbo. The YJ ended up being sold to Corey to build the KOH juggy.

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Back in 2010 when we were in Moab we had such a great time that Corey was talking about coming back with the KOH buggy and Sheldon was talking about getting the Sniper back together and bringing it down. I did some major tweaking of the exocage on the XJ so I decided I needed to come back with something that had less body so I made the decision to make my dream come true.

Back in 2009 I had seen magazine coverage of a rig that Campbell Enterprises built for Walker Evans and TOTALLY fell in love with it and knew it was the answer I had been looking for.

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Remember, this starts in November of 2010 and will bring us up to where I am currently at.

I started by connecting the couple of pieces of Jeep body parts I had and ordered 260' of tubing and set to make things happen.

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I started getting some tubing bent for the main frame and mounted the body, windshield frame and hood to it.

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I moved on to the rear of the chassis.

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Moved on to the grille area where I decided to pay homage to Corey's KOH buggy as I really liked the front end and had Lane (Doshtowel) cut me a couple of d-ring mounts.

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Added more tubing to support the grille and got the roof and rear passenger area bars done and a pic of progress up to that point.

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11-14-2013, 11:39 AM,
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RE: Bobbed Scrambler (with a twist)
FANTASTIC work. Man its exciting to see another "master" builder on here.Pirate Looking forward to seeing more pics as you progress with the project.
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11-14-2013, 11:42 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-14-2013, 11:47 AM by xtremexj.)
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(11-14-2013, 11:39 AM)OBWHON Wrote: FANTASTIC work. Man its exciting to see another "master" builder on here.Pirate Looking forward to seeing more pics as you progress with the project.

Thanks Dave! I'm not sure I'd call myself a "master" builder yet but I appreciate the thought regardless. I definitely have a bunch more pics to share!!

When I got to the point that I needed to do more sheet metal work I about lost my mind. I decided to blow my engine budget and have Todd at Aqualu build me some custom aluminum body panels similar to what was on Walker's buggy. Todd now offers these as an item and my pics are actually on the website. Talk about hiding in plain site. LOL. It's basicall a bobbed Scrambler tub sectioned into five parts - door openings, quarter panels and cowl.

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11-14-2013, 12:06 PM,
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11-14-2013, 12:06 PM,
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11-14-2013, 12:21 PM,
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NiceDmonkey

Is it done yet????

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11-14-2013, 01:25 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-14-2013, 02:02 PM by xtremexj.)
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(11-14-2013, 12:21 PM)HMFI Wrote: NiceDmonkey

Is it done yet????

I wish. LOL. I have spent the last 2+ weeks hard at it every day in the garage so I'm getting closer. I am hoping for spring - hopefully before the snow melts. I have a bunch more pics to post that will bring it up to where it is right now. Stay tuned!!!Big Grin

When I was mounting the quarter panels I didn't like the way I had done the rear end so I changed it up to something more along the lines of how Twisted Customs and Jim's Garage do theirs. I decide to take a shot of just the chassis at this point for reference.

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I decided I wanted to do some sort of fender instead of just a fiberglass hood with the mini fenders on it.

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I finally got the portals out from under the XJ early this year and dragged them under the Scrambler. The problem was that my original grille was way too low to clear the steering so I put together something that I really liked the look of. At the same time, I tried my first run with CAD and designed my front grille which a buddy of mine cut for nothing out of some 1/8" aluminum scrap he had laying around.

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With that out of the way it was time to cut the rear wheel openings so I could fit the rear tires on.

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I picked up a 5.3L/4L60E combo that appeared to be a great deal until I got it home and realized that it was missing half the wiring and a couple of key components. Oh well, I'll just have to find the parts I need and run it for now. The intake is from an LS2 that is about 3" lower than the stock truck intake which gives me more underhood room.

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Once I had the engine in place it was time to start bending up the front hoops for the 16" Radflo coilovers.

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With that done I needed to notch the hood so the hoops could poke through.

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11-14-2013, 06:01 PM,
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RE: Bobbed Scrambler (with a twist)
Meh...........Never gonna work out buddy just give it to me and I will try to salvage what you have done so far!!!!!





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Looks AWESOME Shane, I am going to have ta drop by and take a closer looksie maybe......hmmmm maybe this weekend if yer up to it!!!???


Keep it up man it will be another great Shane bilt rig!!!Big GrinCool

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11-14-2013, 07:23 PM,
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Thanks Bear!! I was wondering how long it would be before you'd see it. Surprise!!!

I'll be in the garage all day Saturday if you want to swing by. I should be out there by 10:00 or so.

Extra large steaped tea double double BTW. Smile LOL!
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11-14-2013, 07:28 PM,
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A couple of weeks ago I got started on the subframe and the lower control arms. I am using 1.5" square tubing and TJ control arm bushings for mock up at the moment.

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11-14-2013, 07:30 PM,
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Got my windshield bars done as well as some extra triangulation for the front clip. I still have more to tie in but I need to get the upper arms mocked in place to sit what I have for room before I add more.

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11-14-2013, 07:34 PM,
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The last week has been spent getting the rear coilover hoops built as well as creating clearance for the upper control arm towers where the cargo area will be. That's the trouble with portals some times - everything is pushed up 5" so room is at a premium.

One thing I forgot to mention is that the chassis is at full bump (compression) right now so everything is squished together. It will sit 6" higher at ride height which should put overall height at about 80" and belly clearance at 24" with 116" wheelbase.

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11-14-2013, 07:37 PM,
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Finished the front coilover mounts yesterday so this is how it sits currently. Over the next couple of weeks I'll start working on upper control arms and final bracing before switching over to the interior.

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11-14-2013, 08:05 PM,
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Awesome! I got to the last pic and.....

now I guess we wait.... Wink

Keep working it's looking great!
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11-14-2013, 08:16 PM,
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Thanks Mitch! I can't wait to finish it - 3+ years is a long freaking time to do a build over. The last year and a half have been the hardest seeing as how I haven't done any wheeling in that time. Sad That time is soon coming to an end!!!
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11-14-2013, 08:55 PM,
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(11-14-2013, 07:23 PM)xtremexj Wrote: Thanks Bear!! I was wondering how long it would be before you'd see it. Surprise!!!

I'll be in the garage all day Saturday if you want to swing by. I should be out there by 10:00 or so.

Extra large steaped tea double double BTW. Smile LOL!


You betcha....the wifey is a working Saturday so I will be Tea in hand and dropping in my Friend!!!! Wink Smile
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11-14-2013, 09:27 PM,
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That's looking pretty sick Shane. Waaaaaaay more than I thought you where building.

Very nice.Cool

BTW, we are leaving for Moab on Easter weekend.Wink

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11-15-2013, 07:59 AM,
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(11-14-2013, 09:27 PM)HMFI Wrote: That's looking pretty sick Shane. Waaaaaaay more than I thought you where building.

Very nice.Cool

BTW, we are leaving for Moab on Easter weekend.Wink

Ya, I was hoping that I would just be able to show up with it and rock everyone's socks off but it's getting harder to keep it quiet. I'm glad you're impressed. Cool

I wish we could join you in Moab but once I start working again I doubt I'll be able to take time off that soon. I almost tried to convince Amanda to take her JK and drive it down but I don't think that's going to happen. Have fun!!
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11-15-2013, 08:52 AM,
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Shane, looking great. Can't wait to see it at ride height.
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11-15-2013, 09:11 AM,
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Good news and nice work. Smile
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