Bad Karma Scrambler Build Up

Bad Karma

Captain Sarcasm
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Garden Hill, Ontario, Cana
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da
#1
Been working on my new project for a few months now..
the build up is going to be this..
CJ-8 tub (full length)
TDK frame

then once the tub, body, cage, and wiring is done i'm going to swap over the drivetrain and stuff from my CJ-7 onto the CJ-8 chassis.. which is....
4.2L/4.0L MPFI engine
T-18 trans with 6.35:1 1st
stock D300
HPD60s front and rear.
i'm planning on eventually running 40s..
this Jeep will be a driver, not truck or trailer to pull it...
plan on having it ready for 2010. will be driving to Moab with it...

heres what i started with...





sand blasting is fun!!! :(






its not going to be showroom by any means cuz i plan on beating the snot out of her when shes done!!
 
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Bad Karma

Captain Sarcasm
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da
#2
then i've cut the corner out and blasted the remaining steel..






pass corner before blasted


after blasting.


done

 
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Bad Karma

Captain Sarcasm
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da
#3
firewall before the cut



after the cut


blasted



the old tub that i've been using for firewall donation...whats left of it anyways. (basically the tub was cut in the door jam and i only have the front half)


new peice blasted and ready to be fit
 
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Bad Karma

Captain Sarcasm
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Garden Hill, Ontario, Cana
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da
#4
here she is...
TDK CJ-8 frame

outboarded, shackel reversal front spring hangers
TJ style front cross member
retardedly heavy duty steering box mount...

cleaned her up today. gonna rust bullet it as soon as a have the chance.
















leaving buffalo for the drive back... :D
 
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Bad Karma

Captain Sarcasm
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da
#5
frame is fully Rust Bulleted...



put the tub onto the frame to see what she'll look like and to save space...








also got the firewall patched up.



 
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Bad Karma

Captain Sarcasm
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Garden Hill, Ontario, Cana
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da
#6
swapped the axles out of my CJ-7 onto the 8...


then after i got the drive train out of the 7 and swapped it into the 8...





heres how she sits now... :D :D
 
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Bad Karma

Captain Sarcasm
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Garden Hill, Ontario, Cana
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da
#7
drivers floor (not pretty, but functional)







trying to save a bit of wieght since she'll be a big heavy b!tch when she's all done... just have to stay out of the water...



heres one of the steel pieces i made after i decided cardboard floor swouldnt be a good idea....



heres a pic of what i've cut out of the tub so far...

 
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Bad Karma

Captain Sarcasm
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Garden Hill, Ontario, Cana
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da
#8
gotta do some sand blasting before i can finish the floors now... next time i'm in the shop i'll either be blasting or building wheel wells. :D

















 

BOBCAT

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Louisville
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Ky
#9
Great job. Looking good.:cheers: I know what your going through, I've done that twice now, with 2 more to do in the future.

Don
 

mkzmomo

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City
drummondville
State
qc
#12
that's looking really good! Did you have any problem with the TDK frame as far as fitting goes ?
 

bigwalton

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Dexter
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MI
#13
Sweet work so far and what a nice build. Can't wait to watch the rest come together!! :cheers:
 

Bad Karma

Captain Sarcasm
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Garden Hill, Ontario, Cana
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da
#15
thanks for the compliments!

MKZMOMO:
the TDK frame is awesome. no problems what so ever. great people to deal with. would do it again...

TKtrailbuggy:
the sand i used.... the cheapest crap i could find...
PSI... what ever the compressor could pump out!!
i hate sand blasting, i hate the fact that thats the next thing i have to do... :mad:
 

Bad Karma

Captain Sarcasm
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Garden Hill, Ontario, Cana
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da
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the nice thing is.... all the seams and joints will be covered because i will be getting the inside Line-Xed.. it will hide all the imperfections... :D:D:D
 

twmattox

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City
Arcadia
State
IN
#17
I would still recommend hitting it with Rust Bullet. You already have it sand blasted and prepped. The Rhino Lining will cover, but can allow the metal underneath to rust away... Bullet it first then Rhino and she should be very well protected for a number of years (at least that is my plan and hopes)...
 

Bad Karma

Captain Sarcasm
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Garden Hill, Ontario, Cana
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da
#18
one step ahead of you... all the silver on the tub is rust bullet!!! :D love that stuff too bad it gives me a HUGE headache...
 

Bad Karma

Captain Sarcasm
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Garden Hill, Ontario, Cana
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da
#20
paint brush... most of the outside of the Jeep is gonna be armored, the inside line-xed so i'm not really worried about how thick its on there..
 
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