Post by Cherokee Chief on Sept 30, 2012 18:45:11 GMT -4
Well its time to start a new build thread. The ole Cherokee Chief had a Doctor's visit a month or so ago and well it wasn't good. He condemned it. So I went for a second opinion and well that one was no better. I have sense tore apart and sold off some of the ole Chief and started to rebuild her. The ole Cherokee Chief will be getting a face lift, tummy tuck, boob job, nose job and Lypo suction and any other plastic surgery I can come up with. All staying into the Jeep theme by using the Cowel, hood, front fenders, and front header panel with lights.
I am basing this buggy of a 1/10 scale Axial Wraith. It will be a 4 seater and its power plant will be a 4.0l auto with a 231/205 doubler, D44up front and a 9" in the rear gearing will start out with the stock 3:55. Tires will be 37"MTR of course. Chassis will be built by Andy (geaser). Andy will be taking pictures of everything being done as he goes along with the build. After he has made me a rolling chassis I will bring it home to finish the buggy's interior, engine wiring and all the other thousand of things to be done.
Laugh now Scott. just wait till spring of 2013. This is a buggy baised off of the 1/10 scale Wraith RC car. It will be a 1:1 buggy 4 seater with a 4.0l auto 231/205 doubler d44 front 9" rear with 37" MTR.
Post by Cherokee Chief on Oct 2, 2012 12:07:32 GMT -4
the 205 is what I have when I bought the bronco for the diffs. So I didn't source out any other. Also at some point I will be upgrading to D60" and bigger tires. I don't have a garage to do the chassis in myself and its hard to make it with tarps overhead. And I was a little stumped on starting the chassis what to do first and dimensions and whatnot. but thanks for the compliment. I will be finishing this buggy once Andy makes me the chassis.
I'm on a really tight budget on this so I'm using all of the Jeep parts I have laying around. I got the old 79 Bronco for $200.00 and I had it spoken for for quite some time now having the idea to put full widths under the old Cherokee. That's why I'm using this combo. My first idea was to install a 4.8L V8 and trans and t/case from a 2001 GMC along with the 205 t/case. The junkyard wanted way too much for the ole powerpland and buying that would take away from being able to buy other things for the buggy. I sense got the urge to build the buggy especially once I had a good look at the Cherokee and it was starting to get holes back in the floor and rear section and I really didn't want to do that all over again.