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Bananaclip 12-01-2021 03:34 PM

Bananaclip’s 4door Trail Rig
 
Hello everyone. I’ve been tinkering on and off on this build and I need to get things documented before I get much further.

The build:

Started out as a nicely painted (Smurf Blue)(it’s not staying blue[emoji41]) original new bright 4 door jk with a slightly hacked interior. I had a new set of CBE rails that fit the lines of the JK quite well. I just needed to extend the rear for large body. From here I added some sliders, front and rear bumpers. Then started on the cage. The cage started out as 2 very long rods bent to shape.
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Then I added some cross braces [emoji51]

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Drop bars with mounting tabs behind passenger doors

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Finally some dress up and added support.

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This brings us to current. I need to add some front tabs giving the cage 6 bolt in points. I need to sort rear shock mounting and mount the chosen drive train. More to come.

indybama 12-01-2021 04:41 PM

Re: Bananaclip’s 4door Trail Rig
 
Thats a good start BC! Very clean joints on the roll cage. Definantly goina watch this one come along

kincer 12-01-2021 05:05 PM

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His tube work is top notch! I bought two of his custom rigs and they are A-1!

indybama 12-01-2021 05:22 PM

Re: Bananaclip’s 4door Trail Rig
 
Hes an awesome guy. Had some issues with a build. Somebody pointed me in his direction n with his help, had it fixed in no time.

Thanks again travis! Much appreciated!

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distinctive pd 12-01-2021 10:02 PM

Re: Bananaclip’s 4door Trail Rig
 
Tube is looking superb!! "thumbsup"

Bananaclip 12-02-2021 06:30 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by indybama (Post 6100500)
Thats a good start BC! Very clean joints on the roll cage. Definantly goina watch this one come along


IB……. Much appreciated. Lots of work. Hope you do stay tuned.


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Bananaclip 12-02-2021 06:30 AM

Re: Bananaclip’s 4door Trail Rig
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kincer (Post 6100504)
His tube work is top notch! I bought two of his custom rigs and they are A-1!


Thanks Dave!


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Bananaclip 12-02-2021 06:32 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by distinctive pd (Post 6100530)
Tube is looking superb!! "thumbsup"


DPD…….. Thank you for the kind words. I take that as a compliment coming from you.


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DukeMinnix 12-02-2021 11:18 AM

Re: Bananaclip’s 4door Trail Rig
 
Yep. Own several BC builds myself, honored to call him my brother and I too am very excited to see this one progress. Answer your texts.

Bananaclip 12-02-2021 04:36 PM

Bananaclip’s 4door Trail Rig
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DukeMinnix (Post 6100578)
Yep. Own several BC builds myself, honored to call him my brother and I too am very excited to see this one progress. Answer your texts.

My brother……..

Alright fellas…. I just realized I haven’t shared the current status fully. Nothing earth shattering just figured I would give you a better look at the armor and the raw chassis.

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Nakedness………
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indybama 12-02-2021 04:48 PM

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Ooooooh... Ahhhhhhh... Purdy...... I like the look of the 4 door jeeps

Bananaclip 12-03-2021 07:23 AM

Bananaclip’s 4door Trail Rig
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by indybama (Post 6100594)
Ooooooh... Ahhhhhhh... Purdy...... I like the look of the 4 door jeeps


Thank you Adam. I’m a yota guy for certain but that old new bright 4 door JK body is a hard one to beat. 13” wheel base and it swallows tires. Full depth interior. The current rollers are 4.75 with .225 SLW hubs and they have one tread sticking out. I could drop to a 4.19 for a totally different ( daily driver ) look. The body gives you crazy options. You could swap out hubs to say a .350 or so to make this thing mega stable while still maintaining proper tire coverage for class spec.

I ordered a set of the 10.3 straight axles (crazy cheap Xmas price). I have a new set of fully built SSD diamonds under it currently. I saw the 10.3 axle under a recent Toyota build and really liked the look. I think one ton axles will look perfecto under a big ol JK. I’m also trying to decide on the transmission. I have a slick OG aluminum zuki front mount and a new TGH t-case(thanks Duke Minnix!). I also just acquired another new Pro VFD. The zuki/TGH combo adds some nostalgia to the build however I’m loving the Pro VFD. We will see………….


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indybama 12-03-2021 01:16 PM

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I love the vfd, got one in my gspeed v3, n in my v1c1 build. Plus the new vfd twin, which i cant wait to try out. I was goina go with the tgh fmm n one of their transfercases for the v1c1, but its hard to catch a tcase in stock sometimes

Bananaclip 12-03-2021 03:31 PM

Bananaclip’s 4door Trail Rig
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by indybama (Post 6100682)
I love the vfd, got one in my gspeed v3, n in my v1c1 build. Plus the new vfd twin, which i cant wait to try out. I was goina go with the tgh fmm n one of their transfercases for the v1c1, but its hard to catch a tcase in stock sometimes


I couldn’t agree more. The VFD is a go to for custom builds. To date I have built 3 customs using the VFD paired with the SSD trail king offset front axle.

YJ….. sold to Dave King. Kincer
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TJ…. Built for Duke Minnix
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4Rnr sold to Duke Minnix’s buddy Logan
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All three were built using the VFD and it’s Pro variant. The Pro is 100% the go to if available. Adam I would like to try the phoenix in a custom buggy type build down the road.

Mail man dropped the 10.3’s off today.
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First time holding and I must say they are nice axles for the cost. The plastic is beef. I doubt they would require upgrades to be reliable but SSD is offering some nice stuff for them. I am like you guys. Can’t leave things alone. More to come.


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DukeMinnix 12-04-2021 10:06 AM

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I really need to get that TJ hooked up and on a trail sometime soon.

Bananaclip 12-14-2021 02:34 PM

Re: Bananaclip’s 4door Trail Rig
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DukeMinnix (Post 6100741)
I really need to get that TJ hooked up and on a trail sometime soon.


Yes sir you do. Very nice rig.

I have been waiting on parts. USPS is slacking hard this holiday season. The SSD straight axle C hubs have proven a difficult part to obtain for some reason. SSD??? However some nice bits did arrive.

Pro trans.

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SSD straight axle components. I cleaned out the original grease and added my new favorite. The pink sticky stuff. Mobil 1 Synthetic.

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Next will be installing the new drivetrain and redoing the suspension links so they work in harmony with the VFD and new axles.


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twade984 12-14-2021 03:26 PM

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Missed this until now, very well done so far.


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Bananaclip 12-21-2021 08:25 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by twade984 (Post 6101682)
Missed this until now, very well done so far.


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Thank you sir. I have been making a little progress the past day or so. VFD and AR45 Straight axles are installed. I had to redo the front upper link and panhard bar only to convert from the SSD diamond AR44’s. I am terrible OCD so I’m going to shave the already welded on panhard frame mount and relocate it to match the new lines. Then I removed the flares and started sanding. I haven’t decided if I’m going to attempt a seat repair or just redo the driver and passenger area completely. I also am liking the look without the flares. I might try to narrow down the flares some. We will see.

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Plastic chubs. Don’t judge me.
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indybama 12-21-2021 03:47 PM

Re: Bananaclip’s 4door Trail Rig
 
Thats comin along nicely! Kinda like the no flare look as well. As for the interior, it probably wouldnt take much to make a center console to hide the trans

Bananaclip 12-23-2021 01:31 PM

Re: Bananaclip’s 4door Trail Rig
 
Adam you talked me into giving the original interior repair a try. I can cut it out and slap in some PRP seats worst case. I mixed up some mek and styrene scrap a few days ago. The slurry turned out nice and thick. So I backed all the holes on the hood and slowly poured slurry in the holes. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...241c9a80d5.jpg
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Repaired the window pillar
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Then framed up the seats
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Following 2 days of drying I was able to sand and add more liquid styrene.
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Hood is looking smooth
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Seats are taking shape so I added more filler and added a center console. Its all wet in the pic.
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