See all 19 photos. He doesn't start with a project LJ which he considers to be the unicorn of Jeeps and one of the best platforms and slap on some parts. No, he builds one from the ground-up, starting with a massive pile of tubing and welding it all together to begin creating an off-road machine that will look like an LJ but have an LS powerplant and tons of other fun modifications.
Category not found
The pile of square and round tubing strewn across his garage floor is actually a DIY chassis tube kit package from Goat Built, cut to perfectly replicate the dimensions of an LJ and accept LJ parts. The floor structure is square tubing, which makes it easier to put in floor boards, and the rest is 1 -inch round tube.
The chassis kit comes with jigs to make it perfectly square, and unless it's movie magic, the whole thing fits together like a perfectly formed jigsaw puzzle. Ian lays down some sick welding beads as we see the heap of metal slowly resemble an LJ.
Lastly, he attaches some Radflo bypass shocks, coilovers, and bumpstops that'll allow the LJ to handle harsh terrain with ease. With the chassis tacked together and suspension mocked, Ian finishes the episode by rolling out some inch tires on inch wheels because, after all, you "can't lose with 42s. Forums Photos Videos Industry Videos. FourWheeler Show 1. Motor Trend Staff Words. The FourWheeler show is now available on the MotorTrend Appthe only subscription streaming service dedicated entirely to the motoring world.
Sign up for a free trial to start binge watching right now! In FourWheeler we work on everything from upgrading your daily driving Jeepto building a custom tube chassis rock crawler. Ian takes you along for the "do it yourself" ride as we tackle everything from simple "bolt-ons" to full on fabrication. Find it here! Then he adds front and rear axles with cut-to-length control arms, and finishes off the build with coil-over suspension.
Designed to work with any winch models. This modular design gives your Jeep a custom look able to conquer any terrain. A bumper that offers as many looks as it does possibilities. Rugged Ridge's Tire Carrier maintains full mobility of the rear tailgate and eliminates the cumbersome two-stage opening process present in other designs for easy use. The receiver hitch kit from Rugged Ridge offers a sturdy attachment point for the rear of your Jeep which makes towing your toys a breeze.
This aluminum alloy constructed wheel gives a sleek style to your JK Wrangler. Available in a variety of sizes and finishes some would say it emulates rotary style phone.
Exclusively designed for Rugged Ridge this new wheel offers exceptional performance styling as well as functionality with built in valve stem protection. Rugged Ridge's modular designed wheel that comes in a variety of sizes and finishes. Optional rock rings and center caps can allow you to customize your wheels. The classic D-Window wheel is one of the most recognized wheels in the industry. Made of stamped heavy gauged steel with a black powder coated finish. Items 1 to 48 of total Show 16 32 This M This windshield frame to cowl weatherstripping from Omix fits Je Nut, Door Hinge, M6x1.
This M6x1. Nutsert, M Replaces OE This front fender flare moulding clip from Omix fits Jeep Comman This front or rear bumper fastener clip from Omix fits Jeep Comm This bumper cover push pin clip from Omix fits Jeep Grand Cherok This bumper push pin clip from Omix fits Cherokee KL fascia to s This rear bumper heat shield push pin from Omix fits Jeep Cherok This lift gate panel retainer push pin from Omix fits Grand CherFor the last 12 years Trent Fabrication has been building, tuning, and perfecting performance off road buggies—buggies that are built for the most extreme conditions.
These buggies are capable of flying trough the desert at speeds over mph, then tackling some of the most difficult rock, cliffs and drops that you have ever seen in the sport. We have both 2 seat models as well as 4 seat designs.
The chassis can be configured with Jeep or Toyota styling. The Top Shelf chassis, designed purely around performance, is fitted with minimal paneling. In addition to offering rollers and full turn key buggies, we also offer customers an option for building just the bare chassis. For the real DIY guy, we offer a starter chassis that gives you that Trent Fabrication look without the additional cost. If you order a basic or starter chassis, Trent Fabrication will be there for you with full tech support throughout your build.
We can help you with parts selection and offer advice from our years of race experience. We can provide all parts if needed but there are so many parts to choose from that it is impossible to put it all on our site.
Engines, transmissions, transfer cases, axles, wheels, and tires can all be purchased from Trent Fabrication. Please call so we can put together a quote. We have built a lot of these cars and know them inside and out. We also have vast experience building custom vehicles and can walk you through any custom project. Please contact us by phone or email for help with any custom project you have.
Our starter chassis is something new that we are trying out. Essentially what you get is our race proven chassis design all pre-bent and fully welded. The starter chassis is made from 1. The basic chassis is our traditional entry level chassis. It includes the same bending and welding as our starter chassis, only it includes a lot more tube-work and a basic sub-frame.
Although the basic chassis has more tube-work done, it will still require more tubes to become a sound race car. Once you have your tube-work finished, you will need to add all your brackets and tabs.
You are of course free to use any brackets or tabs that you wish. However, we have created boxed bracket kits to help you complete the assembly of your buggy. We can package any and all brackets required to complete your chassis. The basic chassis is made from 1. The main chassis waste band tube, rockers and subframe are all.
The basic chassis takes about 1 week to complete. The complete chassis is the best middle of the road option before getting to a full roller. It essentially gives you the entire completed chassis up to the link mounts. The Top Shelf chassis utilizes a rear mounted radiator, and the coolant is plumbed through the chassis. This chassis is our top of the line race chassis! The rolling chassis is probably our most popular chassis option. It includes the following in addition to the basic chassis:.
If you would like us to add anything else to your chassis at this time we can work with you. Please call us to discuss specifics Don't spend hours sanding, grinding and painting that old frame only to have it rust again. Throttle Down Kustoms' frames are better than OE. Start with a solid frame for your project! Additional Images. Shipping: Products will ship in 4 to 6 weeks.
Customize Your Item.
Motor Mounts - Motor Mounts. Rear Bumper - Rear Bumper. Galvanizing - Galvanizing.Rear Frame Fabrication
Qty :. Add to Cart Add to Wishlist. Description Details Shipping Reviews Description Don't spend hours sanding, grinding and painting that old frame only to have it rust again.
Frames and brackets are hand welded in Montana. Options You can have the frame customized to meet your needs. Contact us to learn more.
TJ/LJ Buggy chassis kit
Throttle Down Kustoms does not offer the stock battery box welded to the frame. The end user will have to reinstall the stock battery tray to the new frame. Some stock running boards do not work the same. You may have to modify them to work. You must login to post a review. May We Suggest.
YJ Skid Plate. Password Forgot Password? New Customer Forgot Password.Manufactured by Chrysler Motor Corporation, the Jeep Wrangler TJ model series is a class of four-wheel drive vehicle produced from to Remove the coolant hoses from the heater assembly with a wrench and flat-head screwdriver.
Disconnect any accessories, such as the window washer fluid reservoir and the coolant recovery tank, that are attached to the fender walls inside the engine compartment with the appropriate wrench or screwdriver. Disconnect the drive train grounding cable from the body fender wall, if present, with a wrench. Disconnect the steer wheel linkage, at the base of the lower union knuckle, with a wrench.
Remove the chassis bolts, holding the body tub to the vehicle frame, with a wrench. If the bolts cannot be removed with a wrench because of rust, cut the nuts off the bolts with a grinding or cutoff wheel.
FourWheeler Show 1.1: Custom Tube Chassis LJ Buggy Frame
Release the windshield latches with your hand and fold the windshield forward over the hood. Tie one end of four individual foot sections of rope together at one end, creating a fulcrum at one end of the rope sections. Hang the knotted ends of the rope over the hook of the hoist.
Tie one 3-inch S-hook to the free end of each rope section. Arrange the S-hooks under the bumper mounting brackets of the front and rear bumpers, attaching one rope to each bracket on each side of each bumper. When connected correctly, there will be one rope attached to each corner of the Jeep body tub. Raise the hoist, lifting the body tub off the frame. Push the vehicle out from under the raised body and lower the body tub to the ground or onto a trailer.
Step 1 Place the vehicle under a hoist. Step 2 Unplug the wiring harness at the firewall, inside the engine compartment. Step 3 Remove the coolant hoses from the heater assembly with a wrench and flat-head screwdriver. Step 4 Disconnect any accessories, such as the window washer fluid reservoir and the coolant recovery tank, that are attached to the fender walls inside the engine compartment with the appropriate wrench or screwdriver.
Step 5 Disconnect the drive train grounding cable from the body fender wall, if present, with a wrench. Step 6 Disconnect the steer wheel linkage, at the base of the lower union knuckle, with a wrench. Step 7 Remove the chassis bolts, holding the body tub to the vehicle frame, with a wrench. Step 8 Release the windshield latches with your hand and fold the windshield forward over the hood. Step 9 Tie one end of four individual foot sections of rope together at one end, creating a fulcrum at one end of the rope sections.Browse our online used parts inventory for your specific repair.
From exterior, interior, steering, engines and underneath we may have what you need. We are adding new parts daily.
Designed to be a true cross-over between a modified Jeep trail rig, and a full tube buggy that provides the comforts of a full body trail rig with the performance of a buggy. Designed for performance, function, safety, and reliability. Typical Lead Time: 8 - 10 weeks. Note: Does not include the tub. Only the frame and selected available options. Our Heavy Duty HD design places 1.
A chassis built entirely out of. The increased strengthening of a few key impact areas allows the chassis to have a better chance of remaining straight and is less likely to dent from sudden impacts.
For specific tubing sizes used to build this chassis and their location, reference these images:. They also double as a step to ease entry and exit from your buggy if you have not chosen to have doors installed. Easily fit a 15 gallon fuel cell and a fabricated tool box in the rear end.
Have fun trail riding and bring along a few tools that you may need. Or use the tool box as a cooler for your beverages and food. Removable Cross members allow for easily installing and removing of drive train components into the chassis. These tubes are connected using our Tube Flange sets.
The chassis was designed for Proper 4-link Geometry and accepts the most popular axle configurations. Hesitant that it won't fit yours? We can let you know for sure. Email us at sales wideopendesign.
Our MIG welds are more than just strong, they are professional and good looking also. You get reliability and a great looking rig. When you purchase a Wide Open Design chassis, you are also purchasing full build support and guidance. We also have designed and manufactured components specific to our chassis to reduce guesswork and guarantee a great end product. If there are modifications you may want done to the chassis, we may be able to do it! For a quote on chassis configuration, rolling chassis or turn-key vehicle please email sales wideopendesign.
Learn More. Skip to the end of the images gallery. Skip to the beginning of the images gallery. Radflo 2. Be the first to review this product. Add Shock Mounts Choose an Option Add Link Mounts Choose an Option Add 6 Point Cage Choose an Option Management will call and confirm once Freight cost is assessed. In-Store Pickup. Add to Cart.