View Full Version : Got my buggy running

March 28th, 2007, 09:43 AM
I finally have a rig again after the frame on my CJ7 decided to part ways on Die Trying. I bought a used chassis, rebuilt parts of it, and transferred my existing driveline onto it, which consists of a chevy 6.2L diesel engine, a Scout T-19 and dana 300, and front and rear 35 spl. dana 60's. I did some upgrading of parts at the same time, adding coilovers to the front and airshocks to the rear, hydro steering, and also putting a turbo onto the diesel engine. I also rebuilt all my suspension links and replaced most of the ends. It got its first test last Saturday in Montrose when we ran Calamity Canyon and Scratch+Dent. Everything seems to work really well, and now I need to add some flooring and side panels, make a storage area in the back, and paint it.
Here's a few pictures from 'testing' the other day. The rear is maxed out, but the front has a couple inches of compression left.

March 28th, 2007, 09:55 AM
Very cool! Turbo'ing that motor sounds like a great idea.

March 28th, 2007, 09:58 AM

That thing flexes almost as well as your old CJ :flipoff2:

March 28th, 2007, 10:00 AM
No way, it flexes better!
And the sound of the turbo is great!

Starboard M
March 28th, 2007, 02:06 PM
The pics dont work:(

March 28th, 2007, 02:11 PM
They seem to be working for others.

March 28th, 2007, 02:14 PM

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March 29th, 2007, 09:02 AM
How about now?

March 29th, 2007, 09:12 AM
That thing flexes almost as well as your old CJ :flipoff2:


March 30th, 2007, 10:41 PM
Pics look good to me. Your buggy rocks man!! ....he he, it rocks...uhhh..
Thats a very nastalgic pic below....i miss that Cruiser too, what ever happened to that guy? :)

April 3rd, 2007, 10:56 AM
Thats a very nastalgic pic below....i miss that Cruiser too, what ever happened to that guy? :)

I believe he went and got himself a wife and kid so he now longer wants to play with his toys :flipoff2:

April 3rd, 2007, 12:32 PM
Ouch... :eek:

It's almost done and ready to play... I've seen it with my own eyes.

just G
April 4th, 2007, 11:01 AM
more details on the build...
What adapter did you use for the 6.2 to the scout T19 (close or wide ratio?)
did you do a tera low on the D300?


April 4th, 2007, 11:13 AM
I used a chevy bellhousing and then a steel plate drilled to match the scout tranny bolt pattern and the bellhousing bolt pattern. I swapped in a shorter input shaft from a T-18 (ford or Jeep) and the length worked out alright. The tranny is wide ratio. I have the stock gears in the d300, but the crawl ratio is 6.32+2.6+5.13=84:1, which is plenty low with the diesel; at idle it will keep going over just about anything. Besides, big climbs need second gear anyways;)

Josh's buggy is coming along, I charged his airshocks on Sunday and it's looking good:D

just G
April 5th, 2007, 10:35 AM
got any pics of the build? Interested in see the tranny mods for the chevy bell housing.

April 6th, 2007, 02:06 PM
I don't have any pictures of the adapter plate, but it's just a steel plate between the tranny and bellhousing, with holes to match both the transmission studs and the bellhousing bolt holes, and a big hole in the middle for the input bearing retainer. I only have bolts in 3 of the 5 bellhousing bolt holes since bosses on the transmission prevented using 2 of the holes, but it's held up fine and I've had it like that for a few years now.

April 6th, 2007, 02:17 PM
Looks good Jeremy! :thumbsup: 'Bout damn time. :flipoff2:

May 17th, 2007, 09:04 PM