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Old 03-14-2014, 11:39 AM   #1
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I wanna look into building a straight up serious cj rock crawler anyone know where to get a good bucket and how much money id roughly put into it....im a fabricator so id do most of the roll cage and what not.

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Old 03-19-2014, 09:26 AM   #2
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While there are a few nice, original tubs that one rarely runs across, if this is a rock crawler, I wouldn't be wasting one of those. If you actually use it for rock crawling, personally, I wouldn't be putting much time in on the body work because it isn't going to stay straight for very long anyway.

If I was doing it, it would be fiberglass.

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Old 03-19-2014, 09:55 AM   #3
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I would just use a jeep grill and hood actually!!
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:11 AM   #4
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So just kinda rig one up after all the frame and everythings together...how much you think would be put into the under carriage
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:13 AM   #5
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Money wise
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:09 PM   #6
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What kind of crawler are you wanting to build your going to haves 1000s just in axles and suspension!!!!
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:50 AM   #7
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What kind of crawler are you wanting to build your going to haves 1000s just in axles and suspension!!!!
Yep, totally open ended money pit.

And as usual for anything Jeep, you need to decide exactly how you want to use the Jeep and then make a definative plan. A hard core rock crawling build will be wasting a LOT of money if its use is just moderately difficult wheeling.

Another big factor is your skill set. If you have a decent 4x4 shop do all the work, the cost will exponentially higher. My advice? If you don't have a welder, you should invest in one and learn how to use it if you don't already know that. Then start reading up on axles, transmissions, transfercases and not least, engines. Novak's site is a good starting point for that. You really don't need to go totally gonzo to build a very capable rig. Again, it's back to what the intended use will be.

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