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ProFab

Loves Light Bars
Dec 14, 2020
12
Springfield Missouri
I've been all over the place with buggy and jeeps. Been back and forth a million times just like everyone else. Anyway, the last car I built for myself was a jhf car. The goatbuilt kit. It was pretty not bad. It got sold before it was finished and I've been debating for a bit to either buy or build one. Now for Christmas, the wife was going to get me a Kalif Redden chassis. Lead time won't work if I wanna hit moab and sand hollow this spring. Maybe even a few werock events. This is just a basic doodle on my fab table of how I'd like it to come out. 60 front, steering 14b rear using super duty outers. 42" treps or reds. V6, auto and atlas. Wide enough to get 2 adults in and have a little shoulder room. We will see what happens here as I'm going to build it to comp with mainly but ride trails too.
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woody

eternal noobie
Staff member
Oct 12, 2010
1,223
53
Toquerville UT
Kalif has some great chassis, a few being built around here. LOVE the chalk/metal drawings, pretty high tech over my napkin skills :)

Why the D60/14b?? I had (well, still have...) the '05+ D60 and D70 laying here that I'd planned for my build....then a friend in TX told me "build this once and be done"....so those sit, and portals are happening. Not gonna argue that portals ARE more pricey, but not enough so in the grand scheme to give up that clearance.

I didn't realize the Kalif chassis were 50".
 

ProFab

Loves Light Bars
Dec 14, 2020
12
Springfield Missouri
Kalif has some great chassis, a few being built around here. LOVE the chalk/metal drawings, pretty high tech over my napkin skills :)

Why the D60/14b?? I had (well, still have...) the '05+ D60 and D70 laying here that I'd planned for my build....then a friend in TX told me "build this once and be done"....so those sit, and portals are happening. Not gonna argue that portals ARE more pricey, but not enough so in the grand scheme to give up that clearance.

I didn't realize the Kalif chassis were 50".
I ended up finding a kalif chassis. I'm going to head to Utah this coming week.

Doing the straight axles because I have them and it's not another huge expense. I have a ton of parts for them already from buggies past. I'd love to do portals on something one day though. I'm secure enough to also say I'm too poor to build a set. 20k is pretty steep.
 

midwestracer

Loves Light Bars
Dec 17, 2020
17
farmington AR
I ended up finding a kalif chassis. I'm going to head to Utah this coming week.

Doing the straight axles because I have them and it's not another huge expense. I have a ton of parts for them already from buggies past. I'd love to do portals on something one day though. I'm secure enough to also say I'm too poor to build a set. 20k is pretty steep.
i feel ya i have same kinda plan new buggy smaller chassis 48-50-48 sd60 front and 14/sd60 rear down the road if a deal comes up on portals or 9s ill upgrade
 

whiterhino

Spotter Required
Nov 10, 2020
27
michigan
and now the fun part starts :) (as I killed most of my weekend on t-case shifters...)
Yep, I spent the weekend replacing fatigued link bolts and a faulty shifter cable. (actually the link bolt subject is thread worthy - I just need to organize pics and thoughts)
Profab, looking forward to what you do with the chassis.
 

ProFab

Loves Light Bars
Dec 14, 2020
12
Springfield Missouri
You've heard those old saying "happier than a pig in shit"? No? Well from what I gather it means they are just about as excited as I am to get some parts. All my link tabs, 3 link mount and pan hard mount showed up. Too bad I have to go to New Mexico for work this week. 👎👎

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