Build Thread S&N Re-Build

knapp870

Loves Light Bars
Oct 23, 2020
13
Lincoln NE
Last year I built a 609 rear steer rock lizard with 4.3, atlas, 3x9 rear ram, 10" front. Wheeled it for about 6 MO and kicked ass but ended up selling when I had a shot at Richard's old S&N chassis which I have always loved the looks of. I have a growing family and hope one day they will have interest of going.

Rock Lizard
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S&N
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As I received it:
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knapp870

Loves Light Bars
Oct 23, 2020
13
Lincoln NE
The plan was to do a 3.9 Lz9, atlas and th350 with steering 9s. Hi9 front and LP 9 rear. I began sourcing parts and found 05+ stuff to be almost non-existent and some things like the Cs being a 6 month wait. I ordered some TG housings and bought a couple junkyard super duty front axles to cut apart and have Cs machined by a buddy.

I sent harness off to Jim's performance and got some header flanges from Devin Brandt as there are 0 aftermarket solutions for this motor.

I also ordered 42" Kr2-s and dirty life beadlocks.

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knapp870

Loves Light Bars
Oct 23, 2020
13
Lincoln NE
Housings arrived and I was able to see how things may fit and measure for belly height etc. It was at this point I realized that with some work or compromise I may actually be able to do my original plan of JHF Portals 😎😎😎

Andddd we start over and work on selling all the parts I just gathered....

I have also been rebuilding A 60 degree 700r4 I found rather than the th350.
Pic with front portal is when Richard was originally working on fitting them prior to switching gears to the Kalif chassis.

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woody

eternal noobie
Oct 12, 2010
1,179
53
Toquerville UT
I feel your pain with the change/upgrade to the JHF portals....fortunately, I wasn't too far into my D60/D70 combo before I bit the bullet.

Always loved the lines of the S&N chassis....they look fast just sitting there....lol
 

knapp870

Loves Light Bars
Oct 23, 2020
13
Lincoln NE
I feel your pain with the change/upgrade to the JHF portals....fortunately, I wasn't too far into my D60/D70 combo before I bit the bullet.

Always loved the lines of the S&N chassis....they look fast just sitting there....lol
Yes I've always loved the looks of them. This year at TH we were on Arrowhead and a whole group of them passed on a guided run. What I really like is it is still a small ~48" chassis yet room for gear or a kid so should be super manageable in the big rocks
 
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