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    TMR Customs “THE ARCHETYPE” Buggy Build

    Since moving into our new shop last November we felt we’re long overdue for a new project. After completing “THE BLUEPRINT” TJ build in 2011 it’s time for us to up our game and move into a dedicated trail buggy that can withstand more of a beating.

    Here's a pic of our last build:




    Planned specs for “THE ARCHETYPE” are as follows:

    TMR Customs Race Series DIY Tube Chassis Kit

    Currie Enterprises F9 Front Axle, Currie Aluminum Knuckles, Currie 10” R&P, Wilwood Brakes, Currie Truss, Currie 4130 Pinion Guard, Locker & Axle Shafts TBD

    Currie Enterprises F9 Rear Axle, 4” Tubes, 2.5” Currie Desert Race Floater Hubs, Currie 10” R&P, 40 Spline 300M Gun Drilled Currie Shafts, Currie 4130 Pinion Guard, Locker TBD

    Radflo 2.5” Remote Reservoir Coil Overs, Radflo 3.0” 3 Tube Bypass Shocks

    6L LQ9, TH400 w/Winters Shifter, Atlas T-Case

    Ron Davis Radiator & Heat Exchanger

    MasterCraft Safety 3G Seats and 5 Point Harnesses

    17” Trail Ready Beadlock Wheels

    MAXXIS 40” Competition Trepadors

    JAZ Jeepspeed Fuel Cell w/Aeromotive Phantom Fuel Pump

    PSC XR Series Steering

    Jimmy’s 4x4 Jeep JK Fiberglass Grill, Hood, Cowl


    Now onto the good stuff. Our new Tube Chassis Kits are fully modelled in SolidWorks and CNC laser cut/notched. To get started we needed to pick-up a GM truck motor and TH400 trans. We found both locally, quickly stripped the wiring and gave them a quick clean up. Then we built a simple frame/chassis table that we could rest the drivetrain on while we began designing the chassis.










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    Drool!!!! I'm about to do a LQ4 so I'll be watching this closely!

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    this will be cool
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    Woohoo another sweet TMR build !
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    Ummm where is this TMR buggy kit on the webstore!!!!!?????
    Edit found it.
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    Using a pair of junk yard diffs for mock up we laid out our chassis design and finished the 3D model. All the tubes are 2" x .120"W DOM.





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    Solidworks?

    Looks like some nice pricing on these too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheezballz View Post
    Agreed

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    Exciting. Them there's some fancy parts! lol. Looks like a fun build! Just curious, why the TH400 over the likes of say the 4L80?
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    Watching

    Nice parts list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKMotorsports View Post
    Solidworks?

    Looks like some nice pricing on these too.
    Yup! We think these come in at a great price point, there aren't many production 2" chassis available, and none in kit form that we know of.

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt's_97 View Post
    Exciting. Them there's some fancy parts! lol. Looks like a fun build! Just curious, why the TH400 over the likes of say the 4L80?
    Thanks Curt, should be a fun build! We looked at all the positives and negatives of both transmissions. In the end we choose the TH400 for simplicity. We're very confident one can be built to reliably handle the power we're going to put to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverage View Post
    Watching

    Nice parts list!
    Thanks buddy, make sure you stop by the shop if you are in the Newmarket area.

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    Thanks buddy, make sure you stop by the shop if you are in the Newmarket area.
    That's pretty urban for me

    I'll keep it in mind though, might be a good excuse for wings, boobies and,,,,,oh ya checking things out with the ARCHETYPE

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    If you need someone to test out how easily it could be built in a home-garage with a free chassis keep me in mind

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    Here’s the first pallet load of completed tubes. The Race Series Chassis Kits are comprised of 215’ of 2” x .120”W DOM, 87 tubes total. Each tube is individually etched with it’s part #. We paint marked each tube to speed up identifying them upon assembly.




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    that is a great way ..

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    After sorting all the tubes it was time for assembly. We chose to slug 6 tubes with solid 6061 aluminum for dent resistance. We slugged the bottom 4 tubes in the belly as well as the 2 rockers. All the aluminum was cut on our Hyd-Mech bandsaw, deburred and slid into the aluminum. Being that the tube is .120”W the 1.5”OD aluminum was a perfect slip fit.






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    Good idea but how does that effect the htz and weld penetration being cut so close to the weld joint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKMotorsports View Post
    Good idea but how does that effect the htz and weld penetration being cut so close to the weld joint?
    i was wondering the samething

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