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post #1 of 19 Old 03-11-2010, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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83 Cat Scrambler

A friend of mine who has worked for Cat for 25+ years got a hold of me and wanted to know if we could build a scrambler, so we did and mixed in a little of what has funded this build and his lively hood, so I think we all enjoy pictures so ill put a bunch of them up here!
The Parts

The frame

Rolling Chassis

The Engine, AMC 360

T177 transmission

Dana 300 t-case

Scout Dana 44's with detroit rear and open front, and DANA 30 Knuckles


Drivetrain in Frame





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Fiberglass Body

Painted Body and set on frame

Proud Owner!

Installing bumpers and nerf bars



Heater/Dash Work



Hanging fenders and setting hood



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Bushwacker Fender Flares


Hardtop

Soft Top

Ready to go... almost


Safety first!

Maiden Voyage

Next day loading it up and hauling it to Wyoming for a hunting trip!



Thatís a wrap, i guess, let me know what you guys think, if anyone needs anything worked on or any products or anything we, I , Max-Bilt, is in Eau Claire, WI and love working on jeeps, and we also have lots of products on our website Max-Bilt! Hope you enjoyed the pictures


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post #4 of 19 Old 03-11-2010, 02:30 PM
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Wow! I don't think I possess the words that can describe that jeep right there.
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post #5 of 19 Old 03-11-2010, 02:59 PM
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PLEASE OH PLEASE take those chinamen flares off. They ruin the look of a classic american jeep. Go back to stock
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Nice work! I really like the matching wheels!
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PLEASE OH PLEASE take those chinamen flares off. They ruin the look of a classic american jeep. Go back to stock
Yes, I agree, but that's the only constructive criticism I have. Other then that, amazing job.. It looks awesome.

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post #8 of 19 Old 03-11-2010, 04:56 PM
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Excellent work!


'13 10th Anniversary Unlimited Rubi

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...now parting out
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I really like those fender flares

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I've only seen this Jeep in person, after it was beat on for an extended hunting trip. I didn't realize all that went into it. Looks awesome clean, lol.

I agree on the flares I never was a fan of the look, and I saw a lot of them rust out by the bolt holes. But as a guy who's building a CJ-8 now, have you ever tried to find stock CJ-8 flares? The rears are their own monster and don't exist anywhere I can find in repop or NOS. The companies that sell them ship you a front CJ flare and a rear YJ flare.

Where did that clean body come from? Or is it fiberglass?
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post #11 of 19 Old 03-12-2010, 12:47 PM
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i like it alot!

that dd rubi on 37's
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That's just plane awesome....
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post #13 of 19 Old 03-12-2010, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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it is a fiberglass body, and i know the stock flares are tough ones to find... and i haven't come across any during this build, there is a tan cj8 in the background of some of those pictures that has the stock flares on it... he wouldn't sell them but they are nice to look at eh?

thanks guys, and i have quite a few other buildups i should post, i guess i always forget to share!

if anyone has any questions about how we did anything on this, or where to get something besides flares, or anything else, just let me know


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That looks awesome

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Well I guess tube fenders and corners are in the future then.
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