Thirty-nine-inch BFGoodrich Krawlers wrapped around 17x9 Allied beadlocks are the rolling stock of choice for this slick two-seater. Constructed from 1.75-inch DOM tubing all around, the buggy relies on a pair of winches for extraction—a Warn 9000 in front, a Harbor Freight 2,000-pound unit in back—but judging by the looks of this rig, we’re betting they don’t need to be used very often.Thirty-nine-inch BFGoodrich Krawlers wrapped around 17x9 Allied beadlocks are the rolling Buggy class: Buggin’ In A last-minute call-up as our Buggy Class alternate, Brian Whitford came ready to “set a course record” at the Tank Trap this year. An ambitious quest, for sure, but his Any 7 Offroad buggy could well be up to the task, with plenty of gearing and a heavy-duty driveline, though the 39-inch BFGs are rather small by today’s TTC standards. All assembled for a modest price, this rig is proof that you don’t need a six-figure budget to assemble a Rubicon-ready rockslayer. The Details Owner name/city: Brian Whitford, Any 7 Offroad/ Oakley, CA Occupation: Auto mechanic Vehicle model: 2010 11th Hour Chassis buggy Estimated value: $10,000 Engine/aspiration: 302ci Ford V-8, Ford E303 cam; Ford Motorsport headers, Dynomax mufflers Transmission: Ford C4 w/3,000rpm stall converter Transfer case: Atlas II 3.8 Suspension (f/r): Four-link, F-O-A 2.5 coilovers/four-link, F-O-A 2.5 coilovers Axles (f/r): 35-spline Dana 60/40-spline Dana 60 Axle ratio: 5.13:1 Wheels: 17x9-in steel Allied beadlock Tires: 39x13.5-17 BFGoodrich Krawlers The 11th Hour Chassis buggy runs a tried-and-true four-link front suspension with F-O-A 2.5 coilover shocks. The Dana 60 frontend is stuffed with 35-spline shafts, a Detroit Locker and 5.13:1 gears, and the job of turning those 39-inch Krawlers is made easier by the addition of Howe full hydro steering.The 11th Hour Chassis buggy runs a tried-and-true four-link front suspension with F-O-A 2. Brian Whitford, Team #29 Most looking forward to:“Tank Trap, of course. Looking forward to setting a new course record.” Not looking forward to: The Mud Pit. I hate cleaning mud off my rig!” Playing on his iPod/CD player: No iPod, but in my CD player is Kid Rock’s “Cocky” and Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem.” The rear suspension mimics the front, with F-O-A coilovers working in tandem with a four-link; all suspension links on this buggy are comprised of heat-treated 4130 chromoly tubing. The rear Dana 60 is engaged by an Atlas II 3.8 ’case spinning 0.250-inch-wall JE Reel drivelines equipped with 1350 U-joints; locking up the 40-spline Mark Williams axleshafts is a spool in the diff, as is a set of 5.13:1 cogs.The rear suspension mimics the front, with F-O-A coilovers working in tandem with a four-l The buggy’s cockpit is strictly business. Beard seats and a Grant steering wheel provide a sense of comfort and direction, respectively; Auto Meter gauges monitor oil pressure, coolant temp and volts; an Art Carr shifter engages the C4 automatic; and a 12Voltguy switch panel to the left of the steering wheel is home to the in-cab dual winch controls.The buggy’s cockpit is strictly business. Beard seats and a Grant steering wheel provide a Well protected yet still accessible, the mostly-stock 5.0L Ford V-8 produces an estimated 230 horsepower at 4,800 rpm. An E303 camshaft (.498-inch lift/220-degree duration) activates the valvetrain, Motorsport headers and Dynomax mufflers handle the exhaust, and an Optima YellowTop and Summit-sourced MSD Pro-Billet distributor handle the spark.Well protected yet still accessible, the mostly-stock 5.0L Ford V-8 produces an estimated By Douglas McColloch, Ken Brubaker Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!