Gnarly Dave Collier’s Juggy

by Curtis Guise on October 14, 2015

Dave Collier is no stranger to the desert. Growing up traveling with his parents in a Jeep CJ5 to Ocotillo and Gordons Well, it didn’t take long for him to start racing District 38 and eventually co-driving in 4-wheel vehicles in the Mint 400 and Frontier 500 in the late 80’s.  Next step was his own class 9 car which he raced into the 90’s.  By 2003 he built his own 5-1600 car and went on to win a SCORE championship in 2004 along with the Toyota Milestone True Grit award for the season.

As his family grew racing became less of a priory and he set out to build his dream prerunner.  The idea of the “Juggy” was born in 2005 and it finally hit the dirt 6 years later.

Jeep + Buggy = JUGGY. Concept: Tube chassis aluminum CJ-8 body.  Rear wheel well cut out of a CJ-7. Street legal CA plate. Originally built as 5 seater.

Owner: Gnarly Dave Collier

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Gnarly Dave Collier’s Juggy – Specs:
Chassis: Gnarlybuilt 1-3/4 4130
Drivetrain: LS1 Modified, Culhane turbo 400. Advanced air cleaner systems
Wheelbase: 123″
Shocks: King 3″ RS bypass 2-1/2 RS coil overs Bumps- 4″ King
Steering: Howe truggy rack. Hi Flow Control Valve. Reverse rotation high volume pump. 4″ Hi Flow Resevoir W/Filter. Steering column – Custom flaming river shorty.
Front Spidnles: Kartek 2″ hollow 14″ upright Hubs Kartek 5×5 1/2
Brakes: 13″ rotors, Willwood calipers. CNC master cylinders with Hot Rod fire wall mount.
Body: Aluminum marine grade CJ – 8 Aquala body custom wheel base CJ-7 rear wheel cut out. Fiberglass Rock crawler CJ hood.
Rear End: Peterbuilt Custom Competition engineering 9″ spooled. Currie 40 spline axles.
Rear Hubs: Desert Specialties 2″ 5×5 1/2. 13″ rotors. Willwood calipers. 40spline drive plates.
Driveshaft: Oceanside Driveline
Exhaust: Gnarlybuilt with JBA Shorties headers
Fuel Cell: ATL 40 gallon. GM fuel guage sender
Wiring: Gnarlybuilt
Gauges: VDO
Shifter: Winters
Limit Straps: Off-Road Warehouse
Cooling: Ron Davis Radiator. Setrab oil and tranny coolers.
Seats: PRP Competition pro series.
Comms: Icom 2200/PCI intercom/Bearcat Uniden 996 Scanner
Windshield: Gnarlybuilt frame. Andy Felix glass DOT.
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