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Old 12-11-2011, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Alaskan CJ

Started off with this 1970 kaiser cj5 that I traded for a halfrack of Corona. I thought it was such a good deal that
i got him a 18 pack, though!




Pulled off the tub and it became immediately apparent that I wanted something a little more heavy duty.




So i bought two 20' sections of 2 x 6 x 3/16" box and got to work.








Got a little distracted with this purchase!




But did pick up a tbi 454 out of a 93 burban.




So... the plans:

116" wb
rockwells
454
465 hydro clutch
need a 32 spline 205 and adapter
tub streeeeetch
chev 56"'s on 4 corners
keep it simple stupid

Got this cool little press break for my shop press.





Wasted some more cashish on my Katoom.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Burned in the bumpers.




Mocked up some spring hangers.










Picked up some Michelin 46" on hemtt wheels . Not my first choice, but the price was right for a set of starter wheels.

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Old 12-11-2011, 11:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks like a good start!
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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nice start!!!
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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is anything being used off the cj?
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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is anything being used off the cj?
Ha, fair enough. I'm gonna use the front half of the tub.
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Been a while since I did anything, so i hung the front springs, which are Chevy 56's. The shackle angle turned out ok without the rear eye hitting the frame when they are totally flat.





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Picked up some new 3/8 center pins and put the leaf packs back together. I took out the overload and the bottom two leafs to start. If anyone is running chevy 56's in front, let me know your leaf set-up. It will have a big block.




Prepped the front spring perches for welding.





After evaluating the tub, it going to be easier to build my own. The rust repair and stretching to 115" WB .....screw that, I will keep this one for rough measurements, then it will go bye bye.

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How are the Rockwells going to do w/ the leaf springs? I have heard some nasty stories about bad front axle wrap. W/ the torque from your big block, I am guessing that will only increase. Looks like a good start. Keep the pics coming.
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I will have anti wrap set ups on front and rear.
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Got the front perches on and the front axle rolled into place.









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Got the rear hangers drilled, shackles and springs hung.








Welded on rear perches, pulled the shafts, and am flipping the hubs out.







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I flipped out the hubs, mounted the rear axle, and got the old tub on there so I can locate the motor mounts.







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where in AK are you, i live in Homer now.
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Looks great, I can't wait to see it finished. I like those wheels, they would look kool on my topkick
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99tj - I'm in Eagle River, but I have a cabin with my bros on the other side of the mountains past Seldovia, Petrof bay. Its out and around Gore Point.


Cut and tacked some BBC motor mounts today.

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Had a friend of mine tig the final welds on my motor mounts for good measure.

Ordered up 20 x 12 staz double beadlocks today.

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Beautiful.
Cant wait to see this thing done.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:11 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Pulling the hemmt rims off the tires. My life sucks.






Took heat, liquid wrench and a 40" cheater bar to break the 16 bolts.

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