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Old 05-20-2006, 11:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Chucks CJ 8 build up

Chuck brought me this CJ 8 and told me he wanted a trail rig that could run hard core trail and still be streetable. We gutted the whole rig and started over. I found an 04 chevy 6.0L V8 with only 12k on it, an NV 4500, and put a 4 sd Atlas on order. For axles we got a 1990 ford HP 60 for the front and a dodge full float 60 for the rear. Axle are stuffed with 5.13 gears, ARB's, and all 35 spline. XJ rear leaf springs front and rear and 40" MTR's. This rig is going to be able to get it and still drive home.
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Poison Spider fenders, rockers, and corners beef up the body.
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Old 05-20-2006, 11:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Trever from WFO sent me these sweet double ended high steer arms. The tie rod and ram are behind the axle. Thanks Trevor
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Old 05-20-2006, 11:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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This is the first 6.0 through the shop. We striped about a cubic yard of wiring and sensor off the thing. Hope Towner can figure out where it all goes.
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Old 05-20-2006, 11:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I wish mine was that far along. I've got the most of the parts just waiting for the shop to get done to put them together. gm 6.0, Nv4500 32 sp. output, D300 32 sp. input, 32 sp. outputs, gm d60 in front and a c14 out back, both w/ arb's, rolling on 39.5 iroks wraped around recentered hummer rims. the rest is just details. I'm debating wether to straighten the frame and weld on plates or go with a TDK frame since I tweaked mine in the rollover I had. The tornado we had around here messed up one of side panels a little more than it already was but it needed a little body work anyway. I'll be watchin' this thread closly.
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Rear wheel opening need to be opened up a little and then rear tube flares will be built.
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Old 05-20-2006, 01:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Nice so far....What ECU ya gonna use for the motor then if you're taking off the stock stuff?
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Trever from WFO sent me these sweet double ended high steer arms. The tie rod and ram are behind the axle. Thanks Trevor
Did you cut and rotate the knuckles to set the the right caster? Hell, show some pics of the arms. I need to buy a set.. My scrambler looked like that at on time....:>D
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pic of WFO arms. www.wfoconcepts.com
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Did you cut and rotate the knuckles to set the the right caster? Hell, show some pics of the arms. I need to buy a set.. My scrambler looked like that at on time....:>D
We always cut and turn axles to get ideal driveline angles
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thats a badass build up....keep the pictures coming.....
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Nice so far....What ECU ya gonna use for the motor then if you're taking off the stock stuff?
If it wasn't for OBDII needs it would be a Haltech in a minute but we need to get everything emission legal. We need to find out if a single cat with two O2 sensors will work or if we have to do duals and four sensors. The 6.0 was an Auto and we might have to find an ECM for a Std. The fuel tank/cell is another consideration. We'll be using Howell to get the the harness correct. Are there any referee's on the board to get us straight the first time around

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Any plans to "bob" it? Cool rig, I like it....I am kind of partial to scramblers.
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Any plans to "bob" it? Cool rig, I like it....I am kind of partial to scramblers.
If it were my rig it would already be bobbed with a sleek cage and 4 PRP buckets with O shiz-nit handles for all passenger seats.
Chuck wants a spare tire rack on the back with a cooler mount behind it. Also a cage inside the hard top and an exo cage outside the hard top (so the top can be removed) with land cruiser back seats that mount to the exo cage and fold out sideways. We want to get the boards opinion and have Chuck get the best rig possible. Bring it awn.
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If it were my rig it would already be bobbed with a sleek cage and 4 PRP buckets with O shiz-nit handles for all passenger seats.
Chuck wants a spare tire rack on the back with a cooler mount behind it. Also a cage inside the hard top and an exo cage outside the hard top (so the top can be removed) with land cruiser back seats that mount to the exo cage and fold out sideways. We want to get the boards opinion and have Chuck get the best rig possible. Bring it awn.
This is what I did for the inside cage:







I wanted a cage in the back but couldn't come up with anything that allowed you to remove the top and not look like ass. I ended up just using the stock bar. (which I still have sitting in the shop) Look forward to see what you guys come up with.........If I did it again I would run the hoops from A pillar to B pillar. I love having a flat side. The way I had it, if you laided into a tree you would hang.

Man, I kinda wish I still had a body

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this is what we are used to building. Come on challenge us, bring it boys
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this is what we are used to building. Come on challenge us, bring it boys
How can you be challenged? Doesn't he want a basic trail rig?
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We are hoping for a barely street legal gettin it rig,
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Let us know how the rear XJ springs work in the front. Interesting setup.
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Chuck brought me this CJ 8 and told me he wanted a trail rig that could run hard core trail and still be streetable. We gutted the whole rig and started over. I found an 04 chevy 6.0L V8 with only 12k on it, an NV 4500, and put a 4 sd Atlas on order. For axles we got a 1990 ford HP 60 for the front and a dodge full float 60 for the rear. Axle are stuffed with 5.13 gears, ARB's, and all 35 spline. XJ rear leaf springs front and rear and 40" MTR's. This rig is going to be able to get it and still drive home.


NICE. How much money will you have in this when all is said and done?


i should have bought a CJ!
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NICE. How much money will you have in this when all is said and done?


i should have bought a CJ!
That all depends on how much detail work gets done. At this point it's to soon to tell.
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This is what I did for the inside cage:







I wanted a cage in the back but couldn't come up with anything that allowed you to remove the top and not look like ass. I ended up just using the stock bar. (which I still have sitting in the shop) Look forward to see what you guys come up with.........If I did it again I would run the hoops from A pillar to B pillar. I love having a flat side. The way I had it, if you laided into a tree you would hang.

Man, I kinda wish I still had a body

Thanks for posting pics of the cage pulled from the rig. It gave me some ideas. I am now thinking of two cages, one for the summer and one for the winter.
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Thanks for posting pics of the cage pulled from the rig. It gave me some ideas. I am now thinking of two cages, one for the summer and one for the winter.
Anytime, Now get the man's cage built......
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