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Old 03-12-2007, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Project "CJ"

OK - I figured that I would start a thread on here with my progress, I am currently about 50% done I guess...

The plan:
---Build a replacement Jeep for the wife--- (she had a locked YJ on 35's before)
- GM 5.3 from the yard
- SM465
- Stak 2 speed 5.44:1
- Ford HP 60 front, shaved and narrowed, detroit, 5:13's, 35 spline, chromo
- Ford 9 rear, shaved, detroit, 5:13's, 35 spline chromo
- 40" tires
- leafsprung, nice and simple
- flat bellypan
- full hydro
- YJ tub, CJ front clip
- CJ style dash
- CJ tailgate
- room for dogs, icecheast, and future kiddo
- needs to be able to make it around town to run errends but it also needs to be able to hit any trail in the states
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Old 03-13-2007, 02:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i would not exactly call that 50% done but you have one helluva start...

keep the pics coming
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Old 03-13-2007, 04:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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He has more progress than that...........I guess he forgot to post the pics. He bought my old cj and didn't even use it haha................Hey where did you sell the cj too anyways. Wondered if anyone actually built it.--------Kyle
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Old 03-13-2007, 04:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well.....You got a pretty good start. Lotta work left so,... keep up the good work and post up lots of pics
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I lost the connection in the Hotel that night. Here are a few more
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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spring hangers and bumpers
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
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some of these are a little out of order and I left out little things like the diff cover and the bumpers etc...
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
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lets keep on going
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I couldn't get the tranny high enough
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the CJ dash on the YJ tub didn't line up. I had to weld up and re-drill all of the holes...
Gas tank skid...
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:56 AM   #12 (permalink)
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what's next?
some details that I missed before, BTF custom corners
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I ended up cutting all of that sheet metal out and welding the corners in
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:00 AM   #14 (permalink)
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the fan shrowd that we made first didn't work, had to modify it
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tube fenders had to be modified to work with the CJ front clip.

brake lines, fuel lines, clutch line
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:04 AM   #16 (permalink)
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finished fuel lines,
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:07 AM   #17 (permalink)
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it's all coming together now...

This is where I am at now - just got my steering stuff in yesterday. I am working on a traction bar also. I should get all of that done this weekend. - Although I am going to the Rodeo on Friday and Sat. night...
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are you going to change the location of your rear shackle mount, the shackle looks almost completely horizontal which wouldn't allow the leaf to compress as the leaf gets longer as it compresses
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I have some longer shackles that I plan on using. If you look at the angle between the holes - it's about a normal shackle angle. The shackles are cut in that fashion to clear the bumper and allow more swing when the leafs compress
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:51 AM   #20 (permalink)
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what headers are you using and do they both drop down behind the engine mounts
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Cool build...Ill keep following it. Its nice to have a milling machine in the garage huh? You did a nice job on the D60 shave, I also like the way you milled the relief for the ring gear into the new bottom section of the diff housing.
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Cool build...Ill keep following it. Its nice to have a milling machine in the garage huh? You did a nice job on the D60 shave, I also like the way you milled the relief for the ring gear into the new bottom section of the diff housing.
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what headers are you using and do they both drop down behind the engine mounts
they are from Advance Adapters - although they interfere with their own mounts...
Yes, they are both behind the engine mounts.
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:06 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Overall looks nice, but this has me confused as to why you would want the brake line so low?



Are you not worried about something snagging this?
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Old 03-14-2007, 01:08 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I'm not too worried about it, but it is less than ideal. I origionally (sp) had a hard line going thru the spring perch (notice hole), but then I realized that it was directly in the way of the U-bolt. I think it will be fine with 40's and being that close to the tire. I didn't like my other option of going over the spring and putting the clip on the u-bolt plate.
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