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Old 12-05-2005, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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48 Flatty Build

OK..here it goes. This is my 1st attempt at building a full tube chassis rig from scratch. The build goals are as follows: (1) Streetable - I don't want another trailer queen. (2) Retain the tub - I love the original style of the flatfender. I want to cut/modify the tub as least as possible. (3) It must be able to do the trails.

Planned Specs (As of now): 98 4.3 vortech, NV4500, Narrowed Dana 44s' front & rear. Fox Coil-overs front & rear. 3 link front w/ 4 link rear. 35" Tires.

My goal is to finish the project by January of 2007. I will update as progress is made.

1st, I had to get rid of that old rusty frame!
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I seen me do it. Good luck with a timely build
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Old 12-05-2005, 10:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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These next few pics are from my old shop where I started the tube work a couple months ago. I have recently moved and will start work again in the new shop.
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Old 12-05-2005, 10:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Front hoop and lower radiator support...
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Old 12-05-2005, 10:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Most of the primary tubing is 1.75" .120 DOM. I'm using BTF tube flanges to pass through the firewall and tie into the interior cage.
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Old 12-05-2005, 10:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Here is a picture with the tub on & the radiator mocked up - pretty much how it sat before it was moved.
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Should be a sick buildup
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Old 12-06-2005, 05:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I've got a 43 GPW just begging me for the same treatment.

good luck with the build, i'll be following along.
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Looks cool! I like it!! More pics!
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I've got a 43 GPW just begging me for the same treatment.
do it How cool would that be to have 2 GPW's wheeling the trails together

Looks like it is going to be a sick build. I have almost finished up my 42 GPW and it took me a long time. Looks like you are progressing well.
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do it How cool would that be to have 2 GPW's wheeling the trails together
i dont think i could even fathom wheeling something that small.

if i were to do something with it it'd be a mildy built mall cruiser for DD duties.
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:52 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Engine mount on the 4.3. I used a large bushing from Poly Performance.
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:54 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Chassis side of the mount..
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Tig welds, dimple dies, and tube... Looks like fun.
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Looks good so far. Do it!
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You're making that look so easy, you'd think even a Fireman could build this stuff. Good Luck!
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Lookin good, keep it up.
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shit yeah. im just getting started on my 49 cj3a buggy (tbi350/700r/atlas/full width 60 and 70, 42" tsls and street driven) only willys parts im using are the hood grill and vin plate

this sounds like a tits build, the perfect street cruiser/weekend warrior. i cant wait to see how it goes.
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Great build up. You got to love the old Heeps!
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Old 12-07-2005, 12:27 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the positive feedback! Here is a close up of the one of the side grill supports. I am using these threaded bump-stops so that I can shim the supports in order to square up the grill and fenders as needed. These little details burn up time fast!
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shit yeah. im just getting started on my 49 cj3a buggy (tbi350/700r/atlas/full width 60 and 70, 42" tsls and street driven) only willys parts im using are the hood grill and vin plate

this sounds like a tits build, the perfect street cruiser/weekend warrior. i cant wait to see how it goes.

Start a build-up thread. Sounds sweet! You gonna make it similar to Campbells old "Pinky"?
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Old 12-08-2005, 10:10 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Picture of the project in the new shop. The main cage bars are tacked in . Still lots of tube to go.......
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Old 12-08-2005, 10:11 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Side shot........ Now for the hard part- I've got to tie the cage in with the rest of the chassis. I made the cage so that a soft top can still be used, which is why the bow assembly is on the Jeep.
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dang silly lookin willys cages.

I'll never get used to em.

lookin good.
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