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02-03-2015 09:49 PM
Diablo169 ^ Will do.

It is going to be hard parting it out. Donner truck is all original completely unmolested adult owned with brand new E rated Falken Tires, no leaks, no rust. Back in the day I really wanted one of these trucks.

I got some of the floor done tonight. I think I overcame a big obstacle. I was going back and forth on how I wanted the floor to be. Plan was to keep it simple, and I think I did just that. I should be able to cover the rear area with one sheet and have it sealed up enough to keep mud and splashes of water out.

Should be strong enough 1" .120

I clamped some angle iron to the tubing so that all pieces would line up on the same plane.

Now I either need to make a bunch of triangle tabs, or find a place that sells them cheap.
02-02-2015 11:36 PM
dspin Give me a call I could use some parts of that truck
02-02-2015 04:00 PM
Originally Posted by Diablo169 View Post
Couldn't help but bolt in the steering wheel and seat and make V-8 sounds...
I picked up a 2000 1500 4x4 with a 5.9. Truck is in decent shape minus the usual shitty Chrysler paint job. Truck runs good, minus the miss on #6. I plan to go trough the whole engine. Full engine rebuild kit is under $500 on Rock Auto. I also sourced 3 year warranty heads shipped for $175, incase the missfire is head related.

I'm going the 5.9 route for many reasons.
Truck has same CCD interface and will adapt easily to the existing TJ harness.
I won't have to make any changes to the fuel system.
Engines are cheap, parts are even cheaper.
And Hemi's arn't putting much more power to the ground than the 5.9's

In general I think the swap will be much simpler and cheaper than a Hemi or GM swap.

02-02-2015 10:46 AM
TN-D90 That toolbox idea is killer, If it wasn't so much work to move my fuel cell up I would love to do the same exact thing
02-01-2015 09:42 PM
Diablo169 Well I'm glad I started laying everything out. It's been so long that I forgot what I have already purchased. Looks like I have almost everything to complete the plumbing. Except I can't find the factory Fuel Pump It's got to be somewhere!

When I get everything plumbed I'll put down all the part numbers. Even though this is basically a buggy, I'm still trying to keep it Ca legal, so other TJ owners can benefit from some of the things I'm doing.

Couldn't help but bolt in the steering wheel and seat and make V-8 sounds...

01-25-2015 08:44 PM
Diablo169 I worked a little on cargo options. I bought a Buyers under body truck box. Happens to fit absolutely perfect! Idea is to have easy access to tools and recovery gear. box is a little heavy at 40lbs, but I think the trade off to easy access is worth it. 30" wide 14" high, 16"deep.

This go around on the TJ I want easy access to everything. No more unloading everything in order to get to commonly accessed items.

I might mount recessed taillights to the door, not sure yet

24gal action packers fit perfectly behind the seat. I'll strap them down individually for easy removal. Also cooler access is simple. For bigger trips I might add a rear cargo carrier for fuel and a bigger cooler.

There is still some good room between the Buyers box and the fuel cell, I'll store spare fluids and parts there.
01-25-2015 08:23 PM
Diablo169 ^ Thanks! Nothing better than Pirate motivation.

I actually got some stuff done today. Without tubing or a welder (brother borrowed it) I figured I'd jump back into things slowly. I decided to fit the hood, or at least ruff it in. A little time consuming, I'm not sure if there is a trick to it or not. My method was sharpie, flap disc, sharpie, flap disc, repeat.

It came out pretty good. I like the raked look Note, the grill is at the factory TJ location. Things are a little deceiving, the fender tubing is much higher than the factory fenders. I might drop the hood down a little, but for now I think it looks good.

01-24-2015 09:36 PM
jbh97009 You do some amazing work! This is one of my favorite builds, I've been watching it since the beginning! Can't wait to see how it comes out!!
01-24-2015 09:17 PM
Diablo169 SOLD!

Just kidding. I got my garage pretty much ready to go with new wiring and lots of wall receptacles. Most importantly 220 sockets on all walls. (Garage Build Thread Here). So today is the first day since I moved it, that I actually started messing with things.

I think I'm going to start with finishing the floor, and then finishing the Transmission mount. Those two things have been bugging me for awhile now. I need to get some more 1x1 tubing however.

I have almost everything I need to finish up, I just need time, but more importantly motivation
01-01-2015 09:24 PM
MichaelMaxim Subscribed. My TJ is in the process of a 18" total stretch, comp cut, coilovers, kingpin 60/14B swap and some others. Now after seeing this I have a few more ideas, lol. Great work and keep the updates coming!
12-30-2014 03:13 PM
over's tj Updates?
04-14-2014 11:04 PM
Diablo169 ^^ Thank you

^ No Prob

13' R/T with Track Pack. 3.92 Posi Rear, Tremec TR-6060 Trans and whatever Dodge means by sport steering and sport suspension?
I told myself at 10k miles its getting supercharged, but that might be awhile, its 15 months old and only has 3,300 miles on it.

Thanks Kaely for the pics!

This one is just an iPhone pic.
04-14-2014 09:35 PM
sasaholic I want some pictures of that black beauty you have parked behind it now
04-14-2014 09:23 PM
firehawk7 I look forward to the progress, liking it so far
04-13-2014 11:03 PM
Diablo169 Alas, an update!

So I moved a few months ago, and have not had a chance to move the Jeep to its new home. Luckily, I had some help from my brother, and FordFascist and we got shit done!

Problem is, my drive way is a 35% grade with an S Curve, followed by a 90* Left into the Shop. So things got tricky, but in reality it went rather smoothly and better than planned.

Here are some pics of the event:

Tuggin it on the trailer.

Ready to go!

Nice steep place to stop.

Making the turn.

And now at home next to the Princess Wrangler.

Hopefully now I can get it back on the trail!
01-10-2014 09:35 AM
Originally Posted by Diablo169 View Post
If that cat votes democrat one more time he'll be out on the street turning tricks for crack.
01-09-2014 11:45 PM
Originally Posted by miguelitojeep View Post
Is that a steering kit for the Dodge?

I ask, bc I built something similar with my TJ and really didn't like it for a DD. I hope you have better luck though.
I built it myself. 1.75 x .250 DOM. I redid the Track Bar as well. Drag Link and Track Bar are within 1/8" of each other in length, and at the identical angle. Hopefully it is better than the inverted Y and inverted T steering that I ran on it.
Originally Posted by rocktard View Post
just posting cat pictures.
If that cat votes democrat one more time he'll be out on the street turning tricks for crack.
01-09-2014 12:57 PM
Don't mind me...

just posting cat pictures.
01-08-2014 07:58 PM
miguelitojeep Is that a steering kit for the Dodge?

I ask, bc I built something similar with my TJ and really didn't like it for a DD. I hope you have better luck though.
01-07-2014 09:11 PM
Carter Off-Road Hey thanks man I appreciate it! Truck looks bad ass, not too many people have the balls to hack off the front of a 50k truck like that! Good luck and have fun with the silver bullet, great turbo for the 5.9 and 6.7. I have a 12 mega cab that needs a sb swap... The jeep is taking all my money!!! Thanks again
01-06-2014 12:24 AM
Originally Posted by Carter Off-Road View Post
This thing is nasty!!! Great build. I hate to ask the question buy what's the specs on this before you went juggy status? I'm curious for my build, how much stretch front and rear, what size were the sxs, 38.5? And what size coilovers? Thanks so much!
No prob,

Before my wallet got raped by that damn razor back:

102" Wheelbase Not sure the offset front or rear.
38.5" Sx's, Full Width, HP44 Front ARB, Currie Hi 9 Rear Detroit
PSC Hyrdo Assist, with custom Crossover Steering
16" Fox 2.0 Coilover (Used on current build)
Rubicon Express Long Arm Skid Plate
Custom Front 3 link - 32" Lowers I think
Custom 4 Link Rear off the RE Skid - 42" Lowers (Currently my front LCA's)

I will soon be getting back on the TJ, I got a new house with a 960sq/ft Shop so hopefully I can get this thing wrapped up.

Past few months I've been on the 3rd go around on the tow rig, trying to make it not suck to drive. It should be done tomorrow just in time for the big move

I have a build thread going on Cummins Forum. I figured cutting 75% of the brackets off a 25k truck wasn't Hardcore enough for the Dodge Section
---Sliver Bullet--- 3rd Gen Build - Picture Heavy! - Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum

Dirt Driveways are no fun!
12-20-2013 09:25 PM
Carter Off-Road This thing is nasty!!! Great build. I hate to ask the question buy what's the specs on this before you went juggy status? I'm curious for my build, how much stretch front and rear, what size were the sxs, 38.5? And what size coilovers? Thanks so much!
10-18-2013 11:16 PM
Diablo169 As promised

I like how the arches follow the tires.

One night before dark I threw on the hood to see how it fits. I kind of like the idea of having it slant upwards. It slightly hinders visibility at this steep angle. I will be notching the hood and lower the firewall side by about 3"s so it will have a slight rack. But that is a problem for future me
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I also upgraded my 18v DeWalt stuff to the new 20v (max) stuff. I like the 3-Speed drill, most seem to be 2-Speed. I have always had good luck with DeWalt. I have no clue how my 4.5" grinder has not crapped out on me. I've had that thing so hot I couldn't even hold it with gloves

I'm still debating buying the 20V 1/2 Impact, I never really used the 18v one I had. On a side note, the Flash Light is really bright.

I don't want to turn this into a tool debate, I think most of the big names are producing some really nice stuff right now.
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Alright enough bull shitting, hopefully I can get some stuff done this weekend while we still have good weather.
10-18-2013 12:10 AM
Diablo169 ^ Thanks man! The last few pages of my build seem to be going much smoother.

I've been spending quite a bit of time in and out of hotels for work, so on my down time I did some high tech digital model rendering using Microsoft Paint.

Unfortunately my iPad is telling me my version of iOS won't support photo uploads, whatever that means. So everyone will have to wait for the fawesome side skin and front bumper ideas.
10-17-2013 10:57 PM
carslut dang, this is a really nice build. keep at it
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