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Old 11-13-2019, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mild LJ Build

Well, since LJs seem to be so popular these days, I figured I'd post mime.

I picked up this 2005 Jeep LJ (non 'con) and decided I build it. I decided to do a one-ton swap. I'm using an '88 Ford F-350 Dana 60kp and a 2007 14 bolt.
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Some progress from the front axle
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Dana 60 in the Jeep
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Removed one of the rear cross members in order to move the fuel tank back. It was really easy and gave me room to move the rear axle back.
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Got the rear axle home. Damn, it took a long time to cut off all of those GM brackets.
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Old 11-14-2019, 12:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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More progress on the rear end.
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I threw in some 5.13 gears and an Eaton E-Locker to round out the axles. It's turning 37" Maxis Trepadors on Method trail series. Next week I'll start on the bumpers and sliders. Then tub corners and tube fenders.

Trevor and the crew at WFO Concepts really helped me along the way. I can't recommend them enough.
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Looks good. Looks like a nice truss/swap system from WFO. What did you do about the standard lug pattern on the 60 vs metric on the 14 bolt?
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The 2007 GM 14 bolt is not metric. It's still 8x6.5. Pretty awesome when you get a stout axle with factory disc brake and an e-brake. And it'll match an older Dana 60.
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What 4 link/skid plate is that?
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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What 4 link/skid plate is that?
It's a Rubicon Express pan. I'm NOT using the rear upper link mounts. I used some brackets from WFO Concepts that are much stronger and allow more triangulation.
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I finally finished my front bumper. Its nothing special. Unfortunately, shipping one to Sitka is more expensive than the bumper costs in the first place
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