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Old 09-20-2008, 03:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been working on this project for about 6 months. I knew it would start slow so I waited a while to post; but I need to stay motivated and I know you impatient bastards will help me with that! Now on with the pics. I started with this piece of shit!






I dont know the story behind the jeep but it came to me with a custom bent frame, blown airbags, twisted dash and a twisted tub..

I then purchased a new, to me, frame $200 and this snowfighter for $1000

I added the BTF rear stretch bumper, frame brackets for the rear xjs and front three link were purchased from poly perf


just cut out the axles on the trailer and scrapped the truck, in the end I got my front 60 for around $700

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Old 09-20-2008, 03:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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stay tuned for the frame swap.. It gets slightly interesting
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Holy crap what a big shop, and where are you that there is already snow on the ground? I am assuming that the pic is a little old.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yea that picture is a little old, I live in Terre Haute, IN. Yea it is a good size shop; that was last years project and the reason the jeep build started off so slow
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The frame swap...

At this point I had all of my brackets burned on to the frame and had removed the front clip , the fuel tank and all of the interior from the POS. I bought a case of beer and invited a few buddies over...
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I see 2 yellow Jeeps. The other one looks like it has a reservoir shock, at the least.

Please explain.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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We used a fork truck and a cherry picker to levetate the tub and drivetrain



the guard dog


old frame out

moving the new frame into position

finished
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I see 2 yellow Jeeps. The other one looks like it has a reservoir shock, at the least.

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There are two yellow jeeps the other is a mildly built tj ,longarm, 44's front and rear, 37 inch rubber and yes just resevoir shocks of the eldebrock flavor
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Here are a few pics of how the project has come along in the past few weeks. Sorry for the huge gap in pics, but I will go into further detail as I fine tune specific areas of the build.

Currently the jeep is sitting at 110" wheelbase using xj springs in the rear and a poly perf 3 links and 14" coil overs in the front (the rocker currently sits at 30"). I am running the 78 ford 60 in the front with an Eaton in the rear on 39.5" rubber. I am sticking with the 4.o for now but I do have a garret turbo and split second mapping system to liven the ole girl up a bit. I also have the stak 3 speed installed with flat skid after a lot of hacking. gears and lockers are still up in the air 4.56, which is what the Eaton is equipped with, or 5.13s are the two ratios im debating over (any opinions would be appreciated). Steering power will most likely be provided via double ended ram setup




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Old 09-21-2008, 07:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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that was pretty slick lifting the engine and body all at once.

nice shop too.
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
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mmm. . .. . turbo. . . . uuuurrrrrggggghhhh
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That thing has a killer stance. Nothing negative, but why use the XJ springs, instead of C.O.'s?
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I must admit your build name caught my eye, It looks like a fun build.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Nice work so far -- the 39.5's look like a perfect fit. Where did you find a frame for $200? That's a steal!
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:01 AM   #15 (permalink)
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well I finsihed my transfer case crossmember and flat skid.

without running a body lift it would have been nearly impossible to run my flat skid with a factory styly mount. I was also slightly concerned with the weight of stak on the transmissions aluminum tailhousing. So on to plan B, I cut a what I needed to out of the floor. I then came up with this ,,,



cross member installed

and now the flat skid

now I can easily remove the skid for maintenancem I just hope the tapped holes on the back of the case are strong enough for the abuse...
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:12 AM   #16 (permalink)
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oh and check out my new ride I got today
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:39 AM   #17 (permalink)
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WOW! You're Giantic!!!

Nice build. I'm also thinking on why you used leafs and not Cos or airs at the back.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:14 PM   #18 (permalink)
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sweet looking build! where in terre haute do you live? i live on the south end, we'll have to do some wheelin when you get yours done. keep us posted.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:27 PM   #19 (permalink)
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oh and check out my new boyfriend that I ride.



Fixed it for ya.


Just fucking with you dude.


I like the build and nice work on the shifter knobs. How much was that bike..how fast have you gotten it up to?
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If your really planning on a turbo, I would fab up another rubber bushing/mount on the opposite side of the t-case to handle the torque output. Also, If you haven't already, replace the drivers side engine mount with a poly unit. I have torn out 3 engine mounts already in less then a year!

looking good and I bet that bike is fun to ride!
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I like the build and nice work on the shifter knobs. How much was that bike..how fast have you gotten it up to?
ive jack slapped people for less, but ill let it slide... $520 shipped to my door I had it up to 50 in the first five minutes, supposedly it will hit 70 plus
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sweet looking build! where in terre haute do you live? i live on the south end, we'll have to do some wheelin when you get yours done. keep us posted.
Im actually in brazil just east of miami gardens road
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If your really planning on a turbo, I would fab up another rubber bushing/mount on the opposite side of the t-case to handle the torque output. Also, If you haven't already, replace the drivers side engine mount with a poly unit. I have torn out 3 engine mounts already in less then a year!

looking good and I bet that bike is fun to ride!
Yea I plan on running bomb proof engine mounts which I believe will reduce engine rock. I may be wrong but I dont beleive the tranny mount is designed to primarily control axial movement.... so I think it will be fine being mounted on the one side
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what kinda engine was in that ford?
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what kinda engine was in that ford?
modified
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