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Old 07-12-2015, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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PROJECT: I WISH IT WAS LONGER

This will be a slow build I'm hesitant to even post anything but the board has been dead lately so what the hell.

This is my 83 cj7 I've owned for the past 15 or so years.

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Basically a week or so after I got it. 4.2 t5 welded 2 piece axled amc 20. Dana 30 front. 4" spring under 35" swamped ssr's. I daily drove it basically like this for a couple years. It broke all the time mainly the rear amc 20.

It was the original jeep to get prototyped bushwhacker fender flares.

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Then after a few t5's. I tore it down did 1.5" yj springs all around. Nv4500 hysteer using dana 44 outers on the 30. 4.56 gears lock rites on both ends. Eventually a set of beadlocks and og mtrs.

Then new cage tube fenders armor etc. narrowed Chevy 44 4.56's with lock rite. Swapped in a fuel injected 4.0 after I blew up a couple of 4.2's.

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Old 07-12-2015, 09:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Which brings me to the current plans. Basically this jeep has gotten a little too small and after phorunna started on his tub stretch. I bought another tub. Got divorced after I tore it down so it's sat last couple years while I finished up my ranger project.

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Couple weeks ago I got another yj tub yj frame. So I'm going to make a lj length cj/yj. 4.0 nv4500 dana 300 32 spline out puts. Dana 44 front zip locker 4.56's. Rear dana 60 arb 4.56's. Both 6 lug. 17" beadlocks not sure on wha shoes yet. I'm leaning towards nitto trail grapplers.
The only drivetrain change might be a double rand chromoly front shafts.


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Tubs in my driveway. Hoping to get the frame and tub done pretty quick. The rest night have to wait.

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I already have the lj top and hardware. Arbs and zip lockers too.

Like I said this will be a long build as I'm still dealing with stuff in my personal life and working the bugs out of my ranger too. Hoping to have something posted in a couple weeks.



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Old 07-14-2015, 11:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks like it will be an awesome build. What size of tire are you thinking?
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Old 07-14-2015, 07:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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37's the front 44 I think is marginal with that size tires. But the under powered 4.0 it night stay together a while longer.

Edit: I ordered lj belt rails for the top of the tub.

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Old 07-15-2015, 09:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'll be keeping an eye on this one, been tossing the idea of stretching my YJ to LJ length too
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Well started on the tub today. Laid it out with some tap. Checked my numbers 10 times. Cut it with a 6" cut off wheel. Things aren't perfectly straight but I should be able to fill the gaps pretty easy.

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Hoping to get the tub welded up this next weekend and frame stretch started on. I'm hoping to have this thing with the drivetrain in it by end of September. Basically a roller.


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Old 07-19-2015, 09:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You make me want another project in my life to hate
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Old 07-19-2015, 09:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Then Get married!!! This won't be so bad. Thing was running and driving. The drivetrain will basically be the same. Instead of amc 20 it will be the dana 60 out of my ranger. And the 6 lug 17" beadlocks from the ranger too. Just money will be the big hold up.
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What's happening to the ranger if you're ganking it's axle?
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It's rear axle that was in it originally. When it was 44 front 60 rear. Ranger is 60 front 14 bolt rear now. This has been in the plan for both rigs for 7-8 years I built the front 44 in my jeep knowing the width would match up to this 60 down the road.

Btw update your thread I got to go on that stupid Instagram bull shit to see what anyone's doing now.
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Prepping for welding. There will be a few gaps to fill but not as bad as I thought.

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Just curious why you cut the tub at the wheel wells and not behind the door as some other do (mainly the "TJ-6" builds I see).

Can you post pics of underneath when you get to it?
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Sweet build. Wish you were closer I'd take that yj front tub off your hands. Think it would fit on a pallet?

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Thanks It would fit on a pallet but hang off.
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Thanks It would fit on a pallet but hang off.
Fastenal handled this no problem. If your interested in getting rid of it and could get it to a Fastenal get me some dimensions and I'll look into it

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I was having trouble with my welder so rather than struggle through it I went and got a new liner, drive rolls, and more gas. Welding much better went pretty quick. I have a little more to weld up after I pull the tub off the frame. Going to start on the frame tomorrow.

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Life has gotten away from me. Tub is done. Took a little longer than I thought. I need to tear apart my other Cj to have enough room to start on the frame. I'm not looking forward to this. Here is some pictures of the tub. I also ordered a clocking ring and some goodies from ruff stuff.

Also I'll narrow another front 44. The yj frame is wider and rather than inboard spring mounts I'm going to narrow another housing. I picked up another 44 for cheap and sold the knuckles and spindles to pay for this. Anyways here's some pictures.

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Sweet project! I was planning to do the same stretch to my YJ, but we're moving and I'm selling the YJ. It's too bad because I have a nice YJ tube and front clip sitting on my property that is now cut in half.

If you are interested in corner protection, I have a set of Genright stretched TJ corner guards that I bought for my project and have never opened. I hate pedaling stuff on others, but if you are going that direction and want to save some money, you can check out my for thread in the classifieds. https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/misc-...guard-set.html
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I'm wanting to do the same thing to my CJ7. The frame stretch is no problem for me but not sure I can handle welding the tubs together. Looking forward to seeing some more progress.
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Sweet project! I was planning to do the same stretch to my YJ, but we're moving and I'm selling the YJ. It's too bad because I have a nice YJ tube and front clip sitting on my property that is now cut in half.

If you are interested in corner protection, I have a set of Genright stretched TJ corner guards that I bought for my project and have never opened. I hate pedaling stuff on others, but if you are going that direction and want to save some money, you can check out my for thread in the classifieds. https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/misc-...guard-set.html
Sounds like you need to buy another jeep!

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I'm wanting to do the same thing to my CJ7. The frame stretch is no problem for me but not sure I can handle welding the tubs together. Looking forward to seeing some more progress.
This was my first real sheet metal job. For a wheeler I think it's going alright. I just used a chunk of brass behind it to fill holes. Here's another thread to give you some more ideas.

https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-...j-forever.html

I'm actually using the same piece of brass that phorunna used.

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Sounds like you need to buy another jeep!



This was my first real sheet metal job. For a wheeler I think it's going alright. I just used a chunk of brass behind it to fill holes. Here's another thread to give you some more ideas.

https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-...j-forever.html

I'm actually using the same piece of brass that phorunna used.

Thanks for the info and link, I will check it out.
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I would like to do the same thing to my CJ-5, but I'm having enough problems finding the time just to get it running. Good luck, I'll be watching too.

Squirrel, what did you do with the YJ tailgate section? It would be perfect for the bed for my CJ-10 project.
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I would like to do the same thing to my CJ-5, but I'm having enough problems finding the time just to get it running. Good luck, I'll be watching too.

Squirrel, what did you do with the YJ tailgate section? It would be perfect for the bed for my CJ-10 project.
They old tub went to scrap. I tried giving it away I should have just put it behind my house for what ever.
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