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Old 09-16-2006, 09:34 PM   #51 (permalink)
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any more progress?
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Old 09-18-2006, 10:17 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Yes. I just got my computer hooked back up. Sorry the thread has died. I moved to another town.....Progress pics of the fuel cell and paint in the next few days. It is coming along slow but sure!
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Old 09-24-2006, 02:54 PM   #53 (permalink)
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what were the original specs and drivetrain of your rig before the stretch?
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Old 09-25-2006, 12:56 PM   #54 (permalink)
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what were the original specs and drivetrain of your rig before the stretch?
Before the stretch,
225 buick v6, sm420, dana 20 with tera kit.
44 front detriot,4.88, 60 rear, spool 4.88

That set up worked well. The carb. really sucked. So I decided on the 4.3.

any pics of your rig?
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Old 09-25-2006, 08:48 PM   #55 (permalink)
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no pics, it's just a chassis a tub and a pile of parts. Wating for it to start snowing here so I can have time to put it all together. I'll do a build thread when it's done.

I was planning to stretch the chassis and leave the tub alone, but now I am thinking I should stretch the tub. If not, I'd just end up doing it later anyways. So I might aswell just do it now!

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Old 09-25-2006, 10:01 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Tap, Tap, Tap...still waiting for updates

Nothing new on my rig as I am moving too, and do not have a garage setup to build my rig in right now.
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:15 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:29 PM   #58 (permalink)
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My Cam. took a shit. So there is no flash. Sorry for the crappy pics.


I installed one of the blingy filler covers in the floor. This will enable be to access the filler cap in the tank.

Pic of the rear portion of the fuel tank.

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Old 10-09-2006, 02:34 PM   #59 (permalink)
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Well, I finally got a Flatty and the brand new CJ8 frame arrived friday.
I've started work on mine, but I'll wait for a motor before I start a thread,
cause while I'd like to use a 4.3L V6 I may end up with a 350V8.
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I just installed 4 new Rancho 44044. Wheel base is finalized at 101. Should be a huge improvement from my previous set up. It does sit a bit tall. But I will live with it. I measured my tcase from the floor up. Came in at 26". Decent clearance.

Also over the weekend I started running -6 fuel line. Mounted the fuel pump, filter and return lines. More pics to follow. When I get new camera.

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Well, I finally got a Flatty and the brand new CJ8 frame arrived friday.
I've started work on mine, but I'll wait for a motor before I start a thread,
cause while I'd like to use a 4.3L V6 I may end up with a 350V8.
Bad ass! I really wish I used a v8. I would hold out for one, to do it over again....
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Old 10-14-2006, 09:54 PM   #62 (permalink)
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I'm in the same boat, I am finding it impossible to find a decent 4.3 from 92-97, thinking about the 5.7 now. I just don't want any extra weight and power to kill the toy axles.
I was plannig to build an aluminum fuel cell for under the seat area like stock, but bigger. I like how yours is tucked up under the rear. I might go that route just for capacity.
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:31 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Well, I finally got a Flatty and the brand new CJ8 frame arrived friday.
I've started work on mine, but I'll wait for a motor before I start a thread,
cause while I'd like to use a 4.3L V6 I may end up with a 350V8.

Where did you get the new CJ8 frame?
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:46 PM   #64 (permalink)
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A few more pics

I am trying to get some crap done on this jeep. Work is slowing down for the season so it is time to ramp up on the Flatty.

I finished the fuel lines using -6 AN and Braided line. I ran the same size for the feed and return line. I will use the -6 for the vent as well.


I also installed the fuel pump and filter that Norm at affordable Fuel injection supplied me. The brake lines are also being finished up. As you can see in the pic below the fuel pump, I ran a p.valve to stablize my braking. I am using 1/2 ton chevy calipers on all 4 corners. It works well.


Additional brake and fuel line pic.
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This is the master I used in my last set up. It is not my favorite. But works well with the hyd. Clutch. I also installed a line lock from Summit as well as a pressure brake light switch. The thing I like about this master (and hate) is the line lock will lock all 4 wheels. But when it goes out, I will be screwed! I purchased this a few years ago along with the swinging pedals from Advace Adapters. I am also shopping for a slave cyl, I like the set up that Brian1 did on his flatty. I will more than likely use the slave from CNC. Thanks for the idea Brian.


The brown truck just dropped off my Hydro lines from PSC, Thanks Kelvin. The ram is only tacked onto the housing. I am re-thinking a mount off the 3 top bolts of the diff cover.


Resting in the garage. Now that boating season is over, it is time to git r done. More progress pics to come.
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Where did ya get the filler cap and what is the diameter?
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Where did ya get the filler cap and what is the diameter?
I picked one up at pep boys but I don't know the size as it's not right in front of me.
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Where did you get the new CJ8 frame?

Sorry for the VERY LATE reply, but I just saw your question.

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I am also shopping for a slave cyl, I like the set up that Brian1 did on his flatty. I will more than likely use the slave from CNC. Thanks for the idea Brian.
Very cool, thanks. Hope it works out for you, it is working great on mine still.

Your plumbing is turning out really clean, nice work. I cant wait to see more progress, it is looking sweet so far.
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I wish I was as far along as you are. It is looking good The fuel cell and lines/fittings look great.

My rig has an SM420 and I am using a Parts Mike kit for the master and slave, utilizing YJ pedals. The CNC slave is a good way to go too. You might have to change your fork though. This Turkey weekend is set aside for my Willys...well except for maybe a morning of scuba diving the Sonoma Coast.
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Wow the body came our REALLY nice! very impressed.

It looks a little tall though? Any thoughts on lowering it or do you expect it to get lower with a cage and all that?
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Very cool, thanks. Hope it works out for you, it is working great on mine still.

Your plumbing is turning out really clean, nice work. I cant wait to see more progress, it is looking sweet so far.
Thanks! What did you use for a shifter fork? This was mentioned in a post below. I have the old 60s style with a case bellhousing. Hope it works with the slave. I have not yet purchased that yet......

Killer little right up in the Mag.
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Wow the body came our REALLY nice! very impressed.

It looks a little tall though? Any thoughts on lowering it or do you expect it to get lower with a cage and all that?
Thanks blur! I need to thank my sheet metal buddy for the perfect match on the passanger side, for the shovel detent.

I used 44044s and do think it was to tall. But it is wide as well so im going to run with it. The cage, fluids and my fat ass should lower this thing. LOL, Hopfully i can beat up the springs a bit and it will lower by an 1" +-.
I wanted the jeep a little tall cuz I was worried about the 60 hitting the fuel cell.
I figure it will only hit if (and i am not) going to jump this turd.
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Where did ya get the filler cap and what is the diameter?
Kragen, I think it is 5" ID
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:12 PM   #75 (permalink)
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Happy New Year!

Any new updates? I got to spend a lot of time over the holidays working on my rig

For the first time Scrappy stood on his new axles and tires. I have so much left to do though

The protection you built right behind the front fenders for the little step...what is that made out of? Also what did you do with the factory step? I got my side protection cut out and started to bend it up, but ran out of oxygen, for my torch, half way through the first bend. The tub got lengthened 16 inches and the wheelbase will be about 94 inches.
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