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Lyle & Leona Schrader submitted another photo for this year's <a href="http://home.off-road.com/~nobucks/calendar.html">Jeepster calendar</a>. Overall I like it, but I don't much care for the rear flares.

Anyway, I thought I'd share the tech sheet with you:



NAME: Lyle and Leona Schrader, Grand Junction, CO

VEHICLE: 1969 Jeepster Commando Convertible

ENGTNE: 1988 Chevrolet 350

ASPIRATION: GM TBI

TRANSFER CASE/TRANSMISSION: Atlas II Transfer Case/GM Turbo "400" transmission

FRONT END: Dana 44 with ARE Air Locker. Half-ton Ford hubs and rotors. Warn alloy axles

REAR END: Dana 44 with Detroit Locker/Moser Axles

RING&PINION: 3.73:1

SUSPENSION: Front--Alcan Spring 4" lift. Rear--Custom 4-link Coil Over Shock Suspension.

TIRES: 36 X 12.50 Super Swampers on 15x10 Champion aluminum beadlock wheels.

OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES:

5" body Lift. On-board air system with engine driven compressor. Warn X80001 Winch with Master Pull winch line on multi-mount system. Half-ton Chevrolet disc brakes on the front with manually adjustable proportioning valve. Corvette brake master cylinder. One piece tilt front end with electric lock and louvered hood. Custom rocker panel design with "nerf" bar rock protection. Bobbed front fenders. Custom designed rear quarter panels made ofaluminum diamond plate. Rear quarters also enlarged to accommodate Wrangler fender flares. Custom 6-point roll cage and rear bumper, designed and built by owner. Custom tailgate with Ford van license plate box. Eaton-Fuller range valve to control air supply to ARB Air Locker. Novak Enterprise transmission to transfer case adaptor. Original steering system converted to late model saginaw power steering. Hedman inside the frame headers with custom exhaust system. Custom steering wheel. High back bucket seats by SteelHorse. Durabak interior. Premier Power Welder. Paint 1988 Chevrolet pickup medium red. 15 gallon aluminum fuel cell. Borgeson Steering. Lokar shifter. Tuffie Security Console. Rear disc brakes by TSM. Custom bikini top and spare tire cover by Rock Gear. Custom spare tire rack. Rear body tub shortened 1 foot. Custom turning brakes.

Visit their website at http://www.tinybitsofsilver.com

[ 10-27-2001: Message edited by: NoBucks ]
 

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Originally posted by The Rockslut:
<STRONG>It looks pretty sweet but... a 5" body lift <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
That's what I said too, and here's what he wrote me back about the body lift:

Your
questions about the 5" body lift is answered by careful study of the picture.
Look at the picture of the under carriage closely and you will see that
there is no hang down below the frame rails in the center of the chassis.
The engine, transmission and transfer case have been raised high enough in
the frame to allow the flat skidplate. This was only possible by lifting the
body to gain the necessary clearance above the bell housing, transmission,
transfer case area. The Atlas II transfer case is designed to be rotated to
4 different positions. I took advantage of this feature by rotating it up so
that it sets nearly flat. Even with the body lift it was still necessary to
modify the floor board slightly for clearance for the transfer case. There
has not been any problems with body fatigue, however, the body mounts have
been beefed up considerably. The Jeepster is always in a state of
modification trying our new ideas, etc.
 

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SWEET!! Put in the calender, a Jeepster that gets wheelled, I love it. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Rock Taxi:
<STRONG>Will a Jeepster Hood and grille bolt up to the CJ? They look like they are wide enough To pretty much run without fenders.
Ed</STRONG>
The Jeepster hood and grille will fit on a pre-AMC CJ-5. When AMC bought Jeep from Kaiser they lengthened the hood and fenders so that they could fit the 258 I-6 in. That's why they went to the goofy rectangular Commando grill and fenders like this one:



That grille would fit on your late model CJ -Don't know how it'd look, but it'd be unique anyway. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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NICE!!!

There is a sweet one near my house at a gas station that has been sitting there with the company logo on the side since i was like 5.

Dont think it ever moved!

What a shame!
 

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Hey, Boston Mangler where is that Jeepster near you? I have always wanted a Jeepster. Do you think they will sell it? Can you look into it sometime when you are in that area?
Josh
 

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Originally posted by Tall Grille:
<STRONG>Hey, Boston Mangler where is that Jeepster near you? I have always wanted a Jeepster. Do you think they will sell it? Can you look into it sometime when you are in that area?
Josh</STRONG>

It is in Beverly Farms. I highly doubt they would sell it because it is like the company Mascot. Next time i drive by i will ask though!

Thanks
 

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Originally posted by Tall Grille:
<STRONG>Hey, Boston Mangler where is that Jeepster near you? I have always wanted a Jeepster. Do you think they will sell it? Can you look into it sometime when you are in that area?
Josh</STRONG>
It seems like the East Coast always has a ton of Jeepsters for sale. It's like everyone out there is selling theirs or something. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Anyway, check out the <a href="http://www.off-road.com/jeepster/classified/parts.html">Classifieds</a> for the American Jeepster Club.

http://www.off-road.com/jeepster/classified/parts.html
 

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Here's another Jeepster that wheels:



Here're the specs:

225v6 with Offy intake and Holly 4bbl
Headman headers
power brakes
130 amp altenator
on board air
K/N air filter
16" electric fan
Sm420 4 sp trans with granny low
Dana 20 T/case with Tera low gears
Cut and turned wide track axles with 4:10 gears and dual ARB's
Disc front brakes
Dyna trak flipped u bolt kits
1 ton driveshafts and ujoints
Custom 4" National springs
Front shackle reversal
hi steering linkage
Power steering
Rancho 9000's on F250 towers
35" BFG Baja T/A's
Warn HSI 9500 winch on custom mount
H5 motorcyle headlights
Rhino Lined tub with 4 drains for easy cleaning
 

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This is mine but its just a poser ride
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I just don't understand this computer stuff some times <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0">
 

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I think the problem may be with the filenames - keep them simple. Plus, I don't think you can use commas in the filename. Try again, let's see it! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Originally posted by James K:
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This is mine but its just a poser ride
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That can be arranged. What form does the picture need to be in? The 2002 calender all full? But like I said it just a poser <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
 
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