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A dilemma has cropped up in my life. I have no wheels. No truck, you see. Not at the moment, at any rate.

My own Sammi has croaked for the last time (Low gears don't replace a paraplegic engine), and, well, I just think it's time to move on.

I see a few too many Jeeps on the trails to really take heart in that movement, and I was wondering if anyone out in this cold, hard world had any suggestions for a simple, uneducated man. <IMG SRC="smilies/maggie.gif" border="0">

I've looked into several companies and makes, but could use some feedback. For what it's worth, something easier to work on would help, in the line of older Chevy and Toyota pickups.

Anyhoo, thanks.
 

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84 and 85 toyota pickups are a pretty good place to start (can't believe I'm saying that since I own a YJ <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> ) They have solid axles F/R which are considered by many to be stoutly overbuilt from the factory for its use. You can get either with fuel injection (22re) or carb'd (22r). The factory 5spd is a pretty tough unit along with the transfer case. There are a whole bunch of aftermarket parts available for them too.

Try www.allprooffroad.com they have a bunch of good stuff(I'm pretty sure thats what the website is for allpro - someone correct me if I'm wrong)
 

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Originally posted by wngrog:
<STRONG>You are already used to the anemic power of a SAMMI so going to a Mini should be a step up for you.
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I've made that step, and let me tell you, it's like night and day! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Axleneck, either the GM or the Toyota would make a good new project, I'm partial to the Toyota for a trail vehicle but if you don't want to be a "joiner" and get a Jeep, you might not want to be a "joiner" on the Toy bandwagon either...

something easier to work on would help
A Chevy might be a little easier to work on but on the other hand, you never have to work on Toyotas <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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Here's a good solution:

Get WHATEVER looks good to you.

Then put ALL chevy components on it so it's easy to work on.

IE: Toyota; W/chevy (or dana) axles and a chevy engine/tranny/X-fer combo.

VIOLA`... best of both worlds...LOOKS COOL...and....EASY TO WORK ON......

I wish I could take my own advice......NEVERMIND

PS: I stumbled across 4 IH Scout II's that are just DYING for chevy drivetrains... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> IN NE. <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">

[ 10-03-2001: Message edited by: Cliffhanger ]
 

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Originally posted by Cliffhanger:
<STRONG>I stumbled across 4 IH Scout II's that are just DYING for chevy drivetrains... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> IN NE. <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">

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If you get the Scouts, just rebuild the 345 or 392, T19 Wide with an Atlas II in it and you won't have to rebuild it for 400,000 miles(vs the SBC in 100k).

That good ole Canadian IH iron is high nickle and wears extremely well. Put Holley projection on it and your done. Of course, if you want to go bigger than 35's, then you will have to swap in 60's.

[ 10-03-2001: Message edited by: SweetCJ7 aka. Allen Kurtz ]
 
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