So My jeep has been torn down since 2011. That's when I decided to throw a 14b and 60 under it and have it ready to drive at my wedding in may of 2012. Obviously that didn't happen so we borrowed a diesel CJ6 for our wedding.
The jeep kept getting more and more added and other things got in the way. Previously I stretched it to ~100" on coils and 36" TSLs.
This stage was going to include chopping the rear frame, using box tube instead, coilovers, and a shaved 14b and 60 front. Life got in the way... finished school, started a new job in a different city, bought a house, fixed up the old house to sell, sold the old house, parked the jeep in the barn for a while saying "once I build the new shop, I'll work on it again...", and a kid. In that same time frame I've bought and sold a few jeeps including a YJ on 35s, locked with a 302.
Decided enough was enough, moved the TJ into the shop of the same barn and started working on it. Made some progress, then other things took priority. Long story short, it took another turn.
Plans now include...
GoatBuilt subframe and a lot of tubes.
60 arb full hydro and 5.38s.
Shaved 14b with a grizzly and 5.38s
Radflo coilovers 16&14"
42" Pitbull rockers (trump day special) with raceline rock monster bead locks
Mild 302 with B303 cam, and explorer intake. Good buddy has a performance shop (Morgan Performance in Hope,Indiana) and I asked him what it would cost to build one. He said see that block, take it home with you, I'm going to scrap it. I still need some internals but I've also got a set of BBK equal length headers to go on it.
Stretching body to LJ length.
Aside from tubes, I need brakes, driveshafts, transfer case, and time.
I used my buddy's future frame table I beams to build my frame table.
I will say the goat subframe is stupid easy to put together. I bought their subframe, skids, and engine mount. Jeremy at Goat answered all the questions I had about it.
Some old photos
Long story short, my wife said just get it done, I don't care what it costs, just get it done. My son who turns 2 in June 2017 loves playing around in jeeps. He likes to sit down and watch buggy videos on YouTube so it needs to get done sooner than later.
It will be a slow build, but hopefully it gets done in 2017. I've got the itch for wheeling it again.