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So I have been actually working on this for a while now and just now starting to put a build thread together.

Here is how the rig started when my friend had it.
95 YJ, 60 front narrowed, 8.8 rear narrowed as well. Air shocks, linked 4.3l, 700r4 and an atlas II.

I purchased just the body and frame from him with a few other little parts.

Heres my setup.

4.3L, sm465, np205
FJ62 front axle
4runner rear
3-link front
triangulated 4-link rear.
14" coilovers up front
Stock TJ rear coils in back
35" tires



So first things first, i needed to get the body rolling again.
Front, (not the greatest shot but its an idea.)



Rear links. (dont mind the springs, they are now changed.)


Next i got the engine and trans all placed in. (the picture is more recent than this step.)



So the next is to make it so its going to be streetable and all lights need to be working. I decided to use all the jeep wiring for lights and the chevy harness separate. All Gauges are going to be aftermarket with a flat dash. So comes the fun.

3 days later and still not done here is what i have for wiring.


All hidden and clean. I still have a few clean-up items but looking good.
Heres whats hidden behind the dash.

The few stragling wires are for indicator lights and fan and fuel pump. Not much left to do.


And heres the engine wiring. I still need to loom everything and do a little more finish cleaning but its coming along.


After all that work, I get the joy of seeing the light!!! haha



There will be more to come.

Oh, and im prepared for the flaming about toy axles under a jeep so bring it on! I couldnt beat the price.
 

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I'd rather see pictures of your roll cage...looks nice from what little I can see.
 

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Oh, and im prepared for the flaming about toy axles under a jeep so bring it on! I couldnt beat the price.
I don't know that I'd say you spend too much on the axles, you just shouldn't have gone through the trouble of a 4.3 swap and an atlas that your not going to be able to take advantage of without grenading those axles, even on 35's. Ofcourse, you can always go to stronger internals, but depending on your final tire ideas, wheeling style, and terrain, your still gonna be pushing the envelope.

Edit:Sorry, I see your running an NP205, so you'll probably be ok if you drive carefully
 

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Here are some pictures of it before i got it.

All the cage work was done by my friend when they had their shop.




And i think that the axles will be fine for my power and weight and i do plan on upgrading internals on them so it should be fine.
 

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What's Andrew building now? Do they still wheel on their property on 15?
Hes actually almost done rebuilding his full size Blazer at my house. They got kicked out of the place on 15 you wheeled at and moved across the street only to get booted from there too. They now have pretty much closed doors to fab work for a while. Now its searching for a new place to wheel like that close by.
 

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Wow that sucks about the shop, tell him I said whats up.

jeep looks good too
Yeah, will do. heres a pic of my driveway this past week. And he gets his lisence back next week so soon we can all go wheel again.

 

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Well i have gotten alot more done on the jeep. I got everything up front done other than one or two little things. The rear i finished making my diff cover yesterday since the old one was leaking bad.

Now it starts for the fun stuff.

I get to make an exhaust from the heads back.
This shall be fun as im routing it around the front of the motor to accomadate for future turbo plans.

I need to complete the brakelines to the rear axle
and then the jeep should be driveable.

My camera sucks and so thats y i havent been getting any other pictures but ill try.

heres a crappy shot of the diff cover.
 

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I like the stance, nice and low.:smokin:
 

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Nice cage. Different. Curious why the rear cross bar is below the bend.
I like the redneck drag link sleeve, too.
 

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Nice cage. Different. Curious why the rear cross bar is below the bend.
I like the redneck drag link sleeve, too.
The crossbar i really couldnt tell you, my friend did the cage back when he was planning on using the jeep for comp. There will be more added for the correct harness mounting points, and i may get some nice gussets to add as well.

Yeah the draglink, i gotta do something about that, its just a temp so i can have a length for making a new one.
 

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Hey it beats the 1st SOA I did on the ole J20. Last thing to hook up, ready to play, and it won't clear the spring. So, out comes the smoke wrench...
 

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HAHA yeah i was trying to avoid that since i dont have a smoke wrench. Only thing now is that my jeep steering box cant turn the toyota axle to its full potential. It will do for now though. i also am undecided on how i want to go about my draglink and if i want to make it with bigger ends or keep the stock size. Money is my limiting factor and i hate it...

lockily though, i have all the room in the world with not having springs up there i can do pretty much anything.
 

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Only thing now is that my jeep steering box cant turn the toyota axle to its full potential.
So cut and extend your pitman arm with one of dem dar fancy sleeves (joke. please don't.)
i have all the room in the world with not having springs up there i can do pretty much anything.
In the immortal words of the great Peter Griffin, "...yeh bastid"
I, on the other hand, am a luddite, and think leaf spring technology is cutting edge. And have to do hi steer.
 

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So cut and extend your pitman arm with one of dem dar fancy sleeves (joke. please don't.)

Yeah, it would be cool if it was that easy! Im going to look into getting a longer pitman arm eventually, there are a few things on the list to buy first tho.


In the immortal words of the great Peter Griffin, "...yeh bastid"
I, on the other hand, am a luddite, and think leaf spring technology is cutting edge. And have to do hi steer.
Well the origional plan was to 4-link the rear and leafs in the front till i got the frame and body i am using now. It was already setup for the links in the front and there is about 5 inches of frame missing in the front so i was not about to try to add back the frame where it was cut.

it became a pain in the sence that it was setup for full hydro steer and the steering box needed to be reinstalled and new sleeves added for the box, but i am happy with how everything turned out, ill get some more pictures this weekend if i can get it on wheels and get it outside.
 

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Holy Fawk - I just noticed the mock up tires, are those Ground Hawgs? Those are BAD ASS.
 

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Holy Fawk - I just noticed the mock up tires, are those Ground Hawgs? Those are BAD ASS.
Actually, the ground hawgs are what i plan to run on it. I got the 2 brand new tires and 4 rims for $200 so i am going to buy 2 more. The truck they were on burned and the other 2 tires were ruined.




Well a little progress:

I started it this weekend. Sounded descent, and found out later that it was only running on 5 cylinders. :shaking: When i made my manifolds i must have not put the plug wire back on all the way.

I also got to flex it a little too. There is still something off in the rear because it is about 1/2" off center.

This week i want to try to fix that and finish all the little things and try driving it.

I have a whole bunch of pictures but i forgot my camera at home so ill post them tomorrow.
 
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