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Hey all,
Well I am up and getting around about as good as I will for the rest of my life. I am still on active duty waiting to be discharged from the Army on a medical retirement. Well for those of you who are in the military you know about the TSGLI insurance. Because of my injuries I recieved a payment from them and this is allowing me to fix my Jeep the way I WANT not the way I can afford.

So here is what I am doing to my TJ.
Right now it is in the shop getting a V-8 swap. It is at http://www.dakotaparts.com/ getting a V-8 swap & 4speed auto tranny.
Once I get it home I'll be installing a Nth Degree long arm http://www.nthdegreemobility.com/doc...AG-TJflyer.pdf
and then also installing a Off-Road Only AiRock http://www.offroadonly.com/products/suspension/airock/ .
I am also doing a upgrade to my brakes with this http://www.vancopbs.com/category_s/66.htm
and my charging system with this http://www.premierpowerwelder.com/specs/PP175.html because I also have this http://www.readywelder.com/home.htm to go along with it. And then for steering I have http://www.pscmotorsports.com/index.php this coming. I am going to install a http://www.stak4x4.com/3speed.htm and my Tera CRD60 will finally get installed. During the next twp weeks while my TJ is still in the shop I am going to be building my HP44 for the front. Both axles will have 5.13 gears, ARB locker and aftermarket shafts.

Here ie the TJ with the old engine out of it.


And here it is with the new engine test fitted.


And sitting in place.


Here is my HP44 front axle narrowed to Waggy width, RE bracket kit.


I'll keep everyone posted on how this is coming along. I had planned to try and have this done for a run to Moab in May but I ran into some issues so it now just needs to be ready for Memorial Day weekend.

Well it was a good week for me. I went down to Grants Pass and picked up my TJ.


And here is the engine bay now.


And a header.


Got home with it yesterday and call a buddy who is at CWU. He came over at about 2pm today and we pushed the Jeep off the trailer into the garage. Then we really got cooking and the front axle is out of the Jeep and the rear is almost ready to be pulled.


Tomorrow I'll get the rear axle out, the old TeraFlex suspension removed and start installing the new Nth Degree parts.

Well worked on the Jeep yesterday and got the old suspension parts off. Had to remove the upper control arm brackets. Started trying to get stuff mounted on the CRD60 and Mike pulled the old seats out.

STaK's Monster Box (I know why they call it that now!!!!)



Mike grinding off RUCA.


Well I know this is alot to throw on all at once. Just wanted to post how my project is coming along. I'll keep posting pic's as things go on. If this shouldn't be in the Hard Core section please move it to where it should be.
 

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talk about a fast way to throw $14,000 +- at your rig. man im jealous. im struggling just to save for the stroker from Golen. looks nice man.... hows the performance from Dakotaparts?
 

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talk about a fast way to throw $14,000 +- at your rig. man im jealous. im struggling just to save for the stroker from Golen. looks nice man.... hows the performance from Dakotaparts?
Yep you are about right at how much I just put into my Jeep. But I paid it off in January so it was cheaper than buying a new one.

Don't really know about the work from DakotaParts yet. I have had the engine running a few times but there is a lot more that has to be done before I can drive it. As far as the engine swap and stuff I think they did a good job.
 

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moveaside said:
You'll usually notice that when someone throws that much money that fast they usually don't have sweet pics of them doing anything hardcore as in rockcrawling.
All cock no balls:laughing:
:confused: :confused: :confused:
Please tell me what you would like to see to qualify as HARDCORE for you.:flipoff2: :flipoff2:
I wheel my Jeep and it has taken me a long time to get to where I am at. Just because I have the money all at once does not make me a POSSER.
So if you would like to come look at my BALLS and COCK please let me know when your coming. :shaking: :rolleyes: :eek: :barf:
 

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You'll usually notice that when someone throws that much money that fast they usually don't have sweet pics of them doing anything hardcore as in rockcrawling.
All cock no balls

I bet you don't post this shit in one of Dibbles threads... :flipoff2:
 

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Yes I have a 1 1/2" body lift. With the Nth Degree tummy tuck there is about 1/4" top & 1/4" bottom with the STaK's. It is a tight fit but there is enough room without having to message the floor.
 

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Well it has been a busy few days. Both axles are out and the old suspension parts are off. I have been working on both the new front & rear axles. The rear UCA monuts are off and the frame is marked and the area ground down to weld the brackets onto the frame. Instead of drilling out the holes for the sleeves I am going to weld the brackets on the frame.





Got to show off that STaK's Box. Removed the old seats, installed the new 175amp Alt, OBA brackets from Kilby & had to move the overflow bottle.



While my buddies were working on the OBA & Alt I was putting the finishing touches to the HP44.

 

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Awesome, looks like you've got quite the rig going on. What size tires do you plan to run?
 

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nice build, you going to put some alloys in that 44. v8 power, low gears and 37's should be FUN.
 

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What 4sp trans are you throwing in it?
It's the 44RE auto

And yes I am running Alloy USA shafts in the front. It was norrowed to Waggy width from information I got off here on Pirates.
 

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well hurry and get it done so we can go play...

Looks like an awsome rig, and yes, you did earn the money the hard way. I would not like to get money the way you had to.
 

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Kevlar said:
prostitution?
If you read his first post, you will note that he is using the money from a TSGLI buyout and waiting for a medical retirement from the Army. From that one can infer that he was seriously injured defending this nation's interests overseas.

As a retired veteran, I for one feel that he can spend money earned in that fashion in any damned way he pleases, and who the hell are we to judge how he spends it. And so what if he nevers wheels this rig, if it makes him happy, who gives a shit.

Wildman, thank you for the sacrifices you have made in the name of freedom, and hopefully you will recover fully.

I will get off my soapbox now, and feel free to flame away, me being a newb fawker and all. :flipoff2:

Mike
Retired Navy Submariner
 
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