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Old July 19th, 2010, 10:13 AM   #1
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Default Project: Walmart Panties "Cheap & Sexy"

Since my wife is working again, I has some extry time & monies to build something
I recently picked up a really clean CJ frame w/ axles, a tub & a lift already on it, but It was to nice to cut up and weld to.

So, since I couldn't sell my other pile of parts I decided to build it. This is what I'm starting with:



Parts list so far:

350 Chevy with a decent cam, heads, and intake
Beefed 700R4
Scout 44s (will eventually get tons but I don't have a front 60 yet)
Dana 300
Some "usable" 35" SSRs

Plans:
Build it on a budget.
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Remove 2" body lift and install 1 " Daystar bushings.
Convert front springs to YJ style or something of the like.
Get it running by the fall (probably wont happen )




Well...... Plans changed


Walmart panties has gone from CJ to Islander .





I parted out the CJ and I was able to buy this 90 YJ that is really clean for its age. It was sitting in a garage for 10 years because it quit running. I put a battery and a fuel pump on it. It fired up and drove on to my trailer . Specs so far...

258 cyl
ax15
hard top, soft top, full doors and half doors.

I also bought a Dana 60 front axle off of Mr. Crawl and sold the Dana 44 front.

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Old July 19th, 2010, 10:17 AM   #2
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lOVE DA TITLE.

Hope you get a big sticker to name this jEeP.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 10:24 AM   #3
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So........Guess that means I can't steal anymore parts off of it and you'll be raiding my garage for Chevy 350 parts.......
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Old July 19th, 2010, 11:41 AM   #4
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So........Guess that means I can't steal anymore parts off of it and you'll be raiding my garage for Chevy 350 parts.......
Yes, I'm going to need some of that back.....
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Old July 19th, 2010, 11:49 AM   #5
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didn't you say you were scrapping it a couple weeks ago? lol
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Old July 19th, 2010, 12:00 PM   #6
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didn't you say you were scrapping it a couple weeks ago? lol
Tom suffers from severe ADD. He's always changing his mind!
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Do all tranny's have this problem?
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Old July 19th, 2010, 12:21 PM   #8
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didn't you say you were scrapping it a couple weeks ago? lol
Tom has never and will never scrap anything...
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didn't you say you were scrapping it a couple weeks ago? lol
Yes but my plans changed. I couldn't let myself f-up a near mint frame that my other project had. I disassembled that Jeep and hid it around my garage. This gave me enough room to be able to keep this one and build it. I will do a full resto dune & light trail only rig to that one (the nice frame one).

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Old July 19th, 2010, 12:22 PM   #10
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Tom has never and will never scrap anything...
Ummm the blue CJ...... oh and the 2 Wagoneers...
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Old January 10th, 2011, 05:11 PM   #11
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Well, plans changed and I updated my first post

Sold the CJ and bought a YJ, Dana 60s and a bunch more parts. It is going to stay a 6 cyl until next winter. I'm going to get started next weekend with doing the axle swaps.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 05:28 PM   #12
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i have seen how fast you can work..this should be done in a week.nice start, good luck!
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I almost forgot I bought a set of 38.5" TSL SXs from SANDVPR. I haven't seen them yet but they are on this side of the state I just have to go get them.
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mr crawl has alot of shafts .... oh and complete axles
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I parted out the CJ and I was able to buy this 90 YJ that is really clean for its age. It was sitting in a garage for 10 years because it quit running. I put a battery and a fuel pump on it. It fired up and drove on to my trailer . Specs so far...

258 cyl
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hard top, soft top, full doors and half doors
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I also bought a Dana 60 front axle off of Mr. Crawl and sold the Dana 44 front.[/QUOTE]

You left out one other thing that came with the Jeep

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yes, 5 of them under the hood. Relocating them was interesting to say the least.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 06:12 PM   #17
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I parted out the CJ and I was able to buy this 90 YJ that is really clean for its age. It was sitting in a garage for 10 years because it quit running. I put a battery and a fuel pump on it. It fired up and drove on to my trailer . Specs so far...

258 cyl
ax15
hard top, soft top, full doors and half doors
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I also bought a Dana 60 front axle off of Mr. Crawl and sold the Dana 44 front.

You left out one other thing that came with the Jeep

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We should go pick up my tires tonight.

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Old January 10th, 2011, 09:37 PM   #18
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hay tom good to see you with a project or projects keep wheeling and dealing so you can take a rig down south this summer or fall.
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Old June 19th, 2011, 06:20 PM   #19
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I haven't done much....


I pulled the motor because I someone offered me good money for a good running 258.


I stripped and cleaned the perches off of the rear 60


Bought some 38.5" TSL SXs

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I need opinions. The front 60 I bought was already set up in a jeep with a 3 link and coils. Should I leave them on, 3 link it, and run tj coils? Or should I cut them off and run spring over? If I leave them on, I'm going to have to change the upper 3 link mount and the track bar mount. They are welded on retarded and i dont like them. I was thinking of buying a sinister fab upper mount for it.






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