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Old December 16th, 2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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I originally bought this to replace parts on my other jeep but I fixed most of the issues with it so looks like its time to start building. I've been moving this thing around since '09. It's gonna be a slow build but I wanna make sure I do it right the first time.



So far I have almost everything to complete the build the only thing I still need is a motor/trans/tcase. Not sure on what motor Im going to run yet.



right now I have the d30/35 combo and a 4 inch lift for it and all the body parts.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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looks like a decent tub, is the frame good too?
Looks to be a good starting point.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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yup frame and tub (has a few spots that were patched) was supposed to be a replacement for the black one but I had the frame fixed and im just living with the body rot for now.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 04:52 PM   #4
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I plan on rebuilding the axles this winter.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 05:39 PM   #5
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Holy cow, I thought this thing was just a myth! That tub looks pretty good. Are you making a rolling chassis before you decide on a drive line?
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Old December 16th, 2012, 06:36 PM   #6
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Thats the plan.
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unloaded the axles and put the front in the garage to start the tear down.













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If you want to stick any horsepower under that hood I would rethink the rear axle choice.
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not sure yet thats why I havent touched these yet. Id like to go 8.8 or d44 but not sure right now. might just put them under the frame so I can get it off my trailer,
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not sure yet thats why I havent touched these yet. Id like to go 8.8 or d44 but not sure right now. might just put them under the frame so I can get it off my trailer,
Ask CooterR about a dana 35 and 4 angry squirls. He blew his spider gears out up at RandV after like 15min of wheeling. He did an 8.8 swap after that.
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im looking at a 71 j20 that would be my motor and drive line. Just need to get the cash for it.
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well come to find out the d30 has a 3.07 ratio . so it looks like Im in the market for new gears or different axles.
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Just put some tons under it....
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Just put some tons under it....
thinking of doing a 8.8 in the back and regearing the front to 4.10.
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