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Old March 18th, 2013, 01:08 PM   #1
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New build- JK UNLIMITED, frame up- budget build...

So this weekend i decided to drive from Saginaw Mi, to O'Fallen, MO. to buy a Jk unlimited tub, frame, core support and front fenders, also came with dash, steering column, and most of the body's wiring harness..... a pretty decent start to an UNLIMITED(dream Build).....

all in all 20 straight hours driving solo, which sucked ass....

prior to getting this tub, I was fortunate enough to located guy 3o minutes away, who was unfortunate enough to be losing his JK to repossession,due to the fact he doesn't pay his bills.... so I bought

4 Smittybilt armored fenders, a spare tire carrier rear bumper, 4 full hard doors, all power- black colored, 4 inch lift kit, smittybilt rock rails

i got a rear hardtop from Traverse city, freedom panels from Ft. WAYNE

OH I PICKED UP A 6.4 HEMI CRATE ENGINE FROM EBAY LAST YEAR

SO NOW I AM PUTTING ALL OF THIS TOGETHER, I NEED AXLES, TRANNY, TRANSFERCASE, TAILGATE, GAS TANK, TAILLIGHTS, AND A FEW OTHER THINGS.....

HAVE HOOD, GRILL, COWL

NEED SOME TIRES..... AND SEATS....

WAS GOING TO USE A WJ'S SET OF AXLES, BUT SHIT HEAD BROTHER SOLD OUT FROM UNDER ME. WHAT A DB!

SO NOW NEED A SET OF AXLES FOR THIS BUILD TO IT ROLLING...

NEXT HAVE TO WELD UP ENGINE MOUNTS, AND CUT OFF STOCK ONES, AND GET THE AXLES UNDER IT.....'

ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR AXLES????

THOUGHT THAT MAYBE I COULD FIND SOME CHEAP ONES, BUT WHO KNOWS....



PICS COMING....

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Old March 24th, 2013, 10:57 AM   #2
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So am thinking a set of dana hp 60's from a 1979 ford 350. Are there any opinions out there on these over a set of dodge dana 60's?

Just have never done this axle swap, a drivers side drop, and do not know what to consider. Will be having an experienced welder assist in the welding of new brackets on to the axes, after i buy a new set of mounts.

Should i buy a kit for the axles or go to unlimited off road, or do something else to get the mounts to weld on them?

Picked up door and hood hinges, put those on, mounted front armored fenders, and rear rancho spare tire carrier bumper- actually my 8 year old daughter bolted it on.... A great family project.

Looking to get opinions on which engine mounts i should get.
Burnsville off road has a set for 375+15 for shipping, or i can go with the whole aev kit, but that is mucho expensive- over 6k.... Looking for cheaper options....

This week will be axle acquisition, and getting it as a roller..... Hopefully,

then the trans and transfer case location, and then mock up.....

Going with dana 60's i will have to locate new tires and rims..... Thinking about what size lift and type to mount axles to frame 4 link?? Or stick with stock arms, just increase length....

Any one got any suggestions???
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