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Old December 21st, 2006, 05:53 PM   #61
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Thanks guys. I'll have to get my post started as soon as I get mine into the garage.
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Old December 22nd, 2006, 08:36 AM   #62
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Thanks guys. I'll have to get my post started as soon as I get mine into the garage.

No trouble... here are the specs for a stock GPW might be close for you

Length 132.25 inches
Width 62 inches
Height, top up 69.75 inches
Height, top down 52 inches
Engine Willys or Ford 4 cyl L-head, 134.2 ci, 6.48:1 compression
Horsepower (net) 54 @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission Warner T-84J 3 speed synchromesh
Transfer case Dana Spicer 18 2 speed
Gear Shift Floor mounted
Axles Spicer Dana 4.88:1 23-2 rear, Dana 25 front
Electrical System 6v, neg ground
Wheelbase 80 inches
Ground Clearance 8.75 inches
Approach Angle 45
Departure Angle 35
Weight w/o gas and water 2,337 lbs
Fording Depth 21 inches max
Tires 6.00x16 non-directional
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Old January 9th, 2007, 09:08 PM   #63
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Here are the most recent pics... the steel on the back is original, save for the minor patches you can see.









I cannot wait to see what 34x9.5's look on it... I can actually clear 36's I think (looks like more then that when I measure)

but to run huge tires I would have to get some offset wheels -- I want to run the stock ones.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #64
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34 x 9.5s are awesome.

If there is any kind of bottom, you'll have traction. They are sick in trenches and clay.

Plus, they just look right on a narrow flattie.

Check out this old (2002) video of my CJ-5 (my borther made it for his website). Mine is the CJ-5 with no top. Running the 34x9.5 swampers at the mounds. The trick is, I'm only in 2wd in the video, I blew the front dana 30 R&P loading onto the trailer, so I did the day in 2wd. Those tires are awesome

http://www.lordsofevolution.com/haggar/images/4x4.rm (needs realplayer)
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Old January 9th, 2007, 09:56 PM   #65
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The bad part is there was three layers of sheetmetal where the spare mounts. I have no clue why they did all of it because if you look at the pic they did a pretty good job of repairing it. Some people
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Old January 10th, 2007, 12:54 AM   #66
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how come you didnt do a spring over?
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Old January 10th, 2007, 06:57 AM   #67
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how come you didnt do a spring over?
because I found out my chassis already has a lift on it... I can currently clear 36" tires + with the SUA setup. I am going to lower the front down a tad by removing the extended shackles, and for this year will lower the rear down as well. I can still clear the 34x9.5's I want if I do this. I will see how the jeep does and performs like this, then I will 4 link the rear if it doesn't suit my purposes. If I don't have to go through the trouble you get with SOA I would rather not.

This jeep is NOT going to be a crawler. I want it to retain a stock appearence for the most part.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 08:32 AM   #68
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this is the stance I am going for...
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Old January 10th, 2007, 08:42 AM   #70
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this is the stance I am going for...
Animal from earlycj5, right? I was going to post a pic before you did, but didn't want to intrude on your thread. I love the profile of that rig, and I'm sure yours will look sweet with the 34s, too. It's progressing nicely, Jacob!

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Old January 10th, 2007, 08:52 AM   #71
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Animal from earlycj5, right?
/hijack I sold Billy that tub. I bought it from Jeeps R Us' (Laguna Beach, CA) scrap pile and shipped it home. It was being scrapped because they didn't want to deal with it, and it was a VERY SOLID tub with no signs of rust. He really did a nice job with it, especially considering what "Animal" looked like before the facelift.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 08:53 AM   #72
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Animal from earlycj5, right? I was going to post a pic before you did, but didn't want to intrude on your thread. I love the profile of that rig, and I'm sure yours will look sweet with the 34s, too. It's progressing nicely, Jacob!

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Yep thats Animal. When I saw that jeep I knew that is exactly the look I want for the Flatty -- only with a flatty.

It looks old school retromod which is what I want for the flatty, only I plan to take it a step further with my flatfender. I want to eventually fuel inject the 225, I want to do a T18, and I originally planned to 4 link the rear (with that stance) Honestly though I believe the 4 link would be worthless to do other then a better ride possibly, as with the 34x9.5's are not for a flexy crawler, they are more for an all around trail jeep. When I upgrade the wiring I will be adding an electric fan, LED tail lights and turn signals, and I have considered upgrading the headlights to the H4 style (like these if they would work. Basically a lot of modern engineering in the skin of a Flatfender
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Old January 12th, 2007, 01:43 PM   #73
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Your build is definately getting me going. Can't wait to see it painted and on the skinnys.

BTW, on this page, I found some nice dimensioned drawings:

http://www.cj3a.info/tech/dimension.html
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Old January 20th, 2007, 01:55 PM   #74
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Done yet?
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Damn, those are some long shackles....
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Old January 20th, 2007, 10:45 PM   #76
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Damn, those are some long shackles....
They are likely coming out as I want to lower it down some for now.... well at least if I keep the leaves.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 12:00 PM   #77
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Nice work- been checking this build out- will be a cool rig when it's done....Here's another flattie going together on the other side of the water from ya's...


http://www.jeepkings.ca/forums/showt...threadid=55193

Keep up the mint work guys and look forward to seeing it nearing completion!
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Old February 5th, 2007, 12:29 PM   #78
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Nice work- been checking this build out- will be a cool rig when it's done....Here's another flattie going together on the other side of the water from ya's...


http://www.jeepkings.ca/forums/showt...threadid=55193

Keep up the mint work guys and look forward to seeing it nearing completion!
Tried to check out your build... but even after registering I cannot get access.

Radiator comes home today, he said they pressure tested it at 15 PSI and it leaked a bit on the top and bottom, and he could not guarantee there wouldn't be more after he moved the outlet... But for a $330 re-core I told him I would try to solder it up myself -- I have gotten pretty good at it with other radiators.

Besides it is only supposed to have 5-8psi operating pressure anyway.... so it may not leak at lower pressures.
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Old February 11th, 2007, 08:37 PM   #79
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IT DRIVES!!!

I have a key and everything......

My temp guage is a meat thermometer through the radiator.... (want to buy a matched set of guages and this lets me keep an eye on it during testing)

I am impressed, the 225 V6 is QUITE peppy, Just ask Jeepaholic

Got some minor stuff to fix, the steering clamp rubs the brake pedal when you try to stop and turn, need to finish mounting the radiator, and then it really moves on to the appearance stuff :)

At least now I know the mechanicals are in excellent working order :)








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Old February 11th, 2007, 10:43 PM   #80
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nice temp guage
schweet progect- its lookin real nice
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