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Old November 13th, 2008, 07:54 PM   #1
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So here it is 5 years after the wife and I bought a 01 Tj for her to dd. Got it with 18,000 miles on and after 5 years it now has 65,000 on it. On its second engine, 2 time the trans has been out and now is getting rebuilt. 3rd torque converter. I figure if im working on it all the time i might as well be wheeling it.
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hp d60 front with 5.13 gears, It is welded now but will have a lock-rite in it when it's all done.
35 spline d60 Hd rear with 5.13s. Welded and disk brakes.
37in iroks on 16 Ford Alcoa wheels.
2in body lift
3in coils
Front will be 3 link with Full traction lowers, Shortened to work with a 2in stretch. and upper will be 3/4 heims with 1-1/2, 1/4in wall dom.

Rear is going to be 4 link with 2" 1/4 wall dom with JJ at both ends on the lowers and upper will be 1-1/2, 1/4 wall dom with 3/4 heims.

Already got a sye and just waiting for the tranny to get back from the rebuilder so i can put it in and install the t-case. Hope to have done in the next few months.

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Old November 13th, 2008, 08:20 PM   #2
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So your planning on running the 4 cyl?
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Old November 13th, 2008, 08:29 PM   #3
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Yup, Unitl a suitable replacement is found. And by that i mean a roller cam efi ford small block
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Old November 13th, 2008, 08:54 PM   #4
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Why pull the welded carrier in favor of a lock-right?

nice joints

A SBF in a jeep!! Now its not another TJ on tons haha

EFI 392w stroker mmmmmm
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Old November 13th, 2008, 09:07 PM   #5
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To make steering easyer for the my wife. She will be driving on the trails also and unless i go hydro assist she wont like it. The motor is in the future. For now the 4 will have to do.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #6
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Looking good, needs a BBF
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Old November 13th, 2008, 09:26 PM   #7
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looks good great start
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Old November 14th, 2008, 06:55 AM   #8
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A Jeep Build.

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Old November 14th, 2008, 07:58 AM   #9
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Looking good, needs a BBF
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Old November 14th, 2008, 07:59 AM   #10
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FullsizetilTJ, build looks good
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Old November 14th, 2008, 08:28 AM   #11
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No bbf for this one. It is for sale or trade if someone wants it. Still got the whole drivetrain. It's just a jeep but it will be safe for the kid and wife to wheel in.
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Nice Collin!!!!

Hope to see it on the trail next year!!!!!
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Sounds like your building it strong.
Maybe I'll see ya at silver lake with it next year.
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Got all the old Brackets cut off my 60s today. When i welded the C-bushing mounts on i ran 2 passes and what a bitch to cut them off. Lots of torching and grinding. Started laying out my coil perches today also.
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What happened to the engine and trans with such low miles??
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Got all the old Brackets cut off my 60s today. When i welded the C-bushing mounts on i ran 2 passes and what a bitch to cut them off. Lots of torching and grinding. Started laying out my coil perches today also.
are the c-bushing mounts any good? for sale?
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Old November 16th, 2008, 07:23 PM   #17
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#3 cylinder lost the piston at high way speed. That was nice. I think a head gasket blew. I dont think the wedges are any good casue i torched them off.
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Got my heims for uppers today. Gettting the rest of my tube friday for the uppers. should have some updates after the weekend
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Front 60 is under the jeep. Tomorrow morning im going to make some frame brakets and axle brakets for lower arms.
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