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Old November 27th, 2008, 08:54 AM   #21
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why couldn't you do this at your old house.




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Old November 27th, 2008, 08:58 AM   #22
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why couldn't you do this at your old house.




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Hehehhe, I wish I was! My old garage is a lot bigger than my current 20x20 standard deal. Put off building my pole barn until the economy pics up, so I'm stuck in the small space with just a single 220v outlet. So right now I can't use the plasma cutter, which needs 220 for itself and the compresor to supply the air.
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Old November 27th, 2008, 09:02 AM   #23
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Here's some part pics...

4.3 TBI + SM465 + Dana 300



Axles:



Beadlocks:



SAW Airshocks:



M8274 (I have a new 4.6hp motor to speed it up a bit. I'll get rope before I'm done..

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Old November 27th, 2008, 09:09 AM   #24
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Motor mounted in the chassis: (The saddle piece will be cut off the mounts. Kinda like having something there to keep the rails from speading, but its going to be in the way of the links).



Here's a side shot to show the positioning. Goal is a complete flat belly. Might have a slight ramped area for the trans, since the SM465 is fricking huge.



To accomodate the flat belly, I'm hacking out a lot of the floor to move the drivetrain up. Here's a start but even more has been hacked out now to rotate the t-case. I got a clocking ring from Great Lake Offroad. I *could* redrill the adapter, but there's a casting rib in the way of where one of the holes needed to be, and I'd rather buy that piece to make sure all the holes line up correctly. Maybe some point I'll get a rotary table for my mill..

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Old November 27th, 2008, 09:13 AM   #25
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Wanted to have the motor as forward as possible. The grills have about a 4" deep metal throat/duct built in for the radiator. So I cut that out, and cut out the headlight buckets a bit as well.



Here's the radiator in place. Its a 2 core aluminum, about 2.5" thick, and as big as could fit. Should cool any motor I put in here. The plan at the moment is to use a taurus electric fan, since I have a few of them laying around.

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Old November 27th, 2008, 09:17 AM   #26
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So, that brings us up to where I'm at today...

already seen the side profile with the rear tire. Here's where the front tire will be:



A somehwat cramped shot of it:




Color wise, well, this doesn't look right on the computer, but its like the old sub-lime mopar color. The body will be that, the windshield will be gloss black, all the willys stampings will be also gloss black.

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Old November 27th, 2008, 10:43 AM   #27
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next up to build will be the cage and the suspension. Hopefully I'll get some done over this long weekend. Then probably little-no work done until the christmas break...
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Old November 27th, 2008, 11:36 AM   #28
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Here's the rough numbers for the rear 4 link. They are short links, lowers are around 28" long, uppers are about 32" long...(they are longer because of the triangulation.)

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Old November 27th, 2008, 12:30 PM   #29
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Wow, I can see you 2 e-hugging yourselves all winter long.
hugging? I think that was classified as penetration.
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Old November 27th, 2008, 07:11 PM   #30
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I like it.
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Old November 27th, 2008, 08:07 PM   #31
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im really diggin the idea behind this rig i cant wait to see it come together. good idea so far
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Old November 28th, 2008, 07:15 AM   #32
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looks cool ......also an e-hug for you whiterino cause your jeep is hawt too
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Old November 28th, 2008, 07:34 AM   #33
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Old November 28th, 2008, 08:15 AM   #34
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I like it, Looks good!
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Old November 29th, 2008, 04:42 PM   #35
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Todays updates. Started making a roll cage. Often this would be done later in the project, but the cage is integral to the structure on this Jeep. The air shocks will be mounting to the cage, so need to have it done to figure out the mount locations. Nothing fancy here, no angry looking bars or crazy amounts of triangulation. Old school cage to go with old school look. Of course, there will be a dash bar, harness bar, bars between the bottoms of the B and C pillar bars (shocks will hang off these), spreaders above the front seats, etc.

B-hoop in the band saw:



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Old November 29th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #36
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nice work - looking good
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Old November 29th, 2008, 05:26 PM   #37
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That looks pretty cool. I can't wait to see it when it is done. Keep at it, it will get done fast enough.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 05:46 PM   #38
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nice build. if you need some windshield pivots for the side of the tub let me know I have a set sitting around.
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nice build. if you need some windshield pivots for the side of the tub let me know I have a set sitting around.
I think the only part thats missing is the bolts that they actually pivot on.

I have to figure out exactly how you get glass into that frame.
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Spending the rest of the weekend cleaning up things and doing small odd jobs, probably. Painting some stuff like the wheels so I can mount the tires, cutting off the shifter tower and bolting on the clocking ring to the dana 300, etc.

I was going to start on the 4 link in the rear, but my saw is telling me to take a break. Time for a new blade (lord only knows how old this one was, the saw itself is close to 30 years old, and I only recently got it from my grandpa's shop after he passed away.

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