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Old April 17th, 2009, 10:01 PM   #61
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if you think a V8 sounds cool, you should hear a flat head 4.

Your comment about maybe going back to stock some day is a little off. You will have to mod almost every part foreward of and including the firewall to the point that there wont be any going back. Like what was said above, it's your jeep, do what you want, bud dont kid yourself into thinking you will be able to go back to stock easily.
flat head 4 sounds neat. much like an old tractor. I wheeled this thing plenty in the hills down south unmodified. I found out that I have to modify a lot on the frame. It did require a 6"x9" hole in the fire wall to make room for the distributer. I'm fine with all of that and no longer care about "going back" any way.

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Old April 17th, 2009, 10:05 PM   #62
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Had a nice surprise today. My springs came in late this after noon. Put them on looks good. I figure my old stock springs were sagging about 1.5 to 2 inches.
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Old June 12th, 2009, 09:47 AM   #63
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Update: Ive been working every day on this thing and making a lot of progress. not a lot of pics, Ive been busy working.
I boxed in, degreased, treated the frame with por-15 and top coated it with por-15 chassis black - looks good.
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Mounted engine in frame and I finally feel like Im getting some where.
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Painted and installed a SM465 tranny/ dana 300 t- case I purchased from Hagger. Big tranny but fits fine.
I had to modify a cross member/tranny mount out of a newer cj to mount the tranny/ t-case combo.
Had to weld in spacers to cross member to drop tranny down a bit lower to get the angle I want on the motor and tranny.
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Heres a top view
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Old June 16th, 2009, 05:18 PM   #64
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Decided to post the mods Ive made and plan to make.

Mods so far:
350 chevy engine 125.00
motor is stock for the most part
edlebrock performer intake 160.00
holley Truck Avenger 600 cfm carb 550.00
shorty block hugger headers 150.00
sm 465 4 speed tranny 500.00
dana 300 with trans to t-case adapter
2.5 inch spring lift 600.00
custom front drive shaft
lots of por 15 paint for engine, tranny/t-case and frame 150.00
back seat out of an 80s cj7 free
boxed in the frame 50.00
modified cj cross member 50.00
fabricated trans mount
advance adapter universal engine mounts 125.00
aluminum rad. 160.00
new floor 50.00
painted floor with por15 and undercoated 12.00
31" bfg all terrain tires on ugly rims 500.00
modified WWII grenade to use as a shift nob (because of the cool factor) 7.00
Dual Flowmaster exhaust (parts and install) 450.00
Altinater 70.00
msd ignition box 200.00
electric fan rad fan (for clearance) 90.00
starter 30.00
knn air cleaner 150.00
PIIA lights
family style roll cage
power steering and saggy steering box
power breaks
narrow track dana 30 with disc breaks

Mods to make yet:
narrow track amc 20 rebuilt with one piece axles and locker
new paint for the tub
fuel cell (more fuel capacity)
winch

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Old June 16th, 2009, 05:58 PM   #65
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Looking nice.
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Old July 15th, 2009, 07:07 PM   #66
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Took a look at the body after I removed it from the frame and I found lots of rust! Most of the front floor pan was either rusted through or very thin. C channel was bad too.
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Had to remove most of floor pan and replaced it with 22 gage sheet metal. Welded in some new C channel to support the floor and provide a place to mount the body to the frame.
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Top drivers side view of floor pan after spot welding in new metal. Bottom of floor pan is treated with metal ready phosphate rust treatment, painted with por 15 rust inhibitor/ preventor and then top coated with a rubberized under coat. Seams are sealed with automotive caulk. I plan to treat the top side of the floor pan with metal ready, por 15 and top coat with truck bed liner or automotive paint.

Passenger side view of sm465 transmission, D300 t case and floor pan.

Drivers side view of tranny and floor. Yes I know it sticks through the floor and I had to cut out a respectable amount of the floor to fit it. I plan to fab up a panel to cover the gap between the floor and the transmission.

Fabbed up some body mounts out of hockey pucks (red neck engineering). Gives it about an inch and half body lift.

Had to use a remote oil filter set up do to steering clearance issues. top view. not sure if Im going to leave it on the fender not alot of room on the fire wall.

View of bottom of engine and adapter . Simple set up, adapter mounts in place of oil filter, in/out hoses run to remote, filter is screwed onto remote. can be mounted vertically or horizontally.

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Old July 15th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #67
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You need to let me know whens good time to come check this thing out.
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Old July 15th, 2009, 08:18 PM   #68
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Old July 16th, 2009, 04:57 PM   #69
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Heres some more pics of what project pickle looks like today. front fenders have small rust holes that need repaired then the whole fender needs to be treated with metal ready and painted with por 15 to prep for top coat.
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Recently acquired back seat. my brothers buddy gave it to him out of his 80s jeep. needs recovered in black material to match front seats. it was free so whos complaining.
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Front view. tires are 28 inches tall. lift is 2 and one half inches for the springs and 1 and a half for the body so I could fit the new motor and trans under it. I may need to go up another inch on the body the air cleaner is going to be real tight under the hood.
You can see no radiater yet probly get an aluminum 2 core from summit.
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My son, Dylan has already claimed ownership of, as he calls it "the little jeep".
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Made in America.
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Old July 16th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #70
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Looks great, man!
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Old July 16th, 2009, 06:16 PM   #71
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Some 31's would make that thing look beastie!!
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Old July 16th, 2009, 06:36 PM   #72
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Its looking cool and the mods seem to be coming along pretty good to. I bought a 2A from an old friend for my father in law a few years back. Its a torch monster in stock form, and the one I pick up was no where the shape of yours. Although it does stuck a bit to see the drive train mods but to each their own. Best of luck with the build and waiting for more pics..
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Old July 16th, 2009, 06:45 PM   #73
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Some 31's would make that thing look beastie!!
I have some 31" bfgs going on it soon.
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Old July 16th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #74
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Looks great, man!
thanks. not as snazzy as yours though.
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Old July 19th, 2009, 08:56 PM   #75
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Have you thought of fabbing up a snorkle with a K&N filter?
Lookin good.
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Old July 19th, 2009, 09:13 PM   #76
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Have you thought of fabbing up a snorkle with a K&N filter?
Lookin good.
Thought about it. Not into the home made looking PVC ones. It would have to look like an ARB or some other brand. Ive really been considering one for my 86 cj. Thanks for the compliment been working on it about every day. Laid off.
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Old July 21st, 2009, 06:03 PM   #77
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Got a new rad 26X19 2 core aluminum. Gonna be a real tight fit = plenty of mods to make it work. I wanna keep this thing cool.
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Had to modify the head light buckets ( yes, there's plenty of room in there) to give me clearance for the rad. Got this idea from Hagger.
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Have to modify the front cross member to allow for more room for the rad.
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Had to cut out quite a bit of cross member. Im going to weld in some metal to strengthen cross member. post pics of that when im done.
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found this under the dash. Neat heater. Core doesnt leak but the fan doesnt work. thought about putting a new one on it and putting it back in or selling it. dont plan to do alot of winter wheeling with this jeep and doubt the heater would work real well any way. If any body wants it I might sell so make a reasonable offer.
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Old August 4th, 2009, 05:08 PM   #78
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project pickle is on hold for now. Had to pull the motor and transmission out of my DD Jeep, 86 cj7 . Had bad piston slap, lots of smoke, smelled like a refinery and Im going from an auto tranny to a manual 5 spd. be back to work on the 2a in a week or two. While Im working on the cj7 Ill drop the 2a off at the exhaust shop and fit up some new flow masters. Not sure if I want the 40 series (traditional flow master sound) or the 44 series (deeper and louder sounding). Going with 2.25 pipe to the muffler and 2.5 pipe after the muffler.
Any body have an opinion on the 40 vs the 44 series? I would like to hear from some one who has heard the 44 series and knows what their talking about.
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Old August 4th, 2009, 09:50 PM   #79
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get ahold of jeepfeak81 on that heater.. Id bet he'd jump on that heater like a fat kid on a cup cake
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Old August 5th, 2009, 09:05 AM   #80
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get ahold of jeepfeak81 on that heater.. Id bet he'd jump on that heater like a fat kid on a cup cake
mmm cupcakes.
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