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Old November 7th, 2009, 12:20 PM   #41
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Build a YJ. It would be really unique & you can get the supertop for it.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 11:21 AM   #42
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how in the world did you manage to get a motor from a 07 silverado? salvage?
Yep, They don't cost all that much, really, because there's something like 8 million of the truck motors built, they are very reliable, so between the high quantity and not huge demand.

Its less money than building a 325 hp chevy 350, and you get the lighter weight and modern goodies.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 10:43 PM   #43
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Ok, I gotta know whats going on in your avitar and why?
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Old November 9th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #44
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Ok, I gotta know whats going on in your avitar and why?
Rocking the Estrada glasses. Es-straa-da.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 08:07 PM   #45
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I remember C.HI.P.'s and that blond guy Larry
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Old November 9th, 2009, 08:07 PM   #46
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If you want to keep the short fender look but make the V8 swap easier, put a long hood on it with short fenders, Cut the fenders in the middle(top of the wheel arch) and add the needed length. I saw a CJ5 done that way and you couldn't tell unless you really looked at it.
Unless I am missing something how is that any different then doing long fenders in the first place

Looking good Hagga r, should be a nice rig
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Old November 13th, 2009, 03:59 PM   #47
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more pics

awhile back cooter put the 6 in his avatar on here for sale and I was very interested but he never got back or answered any pms.......I like all the old stuff
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Old November 13th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #48
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awhile back cooter put the 6 in his avatar on here for sale and I was very interested but he never got back or answered any pms.......I like all the old stuff
I actually started out to buy that one, but I didn't need the hardtop, so I got this as well. Cooter can be very tricky to get a hold of, has a lot going on.


Hopefully I'll get back out this weekend to get the frame finished up. Last weekend we were out of town, and the weekend before was cleaning up acres of leaves out of my yard...
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Old November 14th, 2009, 04:06 PM   #49
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Unless I am missing something how is that any different then doing long fenders in the first place

Looking good Hagga r, should be a nice rig
The long fenders are longer at the cowl, Short fenders go about an inch forward the go up. The long fenders are about 4-5 inches and then turn up. By cutting the fenders at the top of the wheel arch you get a larger wheel opening and the look of the old school front end. Its alot of work for a small difference, I like the look.
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Old February 15th, 2010, 01:44 PM   #50
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Old February 15th, 2010, 02:12 PM   #51
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He bought a cj8 so I bet this goes up forsale also
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Old February 15th, 2010, 03:53 PM   #52
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He bought a cj8 so I bet this goes up forsale also
No, this is still on, just got delayed. Here's the convoluted story, and the plan:

Where I was last fall:

I had a 14 yr old tow rig falling apart, and so had picked up a mild TJ on 33s to wheel while the CJ6 was under construction, and also be able to drive to work if I could not afford a new truck.

Well, I ended up buying a new truck, so I don't need the TJ anymore, so thats going up for sale. I bought Trail Junkie's old CJ8 to be the family wheeler for the next year or so until this is done.

Wife and I both want this one done, and done night, so I'm taking my time. I took 6 weeks out to build my air-over-hydro bender, because I need to make the cage before going too much further. I actually was ready to put the body on it 2 weeks ago, and then some unexpected family business came up. I got the axles inside a few weeks ago, and over the course of March, I'll work on getting them mounted and the body as well.


Anyway, we also now have a 3rd child on the way, due this fall. So, what I'm thinking is that I will rework the rear wheelwells to allow a 3-person bench to go in the back. I'm running full-width axles, which should make it feasible, and I think it'd be pretty unique/cool. I measured the baby and booster seats and think I can work it out.

The scrambler I don't intend to do too much with other than basic maintenence.


So, there'll be updates, just running a little slower. Probably also will be building a pole-barn this summer, which will delay things as well. But football season is over, and admittedly, I don't do much on the weekends during football season...
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Old July 12th, 2010, 07:44 AM   #53
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Any more updates?
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Old July 15th, 2010, 02:59 PM   #54
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I believe this went on hold.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 01:25 PM   #55
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I believe this went on hold.
Was on hold all year, hopefully I'll go pull it out of the barn in a few weeks and get back to building it.

Re-tool the body to fit a 3-across rear bench seat for the kids, now that I have 3 of them.

Still roughly the same plan: 5.3 aluminum V8, Ford 9" rear axle, 36-38" tires. Trying to nail down a few choices (front axle and transmission, mostly).

I'd kinda like to keep the short clip on it, if I can figure out how to cram the motor in there.... maybe build a slight doghouse in the firewall...
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 09:15 PM   #56
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Once the Scrambler is gone, this one is coming back. With a bigger motor and smaller tires.

Life is crazy. Maybe I'll complete one of these things for once...
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Old December 28th, 2011, 08:13 PM   #57
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Have you started working on this thing again, or what? Maybe you should free up a little space around your house, and just sell this to me...
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Old April 5th, 2013, 05:21 PM   #58
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Well, finally, the pole barn is complete, and its time to start this project back up. Details coming soon...
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Old April 5th, 2013, 06:41 PM   #59
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i think it needs a creeper 4spd, and a dana 300! lol
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So, the old CJ6 has been collecting dust in my off-site storage barn for 2-3 years, while I figured out my Jeep situation. THe real reason this build didn't happen, is because I like this one too much, to use for off road. There are not a lot of CJ6s left, and I liked the paint on this on, and don't want to strip and paint it. So, it went into storage, while we figured out a plan.

Well, I have a nice clean cJ7 now, for any offroading, so I'm free to do something different now. Wife and I have wanted to make a hot rod for a while, but we live down some rough dirt roads, so didn't want a nice clean muscle car. Decided to use this Jeep to be a hot rod. But to do it a little non traditional, I have decided to make it full time AWD.

So, that is the plan. I have most pieces figured out, and in the garage.

Here's what I have so far:

Body: 1969 CJ6
Engine: 2007 LS2 (400hp/tq stock, will receive a cam, headers, intake, etc)
Trans: 700R4, full manual reverse valve body (built by KillerB)
Transfer case: Borg Warner 4472 (used in Typhoons, hold up to 500hp)
Front axle: Dana 30 with 4.10s
Rear axle: Ford 8.8 with 4.10s & limited slip

No lift, maybe even a little lower than stock. I will play with the height before its done. I want a cage, but as minimal as I can make a full 6 point cage. We'll see. I have nice low back seats to go in there.

I still have the aluminum radiator, e-fans, aftermarket dashboard, complete wiring harness, complete -AN LSx fuel system, and other parts from when I got rid of my Scrambler.


Right now, the big decisions I need to figure out, is what frame to use, and what axle setup. I currently have it sitting on a stretched TJ frame, but the TJ frame is wide, and limts you on how narrow you can get the wheels. To get the nice hot rod look, I want the wheels tucked under the flares, which I need to get at least 2-3" narrow on each side to accomplish. I am thinking to take a TJ/XJ/YJ Dana 30 and narrow it to use CJ widetrack inner shafts (I have these parts already), to get to 56.25" wide, then take 2-15/16 out of the drivers side on my Ford 8.8, to get it to 56.5" wide (uses a passenger shaft on both sides.

Toss up between Torq Thrust D's, or silver steel rally wheels.

I have the stock CJ6 frame, and also a 2x3" tube frame I built a couple years ago. I think the 2x3 frame gets the nod. Lot of older rods like 32 fords, etc use those size rails. The cage will add additional stiffening.

The main parts I need to get are tires and wheels and torque converter, and the engine & exhaust parts.

The design goal is for this to end up around 2800lbs, and 500 crank HP. Should be good for 11 flat, and 120mph in the quarter, in a semi sleeper look package..
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