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Old January 12th, 2010, 01:42 AM   #1
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I picked this jeep up right before Christmas from a co-workers dad. I wasn't sure what i wanted to do with it at the time. So I started tearing it apart to clean it up a little. I knew it had some patch work on the tub when I got looking at it more I realize it was pretty scaly underneath I had planned on fixing the spots I had seen at first but now Iím not sure if I want to get that far into the body work or just get a different tub at some point. The frame has one spot I have found so far that needs some work.

As of right now the plan it to pull the tub and clean the frame up and start on the suspension.
Iím thinking Dana 60ís and a small block and 36ís or 38ís. My plan for it is to have a nice jeep I can run down the road a little with take it up north and do some trail riding and some mudding. Well here are a few pics of what I have done so far nor much have been working too much and havenít been able to get out and work on it
they day i got it home

pulled the top and doors off

have the front end off.


tires that came on it.

the motor i had hoped to sell but no one wants these things from what i have seen.





I will get more pics as i work on it more.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 07:43 AM   #2
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Looks like a nice start! How did the 256 run (or is it still running)? Depending on the condition, I may be intrested it in.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 10:44 PM   #3
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Looks like a nice start! How did the 256 run (or is it still running)? Depending on the condition, I may be intrested it in.
It is all hooked up still. When i bought it, it hadn't been run in two years and hadn't been on the road sence 2000. I messed with it alittle bit but it wasn't getting gas to the carb i couldn't find a little gas tank to hook up so i didn't mess with it much. i did dump gas down the carb and it fired up for a few sec. I was told it was good the guy i work with had drove it for two years and then sold it to his dad and it just sat in the garage and he would go out and start it once in awial up untill 2 years ago. i can mess with it if you are interested.
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It is all hooked up still. When i bought it, it hadn't been run in two years and hadn't been on the road sence 2000. I messed with it alittle bit but it wasn't getting gas to the carb i couldn't find a little gas tank to hook up so i didn't mess with it much. i did dump gas down the carb and it fired up for a few sec. I was told it was good the guy i work with had drove it for two years and then sold it to his dad and it just sat in the garage and he would go out and start it once in awial up untill 2 years ago. i can mess with it if you are interested.
I just saw where you were saying that you wanted to get rid of it. If you are going to pull it, I am sure that you can get someone to take it off your hands for more then what you would get from scrap. Let me know if you do pull it, as I would love to have a spare to pull parts from. I have quite a bit of aftermarket setup for my 258 and plan on rebuilding it someday. It would be easier for me to rebuild another block and then just transfer everything over.
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I just saw where you were saying that you wanted to get rid of it. If you are going to pull it, I am sure that you can get someone to take it off your hands for more then what you would get from scrap. Let me know if you do pull it, as I would love to have a spare to pull parts from. I have quite a bit of aftermarket setup for my 258 and plan on rebuilding it someday. It would be easier for me to rebuild another block and then just transfer everything over.
It is getting pulled once as the body is off if you want it shoot me a offer and let me know, and let me know when you would want it.
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Dig it. That thing looks pretty damn nice!
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Dig it. That thing looks pretty damn nice!
thanks just wait till its done
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Finally got some time to get back out and work on it. Got the tub pulled off and found one it better shape to use. I found one small rust hole in the rear of the frame and 2 body mount on the frame that have to be replaced. here are a few more pics.


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here a few of the rust on the tub i just was on it.




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Old February 6th, 2010, 11:54 PM   #10
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Got the motor and trans and tcase out now working on pulling everthing off the frame. Anyone know of any good sandblasting places around capac area?
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