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Old March 5th, 2011, 09:09 AM   #1
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This is a pic a few days after we bought it. AMC 360/Th-400/Dana 20/Dana 44's F/R.
Upgrading to a 60 front/14-bolt rear.





Dana 44's out

New axles





5.38's








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Old March 5th, 2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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sweet jeep, i like the hood luvers
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Old March 7th, 2011, 04:02 PM   #3
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Nice orb!
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Old March 7th, 2011, 05:12 PM   #4
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Looks good.....
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Thanks Pete, I'm pretty sure those louvers are from a boat. Winter can go away, it is seriously hindering my motivation. More brown packages arrived Friday. Ruff Stuff simple swap kits front and rear and 14 disc brake brackets.
Ask Tommycj7. It was originally his.
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Old March 7th, 2011, 08:42 PM   #6
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Yep Steve, the louvers are from a boat. Man I miss that Jeep. New color is great too.
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Old March 7th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #7
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looks good, tommy that zj looks nice. i took care of the prooperty next to yours. i wondered whos jeep that was. looks well built and clean
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looks good, tommy that zj looks nice. i took care of the prooperty next to yours. i wondered whos jeep that was. looks well built and clean
Thanks for the compliments. It's in a few pieces right now, working on a hybrid cage.
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Old March 8th, 2011, 08:48 PM   #9
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wow! great job!
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Hang out....hell I want a ride in when you are done. Yes I'll be at the meeting on Wednesday. You going?
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Hang out....hell I want a ride in when you are done. Yes I'll be at the meeting on Wednesday. You going?
You'll ride in it even though it's no longer purple?
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You'll ride in it even though it's no longer purple?
Jim - I'll just sit back, close my eyes and pretend it's still PURPLE
anything is better than white ya know
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Yup, both of us should be there (Wife not the CJ)

where you at in bay city. id liek to check that thing out or lend a hand sometimne if you need it.
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let me know when you need a hand with something. im around pretty much all the time for a few more weeks.
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Nice weld job!
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Got the axles back from Dale @ Ironman Offroad. The rear is still welded up but I ended up getting a Spartan Locker for the front.
Today I managed to drag the 14 bolt to the backyard by myself and got it mocked up with the new spring perches.
Question.....I have a standard rear driveshaft (u-joints at both ends...no CV joint). How terrible will it be if I shoot the pinion upwards toward the bottom of the t-case rather than running 0* on the pinion angle?
Most likely you will get a ton of vibration. U-joints need to run in phase with each other. 2 different angles on the same shaft will force them out of phase.
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In theory it would vibrate like Whiterhino says.

I know in the case of my old CJ5, I pointed it up, and it actually was nice and smooth.
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Today was the maiden voyage! Sure was nice to be in a Jeep again.

Looks great! I like the stance.
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very nice, i like the blue
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