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Old November 25th, 2014, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default The Kernel - 46 2a build - Broke Ground 11/27/15

In design and parts collecting phase.
EDIT: The build has started. see page 6


I acquired a 1946 CJ2a from Mr. Crawl this past summer for my next rig since parting out the eliminator. I wanted to come up with a name before I posted the start to the build thread.

Only keepin the front cowl, fenders, grille, and hood. rest will be sold or scrapped.


Starting from the ground up, the plan is for 35" tires on a pair of scout axles (or something else in the 60" wms range) with some sort of traction aid in at least the rear to start. Ended up with 44/44 Waggy axles.

Toss up on the suspension, but it will be linked. Low slung as sensically reasonable. 4 link front and rear with ORI struts


Frame will be new, along with a custom tub taking the styling queues of the original, which will allow for a slight wheelbase stretch in the rear. A roll cage will be installed, either tied into the body, or separate. PRP low back seats are the preference for now. Some sort of Desert Tan will be the main color for the rig. Largely unchanged, except mastercraft low back seats.

As for the powertrain, and part of the name I've given to this project.
e-85 powered 3800 pontiac supercharged engine attached to a powerglide(now planning for an AW4 with a d300 (might just stick with 231 with SS SYE). Overall length of this setup should be in the 52-55" range. Add in 350 hp while being under 1200# drivetrain, and you have some great power to weight ratio. 3800sc/700r4/231c


The goal of this ride: To be able to cruise at 60 mph down the highway comfortably, wheel it, and drive it home. 70mph


This will not be a fast build, but should start seeing some shape take place next summer after I finish fixing up the 77 ranger bass boat. started fall 2015





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Old November 25th, 2014, 08:24 PM   #2
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You doing something eventually with the sides? They have re-pops if you go in that direction.

That seat looks hard on the backside. Nice to see it all.
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Old November 25th, 2014, 09:29 PM   #4
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The cowl back is being scrapped... starting with all new
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Old November 25th, 2014, 09:36 PM   #5
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should be a very cool project
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Old November 26th, 2014, 06:43 AM   #6
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http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-...lys-mb-97.html

Enjoying the read from the Rango thread. Some good info in there, that I might borrow to a lesser extent.
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How do you like that Quadrasteer on your truck and is that 2wd?
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I love it and it is 4wd.

I'd probably hate it if it was the 6 lug version. The 8 lug is based off the Dana 60
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The goal of this ride: To be able to cruise at 60 mph down the highway comfortably, wheel it, and drive it home.

This will not be a fast build,
1. Before I call you @cerial I wanted to say nice build, I love old flatties.
2. You sound like @cerial, but with less lists.
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I hope I sound more realistic than @cerial

This will be built, but I'm unclear on the timeline for completion. Mostly budgeting to finish this. Do it once, not a bunch of times.
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You do, but @cerial was all about the plans and collecting parts, and the ability to drive on any road at any speed, so I wanted to rib you a little about that.
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You do, but @cerial was all about the plans and collecting parts, and the ability to drive on any road at any speed, so I wanted to rib you a little about that.
Hey now hey now. I set a goal of 60 mph comfortably, not mach 1 getting 45 mpg out of a big block Cadillac.
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You do, but @cerial was all about the plans and collecting parts, and the ability to drive on any road at any speed, so I wanted to rib you a little about that.
At least the pirate has a starting point. I'm pretty sure the only thing @cerial had was a build thread.
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Yeah, but he's a Lousy Pirate.
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Did i mention that this will also be a boat?


Just kidding.
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You should look at the various Jesse Haines flatty type builds on pirate. They are more buggy than flatty, but he keeps the aesthetic while making something very functional.
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1. Will you use this rig to tow the boat to the lake?

2. Will you use this rig to tow the boat launch to the boat?

I suggest 2. It can be tricky getting the correct number of strands of copper wire, to achieve optimum current flow to ensure maximum glow from your side marker lights.
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1. Will you use this rig to tow the boat to the lake?

2. Will you use this rig to tow the boat launch to the boat?

I suggest 2. It can be tricky getting the correct number of strands of copper wire, to achieve optimum current flow to ensure maximum glow from your side marker lights.
You might want to quit while you're ahead
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I love it and it is 4wd.

I'd probably hate it if it was the 6 lug version. The 8 lug is based off the Dana 60
Cool always wondered about that. I drove one when I was like 16 and that's it and can't remember it. Any premature wearing of parts?
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