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Old August 17th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #1
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This jeep has seen many changes in the past 4 years that I have owned it. Went from being stock on 31" tires to a small 3.5" lift with 33" tires. Than one winter I tore it all down to do the ultimate build.....that is still costing me money :axe:Gotta love it though haha

Anways, for pics goto my photobucket account : http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/Plato2k5/
Goto my "Sub Albums" and choose Jeep-Re build

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Vehicle: 1988 JEEP YJ WRANGLER
Color: Corvette Yellow... Have Blue Metallic Paint ready to be sprayed.

Drive train:

Parts that are going to be going into the engine:

- Speed Pro h116 Hyp. pistons advertised ~9.5:1 compression
- Stock stroke w/ stock rods and crank.
- Bored .030" over
- Comp Cams Extreme 20-222-3 hyd.
- Holley Off-Road Avenger
- Edelbrock RPM dual-plane intake
- Stock distributor w/ MSD 6AL and coil
- Summit Ceramic Coated blog huger headers
- MEGASQUIRT II computer w/ fuel control
- NGK O2 controller (Also shows real time air:fuel)
- Chevy 350 TBI
- Aeromotive 20-70psi adjustable fuel pressure regulator

Dana 44 HP front axle out of '79 F-150
-4.56 Precision Gears
- Detroit true-trac Geared L/S
- Disc brakes converted from drums
- Warn Premium Manual Hubs

tf727 transmission
- B&M stage III shift kit
- B&M ratchet Shifter
- 2-2,500k rpm stall
- Relocated vent tube to keep water out
- Trans re-built by me last year :)

Dana 300 t-case
-Stock gearing
- Twin sticked
- Hardened output shafts to accept double cardon joints

Rear Ford 9" big bearing
- 4.56 Precision Gears
- Detroit Locker
- 31-spline moser shafts
- Custom 1/2 ton disc brakes (same rotor used from the front of a '79 f-150)

Tires and lift
- 35x12.5r15 Mud King tires
- Aluminum rims that need to be painted
- 1" Rubicon Express SOA springs
- SOA lift (Spring Over Axle)
- 1" body lift
- ~lift is 7" suspension plus 1" body plus lift from tires
- Custom made shackel reversal in the front



Cooling
- Aluminum 3-row ford radiator
- Custom brackets to mount
- 3,000cfm electric fan w/ switch and auto kick on

Other stuff
- Custom made front and rear drive shafts that are double cardon
- Rubicon Mastercraft bucket seats for the front
- Cobra CB mounted in tuffy overhead 2 drawer console

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Old August 17th, 2007, 12:58 AM   #2
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Lookin good. Just drove my truck. Tons of power
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Old August 17th, 2007, 01:10 AM   #3
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feels good to be driving it again don't it? I couldn't wait to get behind the wheel of my jeep and feel the added power of the V8, auto trans, new gearing, axles, and new suspension with big tires.

I can't wait to feel even more power I'll gain after re-building it :)
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Old August 20th, 2007, 12:10 AM   #4
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O it was amazing . Then the water pump seal blew up:tonka: .
O and it almost ran me over the other day cuz my brother put it in gear and didnt tell me. No neutral safty switch and a push button starter under the hood. Bad combo. Luckly i jumped on and hit the kill switch before it hit the garage wall with me in between it.
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Old August 20th, 2007, 03:30 PM   #5
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More info on yoru rear brake set up please.

thanks,
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Old August 20th, 2007, 04:03 PM   #6
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I used front rotors from a 1979 F-150

Part No.
YH141214

Front calipers from a 1980 chevy k10 pickup

Front right
Part No.
184208

Front Left
Part No.
184209

Brackets were orderd from http://www.speedwaymotors.com/p/3346...%20bracket

I picked up the Standard ones and not the Metric ones. $10 a side.
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Old August 20th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #7
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I like it. Mopar power. Not many people go that route, which makes it unique. There's lots of Chevies, and a few Fords, but not too many Mopar powered swaps.

Good Luck....And I feel your pain.
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Old August 20th, 2007, 10:06 PM   #8
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Maybe I missed it but what motor is that?
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Old August 20th, 2007, 11:30 PM   #9
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mopar 360 LA pre-magnum
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Old August 20th, 2007, 11:46 PM   #10
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mopar 360 LA pre-magnum
I was assuming a 360...but wasn't sure.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 12:37 PM   #11
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[ Luckly i jumped on and hit the kill switch before it hit the garage wall with me in between it.
That would have earned you the nickname "wheel-chock" for sure
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Haha
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hey stop hijacking my post asshat
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 12:51 PM   #14
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Looks good, How did you like using Chuck's Engine for the machine work ?
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 02:13 PM   #15
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was good. Cant say that i have any complaints
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Sweet tie rod. Seriously, though, it's looking great.

What's your WMS-to-WMS measurement on your front Dana 44? Do you have any front shots that show the "stick-out" relative to the body?

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http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/Plato2k5/?start=0 page 1 to beginning of page 5.

I am to lazy to re-size to direct link them....plus there is to many.

So starting with the driver side. There was a nice hole in front of the rear wheel well. Started cutting it away and before I knew it, a hole the size of a quarter turned to a hole the size of my fist. Than I yanked on the driver seat belt and the mount ripped through the floor.....that=not good. Soo time to cut the floor. I didn't take before pics but It looks like the passenger side.

So driver side is done and so I moved to the passenger side.... under all the bondo (1/4") in places, was very bad/rusty metal as you can see. Tossed around the idea of comp cutting and stretching the rear. This would allow me to cut all this bad metal out and kill two birds with one stone. Since I plan on running 38.5" tires, the 35" already hit the fenders.

So I moved the axle back 6" making me around 102" wheelbase. I made shackle mounts than welded them to the rear cross member. I than took my bumper and chopped the ends off so it would fit between the shackle mounts. Also yes they are not perfectly straight Close enough though.

I than covered the fuel door hole. Dad and I used body filler to make it smooth, than worked on both rear corners. After many times sanding and wet sanding and primer it has turned out great. I also cut the holes out for the round tail lights. $8 from murrays....$30 for ONE L.E.D. is way to much.

Than I did the passenger side floor. That is done but no pics. I have some other small rust spots on the passenger rocker I will need to fix.

Than I just need to herculine the tub and paint the tub for now....come spring it will get its real paint job.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 10:25 AM   #18
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nice build pics! I like the cut you chose.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 11:00 AM   #19
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thank you! I still wanted it to look JEEP. I was originally going to cut the corner at a 90* but instead decided the round looked better.... I would love to get a CJ tailgate but I think I'll just keep what I have
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Old November 13th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #20
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I'm still cutting out rust and welding in new steel.... I'm greeted with new holes all the time Its all coverd with bondo!!

Today i was welding in a plate where i cut some rust out, and the bondo near it was basically metling off....and underneath was more rust!! argh!
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