LS Powered Jeep Willys Pickup - Page 2 - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Rig Builds and Pics
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

Rig Builds and Pics Introduce your rig or post a buildup here.

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 14th, 2017, 09:44 AM   #21
Woodyjiw
FUCK CANCER!!!
 
Woodyjiw's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-07-07
Location: Muskegon MI
Posts: 1,497
iTrader: (5)
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryanw10 View Post
Thanks! Hopefully progress isnt to slow but I have a lot of other projects going on too..

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
I know ALL to well what u mean. Hahaha
Woodyjiw is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old February 14th, 2017, 04:54 PM   #22
58-fc170
Senior Member
 
58-fc170's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-04-16
Location: constantine michigan
Posts: 226
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Never to many projects just never enough time or money.
58-fc170 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2017, 07:25 PM   #23
Ryanw10
Senior Member
 
Ryanw10's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-08-12
Location: Holland
Posts: 2,033
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 58-fc170 View Post
Never to many projects just never enough time or money.
Exactly.

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
Ryanw10 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old February 14th, 2017, 09:24 PM   #24
Cool Hand Luke
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 01-29-14
Location: Pabst Palace
Posts: 915
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 58-fc170 View Post
Never to many projects just never enough time or money.
Amen to that
Cool Hand Luke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 15th, 2017, 06:38 PM   #25
Ryanw10
Senior Member
 
Ryanw10's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-08-12
Location: Holland
Posts: 2,033
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

Anybody have anything against a dodge dana 44? Its out of a 79 power wagon and is non disconnect and passenger side drop. The price is right and its local to me

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
Ryanw10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 16th, 2017, 05:54 PM   #26
Ryanw10
Senior Member
 
Ryanw10's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-08-12
Location: Holland
Posts: 2,033
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

I dropped the block off to the machine shop today and picked up that axle. Dana 44 with a new spool, fresh 4.10 gears, new lockouts, ball joints, and u joints. So this means I will be running a GM transfercase and the ford 9" I have in the shed



Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
Ryanw10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 16th, 2017, 06:48 PM   #27
Ryanw10
Senior Member
 
Ryanw10's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-08-12
Location: Holland
Posts: 2,033
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

When I dropped the 5.3L block off at the machine shop they had a jeep flat head 4 cylinder that originally would have come in the truck, I thought that was pretty ironic..

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk

Last edited by Ryanw10; February 16th, 2017 at 09:20 PM.
Ryanw10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 27th, 2017, 08:59 PM   #28
Ryanw10
Senior Member
 
Ryanw10's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-08-12
Location: Holland
Posts: 2,033
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

Motors back from the machine shop, couldn't help but to see what it looks like between the frame rails. Motor mounts will be a little tricky as the frame rails are a lot farther apart then my wrangler but I will be able to figure something out.





Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
Ryanw10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 30th, 2017, 07:03 AM   #29
Ryanw10
Senior Member
 
Ryanw10's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-08-12
Location: Holland
Posts: 2,033
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

I have been waiting 2 weeks for pistons to show up so progress has been slow. Doesn't help that I ordered press fit pistons and then found out I have floating wrist pins. But as soon as the right ones show up I have pretty much everything I need to get the motor back together.

While waiting for motor parts I got the new to me Dana 44 under the truck and started playing around with the idea of a 4 link. My only concern right now is clearing the crank pulley without having to shove the axle so far forward





Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Ryanw10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 8th, 2017, 07:08 PM   #30
Ryanw10
Senior Member
 
Ryanw10's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-08-12
Location: Holland
Posts: 2,033
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

Finally some motor progress. For my first shortblock assembly I think it went really smoothly, I bought the LS builders guide book and it was really helpful. The last LS I built the machine shop did the short block and I used a chiltons manual for the rest, the LS guide proved to be worth the money and much more helpful.

By the end of the week I will have a cam kit ordered, leaning towards a gm performance kit with lifters, gaskets and the whole works.





Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Ryanw10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 5th, 2017, 12:34 PM   #31
Ryanw10
Senior Member
 
Ryanw10's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-08-12
Location: Holland
Posts: 2,033
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default LS Powered Jeep Willys Pickup

GM performance cam, and new lifters are installed. Somehow forgot to order a new timing chain so I had to stop there. Heads are almost rebuilt with new springs and seals so I am getting close. For anyone rebuilding an LS motor I highly recommend "how to rebuild gm LS series engines" by Chris Werner. Lots of little tips and tricks I didn't pick up from the chiltons manual last time


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Ryanw10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2017, 06:11 PM   #32
Millerz
Newbie
 
Join Date: 07-21-14
Location: Walker, MI
Posts: 1
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Nice build
Millerz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2017, 06:38 PM   #33
Ryanw10
Senior Member
 
Ryanw10's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-08-12
Location: Holland
Posts: 2,033
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Millerz View Post
Nice build


Thanks!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Ryanw10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 14th, 2017, 07:42 AM   #34
Ryanw10
Senior Member
 
Ryanw10's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-08-12
Location: Holland
Posts: 2,033
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

Race season is over, and boating season is basically over so it's time to get back on this project!

Heads cleaned (thanks @frdboy !)
New valve seals
New springs with new keepers installed

Motor will be put between the frame rails this weekend!



Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
Ryanw10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 14th, 2017, 05:37 PM   #35
Ryanw10
Senior Member
 
Ryanw10's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-08-12
Location: Holland
Posts: 2,033
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

Almost ready!


Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
Ryanw10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2017, 08:01 AM   #36
Ryanw10
Senior Member
 
Ryanw10's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-08-12
Location: Holland
Posts: 2,033
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

First test fit went good! It's sitting a little low yet so I'm going to trim up the trans tunnel to try and get it higher and then it will be time to make some mounts. Going to need a different style thermostat as well for the lower hose to clear the radiator.



Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
Ryanw10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2017, 08:18 AM   #37
frdboy
Senior Member
 
frdboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-16-13
Location: Grand Haven
Posts: 14,214
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Default

Nice, this thing is gonna be cool when it's up and running!
frdboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 18th, 2017, 10:39 AM   #38
Ryanw10
Senior Member
 
Ryanw10's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-08-12
Location: Holland
Posts: 2,033
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by frdboy View Post
Nice, this thing is gonna be cool when it's up and running!
Thanks! This project will definitely have priority over the wrangler this winter so hopefully by spring I can at least have it running and driving

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
Ryanw10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 21st, 2017, 08:08 AM   #39
Ryanw10
Senior Member
 
Ryanw10's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-08-12
Location: Holland
Posts: 2,033
iTrader: (3)
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Default

Got sawzall happy on the front frame last night and played with the laser this morning, hoping for big progress this weekend!



Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
Ryanw10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 21st, 2017, 09:48 AM   #40
JohnnyJ
Low Range Drifter
 
JohnnyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-09-05
Location: Hartland, MI
Posts: 7,954
iTrader: (38)
Mentioned: 86 Post(s)
Default

Wow, big improvements on the frame. The previous work was ghetto.
JohnnyJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Rig Builds and Pics

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1940-49 Willy's Jeep Questions Cool Hand Luke Jeep Tech 0 June 17th, 2016 08:34 PM
Jeep Willys CJ 5 1957 - $1350 (Grand Haven Mi) cerial Ebay / Craigslist / Auction Links 1 December 7th, 2015 11:56 AM
1960 Willys Jeep CJ-5 37k Miles $1000 tcxtreme1000 Vehicles for sale 8 September 21st, 2015 01:12 PM
*SOLD* "Saddle Brown" Jeep Commander leather seats (great for Willys Jeeps) 1x1_Speed_Craig Completed Sales 3 May 9th, 2015 09:30 PM
1999 Jeep Wrangler W/ LS 5.3L, Long arms, ETC sonic Vehicles for sale 15 October 6th, 2014 06:17 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:00 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 
Page generated in 0.58668 seconds with 88 queries