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This thread is like watching a silent film... I can start off viewing it with good intentions, but by the time I'm half way through I've lost interest...
 

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1946 cj2a dubbed mary jane

3.7l mercruiser with a t5

Cj5 dana 44 rear
Dana 35 converted into a beam from axle (removed pig)

Coilovers in front

Airbags in rear

305/65r17 in back and 30x9.5 in front

Also going to be making some beadlocks for the sprint car tires to swap onto the rear for dooones



Assuming i like everything, plan to hop up the merc in the future and shave weight on the engine. Aluminum bbf head shaves around 30#.

Figure i can drop about 20 off the rotating mass.

The secondary vibration from the pistons have me a bit worried to push too much power.


Just wrapped up the rear axle last night. Going to start putting the drivetrain together and prepping the front axle


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Change is not always bad but it is always hard for the older folks. :teehee:


RBB:usa:
:( I'm only 36.

1946 cj2a dubbed mary jane

3.7l mercruiser with a t5

Cj5 dana 44 rear
Dana 35 converted into a beam from axle (removed pig)

Coilovers in front

Airbags in rear

305/65r17 in back and 30x9.5 in front

Also going to be making some beadlocks for the sprint car tires to swap onto the rear for dooones



Assuming i like everything, plan to hop up the merc in the future and shave weight on the engine. Aluminum bbf head shaves around 30#.

Figure i can drop about 20 off the rotating mass.

The secondary vibration from the pistons have me a bit worried to push too much power.


Just wrapped up the rear axle last night. Going to start putting the drivetrain together and prepping the front axle


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That's a really cool build!! I like that you are using the 3.7L. That's a really unique engine. (Ford 460 head, pistons, and connecting rods)
 

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I like it. Pics of tub?
post #33 is only one I have at the moment. Had it mocked up on the stock rims/tires sitting on jackstands before putting it in the weeds for a while. gonna have to make a new floor. Too bad to be saved, so it will be reborn as a fun little hot rod.

Mary Jane comes from that vista green paint with just the right patina.
 

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Finished up one 15x10 beadlock, welded up the second to be ground down.

Gonna put a set of sprint car tires on these for doonage. Just a pair for the rear.



Pulled the engine into the shop





Swapped the starters out. Shaved 12#ish

Broke my harmonic balancer puller. Gotta get another.


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