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In Da Faaaaaace!!!
1988 YJ
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Started with my old YJ...
-Turbo Mopar 360
-47RE Trans
-Dana 300 Tcase
-3 link front ford kingpin 60 with 14" King 2.5 coilovers
-Rear 14 bolt with 1.5" RE springs

The new new:
-LS 6.0
-4L80 Trans
-Atlas pro series 3.0:1
-1410 u-joints
-Front and Rear 4-link with 14" king 2.5"
-King 4" travel 2.5 air bumps
-Twin turbo??
-Full hydro front steering
-42" Pitbull rockers on H1s

The frame was getting bad and was never happy with the rear leafs as they were just not set up correctly.

Found that Wide Open Design sold tube chassis that would allow you to just drop a YJ tub on.....sooooooo I ordered it.

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Purchased it with shock hoops welded 4 link tabs welded, engine mounts for LS welded, full cage.

Thing is a work of art! They did an outstanding job welding this all together.

Built a table to set it on (plans were provided by WOD as this is how they build them).
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Utilizing their 14 bolt truss with the pinion guard and tie in support.
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Bought 7075 upper and lower links. Series beef.
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Getting the rear axle centered up.
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Next is the front axle.
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Have it sitting on all 4s. I used my old Kings and ordered another set. While they were backed up a few months, I made solid bars to emulate the ride height in the back.
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In Da Faaaaaace!!!
1988 YJ
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Engine and trans in
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Time to open up Fusion360 and make some brackets to cut on my CNC plasma table
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Fits Perfectly! Trans mount
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Driveline in
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gotta love the exhaust manifold bolts....
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Gotta love Stormy D shop dog.
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Getting the front carrier bearing angle and length figured out.
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In Da Faaaaaace!!!
1988 YJ
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Messy shop
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Brought the tub in to cut the rear fender wells out.
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Putting my dad to work
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Work smart!
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making new rear fender wells
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In Da Faaaaaace!!!
1988 YJ
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Need to make bump pads for the front
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After a few months
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Building rear bump pads
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Bump can tie ins
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All coilovers mounted
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Full bump
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In Da Faaaaaace!!!
1988 YJ
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Front grill on
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Plated where the old turns went :(
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Building the new floor
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Now to mount the radiator
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Used these 3/4" thick aluminum pucks and welded them to the side tanks
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New knuckles
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In Da Faaaaaace!!!
1988 YJ
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Nice looking build.
Thanks! I just started to read through your build and you are making one badass rig. I seriously considered the Goat built route. Met the guys at KOH 2018. I just decided to hit the easy button and buy something already welded up lol.
 

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In Da Faaaaaace!!!
1988 YJ
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Looks very nice!
Thanks! Trying to take my time. I built the old jeep with "this works for now" and I was always fixing things and never happy. Obviously I have learned A LOT of those years and obtained more tools to make the jobs easier. I also have a career and not in school so my budget is much bigger.
 

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In Da Faaaaaace!!!
1988 YJ
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Looks like you have plenty of work.

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As you know....its all the little things but I enjoy it. I figure maybe June it'll be driving. Hope to meet up with some people and go wheeling. Would like to do a Moab and KOH trip.
 

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In Da Faaaaaace!!!
1988 YJ
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Got the bottom radiator mounts welded. She is sitting pretty!
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Mast oil pan showed up today
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Has a nice built in oil trap
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New water pump. Took the stock water snout off to weld on a -16 AN
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Summit fuel rails fit!
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In Da Faaaaaace!!!
1988 YJ
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Pulled the water pump and cleaned up the front a bit.
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Installed a new steam port crossover tube
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I'll be sure to flush the engine before plumbing the radiator in.
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F-U-CANCER!!!
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Awesome looking build!!!! Thanks for sharing.
 

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I'm not old, honest...
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So are you eliminating the steam port to the radiator? I have heard that's not such a good idea.
 
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