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Old 06-29-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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It started many years ago with a dark green jeep with a bad paint job hiding bad rust repair work a inline 6 that got to the point that it took an MSD 6 box to make it idle, a T4 4 speed, an AMC 20 rear (2 piece axles of course) and a D30 front

I had to rebuild the rear axle after I took a road trip to Hot Springs AR listening to the pinion bearing howling. I drove in the fast lane the whole way home so I could hear it really well. I scared someone who was sleeping in the passenger seat of an Explorer since it was so loud

When I got home I thought it was the output bearing of the T4 so I traded it in on a reman T5. Woops, well after that didnt work I ordered new bearings and a Lockright and rebuilt the rear.i chiped a tooth on the ring gear and had to buy a used set to finish the rebuild which was a 3.54 so it didnt match the front axle anymore. So begins the long jurney it had as a 2 wheel drive. Not to long after that I started hearing the clunk clunk noise from the rear. I could watch the axle nut move back and forth on the drivers side. on goes the 1 piece axle set.(I have changed a few pants sizes since then)

After wheeling it and driving it everyday for a while the inline was junk, I got an AMC 360 V8 out of a 78 Grand Waggy and did the last rebuild it will support .060 over bore .030/.030 on the crank. I had the heads rebuilt with 2.02/1.60 valves and a triple angle valve job

I found out quick that an AMC 360, lunch box locker, and 34/9.50 Super Swampers make quick work of stock drive shafts, u joints, and yokes. I was in school and decided that I wanted to restore the jeep before I restored my Dart to get practice doing paint and welding. It co incided well with breaking the last drive shaft I had. I also graduated and moved to Texas after starting the resto. Life got in the way real quick which idled the jeep for a few years. I began working on it again 3 years ago with new body panels on the tub, a D44 front axle Dodge 9.25 from my old 4x4 Dodge. I also found an NV3550 and seats from a 2000 Wrangler.
Withthe addition of the D44 I decided that I would keep my buddie's YJ springs and do a spring over

Life has gotten in the way again so I just sold the old tub and bought a newer YJ tub.

I finished building my transfer case with everything in JB conversions catalog 4 to 1 gears 32 spline outputs rotation ring 1350 yokes and a twin stick from a bronco site cant remember who right now. everything I got for the transfer case is absolutly TOP NOTCH and I reccomend them highly

well since Im on a roll I got the universal parking brake from Tom Woods and fabbed up a bracket to bolt it right up to the output using the right rear parking cable.

Well the day after I got the Wrangler body home I already had the seats tossed in dash board attached and front clip on.

Tonight I am going to start fabbin the new front bumper and winch mount
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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ok, more fun today started the bumper build for real this one should be just some easy bolt on stuff I do not want my warn winch to block the entire grill so I decided to borrow a trick from a blazer bumper I saw I also like the smoother ride of the shackle flip but didnt want the tires to hit the fender flares like BusaDave's ssoooo I cut the plate out from between the frame rails moved the steering box forward by 3" and am boxing up the bottom of my bumper to hold everything inplace. I am still thinking about the final design for the steering box brace as I do not ever want it to come loose, so I am looking at some of the aftermarket heavy duty steering box frame braces. I am about to start the front of the bumper after lunch
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Nice to you see you working on it again , and thanks for the review on JB Conversions.
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weekend over, bumper project not getting closer though, Quadratec sells a HD steering bracket that I am going to use and I will tie it in to the bumper and frame, Today I realized that now my winch is mounted and it only toke me 8 years to do it whew time flies
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This is the heavy duty bracket I just bought from quadratec. I bought the Zinc one. Looks pretty nice.

Mountain Off-Road SB7686Z - M.O.R.E. Heavy Duty Steering Box Mount for 76-86 Jeep® CJ-5, CJ-7 & CJ-8 Scrambler - Quadratec


 

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