Complete redirections - no more family friendly
I was building my YJ to be a family friendly rig. Well I had no idea I would do this but I bought a 2012 JK 2dr lifted with 35's added. Family rig taken care of.
For the YJ I had planned 4" RC lift 33's keeping the front 30 and rear 35 and stock gears. Fun family mild wheeler.
Well now I have the stock 6" or so backspace steelies that were on the JK the 4" lift installed and a YJ with 4.0 HO auto 190K miles, rough body and good frame. I know the wheels are worth nothing but it has me inspired for a new build plan.
Now I am thinking that I could take the YJ body off, Novak convert in a Chevy V8 (I actually have an extra from my hot rodding projects) and add a little wider axles with a 5X5 bolt pattern and use the steelies mentioned above to pull the tires back in a bit. Powder coat them tan. Cover the crap body with complete Metal Cloak steel. Keep the original Sahara feel.
I think the late 70's Ford truck axles are close to what I need with 5X5 bolt pattern. Is this the right way to go. These axles seem available in a 9" and Dana 44 and I can pick up used ones with gears and lockers for under $1K
Here we go again with a simple project gone crazy. I can't keep my projects from getting out of hand. "If I do this I need to do that......"
1992 Sahara "the dull chain saw"
2012 JK 2dr
1968 Barracuda Formula S