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post #31 of 39 Old 05-22-2013, 10:07 AM
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. It started with a $200 axle, and a few thousand dollars later I was done :)
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diagnose the real issue before you start going all Obama on it - spending mad cash you'll need for other important things.

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post #32 of 39 Old 05-22-2013, 03:38 PM
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To keep everyone updated I just bought myself a 350 and I'm doing the full axle and everything. Taking the tub off today and doing a full frame off
Fuel injected or carbed? I've been in the same boat as you...can't figure out what to put in place of my tired 4.2.

How much are you expecting to spend for the whole swap? I'm looking forward to seeing your progress of your build!

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post #33 of 39 Old 05-22-2013, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel injected or carbed? I've been in the same boat as you...can't figure out what to put in place of my tired 4.2.

How much are you expecting to spend for the whole swap? I'm looking forward to seeing your progress of your build!
Carbed and I spent $1100 on the fresh mild built motor with brand new headers. With lockers and axles I'm looking around 5 grand
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post #34 of 39 Old 05-22-2013, 07:22 PM
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Same boat. So this winter I pulled the trigger and rebuilt my 4.2. I did the labor myself. Had it rebuilt local. Replaced all bolt on ancillaries, new heater hoses, heater core, vacuum lines, clutch kit ... After it was all running, I splurged and bought the Howell EFI kit for it. For me it was the way to go, and cheapest. I still had $2500.00 in engine, $1200.00 in EFI.
Between water pump, harmonic balancer, tune up parts, gaskets, belts, hoses, filters, fluids, paint... I had over $800.00. All that you would want new on any engine you put in.
just my .02. Good luck!
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post #35 of 39 Old 05-22-2013, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Same boat. So this winter I pulled the trigger and rebuilt my 4.2. I did the labor myself. Had it rebuilt local. Replaced all bolt on ancillaries, new heater hoses, heater core, vacuum lines, clutch kit ... After it was all running, I splurged and bought the Howell EFI kit for it. For me it was the way to go, and cheapest. I still had $2500.00 in engine, $1200.00 in EFI.
Between water pump, harmonic balancer, tune up parts, gaskets, belts, hoses, filters, fluids, paint... I had over $800.00. All that you would want new on any engine you put in.
just my .02. Good luck!
Yeah mines going to be on a budget sort of lol but I'm taking the tub of rhino lining the hole thing and the way I see it if I have to spend money on parts that will be new to get it done right the first time then I will go out of my budget. Working two jobs and 70 hours a week should help with all of this though
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post #36 of 39 Old 01-25-2014, 05:33 AM
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Yeah mines going to be on a budget sort of lol but I'm taking the tub of rhino lining the hole thing and the way I see it if I have to spend money on parts that will be new to get it done right the first time then I will go out of my budget. Working two jobs and 70 hours a week should help with all of this though
Kudos on your work ethic. Got any pics of your finished rig? Project still in progress?

How many old threads actually convince *you* to read all 36 pages? http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/length-envy-build-thread-629700/
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post #37 of 39 Old 01-26-2014, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry I haven't kept people updated. I basically went against everything I wanted to do on a budget and have been building a street able buggy. 4 link rear 3 link front 350 v8 lt1 205 transfer case turbo 350 trans d44 front and 12 bolt rear.
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post #38 of 39 Old 01-26-2014, 09:24 AM
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Lol That is a budget build....a bigger budget them l then mine!

Looking great!
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post #39 of 39 Old 01-26-2014, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Lol That is a budget build....a bigger budget them l then mine!

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Sadly it is on a budget just the budget of not being able to put 1 ton axles haha I'm highly considering putting 40" tires but don't want to break anything
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