Project Frankenstein... V8/D60/SOA Build
This thread will consist of all the "little things" that I have done and will do to my rig. I bought this 87 YJ in May 2006 and it sat for a year in this condition while I was doing a tour in Korea. It had an I6, 30 inch tires, 30/35 combo, 5 speed, and very little rust. I spent a year reading JF and deciding what I wanted to do.
from here it gets rough
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After begging the wife for the truck and not telling her that I had plans to scrap it, I knew I had to rethink my build plans. The 8.8 was obviously not going to be used and the wheels that i bought used would not fit the hp44/60 combo. I was also pondering with the "idea" of just going SOA at this point. I even managed to get the wife to help me work on it little
I sold the 8.8, 5 lug wheels with mounted 35s, and give the rest of the truck to an old man to scrap and then the build took a twist. The wife became pregnant and wanted to move back home 5 hrs away to be close to her family. I found a job there and the move was on except that my YJ was still not close to being finished. I found a local guy who owned a garage and we worked out a deal for him to put in the drivetrain and do a quality SOA for me. I traded the BDS 3.5 inch springs for some BDS 2 inch springs from the local vendor with no questions asked (thanks Dennis) and traded the 400 that was in the f250 for a freshly rebuilt 302. I am now running a 302/C6/205 combo. (pics to come)
This is how it currently sits with 2" BDS SOA, MORE 5/8 Boomerang shackles, DOM high steer, 302/C6/205, and 35" BFG ATs on eagle alloys. I still have a lot of loose ends to tie up like wiring and painting but overall I am very happy. I just drove it 330 miles and it rides smoother than my mazda pickup. My wife followed me home because my speedo doesn't work and she said I was doing 80-85 at times and I had pedal left. I can't wait to get a day off to work on it.
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