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Unread 02-16-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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1979 jeep J20 build

here are some pictures so far of my build. this is a 1979 jeep j20. It has an amc 360 2brl motocraft, dana 60 front and rear, 4speed bulldog tranny. it is a single cab long bed oh ya it was also a very good price FREE!!!! it has set in a field for the last 10 years i get it home throw a new battery in it and poor some fuel in the carb and it fired up. but i soon found out it needed a new fuel pump so after installing a new fuel pump plugs and oil change im now on the fun and extensive part of going threw it replacing new hoses and brake and fuel lines after that i plan on taking the engine out rebuilding it and cleaning it up again then cutting the fenders, adding a lift and putting on the 35x12.5x15 bf good wrench mud terrains i picked up for 50 bux. let me know your opinions on it. remember this is for trail so its not gonna be beautiful.






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Unread 02-16-2009, 04:51 PM   #2
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here are some pictures so far of my build. this is a 1979 jeep j20. It has an amc 360 2brl motocraft, dana 60 front and rear, 4speed bulldog tranny. it is a single cab long bed oh ya it was also a very good price FREE!!!! it has set in a field for the last 10 years i get it home throw a new battery in it and poor some fuel in the carb and it fired up. but i soon found out it needed a new fuel pump so after installing a new fuel pump plugs and oil change im now on the fun and extensive part of going threw it replacing new hoses and brake and fuel lines after that i plan on taking the engine out rebuilding it and cleaning it up again then cutting the fenders, adding a lift and putting on the 35x12.5x15 bf good wrench mud terrains i picked up for 50 bux. let me know your opinions on it. remember this is for trail so its not gonna be beautiful.




SAWEEETT!!!! Andrew that thing is sweet!! If you ever need a hand let me know a week or so in advance and I would be happy to help ya wrench on it
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Unread 02-16-2009, 04:55 PM   #3
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im not too far away, id also be be willing to help with enough notice
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Unread 02-16-2009, 05:01 PM   #4
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thank you.. what gonna be holding me up is welding the front and rear tube bumpers back up, the 15 inch steel 8 lug wheels that i need. in the rear i will put 3inch blocks and drop shackels that i can do but in the front i will be doing a spring over and will for sure need some help welding the new brackets on i have a fluxcore welder but its kind of weak. also it will be getting painted flat black and i will take the bench seat out and replace them with the more racing inspired seats out of a Nissan 240sx. will also be camming and 4brling the 360 and might need some help there but that about somes everything up and thank you.. please if you see somthing that could be done to improve the over all performance let me know.
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oh ya and i do have the front end its just taken off at the moment so i could fix some front body damage
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id be willing to help with the motor, ive never done motor stuff before but id love to learn

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it will be spraypaint i just want it another color because i think the color that it is is the worse color jeep could of ever came out with
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that old nasty rusty brown was the best color ever for the j trucks, looks mean to me.....depending on your budget, you could make that thing super bad...fo-sho
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Unread 02-19-2009, 10:35 AM   #9
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well im saving my pennies to buy a soa kit for the front and a flip shackle kit in the rear that will give me 6-7 inches of lift i will also need a cross over steering kit. i plan on buying from bj's. thats all on suspension then for engine im gonna get an edlebrock rebuild kit and a 280 lift cam and convert it to a 4brl and then cut some things off the body
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so pretty much its gonna be BAD *** when your done!!
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i hope so yes
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