bought this jeep in may of 09 with a ton of rust and a knocking amc360 , rebuilt T18a , and d300. leaking radiator and power steering gear box. stock axles and generic 33"
i had motor rebuilt, replaced power steering gear box, got a yellow top optima, aluminum radiator, rugged ridge steering box frame reinforced mount, bought full width axles for it, h1's on 36" wranglers. headman headers, flowmaster 44's. twin sticks, put my own choke cable and made tranny cover.
front drivers side floor
twin sticks installed(JB CUSTUMS)
rear floor truck bed lined
driver side rocker panel
rear driver side corner
rear driver side frame broke
another weak spot on the frame i boxed in
i don't have the full width axles installed yet as i don't have the funding yet. right now i'm still finishing up the rear frame and crossmember. next i will repair the tailgate.
Got these frame out riggers for the front axle. Had to modify one for the steering box where it mounts to the frame. In one pic you can see the large hole through the frame where the steering box gets clamped to the frame.
finally got it out and did the test drive. bolted up the new shocks. bilsteins 5125. no room for reservior so i got these instead. i love them. it took all my strenght and weight to compress them to bolt them in place. rides nice with the stock wrangler springs.