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Unread 08-04-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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cj5 build in the middle of nowhere...Srilanka!!

Hi everyone!

been meaning to start an official build thread for my project but never got around to it as i was studying in the UK and progress was slow at best.

I'm back down for a long holiday and things are finally rolling...my cj5 was bought while it was in the middle of a half ***'ed conversion to I-Dont-Know-What sorta configuration...

it had a Isuzu 2.3l Diesel, Trooper box n transfer case, D25 fronts n I-Dunno-What' rears.....oh and the body was hacked as well...not the P/O fault as i understand it,...just the damn garage which sold it thought it looked cooler

anyway, here are sum pics of it as i got it...

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Unread 08-04-2010, 11:23 AM   #2
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pics of the frame when the body was lifted looked real bad....some idiot had actually cut the front crossmember and welded in a L-bar instead!
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Unread 08-04-2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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got a new front grill and removed the silly side skirting n now it looks a bit respectable....

got a nifty modified windshield as well...
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Unread 08-04-2010, 11:37 AM   #4
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added a roll bar to that list! got the frame sandblasted while im at it..
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Unread 08-06-2010, 10:00 PM   #5
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ime for another update....interesting few days of work so far

the jeep is currently a non runnerboth axle shats hv been dropped and the clutch is seized-up....so i took some pics in and around my mechanics garage before i start on my next bit of the build.
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Unread 08-06-2010, 10:04 PM   #6
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need a bit of help to identify my rear axle......anyone???
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Unread 08-06-2010, 10:22 PM   #7
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my current steering wheel is a P.O.S. has a rice racer look and looks tiny want to replace it to a Grant Challenger' steering wheel ever since i saw one...but shipping is a *****, plus Srilanka has some ridiculous custom taxes....ill endup spending more than 250$ if i go that route...
so i figured ...eh..why not make one.....i mean,...how hard can it be right???

so i drew it up in 1:1 scale on a graph paper, and got it plasma cut cut out of stainless steel.. looks sikkkk!!!

i didnt want it to be a completely shameless ripoff of the "Challenger " wheel so i modified its center horn housing and desighned it to be Lathe'd out of aluminium...

checkout the semi finished product...
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Unread 08-06-2010, 10:29 PM   #8
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pics of the wheel so far..from the start..
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Unread 08-06-2010, 10:45 PM   #9
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billet Aluminium...only the outer is polished still...
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Unread 08-06-2010, 11:08 PM   #10
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Unread 08-06-2010, 11:20 PM   #11
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need a bit of help to identify my rear axle......anyone???
hey im pretty sure that thats a dana 44.
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Unread 08-09-2010, 06:56 AM   #12
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yeah thats what i thought as well/...but turns out its a Mitsubishi axle rip-off of the D44
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Sorry sonny,..that Jeeps gonna take a bit more than some buffing to fix!

build in progress -> 67' CJ5, stretched 110" WB, widened 5" /ISUZU C240/TF727/NP203/D300/D44HD & D60 from a 74' IHC 200/38.5 GROUND HAWGS/10X15 DIY BANDED STEELS
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Unread 08-09-2010, 09:24 AM   #13
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yeah thats what i thought as well/...but turns out its a Mitsubishi axle rip-off of the D44
how the hell did you get a mitsubishi axle under your CJ? haha
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Unread 08-09-2010, 11:31 PM   #14
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i know,..sounds crazy right?....as it turns out, here in SL the mods are done more according to what the garage/workshop owner feels works best and can be sold afterwords.......spares for Dana/Spicer axlles are rare, but their are hundreds of mitsubishi 4DR5 models about.(their rear axles are D44 rippoffs btw,)...thats how i ended up with my rear axle....we've got an interesting mix n match scene here.

UPDATE: got a widetrak D44 from a scout n a front narrowtrak D44 (disk brake) from a Mahendra Jeep(licence built axles)...gonna put spacers on them to match the width.......
going the whole hog n machining a full float conversion+disc brake assembly to the rear D44
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Sorry sonny,..that Jeeps gonna take a bit more than some buffing to fix!

build in progress -> 67' CJ5, stretched 110" WB, widened 5" /ISUZU C240/TF727/NP203/D300/D44HD & D60 from a 74' IHC 200/38.5 GROUND HAWGS/10X15 DIY BANDED STEELS
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Unread 08-10-2010, 04:13 AM   #15
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guys,..need a bit of advice,...widetrack D25 fronts or narrowtrack D44 fronts with spacers to match a D44 widetrack rear?
i will be doing moderate (weekend warrior) wheeling(mostly mud/sand...very few rocky locations to wheel in SL),..5.38/ 4.28 gears are available to me. gonna be on 35'' maxxis ....trussed with 4-link coilovers

any advice is appreciated!
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Sorry sonny,..that Jeeps gonna take a bit more than some buffing to fix!

build in progress -> 67' CJ5, stretched 110" WB, widened 5" /ISUZU C240/TF727/NP203/D300/D44HD & D60 from a 74' IHC 200/38.5 GROUND HAWGS/10X15 DIY BANDED STEELS
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