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post #31 of 99 Old 04-23-2014, 10:38 AM
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The '48 is very cool! I imagine it's not much of a highway machine though. It's too bad you guys didn't do a build thread for it, looks immaculate in that picture.


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post #32 of 99 Old 04-23-2014, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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The '48 is very cool! I imagine it's not much of a highway machine though. It's too bad you guys didn't do a build thread for it, looks immaculate in that picture.
i started a build thread for it on thecj2apage.com but i got caught up in school and slowly forgot about it... maybe ill make one on here wont be too interesting though, its already done

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post #33 of 99 Old 04-23-2014, 03:48 PM
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Lol, maybe... still fun to look at pictures...

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post #34 of 99 Old 04-25-2014, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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i got the rear axle buttoned up. new wheel cyls, brake lines, ebrake cable hooked up.

parked for the night.


i threw the tires on and its huge! so much wider



i was waiting all week for a new spindle and it finaly came yesterday i installed the ball joints, ujoints and the spindles.



installed the hubs, brakes and the steering. much beefier setup than i had before.



i mounted the lower shock tabs on the axle bled the brakes, gave it a bull**** eyed up alignment (pulled everywhere on the road) and tossed the wheels and tires on and set her off!



took me 5 days in total to do the swap it would have taken less if I wasn't waiting for my spindle to arrive. in one week ill be going to rausch creek offroad park, taking my jeep there for the first time (i never trusted the d35 enough to take it there)

getting the jeep aligned today, I did have one issue with the drag link being to long but im going to see if I can cut the tube ends down a little bit to straighten my steering wheel out.

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post #35 of 99 Old 04-25-2014, 01:07 PM
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Looks real good, man. Nice tough stance. Can't wait to see mine rolling, you make me feel like a slacker now.

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post #36 of 99 Old 04-25-2014, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Looks real good, man. Nice tough stance. Can't wait to see mine rolling, you make me feel like a slacker now.
it seems to be a little wider than I thought but that's okay its more stable now im looking into new fenders

heres a view from the front


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post #37 of 99 Old 04-26-2014, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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last night I got around to installing my new rear shock mounts, I used for f250/350 front shock towers for the upper mount and the lower mounts are from Barnes 4wd.

I ended up outboarding them, I couldent get the shock high enough on the axle tube and keep it on the inside of the frame, plus it also looks sweet imo.





I took it for a drive last night and the passenger side lower mount ended up breaking off (ran out of wire halfway through welding the mount). ill fix that sometime today

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post #38 of 99 Old 04-28-2014, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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I took the jeep out for some testing with my two friends in their JKs








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post #39 of 99 Old 05-03-2014, 09:56 PM
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Pretty dang beastal.

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post #40 of 99 Old 05-05-2014, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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rausch creek trip (lots of pictures)

well last weekend me and 5 other trucks went to rausch creek offroad park. this was my third time there and first time taking my jeep. had some breakage, I smacked in my rocker a little bit, my friend backed into a tree with his xj and shattered the glass in his hatch, broken shock mount on the cummins bronco, white bronco got into a fight with a tree and lost a mirror, the black xj hydrolocked in the frog hole, the white yj broke both leaf spring pins. we had a ton of fun, gotta pay to play!
















on the way home on our 3 hour trip the white bronco lost a rear wheel in new jersey, all the studs broke off and was shooting sparks down the highway. we managed to get it on the trailer and I had to drive my jeep back home another hour or so, just as I was getting to the George Washington bridge my lifter in cyl 1 collapsed causing a misfire and an unpleasant ticking and backfiring out my intake. I managed to get over the bridge and stopped on the side of the highway, i decided since i was only 35min away from my house i was going to drive it how it was. i got home fine driving with 0 oil pressure for over 45 min. looks like Im going to need an engine. im going to stick with the 2.5 for now but ill keep what's to come after that a secret.

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Sounds like we have the same motto.

Gotta pay to play.

Sounds like y'all had a lot of fun.

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post #42 of 99 Old 05-12-2014, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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after neglecting my jeep for a couple of days, I took the valve cover off to find that a broke a pushrod in half on the #1 cylinder causing my misfire. lucly one of my good friends had a set from his old engine, I threw it all back together and now its running great!

plans for the engine swap:

im going to be using a 2.3l turbocharged ford engine from a 87-88 ford thunderbird turbocoupe

trans: ax15, ill be making a adapter plate to use this with the 2.3

tcase: dana 300, twin sticked cable shifters, posibly lomax 4:1 gears.

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post #43 of 99 Old 05-12-2014, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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still on the edge about using the ax15 mated to the 2.3, I was looking into using a ford zf5 trans. I have been measuring up how long the tranny/tcase combo is and it seems like its way too long compaired to my stock setup.

zf5+d300+adapter=41.375"

ax15+d300+adapter=36.5"

I layed under my jeep and got 39" with an ax5 and a 231 to the end of the output flange.

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post #44 of 99 Old 05-12-2014, 03:00 PM
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Perhaps a 2"-3" stretch is in your future. The ZF5 is an awesome trans, I was looking at them myself but decided on the NP435, which is very short when compared to others and left me with the more rear driveshaft length. If you have the fab skills and facility to get those axles in and set up so quickly, a stretch shouldn't pose much of a challenge to you. All I've heard is that the extra wheelbase makes wheeling significantly better, and with your already wider track width, you should have a well planted rig. Just some food for thought.

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post #45 of 99 Old 05-12-2014, 06:15 PM
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Warthog has a good point/ As I recall, you're still on basically stock springs. Swapping to Wagoneer springs in the rear will give you a 2 inch stretch, also a 2 inch lift.

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