So just an update i have been slow on work because i have been building a 400sq ft building that will have over head storage a bachk door and a garage door i will have a work bench all my tools welders and torches i will move all my parts into the shed aswell. Also i am almost done with my chassis all i have to do now is tie up a few lose ends on brake lines and put the steering box engine and transmission and hook up drive shafts. Then i will do the small amount of body work on my new tub and the the fenders and hood preped.
I was in salisbury and saw this jeep and i was like oh my god its a dream this is almost exactly what i want mine to look like with less lift smaller tires. It had and amc 394 with a t176 tranny so not as mch beef as mine but i looked really good
So i know i have been gone awhile and not done much updating but the pictures will speak for them selves. I have been working on a new shop the is now complete and i am in the process of mounting my engine and Trans who's weekend so we are getting there slowly but thing are about to pick back up now that $$ is flowing and time is becoming free!
So today my dad called his friend aka little dog and asked if he could help me out the engine in he said sure but to have everything ready and mocked up! So i took all the chrome off of the engine and put on the old stuff. Bolted up the tranny and got it set in place and the drive shafts are ready to go aswell. I have a few questions im hoping you can answer. The engine is a chevy small block with a t18 behind it. What do my drive shaft angles need to be? Will i need new drive shafts? Where will the engine mounts fall at? How does the tranny mount to the skid plate?
Omg! I am laughing so hard right now and thought i would share this! My friend possibly the biggest redneck i know has homemade a set of "boggers" for his truck. I mean he is a complete whizz with a wrench and anything redneck related but he can probably weld wood. This is just another one of his creations lol
Got the tranny all the way mounted after about 4 hours of grinding cutting lifting and drilling. Sorry for the crappy pics but it was 9:30 when we finished. Also went to drop in the drive shafts to look at angles and such. And the exact thing i feared came true! The shafts are 2 short. Sighhh also going to re-in force the skid plate im the next few days aswell!
Almost ready to find the final resting place of the engine! I have 2 drive shafts that will fit on the way and the tranny on and the engine mounts cut and fitted. Welding it all in will bee the next prefect!
Looks like you are making progress again, and doing a fine job. I'm about to start a similar project, dropping a 350 into a 1991 YJ, although I'm not pulling the body tub off. So I'm interested to see how the whole bolting the thing up goes for you. Keep up the good work, you'll be driving it around before you know it!