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Unread 10-21-2012, 01:54 AM   #1
Jakes89Wrangler
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EEEEEEEP! My 1 ton "yj" build. "Stage 4"

Hey, my name is Jake, and welcome to my build thread!

A little about me..
I'm 19 years old and I have had the jeep for about 3 years now. Working on this jeep and vehicles in general is my main hobby. I work for a manufacturing plant with my father and live with my best friend. Most of my time is spent outside and I have good friends and the best family always willing to help me with my problems and projects. Don't know what I would do without them!

How the jeep sits now



Specs so far
Dodge kingpin dana 60 front
-Lockrite
-4.56 gears
-Ruff Stuff diff cover
- Paint
-Crossover steering
-Custom drag link (work in progress)

14 bolt
- 4.56 gears
- Ruff stuff cover
-TMR customs 15 bolt conversion (work in progress)
-Disk brake conversion

Front suspension
- Out boarded leaf spring hangers and shackle mounts
-Wagoner springs for about 2 Inches of stretch
-Ruff Stuff 4 inch shackles

Rear suspension
-XJ springs for 6 inches of stretch
-Custom rear bumper with shackles hangers and recovery points fabricated by Sinister fab works
-Ruff stuff 4 inch shackles

Drive line
-Chevy 350, currently with a carb, switching to tbi
-Sm465 trans with Hydro clutch setup
-Dana 300 with twin stick setup

Body/Frame
-Rust free southern frame
-Cj-7 front clip
-Cj-7style comp cut
-Cj-7 Tailgate
- 1 inch body lift

A little about my Jeep...
My Jeep my parents bought me this jeep after my first car died on me, then my addiction started.

Purchased it just like this, It had a rattle can paint job, small amounts of rust in the tub corners, and some frame rot neither my Dad or I noticed when we went to look at it. I have always wanted a Jeep wrangler, always have seemed like the coolest and most capable little vehicles to me.


Specs when purchased
1989 Wrangler
2.5 ax5
4.10 gears
3 inch body lift

Stage 2
After doing a few stupid mods that I should have never attempted.. (pvc snorkel, for example) and soon were disposed of, I ended up with this!

Also, I'm going to mention,within the first 2 days of owning the jeep, I ended up blowing up the water pump taking out the clutch fan and shroud.




Specs of stage 2
-3 inch body lift
-2 inch add a leafs
-33 pro comp a/ts
-15 inch d window wheels
-Junk 33 spare
-tomken rear bumper
-Cb setup (broken soon after)
-Circle tail lamps
-Removed fender flares and used bondo to fill holes
Hella lights and some cheap walmart lights
-Bed liner. The whole jeep.

Wheeling stage 2







Stage 3
not satisfied with my Jeep's off road capabilities, I decided it was time for a few more upgrades.. plus the fact that I blew up my trans.


Stage 3 specs
Everything else plus..
-dana 30/35 detroit lockers and 4.56 gears. Purchased them pre-built from some one going to one tons..
-Used trans with 5th gear not working. Never got around to fixing it.
-newer 2.5 with all new gaskets. New timing chain, full tune up..
-33 pro comp x terrains. loved those tires..

Stage 3 wheeling
I didn't take many pictures, this setup only lasted a few months..


Stage 4
From this point on the thread onwards, you will see many pictures of this "Final" stage of my build.

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Unread 10-21-2012, 02:10 AM   #2
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Striping the jeep down..
























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Unread 10-21-2012, 02:24 AM   #3
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Then I scraped that frame. Time to do more professional, Safer work. I learned a lot of things to do, and of a lot of things not to do within that time period.

New frame
-Came with a 350!
- 4 inch lift
-4.10 dana 30/35


Picked up an Sm465 and a Dana 300 already adapted together for a great deal. Wanted this setup, and picked all of it up for less then the price of the adapter..


Bought The custom rear stretch bumper, was cheaper to buy it this time then to make my own again..




Ordered parts..


Installed rear bumper, 14 bolt mock-up, and attaching comp corners..






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Unread 10-21-2012, 02:33 AM   #4
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Moved to a better work area and removed front axle..


Ordered more parts




Mock up of dana 60






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Unread 10-21-2012, 02:42 AM   #5
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Removing rear axle for machine work


Removing engine and mock up of trans




Installing lock rite for front axle carrier. Used and probably won't work, but not impressed with the design of the locker. Going with a new spartan if this does not work.


Rear axle machine work









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Unread 10-21-2012, 02:49 AM   #6
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Subscribed, seems great so far, looks like you have a great amount if work into this jeep already, keep it up
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Unread 10-21-2012, 02:55 AM   #7
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Nice work, those tons wont let you down.

Oh I like how you shaved that 14 bolt, I used to run a horizontal mill.

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Unread 10-21-2012, 03:00 AM   #8
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Nice work, those tons wont let you down.

Oh I like how you shaved that 14 bolt, I used to run a horizontal mill.

Jason.
Yeah, I run a few Mills, Horizontal and vertical. The machine you see is the one I do the most work on. The company I work for produces Industrial chain and bearings, and also work rolls. Company is constantly growing, and I'm learning a lot there.
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Unread 10-21-2012, 03:02 AM   #9
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Subscribed, seems great so far, looks like you have a great amount if work into this jeep already, keep it up
Thanks, and yes, lots and lots of work. I have put many hours into this big old piece of junk, but I love it!
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Unread 10-21-2012, 03:07 AM   #10
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Yeah, I run a few Mills, Horizontal and vertical. The machine you see is the one I do the most work on. The company I work for produces Industrial chain and bearings, and also work rolls. Company is constantly growing, and I'm learning a lot there.
Cool you remind me of my self at that age, willing to work. I started my Fab carrier in a large shop also, welding, setting up and then moved onto machine work. We did alot of large transmission housings and gears for ships.
Learn and question everything thats how I did it.

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Cool you remind me of my self at that age, willing to work. I started my Fab carrier in a large shop also, welding, setting up and then moved onto machine work. We did alot of large transmission housings and gears for ships.
Learn and question everything thats how I did it.

Jason.
Always willing to work, I'm always trying to keep myself busy. When we are really busy (always), on average I put in 53+ hours a week. I Love learning, like you I'm always asking questions. If i'm not improving at my work, and doing my best, then what is the point of getting up and going to work everyday? I try to take pride in what I do.

Even though I enjoy my work for the most part, I still need to go to college. I want to make more money and Improve further with my skills. Just trying to figure out what to do in life, its not easy.
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Unread 10-21-2012, 06:29 AM   #12
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Man ive gotta see this in person some day. Let me know when you have it driving status and we can meet up at the mounds.
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Unread 10-21-2012, 11:08 AM   #13
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Man ive gotta see this in person some day. Let me know when you have it driving status and we can meet up at the mounds.
Will do! No ETA though.. :I
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wow great built
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wow great built
Thanks!
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