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Unread 02-11-2014, 01:03 PM   #1
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Frame up daily driver/ Weekend warrior

A couple years ago I bought a beat up buthchered cj5. I ripped the axles off of that jeep put some dana 44s off of a waggy on it stuffed them with yukon gears and detroits and ran the 225 t90 and dana 18 through some of the nastiest trails around my area. One day going through a couple feet of snow I slid into a tree and trying to get out I may or may not have (probably did) mess up the engine pretty good. At first it seemed like i needed to tighten the lifters, I did and it still ran horrible. Instead of rebuilding the oddfire I am going fuel injected with a chevy goodwrench 350 and a tbi unit. Behind that will be a T18 ford tranny mated to an np 208. To fit this combo in I will add about six inches to the rear of the jeep when I build my frame. This will not be noticable becuase my tire carrier will sit over the top of the extended frame/step bumper. The body will get new tube fenders on the front and a comp cut corner replacement in the rear. I am going to run hp dana 44 front and a 31 spline 9 inch rear with 4.10 gears in each (4.09 and 4.11s). Each axle will get an arb locker, I would use ox lockers but the 9 inch only takes arbs or detroits and I dont want to skimp on 400 dollars for the rear when I could have a selectable in both and a way to air up my tires. I have heard that the 9 inch arbs are not as strong as other arbs but I will never really run bigger than true 36 inch tires so I am assuming that the arb will manage to hold up just fine. I will make this thread as pic heavy as possible and all comments are welcome.

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Unread 02-15-2014, 08:11 PM   #2
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Started building my frame using this template
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Unread 02-15-2014, 10:04 PM   #3
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Starting on the frame
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Unread 02-15-2014, 10:08 PM   #4
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Nothing like cutting some 4x2 .188 wall with a metal chop saw
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Unread 02-15-2014, 10:09 PM   #5
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I used the .188 wall for the center section of my frame and the .120 for the outer four pieces
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Unread 02-15-2014, 10:14 PM   #6
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Few more
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Unread 02-15-2014, 10:23 PM   #7
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This is where I had stopped for the night. I added 2 1/2" to the front frame rails so my winch will fit better and not sit directly against the grill. The rear rails are 10" longer than stock, but I plan on cutting a little off once I mock up everything and figure out exactly how much I will extend them.
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Unread 02-15-2014, 10:32 PM   #8
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This Is what I am going for except ill stay Sua becuase I really do not want to be that tall.
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Unread 02-16-2014, 10:22 AM   #9
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nice project
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Unread 02-16-2014, 06:42 PM   #10
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Sounds like a cool project. I'll be watching.
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Unread 02-16-2014, 08:22 PM   #11
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Sounds like a cool project. I'll be watching.

Thanks guys!
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Unread 02-16-2014, 08:38 PM   #12
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Here is a couple pictures of my welds (im not a professional but they should hold up fine) and the frames side rails almost finished I will still need to put some gussetts on.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 07:00 PM   #13
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Just ordered tube fenders with no flare for 200 shipped from ccfabs
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Unread 02-26-2014, 11:12 PM   #14
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Building the new rear quarter panel
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Unread 02-26-2014, 11:18 PM   #15
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Comp cut the rear
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