Ok. Plan is to take the best of CJ, YJ, and JK and put them all together with a GM drivetrain. This is Street Queen Jeep build. Meaning, it will be tough enough to handle any off road adventure, however it will not be scraped over rocks. Will keep most recent photo here. Locating frame to begin welds asap. Budget is $15k. Donor YJ already found.
This will be a Church build for use with Youth outreach.
Anyone who wants to contribute to the recipe, I will gladly consider their input.
Thanks. Here is the recipe so far. Will keep this edited if plans change. Feel free to suggest brands.
Frame: Front tube shock mounts. Rear no pocket shock mounts. 350 MM with Browndog MML. Drill/tap rails for c-clamps. Custom transmission crossmember, w/ torque bar for tcase. Custom rear cross member for fuel cell, with custom skid plate. External fuel pump, with internal sending unit. Fuel relay tied into OPT. Cage frame tie-in's.
Drivetrain: Chevy 350 sbc roller tbi. Lakewood BH. LUK clutch. SM465 with snapring upgrade. NP205 married. Tom woods DS (f/r).
Axles/Suspension: f250 44 front, 60 resr with RSE Bombshell kit on 44. SOA. High Steer Kit. RCV CV Front Axles. Front Detroit E-Locker. Rear Detroit Locker. Warn Hubs. Rear Disc Conversion. 4.88 Gears. 35x10.5 Tires, Black Wheels. 2" RE Lift.
Interior: Corbeau Moab Seats. Safari Rear. Monstaliner tub. Sport roll bar, w/ family 90's, and KOZ cage. Boat heater. DD Flat Dash w/ Phantom Guages. OTRATTW Rocker switches. CB and HD Radio. Amp on firewall. Sub/Box inside rear seat cushion. 4 point harness. Ford Nav Mirror. Tailgate security.
Exterior: Zinc prime. Por15 underbody/firewall. Gas fill relocate, tj. CJ tailgate swap w/ custom exterior latch. custom TJ grill to YJ grill mix. JK HUD lights w/ inverted bezel. CJ LED taillight conversion. Metalcloack fenders and rocker and corner armor.
Accessories: Dual Battery. Air compressor. Water sump pump. Air horn. Light Bar, bumper, reverse, crawl, and internal lights.