Ok. Plan is to take the best of CJ, YJ, Ford and GM and mesh them together. 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.. Drill/tap rails for c-clamps. Custom transmission crossmember, w/ torque bar for tcase. Custom rear cross member for fuel cell, with custom flat skid plate. WayBack Shackle Hangar. 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 snap-ring upgrade. *tcase* married. Tom woods DS (f/r).
Axles/Suspension: f250 44 front and 60 rear with RSE Bombshell kit on 44. SOA. High Steer Kit. Chromoly shaft, spline upgrade. Front Detroit. Rear Detroit. Warn Hubs. Rear Disc Conversion. 4.88 Gears. 35x12.5 Remington Mud Brute Tires, Black H1 Wheels. 1.5" RE Lift.
Interior: Corbeau Moab Seats. Safari Rear. Monstaliner tub. Sport roll bar, w/ family 90's, and KOZ cage w/ Genright A pillar. 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. GM Nav Mirror. Tailgate security. CJ Tailgate Mod.
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.
Here is some more pics of the axles. Lots of tlc to do. Pics seem fuzzy when uploading from phone... huh. oh well. only detail needed was showing the axle tag. neat surprise... the gears are 4.10. But i plan on at *least* 35s... so still need to regear to 4.88