Some people say I have ADD when it comes to Jeeps. Actually, I have ADD when it comes to everything since, well, I have ADD.
I picked up a pair of 5.9 ZJ's. The intention was to make one of them a wheeler and one a DD. Laying under it, thinking about unibody sitffeners, link mounts, etc made me depressed. That and trying to keep the sheet metal from looking like a crushed pop can meant something of an exo-cage and I'm not very fond of those....
So I cruised craigslist and found this little beauty for $2500.
A few small things wrong with it, pretty large dent in the back of the tub, and a bad water pump. Usually something like this (especially with a 4.0) goes for around $4K plus around here easy.
I already picked some axles up for the ZJ, and will use them on the TJ instead.
The front is a 2005 Superduty D60. Massive breaks, 3.75" tubes, 35 spline inners and outers, giant knucles, etc.
Rear is a 2003 Ford Sterling 10.5. 35 Spline full float, disk brakes with e-brake etc.
Budget is going to be much tighter than the last rig. I really don't want to be wheeling a $35K+ Jeep again.
your my idol!
Your gonna have fun cutting all the cast off of the driver side pumpkin for the radius arm,
Im building my tj now on a set of 04 axles and using coil and shock, also have a buddy trying to get an 05+ to work, cant wait to see progress
What a steal on the jeep itself! That right there is saving a ton. So the other one sold.
I know, how could I NOT buy it? I never imagined I would be able to DRIVE HOME a TJ with a 4.0 for anywhere close to $2500. It's probably the 5th or 6th time I had a seller tell me they had to take an ad down because they've had so much interest.
I'm going to rob the stock springs off the white one and put the lift springs on it, take care of a few issues and sell it.
To avoid having to cut the oval tubed rear axle I have down, AND keep a 80" track width, I need to have deep backspaced wheels. Problem with deep backspaced wheels are they interfere with high steer... Unless the wheel is bigger like a 20. Ford has some pretty interesting stock 20" wheels that I could run until the money fairy brings me more money for beadlocks, and Nitto has a 12.50" wide 37" high tire for them. Load range E though.