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post #1 of 3 Old 01-19-2017, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Rust Heap to V8 Jeep

Hello JeepForum! I bought my first Jeep in October of 2016, it was a green Jeep TJ Sahara 3spd auto. It was rough and rusty, and made a lot of noise, but I was beyond stoked to own a Jeep. Fast forward a couple months and I have cut out much of the troubling spots on the frame and welded in steel patches, and I have Monstalined the exterior in a tan color called "Pass The Bubbly". The floors of the tub have yet to be patched, but will be very soon.

Now where is this V8 you ask? Well my father was given a 1992 Sierra 1500 a couple years back and in that truck is a Gen I sbc 350 throttle body injection with a 5 speed manual (NV3500) and NP241 transfer case. I am just about to start the process of the teardown of the donor K1500.

Things I have completed thus far:
Stripped interior
cut out floor panels
patch body rust
patch frame rust
monstaline exterior
flat front fenders
15 inch wheels
33 Mud terrain tires

Things yet to be completed:
Remove 4.0 tranny and T-case
Remove 350 tranny and T-case from truck
POR-15 frame
Internal frame coating
INterior bedliner
Motor mounts/trannymounts/tcase mounts
ECU rewire from K1500
Possibly a ford 8.8 rear axle swap with disc brakes
Guages for 350sbc
+a ton of other things

I am definitely forgetting some things I have done and things i have yet to do to the Jeep, I will try and keep this updated as I progress.

*Pics of monstaliner were taken before completion/touch ups*

I understand this is the internet so all of your criticism is welcome! I am a noob and have much to learn!

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post #2 of 3 Old 01-19-2017, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Here is a photo of the donor truck, the tires will be coming off of these wheels and will go on the TJ.
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post #3 of 3 Old 01-21-2017, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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I welded the passenger front floor pan in today, I am a noob welder, this is about my 4th time I've welded so I am still getting the hang of it... A lot of grinding down welds in my near future...
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