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post #1 of 191 Old 12-20-2014, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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The School Bus Scrambler

I purchased an early Christmas gift for myself this weekend.

A 1984 Jeep CJ8 Scrambler, nicknamed "School Bus."

After wheeling my TJ Sahara for many years, I wanted to take the next step and move up to one ton axles, big tires and a custom suspension. I was able to purchase this instead for a very reasonable price and will fix and upgrade accordingly.

Loaded up and ready to head home!:




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post #2 of 191 Old 12-20-2014, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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REFERENCE SHEET

1. MOTOR

1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9L 360CI V8 (AMC 360)

A. Fluid: Valvoline 10w30 (5 quarts)

2. FUEL SYSTEM

Hamilton Fuel Injection
360-969-2925

A. Pump: ACDelco ADO-MU1614
Fuel Pump, Electric, Replacement, Chevy/GMC, In-Tank

B. Filter: Summit Racing SUM-230102
Fuel Filter, Inline Mount, Aluminum, Black, 40 Microns, -6 AN Male Inlet/Outlet

C. Hose: Summit Racing SUM-230620
Hose, Braided Stainless Steel, -6 AN, 20 ft. Length

D. Hose: Summit Racing SUM-230606
Hose, Braided Stainless Steel, -6 AN, 6 ft. Length

E. Fitting: Russell RUS-610025 (x6)
Fitting, Hose End, Full Flow, Straight, -6 AN Hose to Female -6 AN, Aluminum, Black

F. Fitting: Russell RUS-610095
Hose End, Full Flow, Swivel, 45 Degree, Female -6 AN Threads, Aluminum, Black

G. Fitting: Russell RUS-648060
Fitting, Straight, AN Flare to Metric, Aluminum, -6 AN to 16mm x 1.5 Male

H. Fitting: Russell RUS-648070
Fitting, Straight, AN Flare to Metric, Aluminum, -6 AN to 14mm x 1.5 O-Ring

I. Fitting: Vibrant VPE-16885
Fitting, Adapter, Straight, -6 AN Male Threads, Aluminum, Black Anodized

J. Fitting: Vibrant VPE-16886
Fitting, Adapter, Straight, -6 AN Male Threads, Aluminum, Black Anodized


3. TRANSMISSION

TorqueFlite 727

A. Fluid: Valvoline DEX/MERC ATF full synthetic (red bottle)

B. Transmission Pan: Summit Racing SME-1009R
Transmission Pan, Deep, Aluminum, Natural, Finned, Chrysler, Torqueflite 727

C. Vent Fitting: Edelmann EDD-831460
Fitting, Brass, 90 Degree, 3/8 in. Hose Barb, to 1/4 in NPT Male Threads

D. Pump Fitting: Edelmann EDD-221200
Fitting, Pipe Plug, 1/8 in. NPT Male Threads, Square Drive Head, Brass, Natural

E. Line Fitting (Case): Edelmann EDD-846260 (x2)
Fitting, Brass, Straight, 3/8 in. Hose Barb, to 1/8 in NPT Male Threads

F. Line Fitting (Cooler): Derale DER-98200 (x2)
Fittings, Swivel, Straight, Aluminum, Natural, Female -6 AN, Hose Barb 3/8 in.

G. Cooler: Derale DER-13700
Oil Cooler, 11.5 in. x 15.75 in. x 5 in. Cooler, 10 in. Fan, -6 AN Male

H. Fan Thermostat: Derale DER-13021
Fan Control, Thermostatic, 180F Degrees On/165F Degrees Off

I. Line: Derale DER-13017
Hose, Transmission Fluid, Rubber, Black, 3/8 in. I.D., 25 ft. Length

J. Kickdown Cable: Lokar LOK-XKD-2727HT
Kickdown Cable, Braided Stainless Steel, Black, Chrysler, Torqueflite 727

K. Flexplate: Pioneer PIO-FRA118
Flexplate, Steel, AMC, Non-SFI


4. TRANSFER CASE

Dana 300

A. Fluid: Valvoline 80w90 limited slip (white bottle, 2 quarts)

B. Front Output: 1310 non cv yoke

C. Rear Output:

D. Rebuild Kit: Advanced Adapters #400300R


5. DRIVESHAFTS

A. Front:

1. Length: 1.5" DOM .250 wall

2. Slip Yoke: Jeep Cherokee XJ

3. U-Joint: Spicer 5-1310x

B. Rear:


6. AXLES

A. Fluid: Valvoline 80w90 limited slip (white bottle, 3 quarts)

B. Fill Plug: 3/4" allen key

C. Diff Cover Bolts: 3/8" -16 x 1" Fastenal # 1123305

D. U-Joint: Spicer SPL55-3X

7. BRAKES

Front: 1989 Dodge W350 5.9L 359CI L6 Diesel / 4500 lb axle

Rear: 1986 Chevy K20 5.7 350CI V8 / 3/4 ton front calipers

A. Master Cylinder:

B. Booster:

C. Proportioning Valve: Wilwood WIL-260-8419
Brake Proportioning Valve, Knob Adjustment, 1/8 in. NPT, Single Inlet/Outlet, Aluminum, Natural

8. STEERING

A. Length: 1.5" DOM .250 wall

1. Tie Rod:

2. Draglink:

B. Heims:

1. Tie Rod:

2. Draglink:

C. Knuckle Stud: ARP #D60112

9. SUSPENSION

A. Rubicon Express RE-1445

B.

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Starting platform:

-Fiberglass body
-Custom frame & roll cage

-AMC 360, Holley fuel injection
-TF999 auto transmission
-Dana 300, 4:1 twin sticked
-Dodge Dana 60 front axle, 4.88/ARB, hydro assist/hi-steer conversion
-Ford Dana 60 rear axle, 4.88/spool
-40" MTRs / Allied beadlocks












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post #7 of 191 Old 12-20-2014, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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After picking up the Jeep this morning, I wanted to hit the trails and see how my new toy would do. Overall it did very well once I got used too the shift pattern and Dana 300. I lost reverse gear in one of the creeks; the shifter linkage most likely needs readjusted. I have an Art Carr gate shifter that will eventually be installed.




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post #8 of 191 Old 12-20-2014, 04:42 PM
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Thinking its more caterpillar colored than a school bus but nice buy.
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Thinking its more caterpillar colored than a school bus but nice buy.
I can assure you its painted school bus yellow.

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post #10 of 191 Old 12-20-2014, 10:49 PM
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I think Jeep called that Transport Yellow.

I call it a distributor, not a dizzy.
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post #11 of 191 Old 12-21-2014, 07:41 AM
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You do realize you now ride the short bus.

Turn a wrench, save a tree
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post #12 of 191 Old 12-21-2014, 08:11 AM
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nah he drives the short bus!

sweet, I think i'd agree with above and rename it the caterpillar or use their logo .... nice rig though and at least you won't worry about scratching it (or be mistaken for a deer and shot by any hunters)

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Or change the name to mini Tonka.
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post #14 of 191 Old 12-21-2014, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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I think Jeep called that Transport Yellow.
Its not factory paint...

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You do realize you now ride the short bus.
I DRIVE the short bus!

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nah he drives the short bus!

sweet, I think i'd agree with above and rename it the caterpillar or use their logo .... nice rig though and at least you won't worry about scratching it (or be mistaken for a deer and shot by any hunters)
See below...

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Or change the name to mini Tonka.
I am not changing the name, the bus has been around for a long time.

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post #15 of 191 Old 12-21-2014, 02:14 PM
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I like that it has history! Because of that, I think its best to keep the school bus name and roll with it

Good decision to pick this up and not cut your TJ into pieces IMO (coming from someone who cut their TJ into pieces for one tons lol).

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