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Unread 09-30-2010, 05:33 AM   #46
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what you doing with that 258???

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Unread 09-30-2010, 04:43 PM   #47
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what you doing with that 258???
Going to do a cheap "driveway" rebuild. 4.0 head conversion, MC2100 carb, hone the cylinders and pop some new rings in, new lifters, and lower end bearings. Thats the plan anyways. Later down the road I'll swap in a 4.0 or fuel inject the 258, Id really like to do a stroker or 4BT some day.
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Unread 09-30-2010, 04:55 PM   #48
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I bought it with them on there

Cant wait to swap the CJ clip on and have them gone.


Haha, well they were/are fun boats non the less. When I was growing up, the "in/hardcore ski" folks showed off their ownership by displaying stickers like yours. Although I never saw them on the side of an SWB Jeep, they were mostly on tow rigs. Nowadays there are way more kinds of ski/wakeboard boats so I don't see the MC logo very often. Seeing yours kinda brought me back to "the good ol days" of direct drive ski boats.
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Unread 09-30-2010, 06:35 PM   #49
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Haha, well they were/are fun boats non the less. When I was growing up, the "in/hardcore ski" folks showed off their ownership by displaying stickers like yours. Although I never saw them on the side of an SWB Jeep, they were mostly on tow rigs. Nowadays there are way more kinds of ski/wakeboard boats so I don't see the MC logo very often. Seeing yours kinda brought me back to "the good ol days" of direct drive ski boats.
My jeep was used for like 11 years to tow a mastercraft boat by the PO. The jeep was painted to match.

I love you guy's MCE hood stickers. They remind me of the old CJ5 Renegade decals.
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Unread 09-30-2010, 08:38 PM   #50
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My buddy Seth's jeep. We swapped in a grand cherokee Dana30 because his was bent out of true. We made all new heavy duty lower control arm mounts and beefed up the upper non-diff mount and welded the tubes to the diff while we were at it. Its a custom long arm rear end with a 8.8, the front is clayton arms, it has 5.5" clayton coils and rides on 35" BFG allterain. It rides soooooo smooth.


Back to my build. Here are my waggy 44's.



Cutting the useless junk off (tracbar, shock mounts) of them yesterday.



Rear with mounts cut off:


I also opened up the rear afterwards and had a look inside. Looks clean at least.
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Unread 10-02-2010, 08:22 PM   #51
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My jeep was used for like 11 years to tow a mastercraft boat by the PO. The jeep was painted to match.

I love you guy's MCE hood stickers. They remind me of the old CJ5 Renegade decals.



Wow, cool tow rig!


Thanks, we tried to model after the Renegade stickers but without copying them.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 07:48 AM   #52
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Going to try and work on my D300 shifter design tonight. I have a good idea of how Im going to do it. I was originally thinking cable shifters but now Im thinking a regular linkage set up will work just as well and be a lot cheaper.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 07:30 PM   #53
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Started working on the 300.

While messing around with it I shifted it into 4Lo. I marked the input shaft and spun the output yoke. To my great surprise the input turned 4 times for the output turning once. My D300 has a 4:1 kit already installed. Needless to say I am pumped.

Anyways, cut the messed up shift rails flat. Should be ordering my male rod ends and tap for them tomarrow. The plan is to drill and tap the center of the shift rails and install a rod end with a jam nut. This should work great for my shifter linkage.




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Unread 10-09-2010, 05:52 PM   #54
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My buddy was home from college and convinced me to get some work done on my heep.

These are problably the last pictures where my Jeep will look like this:




Getting there:

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Unread 10-09-2010, 06:25 PM   #55
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wow exciting, cant wait to see the finished product, good luck!
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Unread 10-21-2010, 08:52 PM   #57
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First gear in low low is going to be SICK.
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Unread 10-23-2010, 09:08 PM   #58
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Got the CJ fenders on the Jeep. Need to notch out the grill by the steering box a tiny bit more and then fab up the grill body mount. After that It will be time to dissasemble and do the body work.

Was working on cleaning up the AX15 trans. and my angle grinder bit the dust. I guess the wire wheel was just to much for it.

I'll throw some pictures up tomarrow.

Was helping doing tube work on my buddy Tom's jeep today. Full boatsides. Grill hoop. Highlined hood.

Working on the other side tomarrow and then a stinger and a big hoop to go over the cowel area and tie the boatsides and "fenders" together.

All made of .120 wall DOM tubing. And Its looking VERY cool.

Didnt take too many pictures, we were too buisy. The boat sides are getting plated all the way down to the bottom of the frame. The body mounts will be covered so they will never get hung up on rocks.






This is not the final position of the tube "fender" it will be flat, we were in the process of mocking up the notch to the grill hoop.


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Worked on my buddy Tom's front cage more. Front grill hoop. "Fender" bars and full boatsides were in the plans and done. We honestly worked pretty hard. For anyone who hasnt done tube work it's unbeleiveable how much work goes into it. You have to see it to beleive it.
Sorry for my bad cell phone picturs. I brought the digital camera but it didnt have bateries.

Full boatsides. Now they just need to be plated.





"Done" for now:




Thats two days of work from about 8am to 5pm. Thats all Tom is doing for now. Next is more suport on the front including a bar that goes over the cowl area and then a tube that goes over the engine inside the hood. Front airshock hoops will mount from the frame to the engine cross bar. Maybe around spring the back half of the jeep will be cut off and it will be all tube. This jeep is getting a 14 bolt and kingpin D60 front, airshocks all around. Full cage/exo cage. It will esentially be a buggy.
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Unread 10-24-2010, 09:54 PM   #60
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AND now for MY build.....While Tom painted his cage I tore down the NP231 that I am making into a doubler.


This is all that is left and all that I need. The low range planetary gear set. Hopefully sometime within the next week I'll be able to get my plate and clocking ring to my D300 machined and then cut re-spline the shaft that goes between the cases. Im really trying to get this part of my project done so I don't have to worry about it. I'll have the tranny, doubler/crawl box, t-case bolted together and ready to drop in behind my engine.



We got a kick out of this:


Toyota buggy that got dropped off while we worked on Toms cage:



Might go with Tom later this week to pick up some full 5 point harnesses. We both want to run them in our Jeeps.
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