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post #1 of 52 Old 06-03-2009, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Sparky's Garage Thread

Well after owning a 93 Jeep wrangler since February 06 I have finally decided to start a thread about my jeep and other jeeps I work on. Also I have lost some important part numbers several times know and want somewhere to keep all of my information.

First I have some catching up to do!

This was a bit after I first bought it. Got it for $600 without a top so I bought a $300 bestop. It also had some problems with the d35 carier but brought it to the3 machine shop and had some favors brought in to get it fixed. I drove it around like that for a while and saved up some money and decided to lift it.



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post #2 of 52 Old 06-04-2009, 12:00 AM
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post #3 of 52 Old 06-04-2009, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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and thennnnnnn
sorry my time is limited too busy working on the jeep

But here it is currently


Now whats more important is how it got to this point. I didn't take too many pics of all of the little projects along the way but plan to start taking more pics of stuff I do.

First thing to do was to clean the garage.


Then in late may of 2007 I began the surgery on my jeep.
I have to find all of my pics from the build.

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post #4 of 52 Old 06-04-2009, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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As for today's projects
Ford 8.8 with 4.10, along with Np231 t-case with sye, front Cherokee shaft, and a 4.10 ratio D30 for my friends 94 wrangler.



Shaft for my rear tire carier which is getting reworked since I have bent the old shaft . 1" by 8" long grade 8 bolt. $10



Doing a little work on fitting in the roll cage. 2.125 dom tubing



Grabbed a yoke of a 90's full size bronco yesterday along with a one piece Cherokee shaft with bigger u-joints out of a 95 for my friends 94 yj the other day. I want to see if i can swap the bracket style ford 8.8 yoke with this yoke. axle shaft was $26 and yoke was a freebie.


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post #5 of 52 Old 06-09-2009, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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I am still trying to recover all of my pics of my build from my old hard drive but time has been limited lately.

Tonight I pretty much finished the rework of the tire carrier just need to clean it up and paint it.
I also got my quick release pin for my tire carrier project today and picked up a few things from the depot.



The qucik pin was 18.88 from www.swracecars.com/ plus another $10 shipping. It is a 1/2" diameter pin by 2.5" grip length

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No school tonight so i got a few things done.
First I cleaned up the tire carrier and then painted it. I am trying an appliance epoxy paint by rustoleum and then re coating it with rustoleum black semi-gloss.





Next thing to do was weld the 8.8 axle tubes to the steel cast housing. The 8.8 housing is steel cast and not cast iron so it can be welded with regular mig and no need for nickle rod on the 8.8.



Also ground off the smashed brass on the ford 8.8 brake line. I am using 2 stock passenger side 8.8 brake lines for this 8.8 swap into my friends 94yj. I need to cut the little bracket off the brake line and flip it around so the hose sits better. After it is off I am going to take it to work and bronze it back into the position I want it. Editdo not use this technique, seems the heat when welding makes the nylon hose pop out of its fitting, destroying your line)



Last thing I began tonight was a chamfuring some of the parts for the 8.8 u-bolt flip brackets.


There is a bit of a mock up to show you what they will look like.

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post #7 of 52 Old 06-12-2009, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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Last night at work I got the shock mounts made for the 8.8 swap. Just have to grind in the radius on the top when i know the final mounting position.


Got the reworked tire carrier back on my jeep.




Started welding together some of the parts w for the 8.8 u-bolt flip




The bronzing of the brake line was not such a good idea. Seems the feat heated up the nylon hose and decided to pop out of the fitting. Looks like ill have to pick up another one today.

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post #8 of 52 Old 06-14-2009, 03:08 AM
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its a start of a thread

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Well this was a busy weekend. Started out late Friday night on the ford 8.8 swap into my friends 94 yj. We worked on it from about 9pm till 5am then woke up around 10 went to a few stores and pretty much finished it up within 24 hours. Just have to get the Cherokee drive shaft cut to size which we sent off to Chicago driveline today to get shortened. All in all not any problems along the way and seems to be working out just fine.


Old axle




Took out the 242 t-case he had in there form when his 231 took a dump a while back to make room for a new 231 with and sye that we had put in earlier.


new case


8.8


u-bolt flip


just about done


Burgers for dinner. Those were good after a full day off work

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so after the long couple of days got to work on my stuff for a few minutes. I cleaned up the rollers on my winch fair lead and painted them. I don't expect the paint to last as soon as winch the first thing it'll probably come all off but just to make it look nice for at least a few weeks.


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post #11 of 52 Old 06-21-2009, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Spicer numbers to remember

5-153x 1310 draveshaft u-joint with grease fiting

5-297-1x Axleshaft u-joint greasable ( the bigger one) used in 95 wranglers, all tj,s and some Cherokees also use in my alloy usa shafts.

5-760x same u-joint as above (new version) Forged steel but no grease fitting. only last me a year.

5-134x 1310 to 1330 conversion u-joint. Used in my 8.8 swap so that i could use my 1310 cv driveshaft with the stock ford explorer flange.
Also neapco Part# 1-0134

Car Quest Seal Numbers

471763 Also known as the "trick seal" When doing a Cherokee or tj axle shaft swap replace with this seal. No grinding required.

710068 Stock driver side axle shaft seal

Ford Part #
1330 explorer flange yoke E9TZ-4782-B only $20 from dealer

little u-joint number guide
http://http://www.chicagodriveline.c...amics_2004.pdf

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Tuesday night I painted up the winch plate and installed put it back on Wednesday night. I also got a bit more coping done on the roll cage tubes on Wednesday.

Friday got a few more roll cage tubes tacked into place.


Saturday I started to install my arb in the 30. Installation went pretty good. Just followed instructions and ended up with a good teeth contact pattern on the gears.



Arb in.


Old carrier


Done for the night


Prussian Blue Part # 80038 at carquest $5 (gear marking compound)
Not as nice as the yellow stuff but still gets the job done.

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Also my friend got his Cherokke front DS shortened for $80 form Chicago Driveline in Chicago Ridge IL



Note* the technican said there should be about 1 inch in the slip joint when sitting in the vehicle.

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WOW nice transformation

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Looks good man, i normally hate YJ's but yours is looking good

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