To start off the build we wire wheeled the frame, cleaned it and coated it with POR 15, after a coat of the POR 15 we then added a coat of POR 15 Chassis coat. This should keep the frame free from corrosion. Installed the lift, an OLD Man EMU 2.5" with heavy springs..Smitty Built SRC Front Bumper and Throttle Down Custom Skid Plate.
We were able to reuse the front and rear axles, the rear is a Currie Hi Pinion 9" with a Detroit Tru Trac and the front is the Dana 30 with superior axles, warn manual hubs, and a Detroit Tru Trac. Both axles are running 4:56 gearing with 33" BFG's.
We installed the gas tank with the 20 gallon mod, put in all new internals and took two factory skid plates, welded them together for an extra strong skidplate,. I found this to be cheaper than purchasing an aftermarket one.
Next addition was the engine...to build a stronger more reliable 4.0, I had Fultz Custom Engines Las Vegas do the following to the engine..it was.. bored .30, ported, polished, balanced, blue printed, RV cam, yella terra roller rockers.
For the transmission I had it gone through and a new Centerforce dual Friction clutch installed and a B&M short throw shifter that reduces the throw by 30%.
Other performance mods to the engine included a banks header & TJ intake with a 62 mm throttle body. Prior to installation I had both of them ceramic coated for better heat reduction under the hood.
Screamin demon cap, rotor, wires and coil.
More to come...