yeah saw that one, guy must be crazy! I've been keeping an eye out for a decent running/looking (and cheap ) Jeep truck for a while, be it a J10/Comanche I don't think a 20 would fit in the garage. I'm in no hurry the right one will pop up eventually! There's a pretty clean Comanche on cl now but it has a 2.8 GM.
Hey Garza, I just figured out you've gone about it all wrong... Satisfy your prerunning needs with the jeep 4WD all at the same time like these guys are!
2005 TJ, 2010 5.3 Al. block, 4L60E trans, Atlas 2 speed, OCB 4x4 A arm kit, Spider trax hubs, RCV, King shocks, currie 9" ARB, 1 3/4" chromoly cage. Keeping the motor up front with room for the radiator. Moved the axle center forword 7" to clear the driveshaft. 84" track. 111"-115" wheel base. IRS trailing arms in therear to keep the rear seat and tub. Ther is almost no axle plunge or bump steer. Building new jigs after the jeep front end is done.
That is going to be one long front driveshaft. In the first picture it looks like the pumpkin was going to be offset to the passengers side, but the finished ones looked like it is centered right in front of the engine.
I don't imagine it would be any longer then say a rear shaft on a standard cab truck that's not using a 2 piece and carrier bearing. And on top of that it doesn't have to worry about plunge or u-joint angles since the t-case and diff are solid mounted in relation to each other.
Did you notice in the quote they're talking IRS trailing arm? Typically that would be something along these lines assuming it's really what they mean!