Please before you flame me just read and think about it.
So I've searched and searched and all I get is people talking about how it can be done (as can anything with enough mind and money) and they've seen pictures of it but I can't find any.
Here's my original plan:
Have 1980 CJ-7 fresh re-built 350 but a rusted out frame and tub
Bought used CJ frame and YJ tub. Frame needs media blasted.
Have Scout dana 44's waiting for the rebuild to begin.
I have no suspension yet for the new build (can't decide)
So it's gonna cost me to have the frame blasted or dipped ($400?
) plus I have to get suspension (not using the 30 year old stock springs). Looking at about $1,000 if Im thrifty. That's just to finally get my project rolling.
Here's what I'm thinking:
While searching for "jeep" on craigslist (like I do religiously everyday) I found a TJ rolling chassis I think is gonna be way way cheaper than the afore mentioned. I really like the idea of coil spring all the way around and tons of aftermarket options for suspension upgrades. Plus its a galvanized frame. Has anyone done this and documented it? Whats everyone's thoughts on this?
Also just buying a TJ is out of the question. I WANT to do the work and build!!! I know the body will not just bolt right up. I have no problem doing fab work to make it work.
Basically I have way way more time than I do money and I want to do this but I just want some feedback and info before I jump in.