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Unread 12-07-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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After finishing the 401 cj5 this past summer, we seem to have accumulated quite the parts pile. A buddy of mine has been wanting to build a beater for a while now too. So, we made a deal and we decided to work together on yet another jeep project. Pops has always wanted to do a flatbed flat fender jeep so that will be the theme here... We have a fiberglass cj5 we plow with now and it has taken a beating between winters and badlands trips. So the new build will be a plower, a park rig, and for haulin stuff around the farm here. 79body, half gone, 304 original 3 speed, unknown transfer case. I'll have numbers later. 73 frame. Narrow track axels. The frame and axels handled the 401 so I don't see an issue with the 304. As shown in the pics the body is pretty much toast. Frame is good but it needs a rear crossmember and front passenger side needs some attention. We will eventually flatbed the back half. My buddy aptly named this one.. Frankenjeep. On with the pics: image-2835144673.jpg image-2923947785.jpg image-402561709.jpg

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Unread 12-07-2013, 01:09 PM   #2
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Unread 12-07-2013, 02:36 PM   #3
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I love the floor pan repair!
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Unread 12-07-2013, 04:33 PM   #4
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Haha don't even get me started... That was a previous owner's doing.. Maybe even the guy before him. Who knows. There isn't much left. This had sat outside during our last project.
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Unread 12-07-2013, 04:34 PM   #5
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I'll be watching this one. Sounds like an interesting plan.
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Unread 12-07-2013, 05:03 PM   #6
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The flag in the shop is awesome! Can't wait for more on this build.
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Unread 12-07-2013, 05:04 PM   #7
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Forgot to mention about the Miller on the left fender. Nice!
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Unread 12-07-2013, 05:18 PM   #8
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The flag in the shop is awesome!
I agree!

Here's what my shop looked like when we first moved in.



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Unread 12-07-2013, 06:06 PM   #9
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I agree!

Here's what my shop looked like when we first moved in.



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Unread 12-07-2013, 08:40 PM   #10
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One of many flags..here's the jeep shrine everyone has contributed to over the years.

We are re-using the original steel body but going to do some surgery on it first.

Just checked the Trans/TC #. Trans is a t-150 mated to the jeep Dana 20. Prob degrease them more tomorrow. Not doing much of anything tonight. The ol' lady is wanting to relax and all the other fellas went out chasing tail. Too cold out even with the wood burner running. So we got bored and had fun making a new table and lamp..

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Unread 12-11-2013, 05:52 PM   #11
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So we might be putting the cart before the horse but my dad's buddy got a hold of a bunch of monster green and black out door paint from an old warehouse. Don't know how good the paint is but hey.. It was free. That and green will go good with the whole stitched together jeep. I have the frame ground down to where it needs to be finally. I haven't had much time to mess with it. When I'm not at work I have been replacing a plethora of sensor on the yj I have. Been having rough idle/running rich issues upon start up in the cold. After it comes up to temp and switches to closed loop it is fine. I finally have it narrowed down to the problem and as soon as the order gets here I'll be tearing into that. This project might be on hold this weekend.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 06:06 PM   #12
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Nice handy work above with the keg can. I knew I shouldn't have chucked that can, I could have made a Heinylamp too. I see 2 Jeeps, any pics of the Stang?
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Unread 12-11-2013, 07:00 PM   #13
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do you have a picture of the actual jeep as in the whole instead of all the parts and pictures of the shop?
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Unread 12-11-2013, 07:01 PM   #14
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I wish I could change the name. I was young and dumb when I made the name. We now have 4 jeeps and I have since gotten a newer stang. Used to have an 04. I have an 07 now.

This is one of the only pics we have of the 79body on its original frame. And I also included a pic of the 73 we stuffed the 401 in with my bro and dad.



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Unread 12-12-2013, 07:23 AM   #15
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That Stang is sweet, I have an '02..ok now back to your Jeep



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I wish I could change the name. I was young and dumb when I made the name. We now have 4 jeeps and I have since gotten a newer stang. Used to have an 04. I have an 07 now.

This is one of the only pics we have of the 79body on its original frame. And I also included a pic of the 73 we stuffed the 401 in with my bro and dad.



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