So an update on whats going on with the CJ5. I got my SM420 installed today along with the transfercase. I do not have my skid plate mounted yet because taking my previous one off I broke off every single bolt. What I am going to do is drill all the way up through the frame and tub, and insert a long grade 8 bolt.
After that is finished I am going to install my AMC 20 that I just picked up ( pics coming). Its a widetrack AMC 20 with Warn Full floating axles, lockout hubs, and a Detroit locker. When I am installing the axle the 4" Superlift super ride springs are going on as well, as one whole unit.
As far as the Front goes I have some fab to do and money saving to do. My front is just a narrow track Dana 30. nothing special...yet... But I am going to buy some 1.5" spacers, and get the goferit bushings to flip the steering. Then I am going to weld some shock mounts on to the axle. Probably go with something like this http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/paired-bracket-175tube-p-30.html.
Afterwards, I acquired a set of what appears to be aftermarket upper shock mounts that are made out of square tubing and are longer, and I am going to mount them on the front. Then all there is left to do is find some front shocks.
I recently got me a Set of MT 35" Baja Claw tires. Pretty well worn, and they dont sit anywhere near 35", more like 33", but should work for now till I get all the bugs worked out and I get some more money saved. This is why I asked how does a CJ5 steer with manual steering and 33 x 12.50 tires.
After all this major drivetrain and drive line work, I can start on body armor and paint, cant wait!
Will have some pictures of the transmission in the jeep and my new wheels and tires. Then I will get some before, during and after of the lift and axle installs. Should all be happening this week. Unless of course something goes terribly wrong.