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Unread 08-03-2010, 11:21 AM   #61
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...I don't think tires larger than 33's (maybe 35's) will fit in the rear wheel wells without cutting the fenders that Jeff made. I am not cutting them (don't worry Jeff), and besides, I think 33's are enough for the Gaucho.
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It's your Jeep now, you should feel free to cut or change anything you want to, make it however you want it.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 11:34 AM   #62
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I would think stock axles could easily handle 33's. Mine have held up OK behind my 5.3L on 33's now for over a year with no problems. Its all in how you drive it. I'm hoping you dont plan on beating this thing like it stole something from you!
Ok, then maybe I'll stick with these axles. And no, I won't be beating on this truck. Playing in the mud and trails once in a while, yes. Going full throttle over the rock creek at rausch creek, no.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 11:44 AM   #63
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AMC 360, T18 with granny low , dana 300, 4.10's on 33's with lockers is what I thought I would put in it if I owned it...and Monte, you are right in saying that you don't hack up all the good work Jeff put into it...
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Unread 08-03-2010, 11:51 AM   #64
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I would think stock axles could easily handle 33's. Mine have held up OK behind my 5.3L on 33's now for over a year with no problems. Its all in how you drive it. I'm hoping you dont plan on beating this thing like it stole something from you!
Just my experience, but after I dropped the 360 in my CJ with stock axles on 33s, it took 3 days before I broke a 2pc shaft. Granted, the axle is spooled and I goosed the throttle in a turn, but I would definitely recommend 1-pc shafts if you plan to keep the M20 rear end with big power.

Since going to 1-pc axles, I haven't had any trouble with V8 power + M20 rear + 33s.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 12:25 PM   #65
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Unread 08-03-2010, 12:54 PM   #66
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yeah, I always assume people are going to upgrade to 1pc shafts when they rebuild an AMC20... I should have mentioned that...
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Unread 08-03-2010, 01:54 PM   #67
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For such a cool vehicle you might be able to find sponsors to partner with. If you didn't care too much about the exact drive train and paint you might be able to find someone to help offset the costs. The only downside is you would have to let them have the vehicle for a while they drag it from show to show. I would love to see this as a feature car at SEMA next year (this fall is probably too soon).

If you can part with it for a while you might ask around, you never know you might get lucky


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Whatever someone else wants to pay for
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Unread 08-03-2010, 11:58 PM   #68
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I am very excited about seeing this continue, as I have been following the Gaucho, as a lurker from the start. I just wish I could do something like this, so if you don't mind I will live the experience through you. Cheers!
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Unread 08-04-2010, 09:56 AM   #69
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There is a guy, and if you want the link PM me and I can get it for you, who put in a Mercedes-Benz clean diesel into his CJ-8. It was a really nice swap, lots of power, and he really liked it a lot.

Other than that I would either pick up a tj, or a cj and just swap everything right into it and call it good.

What do you think you will do for the color? Racing stripes?

If you are looking for something fancy you could always do a full wrap sticker thing.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 10:14 AM   #70
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...If you are looking for something fancy you could always do a full wrap sticker thing.
no.

no no no.

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Unread 08-04-2010, 11:39 AM   #71
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There is a guy, and if you want the link PM me and I can get it for you, who put in a Mercedes-Benz clean diesel into his CJ-8. It was a really nice swap, lots of power, and he really liked it a lot.

Other than that I would either pick up a tj, or a cj and just swap everything right into it and call it good.

What do you think you will do for the color? Racing stripes?

If you are looking for something fancy you could always do a full wrap sticker thing.
The Mercedes diesel really isn't the direction I want to go with this, not that its bad, its just not want I want for this truck. Thank you though. As far as color, I think I may go with a 1983 Jeep color. I ordered a 1983 sales brochure so I can see color and other option choices.

And sorry, but no body wraps
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Unread 08-04-2010, 12:09 PM   #72
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A modern VW TDI motor would be a better option than a mercedes diesel, however since that's not the direction you want to go I think you should do an AMC V8...

Sure, you could do a SBC, but it would be cooler if you didn't because those swaps are dime-a-dozen.
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Unread 08-05-2010, 01:56 AM   #73
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Ok, then maybe I'll stick with these axles. And no, I won't be beating on this truck. Playing in the mud and trails once in a while, yes. Going full throttle over the rock creek at rausch creek, no.
Oh man That would be so awesome to see this thing at Rausch creek! May not be worth the drive, but the new area has a ton of mild trails.

Do you ever go to the pine barrens? I have a house in Cape May, so im there quite a bit.
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Unread 08-05-2010, 09:23 AM   #74
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Oh man That would be so awesome to see this thing at Rausch creek! May not be worth the drive, but the new area has a ton of mild trails.

Do you ever go to the pine barrens? I have a house in Cape May, so im there quite a bit.
I have been to both but not as much as I would like. I like the type of trails at rausch creek more. I don't think I've been to either since 2008
I need to go. And Gaucho will take a trip to them at least once, it is a Jeep.
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Unread 08-05-2010, 03:25 PM   #75
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I've got a 360 out of a late 80's or early 90's waggy that I took apart and acid dipped at work. I'm not going to use it, your more than welcome to come pick it up and use for the project. Needs rebuilt, but it's ready for the machine shop. No brackets though. IM me if you want it, I'll drop an address.
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