anything new on the Gaucho? FWIW, my $0.02 would be 258 with a 4.0 head and efi or a 4.0, auto trans, d 300, rear D44 with 4.10s and 33s either 10.5 or 12.5 in an AT tread. Since you have a built YJ I'd build the Gaucho much more street friendly and I'd drive it daily.
Honestly, no nothing new. I have been going through different things to try and figure out what to do. I can't seem to make any decisions. This will be a milder build to be street friendly. I'd rather take my time now, make the right choices and plan them out, then redoing something later. I want to see this done just as much as all of you.
I've been thinking of a new suspension for my YJ. If I do that, I'll use the 3.5 Fabtec springs on Gaucho. But I've also been looking at others for Gaucho. I know it will be on 33's, so a 3-4 in lift will be used.
The other major decision is the drivetrain. I leaning towards a v-8 but haven't dismissed the inline 6.
I think the first major thing I'm going to do is paint the truck. I was going to use one of the original 1983 colors, but to be honest, they aren't great. I think the dark colors (black, dark blue and green) would hide the details of this truck. The only factory color I kind of like is slate blue metallic. I started looking at other Jeep colors and found some nice ones. One color that has grabbed my attention is a 2009 Wrangler color, sunburst orange. What do you think? What colors do you guys think Gaucho should be?