Welp, I thought I might as well start my build thread since all this rain is keeping me down a bit.
She's gonna be an ugly sum ***** up top, but I'm slowly piecing together a pretty under carriage
T-176 4-spd manual with a dana 300 transfer case
AMC Straight 6
Dana 30/AMC 20 -- Either 3.54 open or 3.07 trac-lok, assuming it's still got the original stuff. The AMC has either a Y or A stamp. Too hard to tell.
rusted out body and frame included!
So instead of dealing with tracking down some good steel to replace the frame with, went ahead and went to Okeechobee and bought a body and frame. The frame is what I was really after, the body was only 100 extra so why not.
Limited space at the shop I'm working at, so I got a few friends together and lifted the body off the frame and left the body on the trailer
Now I've got the frame with a coat of primer and welding some steel for the body mounts.
Meanwhile, I started to tear down the actual running Jeep so that'd it'd come apart real nice.
Still runs (gotta be able to move her right now), just barely held together at this point.
By the end of this week, assuming the rain lets up. I plan on having the frame matte black, unless you think gloss would look better
Ordered a 1" body lift with new body mounts as well as a 4" leaf spring shock lift combo.
Once I get all that done, I'm gonna start tearing apart the green one and seeing what I can do for those old axles. I think I'll leave the AMC two piece for now, just gotta make sure I torque her back down to 350 after cleaning her up some.
Probably gonna see about getting different gearing and a lunchbox at least in the rear.
Got a set of 32" Super Swamper S.S. tires to try out, as well.