I thought I would make a thread to introduce my Jeep. I never did a build thread, nor do I have a lot of pictures showing the process. Though built for crawling, this Jeep is street legal and driven on the roads regularly. I know this group will appreciate how much work went into this build.
Stretched - 108'' wheel base
Competition cut and tapered rear end
Smittybilt XRC Tube Fenders without flare
Rugged Ridge Black Headlight Bezels
Rugged Ridge CJ Black Side Mirrors
Custom stinger front bumper and rear bumper w/ hitch
Fox Air Shocks
4 link front and triangulated 4 link rear
38 x 12.5 x 15 Super Swamper TSL's on Bead Locks
1987-1995 Astro Van Steering Box
Engine cast 3210160 / 3210159
Holly Pro Injection
Edelbrock Performer Intake Manifold
Mallory Pro Master Coil
Mallory Uni lite Distributer
Brass / Copper – 4 Row radiator
180 degree thermostat
Tripac High Performance 16” electric fan
A-727 Automatic Transmission (out of a 1980-1982 Jeep Wagoneer)
Dana 300 transfer case with twin stick with clocking ring
4:1 terra low case
Currie 9'' front and rear axles
Detroit True Lockers
front and rear 4.88 gears
1975 Corvette master cylinder w/ front and rear disc brakes
Custom, heavy duty drive shafts from Adams Drive Shaft (front & rear)
Safety & Recovery
Full roll cage with rock sliders
5 Point Harnesses
22 Gallon Fuel cell
Electric line locks
Warn winch w/ steel cable
Waterproof LED tail and turn signals
Who built that for ya?
(Hutch runs like he!! for his life)
I see a ton of cash, and that's NOT a dig, quality parts like yours cost, amIright? But ya gotta have thousands of hours into that machine. Any idea on how many? I know that's likely an impossible question to answer. Most likely measured in years, no? Heck, I don't have the time to fully plan out something that cool!
I've also learned that sometimes... when people don't agree with you .... its best to hold them down and kidney punch them till they agree with you
This Jeep is about 3 years into it's build and is never done. I was tossing around the idea of selling it. Then I was toying with the ideas of doing a Corvette engine/tranny swap. Now I'm back to working on it again. Over the summer I am likely going to cut the frame just rear of the 4 link, and tube it out...... keeping the tub. I am going to bring the top of the shocks inboard, sell my Fox 2.0's, switch to King coil overs and increase my rear travel from 12" to 16".
Started tearing the rear axle apart for a cleaning / service. Nothing wrong with it, just giving it a once over. Looks like the seals could be replaced. I need to find out what seals/bearing are on this axle. If someone knows or has a part number, chime in. It is a 31 spline Currie 9.
Got a deal on a new tranny and decided to swap/freshen up my new one. While I had the tranny out I decided to make some new twin shifters out of 1"x0.25" stock. I was looking for something a little longer and smoother to operate. These should do the trick. I'll post pictures once they are installed.