post #31 of Old 03-05-2012, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Got the trans-dapt mounts installed for the 302 today. Test fitted the headers too! Made sure to check clearances around steering shaft and front driveshaft as well.

Here it is going in one of the 20 times it was in or out today...


Still need to swap to a rear sump pan from either an old bronco and f150

Mount welded in. Not bad for splatter core wire

Worked out to have decent clearance for a fan after I cut the old shroud off and made a new radiator mount.


The hood even closes with the 2 barrel installed


Shot from the front. The nose is just lifted right now with a couple hockey pucks. I will be making steel or aluminum spacers for under the grill. This was just for mock up purposes.


The winch will hide the body lift, and a skidplate under the radiator will also follow


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Got the transmission/adapter/transfercase assembled and installed. Got the crossmember modified for the np435 and also got the new centered/flanged D44 rear mostly installed. Still need to burn in the spring pads and I am waiting on 2 more u-bolts

Engine/trans and transfercase installed (mostly)



Grinding off spring pads


Preview of finalized ride height

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Got the transmission/adapter/transfercase assembled and installed. Got the crossmember modified for the np435 and also got the new centered/flanged D44 rear mostly installed. Still need to burn in the spring pads and I am waiting on 2 more u-bolts

Engine/trans and transfercase installed (mostly)



Grinding off spring pads


Preview of finalized ride height

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But I'm sure someone out there will post that they regularly eat turd sandwiches with no problems...
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post #34 of Old 03-15-2012, 04:16 PM
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Nice. Keep up the pics.
Thought I had an idea for your tool indents on the passengers side, but just went and measured my short hi-lift and it's too long.
I like the to-do list on the panel.
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post #35 of Old 03-15-2012, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Nice. Keep up the pics.
Thought I had an idea for your tool indents on the passengers side, but just went and measured my short hi-lift and it's too long.
I like the to-do list on the panel.
I had the same idea for the hi-lift

The list is there because I kept loosing the paper lists. I figured it would be hard to lose a whole body tub....

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post #36 of Old 03-15-2012, 07:26 PM
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Keep up the great work! I love the pics in post #14 & 15 of the T-case sitting on the dinning room table, AWESOME! You are either single or have the perfect wife

Looking forward to seeing the rest of the build.

Good Luck.........

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post #37 of Old 03-15-2012, 07:47 PM
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Looking good. I like how it's all coming together.

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Keep up the great work! I love the pics in post #14 & 15 of the T-case sitting on the dinning room table, AWESOME! You are either single or have the perfect wife

Looking forward to seeing the rest of the build.

Good Luck.........
Been married for a few years, she is great. I just have to be quiet enough not to wake up my son. ( I usually putter on stuff after he goes to bed)

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Got a front cage add on from extremecustomparts.com Built a subframe for the seats off of it. Also added some Summit racing poly high back bucket seats.



Drivers seat, it has 4 sets of mounting hole in 1 inch increments.


I made the passenger seat hinged for access to the storage compartment underneath the passenger seat. I sleeved the seat frame over the subframe, the front flange will be drilled and bolted to the front cross tube. Its hard to explain, but you can check out the pics and probably figure out what I am talking about.....




I made a load bolt on the rear tube to suck out any slack/rattles. I hate anything that rattles...

Here is the clutch master and brake booster installed. There is a set of cherokee pedals under the dash. No pics though..

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Got the rear U-bolt plates made up today. Used 3/8 plate. I cut 3/4 of the way through them on the ends and rolled them up and welded them to make the plates resistant to bending. I then welded a bolt across one end to serve as a lower shock mount.




I also got the cherokee brake and clutch pedals shortened up a bit to work in my flatty!




My dad got his 52 M38 out of storage to start stripping it down for restoration. His is on the left, my 51 on the right

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Started putting the front axle together today. Got the ball joints, knuckles, and spindle studs installed. Couldn't get any further until I get the carrier installed after some fresh bearings.



Got a tube notcher. I can't believe I ever did without one. Makes the joints cleaner, tighter, and a heck of alot easier and faster. I clamped it to my welding table.


My dad installed a vise on the welding table before I got to the shop this morning. pretty handy.


A bit more tube work got done today as well. Added a dash bar, and some overhead tube work and gussets.
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Got the fuel cell sort of mounted.


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Installed the flywheel, clutch (11 inch with supposedly 25% more clamping power than stock).



Got the Bellhousing/tranny (np435) and Dana 20 all installed for hopefully the last time. What a pain in the butt to get the tranny installed onto the motor. Normally its pretty easy, but that thing is so heavy, it makes it very difficult.



Spent the rest of the afternoon fabing up a bracket for the hydraulic clutch slave cylinder. Its made with 3/8 and 1/4 flat stock and 1/4 inch angle iron. Should be stout enough. I can add another brace later if need be. I don't think it will be necessary though.





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Built a transfercase shifter. Couldn't find a twin stick set-up for the np435/d20 combo, and any that would fit the D20 tube rail thing, would hit the side of the trans. So I built one.


From underneath...


Since I seem to have an M38 tub, I pulled the center trans cover hump section, and put the body back on to make shift levers and check fitment of the shift cover of the np435.



Just a little more sheetmetal work on the firewall, and the body should be back on for good! Finally getting somewhere.

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post #45 of Old 05-16-2012, 08:43 PM
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That's a solid looking twin stick, very nice fab work!
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