I have not posted in a while. I have still been working on my CJ. I have been a little side tracked by a old Border Patrol Rubicon TJ I got for my son. Kind of neat they put a 4” lift and 33” BFG M/T on it. The air lockers a sweet. The first thing at the house we had to take it in the back to find mud.
Back to my CJ, I have got the Dana 30 back in. I installed a lock-rite and new seals. Need to take some photos.
I got my NV 4500 home. I bought it from a friend. I had him install the Advance Adapter kit to mate it to a Dana 300. I came from a very low mile 2wd gas GM truck. I got the GM bell housing and slave/though out bearing. I will need to install a clutch master cylinder. I hope to dummy it up this weekend for fitment. I might need to go with the Dana 300 twin stick shifter. The Transfer case sits about 5.5” further back. The trans shifter is close to the same spot as my old t-176. I would still like to use my factory console.
I need to get back on my rear end. My new longer RE spring/axle pads came in. I will weld my tubes to the 3rd member. The set the rear end angle when I get the engine and transmission installed.
I love how at first I told the wife I was going to bring the jeep in and knock the old dirt off, re-ring the 350 and install new breaks and rear axles.
new BDS lift, Reverse shackles, paint, new Ground Ponder Fab built bumpers front and back. New steering gear box and shaft. Were do I stop???? Basically a rebuild from the ground up.
My Chevy 383 ci was going to be a carb engine. Now I am waiting on my fuel injection unit to come it. I ordered a First System. Here is a photo link.
I am planning to run 12 x 36 tires. I know my axles are next. I will get the jeep running and driving first. I am pretty sure I will go with 4.88’s. I have 4.10’s now. My new engine should have tons of low end power. It looks that I will go with a 9” rear. The front will be a 9” or a Dana 44. While we are on that subject are all Dana 44 ends the same size? Say a GM truck. Will the cast “C’s” on the end of the housing take the Dana 30 knuckles?