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Unread 07-07-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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My first Cj8 build

I just bought this bad boy in pices...

So heres the project

-Powere train
Amc360
T18
Dana300
Dana30
Amc20

2 frames, bouth amc, one was zink diped back in the 80s with il be building on.

-New fiberglass tub
-Once pice front end

as of what it looks like now...






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Unread 07-07-2012, 09:39 PM   #2
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That will be fun! Nice tub and front clip. Everything looks good. Wish it was here! I'm not positive but your t-case looks like a D20 to me??
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Unread 07-07-2012, 10:00 PM   #3
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I picked up a power train from a parts J20 3 years ago it had a Dana300, am360,dana44 front and dana 60 rear and a 3 speeder... Id like to put in a 4:1 gearing in it.. Il seewhen I get there... If I keep the 20 or go with the 300... Anny input??
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Unread 07-07-2012, 10:05 PM   #4
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Your drivetrain swap will be a very good one. I can't say whether the 20 or 300 is most desirable, they are both good t-cases. My T18 tranny has granny gear... does yours have the same? It shifts like a truck, and first gear is not synchronized, but it is a very stout transmission. The granny gear (low-1st gear) is better than 4:1. I think it is 6:1?? I would be inclined to keep the T18 and D20 gearing, but that's my opinion.
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Unread 07-07-2012, 10:17 PM   #5
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I could leave it as is and see, I got the jeep in boxes... I have no cluehow it handles... Only thing I know is that the power train used to be in aCj-7 and has once piece rear axle shafts and 4 inch lift, Engine whise it has a4 barrel carb and hasn't run in 5years since the previous owner lost interestin the project... am planning on running 33s for road and 35s since I have a spareset from my Yj...
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Unread 07-08-2012, 07:57 AM   #6
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Someone else needs to bring their knowledge to the table as I am not the most saavy about transmissions/t-cases. I am unclear what you have for tranny/tcase. I would think you have a T176/D300 if it came out of a CJ7, and a T18/D20 if it came out of a J20.

Your plan is very good, and you'll have no issues with that driveline. Pull your spark plugs and squirt some oil down inside the cylinders, try to turn the engine over using the crank bolt (spark plugs removed). You need to get some oil up into that engine before cranking.
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Unread 07-08-2012, 09:17 AM   #7
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The t-18/d20 was available in cj's too, I have that same setup that came from a 79 cj that is going in mine. The trans looks similar to mine but not exactly and the bell housing is different then mine too.
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Unread 07-08-2012, 09:22 AM   #8
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Here is a pic of my t18
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Unread 07-08-2012, 05:54 PM   #9
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The bell housing is an afthermarket one, the trany is from a truck... I dont know what year or mark it is tho...
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