haven't been very good about taking pictures lately. I have a few pieces that still need primered.(windshield frame and grille) Once I get them done it will be ready to paint. also ordered a 350 crate engine last night. I wanted to build one, but without a set of heads I figured I couldn't rebuild one for 1500
I ordered the budget 350 from summit. its a 4 bolt main with 1.94 heads. They claim with the right intake and Carb it can produce 260 HP I figured that would be plenty for my amc 20 basically stock with one piece axles. Jegs also sells the same engine for a few dollars more.
spent some time cleaning up my NP205 and painted it along with the stock Chevy crossmember that I modified to fit the jeep. I just cut the Chevy crossmember so it would sit flat against the bottom of the frame rail. then I welded some angle iron to it that bolts to the frame.
I got my sport bar bolted into the tub and also sat the 350 and TH-350 in the frame rails. orders about $1200 worth of parts between Jegs and the local parts store. should be able to be on the verge of running this weekend!
the picture of my transfer case was right before I painted it. I did it black to match the engine. just forgot to take any pictures afterwards
yeah I saw one a few years back and wanted to do something that color. I am planning on painting my tube fenders black along with the hinges and bumpers. it should look pretty good with some black to contrast the bright green
spent the afternoon working on my dash. I just used some sheet metal. 16 gauge maybe. got the hole cut for the steering column and gauges. i'm not planning on using a glove box. I still need to cut holes for choke cable, windshield wiper switch and headlight switch
had the weekend off and spent most of it working on the jeep. yesterday I painted the dash that I made and also painted all my hinges and some other small pieces. Today I started wiring. I got all my autometer gauges wired into the dash. I also wired in two green leds for turn signal indicators and will put a blue one for brights.
the middle hole is for the blue led. the hole below the gauges is for my manual choke cable. hoping to finish wiring the dash(headlight and wiper switches) this week on my days off. I am not a fan of wiring, but the painless harness that I bought in a box of parts a few years ago is making it bearable.