Ok. so it is finally time for an update. It has been a few years. Had 2 children, married and divorced. Wife never liked the jeep idea so never had the 'money or time' to work on it. We could always find money or time for what she wanted but I digress. Got downsized from my job and have had trouble finding anything that would be more than short term contracts with very little pay. Still trying to get back on my feet. Had to sell major parts of my project to pay some bills. Getting the bug to restart my project. I am located south of Grand Rapids for those in Michigan and the economy here is slow to rebound. Here is what I have planned.... New frame or YJ frame that is solid, Dana 44 axles, 258 with 5 speed trans mounted to a twin sticked dana 300 transfer case, soft locker in the rear, 3.5 in Black diamond lift with 1 in body lift, new body, Burgendy color, all mounted on 33 inch tires. What I have... Dana 300 transfer case being twin sticked. Dana 44 axles. soft locker. 258 in need of rebuilding. 3.5 inch black diamond suspension. Had to sell my original frame and the transmission i bought. Though money is tight I am scraping by and saving when I can for the larger purchases. Will send pics when I have anything to send.
'78 cj-7, 258, twin stick dana 300 transfer case, NV3550 transmission, scout d44 axles with detroit truetrac, 4.09 gears, black diamond 3.5 inch lift. The rest is yet to come.