Well here is my new project.
97 TJ :smt025 , Interior is in excellent condition.
Plans are as follows:
Chevy 6.0 SFI
Dana 60 front w/ 5.38 and Detroit
GM 14b Rear w/ 5.38 and Detroit
4-link front and rear
108" wheel base (or as close as I can)
Hydro assist Steering
Comp cut rear and High line custom front fenders
Custom center console with heater ducting to the rear.
Seats (undetermined) w/ 4 point harness
Depending on funding or how bored I get with the build, it may get an underdrive of some sort.
Here is my new bling....2004 6.0, with a 4L80E
I also was just suprised by the wife the other day, she is allowing me to expand my shop another 37'x27' and install my lift. I had all the trees cut out yesterday and this week I will go get the lift from over there and get my slab poored...then I will start the slow build as money comes in...
Looks like it will be a good project and a good Jeep to start with as well
LOL...by far not my first one...I built a 99 in 2006..I took out a 4cyl and put in a 6cyl...4 linked it, then I added a ford dana 44 front with a lockrite, a ford 9" with a detroit, and put in a NV3550 out of an 01, the flipped a D300 and installed it...promptly sold it 4 weeks after the build lol.....made the wife really mad....
I just sold my 81 Cj, it had a 454, TH400 from TCI, Atlas, and a klune sitting on 42's...
So now I build this....
Originally Posted by GOLENJEEPTJ
Nice ! It's going to be a fun project! Good luck! What type of lift are you going with?Fill out your profile and keep us updated!
What vehicle is that 6.0 out of, and what happened to that sahara? Was it stolen/stripped?
6.0 is out of a 2004 chevy 2500. The TJ was in a garage during a hurricane here and it belonged to a doctor....it got salt water in the motor and the motor rusted so he gave the jeep to us...the tranny was pulled in 06 when I built my other TJ..rearend was sold.....
Originally Posted by diverdude2890
i will definitely watch this closely good luck, what are your plans for up travel down travel numbers, what size coil overs? what about tires? is it going to be a daily driver?
travel I havent reall thought about yet, thats really going to be the last thing I worry about. As for coilovers, I was thinking about 14" with 42" tires. As for a DD, I am shooting for this to be a dual purpose. My dream and purpose for this build is so I can do Petersons Ultimate Adventure...I am shooting for the 2010 UA...But it really depends on funding...it may be 2011...
Last edited by Tikitgvr; 10-09-2008 at 05:10 PM..
Well, just odered my 5.38 gears for both axles, along with the install kits, and detroit lockers. I also ordered my body lift (required for the huge motor), Advanced Adapters motor mounts, Advanced Adapters TJ V8 Radiator(that ***** is expensive), and Advnace Adapters 4L80E to Atlas adapters. Hopefully tommorrow or monday I will be ordering my Atlas II 3.8 Tcase. I will add pics when it all arrives........So the build begins!!!!!!
On a side note: I just found out that it is possible to retain the stock guage cluster and use the stock guages except for the tac, but I can send the cluster to a company called Redline Guages and they will redo the guts of the tac and send it back so that I can use it also....
The tear down will start tommorrow morning after I order my Atlas. I am going to try and get as much done of the teardown as I can. I am off until Monday, so if I get my other stuff in this week, I may get the motor and tranny in it this week also, then I can start on getting it running and then go from there...
Didnt work on it at all today, left around lunch to go and pick up some new toys I found.....
Millermatic 200, with full bottle of gas, guage, welding helmet, 2 pairs of gloves, 2 40lb spools of wire, and a bunch of extra stuff...$750. Its 20 years old, but is in friggin mint condition and welds perfectly...
Also picked up this Drill Press from the same guy. Its old, but has a brand new 3/4hp motor on it and is 1/2" chuck size. Has a swivel table that also will change angles...The table will also drop to the ground if needed...$100
Will get back to work on the Jeep tommorrow...hopefully will get the rest of the tear down complete, and maybe the body lift on it....