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Unread 10-06-2008, 04:53 PM   #1
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Project sloooowwww build!!!!!

Well here is my new project.
97 TJ :smt025 , Interior is in excellent condition.

Plans are as follows:
Chevy 6.0 SFI
GM 4L80E
Atlas 4.0
Dana 60 front w/ 5.38 and Detroit
GM 14b Rear w/ 5.38 and Detroit
4-link front and rear
Coilovers
108" wheel base (or as close as I can)
Hydro assist Steering
Comp cut rear and High line custom front fenders
Custom Cage
Custom center console with heater ducting to the rear.
Seats (undetermined) w/ 4 point harness
Autometer guages

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...


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Unread 10-06-2008, 05:01 PM   #2
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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!
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Unread 10-06-2008, 05:01 PM   #3
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Looks like it will be a good project and a good Jeep to start with as well
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Unread 10-06-2008, 05:24 PM   #4
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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....

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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!
Its going to be custom 4 link on coilovers....
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Unread 10-09-2008, 02:41 PM   #5
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Woot....just ordered this....

http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/At...tppro-pv10.htm
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Unread 10-09-2008, 03:22 PM   #6
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How about ordering me one of those while you're at it!
Good luck with the build, take lots of pics!
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Unread 10-09-2008, 03:50 PM   #7
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What vehicle is that 6.0 out of, and what happened to that sahara? Was it stolen/stripped?
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Unread 10-09-2008, 04:52 PM   #8
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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?
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Unread 10-09-2008, 05:09 PM   #9
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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.....




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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...

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Unread 10-16-2008, 02:28 PM   #10
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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....
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Unread 10-16-2008, 02:30 PM   #11
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Unread 10-16-2008, 03:39 PM   #12
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Unread 10-20-2008, 04:20 PM   #13
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Well, I got it put into the shop today:




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...
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Unread 10-20-2008, 04:26 PM   #14
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Man I would kill for a shop like that, 25 years working on trucks and I still gotta do it in the outdoors. Good luck with the build.
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Unread 10-24-2008, 06:26 PM   #15
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Well, I got a little more done yesterday.




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....
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