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    Project Supervised (meaning it will get finished)

    Well I must be crazy, but it's time to start things off on my (almost new) project.

    I'm going to call it project supervised (meaning it will get finished by next year, in honour of biohazards project unsupervised).

    The starting point of this build is all covered in this thread (http://www.jeepkings.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=88290) but it has now taken a new direction.

    I am really getting tired of:

    a) worrying about phoning my insurance company to put the truck back on the road when it's done.

    b) the high center of gravity caused by the 5+ inches of lift from my SOA on rebuilt packs


    So with that said, here are the plans:

    1) Ditch the V8 swap and go back to a 4L (maybe eventually a stroker).
    2) Ditch the SOA and go back to SUA
    3) Add a small body lift (1") to help with tummy tuck
    4) Keep the front d44 with high steer etc., get a 60 or 14B for the rear
    5) Modify the tub/fenders to fit 40's ala this JPmag build
    http://www.jpmagazine.com/projectbui...t_1/index.html

    The goal in the end is to have a stock motor, stock suspension jeep with some body work, new axles, and much larger tires (37-40).

    Stay tuned for progress over the weekend.

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    Glad this one's supervised

    Wheel with ya next year


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    Parts for sale (to fund the new stuff!)

    Mopar V8 (also mentioned in the thread is a TF727 and chrysler 9.25 rear axle)
    http://www.jeepkings.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=100939

    I will consider selling or trading my (5) 37x13x15 MTR's (tons of tread) but only for something bigger (in the 40" range, MTR's would be great).

    The front dana 44 with double ended high steer arms, tie rod, and drag link (ready for an soa yj could be made available depending on if someone has a dana 60 passenger drop front available.

    If you're interested in any of the above, let me know...

    Coles notes:

    mopar v8 for dana 60 (front or rear)
    dana 44 with high steer for front dana 60 (pass drop)
    5 x 37" MTR's for 40's

    That is all

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    ive got a pair of narrowed 60s, passenger drop ,could be sold several ways, lots of diffrent parts

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    I like the new direction...

    More sleeper than off-road battle wagon.

    I look forward to seeing the progress on this!

    If I was a Jeep, they'd have parted me out a LONG time ago.

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    High steer with SUA will give you zero up travel before the tie rod hits the frame. Have to go low steer with a drop pitman arm for the amount of lift you do have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickbuilt View Post
    High steer with SUA will give you zero up travel before the tie rod hits the frame. Have to go low steer with a drop pitman arm for the amount of lift you do have.
    If a frame notch is possible to help this I'm looking forward to seeing LC make some sparks fly here

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    good luck when i get home form FL i will have to step up the build i guess. or actually open the shop door!
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    I'm looking forward to this build. I love practical function over form shit like this.

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    Just to address the steering comment. From preliminary measurements it looks like flipping the high steer arms and running the tie rod and drag link from the underside of the high steer arm should run above the spring but far enough below the frame to not be a problem...otherwise i'll notch the frame.


    So finally got down to some business....front axle is out...and ran into my first problem...there is no provision in the cast on the short side of the diff to run sua.

    Potential solutions:

    Grind out the rib and truss accordingly

    Outboard the springs

    Notch the spring plate for the rib and get on with it
    Last edited by loosecannon; 12-17-2009 at 10:39 PM.

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    better to sacrifice some flex for some stability and less use of a sway bar.

    and look at the real estate on the tube just begging for a perch

    bumper mounted shackles and longer springs would make it a walk in the park

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    Interesting build.. I like it!
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    OK, so outboarding the springs won out.

    Here are a couple teaser pics (unground so you can critique my plasma and welding skills lol). I definately learned that I need some more lighting in my garage.

    Pretty self explanatory:





    I'll be sure to get a better camera for pics when it's done.

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    I should also mention that I didn't want the springs mounted on the front bumper (although some more front stretch would be nice) because i'm going to most likely be running 2 bumpers (small stock one with tow bar mounts for regular street use and HD one with stinger and rad hoop for wheelin).

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    OK, got to the garage for a couple hours today...result, passenger side outboard is done. Here are some better resolution pics.

    Just have to flip the centering bolt and ubolt it down!

    Rear Hanger


    Front Hanger


    Whole thing

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    You'll also notice that I left two pilot holes behind the spring mounting location on the rear hanger (in case I get the desire to go to longer springs in the future).

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    Nice build!! front end looks familiar. Good work
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