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    Project Nameless - 1 Ton JK Build

    So I wanted to upgrade my old YJ to something else and wanted to build something new to me. I purchase a 2001 TJ with a 4 ltr and an auto transmission. The plan for this jeep was to put a 5.3 Vortec into it and 1 tonnes under it this winter.

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    I fixed up the jeep so that I had a good starting base and something that I could drive topless around in during the summer. At some point I decided this jeep was just too nice to cut up and decided to try and sell it.

    While it was up for sale, I purchased another jeep from the forum

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    It was a 2.5, 5 Speed, with 4.10's
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    So, a little bit of history on this project I’ve been gathering parts since Feb 2012. And I had decided that I wanted to go with a Dana 60 / 14 bolt and turn to kijiji to find one. So, I was looking on kijiji for a 14 Bolt rear end and called Ryan who had one. We got talking a bit and told him I was looking for a Dana 60. He said, "Yea, I have one from a Ford F-250 1978 that I would be willing to sell you.

    We talked a bit and came up with the price for the Dana 60 and the 14 bolt. I was pretty happy with the deal. The best part is I didn’t need to drive out to the middle of nowhere to get it, it was just down the street in Oshawa.


    Front Axle
    - 1979 HP Ford Dana 60
    - 5.13 Gears
    - Zip Locker
    - Solid Diff. Cover
    - Upgraded 9/16 wheel Studs

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    Rear Axle
    - 1982 GM 14 Bolt
    - 5.13 Gears
    - Arb Locker
    - Upgraded Diff. Cover
    - Replaced Studs with Dorman 610-194 (9/16's)
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    Cool. I might suggest going right to 538's the highest/lowest ratio those axles will allow. Judging by the pics you were stating what your plans were not what was done correct?


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    14 Bolt

    I started working on the 14 bolt first and just tearing it down. It was a bitch getting the drums off, and had to cut the backing plates to get them to release.

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    I did manage to get both drums off, and it took me a few days.
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    Yea,

    I already had the gears done with the 5.13's so it's kinda late Wish I started this thread back in Feb 2012 as I have so much to put in and find it difficult to get the time line right now.

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    Dana 60

    Here's some pictures of the Dana 60 with the stock 4.10's. I had a hell of a time getting the kingpin's out and
    cut a grove into them as seen on pirate4x4.com

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    So this week I was able to find time to install a 1" Daystar Body Lift that I picked up at RockSpyder4x4 the week before. I only had a single body bolt that took 4 hours to get out, the one directly below the passenger door.

    While I was installing the body lift I took some time to paint the mirror hings and door handles as they had pitted and rusted pretty badly. I used Flat black Tremclad Professional Rust Enamel that works very well.

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    So tonight I decided that I might as well take a look at the windshield frame as the windshield was cracked all to hell. I also had to take apart the wiper assembly and replace it so that my wipers would work.

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    I unbolt the windshield frame and folded it down to see what kind of rust damage I would be dealing with before I had a new windshield installed. And to my surprise the the frame is near perfect, just have a bit of touch up to do and I am good to go.

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    Tomorrow I will be replacing all the brake lines and fixing the font swap bar.

    Anyways here's a side shot with the body lift, you will also noticed I took a torch to the lower fender flare. Nice and black now.
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    Subscribed... What do you plan on putting behind the V8 for tranny and transfercase?

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    I am going to be using a 4L60E for the auto tranny, and a 241C with a 231J back half until I can afford an Atlas II.

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    So, got some time out in the garage today and was going to replace the brake lines. But, I decided to start playing with the blow torch and the black fender flares.

    If you are interested in trying this your self ensure that you clean the fenders before you take the blow torch to them. I used some rubbing compound to clean them up.

    They don't look bad

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    Brake Lines

    So, while I was out playing with the torch today. I managed to get the front brake lines off and bend up some new lines. The other lines where so bad that I could use a pair of side cutters and just clip them off

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    Both front lines drying

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    Tomorrow I hope to get the front lines installed, and the rear line bent up, painted and installed.
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    So, I got a picture text today from Jim at RockSpyder4x4 about my 14 Bolt. I skipped out of work at 3pm and headed over to see what was completed. And took some quick pictures.

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    Here's the hunk of metal that was removed.
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    Some more shots of the inside welding and outside.
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    While I was their we noticed that the copper ARB line was crushed in shipping by the weight of the carrier. The only real issue with this was now I need to call the US company and see about getting a replacement and driving to the boarder to pick it up. I would much rather said "Jim, looks like you've got an issue ". I think this is going to be more of a pain in the ass and any saving are now going to be lost. Jim the funny guy that he is, said "Well, I would have given you the same price. You didn't ask" Lesson learned.

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    Action shot
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    Ring Gear Clearance

    Here's what the ring gear clearance looks like.

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    The other issue we ran into was the yoke was F***ED and the u-joint would slide back and forth. Glad Jim noticed this.

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    Project Nameless - 1 Ton TJ Build

    WFO makes a nice U-bolt style yoke for the 14B it's 1350 joint. Nice product and reasonably priced. Good company to deal with. I know lots of guys running the strap style with no breakage but why not have a little more piece of mind with the good stuff. Less chance of the U-bolts stretching IMO.


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    Here's a picture of the 14 bolt on the milling machine. Jim needs a better cell phone camera.

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    TMR Black Friday - 15 % off !

    So,

    I hit the TMR website on Friday last week and picked up my 3 link kit, front towers for my ORI's and got 15% off. Today I went and picked up all my goodies.

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    The best part was Mike & Tim loaded everything into my car for me.

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    The Black Friday sale on TMR's website was the best discount they have ever offered !!! Wish I had some more $$$

    Going to start building the Front 60 this weekend.

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    Is it finnished or are you parting it out LOL hows it going?

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    Well,

    What has happened was I wasn't happy with the lighting in the garage so I added some more lights and this has taken a bit longer than I hoped. I still haven't picked up the 14 bolt from Jim as I am enjoying the FREE winter storage.

    The other thing is I am not happy with the current frame as I found a few holes at the very back. So, I am considering getting a new RUST FREE TJ frame.

    Delays, delays, delays...

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    Re: Project Nameless - 1 Ton TJ Build

    Well if you are going with a clean frame nows the time.
    2010 JK Unlimited Sahara, rubi axles, 35" duratracs, OME lift: Written off, RIP.
    2006 LJ Rubicon Lots of stuff from TMR installed by CT Motorsports (see profile if you want to know) project once more with feeling
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    Hey he said it not me.
    There Must have been a time when we could have said no.

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    Namesless - 1 Ton JK Build !!

    Wow, so much time has passed since I started this threaded, and I have changed my mind about 14 times (15 bolt was the final decision) . I was going to build a TJ with HP Dana 60 Front, 14 Bold Rear, ORI Struts in all four corners, long arms but decided against it.

    Jeeper52 asked if I was going to part it out as it was taking so long. And at one point I also most considered parting it out and just keeping a mild jeep for the weekends.

    The good news is I am not parting the project out, I have decided to get Jim over at RockSpyder4x4 build the project for me. The decision to use a 2002 TJ has been dropped in favor of a 2007 - 4 Door JK. I purchased a 2007 jeep Rubicon in Dec of 2013 and was driving it around all winter.

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    The 4 Door JK is getting the HP Dana 60 in the front, and the 14 Bolt (shaved) that Jim built last year. The Dana 60 has a Zip Locker and the 14 Bolt has a ARB in it.

    What else is going into the JK ? Well here is a pallet of parts that was picked up on Friday.

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