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PostSubject: No name family jeep built for the kid   Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:15 am

Well we will start with a short history of everything and then get on to the plans. The jeep has been in the family since day one. dad fell in love with it the first day he saw it and soon after my mom and dad had a brand new jeep back in 1986. Itr remained stock all the way up until i got my hands on it. at which time i did my first mods i did a brush guard and a rear lock box for safe storage.



Hopefully those work. that is the box my engine and my transmission. ill try to get one of the bumper soon

Plans for the jeep include 1ton rear axle, dana 60 or dana 44 front (have not decided yet). SBC 350 bored to 355 with a lunati towing cam. SM 465 transmission and NP 231 transfer case (or NP 242. depends if the guys wants to trade straight up) Lift will be stock springs on top of the axles this time a a one inch body lift. I will also be building my own full cage just have to design it first lol.

this will be a VERY slow build. but i just ordered some parts from Cut Throat 4x4 since i have some money and when they arive i will start all of the fun of tearing into the rear 14 bolt

{edit} I am building this for me (im the kid) im the youngest in the family so think i deserve the jeep Smile logic works right? BTW im 17 and doing this on a budget that includes gas for the jeep going to school every day and work 2-3 times a week. so it will progress as i get money. I am also the maintenance guy for someone's house (hes 45+ and works 50 hours a week plus is a swim coach. used to be my swim coach) so that pays when i get out there and do work.


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PostSubject: Re: No name family jeep built for the kid   Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:35 pm

I need opinion. What locker would you guys suggest for a front dana 44/60? i need it to be select able because i will be DD the jeep. I was looking at ARB but did not know if anyone else had any suggestions. Ox also looks like a good locker but im not sold on any of them. someone sell me one lol.
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PostSubject: Re: No name family jeep built for the kid   Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:13 pm

If funds allow I would Most Definitely go with the ARB. For reliability and select ability that is the way to go. Im Sure Rob will agree
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PostSubject: Re: No name family jeep built for the kid   Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:31 pm

Alright cool. That's what i figured. Ill get the ARB at least for the front for the first part of the build. Do it once. Do it right. Thanks for the input. I think i might try to get that 14 bolt out today. should be fun
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PostSubject: Re: No name family jeep built for the kid   Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:05 am

Well i didnt get the 14 bolt out of the truck this weekend. i got busy helping friends. And today i took a sport Vance and Hines exhaust off of a GS500E motorcycle and "modified" it to fit my KLR250. the bikes definantly got alot more pep in it's step. not just because it's loud but because it no longer has a hard miss at 5-6K under heavy load.

decemeber 3rd is the day i will start riding that everywhere when im not snow wheeling. so 80 MPG will definantly save me money that i can spend on jeep parts.
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PostSubject: Re: No name family jeep built for the kid   Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:05 pm

When you get a chance HighYJ, could you move this to the build thread section with your one ton YJ build?
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PostSubject: Re: No name family jeep built for the kid   Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:45 pm

Thank you High YJ for the move. I also got my axle mounts in the mail today (well i found them inside in the mail pile don't know how long my mom was hiding it) I would just like to say those plates are beefy as hell. Also those things are heavy. Really really heavy. And those bolts are big. like massive. I like them. I will take pictures when i get the camera working again. And ill take one of the dif cover to. When that arrives. But packaging was nice and riding. somehow they managed to crush the package but that's not your fault. Also everything is accurately cut and bent. So far i love it.
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PostSubject: Re: No name family jeep built for the kid   Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:10 am

Got the dif cover in today Smile it's pretty. although i need to get a dip stick for my 14 bolt so i can actually fill it.
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PostSubject: Re: No name family jeep built for the kid   Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:09 pm

I'm glad you like all the parts ! This is how you fill a 14 bolt
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PostSubject: Re: No name family jeep built for the kid   Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:05 pm

I feel like an idiot for having forgotten that.
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PostSubject: Re: No name family jeep built for the kid   Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:05 pm

So some stuff went down today and well the RR shock mount broke off of the frame. Probably happened last time i took it offroad. i went into something to deep and bottomed out on my hitch and let the axle to full droop. In good news i fully paid off my 14 bolt Very Happy. but i still need a front axle. Im going to go with a 60 or a dana 44. whichever comes first at this point. Both can be had for pretty similar prices around here. so whichever i find first goes under the jeep. I have decided instead of dealing with the stop computer on a theoreticaly modded engine ill just get a mega squirt II and use that for as much as i can.
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PostSubject: Re: No name family jeep built for the kid   Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:43 pm

Any more progress ?
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PostSubject: Re: No name family jeep built for the kid   Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:29 pm

Not really. got a second job to pay for some things. still need to save up for the jeep but it's looking like 2 grand is the get it going amount and another grand of two for the other stuff i want. only have 300 saved right now... dad also took it off the road and put the plates on a car that doesnt run to try to motivate me to fix it.. so three people with two vehicles... but i did take the cherokee out for a spin in some buckingham mud. did everything trucks on 36" TSL's would do on 28" tires lol.

I need a winch for the wrangler. Hopefully I can come down and visit some time. There are some more things i meant to say but i cannot remember.
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PostSubject: Re: No name family jeep built for the kid   Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:17 am

Well good news guys. I took an aptitude test for spacial reasoning and pattern recognition. And scored in the 97th percentile. I get the official paper copy of my results tomorow and ill post up a pic of it. Hopefully this will help me get scholarships at NADC.
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PostSubject: Re: No name family jeep built for the kid   Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:25 am

I think at this stage everyone is no longer making progression except for Jared he seems to be doing well by the looks of his pictures. Myself, i dont have an indoor gayrage to work in and i would prefer not to combat the cold at all but have done some small things that and working 2 jobs, and going to class 3 nights a week until 10 and getting over a cold has really been holding me back. congrats on your test thing.
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PostSubject: Took way to long to get this up   Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:24 am



That is the test results for the aptitude test i took.

I am heading down to Nashville, TN on friday to visit NADC and take a scholarship test. Wish me luck!
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PostSubject: Re: No name family jeep built for the kid   Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:27 pm

Well all kinds of fun has been happening. I got into NADC and now im on to making a scholarship portfolio in hopes of getting a full ride.

I also traded my 14bolt and goodies for it for front and rear dodge 44's front is a disconnect but i will just run a cable to it so i can disconnect the front. I ended up going to this because it is cheaper and will hopefully allow me to get my jeep to a point where i can drive it to NADC when i go. soon i will start tear down on the axles to clean them up and get ready for welding just need to get a transfer case so i can start to figure out where my pinion on the rear needs to point. W

When setting up the front axle should i care more about the alignement or where the pinion point when i set the front spring perchs? I it is camber that can be adjusted by moving the perch's (that is if i am remembering right)

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PostSubject: Re: No name family jeep built for the kid   Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:37 pm

nice
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PostSubject: Re: No name family jeep built for the kid   Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:38 pm

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