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Old 07-04-2011, 12:13 PM   #91
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Verrrrrrrrrrry understandable... well you are doing a fantastice job!

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Old 07-05-2011, 08:54 AM   #92
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:06 AM   #93
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Awesome!

Is it just me, or is that engine block waaaaaaaayyyy back there?
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:18 AM   #94
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Yes and no....It looks alot further back because none of the accessories are on it which add 8.5 inches, and the grill isnt on it yet, which sits back about 6 inches from the front of the frame. So if ya do the math it should be about a foot difference inbeween them. The electric fan I am using is 6 inches deep and the radiator will be 2.5. Sooo, that should net me around 1-2 inches between the engine and fan providing my drunkle math was right lol
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:35 PM   #95
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youve got incredible skills lol (bowing now)
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:02 AM   #96
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:39 AM   #97
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Yes and no....It looks alot further back because none of the accessories are on it which add 8.5 inches, and the grill isnt on it yet, which sits back about 6 inches from the front of the frame. So if ya do the math it should be about a foot difference inbeween them. The electric fan I am using is 6 inches deep and the radiator will be 2.5. Sooo, that should net me around 1-2 inches between the engine and fan providing my drunkle math was right lol
I considered both of those things, but it still seemed really far back. You can't argue with math though. You're doing nice work, and I look forward to seeing the finished Jeep.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:00 PM   #98
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When you and Dempsey comming over for a beer? lol

I want it back as far as I can so I gain clearance for the elec fan as well as keep the shifter in the cab Rear shaft is gonna be at least 2 feet long so it wont be an issue
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hmmm why did the dana 60 center soo easily for you and not for me lol
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:17 PM   #100
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:47 AM   #101
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hmmm why did the dana 60 center soo easily for you and not for me lol
Prolly cause that's a 79 Dana 60....the 77-79 ones are only 1/2 inch pin width wider than a 30 front
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:28 AM   #102
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daaaaamn whats up with the ford? lol what size lift / tires? looks awsome from the little i can see lol! (and im a chevy guy )
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:33 AM   #103
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LOL you have no idea how many compliments I get from chevy guys lol

I did that about 13 years ago, it has a coil sprung 60 front and 70 rear, 19.5 inches of lift/44 boggers
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:41 AM   #104
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When you and Dempsey comming over for a beer? lol
Oh, we'll make it over there sometime or another.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:49 PM   #105
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So the 77-79 ford dana 60 is almost a bolt in swap as far as getting it hung on the springs? Did you just widen the pin holes a bit more?
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Looking good. Are you going to have to get creative when you add your steering shaft? Looks a little tight with those sweet headers...
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So the 77-79 ford dana 60 is almost a bolt in swap as far as getting it hung on the springs? Did you just widen the pin holes a bit more?
Narrowed them yes....took 1/4 inch towards the inside of the holes. Once it comes apart for paint I will weld up the old ones.

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Looking good. Are you going to have to get creative when you add your steering shaft? Looks a little tight with those sweet headers...
Yeah maybe, I took the sector shaft off so I could get them in there (had to delete the charcoal canister too lol). It wont be a big deal as I had to do the same thing on my 79 truck
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:50 AM   #109
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Well I got the motor squared right to left and front to back this weekend and made a temporary motor mount. Now I am going to source some bushings today so I can get on the mounts. I also set the CJ grill up so I could see how it all lined up. My parts list over the last few weeks include the headers and body mounts, so that puts my total so far in this project at 1300.00


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Old 07-11-2011, 09:26 PM   #110
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:33 PM   #111
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Oh and kudos on the ford as I'm a Chevy guy too!
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:08 AM   #113
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Worked a bit more on the motor mounts last night but I kept getting calls so I didnt get alot done.



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Old 07-13-2011, 03:55 PM   #114
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Nice looking project and nice welds too.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:49 PM   #115
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Yeah those are some pretty looking tigs. That is from a tig right?

I'm ok with a mig but I've never attempted tig. It's a true art. It looks so much damn cleaner. Nice.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:01 AM   #116
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Actually that is a MIG, I only TIG aluminum
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:27 PM   #117
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where did you aquire the knowledge to do this, i must ask?
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:33 PM   #118
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Im learning as I go lol.....no, you mean to be able to put it together?
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:06 PM   #119
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yeah... i have trouble remembering where my screws and such go...
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:11 PM   #120
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Ahhh lol.....well I have an electronics background, not mechanics. I had a soldering iron at age 5 and was fixing mic elements for police cars with my grandpa. My dad has always been into cars so I was drawn to them as well. I've just always been an outside the box person and yearn to have something that no one else has...therefore to achieve that I had to learn to make it myself. After years of shutting myself up in the shop I developed the skills that work for me. Everyone has their own way of remembering where which bolt goes etc but for me it was parting out over 20+ Jeeps in the last 3 years. The metal work is just something I liked and was able to pick up quickly

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