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Old 06-22-2012, 08:57 PM   #1591
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Man I dunno I hate to put a deadline on my work for fear something will suffer. But I am going to take it to Indy with me in September
I understand that. With this kind of project you can't put a deadline before the kind of hard work, and high quality care and attention to detail that you have been performing all along. September sounds nice, it feels like years since you started this thing an I had this vision of how I imagined it as you described it, and seeing how it's come out is better than even my imagination had it! Hahaha. Truly beautiful man. I don't think their is going to be another out there to match it when it comes down to the nitty gritty details.

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I understand that. With this kind of project you can't put a deadline before the kind of hard work, and high quality care and attention to detail that you have been performing all along. September sounds nice, it feels like years since you started this thing an I had this vision of how I imagined it as you described it, and seeing how it's come out is better than even my imagination had it! Hahaha. Truly beautiful man. I don't think their is going to be another out there to match it when it comes down to the nitty gritty details.
Definitely one of a kind.

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So you have inspired me to start and build my Jeep Wrangler so I have some questions.


Where did you get the leaf springs?


I plan on building the jeep for the woods but need it to drive there and get back home.


I am going to build this on a budget.


I will be in the mud/woods 90% of the time.


My plan is to start with an YJ body and frame.


As for the running gear I would like some suggestions.


I would like to do an SOA with the leaf spring lift?


Has for shocks and steering I donít know, so any suggestions would be nice.


Tire Size is going to be 38-40Ē maybe 44" like Super Swampers.


Motor is going to be a small block Ford or Chevy mated to automatic transmission but has for the transfer case I donít know would like some suggestions.


I am going to be building this from my wheelchair so anything that I should pre plan out let me know.


Thanks again and great looking ride man!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:42 PM   #1594
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So you have inspired me to start and build my Jeep Wrangler so I have some questions.


Where did you get the leaf springs?


I plan on building the jeep for the woods but need it to drive there and get back home.


I am going to build this on a budget.


I will be in the mud/woods 90% of the time.


My plan is to start with an YJ body and frame.


As for the running gear I would like some suggestions.


I would like to do an SOA with the leaf spring lift?


Has for shocks and steering I donít know, so any suggestions would be nice.


Tire Size is going to be 38-40Ē maybe 44" like Super Swampers.


Motor is going to be a small block Ford or Chevy mated to automatic transmission but has for the transfer case I donít know would like some suggestions.


I am going to be building this from my wheelchair so anything that I should pre plan out let me know.


Thanks again and great looking ride man!!!!!!!!
I bought the leaf springs from polyperformance.com

Running a 44" tire has alot of challenges. First, most 1 ton axles wont put up with them with any kind of power and being locked. You will have to beef them up with alloy shafts at the least. Personally, if I was gonna do a project like yours, I would look at rockwells. For the money, they are as strong as it gets. Instead of leafs I would run airshocks or coil springs and build a link suspension. In fact check out Nicks build on here

Rockwells and 4 Wheel Steering Build

You can get disc brake kits for them now so they are more streetable. Just to give you an idea of a cost comparison, you can get a set of rockwells for less than 1500 bucks, versus a 79 Ford Dana 60 axle for the same money. With rocks you can run any motor/tranny combo you can think of, but I would stick with a gear drive transfer case like a 205 (both ford and gm have them)

I really admire your drive in taking on a project of this size given your situation If I can help you in any way, dont hesitate to ask

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I am going to be building this from my wheelchair so anything that I should pre plan out let me know.
I am not sure how much your wheelchair limits the work you're able to do in the garage but I bought this last year at SEMA. Might help.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:41 AM   #1596
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I am not sure how much your wheelchair limits the work you're able to do in the garage but I bought this last year at SEMA. Might help.
I have one of those that is simlar thanks for the idea I also have a dogbone roller that i use when i need to get under the truck or jeep thanks again...
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I bought the leaf springs from polyperformance.com

Running a 44" tire has alot of challenges. First, most 1 ton axles wont put up with them with any kind of power and being locked. You will have to beef them up with alloy shafts at the least. Personally, if I was gonna do a project like yours, I would look at rockwells. For the money, they are as strong as it gets. Instead of leafs I would run airshocks or coil springs and build a link suspension. In fact check out Nicks build on here

Rockwells and 4 Wheel Steering Build

You can get disc brake kits for them now so they are more streetable. Just to give you an idea of a cost comparison, you can get a set of rockwells for less than 1500 bucks, versus a 79 Ford Dana 60 axle for the same money. With rocks you can run any motor/tranny combo you can think of, but I would stick with a gear drive transfer case like a 205 (both ford and gm have them)

I really admire your drive in taking on a project of this size given your situation If I can help you in any way, dont hesitate to ask

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Thanks for the insight what if i ran the 38 to 40 and maybe a dana 44 front and rear.

please understand that the budget is small and tight..
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I wouldnt try it, but you know how you drive. I have broken a D44 front with 35's so I guess its all in what kinda luck you have. I guess what you need first are the tires, then you can decide what everything else needs to be. After all, they will determine how much lift and how much power you will need
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I have one of those that is simlar thanks for the idea I also have a dogbone roller that i use when i need to get under the truck or jeep thanks again...
I have the dogbone roller too.
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Running that big a tire on 44's are going to cost alot in replacement parts. I had a TJ with a 4 cyl and alloy axles in a rear 44 with 33's I ran on most of the trails in the south east including Tellico. It was balanced but still broke fixable parts. I sold it and kid that bought it put 36's on it and started snapping parts left and right. I have been following this build and owner refers this as a light trail rig......with one ton axle on it,lol. This is what I would build for heavier trails but then I don't generally drive with alot of throttle. My next build I plan on 44/60 combo on 35's and being in a wheelchair myself my biggest obstical is getting in and out by myself. Most others I read about have help of some kind.
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I wouldnt try it, but you know how you drive. I have broken a D44 front with 35's so I guess its all in what kinda luck you have. I guess what you need first are the tires, then you can decide what everything else needs to be. After all, they will determine how much lift and how much power you will need
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Well I have been busy parting out a jeep, working on the house, and trying to get ahead on some bills. I plan on ordering some parts next week
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I was sitting in the shop tonight making a list of stuff I need to get still and am pondering having paul stripe my tailgate because it doesnt flow. I really like we filled all the holes for the spare tire and 3rd brake light wiring but something looks out of place. But, I keep thinking the spare tire will cover it.

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Put the spare up and take another picture.
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Ummmm, I guess I first need to build a bumper to hold it unless ya'll wanna come over and hold it up for a pic
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i think it should be like court duty... instead of a rear tire carrier bolt a seat on the back and every non-supporting member on WF has to spend a week sitting in the chair holding the spare. nice incentive to join...
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i think it should be like court duty... instead of a rear tire carrier bolt a seat on the back and every non-supporting member on WF has to spend a week sitting in the chair holding the spare. nice incentive to join...

so you got the first week?
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Ummmm, I guess I first need to build a bumper to hold it unless ya'll wanna come over and hold it up for a pic
Ill hold that tire up there for ya like atlas, I can be there in an hour.
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i think it should be like court duty... instead of a rear tire carrier bolt a seat on the back and every non-supporting member on WF has to spend a week sitting in the chair holding the spare. nice incentive to join...
Real incentive not to tailgate,
perhaps you're on to something there...

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so you got the first week?
ill take the first month or so... id love to be on the maiden voyage

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perhaps you're on to something there...

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If your going to use a spare, make or have made a cover with an eagle on it to kinda go with the GE theme. If you do anything to the gate itself you will hate to cover it.
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looking good man. i wouldnt worry about painting behind the spare tire. the rearend looks like it needs some attention though
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so you got the first week?
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Ill hold that tire up there for ya like atlas, I can be there in an hour.
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ill take the first month or so... id love to be on the maiden voyage
I wish everyone that's followed me through this journey could be here as well.

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If your going to use a spare, make or have made a cover with an eagle on it to kinda go with the GE theme. If you do anything to the gate itself you will hate to cover it.
I thought about that, but I think I will like it just as well with that gold wheel blinging out back

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looking good man. i wouldnt worry about painting behind the spare tire. the rearend looks like it needs some attention though
Yeah yeah I know, I keep telling Jessie that it will be one of the last things, if not the very last thing I do.
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When will it be ready? If school hasn't started I'll tow mine up there and go wheeling for the maiden voyage
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My deadline is september but I believe it will be august. I'm gonna have to put some miles on it before it sees any trails. Josh and I talked tonight about the get together we have been toying around with so I will keep everyone posted. Might have a trail ride at Washita that weekend as well.
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i would honestly get some friends together, get our jeeps on trailers and come up and wheel with you in this. ive been on this thread following so it would complete it to wheel with it.lol your doing a great job man
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I was sitting in the shop tonight making a list of stuff I need to get still and am pondering having paul stripe my tailgate because it doesnt flow. I really like we filled all the holes for the spare tire and 3rd brake light wiring but something looks out of place. But, I keep thinking the spare tire will cover it.
I vote stripe it, life is in the details. Besides, the tire will still swing out won't it?
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