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Old 12-25-2006, 08:35 PM   #1
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My buildup thread.

Alright. So where do I start?? How about the beginning with tons of pics??

I built my jeep up to what I thought I wanted it to be. It was ok. Looked killer. But just wasn't very safe. So this is what I had.



A reliable daily driver that was very comfortable to drive. This is 70 down the highway!



If you would like to read more about it you can here.

http://www.thedoubleduke.com/103.htm

So what happens when you don't like something?? You strip it and start completely over. So I ended up with this.



Almost everything I could take off that I didn't want to keep. GONE! Sold to the highest bidder.

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Old 12-25-2006, 08:42 PM   #2
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nice. keep it coming.

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Old 12-25-2006, 08:42 PM   #3
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Over the better part of 06 I started amassing parts. New 14 bolt rear axle. Picked up a completely bare Chevy Dana 60 front. Found a Dana 300 and a Chevy LT1 with 4L60E. Lots of new armor. Tons of stuff. To where I ended up with this...



I got sick of the multi color and could never be happy with it. So I sanded all the paint and primed it up.



Chose a Chevy color since I was going chevy everything else and ended up with this.

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Old 12-25-2006, 08:46 PM   #4
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I knew from the first day I drove my jeep home from the dealership that I wanted a big Chevy V8. The 4 cylinder was the heart of what started this project. This was a happy day! The day I pulled my 4 cylinder of power!!



This is what my LT1 looked like when I got it. Tons of wires everywhere and lots of cleanup needed.



After awhile I finally got the motor between the frame rails and sitting on her own.

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Old 12-25-2006, 08:53 PM   #5
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On to the most exciting part of my project I think I've met. I was so excited to get away from the Dana 30. I always feared the worst every time I wheeled with it. This was the happiest day so far in this project. Getting rid of the dreaded Dana 30!!



I had bought a Chevy Dana 60 housing for cheap that just had knuckles installed. I bought every last part I needed for the 60 and just got it back from the gear install. I'm running 5.13 gears and a full detroit locker. This is most of the passenger side stuff installed with full 35 spline inners and outers.



And this is my new dash for the motor swap. All Auto Meter gauges. I need to redo the vinyl as I'm not happy with it. It didn't quite stick in all the places.

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Old 12-25-2006, 08:54 PM   #6
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don't give up, boss..........your almost home.
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:59 PM   #7
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This is my new fuel cell. Holds 16 gallons. Race foam and sender with roll over vent.



I decided to install some new carpet to cover up the holes in the back. I got a good deal on the carpet and glued it down following the contour of the tub. I'm going up the sides as well to finish out the back. All my fuel line is completely installed. Now all I need is my steering stuff so I can plumb out the pump and I can fire up my motor
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This is my new fuel cell. Holds 16 gallons. Race foam and sender with roll over vent.
is that street legal?? i've been pondering this route for my build, but wasn't sure if it was legal or not.
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Old 12-25-2006, 09:12 PM   #9
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The only thing that makes it unworthy of the street, is if you go with full hydraulic steering. Eveything else is mute.
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Old 12-25-2006, 09:15 PM   #10
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The only thing that makes it unworthy of the street, is if you go with full hydraulic steering. Eveything else is mute.

Full Hydro is on my list. and from what I've read people are raving about the steering setup I'm going with. This won't be a daily driver. But I bet that doesn't stop me from driving it to the gas station or the grocery store. Or heaven forbid the mall

All of my fuel line is outside the tub along with the pump and filter. I only have to fill from inside the tub which is how I've been doing it for awhile.
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Old 12-25-2006, 09:20 PM   #11
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Full Hydro is on my list. and from what I've read people are raving about the steering setup I'm going with. This won't be a daily driver. But I bet that doesn't stop me from driving it to the gas station or the grocery store. Or heaven forbid the mall

All of my fuel line is outside the tub along with the pump and filter. I only have to fill from inside the tub which is how I've been doing it for awhile.
Now you are talking, I did the full hydro on my jeep, and I still drive it to the gas station, and the lube shop.........lol.......wtg.
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Old 12-25-2006, 09:34 PM   #12
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I'm going with Performance Off Road Steering Systems.

http://www.performanceoff-road.com/

It consists of a 2.5" bore 8" stroke Double ended ram. I should hopefully have it UPS tomorrow. I'm really excited to see all those parts. It will sit on top of the BTF truss kit.

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Old 12-25-2006, 09:41 PM   #13
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I am not familiar with that setup, but I am sure that you have done your homework, and that is awesome. Glad to see you doing such a bang up job. Really is looking good.
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Old 12-25-2006, 09:46 PM   #14
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This is similar to how the ram mount works. I will build my own tie rods out to the BTF hi steer arms.

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Old 12-25-2006, 10:03 PM   #15
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That really does look good. It should work great.
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And I thought my velcro grab handles were cool.

JK - Looking super good! It's really cool to see the madness uhhh...errrr...make that progress happen.
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Killer design. Nice to see someone doing it themselves and not tearing pages out of the catalogs. Keep progess posted. Your giving me ideas here.
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:00 AM   #18
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I'm headed out there today to finish assembly of my front Dana 60. I will take some more pictures along the way
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Old 12-26-2006, 07:25 PM   #19
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very nice buildup thread. keep us updated.
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:11 PM   #20
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Looking good Clifford. Looks like everythings being done right and the first time. Did you say earlier that you are going to be runnin 40's or 42's or something?
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He told me he would be sporting the 29's.
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:17 PM   #22
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Looking good Clifford. Looks like everythings being done right and the first time. Did you say earlier that you are going to be runnin 40's or 42's or something?
I want the 42" bias ply Iroks. Unless a good deal comes acrossed a good set of 44" TSLs. Although I have been eyeing some Maxxis but they only go up to 40s. Anything larger than a 40 will be fine with me. I need the clearance since I'm running the pig in the rear.
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Old 12-27-2006, 07:31 PM   #23
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Got most of my axle installed. Found out I ordered the wrong side brake bracket so I need to get a replacement somehow.




And I think this might just be the best freaking jeep part I have ever bought. This is the beef and extremely awesome! FULL HYDRO!!! Look at the ram!!





got beef??

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Old 12-27-2006, 07:34 PM   #24
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oh yea... you can also see the remote mount fan cooler I plan to use for my tranny
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:27 AM   #25
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I got quite a bit more finished up today. The motor cranks over with the key now. I had to call up Dana from lt1350.com cause his wiring diagrams on his website SUCK!!! After some swapped wires it was cranking over just fine! Tomorrow I am cleaning up the wiring and making everything look right.

Today I also got my other brake bracket. Installed the rest of my 60 parts and tossed it under the front. This is where I project the front axle sitting for awhile



Got my gauges all wired up and everything working properly.



And yes my jeep is extremely dirty. A whole year of neglect will do that to your dash

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pics no worky
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Lovin the ideas man... Jeep looking great. Keep going
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:25 AM   #28
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pics no worky
Must have been a hickup with my ISP cause they work now
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is it wrong that the pics from this thread turn me on?
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^ yes, yes it is.... and Mr.C, you must have wayy to much money on your hands... I'll take some if it will help ya out!

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