|05-18-2009 05:07 AM|
Alright guys ,
Well I decided to just put the V6 back in for now and enjoy the truck while I gather all my V8 swap parts and while I build the 350 up. So now I have it ALL back toghther and drove it around the block for the first time. It pretty much steers like poop and the handeling is terriable ,but the ride is nice and smooth.
The weight of the blazer with just a V6 in it really drooped the YJ springs as seen in the picture below.
Here is some pics of the steering set up, ZJ pitman , YJ drag link
Just for fun an outside of the garage picture, it is pretty close to hitting the garage door and I still need bigger tires haha
Let me know what you think...
|04-05-2009 01:29 PM|
|87YJWrangler||Hey i dont like gm but an engine is an engine and Im a grease monkey so yeah|
|04-05-2009 02:36 AM|
Alright guys not much has changed except I have all the brake lines ran and removed the ABS garbage.
One thing I have to get is that I hacked off the shock mounts on my d35 and I need something back on there for my shocks to hook to, anyone know of a web site or company that sells this ?
|04-05-2009 02:26 AM|
I thought you don't like touching GM stuff ha ha
You GM hater you
|04-04-2009 05:21 PM|
|87YJWrangler||If you want some help with that motor I know enough on what to do if nothin else Ill be a second set of hands|
|03-28-2009 04:23 PM|
|Dana Strong||^^ alright ,thanks and will do sometime|
|03-27-2009 07:49 PM|
|87YJWrangler||Yo dude if your ever in my town just drop by you can take a look at what ever you need to its sittin in my driveway|
|03-27-2009 01:56 AM|
Have my ZJ pitman arm on ..........finally
|02-26-2009 01:35 PM|
|cherokee980||I just love build threads!|
|02-26-2009 01:27 PM|
|87YJWrangler||Damn that thing sits high|
|02-26-2009 04:44 AM|
350 getting ready to be built up for it
|02-25-2009 12:03 PM|
|02-25-2009 04:51 AM|
Can someone measure their unlifted yj rear shocks for me ? Just measure from bolt mount to bolt mount.
p.s. there are many updates and progress, if you guys are intrested I'll post up some pics, well once I replace the crap battery in my digi camera
Thanks again and talk to ya later
|01-14-2009 09:39 AM|
do i get a prize?
|01-14-2009 08:23 AM|
|jpdocdave||ya, take the body lift out.|
|01-14-2009 04:58 AM|
Well here she is sitting on all fours and some how I got it to turn out pretty level.
I think I'm gonna add a leaf in the rear so that it will balance out more when the rig gets an engine. Thats about it for now. I will be adding shocks to it soon and still looking for the right high steer bracket and drag link.
Sorry also the tires on the rear in the pic are 31's so I think I'm gonna take the body lift out and just run 33's ???
|01-14-2009 04:44 AM|
|Dana Strong||Thank you ty95yj !!|
|01-13-2009 11:42 PM|
it looks beautiful man
|01-06-2009 05:52 AM|
That is one bad azz jeep !
I love the mix of Jeep and Chevy parts
|01-06-2009 05:50 AM|
I'm from Northfeild, you should stop by some time if ya want.
|01-05-2009 08:08 PM|
Click on link and scroll to the bottom of the page.
|01-05-2009 07:48 PM|
|jpdocdave||i think he had a northstar|
|01-05-2009 07:15 PM|
|01-05-2009 03:47 PM|
|87YJWrangler||Where you from? I see minnesota but thats it. How far from Owatonna?|
|01-05-2009 04:51 AM|
Alright just for fun and to show that I'm not slacking too much a few pics.
Remeber the D35 is just gonna go in so I have something to sit on and so I can keep building till I find an 8.8" with 4:10 and traction-lok.
thats all for now
|01-04-2009 08:24 PM|
Yeah your close by, So when ya gonna come over and help me work on this thing
Talk to ya guys later on, Chuck
|01-04-2009 08:21 PM|
That would be great man, I would really appreciate it !
|01-04-2009 06:02 PM|
|01-04-2009 02:29 PM|
|jpdocdave||my angle finder is at work, and i won't be there till tuesday, if you don't get it by then let me know so i can check. i forget off hand what it is.|
|01-04-2009 06:01 AM|
I have to come around here more often, Thanks for the intrest everyone.
I do have a favor to ask thou.. Does anyone have an angle finder and if so could you check your front pinon angle for me? I beleve it is supposed to be at 6* and that it ends up with just a little bit of positive caster...
I have the rear D35 going in today as well I will post pics of that progress later today. I just wanna double check my front and rear pinon angles before I go welding the perches to the dang axle tubes.
I have also decided to swap out the D35 later down the road in favor of the 8.8 explorer rear, just because from what I've read it is a much better rear end.
On the front axle I am going to stay with the D30 and will being converting it to a one peice shaft and adding lockouts. Also I will be upgrading the U joints as well.
I guess that does it for now, Later Chuck
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