||01-05-2008 12:58 PM
ok for starters my frame on my 91 is bad. I intend on getting a good frame having it cleaned sanded painted and then ryno coating it. I am hearing the 4cy and 6 cyl ones are different is this true? mine is a 4 cyl. I also was thinking considering the work thats going to havto be done now might not be a bad time to swap in a nice set of axles. I have a set of 1 ton axles that has 4:10 gears already in them out of a 79 chevy i have. I was wondering if i could swap these under my jeep? I know they are a little longer but by my measurements only by 3 or 4 inches in total so maybe 1.5 or i think at most 2 inches per side so not so bad. Is what im concerned with is spring/shock hookup (i figure shock and spring mounts would havta be moved of course) but mostly driveshaft hookup especially the front (i looked and i think the stock yj front pumpkin is more on drivrs side and the chevy is more pass side so i think it wont work verry well) If i do get these axles under the jeep can i use the chevy drivetrain axles, tranny, transfer case, motor swap to make this work? i realize new driveshafts would have to be made to do this. I have this truck witch has a sweet cab/ body but no motor and was thinking to use what i can on my jeep and then selling the cab/body to help fund this. I also have myself a nice set of mickey thompson chrome 16x10 rims to fit these axles. so what do you guys think? I am halfway seriously considering this. the downside is while this gets done im w/o a vehicle and kinda low on $ at the moment. as far as the motor goes a have a chevy 454 thats in need of a rebuild i have sitting in the garage i have most of the stuff to do the rebuild just need the pistons,rods,bearings and gasket kit. most v8 swaps i hear of in jeeps are small blocks will a big block not work? i could put in a small block until the 454 gets completed just wondering if all this is possable or just wishfull thinking. I really think this isnt going to work for one reason or another but if it can work even if i havta wait a bit to get it done this way i might consider it rather then fixing up the chevy or selling it as whole i have had numerous offers for this truck and i cant see letting it sit for much longer.