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183Beast 02-22-2011 08:09 PM

New Guy here
 
I picked this up! I've never owned a jeep before. It appears to be in great shape. No rust on the frame or floor boards. 92,000 miles. I plan on doing a SOA lift and some 33" tires. Nothing to crazy because It will be on the street more than the dirt. I actually live and work in Great Bend, but I am in Wichita quite often (I'm from Wichita) If anyone ever goes to ride trails let me know.

I picked up a 8.8 geared in 4.10 along with a cherokee front shaft to shorten when my SYE comes in. My biggest set back is waiting for a little more money, so I can finish ordering parts.

I just thought I would introduce myself! look forward to meeting you guys/gals sometime.
http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/8531/dsc01776lt.jpg

knnphillips 02-22-2011 08:11 PM

Nice looking ride don't forget to post pictures of your 8.8 swap and everything.

whiteyj 02-22-2011 08:11 PM

Welcome! Looks like a great starting point. Your setback will be a constant one if you let it for the life of your rig. Just Empty EVERY Pocket.:whistling::whistling::thumb:

JDsDream 02-22-2011 08:14 PM

Welcome To The Forum

Barrie 02-22-2011 08:17 PM

Welcome:wavey:

Mortalis5509 02-22-2011 08:18 PM

Welcome.

183Beast 03-30-2011 09:22 PM

Update for the people that like pictures.

Well,

I decided to do a SOA instead of a kit. It cost a lot to do it correctly, but money is made to spend, so screw it.

This is what I started with.
http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/8806/stockk.jpg
By motoman225 at 2011-03-30

Box of goodies I ordered in! Extended brake lines, drop pitman and a SYE kit. I will still need to order my shocks and a few other misc. parts.
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/254/boxofgoodies.jpg
By motoman225 at 2011-03-30

The 8.8 ready to go underneath for mock up!
http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/1346/88ready.jpg
By motoman225 at 2011-03-30

I got my 8.8 geared in 4.10. I have to wait until I get my slip yoke eliminator installed so I can set my pinion angle correctly before I weld the perches on, but its all mocked up for the most part.
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/315/underneathr.jpg
By motoman225 at 2011-03-30

Afterwards, huge amount of lift compared to stock.
http://img858.imageshack.us/img858/8194/after88soa.jpg
By motoman225 at 2011-03-30

yanked out the dana 30 and started to cut off the front perches, but they are a PITA so I ordered some new ones and stopped for the day.

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/3839/danayank.jpg
By motoman225 at 2011-03-30
http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/5996/frontendout.jpg
By motoman225 at 2011-03-30


After I finish this I am going to start working on bumpers, recovery gear, and herculiner the inside of the tub.


Overall, I would have done it again so far. I just need to get it finished.

RBatman 04-02-2011 12:26 PM

Welcome to the forum!! Nice build going on there, keep the pictures coming

cavediverjc 04-03-2011 08:55 AM

Looks like you've got a great foundation for your build. It's nice to still see solid YJs out there. We're kicking around the idea of doing a wheeling trip the end of April to Tuttle Creek ORV Park over by Randolph, KS if you're interested. It's a good ways from GB, but it'll be worth it. RBatman has a thread posted with the details here on the Kansas forum.

And keep the pics coming!! :thumb:

183Beast 04-03-2011 10:40 AM

I really want to go to Tuttle creek at the end of April. I need to get my gears ordered for up front before I would though. My front is still the 3.07, but I figured that this would give me a good reason to throw a locker up front at the same time.

183Beast 04-18-2011 09:08 PM

Update, Got this thing finished for the most part. Need to re-gear the front and put my locker in while im at it, but its drive able.

Finished putting the DANA 30 back in after welding my perches on.

http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/9500/img4704n.jpg



The only thing that I had to do after that was get my Slip Yoke Eliminator put in which wasn't bad for disassembling a transfer case. I used a double cardan drive shaft out of a cherokee and had it shortened. I didn't take any pictures of it though.

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6710/img4699q.jpg



http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/1420/img4702z.jpg



Finished picture with the hard top off.

http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/6236/img4707vu.jpg



The jeep rides good. I took it out and left it in two wheel drive and it did awesome with the LS rear. Can't wait to get the front geared with a lunch box locker in the front! Then i can hit up some hard trails.


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