Re: How to build a new old Jeep?
Hey George...what part of Texas are ya from?
Most of your parts even on your pre 76 can be bought new (if you wanna spend enough $$)
4WDrive Hardware is always a good source for parts. You can buy new dash, new gauges, soft tops, seats, headers, body mounts, motor mounts, hubs, body parts, tranny and t-case parts etc. for your pre 76 jeep there. Even new wiring harnesses if you get the itch to replace that 25 year old wiring. I've never received an inferior part from them.
As for EVERYTHING new, I think it could be done if you wanted to spend the money. Lets just make a list for grins.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
New tub: we decided to go for a good rust free donor tub/parts jeep so I don't know the best source for that, but I know they are availble. check
New Frames: Matkins and others make 'em for a price so that available. check
New Drivetrain: Brand new axles from Currie or Dynatrac are available with all sorts of otions such as discs, gear options, lockers. check
New Engine: factory crate motors are available from Chevy, Ford, Chrysler or custom built is and option. check
New tranny: CJ5: WC t-5 from 4WDH/ NV4500 if its going in a CJ7. check
New Transm.: Advance Adapters Atlas II. check
New driveshafts: Six States, Tom Woods, others. check
New clutch/pressure plate: Hayes, Centerforce, Ludke. check
New bell housing : AA, Lakewood. check
New radiator: Modine and others. check
New Windshield frame: 4WDH and others. check
New cage: custom built of course or Smittybuilt kit. check
New Gas tank: same. check
New springs: Superlift, Skyjacker, Big Dicks, Trailmaster, Rancho etc have 'em, but why not go coil on this fantasy jeep...Warn, Pro-Comp. check
New bumpers: Bulletproof or Hansen (?) if money's no object. check
New swing out carrier: Bulletproof again. check
New winch: Warn HS9500i. check
New guages: Autometer or VDO gauges. check
New seats: Bestop and Steel Horse. check
New console: Tuffy or Bestop. check
New softtop: Besttop or Kayline. check
New steering shaft: Borgeson or Flaming River. check
New steering box & pump: AGR. check
New wheels: everywhere. check
New tires: everywhere. check
Misc.( plug wires, plugs, hoses, oil, fluids, etc).: Local Napa or other parts house.
Well thats everything I can think of... what did I leave out? Somebody add all of that up and see what this baby's gonna retail for on the showroom floor. I'm pretty sure i'll keep scavanging parts whenever possible.