Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Palmyra, WI
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Re: My project is looking like a JEEP !!
Thanks guys, tonight I got the drivers seat bolted in...that was it for the night, just sat in it in the garage, looked through the windshield frame, and finished my Leinie's (Thats Lienenkugels for those of you too far away from the upper mid-west[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]).
Yes Jon, the frame is from Advanced Frame Works in Montanna. There have been a few quirks working with it but nothing near the problems I figured I'd have. All of the holes are there AND tapped for the correct size threads for whatever bolts on.
Sounds good Larry, pick the spot and I'll meet you there! (thanks again for the grille[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img])
As far as tires go, I've measured and should have plenty of clearance for 33's (2.5" springs, 1/2" shackles, 1" body lift) but with the stock 258 and 3.31 gears I just didn't think I'd have enough grunt to turn them well. I'm puttin' 31 X 10.50 BFG Mud T/A's on it. If I can find a pair of widetrack axles that have like 3:73's or better for a decent price, I may swap them in and put the 33's on. I am not going to put gears/axle shafts/lockers in the AMC 20/ Dana 30's just to have them not be enough axle when I eventually do a V8 conversion.
1983 CJ-7 Laredo, The body is on the frame now!!!