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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-03-2008, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Well, finally got a new project to start on. Only thing is, I don't know if I'm gonna build this for me to keep or build then sell it.

Here's what I got to work with, '94 Kick 16v auto

Basic plan as of right now,
Freshen motor and tranny
YJs all around/extend wheelbase F&R
Prolly run on 36 Iroks with some trimming of sheetmetal---low is the way to go
Then I have options in both the axle and t-case departments

Axles: I have 2 sets of Yotas, a set of D44s from a scout, set of full-width 44s, a D44 front and a D60 rear that were cut down to fit under a '72 bronco.

T-cases: Dunno whether to gear stock case & do SYE, Kicker to zuk case with some 6.5s, or adapt to a D300 with 4to1 & twinsticks.

If I keep it I'd do the D44 & D60, 36s, D300 and pound the poo-poo out of it.
If I sell it, I'm thinkin more along the Yotas, used 33s, and gear the stock case.


Any input would be appreciated, I'm ready to get started!!!


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aww man, i hate that your going to build that, its exactly what ive been looking for. my 2door is going to be WAY to small in about 6 weeks.

what do you mean **if you keep it**? axles im sure you'll get different opinions, id probably go with the toys but id drive it on the street as well as the trail. up here where i am, full width axles will cause problems hanging out from under the body. as for the t/c, personally, id probably just stick the d300 behind the factory kick t/c. if you're going to lengthen the wheel base, you should have plenty of room in there.

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you had said that you were looking for a rig. so unless you have one - this would do it. build it your way, then wheel the snot out of it. and when you get bored - then sell it.

my .02 cents

keep us posted and take pics. heck let me know if you need any help (not sure how much i can help but im a great -go do this- kinda guy)

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Sweeeet rig to build. I would love to build a four door. Just working on my wifes sammi now. Did a bunch of work today on it, ripping the front sammi axle out and lining up the toyota.

Building a two door tracker to, but cant seem to line up a good deal on the four doors.

I would like to read and see more of your build up. Im beat now, but i will post pictures of the sammi in a few days.
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Yeah, I been looking for stuff for quite a while. Ever since I started posting on Craigslist I've gotten a ton of replies. Spent the last few weekends going around and buying up everything I could (at least what I could get a deal on). I've actually had more e-mails from people wanting to BUY vehicles from me, that's why I said I don't know if I want to keep this one or sell it and do another. I can build it for less than $2K, then turn around and sell it for $4K and put that money towards another build.

If I keep it, it will be driven almost daily, just like my old zuk was and of course get my signature blue camo paint job. Learning from my old zuk build, I want my next one to be solid and reliable. That's why I chose the 44 & 60, 300, & leaves. That way I know I can drive it to the trail and make it home. I don't have all my buddies up here to help me out of the woods so I want as close to bulletproof as I can get.

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heck let me know if you need any help
Can always use help, especially if you got torches or a welder I have neither here.

O well, I still dunno. Part of me wants to sell it and make some change, part of me wants to keep it. I guess it depends on if I run across any more vehicles before I get started on this one. I'm gonna do all the mechanical stuff before I start on the lift so that will give me more time to think.

I've got all the stuff needed so far except for the YJ springs----anyone got a line on some of those????


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Can always use help, especially if you got torches or a welder I have neither here.
sorry, i got neither.


you make a good point about doubling your money, i would hate to - but i think build + sell is a financially responsible way to go....but whom of us are fin. responsible?

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so is it as nice as it looks in the 1 pic? ive been looking for a 4door for a while. currently have a 2door rag top 5speed truck we drive everyday. got a baby on the way and its going to be too small very soon. how good is it mechanically now?
yup, i probably got a set of yj springs here. got a 225 arc welder your welcome to borrow. got some rods, but their old and have probably absorbed some moisture. torches, i have a set, but their out of oxy. if you buy the oxy for it, you're welcome to borrow them too, all i ask is that you dont keep them for a month. if i can help ya out, holler at me. if you need a hand wrenchin, whisper at me, ill check with the wife and see how she feels.
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Billy Bob,
Yes it is pretty nice, the pass. rear quarter has a dent by the gas filler though. As far as mechanical, the motor burns a little oil he told me. I've already replaced the fuel pump. The trans however only goes into reverse when cold, all forward gears work fine. I'm figuring do a re-ring on the motor and check the tranny out--I can get a new one for $100 if needed. After I get all the mechanicals worked out, I'm gonna drive over to a friends house so we can do the suspension work in his garage.


Mule,

It's gonna be pretty easy to do if I keep stumbling across deals like this. I may have a truckload of zuks coming in this weekend, I'll keep ya posted.

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