Just a quick update the guy that I bought my tube bender off of is dropping off my million feet of tube that came with it, tomorrow night. Also just put my order in for my tube notcher threw tmrcustoms.com. So I should be able to have the frame done no later then 15 june. then it is suspention time. :)
Ok So I am finally back home from traning in the states. And i am on summer vacation so I should be able to get this thing to the point were it is almost a roller. I have been able to get some stuff done. Anyway on with the pictures.
So I started to take apart the gauges and fab my own. This is the template. the only thing tho is that the drill press I have is pretty small and trying to cut a 2 1/4 hole is not possible. So I need to take it in to work and use the drill press there.
And here is the rest of the gauge cluster.
Here is the bottom of the truck so I can work on the boat sides.
And then here is some videos just showing the motor mounts and the back half of the frame.
Back of the truck.
I think I am going to video my progress from now on. Its alot easier.
Anyway let me know what you guys think.
I could set you up with my sister inlaw, she can suck start a leaf blower,but she looks like something youd see in a fish tank.
Ok... So I am almost at the part of the build were I can rest it on a set of axles. As of right now I have none. But i am going to run Dana 60's period. i am not going to run Rockwells, or any other combination of axles. But I am having a bit of a moral delema... well more like my wallet is having a dellema. The Cheap side of me is saying bight the bullet and pay the $1500-2000 for a set of matching D60's. But I sat down last night at around midnight because I could not sleep and did a rough list of what I would need.
Rebuild kit $250-300 Per axle
Spool for rear $300
Breaks Front $300 min
Breaks Rear $300 min 5.88 Gears $300 x2
Total $4250-4500 Roughly
On top of that I am not sure if I am going to run Coilovers, Air Shocks, or ORI Struts.
Coilovers roughly $500 Per corner $2000
Air Shocks $300 Per corner $1200
ORI Struts $500 Per corner $2000
there is a guy on the local forum who is looking at parting out his Jeep. But this is what he is asking
- Front HP 60
Shortened, 4.88 gears Eaton Elocker, dual piston brakes, Dually hubs, NWFab high steer arms, stainless steel lines
Brand new Warn Prem lockouts, setup for 3 link and NWFab high steer arms for hydro assist or full hydro $3000
- Rear HD Dodge D60
4.88 gears, Spool, trussed setup for 4link, Disc brake conversion with Chevy calipers and Eldorado calipers(extra) $1500
I would build it if you have the time. There is the possibility of finding better deals if you build it to save money, but if you buy all that stuff then your out all that money.
Good point. But were I am in Canada it is going to be very expensive for shipping and then trying to find someone out here who will install a locker is near impossible. P had a hard enough time finding someone to install a spool in to a 3rd member for a buddy of mine.