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Dream Jeep Built from ground up

#1 User is offline   sgt1022 

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 06:48 AM

I am posing a question to all jeepers. If you could build a dream jeep from the ground up (including chassis fab) what would you put in it? (i.e. suspension, axles, engine/trans., accesories, etc) :scratch: this would be a multi-purpose vehicle. Essentially a compromise of the best of all worlds, mud, rocks, DD, adventure.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 09:48 AM

I'll start by saying that I would secure an LJ or the new 4dr JK chassis (I'm going under the assumption that you stated multi purpose), inline 6 stroker, NV4500, 4 speed atlas to start off. I'll think of the rest of the stuff later. :grin:
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Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:47 PM

not a bad start jim... but I would go common rail Cummings! axels 60s...
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Posted 10 August 2011 - 04:18 PM

lj or 4dr jk w/ a healthy LSx, portals, hilines, on 38's
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 12:00 AM

nice start. i like these ideas. lets try to remember functionality, reliabiltiy, and an average persons budget.

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 07:15 AM

Great take off fellows! :2thumup:


View Postjbydesign, on 10 August 2011 - 02:47 PM, said:

not a bad start jim... but I would go common rail Cummings! axels 60s...

I like the cummings but for an everyday as the original topic stated I'm not sure. Let's just say that I would not turn it away and would have to put up with the War Dept for a while until she gets use to it. :grin:

View PostLostJ, on 10 August 2011 - 04:18 PM, said:

lj or 4dr jk w/ a healthy LSx, portals, hilines, on 38's

Ahhh, Portals, what a nice dream. :2thumup:
I think you can now get D60s with Portal ends which might actually be better for parts. I would entertain 40s on the tires and no higher.

View Postsgt1022, on 11 August 2011 - 12:00 AM, said:

nice start. i like these ideas. lets try to remember functionality, reliabiltiy, and an average persons budget.

The way this is going as an all around Dream Jeep you might have to start another topic.
"Average Budget Dream Jeep" :lol:


Regarding the Dream Body, it would have to be custom made with a TJ or Willys grill. Has to have round headlights. :ya:

Now we all have to think about suspension, extras, electrical, etc. :banghead2:
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 08:42 AM

Square headlights too ! :1thumb:
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:05 AM

i would start with a scrambler body with an AMC b8 dana 60 front and rear sitting on 38s full roll cage harness seats snorkel dul exost flat fenders linex inside and out shamrock camo inside black and orrage orenge trim and lettering waterproof camras backup can and above the axles so i can see the obstetrical ac a nice sterro a cb full light bar fog lights on the bumpers and rear bumper with gas cans not sure what els right now

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:02 AM

I like the idea of 60's shaved for more clearance. I just looked at Portals for 60's $6500 a set. not affordable.
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Posted 13 August 2011 - 05:57 AM

Keep the ideas comin. I like the 40's. What gears traction aids? recovery? safety? accesories?

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 03:55 AM

Ok, this is what I think. LJ chassis and body, 60's front and rear with 40" LTB's, high line fenders, lined tub, full cage, LS motor, 4L80 with an atlas, ARB's front and rear.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:57 PM

Why wouldn't y'all just build a CJ-7 with a fuel injected 401, Built and locked HP dana 44 front with flat tops, Built and locked HP 44 rear too, T-18A, Dana 300 with a terra-lo kit. ?? About 4-5 inches of suspension lift, 35" rubber is big enough. (don't forget a good winch too)

You'd have a Fantastic Jeep that you could drive daily, do trails all day long, AND wouldn't break the bank.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:17 PM

CJ8, B4T eng, unimog portals (cable operated lockers, converted to D60 discs), coil over suspension w/ axles pushed to the ends of the chassis. Full cage, ricaro seats, stereo w/ usb port, LED lights, including headlights, a/c. 40's, snow camo, 2 winches, (more wenches.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:17 AM

mine is a simple wrangler jk with bit of modification on some features specially the sounds.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:29 AM

not a bad start :thumbsup:

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