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#1 User is offline   Rollbar 

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Posted 20 July 2003 - 08:31 PM

I am in the planning of an old rusted out 79'CJ7 that I can get for $250.00
I-6, 258; Amc20; D-30; stick.

I want to stretch it, & put some Big axles under it. I'm thinking about going w/ the 1 1/2 or 2 1/2 ton axles.

This will be a project Jeep. :wacko:

Any comments? :gossip:

What is your OPINION on the axles issue or any listed above etc? :2thumup:

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Posted 20 July 2003 - 09:25 PM

rollbar, what size tire are you planning to run? :jump:

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Posted 20 July 2003 - 09:50 PM

Mud Crawler,

Minimum 44's :2thumup:
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  Posted 21 July 2003 - 08:06 AM

Rollbar,

What will you be doing with it?
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Posted 21 July 2003 - 08:39 AM

Mainly just a toy & some light to moderate muddin, or whatever may come my way @ the time. You know how it goes once your behind the drivers seat. :2thumup:

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  Posted 21 July 2003 - 09:41 AM

Rollbar,

Sound like a fun toy. :2thumup: I could be wrong, don't you think a 1 ton should be able to hold those 44s with some light to moderate mudding? :gossip:

D60s full widths can usually be found for cheap at the junkers. Don't cut them down to avoid the custom issue. Get yourself some spares while at the junkers really cheap incase you break once in a blue moon.
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Posted 21 July 2003 - 10:01 AM

Ya, I guess your right Jim, Iwas just thinking BIG if you know what I mean.

Well on second thought if I did stick w/ the D-60's then I could use it on the street alittle more often w/ out all the hastle of parking etc.

Thanks, just trying to figure out what's up.
You know the saying men & toy's etc. :wacko:

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P.S. My wife just told me that she heard of a J-10 w/a Quadra-Trac in it @ the junk yard, complete! maybe somebody got rid of it & didn't know what they had.
I'm going to check it out. :2thumup:

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Posted 21 July 2003 - 04:53 PM

How about some :gossip: "rockwells" :wacko: well maybe not. I was thinking D70 rear and D60 front with those big 35 spline axles. Once the axles, wheels and tires are worked out then its SOA with 4" springs and some sawsall action. V8 power, auto tranny and a gear driven transfer case. Sounds like fun. :jump:

I wish my wife knew what a J10 was, or even better, good deals at the junk yard! :2thumup:

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Posted 21 July 2003 - 07:21 PM

Well i checked out the J-10 & it was garbage.
So I called the guy back w/ the 79' CJ7 & he sold it to me. :jump: :lroll: :gossip:

It's a rust bucked but so what. I'm going to use it for PLAY only! :jump: :jump: :2thumup: & keep my other 79' sweet. She can still have the 86'.

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I like the Rockwells :wacko: Hum..... :drive:
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Posted 21 July 2003 - 07:41 PM

wow 2.5 ton rockwells would be pretty cool... utterly oversized :2thumup: but cool!

1 ton axles will hold 44's if you treat them right and mod them a little. consider you can get a GM 14 bolt for 100 bucks or a D60 FF for a little more - whilst personally ive never seen a dump truck axle at a junkyard, perhaps im in the wrong yards?
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  Posted 21 July 2003 - 07:43 PM

Rollbar,

If you manage to find the D60s do make sure that they are 35 splines in the rear and in front. I forgot the year but there were some made with 30 spline. You also want to D70 the front outers (35 spline), otherwise you will wind up with 35 inner and 30 outers... I've seen these go, especially if you are going to play moderately with the 44" tires.

Rockwells will be sweet but I don't know if you will be able to find them, especially at a good price.

It just amazes me that by the time we get done, our drivetrains are worth a heck of a lot more than our bodies & frames. :2thumup:
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Posted 22 July 2003 - 07:25 PM

How about MOGS? :2thumup:
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Posted 22 July 2003 - 08:26 PM

spoken like a PBB'er :sneak: MOGS, MOGS, MOGS!
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Posted 22 July 2003 - 09:13 PM

Thanks all,

Ya Jim, Maybe we need to look @ our frames alittle closer. I do understand.

But like they say, Men & boy's & the price of their toy's. :wacko:

41 & not even grown up yet, I love it. :sneak: :sneak: :jump: :jump: :2thumup:

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 09:47 AM

Rollbar, check out the monster Jeeps in this article check this out there are some sweeeet rigs pictured here. :tongue1: This ought to give you an idea or two or three :behind:

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  Posted 04 August 2003 - 10:16 AM

Mudcrawler,

Nice looking rigs, wow! Lot's of money and a big wallet, the equipment that I see on some of this pics are serious.

Hey Rollbar, this should give you a great idea of what your rig will look like with the big meats under them.
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Posted 04 August 2003 - 04:51 PM

I'm with you Jim :behind: , all those rigs command big bucks. The fabrication of those rigs is like a work of art. Looking at the axles, stretched wheel bases, steering, suspension.........the list goes on forever, makes someones rig with a 4" lift and a little bumpsteer seem trivial. :jump:. They inspire anyone to break out the torch :tongue1: .

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 07:33 PM

That's what I'm talkin about. :tongue1:

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P.S. Thanks guy's :lroll:
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Posted 04 August 2003 - 09:34 PM

Rollbar

Just to jump in on this. I am all about big jeeps, however you said your $250 cj was a rust bucket. That usually means the frame has issues as well. Not to mention that cj frames are not the best when they were new. Strongly consider beefing up the frame, no matter what axles you run with 44's.

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Posted 06 August 2003 - 09:52 PM

hey , so what is the diffrence between these 35 spline d60s that jim said to go with as compred to a 30 spline d60?.........is it anything to be conserned with if no rock crawling is in the future and biggest tire to be say a 39?...... what kind of a diffrence is there?...reason being i found a cheap d60, 5 on 5 1.2 pattern, but its the 30 spline...is it that big of a deal?...

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