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Old 11-27-2013, 07:50 PM
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Got this small pile of crumbling iron oxide a while back and thought I could make a truck out of it.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:55 PM
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Shoulda called it "great expectations"...:}~~

Clamped some of it togther to get the idea...


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Old 11-27-2013, 08:05 PM
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This is the chassis I got. 71 DJ5 Jeep (mail jeep). Real short...82" wheel base. Got a transitional 232 Torque Command motor and a 727 Torqueflite with a Dana 44 rearend with 3.07 gears and lsd. I'm building a motor for this but staying with an inline 6. (250 Chevy/700r4). This Jeep motor only has 800 miles on a fresh rebuild along with the tranny which was done at the same time, so I'm going to use them for a while and build the chevy as I get to it.



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Old 11-27-2013, 08:07 PM
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:10 PM
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Stripped the motor and tranny out to stretch the frame.

And got the unwanted stuff off the frame too..
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:14 PM
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Cut the frame rails at the highest point in front and slid my AA rails up on the DJ5 frame.
Just mocked up for position.


This gives me enough room to go under with a cross spring and the front axle from a 53 F truck.


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Old 11-27-2013, 08:26 PM
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I think it will be sitting about as low as I can go with it out here where I live. The present placement on frame is 1" lower than it was on the DJ5. It had 14" wheels and tire height was only 24". The tires in the pix on the F front are 26"+. If I need it lower in back, it won't be much for stance. I can lower it 9/16" by removing two leaves in the rear. Going to stay with parallel leaf there. This thing is going to be as simple as possible in all respects. Simple drive train, simple wiring, simple...period! The body is so rough I can't possibly hurt it. Two different players have done some cutting already and even though I'm no body man, I think I can do better. I'm looking for solid, not necessarily smooth..heheh!
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:32 PM
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Thanks YBeNormal! Good to see a neighbor on here. Over near Paisley here.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:54 PM
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Looks good.
Those AA frames are really stout.
Great start.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:06 PM
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Thanks Torchie! Gotta check some more stuff out before I weld it up, but I think it's gonna work. Going with hairpins. Got the wishbones off the AA, but as of yet, I haven't seen a clean looking bracket to mount them to an F100 axle. I've seen plenty that look like they work but just not as clean a look as a batwing that can hook up hairpins. I'm conjatatin about it...
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