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Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Patrick, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Mar 17, 2020
    Chuck

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    54 from the first page of this thread back in 09

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    54 from last summer (not the same 54)
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  2. Mar 17, 2020
    Buildflycrash

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    On the "last summer" jeep, Is that a YJ spring conversion? What did you use for the front shock tower extensions? Did you do anything to the rear shocks?
     
  3. Mar 17, 2020
    Chuck

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    Alcan spring conversion
    Used a 80s CJ shock mount with 1 3/4" round tube extension and stud.
    Stock position on the rear using quarter elliptic springs.
     
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  4. Mar 17, 2020
    ojgrsoi

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  5. Mar 25, 2020
    tomasinator

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    '53 CJ3B. It doesn't have the original engine. According to the engine serial decoder lookup page, the engine is a 1976 231 odd-fire. It has a T90 transmission and 5.38 axles and no overdrive. At 45 mph, everything sounds like it's about to fly apart. When my wife and I go for a ride, we practically need aircraft headsets to talk to each other.
     
  6. Mar 26, 2020
    Beach66Bum

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    Beautiful! Not having overdrive with 4.88’s even sounds like it’s about to fly apart, but 5.38’s! :shock:
     
  7. Mar 28, 2020
    DoubleBit

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    I had an hurricane four with 5.38s and an overdrive, stock willys mb tires and suspension. It was just barely able to make enough power to unwind to a top speed of about 55mph. Puts a grin on my face recalling all the mechanical noise and shifting! Never bothered me a bit.
     
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  8. Mar 29, 2020
    Buildflycrash

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    Towed her about an hour up to the trails. Liked the A/C, radio, conversation W wife on the way. Had a real nice ride around the woods. Been really dry so couldn’t find any puddles big enough to get stuck in so the new winch remains untested.
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  9. Apr 1, 2020
    Norcal69

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    Taking in some pollen yesterday.....

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  10. Apr 5, 2020 at 1:50 AM
    Norcal69

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    This was a dumb idea.... that’s a pig in the ditch.....
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  11. Apr 5, 2020 at 11:14 AM
    OldAdobe

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    First drive, big smile.
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