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1948 Jeep Willys

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Tacomagirl64, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Mar 23, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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    steve o 77

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    205k+ miles, 265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    x2, drop a 350 SBC in it. Simple swap, the wiring for my rx7 took me 30 minutes to have it up and running. I also agree on the TH350 auto and 205 t-case, cheap and easy to find.
     
  2. Mar 23, 2013 at 9:38 PM
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    Tacomagirl64

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    I will do! Thanks
     
  3. Mar 25, 2013 at 6:08 PM
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    My wife had a '79 CJ-5 Jeep Renegade, a 304 V-8 was standard... along with a 3 speed manual tranny... Now drives a Toyota.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2013 at 6:42 PM
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    Lol, I will never give up on the toyota, just thought it would be cool to build one of these jeeps. My tacoma comes first though lol
     
  5. Mar 28, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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    Well keep us posted! My daughter is a Sarah too, and lives in Tucson and drives a 4WD Ranger... Great country Arizona!
     
  6. Mar 28, 2013 at 12:37 AM
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  7. Mar 28, 2013 at 12:40 AM
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    Good name lol! You need to get her into a Tacoma! I will keep this thread updated as much as possible. Looking at having it in my garage either this weekend or next. My friend has to get the time off work to trailer it down from up north for me so I am being as patient as I can be.

    In the mean time, my thoughts for the build are:

    2.5" lift - new leaves
    35" Iroks
    Dana 44 axles front and rear
    Full roll cage
    New motor - Possible 350
    Corbeau Moab seats
    A little body work and a lot of LED lights :D
     
  8. Mar 28, 2013 at 12:43 AM
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    I am looking to purchase some wheels for this things as well. I was thinking about just starting out with the Procomp steelies and then deciding later on whether or not to go with some beadlock wheels. I am still undecided at the moment. Any thoughts?

    Also, I am thinking about going with either a black and red theme or black and blue. Body all black and then either a red or blue powder coated cage. Still unsure, but I am open to some suggestions
     
  9. Dec 25, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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  10. Dec 26, 2013 at 4:56 AM
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    Due to holidays and hectic work schedule not much has been done, but there will be a lot of improvements and work starting in January!
     
  11. Dec 26, 2013 at 5:17 AM
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    I had one , several years ago.

    It had a Chevy V8, installed when I got it, a good professional job. But the original transmission, was retained. It had an adapter plate to mount the V8, and it worked really well.

    But: And that is a big BUT: The V8 overpowered the stock transmission; not so much the original front and rear differentials. The transmission was definitely a weak point.

    If I were to do it today, I would use a complete newer style driveline, maybe even the frame, which was not up to today's standards.

    Find a newer, 4x4 with the same wheelbase, or close to it; and mount the old body. You will not regret doing this. Especially, after you break the original driveline a few times.

    oldracer
     
  12. Dec 26, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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    Hey thanks for the information! I will have to look into it more. I was just going to box the frame but your way might be way better. :)
     
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