grendel

Nason's finest

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I seem to have a habit of picking up people's projects. Newton's YJ was parted out and we reassembled it, like the 6 Million Dollar man... better and slower??? Newton's Finest was born.

I bought Steve's CJ7 frame and YJ tub and built a CJ7 for my wife for her birthday...  and the Best Of CJ7 was born.

Well, I really like driving a simple Jeep.  I find the AW4 is really nice.

2 years ago (I think)  I bought the axles and springs that were intended for Pete's Jeep... about a month ago, I bought the frame and body. Added a windshield and roll cage from  Paul D. See where this is going?

 We sllung the D44 front under, along with the D60 rear... going into the spare parts pile,  I found an all aluminum 5.3L L33 (also found here on NEOW), a 4L60E (also found on NEOW) and a D300 (no idea where that came from)... I plan to do a ubolt flip in the back, with Ford ubolts shortly. The rear with the plate on the bottom is temporary.

We're building Nason's Finest now...although it will wear a CJ grill, hood and tail gate.  I guess this will be a build thread, too.

 

 

And in typical fashion, a welder is the best Jeep wrench ever.

 

 

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Oh and this will be hugger orange, like my first YJ and my wife's current Jeep that was originally Steves.  Same armor and dash configuration too. Her's got an AW4 with a Desjardin's shifter. This will get that 4L60E with one too. Both shift on the column via TCM and also have a manual override mode with a converter lock up switch.

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That's going to be a great project. Friend of mine is just finishing the touches on his build. Hand built the frame, D44s front and rear, Dodge 5.2, aluminum body and a bunch of other stuff. Had it powder coated a Mopar orange color.

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Why the w o r d f i l t e r

 

Why does that correct to boxer briefs? Holy heck.

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I guess?

 

One of my Jeeps does have HELP! on the inside of the hood though...

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Filter: wait till he buys something to wash his dishes.

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you do some really nice work, mr. jacotte.

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Where do you go to get it painted?  Need to do something for my CJ project as well.

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27 minutes ago, sjsst41 said:

Where do you go to get it painted?  Need to do something for my CJ project as well.

We're painting them now.

 

and thanks guys.

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So, Jeeping-less-1974 came over yesterday to play with my front end...

Added a lock right to the front and demonstrated the galled spindle on the passenger side... so I ordered a new one off eBay. Also figured out the ARB D44 covers I bought from somewhere ( seriously, can't remember)  were ground and don't cover the entirety of a lube locker gasket.

Before and after his visit, I got to play with the grinder and 2.5lb BFH and walla, the motor mounts fell off. It also looks like this was a 4 cyl frame at one point.

I also didn't like the way the steering hit the springs before, so I bought some thinner high steer arms, with the TRE taper on the bottom to stay out of the frame, but off the springs... and cut the arms off the Ford knuckles.

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