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Some of you already know I sold my Jk a couple months ago and have been getting another project in the works.
Currently sitting as a bone stock 97 40l jeep tj it will be getting a major transformation in the next few months. Plans so far are;
Full tube chassis
6.0l LS & 4l80 trans atlas t case
14 bolt custom front axle, 3 link
14 bolt rear axle, triangulated 4 link
Fox 14" 2.0 coilovers
Aiming to run 40's this summer with room to grow in the future.
The chassis, axles, steering and most of the suspension work is being done then shipped to me where I will do final assembly and install my drive train and complete the cooling, fuel, braking and interior components.
Major work will not start for another month or two as the chassis work will take some time.
Hoping to have this thing rolling around early summer 2016!!


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Right on! I'm really look forward to this! Big Grin

I "really" want to start an upgrade on my TJ but I'm worried that it'll stall out like most of my old projects... Big Grin

Good luck and let the pics & parts fly!
Yep, sounds sweet, keep us posted.
Thanks guys! Will try and update as things progress
Who's chassis are you using? what about steering? Full hydro? Big Grin
Liking the 6L and the 4l80 idea!
(01-03-2016, 12:48 PM)Mitch Wrote: [ -> ]Who's chassis are you using? what about steering? Full hydro?  Big Grin

Wide Open Designs is building the chassis along with all the suspension and steering work. They currently produce tube chassis for Cj/Yj but will prototyping one for use with my tj tub then producing more chassis in the future.
I'll be doing hydro assist with mechanical linkage as I'm aiming to keep this jeep "street legal" ish...
Right on! I was on there site in the past, but they only had CJ7 chassis at the time, but that's good... R U going to get the full deal, cage and all? Cause that will be swweeettt!

http://www.wideopendesign.com/Media/Imag...ndcage.jpg


How about your 14 bolts, who's building them bad boys? Big Grin
(01-05-2016, 07:04 PM)Mitch Wrote: [ -> ]Right on!  I was on there site in the past, but they only had CJ7 chassis at the time, but that's good...  R U going to get the full deal, cage and all?  Cause that will be swweeettt!  

http://www.wideopendesign.com/Media/Imag...ndcage.jpg


How about your 14 bolts, who's building them bad boys?  Big Grin

Yea they've only done yj and cj versions until now, mine will be the first one they build to suit a tj tub.
Their website doesn't have much info but a phone call gets you all kinds if info, Rocky and Adam are both extremely helpfull!
They're doing the full cage, suspension setup including control arms, steering and drive train mounts.
They are also building my axles, i got it all wrapped up into one package.
Well finally been able to get around to stripping the tj down, decided to go with a painless performance chassis wiring kit to simplify and clean up the wiring.
Interior is up next, still need to find my donor engine/ trans which I may have to change over to a 4l60 due to length issues with the 4l80...[attachment=335]
Been  while since I've posted updates but I've got the rear corners cut and test fit, trimmed the hood to highline the fenders and got all the flares tacked in place.
Also went with a painless waterproof body harness and modified all the factory wiring and switches I will be keeping, the LS and 4l60e should be here tomorrow then I can work on making the harnesses blend into each other where necessary.
I've got my new guages from speedhut which I'm super pleased with, they shod make for a clean install.
Lastly modified the heater assembly to make more space behind the dash and cleaned up the wiring, now will have defrost and foot vents only.[attachment=339][attachment=340][attachment=341][attachment=342][attachment=343]
Looking good! Where did you get the tubing? Every time I get some brought in it's all black and needs to be cleaned up a lot before welding and painting. Big Grin
(03-23-2016, 11:31 PM)Mitch Wrote: [ -> ]Looking good!  Where did you get the tubing?  Every time I get some brought in it's all black and needs to be cleaned up a lot before welding and painting.  Big Grin

Thanks! Most of the tubing came from a company called trail tubes, they sell kits with most of the bends already made saving alot of time! I just built the brackets, did some notching and trimming and added braces to strengthen them up
Looks good. Keep up the good work.
Well here's a sneak peek of my chassis as it currently sits, everything chassis wise is mocked up and tacked in place and they will be swapping a tub with complete interior onto my chassis today to finish mocking up the roll cage!! Only a week or two tI'll completion now!![attachment=345]
That's looking Awesome! Big Grin Are you going down to pick it up or having it shipped up?
Sweet!!!
Looks like a bouncer beside it eh?
(04-09-2016, 12:19 PM)Mitch Wrote: [ -> ]That's looking Awesome! Big Grin Are you going down to pick it up or having it shipped up?
I looked into shipping and it was going to run me $2500-3500 so I decided to go down and pick it up myself in a few weeks, work is slow and I've got hours banked from the winter so I'll just tie it in to a little vacation
(04-09-2016, 09:56 PM)Sheldon Wrote: [ -> ]Sweet!!!
Looks like a bouncer beside it eh?

Yea WOD chassis are primarily built as bouncers, and they do some amazing work!
They've only recently expanded into building chassis using full jeep bodies which I think will open them up to a whole new type of client!
Any updates! Big Grin
(06-02-2017, 04:45 PM)Mitch Wrote: [ -> ]Any updates!  Big Grin
I've been stupid busy with work lately and trying to get this thing done! It is running and just have a few things to tidy up next week when I get back from work in GP.
I'll post an update after the first drive next weekend