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    Meatloafs build up thread

    Over the weekend Kyle (meatloaf), Chris(98XJchris), and Matt(Krod), and myself went to Kyles house to work on his "new" jeep. I wont go into detail of whats going on (ill leave that up to Kyle) but he is basically rebuilding the whole damn thing.

    This past weekend we got the tub bedlined and got some other parts ready to paint........ but first we had to try and kill the good ole 2.5L in his old Jeep..... but it just would not die...... videos 5, 6, and 7 are the best here http://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u.../Kyles%20Jeep/

    ohh and thanks again for the great food Kyle..... slobbins had me pratically running up to my dorm today so i could have some one on one time with the water closet if u know what i mean.....
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    Its coming along slowly but surely. here's a run down of what I'm doing:

    4.7L stroker
    nv3550
    D300

    New D44 front out of a waggy(pass drop). 4.88's, high steer, OX Locker.

    Re-using the D44 rear, 4.88's and already OX'd

    Starting with a rust free body and frame. custom shock hoops and cross memebers. track bar

    if money doesn't run out, I'm gonna put a custom cage in it and some seats.

    should turn out pretty sweet.


    -Kyle

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    Quote Originally Posted by meatloaf View Post

    ...and some seats.


    Nahh those are optional! LOL

    Its a sweet build kyle. LMK the next time you're wrenching and I'll do my best to be there if I'm not in PGH working on my frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krod View Post
    Its a sweet build kyle. LMK the next time you're wrenching and I'll do my best to be there if I'm not in PGH working on my frame.
    I'll just use a 5 gallon bucket

    i'll pretty much be there every weekend till its done.


    everyone else is welcome to come up too. free(good) food and beer. and a place to sleep.

    -Kyle

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    good luck with the build. are you trying to get it done before the snow flies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphDogg View Post
    good luck with the build. are you trying to get it done before the snow flies?
    hell no. haha. there's no way that will happen. shooting for spring break. hoping to make a raush creek run then.


    -Kyle

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    started out with something like this:



    some cheap rinoliner:



    Primer:



    the finished product:







    JOOP


    Quail man!


    i think it turned out good, for being my first paint job

    -Kyle
    Last edited by meatloaf; 09-24-2007 at 01:50 PM.

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    Looks good kyle! Sorry I couldnt make it down this weekend to help.

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    Nice work! Keep us updated!
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    no problem chris, we were a little under-maned this weekend, but we got her done.

    thanks to all that helped. would have taken me forever to do this by myself.

    more updates will be coming soon. gonna go for a parts run the 6th of Oct.

    -Kyle

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    Looks like it will be a nice build
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrecker View Post
    Why is his underwear on the ouside of his pants? Oh never mind.
    haha. that's my buddy Ben at the after party

    -Kyle

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    so when do you start bolting stuff together? this is the easy part now, reassembly
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    looks good man, i should have stopped, i was in oil city yesterday

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    i've gotta get the frame done, then it'll be ready to bolt stuff together. plus i gotta get parts. but yea it should start coming togething in about a month.

    oats: call me up man, i'm always home on the weekend working on the heep.


    -Kyle

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    Some more progress the last couple weeks.

    I hate those damn nuts inside the frame. so I welded some tubing in where the steering box bolts to the frame(so I can put a bolt all the way through the frame)



    made these shackle mounts up at work:



    I moved the shackle mount back 1/2". this was done to help with shackle inversion.
    Mock up:
    Bad shackle angle:

    Try again....still not right:


    perfect:


    Aproximate angle when spring is flat:


    all welded up:



    replacing the rear cross memeber.
    torched the stock one out:


    I'm an animal with the torch


    cut the notch for the x-memeber with a cut off wheel




    the cross member itself. a piece of 2x4 3/16" thick.


    welded some tubing in for the bolts that hold the bumper on.


    All finished. sorry, the frame is upsidedown.





    Got my pistons this week. Gonna start mocking up the engine next weekend hopefully. also weld the shock mounts and rear shackle mounts on next week.

    -Kyle

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    coming together nicely... i dig the rear cross member... that's an awesome idea... hmmm i wonder if i can do that to the tj with the body still on...
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    Yeah stock cross members BLOW!!! Way too thin, and dont support much weight at all... Scary if you ask me.
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    only problem with the cross member I did is the body mounts are gone(no way to mount them). but on my old Jeep they were rusted away anyway and didn't have a problem with them.

    I also got my crank yesterday(thanks Pat!). Hopefully be mocking up the engine next sat to check deck/piston clearence.

    -Kyle

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    Its been since october since I last posted, so I'll give you guys some updates. Got the engine and body on. checked the electrical system this past weekend. everything looks good to start the engine in the next couple weeks. well, here are some pics:

    Engine build:




    engine in, body on:



    ben humping my engine


    axles on:



    hole in the floor for the D300 shifter:

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    Pass side spring perch(PITA)


    temporary electric fan outa my nova, until i can get one that better fits the ratiator.


    glove box I made:



    where it sits now:

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    Looking good, are you gonna gear the 300 down or run it stock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peccavi18 View Post
    Looking good, are you gonna gear the 300 down or run it stock?
    nope, keeping it stock for now. gonna see how it is with the stock gearing, then in the future if i have the money might throw a 4:1 in there.

    -Kyle

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