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Gambler68 02-07-2009 11:13 AM

The Old Girl is coming along.. (2010 Update!)
 




Fitted the front clip parts for the first time. I think it looks pretty mean. Some trimming is certainly needed when mating M715 fenders to other civi parts but nothing major. Those are 30x9.50s on the front, and man they look tiny. Planned is 33x12.50s on a chero WT front diff. Should fill it out a wee bit better. What I *want* to do is put the HD44 8lug front I have and a matching 4.10 geared D60 in the rear, and run 35s but not there yet monetarily wise.

The truck is sporting a one off Tadworks 2" steel body lift. The frame and drivetrain is 68 J3000, cab and thriftside bed (not shown) are 65 J300 vintage, rear diff is a truck D44 with 3.54s. Looking at slapping a fron 70s Wt chero d44 to get it on the road, and 3/4 ton conversion maybe someday in the future unless I do that with my 78 J10 shorty. (edit: truck now has 1975 HD44 front and 1973ish Jeep Dana 60 rear, 4.10s, 3/4 ton)

This will be getting a M715 front brushguard I have, rhino conversion, and hopefully some sorta decent front frame bumper (3 piece wont look right with the body lift and doesnt protect much..)

addicted 02-07-2009 11:29 AM

That is going to look pretty sweet when it is done! :cool:

bigun 02-07-2009 11:37 AM

Crom's M715 fenders were so bad it took 3 of us to get them to line up. Craigs dad and I lifted up and pushed in while Craig got the bolts started. That is when we decided next time would just sawzal the stock fenders and make our flairs

Gambler68 02-07-2009 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by bigun
Crom's M715 fenders were so bad it took 3 of us to get them to line up. Craigs dad and I lifted up and pushed in while Craig got the bolts started. That is when we decided next time would just sawzal the stock fenders and make our flairs


yeah I tried doing that alone and it was a no go. I had to trim about 2" of the inner fender flare from the top down to the cab corner and they go on..also a small notch for the fender flare in the front support and the lips on the corners of the air intake areas have to hammered flat..pretty much popped on after that. You can see the front bracket doesnt line up at all, I guess M715 have different lips maybe at the bumper. But its gettin there :)

Tad 02-07-2009 04:03 PM

Looking good Ryan :thumbsup:

I think I have that same pile of wire under the J2K.

men in black 02-07-2009 05:08 PM

So whats the ETA on GITTEN R DONE

Looking good man :thumbsup:

Gambler68 02-07-2009 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Tad
Looking good Ryan :thumbsup:

I think I have that same pile of wire under the J2K.


Lol most of that is the rear harness! I bought 25' of trailer wiring to redo it.

MIB: ETA...optimally by spring. Realistically by July. Besides body stuff which is no big deal, I have too:
1: wire it. Won't be too bad
2: plumb it. Gas will be a snap. Got a nice Holley Red Top, just need hose and filters
3: brakelines. Sorta scary on that. But I hypothetically have enough old ones here to get it working. At least I'll get the handbrake set up first. :eek:
4: rebuild the rear drums. Not excited about that.
5: windshield and interior, plop the thriftside bed on it, etc etc.
6: little spot weld on the clutch linkage and that should be good to go
7: top off the fluids and see what explodes a mile down the road :D
8: I could drive it in 2WD as it is with mismatched diffs, of course the big $$ and effort will be setting up a proper matched front end. Lacking welding skills means that has to be jobbed out. Have some local options on that.

I wish I had the time and $$ to do a 100% resto/build on it, it sure deserves it. But its just a truck.. :rolleyes:

KaiserMan 02-07-2009 08:00 PM

Looking good there!

That sits pretty nice and looks great in that color.

Can't wait to get my LWB thriftside mobile.

thomastenn 02-07-2009 08:01 PM

it needs those iceland baloon tires would look killer

Gambler68 02-07-2009 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by KaiserMan
Looking good there!

That sits pretty nice and looks great in that color.

Can't wait to get my LWB thriftside mobile.


Thanks! Yeah Rusto Gloss Almond :thumbsup:

Yeah good luck on yours! LWB Thriftys are the rare ones :thumbsup: I plan on lining the inside of mine with 3/4" plywood and watersealing it. The metal is like tinfoil :( Got enough paint on it so not worried about rot for the forseable future, although its pretty dry here..

Gambler68 02-07-2009 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by thomastenn
it needs those iceland baloon tires would look killer


hahahha tell me about it. 33x12.50s even are woefully small, it's beggin for 37's. Oh well..someday.

thomastenn 02-07-2009 08:11 PM

well the 39.5 military tires are usually cheap enough just need the 20 inch beadlocks for them

Chrome 02-07-2009 11:09 PM

Coming along nicely!! That inspires me to put up my Deer rifle and get back on the Cherokee project. :fsj:

bigun 02-07-2009 11:31 PM

Hmm I don't have access to a heavy duty 44 but I do know where there is one with 4.10 gears in it with a passenger side drop. Then all you would need is the outers to make it an 8 lug.

incommando 02-08-2009 12:41 AM

Looking good.

For less than $500 you can have 4 37" tires on humvee beadlocks from that 406YJ guy on pirate. He was great to deal with.

bigun 02-08-2009 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by incommando
Looking good.

For less than $500 you can have 4 37" tires on humvee beadlocks from that 406YJ guy on pirate. He was great to deal with.

I wish I had an extra 500!!

grand_wag_85 02-08-2009 01:51 AM

Looks good Ryan! If I can do brake lines you can do brake lines.:p

red mistress 02-08-2009 11:25 PM

LWB Thriftside
 
yes sir re.... taking shape. :)


Don't put the big tires on until last, seems like once someone puts final tires & wheels on they think it's finished....and progress stops.

Gambler68 02-09-2009 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by bigun
Hmm I don't have access to a heavy duty 44 but I do know where there is one with 4.10 gears in it with a passenger side drop. Then all you would need is the outers to make it an 8 lug.


Yeah big tires will be the last step well after everything else is taken care of. 33's are fine for what I want to do with it for now.


I have a 8lug HD44, pass side drop, and a matching geared D60 here that keep giving me sad looks and saying "uuussseee meeee" but for now they are just taking up space. I bit much for the pair ($400) and the D60 came with completely empty drums (surprise!) so a few more hundred in a disc brake conversion would be optimal.

I just wanna get it going with the 1/2 ton running gear because I need to have a dang truck! I'm missing out on all the great junk I could be hauling home! :D

bigun 02-09-2009 12:03 PM

Okay Doaky The one back home is a 6 lug from under Crom when he was a Cherokee


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