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Old 09-14-2012, 10:13 AM
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Talking Finished the flattie

Here's a couple pics of my flatbed project, finished for now. I did wind up changing my rear main seal and pan gasket, don't think I'll ever use the four piece pan set again, but no leaks. So I have basically replaced all the seals in the drivetrain.

I think she came out pretty good, and she's my driver now. Seems to get about 16 mpg, is that normal on the highway for the 258 and 4 spd? Its about what my old TJ got, and its a similar setup. so I figure i'm doing ok.

Great truck, and I get more comments on this than my 71 VW bus. Drives better too...



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Old 09-14-2012, 10:14 AM
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:45 AM
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Nice, clean, and not slapped together. Kudos!
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:10 AM
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Nice truck. Not generally big on home brew flatbed conversions but that's cleanly done. I'd say you're in the ballpark for mpg's. My 258 Chero, man trans and 2.73 gears got 16-17 local and 18-19 hwy. A lot depends on state of tune and driving style.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:11 AM
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That is sharp Conratulations
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:11 AM
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That came out great!
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:18 AM
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Looks great!
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:26 AM
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Nice! Wanna sell it?
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:31 AM
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Nice! Wanna sell it?

Ha, I started this after I sold my JK to my son so I'd still have a jeep!

Think I'll keep this one for a good long time.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:34 AM
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I like it, nice work
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:52 PM
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:13 PM
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Looks good.

Is that a matte silver or matte clearcoat? Or just really evenly faded?...either way, it looks good.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:21 PM
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:50 PM
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Awesome, as others have said, its super clean. Great job!
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:29 PM
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Very nice!
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:32 PM
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Very nice
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:59 PM
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Cool Good god thats nice.

Just proves the Jeep gods are real.

Cool factor x1000!
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:36 PM
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Love the truck! mileage sounds good to me. What front springs and what size tires?
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:49 PM
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Well-played! So clean!
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:17 AM
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I like it, well done ! Very clean and i like the combo silver paint + chrome grille
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