Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Patrick, Apr 8, 2009.
54 from the first page of this thread back in 09
54 from last summer (not the same 54)
On the "last summer" jeep, Is that a YJ spring conversion? What did you use for the front shock tower extensions? Did you do anything to the rear shocks?
Alcan spring conversion
Used a 80s CJ shock mount with 1 3/4" round tube extension and stud.
Stock position on the rear using quarter elliptic springs.
'53 CJ3B. It doesn't have the original engine. According to the engine serial decoder lookup page, the engine is a 1976 231 odd-fire. It has a T90 transmission and 5.38 axles and no overdrive. At 45 mph, everything sounds like it's about to fly apart. When my wife and I go for a ride, we practically need aircraft headsets to talk to each other.
Beautiful! Not having overdrive with 4.88’s even sounds like it’s about to fly apart, but 5.38’s!
I had an hurricane four with 5.38s and an overdrive, stock willys mb tires and suspension. It was just barely able to make enough power to unwind to a top speed of about 55mph. Puts a grin on my face recalling all the mechanical noise and shifting! Never bothered me a bit.
Towed her about an hour up to the trails. Liked the A/C, radio, conversation W wife on the way. Had a real nice ride around the woods. Been really dry so couldn’t find any puddles big enough to get stuck in so the new winch remains untested.
Taking in some pollen yesterday.....
This was a dumb idea.... that’s a pig in the ditch.....
First drive, big smile.
Made a forced air hose from alluminium duct hose from Home Deot, new Walmart battery, Tractor supply battery cables.
How close to soft hose do you think it looks. I was debating on painting it black or not, but hit it with flat black. I thought $12 was easier to swallow than what they ask for repo. Now I just have to tap out the broken screw in the fender for the hold down. Yes it was coming easy, right up to snapping. And no, there is not enough left from underneath to get pliers on.
Is it a Dead pig ? Oh yeah, but now your committed , trying to turn back up would be Dumber
I think it's fine the color is a bit glossy but the original hose from what I remember was about 2"in segment length and felt like a rubberized fabric.
Love the color of the tan/drab 54. What color/paint is it?
I mentioned somewhere here a few months ago I was doing some machine work on an MB engine for a 6x6.
Here it is...
How is the rear rear axle powered?
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