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.
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