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97 TJ 1 Tons/5.3

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97 TJ 1 Tons/5.3

Post  Cbbc250 on 5/15/2013, 5:48 pm

Hey, figured I'd get a little grasp on my build so far, as hopefully I'm entering the final stages of it and can wheel it before a big party on 6/22. So lets see....rig had the 2.5/ax5/231 drivetrain with dana 44's locked in rear 5.13's on 38's, stretched blah blah blah.
New motor out of 02 chevy 1500, picked up engine and tranny and complete harness.
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I knew the harness was going to have to be trimmed and reworked, so I got that done.
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Next I did a little cage work while the jeep was still running.

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Re: 97 TJ 1 Tons/5.3

Post  Cbbc250 on 5/15/2013, 6:21 pm

Ugly green...
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Added a hoop
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Super shorty headers from novak
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New shifter... [img][/img]

Picking up my front 60
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Had 2 back axles to choose from, a 70hd or a 60. Ended up going with the 60. The 70 was just overkill, would have stuck out way to far.
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New dash panel and gauges. Am not going to be using the dash panel anymore as I ripped out the dash completely and am doing a flat dash.

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Post  Cbbc250 on 5/15/2013, 6:28 pm

My expensive piece of metal...
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Welding rear truss up [img][/img]

Front axle buckets, link and shock brackets. [img][/img]

Front axle minus new diff cover [img][/img]

New 4:1 gear set for d300 [img][/img]

Prepping the headlocks....

Sorry for the random photo uploads, i had them all to Facebook, but for some reason I couldn't get the pic to work and had to host them somewhere else....trying to get more pictures right now.
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Post  CrawlingForward on 5/15/2013, 6:56 pm

....why do we not have a drool icon on this forum, yo?

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Re: 97 TJ 1 Tons/5.3

Post  Cbbc250 on 5/15/2013, 6:58 pm

5.3/tranny dropped in [img][/img]

Old axles gone...[img][/img]

The rear 60 came with 30 spline shafts...the weak link, so theres a pain in the ass trick you can do. We ended up boring out the spindles, 3 drills later, to fit 35 spline 1.5" shafts.. So its basically a 14 bolt, minus the weight and clearance problems they have. In hindsight I should have just bought a 14 bolt, but I got that 60 for free, oh well.
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New shafts in. [img][/img]

Setting up front gears [img][/img]

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And its dash less!!!! [img][/img]

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Post  Cbbc250 on 5/15/2013, 7:05 pm

So I just got 100 ft of DOM delivered on monday. This weekend is going to be all about the cage as I took out the old one. Since I ripped out the dash I didn't want to use the BTF stanchions and want to go straight tube all the way around.

Basically right now here are some specs of it.

5.3/ 4l60e with lokar shifter
dana 300 with 4:1 gears, twin sticked, 32 spline front and rear outputs
Headers

Front Axle:
Chevy 60 passenger drop
Completely rebuilt, all new seals, races, bearings, hubs, rotors
5.13 gears
Detroit locker
BTF cover
Steering set up from Barnes4wd ( Awesome, awesome guys, cheap stuff that is heavy duty)
Ballistic hi steer arms

Rear Axle:
Ford 60
5.13 gears
Welded carrier
disks
upgraded axle shafts from 30 spline to 35 spline yukons
Solid Diff cover ( It was 65$ on sale from them)

Keeping the suspension the same as I had it before, 3 link front and 4 link rear except that I moved the back axle back a touch, so I'm roughly at 108 wheelbase.

Wheels:
16.5" Black steelies
Total metal innovations beadlocks

Tires:
42" pitbull rockers

Got the seats and harnesses (prp, rci harnesses)

Next weekend will probably be flat dash mock up, since this weekend I wanna do the cage.


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Re: 97 TJ 1 Tons/5.3

Post  kvesi122 on 5/15/2013, 7:06 pm

I have two spare Dana 60 shafts if you have any interest in them. I have to check how many splines though.
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Re: 97 TJ 1 Tons/5.3

Post  Cbbc250 on 5/15/2013, 7:09 pm

I would assume there 30 spline... which I can't use because I got a 35 spline 4.56 and up carrier for the new shafts. If there 35 spline and roughly 35" from flange ( If I rem correctly, I think mine are 34 5/8 from inside flange to end) I might be interested. But I'm not counting on getting a spare set yet as I need to save a bit for the drive shafts!
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Re: 97 TJ 1 Tons/5.3

Post  Ryan McKee on 5/15/2013, 7:17 pm

Great to see the build behind the beast! We're running MaBell again this weekend, if you're interested at giving her a go again.

Did you like the BTF cage? I've still got to take mine out of the box and burn it in...

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Post  Cbbc250 on 5/15/2013, 8:20 pm

Yea I would love to, but night be hard without driveshafts. I like the btf cage, I actually bought another one when I wanted to redo cage, but not going to use it because I'm not running the dash. Still in Saran wrap
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Re: 97 TJ 1 Tons/5.3

Post  dongalonga on 5/16/2013, 10:42 am

Very cool man!
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Re: 97 TJ 1 Tons/5.3

Post  Cbbc250 on 5/16/2013, 12:25 pm

So if any one wants some brand new btf Tj cage stanchions speak up. Might be willing to part with the whole front kit it's brand new
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