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Lizard Jeep build
« on: Jan 18, 2009, 03:33:04 PM »
My little brother picked up a kinda half way done yj a while back. Here's the specs.
350-Th350-203-205 doubler wms adapter. D60 front 14 bolt rear disc. 4.56 4 link rear with stock tj coils and some stiff ass front springs. some 44's. It has a hacked up crossmember that needs some serious rebuilding. We will basically be changing mostly everything on it. He picked it up for 3000. Not bad for his first crawler. here's some pics.




aproach angle


departure angle


dual cases
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #1 on: Jan 18, 2009, 03:33:45 PM »
frame coil mounts



axle truss and stuff




frame link mounts

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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #2 on: Jan 18, 2009, 03:34:52 PM »
The wiring mostly done except for the, starter switch, lights, fuel pump, still need to get that. Took off misc stock yj crap.




Thought about mounting the headers.


shackle angle


BTF high steer arms


60 calipers grinded for 15" wheels.


Grooved two of the tires


And here is my little brother so excited working on his boat. Don't forget the bling shock boots :D
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #3 on: Jan 18, 2009, 03:35:56 PM »
Put the headers on.



Got a different master cylinder on.


put some different springs on. They are toy rear main and second leafs. mixed with 4" yj springs. It moves the front axle forward 2". The wheelbase is now 108"
New Shackle angle


approach


rear cut job.


pu a seat in. didn't mount it yet but it's in
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #4 on: Jan 18, 2009, 03:37:03 PM »
some better pics of things. here's the seats.


Fuel tank and one of the straps made for it.




here some more stuff we did today.
got the 203 shifter on. there has to be some bling paint on it right.



Tank mounted with straps and tool box in.



original lower links. 1.5 .120 wall dom.


lower links now. 1.5" .120 wall sleeved with 1.75" .120 wall sleeved with 2" .120 wall. The heims are only 3/4 heims. I'll be upgrading those as well.
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #5 on: Jan 18, 2009, 03:38:33 PM »
Put the links back on. Set the pinion angle. The lower links are 1.5" sleeved with 1.75" sleeved with 2" .120 wall 4130 chromo.


Started on the steering. Astro van box for the forward facing pitman arm. Thanks to golvols and GiS for their tech on astro van boxes here's their stuff. ASTRO VAN BOX LOOK http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=604589&highlight=astro&page=3
 and started making the frame mount and teaching my little brother to weld. He's doing ok.





Side shot of the crossmember


Finished up the box mount .Also had to change the pickup tube in the fuel cell. Almost finished up the fuel and brake lines.

Box mount






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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #6 on: Jan 18, 2009, 03:39:43 PM »
Finished up the steering. Made a drag link, tierod, Steering shaft.






Battery tray for now.


Moved the radiator a little forward




Cut about 3/4" off the taurus fan. Everything still clears.
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #7 on: Jan 18, 2009, 03:40:38 PM »
here's some pics as requested.

shackle




Spring hanger






fuel lines finished


mounted the taurus fan



14 botl ring from poison spider on their closeout sale for $30
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #8 on: Jan 18, 2009, 03:41:33 PM »
Finished up the wiring for the lights, Just need to wire the brake lights up. Wire the fan. Put the rollover valve on the tank, finish my seat mounts, Finish my 205 shifter, and I think thats it.

Rear lights cut in


This will be the switch pannel with the light switch.


also started the front radiator hoop. Will be adding some tube fender type things but not fenders and some other tube work up front.

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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #9 on: Jan 18, 2009, 03:42:11 PM »
some better pics of the front tube work so far.





brake lines on the front axles tied down.


also made the front driveshaft.
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #10 on: Jan 18, 2009, 03:42:45 PM »
Finished up the rear driveshaft



Front steering and junk done


shifters. Ended up going with a offroad design 203-205 shifter



one side of the exhaust


part of the dash thats missing things.


an engine shot


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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #11 on: Jan 18, 2009, 03:43:32 PM »
Pulled the motor and tranny.The tranny didn't have 3rd gear.


 Was going to put the other tranny I had in and broke the ears off. Looks like the case was cracked.




here's a shot of the motor mount thing. Which blow in my opinion.


And another shot of the steering
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #12 on: Jan 18, 2009, 03:44:21 PM »
I flexed it to see if I was going to have any problems with anything.


Here's the final approach angle.


Some poser flex pictures on the H 1/2  :greengrin:


The coil poped out. I need some coil retainers so I will be redoing the rear coil buckets.



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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #13 on: Jan 18, 2009, 03:56:29 PM »
I like it looks cool good work keep the pics comin'  :thumbs:





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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #14 on: Jan 20, 2009, 06:46:05 PM »
Some updates onit. I'm redoing the rear 4 link. While my little brother is gone I should set his ride height like this.


this is where it is going to be somewhere about here. And this would be full bump.
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #15 on: Jan 25, 2009, 08:51:33 PM »
This thing is looking good.

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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #16 on: Jan 26, 2009, 03:45:17 PM »
some updates over the weekend. Cut all the old 4 link stuff off and redid it. Move the axle back as well.

lower axle mount





Upper and lower frame mount.



finished pic of the rear


this is at full bump



just screwing around with the movement of the links. Maybe this should be the new ride height


this will be full bump.


also started the coilover mounts and going with air bumps too. more pics to come
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #17 on: Feb 01, 2009, 09:35:37 AM »
A few updates for the weekend. Put a brand new tranny in. gonna mess with the coilovers for the back today and bump stops



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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #18 on: Feb 01, 2009, 10:32:34 AM »
very cool, you guys are fast. i like this thread, no  :bull crap: (well, until now  :gap:)

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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #19 on: Feb 01, 2009, 10:48:25 AM »
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #20 on: Feb 01, 2009, 12:59:22 PM »
Thanks. Trying to get things done for my little brother before I have knee surgery on Feb26. Gonna start building a front truss and link stuff. Also have to finish the rear coilover mounts. Just waiting for parts
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #21 on: Feb 01, 2009, 03:41:00 PM »
looks sweet, +1 for taking a pile and making a decent rig outta it.

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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #22 on: Feb 01, 2009, 06:29:20 PM »
Thanks. Should have some more updates this week. Coilovers mounted. finish the floor. mount the fuel tank again and brace the coilover mounts
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #23 on: Feb 08, 2009, 03:37:52 PM »
some update for the weekend. Finished the rear suspension. 14" coilovers. need to get different spring rates and then I'll be set.

coilover mounts. Used 1/2 misalignment spacers for the coilovers




axle mounts




the rear axle done except for brake lines and driveshaft.


ride height



this was full droop except for the coilovers weren't on.
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #24 on: Feb 08, 2009, 05:15:30 PM »
whats the new wheelbase?

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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #25 on: Feb 09, 2009, 05:30:28 PM »
wheelbase is set at 115 right now. It was 108 before. The coilovers are set right now at 5" up and 9" down. 14" eibach coilovers I've had laying around for a while.
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #26 on: Feb 22, 2009, 03:38:26 PM »
some small updates. Not much.

Messing with the ride height
This is full droop. 14" coilovers



another shot of the rear


mounted the tank again.



overall shot. wheelbase 115"
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #27 on: Feb 24, 2009, 06:54:32 PM »
holy  :pokinit: nice jeep
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #28 on: Apr 01, 2009, 12:49:55 PM »
thats one knarly jeep keep rocken
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Re: Lizard Jeep build
« Reply #29 on: Apr 20, 2009, 01:59:59 PM »
yeah doing all this and it's not even mine. He is helping but I'm doing most of the work on it. Just gave him my 17" coilovers cuz I'm retarded too.

well did a few things lately. Went from some 14" coilovers to the 17" Bilstein coilovers I had laying around.

rear driveshaft, 1410 yoke


new upper shock mount



new axle coilover mounts.


picked up a lokar shifter. Not sure if I like it yet but we'll see what happens


and just a little bling. gotta support who keeps the parts coming



Here's how it sits now
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