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Old 10-02-2018, 11:51 AM
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Default 47 CJ2A Build

First build from scratch here: Started with 47 2A tube, grille, tailgate, and hood (will not be using)

Plans: Patch floors (to be safe and strong but still look pretty $#!+), make frame from 2x3 3/16 wall (mini z front and vertical step in rear), 350/350 combo, 8.8 out of Crown Vic, Jeep XJ 2wd front beam axle, raise rear floor to same height as top of fenders (hinged in front), fuel cell in rear under rear floor, 235s in the rear (Mud Terrains), and probably 205 fronts, vega steering box, build my own column, keep floor start switch, minimal wiring (headlights, tail/brake, starter, guages), 1/4 elliptical front end (as of now), 4 link coilover rear. That's about all I can think of right now.

All of my build experience is off-road based, hence the CJ and the MT's.

And now some starting pics
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:14 PM
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This is an idea I am thinking of for the front suspension. Don't know if it work though, thinking the heims for the control arms will be under too much stress.
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:42 PM
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Always loved the ole flat fenders...I have one in my garage now..only 4x4 still....they make neat as heck rat rods too...

Looks like you have a good handle on it already...

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Old 10-02-2018, 12:56 PM
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Have you Googled quarter elliptical front spring and clicked on images?
They don't require a shackle in most cases.
Spring on the top or bottom of the axle and the control arm on the opposite site of the spring on the axle.
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:57 PM
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Welcome very cool. There are some other CJ builds on here for ideas. Some off roaders/overlanders guys here too.
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:20 PM
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MikeC-Yeah I am a big fan of the old flatty's. This should be a fun build and I will try to keep the thread updated as best I can.

OI-I did some googling on it over the past week and have probably read about 20 different threads on it. Was just going to try for a different take. Thinking about running the design in a mock up and see how it holds/articulates once I get the frame build and the engine/trans setup.

dmw-Thanks, I have seen a lot of other builds and I am gunna probably take a few little touches from a few. Favorite one I've seen is the one that was in either 4WD or JP. THing was rad but a little about my skill set and tool availability.
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Old 10-02-2018, 04:32 PM
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Welcome from SoCal.
I did a 45, we're the same age. I changed it 2 or 3 times before i get the way i wanted. I sure you'll do the thing. Thier never done just changed from time to time.
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Old 10-02-2018, 06:58 PM
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Looks like a typical start for a vintage Jeep from Michigan.

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Well flipped it over onto the driver side to start wacking out the passenger rust. Only have about 18” of useable metal. And that’s spread out through the whole pan. So just ordered a pan off of eBay. Should be here next Thursday. Guess I’ll move to cutting out the rear floor and raising it up to make room for the frame. Then on to fixing some small(er) rot on the sides of the body. Will post some pictures later this week.
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