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Offline jps4jeep

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Re: the rockin' Jalopy
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2010, 09:02:37 AM »
also, before you start "throwing things away" mind if I poke through what is left, collecting parts for something.
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Re: the rockin' Jalopy
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2010, 06:12:30 PM »
feel free, I have a trash barrel full of bondo and windows and rusty metal, there really isn't anything thats worth keeping.

so this weekend, I got the original frame(what was left of it) out from under the body. got it off the trailer, on some stands and stripped the floor out as well as the front and rear windows,(which weren't factory) someone has done a horrible job installing "said" windows and as you see from the pictures they pretty much ruined the rear of the car trying to customize it. which is OK, I have plans for it.

I rolled the TJ frame under the body and it looks as though it is going to fit just wonderful. and it is the PERFECT length to allow about 105-110" wheelbase.
here are some more recent photos.








HERE IT IS ON THE TJ FRAME

that is a 37" tire, I am hoping to be riding on 40s
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Re: the rockin' Jalopy
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2010, 07:06:44 PM »
shaweet!
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Re: the rockin' Jalopy
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2010, 07:21:54 PM »
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Re: the rockin' Jalopy
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2010, 08:12:06 PM »
haha yeah thats one of my welding caps, it use to be my grandfather's he wore it whenever he used to cut meat.
I believe it has now graduated to wheeling cap....well hopefully it will get to that point
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Re: the rockin' Jalopy
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2010, 08:47:21 PM »
looking spiffy
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60 w/ minor bling 4.56, 14b ff rear w/detriot 4.56, atlas 2speed 5.0 4 custom link rear and 3link front, 110" wheelbase, pcs full hydro, fox 2.5's,  and 42" Irok stikies... and no clue

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Re: **Struggle Buggy**
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2010, 11:48:55 PM »
project Update
Official name change......."Struggle Buggy"
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Re: **Struggle Buggy**
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2010, 12:30:03 AM »
let the creative juices flow Tony ;)

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Re: **Struggle Buggy**
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2010, 08:23:10 AM »
very cool tony. can't wait to see it progress.
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Re: **Struggle Buggy**
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2010, 11:20:23 AM »
Struggle Buggy  ??? I thought Ken called it a really cool stupid thing?

Body is a lot rougher than the photos show, but the juices were loose last night (could have been the cold bud's)
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Re: **Struggle Buggy**
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2010, 03:17:06 AM »
so i did some research and asked on some other forums and it looks like it is actually a Dodge Brothers sedan body, not a chrysler... :rockon:
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Re: **Struggle Buggy**
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2010, 09:19:35 PM »
then you should put a hemi in it.
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Re: **Struggle Buggy**
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2010, 09:28:15 PM »
I already have a drivetrain and I am not straying from this path because it wont get done.....
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Re: **Struggle Buggy**
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2010, 12:56:03 PM »
spotted
 


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Re: **Struggle Buggy**
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2010, 01:15:50 PM »
I have seen that before somewhere.... I really am not a fan at all of T buckets whether they be roadsters or pickups. they just never hit me right, I think it was the munsters that ruined them for me.
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