Frankenstein Street Queen (a.k.a. SpeedBump)

ckruzer

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Goal is a mild off-road rig that can be also be used to kruze the highway to the beach, or enjoy mountain views from a secluded camping spot accessible only by OHV.

Phase 1: 79 F250 D44/D60, 4.88s, 37s, 5.3 sbc, xj Ax15, tj np231. Truetrac + Lunchbox.

Phase 2: Front Dana 60, Atlas, auto + overdrive. Bore d60 for 35 spline. Front 60. F/R e-Lockers. Tube fenders

Phase 3: YJ8 Conversion with bulkhead and separate bed. Fuel cell. Stretch. Slight exo cage.

Phase 4: Hover and Flight
 
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ckruzer

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As purchased. Massive shackle lift, inverted leafs, and 31s.

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ckruzer

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Got some half doors. Installed Smitty softtop and hardware. Gave hardtop and full doors to my little bro. (always wanted a soft top as a kid. I officially regret that desire. Looking into the frameless softtops and full doors for after i do the roll cage. )

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ckruzer

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Did the nutter bypass. It ran much better after that.

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ckruzer

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Switching the ccv vent line for a breather filter revealed i got no. 6 blowby. small amount, but which led to also discovering a rms leak when tracking the leaks.

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While under there replacing the rms, i discovered what my valve tap was.

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ckruzer

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So replaced timing chain and gears. At this point im pulling my hair out just wanting to start the frikin build already.
 

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ckruzer

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Replaced the water pump while i was in there. Seem to have misplaced my images showing the new timing chain in place. oops. Lots of wear as you can see. Another unknown noise bites the dust. mwahahaha
 

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ckruzer

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i just want to start the build. ugh. so the jeep offers its assistance by graciouslly blowing the steerbox seals. twice. so i just upgraded to the durango box like i wanted to anyways.
 

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ckruzer

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since i fixed the water pump, i decided i cant be a slacker. replaced the near see through oem radiator. went ahead and yanked the yellow bellied reservoir out too, and put in a nice aluminum one. and found out the previous owner is a knucklehead, and removed the thermostat to compensate for the failing radiator. well cooling system officially good to go.
 

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ckruzer

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so when i went to go lower the windshield to begin removing the dash to install a flat dash i discovered the PO had welded the brackets. well they snapped and i barely caught the windshield in time. so had to order new brakets. and of course the windshield torx bolts wont remove, they strip. so i ahve to cut into the bottom of the windshield. fun fun fun.

the dash was very rotted and wasnt coming off peacefully so i just cut off the ends to access the nuts for the brackets. i post poned the flat dash so had to put it all back together. played around with some spare speaker parts and the cutoff dash ends.

made my own shifter knob. and put some rust inhibtor on where the brackets go for now.
 

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ckruzer

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heres the barney fife speakers.
 

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ckruzer

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you can only handle a crap suspension so long. Cut into the build budget again and got a cheap lift. If i was smart i would have just got the re 1.5 springs which i could have reused. ugh.
 

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ckruzer

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more appealing door handles and oh-shit-handles
 

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ckruzer

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Installed the front portion of the lift along with some 1.5 inch booms (yes i know they are on backwards lol). also painted the tires black. im not a chrome guy
 

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installed the rear lift with the booms. put on a salt life sticker i brought back from key west.
 

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ckruzer

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The stock brake lines were so worn. So replaced them with some custom SS blue lines from Mooris. I will be able to reuse these on the build, so win win. I cheaped out and didnt want to bend brake lines for the busted crap in the rear, so used some DOT approved 5k psi flex lines for the rear. sorry for the blurry images.
 

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ckruzer

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oh. and pulling the old leafs? yeah had to cut every bolt off. replaced with grade 8.
 

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ckruzer

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installed the aluminum valve cover, because the oem plastic one was leaking non stop.
 

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the rear diff was leaking pretty bad so replaced the fluid and painted the diff cover while i was at it.
 

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ckruzer

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Lift gave me vibes, the bad kind. So had to put a whole bunch of washers together and drop the tcase an inch. Which led to breaking two of three nutserts on the driverside of the skid plate. Argh. Means now i gotta buy a new frame. right? lol
 

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Got rid of the camaro seats (regret) and put in some vinyl seats from corbeau moab. finished new brackets
 

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Well. The seats finally got annoying and loose enough that i ended having to replace them. Will have to find someone in need when finished with the build as i will do harness. But over ordered and got three seat belts. So one is available. Well ended up having to break out the torch. The torx bolts stripped after breaking two sockets. Heat didnt help there either. So cut them out. and installed new ones with some grade 8 hardware and brackets.
 

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Put a fresh coat of wax on. This latex paint or whatever the PO has on it really sucks in the dirt. A good half day of scubbing and some wax.
 

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