Okay guys. I just finished up my YJ build and now I'm bored with nothing to do. So what I found was an old Postal Jeep - '82 DJ-5 Mail Jeep in okay condition. Runs but tranny is bad. So here is my plan. I photoshoped what I want the jeep to look like. My inspiration is the build that Chris at Marsfab did called "Mild CJ5 Build". If you haven't seen it you should check it out! http://nc4x4.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94675 My mockup...I am a graphic designer so I had to see what it would look like. I like drawing pretty pictures. i hijacked marsfab's cj5 with their cool jeep wall art. My goal: #1 to build a fun weekend wheeler that seats 2 and can be beaten up with little worry. #2 build it CHEAP! but still dependable. Plan is to use a Jeep Wrangler 6cylinder, 5spd and NP231 transfer case with all the computer and wiring from whatever model I find (anyone got one they wana sell cheap?) ::Update:: 9/10/2012: 2001 LS series 5.3L Cast Iron Chevy V8, SM465 granny 4spd & Jeep NP231 t-case with heavy duty chain, SYE and 2wd Tera low kit axles & gearing: the owner is throwing in a full width ford 9" rear so that is what the rear will consist of. i'll add a spool or cheap locker and run 5.38s probably front axle: i picked up a hp44 full width front and will add a cheap locker and 5.38s. ::Update:: 10/22/2013: Ford 9" rear with yukon grizzly locker and 4.56 gears, HP Ford Dana 44 with 4.56s & Auburn Pro LSD Diff Front. suspension: front: SOA with yj springs, shackle reversal, marsfab styled shackle reversal, stretched frame to get the extra wheelbase and space to mount the steering box. rear: SOA using XJ rear springs with shackles attached to custom built rear bumper ::Update:: 10/22/2013: Rear suspension reworked. Outboarded rear spring hangers, MarsFab Custom Boomerang Shackles, YJ Leaf springs, traction bar. steering: keep it right hand drive. i plan to find a right hand wrangler steering box. anyone got one? flattop knuckle on left hand knuckle with high steer arm, mount draglink over springs and tie rod under the springs (crossover style steering). i'll use heims or chevy tie rod ends (i have both in the garage). ::Update:: 9/10/2012: Fab'd a 2wd Chevrolet Saginaw 4-bolt steering box custom mounted on outside front right side framerail to run right hand drive power steering. Custom built double sheer pitman arm. wheels and tires: 37"-39.5" tires. either iroks, pitbull rockers or maxxis creepy crawlers...whatever i can find the best price on. wheels will be cheap steelies. ::Update:: 9/10/2012: 36x13.50x15 Super Swamper Bias Iroks w/ 15x9 Cheap steelie wheels. interior: i'll pick up some corbeau suspension seats (i like the low back baja ss seats) and i'll build a rollcage for the interior. right now i'll be gathering parts and scraping and cleaning everything i can so i can get off to a good start. the cool thing about the mail jeeps is they have a partially boxed frame. they have an 81.5" wheelbase which is the same as early CJ5s and I've just never seem one built so I figured I'd give it a shot. let me know what you think. good? bad? terrible idea?