Purple YJ Build

XJfreakHO

Triad Trail Junkies
Joined
Aug 26, 2008
Location
Greensboro/Clemmons
I am a parts hoarder. lol
What do you want for them? Shoot me a text. And I was cleaning up the shop and set your top outside. Then it rained... sorry. I'll throw it in the carport so you can swing by and get it anytime

Dunno. I'm in no hurry to get rid of them. If you don't need them yet I may as well hold them.
No worries. Tops get wet. Lol. I keep forgetting about it because the yj isn't at my house.
 

Loganwayne

#BTL
Joined
Feb 15, 2013
Location
Clyde, North Carolina
They are just 12's...that's not great, so I'm not so sure I want to use them.

Oh I got ya. I’ve been looking for some used 2.5s that aren’t within 60 bucks of new. Missed some good deals right at Christmas.... keep an eye out seems there are tons of parts for sale around tax time


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Van-go

Not an old man
Joined
Dec 11, 2014
Location
Greensboro
Oh I got ya. I’ve been looking for some used 2.5s that aren’t within 60 bucks of new. Missed some good deals right at Christmas.... keep an eye out seems there are tons of parts for sale around tax time


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I'll sell you the 2.5's but I doubt you want 12's.
 

Van-go

Not an old man
Joined
Dec 11, 2014
Location
Greensboro
Lol I’m going to need 16s maybe 18s


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I honestly didn't even measure when I bought them. Guy told me $100 so I gave him $ and drove away with them. lol
 

Van-go

Not an old man
Joined
Dec 11, 2014
Location
Greensboro
you could build a trailing arm setup, then 12s would be plenty.
That sounds fun. Sounds a little more expensive too. I guess I could use the 2.5's for that since there is more leverage?
We'll see what happens.
 

paradisePWoffrd

Recovering Project Junkie
Joined
Nov 5, 2005
Location
Newton, NC
That sounds fun. Sounds a little more expensive too. I guess I could use the 2.5's for that since there is more leverage?
We'll see what happens.

2.0s would likely still be enough.

you can build trailing arms for approx the same cost as your lowers. They are just typically straight or only slightly triangulated. While a fabricated arm might be best, you can also just use tubing. You can put a bend in the tube where the shock will be, so that the lower shock bolt is below the link centerline, or you can keep the control arm straight with tabs welded on top, and use bushings or wobble stoppers on the shock to keep it from rotating. Then run a bushing on the frame side of the control arm.

Here are the different options:

use wobble stopper on shock eye for this:



Bent bar with a brace like these:

 

Van-go

Not an old man
Joined
Dec 11, 2014
Location
Greensboro
2.0s would likely still be enough.

you can build trailing arms for approx the same cost as your lowers. They are just typically straight or only slightly triangulated. While a fabricated arm might be best, you can also just use tubing. You can put a bend in the tube where the shock will be, so that the lower shock bolt is below the link centerline, or you can keep the control arm straight with tabs welded on top, and use bushings or wobble stoppers on the shock to keep it from rotating. Then run a bushing on the frame side of the control arm.

Here are the different options:

use wobble stopper on shock eye for this:



Bent bar with a brace like these:

Thanks for the help. I guess I should link it first, then see where everything falls as far as travel, shock placement, etc?
If I don't like it, I could always revert to coil springs..
 

Van-go

Not an old man
Joined
Dec 11, 2014
Location
Greensboro
Heck yea man. You're moving right along.
Don't say that lol I'm still just collecting parts and pieces.
I'll chop up the frame this weekend hopefully.
 

Van-go

Not an old man
Joined
Dec 11, 2014
Location
Greensboro
Well I’m a little disappointed.
Picked up a 2005 14 Bolt with factory disc brakes, e brake, and 4.10’s, but didn’t think to check if it was a gov lock carrier.
It was.

I thought, no big deal, I’ll just use my ‘78 rear end...
Well, it’s a gov lock as well apparently.
I learned the hard way.

I guess I’m looking for a spool or open carrier now...

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ckruzer

Infidel
Joined
Jul 2, 2015
Location
asheville nc
I might have an open carrier for ya
 

Van-go

Not an old man
Joined
Dec 11, 2014
Location
Greensboro
just curious what's wrong with a gov lock?
You can weld them from what I’ve read but,
In their stock form they only lock when the wheels slips at a high speed so they tend to explode.
 

Van-go

Not an old man
Joined
Dec 11, 2014
Location
Greensboro
Small update...
Got married a couple weeks back. Been doing wedding/married life/working out of town for 2 months so not much progress.
Still collecting parts and planning things out.

Decided to go auto. So I picked up a TH400 from @S4Cruiser bolted to an old 6.2 boat anchor.
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I’ve never messed with auto’s before but look forward to learning.

It looks like a standard round pattern, like a Dana 300 but it had an NP208 on it.

Does anyone know if a range box with the Dana 300 pattern will bolt up???
Both will be 32 spline and a round 6 bolt pattern...
 

Mac5005

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2005
Location
Rocky Mount
Small update...
Got married a couple weeks back. Been doing wedding/married life/working out of town for 2 months so not much progress.
Still collecting parts and planning things out.

Decided to go auto. So I picked up a TH400 from @S4Cruiser bolted to an old 6.2 boat anchor.
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I’ve never messed with auto’s before but look forward to learning.

It looks like a standard round pattern, like a Dana 300 but it had an NP208 on it.

Does anyone know if a range box with the Dana 300 pattern will bolt up???
Both will be 32 spline and a round 6 bolt pattern...

Congrats!!!!!!

Pretty sure it’s same bolt pattern as d300 but don’t know about the clocking.
 

Van-go

Not an old man
Joined
Dec 11, 2014
Location
Greensboro
Congrats!!!!!!

Pretty sure it’s same bolt pattern as d300 but don’t know about the clocking.
lol thanks.
I’ll look at it once I unload my tranny, but the clocking is achieved with how I mount the range box.
See pic.
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This is what I’m going with. Not mine, just google image.
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Van-go

Not an old man
Joined
Dec 11, 2014
Location
Greensboro
Sold 2 trannies yesterday so I’ve got some more $$.
Eco box should be ordered this week.
Going to call NWF to talk to them and make sure I have everything figured right.

It’s my understanding that the eco box will bolt to my stock transfer case adapter on the TH400.
NP205 should Bolt to that.

Got the 6.2/400 unloaded and separated.

I’m nervous about the auto.
Not sure what I need to do to it, but that’s what the internet is for I guess.

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Is there anything I can use off this 6.2 before I sell/scrap it?
Torque converter, flywheel, sensors,etc??
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ckruzer

Infidel
Joined
Jul 2, 2015
Location
asheville nc
Sold 2 trannies yesterday so I’ve got some more $$.
Eco box should be ordered this week.
Going to call NWF to talk to them and make sure I have everything figured right.

It’s my understanding that the eco box will bolt to my stock transfer case adapter on the TH400.
NP205 should Bolt to that.

Got the 6.2/400 unloaded and separated.

I’m nervous about the auto.
Not sure what I need to do to it, but that’s what the internet is for I guess.

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Is there anything I can use off this 6.2 before I sell/scrap it?
Torque converter, flywheel, sensors,etc??
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6.2 Chevy engine? I’ll take the whole thing if you’re scrapping
 

drkelly

Dipstick who put two vehicles on jack stands
Joined
Mar 21, 2005
Location
Oak Ridge/Stokesdale, NC
Sold 2 trannies yesterday so I’ve got some more $$.
Eco box should be ordered this week.
Going to call NWF to talk to them and make sure I have everything figured right.

It’s my understanding that the eco box will bolt to my stock transfer case adapter on the TH400.
NP205 should Bolt to that.

Got the 6.2/400 unloaded and separated.

I’m nervous about the auto.
Not sure what I need to do to it, but that’s what the internet is for I guess.

View attachment 267816

Is there anything I can use off this 6.2 before I sell/scrap it?
Torque converter, flywheel, sensors,etc??
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I have no experience with this, but I would think the torque converter would be different from a diesel engine to gas engine. I would go with a new torque converter.
 

Van-go

Not an old man
Joined
Dec 11, 2014
Location
Greensboro
6.2 Chevy engine? I’ll take the whole thing if you’re scrapping
Yep, I’m gonna try to recoup a little $ from what I paid for the combo, so I’m gonna throw it on Craigslist. If it doesn’t sell, I’ll sell it to you for scrap price.
 
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