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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2014, 07:08:19 AM »
Rebuilt 4L60E acquired yesterday.  It looks dirty but I think it was painted black at some point.


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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2014, 07:00:01 PM »
More from Ruffstuff today.  Frame side link mounts, cross member mount/bushing kit, axle housing weld-on flanges, and LS engine mounts.



Finished welding up and tacking on rear link mounts.


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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2014, 09:48:41 PM »
Rocker work today.  Two more supports to be installed.


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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2014, 04:49:43 PM »
Now with matching rockers...

This one gave me a little trouble getting it leveled and positioned  >:(


Also bent my first piece of (practice) tube

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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2014, 05:21:14 PM »
Bent more tube.  Much better with big compressor.  Way too fun.  Measure 50 times, bend once.

Kind of starting to look like something.  Not sure what, but something.


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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2014, 07:28:06 AM »
Another hard part arrived today...

rear TrueHi9, 5.38s, Grizzly, 1350

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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2014, 09:03:34 AM »
I want one >.>
1997 XJ Country 4.0/AW4 - DD/Weekend Wheeler
  4.5-5" lift, TnT Long arms, IRO/RE springs, Aussies, a bunch of armor
2006 Chevy 2500HD 6.0 - Tow Rig
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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2014, 04:08:04 PM »
Did some cleaning/organizing, dug my engine crane out of the corner and assembled, changed the engine oil pan, mated the trans to the engine, and slung the combo into the frame.  Mounts yet to be fabbed.  If I maintain the flat belly idea, the intake will need to be changed.  It's tall.


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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2014, 09:49:42 PM »
Keith stopped by today and we got the windshield hoop and a couple of stringers in.


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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2014, 09:23:55 PM »
Acquired a set of DRW C&C GM axles today for parts harvesting (inner "C"s, knuckles, spindles).  Front might serve as an interim unit pending budget.  Rear has nothing useful to me.  Too bad because it is 63.5" wms.  Reasonably priced SRW stuff is getting pretty scarce...


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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2014, 03:25:04 PM »
Brown truck delivered some more goodness this morning.  Yukon D60 spindles and Stage 8 spindle nuts.


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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2014, 04:23:17 PM »
Finished up door tubes, roof stringers, and rear struts.  Even got my rattle can out.


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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2014, 02:27:34 PM »
AA trans to t-case adapter and D60 hub assemblies arrived today.


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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2014, 07:32:20 AM »
Got back to work the last couple days.  Engine mounts done.



There will be a removable crossbar connecting each once I borrow a bender again.

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Re: Willys MB build
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2014, 04:18:57 PM »
Installed the new AA input gear into the t-case, temporarily bolted on the adapters, and test-fit the combination.  Looks like I'll be playing with some custom clocking a bit to see what will give me the best-scenario clearance.  The adapter came with two choices and the "flattest" one is still about 1.5" below belly line and tight in every way.  Trans pan and likely some of the case will need clearancing.