Fubars snow jeep build

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Post by Fubar » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:53 pm

Haven't given up yet..

Here's some more pictures of what I'm doing since the last update
Pushing to get it going by summer 2017

40" procomp tires
~2000 dodge caravan seats
front leafs/ axles bolted up
trail gear creeper joints are on the shelf for the 4 link rear
motor is 95% re assembled

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Post by Nobody » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:25 pm

Coming together very nicely. Can't wait to see the end result. Great work.
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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Post by Fubar » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:12 pm

Nobody wrote:Coming together very nicely. Can't wait to see the end result. Great work.
Will have to plan a trip to WA when its road worthy

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Post by Fubar » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:37 am

Getting some snow recently

~25 cm

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Post by Seventee » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:48 pm

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This was last weekend in my back yard. It's snowing hard today but unfortunately we got a bunch of wind this week so it's doubtful if we can get out wheeling. Between the snowmobiles and the drifts I think we're already done for the season until spring. We went from nothing to a whole bunch in one fell swoop!
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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Post by Fubar » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:52 pm

small update.
very small.
Tacked the caps on the motor mount brackets

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Also decided I'm going with the NWF Eco Box for a underdrive infront of my NP205 (32 spine throughout !)

1/2 way through re building the front D60 - did the u Joints. just waiting on a sale to order some gear sets.

Kicking around ~4.10 -5.13's .... any input from you guys who use their rigs? - im just a jack stand wheeler heh :redneck:

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Post by Nobody » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:55 pm

Looking great! For gears, I feel pretty strongly about gearing to the desired cruising rpm. I prefer Dana/spicer. I've picked up used gear sets the last two times. I prefer used OEM over some of the questionable brands out there these days.
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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Post by Fubar » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:28 pm

Nobody wrote:Looking great! For gears, I feel pretty strongly about gearing to the desired cruising rpm. I prefer Dana/spicer. I've picked up used gear sets the last two times. I prefer used OEM over some of the questionable brands out there these days.
Thanks!
I'm sure I will regret going with the G2 brand gears, but its a balance between time before I can drive this thing vs budget.
Trying to make high quality parts where I can and buy slightly less expensive parts. We'll see. Just want to drive the thing before I sell or kids come. :idea:

I used the gear calculator again and came up with at ~2200 rpm I can do 60 mph, with 4.56 gears

might be the best choice.

Trying hard to get to a roller with driveline installed by summer.

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Post by Fubar » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:14 pm

small update.

body mounts in order, now i need to figure out where to locate it.

I was going for that retro '68 vibe styling

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