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jeepmadmike
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Joined: 08 May 2005
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Location: between 6000+7000 rpm and Devon



PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:39 pm    Post subject: Back in the jeep corner Reply with quote

After a little less than year of being jeep less I have now bought another Smile


A 1948 CJ2A

It's in need of some restoration, but once I put it back together it will be used not parked and polished

Pictures to follow...

Should I jam in a flat head V8 or keep it standard......

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Land Rovers are the root of all evil!

Now i have gone and bought a D4!

one day i might buy a 86" series one like my dad had when i was a boy.
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aopoleyin
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1989 Jeep Cherokee

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep it standard, plenty good enough without the V8

And I agree, they should be used as they were designed to be used Smile


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weasel
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Joined: 29 Dec 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Back in the jeep corner Reply with quote

jeepmadmike wrote:
After a little less than year of being jeep less I have now bought another Smile


A 1948 CJ2A

It's in need of some restoration, but once I put it back together it will be used not parked and polished

Pictures to follow...

Should I jam in a flat head V8 or keep it standard......


I would go with a flat head V8 if you can find a good one classic hotrod jeep keep everything other than that standard love it.
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jeepmadmike
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Location: between 6000+7000 rpm and Devon



PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should really start a build treat for this little truck

So far

Converted a mahindra CJ3B tub to CJ2A spec, used the 2A bulkhead trans tunnel, scuttle etc (the whole mindi was cheap and the tub is almost identical apart from the bulkhead etc and it was completely rot free!)

Plan is to use the Mahindra axles to as they are both dana44 (or at least copies of)

And I've bought a flat head V8 Cool ........ Going to be a interesting job fitting that Rolling Eyes

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weasel
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it you must put up some photos when you can I love flat head V8s hotrods and a 4x4 is even better it may not be to everyones tast but this is my favourite one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAL4l5W0Xms&...NfzA&index=10
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jeepmadmike
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is my idea of a nice rat rod, not to big a roof crop and still running a front beam, it just needs a flat head...

The jeep might end up being a rat too- well everything under the skin will be perfect and painted. It will be nice and usable too Smile

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weasel
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am with you there I hate to have rust in the important parts but a bit of surface rust on the body and a bit of undercoat here and there adds character I think I like my cars to look like there are used not shiny toys just for show.

I was looking for some vids of old jeeps with flat head v8 but could not find any on youtube so I put the ford on pity its not a flat head.
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weasel
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you made any progress with your old jeep I just found this on ebay I think that you will find interesting best start at about 3 mins in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFLoUHpK9_g
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jeepmadmike
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weasel

that video was my imspiration for going down the V8 route, i watched it and found the flat head the same night!

I havent progressed that much as work keeps taking all my time up!

Its now sat on YJ springs and the motor is in chassis on temperory mounts, the bulkhead is tweeked and all i have to do is,
Make a new steering set up
Make the brake peddle miss the LH cylinder head.........
Find room for the rad, its a big lump in a small hole!
make exhausts
rebuild the gearbox
A million other things and ive just bought another house to rent out which needs some time and effort spent on it!!!

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Now i have gone and bought a D4!

one day i might buy a 86" series one like my dad had when i was a boy.
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weasel
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it is almost finished then not keep up the good work and let us see some photos of it when when you have time.
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