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    My MB build

    This will be my little, slow going build thread. I'm building a 1942 MB. Plans are 4.3 motor, 4L60e trans and a Dana 300 tcase. For axles I'm going to run a hp front 44 and a 9" rear. This build started with nothing but a body. I've got the frame built and body mounts done and am working on motor placement. I will try to remember to post up pics this evening.

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    Here it is with the body mounted to the custom frame. First time in years the body has been bolted to anything.
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    This is how the motor sits in the frame. Good to see something under the hood for once.
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    This is just showing how I plan on having my floor arranged when I'm done.
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    1980 cj5, full metal cloak, 4.0, 4:1 d300, 33" tsl, widetracks

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    Cool project! Thanks for sharing.. would you like it moved to the main Build Thread section, or keep it here?
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    Whichever. It's not like there is a ton of traffic in here.
    1980 cj5, full metal cloak, 4.0, 4:1 d300, 33" tsl, widetracks

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    Sweet. What suspension and tire size are you looking to get. You made alot room for that trans too. Great build. Keep the pics coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooney77
    Whichever. It's not like there is a ton of traffic in here.
    Ok, I moved it to Builds, and left a permanent redirect so you can still see if from Lufkin forum.
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    Coolness. Thanks.

    Things are going kinda slow on it right now as I'm at a stop and stare at it point. I've got to figure out how to mount my radiator and it's got me stumped for some reason. Next weekend I go pick up my axle. Very excited about that.
    1980 cj5, full metal cloak, 4.0, 4:1 d300, 33" tsl, widetracks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stouttrout View Post
    Sweet. What suspension and tire size are you looking to get. You made alot room for that trans too. Great build. Keep the pics coming.
    Ya I guess I should have mentioned the tires. I'll be running something in the 36" range. I'm still undecided if I'm going to comp cut or just get it really close to the back and shift the wheel well. As for suspension, I'm shooting for a rear 4 link and front 3 link. We will see how it goes, these things are tiny at best. My trans tunnel will end up being a console. I figured I'd go ahead and do that and have it as one tunnel instead of mounted to a tunnel, since I had no floor to start with.

    I'll add more pics when I'm at my home computer.
    1980 cj5, full metal cloak, 4.0, 4:1 d300, 33" tsl, widetracks

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    Have you got a front axle yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudhog1977 View Post
    Have you got a front axle yet?
    Ya, I got a Ford HP44 and matching 9 for it. I'm hoping this weekend I can actually get them placed under it, my radiator mount done and my full on custom 36" 3/4" plywood tires mounted. (mock up ghetto style)
    1980 cj5, full metal cloak, 4.0, 4:1 d300, 33" tsl, widetracks

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