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1965 Jeep J20 Gladiator Build

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  • #46
    From there, it was test fit, tack, test fit again, score the frame where they should be, remove engine, drop suspension, finish weld the frame mounts on the bench, and finally weld them in place on the frame.

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    The 4.0L jeep engine has the mounts offset. They are on the same plane on top of the frame rail even though pic is a bit deceiving.

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    • #47
      Final engine resting location (still shown with suspension fully compressed). I have marked the mounts for a bit more trimming once I have it all apart again for paint and final assembly.

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      But for now, it's staying put for the next steps:

      - Mount front wheel and fender to permanently locate cab on frame and mark it. Borrowing the spare from my sister's Jeep as mine have been stuck at a Fastenal DC in GA for 12 days. Really wanted a roller by Thanksgiving
      - Remove cab and install transfer case
      - Finish transmission mount based on transfer case clocking
      - Begin floor deconstruction and reconstruction with new sub structure for JK frame, driver's side drop ATLAS, and Silverado seats... (the fun part!)


      • #48
        Good progress. It never goes as fast as we want it to.