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2.5L - Low Output
« on: October 10, 2017, 07:28:56 PM »
So I'm going through old pictures and figured I would start a little build thread for my little 4 squirrel powered machine. Ive got a good amount of worked planned for it in the next few years and thought I could also share my past of cheap choices and ugly "mods" before where it sits today. So my parents picked it up back in 2011 after I said "ooo thats a cool looking car", it was all down hill from there. A couple friends took me wheeling at shrivers farm over in oxford and I was hooked.

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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 07:32:03 PM »
Over the next few years I picked up some cheap stuff, hilift, lights, a bumper, and a very unsightly exhaust tip my brother made up. Not having a lot of money sitting around I switched from a two inch puck lift to two inch springs. Bought a 3 inch body lift and grabbed pats old set of 33s which I heard about from his son randy who I went to high school with

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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 07:36:30 PM »
I wheeled it for 3 or so years like that. A few nice spots in connecticut and down to rausch creek once every summer with a few friends. Along the way I grabbed a Ford 8.8, 4.10 gears, from a guy who worked at Clayton. It was all set up to their 4 link with high clearance brackets and outboard shock location mounts. After my junior year of college I got a nice paying summer gig and saved up for the 4 link. I also picked up an advance adapters sye and tom woods shaft. I went with the rusty outboard kit only since I had helped my brother do it in his jeep and it was just something familiar. I went up to a 4 inch lift and 1.25 body lift

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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 07:38:23 PM »
A few pictures of the driveway 4 link install

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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 07:43:15 PM »
Thats how it all sits now. Ive picked up a frame thats in decent condition, much better than my current one. When I swap that in ill be switching over to a full Clayton long arm kit. Bilstein shocks. Clayton engine and transmission skids. Brown dog motor mounts. A built HP dana 30. And hopefully get around to a locker for the rear and hopefully regearing. We'll see where it goes. I plan to keep it a 4 cylinder as long as I can keep the motor running....

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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 08:02:34 PM »
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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 08:07:01 PM »
You can’t kill the 4 angry squirrels that’s for sure, trust me I tried!!!!
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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2017, 08:17:56 PM »
Actaully i have but engine swaps are easy
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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 08:18:53 PM »
With that attitude you’ll have that 4 banger for ever! Those things are pretty hard to kill.


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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2017, 08:55:03 PM »
And, you have the "swirly chrome goodness" !
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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2017, 08:55:11 PM »
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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2017, 08:50:01 PM »
My brother stopped by and welded a few things up on the frame. Based on some flaking on the inside ill be having it galvanized when its ready. Still have measure up the outboard shock kit, put in new nutserts, and bite the bullet and buy the Clayton skid kit to rig up where the engine skid will bolt up in the front since its a 4 cylinder.

Definitely not ideal but its solid and will last until I'm ready for a bigger project.

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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2017, 05:44:42 AM »
looks good!
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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2017, 06:21:04 AM »
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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2017, 07:53:16 AM »
I'm confused.  Why install new short arm mounts when you obviously have long arm mounts?  Plus the far mounts don't look symmetrical.
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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2017, 07:54:58 AM »
The short arm mount is part of the patch (safe -t-cap)
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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2017, 07:58:54 AM »
Which far mounts? And yeah, ill have to go back and cut all of the stock mounts off again

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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2017, 08:57:59 AM »
If you call safe t cap they wiill sell you the cap without the bracket
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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2017, 09:11:25 AM »
If you call safe t cap they wiill sell you the cap without the bracket
Oh man that would have been nice to know....

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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2017, 09:20:09 AM »
Should have asked
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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2017, 05:54:39 PM »
If you call safe t cap they wiill sell you the cap without the bracket
Oh man that would have been nice to know....

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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2017, 07:09:00 PM »
After spending a few days in New York fishing I got back to cutting and grinding on the frame. Got all the stock brackets cut off. Just have to grind down a few more spots to make it look nice. New nutserts came in so I'm spending the night putting those in. Wish I went this route when the nutserts on my jeep went a few years back instead of just dropping bolts down and welding them in place.

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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2017, 04:51:18 AM »
Hopefully someone can back me up on this, but it might be a good idea to put a small spot weld on each of those nutserts to stop them from possibly spinning down the road.
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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2017, 05:03:09 AM »
No need, those nutserts aren't going to move. I've have them in my frame for 3 years, no problem.
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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2017, 05:16:26 AM »
Gonna tack them in as well

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