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Old 10-11-2011, 02:45 PM
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Thinking about a new build...

It's been a while...but I finally got another FSJ...a 79' Chief.

Thinking about an LQ9/4l65/xxx on either volvo portals or a set of tons with 5.38's and 42ish Rockers on beadlocks. I have access to a full shop...or barn with lots of tools

My budget is about 7000.00...plus whatever parts I can sell off the truck that get replaced.

Goal is a road legal rig (sweden) that is just biatchin' and can be wheeled hard.

Is it too ambitious to try and squeeze in a Gen III+ drivetrain?

Anybody wanna share some good links for info or similar FSJ builds?
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:38 AM
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Those Portal axles are wicked cool. The down side is that a set of stockers will run you about $2500-$3000 in the US. I would think you could have a set of built 1 tons for that price, maybe cheaper.

The GenIII drivetrain is not out of the question though. As long as you (or if you have a good friend) are good with fabrication, you should be abel to build your jeep within your budget.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:02 PM
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:47 PM
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Hey, long time no see man

Are you planning on a 4 link setup? Because portals with leaf springs really does not work well. Tons of axle wrap.

As for the engine, I assume you mean the L92? Good engine, lots of power. I don't think fitting the engine will be an issue. You will need new motor mounts, ad do some other changes, but the blocks are no larger than a SBC. So you should be fine.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:20 AM
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As for the engine, I assume you mean the L92? .[/ quote]

The LQ9 is GMs 6.0 liter.
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:41 PM
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As for the engine, I assume you mean the L92? .[/ quote]

The LQ9 is GMs 6.0 liter.

Ahh yeah, it was the Gen III that came before the L92.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:42 PM
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Thanks for the input guys

Yeah its been a while Stuka!

But I am leaning toward the LQ9...

I'll get some pics next week...

I was thinking about going spring under on the portals...but we'll see. I need to source some first...and that is proving difficult
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:11 PM
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Try this site. Mog axles should be easy enough to find. Good luck and if you do go with Mog axles, will you post your progress?

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/unimog/
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