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Discussion in 'Other Jeep Models' started by offroadohio, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. offroadohio

    offroadohio Full Access Member

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    This is a pretty old build. But thought id toss a few pics up.

    Started in 02. Sold it "uncompleted" in late 05.

    bought it back in worst shape than it was when I sold it in july of 12.

    Now I'm working on getting it fixed up.

    Current setup:
    85 chevette body
    chevy luv/homemade frame
    3.8 buick v6
    th400 from commando
    d18 from ecj5
    front leaves from ecj5
    Scoutt 44 front and d44 rear from 71 waggy 5:13 gears dual lockers
    35" tires


    I was 16 when I started this and ha dno knowledge at all. Now ive gained alot and there is ALOT I need to change. But it'll happen slowly.

    $50 car I started with.

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    The "first" build
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    Day I sold it
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    Day I bought it back
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    All pics of the frame, engine, axles, etc are here
    1986 CS Chevette 4x4 Photos by 4x4chevette | Photobucket

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    Some wheelin...
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    Video of the flop
    4x4 Chevette on Excalibur at Heiney Farms - YouTube

    Video of the first half the the trail excalibur at Heiney Farm in Roseville OH
    4x4 chevette on hole to the right at heiney farm - YouTube

    At stillwell ohio

    Sheared of tie rod and flat tire. But this trail is badass! and I'm definately not the only one it laid claim too

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    Lower Ravine
    https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=590782610955151

    "new trail"
    https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=590785847621494
    After this video stopped I bounced my way up to the location of the photo above then broke the tie rod.

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  2. Dave

    Dave Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Nice build and pics. Looks like a lot of fun and I can tell it's yours because of the plate.....LOL

    Dave
     
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    Aaaah memories of my fist car .... :D

    2dr, 4spd, two toned blue ... piece of junk .. but I loved it!
     
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    Best chevette ever!
     
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    Super 'vette! Brings back memories of my 1st new car...'84 Chevette- and yes, I drove it like I stole it! (4 speed stick) Had 130K mi on it, and I passed it on to my nephew for his 1st car....didn't even get a 'thank you' when I handed him the keys.....I wonder why?
     
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    I am still driving a stock 87 for a dd.
     
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    Oooooh ouch :D
     
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    Uffda, looks like time to chop the top and add a rollcage:driver:
     
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    Well I chopped this thing apart. It's axles have been laying here waiting for a new project.

    That project has arrived.
     
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    profdlp Grouchy Old Cuss

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    Any hints? :icon_lol:
     
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    Just your run of the mill yj.
     
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    "Run of the mill", meaning the lower fenders, rocker panels, rear corners, floor boards, and frame are all rusted to hell? lol
    Just kidding, yours "shows" nice. But like many, I too had one that fit that description. What's left of it is now in storage bins in the garage. Wanna guess what's hiding beneath that nifty diamond plate!
     
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    One hole in the frame. Rr at shackle.
    A small section of drivers floor board and rocker is rusted through.

    Body mounts are solid

    But it'll only bee a hood and grille anyways
     
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    My last YJ was completely rusted out but even if I find hidden rest on this one I paid $500 for it
     
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    $500 was a great deal. When I parted mine out, I got $225 just for the 5-gauge cluster.
     
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    I have already netted nine hundred and $25 in parts off of it and I still have the frame suspension in the body that I'm going to be using
     
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    It will be getting a 4.3 with a 700r4 and a 208 transfer case and 44s out of the Chevette.

    I'm not entirely decided on the suspension yet