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  • G Beasley
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Re: Welcome to the "Black Hole".
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My trailer trash build feels like a black hole right about now! Don't know if I'll ever finish it!
Mine took over a year , dont stress ...

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Well I am throwing all of my ideas and projects in this black hole for indefinite.  

Remainder of things left on Dumpster.

Hydro conversion on tube bender.

Tub trailer. 


Tube buggy


And what ever else I could think of
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My 99 TJ project that I worked on for 4 years and kept changing my mind on. Ended up selling off the 5.3 GM v8 and the 1 ton axles from under it last fall to fund the current project. Still have the frame/tub and links, so it wouldn't take much to gather the rest of the parts once again and put it back together, but that's a long way off right now.


Gathering parts again for this thing. Made a few changes in plans, going to run a 4.0 for the foreseeable future as it will just be easier to bolt it and the fuel system in and go. I'm also going to run a set of JK Rubi D44's that I picked up over the winter for another project that never got off the ground. I'll have to add a thread for this thing and post up what I've already done.

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Gathering parts again for this thing. Made a few changes in plans, going to run a 4.0 for the foreseeable future as it will just be easier to bolt it and the fuel system in and go. I'm also going to run a set of JK Rubi D44's that I picked up over the winter for another project that never got off the ground. I'll have to add a thread for this thing and post up what I've already done.
Sounds like a cool build is forthcoming ...

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Next project idea

JKU body with half doors, 6.0L, 4L80, Atlas. 

Super duty 60 front and 14 bolt rear. 

King coilovers and bypasses

20" beadlocks and  40s 

Custom everything else.  
Work hard all week to enjoy the two days in the Sun.

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Next project idea

JKU body with half doors, 6.0L, 4L80, Atlas.  

Super duty 60 front and 14 bolt rear.  

King coilovers and bypasses

20" beadlocks and  40s  

Custom everything else.


The question I ask is would you be happier with a JKL that you could drive from Florida back to Missouri and then farther West ?

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I got to build a mud truck.  Nah.  I am thinking long term.   Not a driver.  More of a trailer queen type of rig.


Going to buy a JK to take on road trips once I sell Dumpster.  Or buy a house whichever comes first. 
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Re: Welcome to the "Black Hole".
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The project that's beyond my reach would have to be a gladiator or J20.  I want to restore the exterior and modernize everything else to create a tow rig with classic style and modern amenities. 

I'm thinking:
- WJ super comfy bucket seats
- Modern sound system
- 5.9L or larger Cummins mated to six-speed manual with granny gear
- Heavy Duty axles out of Dodge Chassis Cab work truck
- Fully redesigned electrical featuring dual batteries and dual alternators
- Heavy duty Winch for extraction detail and work around the house
- Lifted with 33" to 35" tires
- 16" or 17" wheels with heavy duty brakes installed
- Fully reinforced frame

but that's just me.

-Scuzz
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Re: Welcome to the "Black Hole".
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Next project idea

JKU body with half doors, 6.0L, 4L80, Atlas.  

Super duty 60 front and 14 bolt rear.  

King coilovers and bypasses

20" beadlocks and  40s  

Custom everything else.



If you're just dead-set on a 4L80, I know a guy that will let one go...but you probably can't buy the matching 6.0 from him.  ;D

P.S. Sleeper TJ.  Just sayin'...  ;)

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If you're just dead-set on a 4L80, I know a guy that will let one go...but you probably can't buy the matching 6.0 from him.  ;D

P.S. Sleeper TJ.  Just sayin'...  ;)


Well, my deal for that kinda fell through.  If I buy the TJ then yeah it's game on for the sleeper TJ.
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  • aw12345
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Well, my deal for that kinda fell through.  If I buy the TJ then yeah it's game on for the sleeper TJ.

4l80 is a big long SOB


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Next project idea

JKU body with half doors, 6.0L, 4L80, Atlas. 

Super duty 60 front and 14 bolt rear. 

King coilovers and bypasses

20" beadlocks and  40s 

Custom everything else.


Planning on going fast?
- Sean

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Planning on going fast?


Nope, that's why it's in the Black hole section.  This the place for ideas that never really come to life. 
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Re: Welcome to the "Black Hole".
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I got to build a mud truck.  Nah.  I am thinking long term.   Not a driver.  More of a trailer queen type of rig.


Going to buy a JK to take on road trips once I sell Dumpster.  Or buy a house whichever comes first.

I have always been a believer in "the jeep is a kit of parts" idea which means to me that you can always rebuild a current jeep into whatever you want it to be for whatever terrain you want to tackle.  

Rebuilt dumpster... it has to be a bit cheaper than starting over from scratch.
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