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Offline GRONK

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Re: Full frame and straight axle
« Reply #75 on: March 21, 2012, 04:36:04 AM »
I have a full Jeepster Commando boxed frame w/ tranny, Xfer case, axles, etc just waiting for a wagon body.  Set and ready for a 304.  I don't think a solid frame swap could get any easier than this.  The wheel base and width is  perfect.  I believe the Jeepster wheel base is 1.5" longer than the wagon's so with a very mild spring lift it will be bang on.

Shanebo, this is what I currently have planned for the blue wagon I picked up from you.  Unless someone wants the frame, I'll use it when the time comes.
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Re: Full frame and straight axle
« Reply #76 on: March 21, 2012, 07:56:34 AM »
Well, get to work on it Rafe! You don't have to do it all at once and make it real pretty, just safe and stable to use off road. Then you would have a real toy!

I don't have the time, expertise, tools, or money for a project like that! :(

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Re: Full frame and straight axle
« Reply #77 on: March 28, 2013, 08:37:34 PM »

I don't have the time, expertise, tools, or money for a project like that! :(
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It has been a long time but I finally got my Eagle on the road. I actually got it licensed and registered this last Friday. I am very happy and can’t wait to take it on a road trip. I got to test it off road a little and it climbs really well and handles the big bumps at high speed. However, it is still a little sloppy on the highway. I need to spend some time dialing in the four-link to square the axles under the car. It’s not terrible though and just needs some small tweaking. I will keep dialing it in and post some off road pictures when I get a chance. Thanks to everyone for the support and inspiration.

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Re: Full frame and straight axle
« Reply #78 on: March 28, 2013, 09:10:27 PM »
Glad to see you're still around and got it on the road. Can't wait to see some pics of it in action.
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Re: Full frame and straight axle
« Reply #79 on: March 28, 2013, 10:59:13 PM »
Now that's cool!  I like the dash and engine compartment- ALL that is needed and nothing else.
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