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Old 09-27-2010, 10:58 AM
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gone postal

i am currently starting a 74 dj5 postal jeep ratrod build any pointers or tips would be greatly appreciated
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:01 AM
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Welcome aboard, '74!!!

Good to see another PJ on here.

What are your plans for the postal so far???

How much chop you planning on???

I think my PJ chop was 5", but there is def. more to lose more.

I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

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Old 09-27-2010, 12:23 PM
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i have already chopped it 6 inches but i am thinking of going more i got pictures but i dont know how to put them on i hace a 5.0 i am curently working on settin in i am goin to make it carbuerated but i am thinking of going ahead and doing my frame mods andstuff then mounting the engind i really dont know i am new to the pj i do want it to be a ratrod any suggestions or tips
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:11 PM
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6" huh??? How's your windshield height???

I stopped at 5" because I was worried about getting the windshield too small.

As far as suggestions, with a set of notches in the back, it is pretty easy to get it REALLY low. There is also the possiblity of flipping the main leaf of the rear packs to make a reverse eye set, that will also lose you a couple of inches.

In the front, if your wanting to go ratrod, I would hang a beam axle out front, with transverse leaf, (like Cappa's Jeep rod).

Really the motor and trans are limiting my height. As my trans (T-18) is only about 4" off the ground now.

The sliding doors are actually pretty easy to chop if you want to keep that postal look.

I just slid the glass all the way down, chopped the opening and the window works as usually.

Really the PJ's are pretty open as far as what you want to do with them. Nobody wants them, they're cheap, and simple, so it's a great vehicle to play with.

Good Luck,

Let's see some pics....


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Old 09-27-2010, 01:18 PM
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how do i put pics on here and what do you mean about flipping the main leaf?
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:20 PM
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and i was just going to use the stock front axle and move it out front
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:01 PM
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If you go down about 10 threads, here in the hotrod forum, there is one titled, "making your own reverse eye leafs"

That I wrote when I was messing with the leaf packs.

I think Speedway motors has ford radius rod style brackets that could be welded straight to the axle tube.

There was another thread about using a transverse leaf on a hotrodded jeep that would be good too.

-Jeff
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:10 PM
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how do i post pics
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:09 PM
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I found it easiest to start a Photobucket account (free) and then you can upload to PB, and then copy the image code under the pic, into your post and the picture will show up in the thread.

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I have owned and shopped up about 5 postal jeeps. Lets get some pics rollin'
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