Some crazy jeep off roading

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Some crazy jeep off roading

Post by jkillelea » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:06 pm

Hold on to your hats. This is not the way I would drive my 1942 GPW's. Take a look:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jXxf_U5fXk

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Re: Some crazy jeep off roading

Post by Bruce W » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:14 pm

Don't get all shook up. No MB's were harmed in the making of this video.
"Bam-Bam", the jeep with the summer top, has an MB body that was headed for the shredder when it was saved to live another life. It has (IIRC) a CJ3A frame under it, a Chevrolet 4.3 litre V6 under the hood, and an SM420 truck transmission connected to a Dana 20 transfer case under the floor, with a centered Dana 44 rear end filled with an Eaton E-locker and sporting fake "full-floating" hubs. The front axle is a Dana 30 and the power steering came from a Ford pickup or Bronco. The whole thing was built to do just what you see. The other "MB" is a CJ2-A. BW

Edit: Personally, I wouldn't treat any of my CJ2-A's that way either. BW
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Re: Some crazy jeep off roading

Post by OldPappy » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:17 am

I have been thinking about ways to create "fake full-floating hubs" for the M38 axles going under my "MB" clone which is being built on a CJ2A chassis.

The video was fun to watch.
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Re: Some crazy jeep off roading

Post by jkillelea » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:05 pm

Think that one is good. Look at the one with jeeps in Moab. Talk about crawling up rocks!

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Re: Some crazy jeep off roading

Post by Marty, SoCal » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:17 am

Old Pappy, Herm the Overdrive Guy has full float conversions for the Dana 44. Basically, it's a slightly modified front spindle meaning it's machined on the face to fit where the old bearing was, (The spindle and axle flanges have the same 6 bolt pattern) with front hubs and drive flanges or locking hubs, and a double splined axle.

As to off-roading, Here's what my daughter and I like to do with my GPW, drive it in the old DTC near the Palen Pass:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZwvmdWCNmk
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Re: Some crazy jeep off roading

Post by jkillelea » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:01 pm

You don't want to break down or get lost out there!

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