1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby 66stepside » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:51 pm

62 is sanding away on the center console and I just wrapped up the radio speaker screen installation.

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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby 66stepside » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:54 pm

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Last minute add on pics.
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby twisted frame » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:28 pm

66stepside wrote:62 is sanding away on the center console and I just wrapped up the radio speaker screen installation.

Are you installing console from a Super?
73 J4000. 360, MC 2100, T18A, D20, stock closed knuckle Dana 44 front, 60-2 rear. Warn Lock-O-Matics, Warn/Belleview electric winch, true duals with glasspacks, old-school front diff skid plate, used 265 Toyos on 16" AR wheels.

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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby 66stepside » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:29 pm

We’re using a sliced and diced XJ console for the XJ shifter.
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby twisted frame » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:35 pm

Cool! I always like seeing console solutions in J trucks as I'm considering replacing the bench in mine, in order to make way for buckets.
73 J4000. 360, MC 2100, T18A, D20, stock closed knuckle Dana 44 front, 60-2 rear. Warn Lock-O-Matics, Warn/Belleview electric winch, true duals with glasspacks, old-school front diff skid plate, used 265 Toyos on 16" AR wheels.

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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby berettajeep » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:44 pm

66stepside wrote:I keep all the old Jeep logo’d keys I find in the salvage yards. Only a 5 in the past 25 years. But this AM on a random chance, I tried them all in my son’s Jeep and one worked. Cool.

Only 3 keys left.


That is cool!

I am always looking for "Jeep" keys at antique stores. One day I'll find one!
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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby 66stepside » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:25 pm

Thanks! Cool and very lucky.

When I make the time, I’ll check to see if any of the keys fit the Super Wagoneer. I doubt it will work, but ya never know until ya try. Haha
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby 66stepside » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:19 pm

Drove the beast to work today. She performed flawlessly.

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62 takes his driving test in 1.5 weeks- I’m keeping my finger’s crossed.
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby troopthrowback » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:34 am

^^^ hmmmm. Seems off topic to me.


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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby 66stepside » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:03 pm

troopthrowback wrote:^^^ hmmmm. Seems off topic to me.


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Yeah, that was some unusual spam. Glad the Moderators are on the ball.

62 passed his driving test, so he’s legit to drive the Thriftside.

He’s double checking everything today:

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1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby 66stepside » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:28 pm

He calculated the mpg today 14.65 mpg. Pretty much the same as if it were an XJ. He’s stoked.
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby jaber » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:22 am

Congrats 62, you deserve it!!!
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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby twisted frame » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:10 pm

Way to go on the rig and the license test, 62! Amazing rig. Very unique, great looking, and now with very respectable mileage to boot.
73 J4000. 360, MC 2100, T18A, D20, stock closed knuckle Dana 44 front, 60-2 rear. Warn Lock-O-Matics, Warn/Belleview electric winch, true duals with glasspacks, old-school front diff skid plate, used 265 Toyos on 16" AR wheels.

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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby 62Thriftside » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:53 pm

jaber wrote:Congrats 62, you deserve it!!!

Thank you so much! It’s been a long time, but it’s so worth it!


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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby 62Thriftside » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:54 pm

twisted frame wrote:Way to go on the rig and the license test, 62! Amazing rig. Very unique, great looking, and now with very respectable mileage to boot.

Thank you so much! I think so too and everyone at school does as well! I’m extremely happy about the mileage. Thank you!


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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby Phils67 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:02 am

How does that AW4 handle the full size rig so far? I did a 4.0 swap in my 67 but kept my T18. By far the best engine swap i couldve done for it (originally a 232). What were the biggest issues youve come across during the conversion? Sorry, im new to the site so i havent followed this build
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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby 66stepside » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:04 pm

Phils67 wrote:How does that AW4 handle the full size rig so far? I did a 4.0 swap in my 67 but kept my T18. By far the best engine swap i couldve done for it (originally a 232). What were the biggest issues youve come across during the conversion? Sorry, im new to the site so i havent followed this build


It’s all good. My son really likes it- no issues so far. The only real “issues” were sorting through the wiring to make sure we had all the necessary wiring for the transmission controller, fuel pump and needed ecu-like devices.

He’s put a whopping 180 miles on it so far, no hiccups (knock on wood!).

He loves driving it on a road called Trent. It slices through Spokane and turns into a country highway pretty quickly, leaving the city behind, two lanes, 50 mph, not much traffic if you avoid rush hour. Every time he come home from school/sports, the gym, or elsewhere, he’ll have a story about someone giving him a thumbs up. Pretty cool.
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby Phils67 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:25 am

Thats awesome. It was a pain to wire mine. The donor was auto, the truck is stick, etc. Crank sensor has been the biggest issue. Ended up relocating it to the crank pulley with a Hesco kit. Next time i do a 4.0 swap i think i'll retain the Aw4.
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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby 66stepside » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:09 am

Phils67 wrote:Thats awesome. It was a pain to wire mine. The donor was auto, the truck is stick, etc. Crank sensor has been the biggest issue. Ended up relocating it to the crank pulley with a Hesco kit. Next time i do a 4.0 swap i think i'll retain the Aw4.


There have been roughly 4 4.0 swaps that I’ve seen in the FSJs, but not too many build pages. Two of the 4.0 swaps were converted to carb.

I am glad we bought the whole XJ, though. In the end, it was cheaper that way. We did think about a manual, as in buying an XJ with a manual, but overall, the AW4 version works just fine for our needs- I personally prefer a manual transmission, but no matter what swap is done, there will be a slew of problems to solve! Haha
1966 J3000, 401, T-18, Dana 300
1962 Jeep J-200, 4.0, AW4, DANA 300 Father/Son Project
1954 Willy’s Truck: Stock
1967 Quadcab Thriftside
1968 M715: Stock

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Re: 1962 j-200 Thriftside Father & Son 4.0 AW4 D300 Project

Postby Phils67 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:31 am

My biggest issue using a xj 4.0 was getting a central fan and belt routing setup figured out. If i recall i used a TJ water pump and a ZJ heavy duty fan clutch with the original XJ fan blade. Used the XJ ps pump, hoses and steering box which surprisingly had the exact bolt pattern as the original manual gear box. The only real common problem ive had has been crank sensors. I bet im on like number 8 or 9 now haha theres always spares in the glovebox. Not sure why but it goes through them like crazy, even if im using mopar brand sensors
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