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Unread 12-12-2010, 11:47 AM   #136
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So you just chopped off the rear lower quarters? Any pics of that?
not yet, i will have pics of it soon. yes, and isntead of going at the seam where people fold, i went above it. the floor will stay more level in that area if you cut at the seam instead of above it, it will probabaly be a little easier that way aswell.

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Unread 12-12-2010, 12:25 PM   #137
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Cool, looking forward to seeing that. Was the insulation inside the XJ attached to the body panels? My rear lower quarters were shot so I went to cutting them completely out and replacing with riveted new metal (no welder) and I looked inside and it was straight in to insulation. So was just wondering if that was attached or a separate piece to disassemble.
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Unread 12-12-2010, 02:02 PM   #138
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annndddd my holy grail. screw folding the rear corners, and dealing with pop rivets, sealer, and other amatuer methods. do it right, do it once.. profit.
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One of the XJs I was looking at had a few holes in the floor. I was going to fix them with a coffee can, caulking and pop rivets.
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Unread 12-12-2010, 04:35 PM   #139
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Millermagic. If you have the time and means, fix it right. Clean and paint what floor you have left, inside and out. It won't long before your dealing with a major problem.

When I bought mine it had a little rust on the passenger floor pan. Within a years time a hole had developed in it. Within 4-5 years all the floor pans were completely rusted and mostly gone. I had screwed sheet metal to the bottom to patch the holes and seal the seams to no avail. The floor just kept on rusting between the carpet and sheet metal I installed over the rusty floor. When they start they go real fast. A lot of the rusting goes on from the inside out. Pull that carpet and see what it looks like.

Wish I would have done something more permanent sooner. Now I'm looking at nearly an entire floor replacement like the one in this thread.

I just typed all that and realized you said you were looking at one that holes in the floor. Oh well, someone will learn a lesson from my mistake.
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Unread 12-12-2010, 07:14 PM   #140
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Cool, looking forward to seeing that. Was the insulation inside the XJ attached to the body panels? My rear lower quarters were shot so I went to cutting them completely out and replacing with riveted new metal (no welder) and I looked inside and it was straight in to insulation. So was just wondering if that was attached or a separate piece to disassemble.
some jeeps have that some dont, this one didnt, the 97 i pulled parts from did.

did some more work today in the rain.
hard to tell but everything around the shackle mount is all boxed and tied to that 3/16th plate that goes from shackle mount to shackle mount across the back


Also this is one side of the frame rail patch, theres a plate welded on the bottom, the bottom edge of this side plate is rolled under and welded (needs to be ground badly, but its in there, i was able to get both shackle bolts loose, they are IN THERE. pipe and short turns.

the hole was done with 4 drill holes and a cut off wheel. im happy with it.
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Unread 12-13-2010, 09:53 PM   #141
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They look awesome. Jeep is ironman strong
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Unread 12-14-2010, 08:35 AM   #142
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I tought my self to weld 6 years ago. welding is the handiest skill to have ever and if your any bit creative you can biuld some great stuff


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Unread 12-14-2010, 01:41 PM   #143
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its so depressing, we've gotten a bunch of snow the last 2 days, and my jeep, is sitting outside, unfinished, probabaly full of snow.

my wife got me all this cool jeep **** for xmas, and it dosent even look like I'll be able to use the thing.
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Unread 12-14-2010, 06:55 PM   #144
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its so depressing, we've gotten a bunch of snow the last 2 days, and my jeep, is sitting outside, unfinished, probabaly full of snow.

my wife got me all this cool jeep **** for xmas, and it dosent even look like I'll be able to use the thing.
Looking more gooder man...nice job. I cant imagine that getting those bolts inside there was much fun. lol
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Just a thought here, but you are installing the same life I have and I think you will eventually want to do a shackle relocation because the 4.5" leafs are pretty short. Rather than adding a bracket later, maybe you should rebuild the shackle box right now while you have easy access. Then you will have corrected the shackle angle possibly without having to add height.
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Unread 12-14-2010, 10:39 PM   #146
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I think relocation brackets would be a good idea for anyone installing new springs. You'd be able to adjust your shackle angle. I just installed some Crown heavy duties and they were shorter than the originals. Ended up with a near vertical shackle angle.

I agree, if one had the time and means it would be a good idea to beef up the hangers. He's working outside in the winter though. I done a lot of that. It's no picnic.
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Unread 12-14-2010, 11:54 PM   #147
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x2 on relocation.

you can make your own or get the HD offroad engineering ones. Brian over on NAXJA sells them.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 01:04 AM   #148
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i saw the HD ones. like 200$ is insane, but i guess if you have the market cornered.

After the work i did to re enforce that shackle box, i doubt ill be redoing it again.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 05:03 PM   #149
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Big$ Exactly why I am living with my shackle angle. I'd invest in a welder before I bought those.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 05:09 PM   #150
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were way off topic, but whatevers, this shackle angle thing has got me thinking, after spending 6 hrs with brush/ rollers and rattle can rustoleum on an unrelated project, without doors open. (maybe im high?) i didnt take any breaks haha.

What if i made like boomarange shackles? is it possible to correct the angle, without gaining much if any height from a boomarang?
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