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Unread 12-20-2012, 01:34 PM   #16
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Progress is slow, but steady...

After describing my transmission housing cracks to MeanMax I pursued a new/used transmission. I found a 94 w/110k miles on it and an NP231 w/SYE for $300.00. This transmission has an external slave, so I need to purchase one of those now.

I also need to find a buyer for my brand new internal slave and a used internal slave in good condition.

My OME springs have arrived and I am itching to put everything back together.

I just finished painting the frame, axle housings, GTSP, and transmission skid plate w/POR15. I have to apply the self-etching POR15 primer and then the POR15 Chassis black. Once that is done I can start re-assembly.

Here are some shots of the POR15 coat:

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Gas Tank Skid Plate


Hoping to make some headway over the Christmas holiday...

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Unread 12-20-2012, 03:33 PM   #17
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Are you sure those are cracks in the transmission and not just casting marks? Those look kind of like typical heat check in a mold. verify that those do not actually protrude out of the transmission.

Either way sounds like you got a good deal on a much less use transmission (plus you can convert to the external slave and SYE++)
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Unread 12-21-2012, 06:55 AM   #18
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Are you sure those are cracks in the transmission and not just casting marks? Those look kind of like typical heat check in a mold.
This is a thought I had too. When I ran across the tranny/xfer case combo on Craigslist, I jumped on it. It will be nice to have a tranny with half the miles, an external slave, and have an SYE.

I just found an used external slave for $70.00 complete from master to slave, so all I need to purchase is a new rear drive shaft.
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Unread 12-27-2012, 10:00 AM   #19
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re-assembly has begun!

I have the transmission, transfer case and skid plate back on. I have to say again the transmission jack adapter I purchased is one of the best tools I have. I was able to put the transmission back in by myself.

I removed the 2" body lift and replaced it with the 1" poly lift w/integrated bushings. This went smoother than I thought given the age of the Jeep.

My gas tank straps are shot and my plans to re-use them did not work out. I'm waiting for my new ones to arrive today so I can put the gas tank back up. Then I get to install the OME lift!
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Unread 12-30-2012, 10:48 AM   #20
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Gas tank is back on.

Replaced fuel filter and installed new bump stops.

OME springs are on too! I have to say the OME bushings do not come with enough sleeves, so I ended up using a set of black poly grease-able ones I had laying around.

I installed front tow-bar shackles so I can flat-tow this to the beach.

Anyone need some Yellow OME bushings? I have four sets.

I also swapped out the old Clutch master/slave for a nused external slave/master setup. I need to order one of the threaded studs for the bellhousing before I can mount the external slave. I am sure that will be a "dealer item".

Rear brakes are back on. I still need to make new rear hard lines and install my new steel braided front lines before I can bleed the brakes.

I am hoping to find some of the OEM 5-star aluminum wheels with "Jeep" stamped on one of the stars. I like those wheels, and I have a message out to a guy on Craigslist who has 5 for sale.

Next up is re-installation of the tie rod, drag link, front drive shaft, track bar and sway bar.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 11:33 AM   #21
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Forgot to upload the latest pic...

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Unread 12-30-2012, 07:35 PM   #22
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Really nice work.

I love this thread. I used to look for my CJ7. I really miss it. I hope I end up liking my Wrangler as much as I love my old CJ7.

And I'm looking for some spring bushings by the way.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 06:00 AM   #23
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Really nice work.

I love this thread. I used to look for my CJ7. I really miss it. I hope I end up liking my Wrangler as much as I love my old CJ7.

And I'm looking for some spring bushings by the way.
Thanks. I will PM you with the specifics about the bushings
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Unread 12-31-2012, 06:41 AM   #24
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Unread 01-03-2013, 10:48 AM   #25
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I also went to the dealer today over lunch to pick up a stud for the external slave; the bell housing I got only had one in it. I also was told the Nuts used to mount the external slave are no longer available. Anyone know the specs on these? I plan on stopping by the hardware store after I pick up the stud, so I can get nuts, washers, etc...

There is also a "spacer" mentioned that goes between the external slave and the bell housing. This is also no longer available. Anyone know how thick this space is?

Here is a shot of what I am talking about.... see Item 6...

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Unread 01-03-2013, 10:57 AM   #26
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Unread 01-03-2013, 12:22 PM   #27
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Ask Max. If anyone knows he would. Awesome!
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Unread 01-04-2013, 06:42 AM   #28
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Ask Max. If anyone knows he would. Awesome!
Yeah, I have a question out to Max.
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Unread 01-04-2013, 11:02 AM   #29
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Max is busy. I wish his shop was closer. His shop is down in Florida. He has more knowledge then any other person I have ever met on the Jeeps.
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Max is busy. I wish his shop was closer. His shop is down in Florida. He has more knowledge then any other person I have ever met on the Jeeps.
I am sure. I met Max at his shop back in November. My family frequently visits the part of Florida where Max's shop is. He is a great guy and I wish my Jeeps were in Florida and not MD.
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