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Unread 06-21-2010, 07:58 PM   #46
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Just found your repair thread and I swear it was my Jeep a couple years ago. Check out my build thread and you will be amazed at how close our repairs look.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/m...igheep-534340/

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Unread 06-21-2010, 08:24 PM   #47
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Just found your repair thread and I swear it was my Jeep a couple years ago. Check out my build thread and you will be amazed at how close our repairs look.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/m...igheep-534340/
YOU JERK.....

I noticed yours went up into the rear fender well as well, mine is starting and I comtemplated cutting it out and redoing it as well, but figured nah to much work... I see you did your and it turned out very nice.. I have the same plans on the corner guards, LOL to funny...

could be twin jeeps, Mine used to be black as well..



hmmmmmm

might need a couple more cut off wheels now.......



*******IT
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Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...

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family roll bar swap/upgrade..

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Unread 06-24-2010, 03:10 PM   #48
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well 10 steps backwards today...



crawled under the jeep last night to see what else I needed to touch up before throwing it ack together and....

saw this....



I got as small hole on top as well in where the shock tower mounts..

so now what to do, throw it back together and wait for the SOA to fix it all....

nope it goes into the backside... thanks jeep

so off to get a couple more cut off wheels... figured while at it I will fix the couple little spot I missed doing the body...





angle Iron Ima use to fix this problem...



and oh wait... look what else I found...





right besdie the spot I jsut fixed...oh ya when I painted it a few years back, I had no welder so I fiberglassed it up.....



beleive it or not, under here was clean before I tore into the frame...no ****, there was over a complete big *** shovel full of mud and dirt lodged up in there, plus all the pieces of rust...



about 2 inches deep..... WOW I think jimmy hoffa may be in there still.... I gotta hose it out.

figured while Im at it grind the **** down and see what other surprises are there...



not bad everywhere else.

ONE NOTE...THOSE ARE FUEL LINES UP ON THE FRAME RAIL, SO CAREFUL GRINDING... However I wonder if I could file a fire claim under stupidity... this thing is starting to piss me off.

I did not wanna take the brake line off, I know its gonna brake... LOL that wil lbe sunday when I weld it up.

another little spot Ima fix while im at it now...

good possibiliy Ima spring it over now to, I dont have all the stuff yet, but, time Im done with this fix I prolly will, really onlyneed a SYE...and gears for my 30, but found a 44 the other day that may work.. so...ahh anyhow off for more beers. and back to grinding...

so yet to do, shock tower has to come off, and fix the hole under there. reweld it up, fix the bottom, body panels, bah will keep yas posted.

thanks for coming out.
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Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...-jeep-1050879/

family roll bar swap/upgrade..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...grade-1054753/

1990 YJ. SOA, OME 36R 3.5" lift springs, OME 5/8 greasable shackles, OTT high steer, Custom cage, team Rush, Posi, 33 TSL swampers
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Unread 06-24-2010, 03:19 PM   #49
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Yea, I'm used to rust. Vehicle inspections? Smog tests? huh?
Same here. The never ending battle in Michigan.

Just look at the positive side when your done it's gonna look great.
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Unread 06-24-2010, 03:34 PM   #50
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Hey guys don't feel bad I live in KY and I have some issues where my seat belt mounts too. I have been surfing this thread for inspiration and confidence, glad it is here.
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Unread 07-01-2010, 07:43 PM   #51
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well more progress today.. oh hey mods how do i change the thread title, this is turning into somethign differnet lol.. should rename it.. anyhow..

my welder did not show up till around 1 this afternoon, so I too kthe mornign to clean up some welds, and cut the shock mount off and make a new bracket for it...







myplan here is this..



the angle iron is wide enough to go to the outside edge of the old shock mont to rather then rebuilda nerw mount Im just gonna use the angle iron as a whole and well a smalll piece of the mount I salvaged.. something like this..





had to notch it for the brake line..



weld this together line up the pin, and good to go...

finished the final touches on the bar, it fits together nicely now..





and basically got the rest ot the bodywelded up, so it is complete now, tomorrow will move on to finishing the frame, and possibly SOA, if time allows... this is my DD as well, so I cant have it layed up much longer....















some more grinding to do, and will get a skim of bondo on it tomorrow, and hopefullygetthe bodywork done in between fixing the frame, Also got the frame piece mount tacked in place so I can line up the shopck in the morning, tak it and puill it all out to weld it/..







crazy kids again.....

Thanks Blackheep... mywelder today. Hopefully Bones tomorrow...
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Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...-jeep-1050879/

family roll bar swap/upgrade..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...grade-1054753/

1990 YJ. SOA, OME 36R 3.5" lift springs, OME 5/8 greasable shackles, OTT high steer, Custom cage, team Rush, Posi, 33 TSL swampers
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Unread 07-01-2010, 07:46 PM   #52
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I would never buy a car that came from the north. They salt the roads to get rid of the ice and snow. Plus the snow clings to your car for monthes and you cannot clean it because it then will have a sheet of ice covering it so. The result is that they or you ruin your car.
i don't have rust on any of my vehicles, and i get car washes once a week during the winter. your post is false friend, the salt comes right off
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Unread 07-02-2010, 06:13 PM   #53
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little more done today, Bones had to work I guess so worked on the body most of the day....





first coat of bondo... got bored waiting for it to harden...



finished look at the inside..





the back..







just some finishing things so putty is all i need for most now, 2 layers of bondo...
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Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...-jeep-1050879/

family roll bar swap/upgrade..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...grade-1054753/

1990 YJ. SOA, OME 36R 3.5" lift springs, OME 5/8 greasable shackles, OTT high steer, Custom cage, team Rush, Posi, 33 TSL swampers

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Unread 07-02-2010, 08:38 PM   #54
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where I live we are plentiful in the clean air department. and I wasn't aware california would give me skin cancer. especially since I weld all the time, so If i am going to get it, I'll get it whether i live in CA or PA
i'll take colorado of any other state.my truck doesn't rust,it snows,it's hot(sometimes),i can ski,snowboard ,and in some places doesn't have smog,is laxed about 4 wheelers with lifted rigs and tires sticking out.God colorado f****** rocks my socks.
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Unread 07-03-2010, 10:17 AM   #55
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That looks really nice on the inside. I hope I can get mine as nice as that. (not a freakin chance however )
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Unread 07-04-2010, 06:27 PM   #56
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more done today, just body stuff, turned out not bad, its one of those things you can do forever, but comes a time when ya gotta realize what it is your trying to make alook all pretty, not that it dont deserve it, just next week it will be thrashing thru the bush gettign all scratched anyhow...

figured I had all the bondo stuff done, but the bottom is still way shallow, so needed another coat, and spent about 4-5 hours sanding, putty, sanding, sanding... get the picture, this part sucks,....

not a long speech, just some pics as the day went on....





what to do while your waiting for bondo to dry....



sit and watch bondo dryand havea beer........



its coming....



not happywith this spiot, but the bondo is getting think now and this is covered with the rocker, soooo....... hmmmm...







couple spots could have been better for sure, but next week it will be scratched to hell anyhow sooooo... hey its welded back together now and solid as a rock...





got the roll bar bolted back in and fitted, took some coaxing, lol







SO... still gotta get the frame done, and may limp it up to a biddies to do the welding there in his shop... be a slow drive. and still wanting to spring it over, but I have decided Ima drop the tank and see the frame on the other side since im this far into it...

night all..
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Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...-jeep-1050879/

family roll bar swap/upgrade..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...grade-1054753/

1990 YJ. SOA, OME 36R 3.5" lift springs, OME 5/8 greasable shackles, OTT high steer, Custom cage, team Rush, Posi, 33 TSL swampers
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Unread 07-05-2010, 09:47 AM   #57
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coupole questions now... hopefuly someone looking at this will chime up..

1. Can you cut body mounts.. I havea 3" BL the PO put in and have yet to remove it, hopefully doing hte SOA now, I dont want to get rid of the lift all together, just say half, so I was wanting to cut the mounts down to half.. will this hurt them, I dont hink so but has anyone done it...

2 WTF do ya use to cut themand insure they are striaght.
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Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...-jeep-1050879/

family roll bar swap/upgrade..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...grade-1054753/

1990 YJ. SOA, OME 36R 3.5" lift springs, OME 5/8 greasable shackles, OTT high steer, Custom cage, team Rush, Posi, 33 TSL swampers
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Unread 07-09-2010, 10:39 AM   #58
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got the shock mount rewelded on and mounted...

and half the roll bar...


then ran out wire, and sticks..

goddman it to hell.. will post up some pics of the shock later this morning...

slowly but surely....
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Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...-jeep-1050879/

family roll bar swap/upgrade..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...grade-1054753/

1990 YJ. SOA, OME 36R 3.5" lift springs, OME 5/8 greasable shackles, OTT high steer, Custom cage, team Rush, Posi, 33 TSL swampers
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Unread 07-09-2010, 02:10 PM   #59
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gotta clean up the welds and paint yet, but so far......

















she been laid up so long, Im getting some friends making a home in it...

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Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...-jeep-1050879/

family roll bar swap/upgrade..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...grade-1054753/

1990 YJ. SOA, OME 36R 3.5" lift springs, OME 5/8 greasable shackles, OTT high steer, Custom cage, team Rush, Posi, 33 TSL swampers
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Unread 07-15-2010, 08:30 PM   #60
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well this is turning into something else all together now I think...

well fairly productive day I guess, got the frame complete and the *** end up on wheels, and when I say up, I mean 'UP'.....

started Wednesday at lunch he swung byand we dropped the tank so we could see what was up behind there...





So I got up earlythis morning and started organinzing things for the day... I dont got no swankygarage, do gots some nice electric impact guns and things tho....





my pile of crap is gettign bigger, this is all **** ALL **** from the frame, and body I repaired, all the dirt came fomr it as well



Bones showed up around 10am, after a quick whats up, we figured we would get at the shackle area first....
not many pics thru out, we kinda got wrapped up in doing it..

so I had the length of steel needed cut already, just needed trimmed, after some tweaking it fits nicely, we also ran into some thin metal on the backside,



after some deliberating and discussing, it was decided the center cross member is gonna need replaced in the next couple years, as is the rear when a tire carrier goes on, the stock is not strong enough, so at that time we will 'properly' adress these areas, for now we patched it up, aand cut out the bad crap, welded it up and ground it down... its better then it ever was...







next was the area on the bottom just below the shock mount... simple enough... not really, but Bones had a chunck of angle iron in his truck that pretty much fit perfect, just neeed some trimming, even had some holes for drainage so this **** wont happen again....







Turned out really nice, so break for a beer and I go take a leak and come back out and ****ing Bones has done this...









well gotta rip into the front now, cant stop here...





Anyhow not much for typing I tired LONG day, hats off to Bones for helping Thanks man, fuk do I appreciate it...

stopped here for today, hopefull get the front up and sitting level Sunday if Bones is available, and just keep going from there, The SOA is basically being doen now cause well, I was this far torn itnto it so not putting it back together just to do it again, no thanks, I will add the SYE, shocks and things over the next couple months, the 8.8 needs gears still, so not wasting alot of time on the 35, welding the mounts on, and welding the rear of it for now.. The 8.8 will go in hopefully before winter.

As for front?? Ima just use a pitman arm for now, I may just build the 30, I know why bother, I dont htink Im going over a 36 tire, and Im not hard on the throttle and its been good so far.... the next couple of months I iwll decide and either buy a 44 if I can find one or just do a highsteer on the 30 and build it up or just swap TJ shats...

**** form here should go fairly quick now, is the uphill swing hopefully....amazingly enough I think the D/S is gonna be sorta ok, for now till I can get a SYE...

opinions?? advice??? never done this before either.... I know on the SYE andstuff its coming, dont have it yet, and did not have the desire to put it back together only do rip it apart again ina month or so...

night all

Oh the Bodylift is coming out now.......

oh and that is Bones in the Pic he is about 6' 2ish... so ya its sitting high...

2.5" OME springs prolly 1/2 inch on hte shackle lift, the 5ish on the SOA nad as its sits here a 3" BL.. that is coming out.....
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Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...-jeep-1050879/

family roll bar swap/upgrade..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...grade-1054753/

1990 YJ. SOA, OME 36R 3.5" lift springs, OME 5/8 greasable shackles, OTT high steer, Custom cage, team Rush, Posi, 33 TSL swampers
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