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post #106 of 188 Old 01-11-2013, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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After letting the fumes air out of the shop, I cleaned up a bunch of fasteners, and sanded the roll bar, then painted it all. Depending on what tomorrow brings, I hope to soon be setting the Tub back on the frame.


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post #107 of 188 Old 01-12-2013, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Started out the day by sorting out the fasteners I painted. Only had three that I'm not sure where they go, at least for now. As you can see the roll bar came out nice, the lower bed lined portion looks great. I discovered that after all the engine, transmission and transfer case work, I a leak re-appear, so I had to hold off on installing the tub. I looked it over, and found the oil coming from the weep hole in the transmission tail housing. Figured it's the rear transmission seal, so I proceeded to pull the transfer case back off. Well, guess what I found. Apparently the transmission shop missed replacing the rear seal, as it still had the Chrysler penstar emblem on it. So I called the shop, and they came out and gladly replaced it right after lunch. He was surprised he missed it, but it was indeed the old seal and hard and brittle. While I was waiting for them, I proceeded to clean up a lot on interior dash parts and wiring harness. After the seal was replaced I re-installed the transfer case, and then proceeded to install the tub. Next came the heat shields and emergency brake cables. Then I proceeded to the tailgate. Still have some paint to touch up, but it fits and works great. A little engine side wiring routing, and installing the radiator support rods were next. And last, but not least, with help from my neighbor, I installed the roll bar. It sure looks a lot better, and much closer to being a driver again.


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post #108 of 188 Old 01-12-2013, 06:53 PM
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Looks great I have a stupid question. How do you open the tailgate latches? Do you reach in the window? Just curious thanks
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post #109 of 188 Old 01-12-2013, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. Yes, you reach in the back just like on a CJ.

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post #110 of 188 Old 01-13-2013, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Well, a little more cleaning and painting. I then started assembling the windshield for a test fit. Dang I hate Jeep Windshield fit and hinges. It's on but hinge quality and alignment is always an issue. I'll pull it off and get the glass installed before it's final installation. I also installed the Parking Brake assembly, Brake Pedal and Booster, as well has the Heater.


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post #111 of 188 Old 01-13-2013, 07:51 PM
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Well I guess you don't need any help with the tub! We're the windshield hinges the factory ones, or aftermarket? I've not had a problem with the OEM hinges.
Looks great WAWII.
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Naw, I'm getting good on Jeep Tubs and an engine hoist. But thanks for the offer. The factory hinges were rusted stiff, so these are aftermarket units, that accept the CJ mirrors.

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post #113 of 188 Old 01-13-2013, 08:04 PM
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Love your build, its one of my favorites! This is my kinda build... Regarding the hinges: anytine I encounter something like that, I soak them in vinegar for a day or so. The acid in the vinegar eats the rust etc. right out. Frees things right up without taking off too much. Leaves a nice surface for finishing. Shoot them with some penetrating oil after the vinegar dip and you're good to go.

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post #114 of 188 Old 01-17-2013, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Boy, is the YJ Dash so much more complicated than the CJ's. I sure wish it was a CJ, the dash would be done. Spent a little time looking for the body shifter bracket, finally found it still setting in my parts washer. At least I found it, I was getting worried looking for it. this afternoons work was focused on the dash, but also installed the rear seat brackets as well


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Boy, is the YJ Dash so much more complicated than the CJ's. I sure wish it was a CJ, the dash would be done. Spent a little time looking for the body shifter bracket, finally found it still setting in my parts washer. At least I found it, I was getting worried looking for it. this afternoons work was focused on the dash, but also installed the rear seat brackets as well



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Although I own a YJ I like the CJ dashes too.

The project is looking good.
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post #116 of 188 Old 01-18-2013, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Dropped the Windshield Frame off this morning to get new glass installed, should be ready on Monday. Spent the afternoon finishing the dash assembly, and then installed the shifter bracket and adjusted the linkage. I've also installed the fuel filler, and rear license plate. Also the new seat belts and seats are installed as well.


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Man that looks good, I like the clear parking/turn signal lenses.
What's left besides the hood and fenders, anything?

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post #118 of 188 Old 01-19-2013, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Yea, they help cleaned up the look, and since mine were cracked and in rough shape I went clear. What else is left, the Rear Drive Shaft and Pinon Angle, Front Axle U-Joint, Tail Pipe, and I'm sure a laundry list of little things.

I just did a quick 2' drive (forward and reverse) in the shop. This afternoon I will take it for it's first spin around the block.

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Started out the day by making the final connections and double checking the electrical before starting the engine for the first time with the tub installed. All went well, and after connecting the front drive shaft, I actually moved the Jeep under it's own power for the first time since 2012-08-29. It was only a couple of feet, but she live again. I then installed the rear bumper, and hood before heading off to a lunch meeting. Right after lunch I had a a couple of shady characters stop by from the MIJC. But Frank and Jon are a couple of great guys, and it was a blast seeing them again since I missed the annual banquette. After we caught up on things and they got a good look at the Jeep and my other projects, it was time to pull the Jeep out and go for it's first trip around the block after the engine/transmission rebuild. WOW, it needs perhaps a little more tuning, and it was weird in front wheel drive, but she has plenty of pep, and I can even spin the tires now! For the rest of the afternoon, I proceeded to attach the hood items, and front bumper. I also started on the rear TJ fender flares and planning the front fender work. Other than the front fender work, I need to start a punch list as it's the little things that will get you.

Punch List
Install Windshield
Repair, Modify and Install Front Fenders
Install Fender Flares
Rear Pinion Angle Correction
Rear Drive Shaft U-Joint and Install
Front Axle U-Joint
Rear Wiper Relay/Wire Cleanup
Clamp Muffler and get Tail Pipe bent and installed


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I was asked to come down, had to work though.

Haha , it's a CYTJ.
So everything will be done by Tuesday night.

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