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Unread 11-29-2012, 08:19 PM   #46
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Are you fixing the current tub or getting a new tub?

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Unread 11-29-2012, 09:36 PM   #47
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Are you fixing the current tub or getting a new tub?

I could fix the tub, it needed panels they would run me 600$ so I picked up a 95 wrangler tub (that ill convert to a cj7 look alike tub )for 300$ that needs minor repairs nothing a 100$ cant fix. This yellow tub has good floor boards and ill give the yellow tub away when I'm all done.

The white Yj tub will get fresh yellow paint!
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Unread 11-29-2012, 09:39 PM   #48
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Ok shocks!!!!' Who wants to tell me what to buy. Im leaning towards 400-600 for all 4

Rancho 9000xl is what I'm thinking but there are other good shocks on the market,

Some good looking shocks that perform well and have a reservoir would be nice!

What should I buy?
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Unread 12-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #49
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Ok shocks!!!!' Who wants to tell me what to buy. Im leaning towards 400-600 for all 4

Rancho 9000xl is what I'm thinking but there are other good shocks on the market,

Some good looking shocks that perform well and have a reservoir would be nice!

What should I buy?
Shocks ?!
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Unread 12-22-2012, 09:28 AM   #50
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Tub all off

Axles cleaned

Painted up,
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Unread 12-22-2012, 09:34 AM   #51
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6 Yukon 35 spline chromo shafts, 2 Detroit lockers, 2 4.56 Dana gears, two master install kits, 2 solid diff covers, 4 wheel bearing kits, 2 Chevy wheel hubs, 4 calipers, 4 rotors, 2 1350 ubolt yokes, 2 new Yukon spindles, 2 king pin rebuild kits, 2 Yukon hardcore chromo lockouts.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 09:42 AM   #52
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The Dana 20 needed a new front output bearing and seal. So we rebuilt the whole thing. Christine dougherty did most the work again.

Here is the intermittary gear before and after. She Got all the needle bearings In easily.

This was our first gear box rebuild of any kind, we did good nothing held us up, things went smoothly, good instructions is a must and carful disassembly with all parts laid out Nicely helped.

Needed to buy a small bearing separator though.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 09:44 AM   #53
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Replaced the cover gasket on the t18 and changed the mushroom vent to a barbed fitting for vacuum hose to run to higher location for water proofing.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 03:51 PM   #54
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Christine finished up the Dana 20 And bolted it in, all fluids filled and waterproofed.
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Unread 01-31-2013, 03:46 PM   #55
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81 cj7 rebuild

Axles built

I'd like to thank Wade Martin at Off-road Enterprises in Stockton, CA for helping out.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 01:59 PM   #56
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Ki da at a stand still, waiting on a friend to finish a project so he can get me jeep in his garage and fit the axles and outboard.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 09:29 PM   #57
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Well my friend backed out on the job so I bought a miller 211 auto set. I started the project with the help of my wife. We are keeping it low as posible and stretching the front 3 inches and the back 6 or so.

I relief cut the tab on the steering gear box, so the bumper would fit on, I used MORE steering box breach that moves the box forward 2 inches.

I have it all tacked up and ready for mock up.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 06:49 PM   #58
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Mocked up the front all went fairly smooth.

I tried to keep it as low as posible, but I made it to low, so I added some height back into the spring hangers.
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Unread 03-17-2013, 06:52 PM   #59
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You can see here where I lowered my front hanger.

I also lowered the rear hanger
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Unread 03-17-2013, 06:57 PM   #60
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Pulled the rear axle, and had Christine Dougherty help me with most the work today.
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