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Unread 10-20-2013, 01:39 PM   #16
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Spent the day moving the whole shop around to fit the jeep body inside. Took forever but now I can work on everything a little at a time inside.
I hope to get the body on the frame by the end of the month.





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Unread 10-22-2013, 10:50 AM   #17
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Lookin' good. I'm really liking these old Cherokees more & more. Starting to wish I picked one up instead of my 01 XJ. Keep updates commin!

Your speed on the build is the same as mine, more time not working on it rather than workin' on it.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 05:28 PM   #18
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Still trying to figure out how I'm going to repair the mounts on the body. But its all painted. It was sandblasted, prepped, then got 2 coats of POR15 semi-gloss, and 2 top coats of Chassis Saver.



Also picked up some lower rear quarter panel replacements from BJ's offroad.



Hopefully these two will be bolted together next weekend and look like a jeep again.

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Unread 11-11-2013, 06:51 PM   #19
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This weekend I repaired 4 of the 8 mounts on the body. I welded nuts to these small plates. The plates sit inside the body where the old mounts were.
Here's a pic of the 4 pieces I have left to install. The plate moves around about 1/2" each way inside the body so hopefully everything will line up when the time comes.
Hopefully I can finish the last few mounts and get the body on soon.

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Unread 12-01-2013, 03:09 PM   #20
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Today I spent a couple hours repairing the last 4 body mounts. I would have put the body on the frame, but needed a few more hands.
As you can see, the whole stock square nuts and cages didn't hold up so great.




I didn't get many good pictures of the front two mounts, but it basically went like this. Cut and bent an access hole, then cleaned out the old nut and cages, placed my new hardware in, and welded it up.





In the back, I ended up removing the tailgate because it had some rust issues. Then I cut two access holes right near the hinge access. Cleaned up the inside, and mounted my new hardware. I'll weld it back up once the body is on the frame.





Only thing I have left to do is drill holes for the body mount in the rear crossmember. I probably should have just replaced it with one from BJ's, but I repaired it and now have to figure out where to drill my two holes.

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Unread 12-01-2013, 08:21 PM   #21
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Great build so far. Can't wait to see the finished product!
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Unread 12-01-2013, 08:36 PM   #22
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Looks great!
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Unread 12-07-2013, 03:00 PM   #23
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Body is bolted down! Going to pick up some 7/16" fender washers for the body mounts but other than that body is on for good.
The springs are basically brand new BJ's 6" so hopefully they will settle as all the weight gets bolted on, its too high at the moment.
Windshield and rear quarter windows are out. Going to strip the dash and firewall this week.
Also got a lead on a 5.3L so it looks like I will be picking it up this week.









Lastly, picked up a reman steering box at Napa today.

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Unread 07-22-2014, 06:53 PM   #24
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Got some updates!

Picked up my motor! 5.3L LM7 from a 2004 Sierra 1500. 110k. Got everything included, all accessories, wiring harness, airbox, manifolds, and pedal. Purchased from Bow Auto Salvage in Bow, NH. Good deal, and everything I needed, couldn't pass it up.



Got a few hours of work in this weekend. Welder was out of gas so instead of welding up holes in the firewall, I got my motor, trans, and tcase bolted together and mocked up. There just wasn't a whole lot to mock up. It fit perfect. I set my novak mounts to the middle adjustment, and I think I am in pretty good shape. The carriage bolts were kind of a pain to get set but they lined up before I got too frustrated. The transmission mount I used was from an '04 1500

I went out and picked up a 4l60e from an 04 with a 6 month warranty, and then I picked up a 241C from craigslist.

I had to go out and find the right adapter for the trans/tcase, but once I got the right one, it was pretty smooth. I do need a few more studs for the tcase but I figure I can rob them from my old tcase.







I put the nose in place just to see how it lines up. Happy with the results.









Plenty of room for exhaust with the stock manifolds. It gets a little tight at the brake booster and the heater core box, but I think I can wrestle the box in there. Hood clearance looks great.

Goals for this week are to weld the top of the motor mounts, plate off and redrill the 2 holes in my crossmember, then probably pull it all out so I can clean up and paint the firewall.'

Can't wait to get some more time to work on it.

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Unread 07-23-2014, 03:56 PM   #25
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that looks killer man, good job
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Unread 07-23-2014, 03:59 PM   #26
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Lots of details. I will be doing a LS swap into an FSJ one day. Looks great!
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