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Unread 04-28-2013, 11:50 AM   #31
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Ha, nice catch there and no I don't have kind words for the High Point Auto Sales. Oh well its been fun- live and learn

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Unread 04-30-2013, 06:53 AM   #32
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Ha yeah its a pretty good book. Its cool we are at about the same spot progress wise and location, we will have to get together sometime for sure.
Finally started a build thread for my Magnum swap, I think I'm just a small step ahead... Hope to do the exhaust this week and get the rear driveshaft made... and get my fenders painted. If I can get it started this weekend, I'll be psyched. did you do your wiring yet? If not, my wiring harness mods are in here:

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Unread 04-30-2013, 09:25 AM   #33
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Finally started a build thread for my Magnum swap, I think I'm just a small step ahead... Hope to do the exhaust this week and get the rear driveshaft made... and get my fenders painted. If I can get it started this weekend, I'll be psyched. did you do your wiring yet? If not, my wiring harness mods are in here:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...rings-1516649/
Cool i was looking for your build thread the other day. My harness is about 90% done so far. Hope you get it started this weekend, ill be a few weeks behind you. Post up a video when you get it cranked
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Unread 04-30-2013, 09:48 AM   #34
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Great Build from Waldorf MD. Im heading down to California and Lexington Park this weekend to pick up a hood for my CJ I'm restoring
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Unread 04-30-2013, 11:28 AM   #35
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Great Build from Waldorf MD. Im heading down to California and Lexington Park this weekend to pick up a hood for my CJ I'm restoring
Thanks man ive been watching your build thread too. Good luck with the CJ.
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Unread 10-19-2013, 06:38 AM   #36
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Long overdue update

Ok, so I haven't updated this in a while but things are coming to a close. I got the wiring all done and had a successful first start! All gauges are working except fuel quantity... it reads all the way full then slowly drops to empty, thinking its a ground issue. In other news I got my zj steering/OEM front trackbar, brakes, JKS rear trackbar and Tatton's rear driveshaft installed. Also picked up a new lower steering shaft. At this point I was just trying to get all the essentials for a test drive.
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Wiring what fun!


Here we are with fenders/grill back on finally looks like a Jeep again!
Also in the pic are some JCR sliders, very nice product. Still need to finish installing and paint those. Looking forward to some JCR f/r bumpers soon.
The last pics are from about 2 weeks ago, finally got her outside under her own power! First time in a year and a half, felt great. I backed down the driveway and made a lap around the neighborhood. Everything worked great and the power off idle is really impressive. I am building the exhaust today and will inspection ready soon. I am also going to meet JeepinHokie to buy his old front axle. It is 3.73 to match my 8.8 and has an Aussie locker and a Ruffstuff cover! Whew, well that's quick overview of where I am at, not much longer till I am back on the road- and off of course.
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Unread 10-19-2013, 08:40 AM   #37
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Your not going to know what to do with all the new found time now that the project is winding down ! Looks good , enjoy the fruits of your labor .
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Unread 10-19-2013, 08:55 AM   #38
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Great build, man! I wish I had the know-how to embark on a similar project myself.. but mine is my daily driver and I've just been fixing things as I go. Can't catch a break long enough to save up any real amount of money, but that's a Jeep for you.
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Unread 10-19-2013, 08:56 AM   #39
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Your not going to know what to do with all the new found time now that the project is winding down ! Looks good , enjoy the fruits of your labor .
Thank you sir! Yeah I will be able to get back to all my other hobbies that I have neglected. But we all know it will never really be "done"... but don't tell my wife that.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 05:07 PM   #40
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Couple new pics

Well, I got the JCR rocker guards painted and installed fully today. Took a few new pics as I was just staring at it in the driveway. My welder buddy and I finally got the downpipe welded up and installed. 2.5" off the headers to a magnaflow collector. After the collector I added in flanges for a V-band clamp set up so that the downpipe can come right off if the oil pan ever needs to come down. Its gonna be 3" off the collector, hopefully anyways- not a lot of room to work with especially with the belly up skid. I jumped on the Metalcloak bandwagon today and order a front trackbar, should be here soon. Lastly, I took advantage of JCR's latest sale and scored a rear bumper for $250 shipped! Next step will be to swap in the new to me d30 from JeepinHokie after I clean it up a bit. Then finish exhaust, front driveshaft, and a few other little things. Hope to be on the road again soon... Last pic is my deer antler t handle shifter ha, had to hold it cause I haven't finalized its position yet, but I like so far.
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Unread 02-03-2014, 02:13 PM   #41
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quick update

Getting closer to completion, new to me dana 30 is in featuring aussie locker, UCF HD lower control arm brackets, Rokmen lower control arms, Ruff Stuff cover and 5/8 coil spacer. Also added Currie Anti-Rock setup, and metalcloak track bar. No new pics right now been too cold to work much. Next step is fuel pump, determined sending unit to be the cause of my gauge issues, front driveshaft, front bumper(JCR yet again), and putting the final touches on everything to get ready for inspection. Hopefully by spring I'll be daily driving this thing, it will be 2 years in March so I hope so! Also gonna add Rokmen rear lowers to the list of must haves. Here's some random progress pictures.





And a little reminder of where we started almost 2 years and ~ $15k ago ...
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Unread 02-03-2014, 10:00 PM   #42
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AWESOME thread and AWESOME build. Looks really good and I will use this a lot on my build. Thanks for all the pics, great advise and ideas!!!
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Unread 02-04-2014, 05:09 AM   #43
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AWESOME thread and AWESOME build. Looks really good and I will use this a lot on my build. Thanks for all the pics, great advise and ideas!!!
Thanks it has been my life for the past couple years, always reading, researching and wrenching. Im ready to enjoy it, good luck with your build. Ill get some more pictures up soon.
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Unread 04-12-2014, 03:50 PM   #44
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Spring Update

Just a quick update cause its been a while. Still not done and haven't got tags for it yet. Been very busy with college classes, but I start my last class in a couple weeks! So ready to be done with my degree- almost more than I'm ready to be done with this project.
To recap, I got the fuel pump replaced which solved my gauge issue, JCR front bumper is installed, sweet $30 Ebay special air intake- stock box won't fit, and Rokmen lower control arms for the rear installed.
I am getting close to being ready for inspection though. Major parts received lately are Tatton's front driveshaft, new matching spare tire and wheel, Rampage H4 headlights and Trektop NX. Put the top on today as it was close to 80 degrees, and still couldn't get it all the way on, looks awesome though.
Things to do to finish:
Install front drive shaft
Finish wiring e fan (yes still)
Random hoses and wiring cleanup
Finish last section of exhaust pipe
Double check everything...
I jump around on this thing with a high degree of randomness/ADD and have alot of loose ends to tie up as a result. Just want this to be as reliable as possible.
Oh and one more update-I PAID IT OFF!!
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Unread 04-14-2014, 02:37 PM   #45
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Glad you're sticking with JCR's products!
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