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.
Heres a few pics
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.