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Unread 10-29-2012, 09:24 AM   #76
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whats your plan for the middle body mount? I need to fix that too. My frame is ok because of my insane cleaning but I missed the torque box.
Depends on how much the owner wants to spend. If he wants to go cheaper I'll bend up some 1/8" steel with a nut welded in and welded back in. If he wants it to look original, then these:

http://www.classicent.com/jeep.php

Mine is getting done the cheap way . I'll post up pictures as soon as possible. This stupid hurricane is putting a damper on progress.

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...I say don't lift but CUT. :)
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Unread 10-29-2012, 10:48 AM   #77
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Unread 10-29-2012, 11:19 AM   #78
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Picked up something that should help me finish up the lower plate on the crossmember



$80. I think I did alright?
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Unread 10-29-2012, 11:20 AM   #79
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Unread 10-29-2012, 11:41 AM   #80
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Picked up something that should help me finish up the lower plate on the crossmember



$80. I think I did alright?
That was a fair deal for a benchtop . When you start looking at hold down clamps do not buy the harbor fright one , it sucks . Try to find one at a weld or fabrication shop as a better one will stay clamped .
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Unread 10-29-2012, 02:27 PM   #81
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Depends on how much the owner wants to spend. If he wants to go cheaper I'll bend up some 1/8" steel with a nut welded in and welded back in. If he wants it to look original, then these:

http://www.classicent.com/jeep.php

Mine is getting done the cheap way . I'll post up pictures as soon as possible. This stupid hurricane is putting a damper on progress.
exactly, what i was looking for thanks!
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Unread 10-30-2012, 12:07 PM   #82
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No problem. Let me know how it works out.
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Unread 11-02-2012, 11:32 PM   #83
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Well. My buddy's unbelievably rusty jeep has been taking up my Jeep time, but I took a break from it and managed to get some little things done.

Got the Warn fogs wired up. The whole wireless control is a bit odd, but it saved me some time during installation. Gotta make it look up to my standards so no pictures of the wiring



Then moved to the back of the jeep to get the smashed tail lights removed and the license plate bracket deleted. All it took was a jig saw, a little liquid courage and some masking tape.











Big improvement in visibility over stock. Nice clean look and hopefully less likelihood of smashing them up on trees. Very happy with it.
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Unread 11-19-2012, 12:46 AM   #84
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A build thread within a build thread

Continuing with the original "Rusty Revival" theme, here is some updates on the project I'm working on.

The victim:

1999 Sahara.



Tear down. This went quick, but revealed many more problems than ever originally imagined.



New junk. So far this rig is getting 2" BDS lift, new magnaflow/dynomax exhaust from header back, a repaired frame, 03-06 gas tank skid plate, and some other stuff later on.



Cutting out the cancer, this poor thing was probably a couple months from disrepair and a hair from a bad accident. It will be returned to its former glory though.







Frame side coil buckets fell off when I pulled the axle



Axle side buckets had mostly rusted off as well.

Making it safe again.





First bead ran. Eh. Not awful.



Mocking up the new Rusty's coil re-locators. Not bad, just had to re-make one of the retaining nuts because the nut was welding off center.



NEW...ish frame



Burned in



New front bumpstop extensions.

This side was simply bolted through.



This side we couldn't bolt through so drilled out the hole put a nut on top and created a void on the underside for it to clear.



Painted rear crossmember. Yeah bubblewrap to protect from over spray.



Wheels were oxidized so got away from cutting, welding and wrenching for a bit to bring them back to life.



More to come...
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Unread 11-19-2012, 05:26 AM   #85
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Nice work on both of the Jeeps! Keep the thread updated as we are watching.

I really like the design of your rear bumper. Can't wait to see it installed..........might need to copy that one!
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Unread 11-19-2012, 07:01 AM   #86
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Nice work on both of the Jeeps! Keep the thread updated as we are watching.

I really like the design of your rear bumper. Can't wait to see it installed..........might need to copy that one!
Thank you. Many more updates on the way.

As for my jeep,

Picked up a new Antirock on ebay for 268 shipped. Crossmember will get finished and installed very soon.
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Unread 11-19-2012, 10:46 AM   #87
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I am so thankful to have a clean frame . The repair looks good , probably stronger than it was from the factory .
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Unread 11-19-2012, 03:03 PM   #88
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Wheels were oxidized so got away from cutting, welding and wrenching for a bit to bring them back to life.



More to come...[/QUOTE]

Wow Great work. Im glad we dont have that down here. What prep did you do to the wheels, before painting?
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Unread 11-19-2012, 05:21 PM   #89
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Wow Great work. Im glad we dont have that down here. What prep did you do to the wheels, before painting?
220 grit, wiped down a few times with simple green marine and painted with 4 coats.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 02:07 PM   #90
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Some more progress on the Sahara. Front bump stop cup threads were rusted out so heres my solution:

What I'm talking about:



Taped a serrated 5/16" flange nut to a socket on an extension.



5/16" bolt and washer to secure bumpstop cup



Put together



Start threading nut onto bolt



Tighten adequately and finish install





Finished up the front suspension. Will need one more coat of touch up paint.





"Rust Proofed" the underside of the tub



State of the old axle side coil buckets



Axle now:



All ready for installation



Partially installed. Had to stop working.



Bumpstops will be cut down.
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