Well this is going to be a slow build. Mostly due to 1. I am not made of money have three kids and a mortgage. 2. The wife isn't very supportive of my jeep habit.
In the mean time I have gotten a couple things done.
The new cat and muffler is all welded up and the bad hangars have been replaced so now the exhaust sounds much much better and there are no more fumes in the cab.
I hit all the body rust with a rust converter to slow it down till I can get started replacing panels.
Go the parts I need to make the trans crossmember. Now I need to massage the tub to make a flat skid.
I plan on building the crossmember at the end of the month while I'm taking a much needed week off of work.
I get the bikini, windjammer, and tonneau combo put on so that helps a lot with keeping the rain out.
I also picked up some TJ flares that I'll put on during my time off.
When I fix the rockers I'm thinking of either putting on some used rubicon rocker guards or making Anser of sliders myself. If I can make them for less than 150 I'll gothat route. I need to sketch this stuff out.
Well mark the next thing off the list
The new fuel pump is in so better fuel pressure equals better driving
A week or so after I bought the fury i was driving away from discount tire with a very nice set of new to me falken tires and I went to shift to 3rd only to find the clutch pedal was on the floor and it wouldn't come out of gear. I pumped the pedal a few times and boom I had pedal again.
So I threw some brake fluid in the clutch master cylinder ( which from here on out will be called CMC since I type on an iPhone ) and limped it along for a couple weeks till I had time to change it.
To verify this was the problem I found this
Clutch master was leaking down the front and back of the firewall.
Here's the CMC out. It should be dry so this thing was leaking a lot.
The new CMC from my favorite Orielly auto parts where hotrodhooligans works Is cast not plastic which made me a happy happy guy.
All installed she is feeling MUCH better. Shifts smoother and the clutch pedal finally gives me the push back I always wanted. Until the new one was installed I had no idea how very sloppy the clutch pedal was. It's like driving a different jeep.
A couple notes on installation.
You don't have to push the roll pin all the way out of the old one to remove the line.
Big tip here:
Tap in the roll pin on the new CMC before you install it. This makes driving the pin in afterward much easier. Trying to install the roll pin after the CMC is bolted up is next to impossible. I used some channel locks on each side of the CMC to push the pin in the rest of the way once the CMC was installed.
Here's how fury looks when he's happy
In a couple weeks I will build and install the trans crossmember
Here's the plan