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Unread 10-03-2010, 08:46 AM   #391
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Here is what needs to be done by the 21st so I can take it to Jeeptoberfest

Replace transfercase adapter
Make the sidemount for the transfercase
Fix the overheating problem (going to do the contour dual fan)
Gear change (found someone to do it, need to order gears)
Replace power steering belt
Replace lower radiator hose (somehow got a small hole in it)
Exhaust

I'm sure I'll find some small items when I go through and double check everything. It's going to be close but I think it will be ready.

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Unread 10-04-2010, 08:40 PM   #392
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Bought a contour fan assembly today. Tried ordering a ring and pinion but got dispatched to a fire in the middle of the order , guess I'll call em back tomorrow.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 10:41 PM   #393
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damn im soo glad its coming together..

its been along project and wait for some of us. haha
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Unread 10-05-2010, 06:52 AM   #394
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wow you are really getting some head way... can't wait to see it (you & the gang) at Jeeptoberfest.
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Unread 10-05-2010, 05:47 PM   #395
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its been along project and wait for some of us. haha
1 year and 10 months, I'm ready to have this thing done. We'll no Jeep is actually done, but I'm ready to start wheelin it. Once I get it going I'll probably put off the finishing touches (paint and such) till after the first of the year.

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wow you are really getting some head way... can't wait to see it (you & the gang) at Jeeptoberfest.
It's looking like it will be there and will be nice to see you again, it's been a while.


Ordered a set of 5.13 gears today the front and should be here Thurs and then having it installed on Fri.
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Unread 10-08-2010, 10:59 AM   #396
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I cannot wait to see this beast finished!!!!
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Unread 10-08-2010, 06:16 PM   #397
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Today I had the front axle regeared to 5.13 Going wheelin tomorrow so not sure how much I'll get done to it, hopefully at least get the front end back under it. Have the tranny/transfer case adapter and seals and the contour fan sitting in the shop waiting to go in.
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Unread 10-08-2010, 06:27 PM   #398
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gettin real close now! your avatar will be alright on the door with the red paint also
see ya in the am
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Unread 10-08-2010, 09:45 PM   #399
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I just read this entire build durning my shift at my second job today. I think I need to get some better jobs...

This is one really cool, original build and I can't wait to see some wheeling videos. Best of luck to you!
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Unread 10-10-2010, 02:57 PM   #400
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I just read this entire build durning my shift at my second job today. I think I need to get some better jobs...
I think you have a pretty good job if you can be on Jeepforum during your shift
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Unread 10-10-2010, 03:02 PM   #401
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Front end stripped and ready to be dropped off for a regear






Richmond 5.13s and install kit






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Ford Contour fan, still need to install it, its just sitting on there






Tranny/transfercase adapter

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Unread 10-10-2010, 03:10 PM   #402
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I think you have a pretty good job if you can be on Jeepforum during your shift
Got a point there that nobody could argue. I look between incoming calls. Basically what I mean is that I don't make enough to put any real money into my Jeep.

It looks like you're really making your money count on this very original build. Cool idea and I'm looking forward to seeing wheeling vids. It DOES sound like a real beast!
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Unread 10-15-2010, 04:53 PM   #403
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I hope it don't take that long, it's already been long enough. Wanted to finish it by this spring but now I'm shootin for fall (Jeeptoberfest).
been reading thru the hole thread again to see if anything benifit me now..it would benifit me to have a d60 front and your qoute is on track i see
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Unread 10-15-2010, 06:35 PM   #404
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here is what needs to be done by the 21st so i can take it to jeeptoberfest

replace transfercase adapter done!
make the sidemount for the transfercase done!
fix the overheating problem (going to do the contour dual fan) done! Who ever figured this swap out is a genuis.
gear change (found someone to do it, need to order gears) done!
replace power steering belt done!
replace lower radiator hose (somehow got a small hole in it) done!
exhaust somewhat done

Above items are finished


Putting the new trans/transfercase adapter on




New hood hinges and hood catches. Also hit some of the bare steel areas where I sanded with some primer.








Took it back down to my pasture and wheeled it a bit more and it did good. Now I just need to get a nut for the steering wheel, rebolt down the steering column, put a couple more bolts on the window hinges, grease everything again, and give it a good once over then it's off to Jeeptoberfest!
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Unread 10-15-2010, 06:41 PM   #405
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and your qoute is on track i see
Now I'm shootin for the spring again (Jeep Beach) to have the paint, wiring harness, lights, blah blah blah done and maybe even have the 40s on it.
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