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post #226 of 306 Old 04-03-2014, 03:15 PM
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Cool build.

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post #227 of 306 Old 04-03-2014, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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post #228 of 306 Old 04-03-2014, 05:53 PM
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Could you get me a part number for the daystar kit?
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post #229 of 306 Old 04-03-2014, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Sure can.....
KJ04502BK....black
KJ04502RE.... Red
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post #230 of 306 Old 04-06-2014, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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A bit of an update..

I picked up some Oem yj springs they have aprox 40k miles on them and are in Excellent condition. After doing some reading they are a huge improvement for a cj but will provide a very minimal lift 3/4-1 inch. However this is really all I'm looking for I'm going to move up to 33's eventually, and between this and the body lift I think it will be enough to get them in there if not I'll get something that provides more lift.





I'm sure you remember the dirty skid plate... I attacked it with the usual nylon brush, gasoline, and a few rags.... Came out great, I plan on painting it up tomorrow.



Result..



Lastly, while I had the skid plate off I needed to have the exhaust welded up. You may remember earlier in this thread that there was a temporary setup in place. I'd like to thank a buddy of mine Mark also known as 06MONEYPIT, he really came through with a great welding job of the pipes..

Just a bit of cutting and grinding to prep the pipes..





Mark welding..





The end result...







More to come....
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post #231 of 306 Old 04-07-2014, 08:15 AM
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Your build is going pretty fast. Nice work. I look forward to seeing it done. Really cool style. Love the stripe and the red leather seats.
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post #232 of 306 Old 04-07-2014, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you... Long way to go but little by little
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post #233 of 306 Old 04-07-2014, 09:07 AM
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rock on brotha jeeper....you might want to consider coating the lower brackets and you seat shims with something and sealing there as well as the bottom side where the bolts come thru...both of my jeeps rusted here prior to me getting them...like you did on the roll bar mounts....I cant wait till I can afford on of those pimp mandrel bent full tube sealed frames mines solid but still looks like swiss cheese with all the factory holes in it....does it really take a week for the monsta to cure fully, before you can start bolting stuff back on, or was that due to the lower temps where you were at? cus anything longer than 2-3 days would deter me from using it at this time...

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post #234 of 306 Old 04-07-2014, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Good call on the bolts and the seat rails think I'm gonna paint them up very soon... I am sure you could bolt stuff back in after three days I just waited to be safe and also I was in no rush since I was touching other things up...!
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post #235 of 306 Old 04-07-2014, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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A bit of cleaning up...

Painted the skid plate up... I hit it with the MEK to really clean it well... Then used the chassis saver and will spray it with a black Gloss tomorrow.





Chassis saver...





Then I took some advise and painted up the seat rails..



Painted...



Underneath the car where the floor pans are you can see some rust... I didn't get pictures after I painted it but it touched up everything...




Lastly I put this bolt in the cleaning dip well see how it looks in the morning...

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post #236 of 306 Old 04-07-2014, 08:00 PM
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Nice find on the YJ springs. I look forward to seeing the installation. Are you going to use a kit for the installation?

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post #237 of 306 Old 04-07-2014, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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I'm going to peice a kit together....
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post #238 of 306 Old 04-10-2014, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Really happy with the way things turned out... I finished connecting up the exhaust, and got the transmission mount all back into place....

When I last left off I had just threw this bolt into the carb cleaning dip....



It came out pretty good..



Here is the old mount.. Look how beat up and tired..



Notice the difference in height between the old and new one... This will allow the trans to sit just a bit higher.. And intresting enough by second gear engages alot smoother now....





Belly pan all painted up ready for install...



Trans Arm mount all clean... I went polyurethane bushings in everything...



New mount in place..



Before the belly pan could Goin place I wanted to finish up the exhaust so I would have some room to work..

This here is a guillotine style clamp really pinches the pipes together...



Tail pipe mounting bracket...






Lastly I'd like to bring something to light... I tried to attach the skid plate and it was impossible to line up the bolt holes on the passenger side if the drivers side bolts where in and vice versa it was as if it was too long. Now obviously this is impossible because it came off few days ago... So after some thought I came to the conclusion it was almost like a leaf spring in the sense weight needs to be applied to the center in order to bring the ends closer together.... But alas impossible because the sides could not be bolted.. So i bolted the drivers side up then used a Jack to bring up the passenger side, and then it hit me... What those extra elongated holes are for. I put a long screw driver in those holes pryed like hell got the venter screw in. From there I allowed the trans to rest on the pan, and the rest of the holes lined up... Long winded I apologize but hopefully this helps someone...











More to come....

Teaser.

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post #239 of 306 Old 04-11-2014, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Today was a great day in the life of this cj.... I took it for a drive and let me say, it feels like an entirely different jeep. It runs so much smoother, handles 100x better and shifts like butter... On top of that it sounds much better now that it has an actual exhaust setup.... Here are two videos it's hard to capture an exhaust note on a video but here is the idea.... The video shows how much quieter it is inside the jeep as compared to the rear...

Click on the picture



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post #240 of 306 Old 04-12-2014, 03:40 PM
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nice work

its a rusty one

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/90-yj-frame-swap-build-up-1434246/
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