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Unread 07-02-2013, 06:24 AM   #76
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Update to come later today

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Unread 07-03-2013, 12:05 PM   #77
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Update to come later today
You can't bump the thread with intentions of "updates" and NOT deliver

The jeepin community doesn't take kindly to these false promises and hopes
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Unread 07-03-2013, 05:42 PM   #78
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I've been extremely busy lately between work, home improvements, and fixing a few things on my daily driver. I was able to get the new wheels and tires on, and am blown away by how much more aggressive the jeep looks.....

Just a few pictures so you guys remember what we started as...







Taking the wheel off... Some of the bolts were real stiff..



Here is a before and after...




Here is just a few more so you can get a feel for the ride hight...







I decided to take off the real wheel carrier, I am a fan of the bare-assed look....







I want to wish everyone a happy 4th of July!! Let's never forget the men, and what they risked on that day all in an attempt to stand up to tyranny and to ensure us our freedoms!! God bless America
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Unread 07-08-2013, 07:56 AM   #79
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Looks awesome! Really nice CJ. The black tires do improve the feel of the jeep alot
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Unread 07-08-2013, 07:15 PM   #80
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Thank you... Me and my friend hope to get some of the new floors welded in Friday..
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Unread 07-13-2013, 09:07 AM   #81
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Alot of progress was made yesterday... We worked into the early hours of the morning cutting and welding to restore the cj7 back to its glory days. We didn't complete it just yet but here is some pictures of the progress so far.....

First we need to cut and trim the passenger side to ensure we had good steel to weld too..... It's alot of trimming and fitting, trimming fitting, and trimming some more. Mark has alot more patience when it comes to stuff like that....









Prepping the new floor panel....



Floor cut and cleaned



Test fit....



Manipulate to fit..



We were both happy with the way it was sitting so need to tack weld it into place...







Nice welds with deep penetration, it's all about the penetration lol...






We decided to attack the drivers side, had to remove the high beam switch and the gas pedal to make some room to work....





All cut out....



Prepping drivers side panel....



Laying in place....



Welding it all up....





About 70% complete



All in all the front floor boards are in place and almost complete, we need to finish off the area that sits beneath the seats. There is a bit more work that needs to be done but we're well on our way.... Comments concerns always welcomed
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Unread 07-13-2013, 10:00 AM   #82
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I didn't realize how good of a fit the drivers side came out. Mind you it was midnight and we had been at this for several hours already. Goes to show that when you keep focusing on the details you sometimes miss the overall picture. I can't wait to finish it up and the the Monstaliner laid down so we can put the seats back it.

It should be noted that we had quite a fight with the steps that came with the jeep. I really feel removing them helps clean up the overall look and feel of her

Here is a shot mid surgery...

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Unread 07-13-2013, 11:23 AM   #83
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Good point Oem renegade steps for sale..... Lol
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Unread 07-15-2013, 05:17 PM   #84
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Looks like a fun project I will have to come by and look at it one day
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Unread 07-16-2013, 04:22 PM   #85
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Sure thing.... I got a great deal on these I need to do a little work on them cause there just a little rough but.... I love the look...
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Unread 07-18-2013, 06:36 AM   #86
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Got a little more work done.... It was a slow go, because the torx bolts on the roll cage love to strip.....





Here I am getting into the act....





Then we took off the top and it all came together. Look how classic it looks... Truly timeless.



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Unread 07-18-2013, 07:18 PM   #87
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I was able too get the roll bar out. This is needed to get the floor panels in.... There was a bit of rust under the feet of the roll bar.... No fear it will be repaired and all hardware replaced with grade 8...


Looking very tactical in this picture....



Heavier and much more clumsy then you'd imagine...

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Unread 07-18-2013, 07:51 PM   #88
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Get yourself an impact gun and those torx bolts will zip right out instead of stripping.
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Unread 07-19-2013, 04:59 AM   #89
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I need one
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Unread 07-31-2013, 06:40 AM   #90
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Little update from Mondays work. Old girl is really coming together and looking like a jeep again on the inside. We were able to nearly get the entire drivers side done. Just need to grind the welds and shoot them with some primer to hold us over until we do the Monstaliner
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