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post #16 of 23 Old 10-16-2013, 06:07 PM
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nice build so far..to I am a bit confused...earlier up in the thread you mentioned the 7 coats of clear on parts of the body??? but the later pictures show it to be faded and multicolored...are some of the pics out of order? or am I just confused as earlier stated...lol


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post #17 of 23 Old 10-16-2013, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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I painted the dash and grill.. Decided on a custom dash so I didn't use the one I painted then went with a Cj front clip and sold the freshly painted grill. A few weeks later I ditched the Cj front clip and have since gone back to a yj set up so I still need to paint it. I've picked up the paint but it's been to hat to paint here in fl. Or like today it was nice in the morning but looked over cast. I will be painting it outside so I have to watch the weather.

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post #18 of 23 Old 10-24-2013, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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So got 90% of the sanding done. I hit the whole tub with 220 grits to get the clear knocked down. The areas that got taken down to the bare metal I hit with a little primer sealer so it doesnt start to rust. I also scrubbed the dirt and mud dobber nests out of the tub. I also made a block off plate for the fuse block and swapped the brake pedals to the correct one. what a PITA!!





Next up is to hit the small glossy spots by hand then wait for my compressor and air water seperator to come back so I can prime and paint it. Im gonna give it one maybe 2 coats of primer then paint.

88 YJ 35's 8.8 rear, family style roll bar, ax-15 external slave conversion, Custom double D fab dash 4" of lift taurus fan, Head light wiring upgrade, MSD 6al, JB conversions SYE, 258 with RV cam, Long tube headers, Borla exhaust. 1"mm, Auto meter gauges.
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post #19 of 23 Old 04-11-2014, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
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WOW.. its been a bit since I updated here.

Grill painted
Rad and fan installed
Brake light mounting holes opened up to 1/4-20 I couldnt find the right size for the stock holes
Found the wiring i was missing for the MSD box. It was on my work bench
Mounted the fuel pump.. again
drilled the holes for the steering wheel cover
Installed the dash to see how much wiring i need to change for the unforeseen column mount interference. Not as much as I originally thought.

Then tonite I walked out to the shop to grab a part and realized I was able to walk around the jeep with out stepping over parts hich means I either through a bunch of stuff out that i needed or more parts are on the jeep then are on the floor. Monday Im going to mount the fenders again and work on finishing the engine bay wiring. Once all the wirings finished and stuff is mounted Im going to tear em off and paint em. Heres some grill pics









Heres the pics of my fender fix. Im cheap so instead of buying a good new set of fenders Im using a set that Keith gave me. They are pretty good on the outside but cut for shock hoops on the inside.


I used the plasma cutter to cut the inners out of the bad fenders


Welded the patch panels in


Napa sells a decent bed liner in a can. I wouldnt use it for the bed of my truck but works nice for parts like this


Got a little bit more done today.. I actually made a list and finished every thing that was on it

I hung the fenders so I could mount all the ignition parts and head light harness.

Passenger side



Driver side


Fabbed some brackets for the MDS 6A box I didnt like the position it had to be in to get it to sit flat. Now it sits nice and level. I also made a bracket for the street fire TFI coil. Of course after i got it all installed I decided I dont like the way the coil is positioned so i need to remove it and trim up the hole in the bracket so it fits better. I have a 12v positive stud to the right of the Coil so all my hot leads will go to it.

Friday Im going to remove the fenders and start to get em ready for paint. I want to be able to bolt up all the fender parts prior to placing them back on the jeep.. Hoping to keep the scratches to a minimum.
The little silver solenoid at the bottom of the pic is the fan solenoid.

Brought my tail lights with me to work today and fixed the wiring.




I added a dedicated ground wire for the tail lights.. hopefully they will stay nice and bright.

So.. Today I got the power steering return hooked up, steering shaft on, lower rad hose, headlights and blinkers in and head lights wired, painted a headlight bezel to see how it looks, painted a test peice of fender flares, bolted fenders on. I also made a 3hr trip to pick up parts from josh.. Not bad for a days work.









Sorry if it seems choppy for a post. *Ijust cut and paste from another forum.

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post #20 of 23 Old 04-11-2014, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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So I started yesterday off by rolling the jeep outside to get some sun on her.


Then I powered through the MSD ignition wiring. All the ends got treated to weather pack connectors.


On the passenger side I hooked up the head light upgrade relays


A buddy stopped by and we got the windsheild frame and spreader bars on. I also got the wiper linkage installed, what a PITA


and i got the other head light bezel painted.


Not a horrible day.

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post #21 of 23 Old 11-06-2014, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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Wow.. Long time no update.

Got my dash in completely and wired.. every thing works as it should. Got some perforated metal to highlight the maltese cross in the dash. Glass guy came out last week and installed the wind shield. Ordered up a CJTATTON drive shaft. excellent unit. Very happy with it. I hooked up a small gas can to the fuel pump and she fired right up. Only big things left are to run the brake lines, install the gas tank and run the return lines. After that its little things. Hoping to get it knocked out by christmas.







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post #22 of 23 Old 11-06-2014, 07:27 AM
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post #23 of 23 Old 04-10-2015, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Heres another long time over due update.. Its pretty much done. Only thing from keeping it of the road is saving money for the tags


Ive got probably 10 "small things left to finish, but those are things that dont affect the driving. I made my own using a 6-2-1 pacesetter header, no cat 2.25" pipe to a thrush muffler and out the rear.. all piping 2.25 and mandrel bent. I was worried that it would sound like a honda but it does not. Nice and throaty. Click the black box.. no video.

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