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post #76 of 87 Old 07-29-2012, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaned up some more wiring today and cleaned that mess up. Sold my KC Daylighters. Going to get som Slim Lights now.
Also going to be trading my hard top for a full soft top with hardware and halfdoors with the uppers. Been wanting half doors for a while.
Going to take the interior panels off and replace with aluminum sheet metal. Hate plastic...


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post #77 of 87 Old 08-15-2012, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Made Tie Down mounts at work. A lot stronger than factory ones.
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post #78 of 87 Old 11-01-2012, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Getting a Drivers side Corbeau Racing seat and 5 point harness for it tomorrow for free...

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post #79 of 87 Old 02-19-2013, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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This weekend im installing new rotors, calipers, and pads. My rotors were toast. Drivers side caliper piston was siezed up.
Next I am grinding off the bolt bungs for mounting the tcase skid and welding in new ones with 1/2-13 thread instead of metric thread for ease of finding bolts if I decide to do my own belly up project. The original bungs are stripped out.
This thursday or friday I should be getting 5 brand new Goodyear MTR Kevlar 33x12.50x15s mounted on black soft 8s.
Pics to come soon.

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post #80 of 87 Old 02-20-2013, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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A quick pic. Ready for the wheels and tires. Just replaced the brakes on the front after this pic.
Oh and some pics of the full doors I picked up for cheap with roll up windows compared to the power windows in many last set of full doors which were junk.
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post #81 of 87 Old 02-22-2013, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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New tires and wheels.
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post #82 of 87 Old 02-23-2013, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Got a 4x hi lift rack mountes on the way here to get my hi lift finally mounted.

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post #83 of 87 Old 04-17-2013, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Went and played at Rush Offroad Park. My jeep is pretty much where I want it for the time being.
Only going to focus on fixing little things and adding armor and trail tools to it.
This coming winter may be time for an axle swap depending on money.
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post #84 of 87 Old 09-29-2013, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Life changes...
The Jeep is now going to be moving with me to new mexico. Hopefully thus build will get a little better once i get there in a few weeks.

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post #85 of 87 Old 05-27-2014, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Well funny as this is. I moved to New Mexico and it did not work out well by any means so I applied to a few jobs from Utah to Florida and got a hit at Dresser Rand leading Edge Turbine Technologies as a Manual Machinist (my dream job!!!) here in Houston, Texas. Living in Cleveland.
Moved here and got a 8.8 rear axle swapped in as soon as I could. I had a shop replace my old Dana 35 with another one and they did a terrible job for way too much money.
I would have down the 8.8 but no garage, no tools, no way. Had 249 Axle and Drivetrain do the work and am very happy with it. Still need adjustable arms and track bar to make it perfect.
These will be replaced later when I find a great deal on them.

So far to make my jeep back into a daily driver I have replaced the entire front end such as tie Rod ends, track bar, drag ling, and tie od.
Also got rid of the old Sway Bar Disconnects taht were great but wimpy with some Heavy Duty Rubicon Express Discos.
Then made the ride a little more smooth with some Pro Comp shocks (replaced the rear shocks in Albuquerque also).

In the meantime my body on my jeep is slowly falling apart thanks to some wonderful rust eating it away like termites.
Found me a tub on Craigslist for cheap cheap cheap and I jumpd on it. Drove up to Hawkins to a kid that parts jeeps out at the age of 19 and loaded it in the back of the truck and ran on home with it. Next day I started tearing out crap I dont want in there such as the tie down loops in the bed of the tub, drilled the reamining bolt holding the right windshield hinge out, removed the rear fender flares, and a few other uneccessary bolts that I will not be using.
I have a lot of things I want to change while I am doing this tub swap. I found a Barnes 2" Drop skid plate I want to use.
I am contemplating using this as I want to do the 1"body lift and Motor Mount Lift to do the tummy tuck and wonder If I should find a 0" drop skid instead.
I also want to remove the factory jack bracket behind the passengers seat (just something to catch mud in my opinion.
The mounting nuts for the gas tank all need replaced and weld some new ones in that will not rust
What is a good option for hardware that will not ever rust. Stainless? Galvanized?
The body mount channnels I will be doing something with so I can drain them out as this is something that absouletely is destroyed on my jeep.
So maybe some square cut outs in between the mounting holes and brace the mounts. Or maybe remove the entire channel and fabbing u my own mounts that will not hold mud and water.
My GOAL WITH THIS TUB IS TO RESIST ANY RUST POSSIBILTIES IN THE LONG LIFE AHEAD OF IT!!!!
So guys I need some opinions and advice to help revive this jeep build and make this jeep the ultimate family camping, daily driver, rock punisher, and weather proof jeep that I bought it for.

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post #86 of 87 Old 05-28-2014, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Some recent pics of the jeep and my kids lol.
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post #87 of 87 Old 05-28-2014, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Alot different terrain than back in KY. I miss the deep woods and hills back home.
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