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post #316 of 1419 Old 09-01-2013, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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The 14 bolt is finally under the Jeep. At least, for the time being. I still need to weld the spring perches and the shock mounts, and paint the housing black. I want to wait for the Tom Woods driveshaft to come in, so I can set up the pinion angle before burning in the perches.



Six lug conversion hubs allowed me to keep my new wheels. There's one thing I must note. The diameter of the hub is 4.207, whereas, the center hole on my wheel is 4.188. I had to enlarge the wheel center holes by about .030 to allow the wheel to mount onto these hubs. I did this to the back wheels and the spare as well. With the right tools, it only took me about 15 minutes per wheel. Also, the flanges on the axles need to be turned down to 4.207.




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post #317 of 1419 Old 09-11-2013, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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The brown Santa dropped off some goodies for the Jeep today.
Inexpensive Grant wheel, but I sprung for the Jeep horn button. I will need to do something about that chrome, though.


New steering column with tilt from Summit racing.


New speedo and tach. I had to buy the programmable speedo, due to the hall effect sensor on the SS SYE.

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post #318 of 1419 Old 09-12-2013, 04:33 AM Thread Starter
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The existing steering column mounting bracket wasn't going to work with the new column, so I made a new one.

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post #319 of 1419 Old 09-12-2013, 07:09 AM
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Real Example of Hard Work Mate!! Keep it up =)
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post #320 of 1419 Old 09-12-2013, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Real Example of Hard Work Mate!! Keep it up =)
Thanks!

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post #321 of 1419 Old 09-14-2013, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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The center console is almost done. Another decision must be made, but I'm torn between two options: paint the dash and center console panels to match the body color, or wrap them in 3M carbon fiber vinyl. I'm probably going to paint the Jeep bright red.



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post #322 of 1419 Old 09-14-2013, 06:21 PM
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I vote body color, looks bada$$ by the way, really nice work!
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post #323 of 1419 Old 09-14-2013, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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I vote body color, looks bada$$ by the way, really nice work!
Thanks, man! And thanks for your input, I'm leaning towards body color. Painting them bright red would add some pop to the interior.

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post #324 of 1419 Old 09-14-2013, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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New steering wheel and Summit column are installed. I'll have to make a filler panel to cover up that huge hole where the column goes through.
I scanned the speedo and tach, printed them out, and stuck them to the dash to see if I could read them through the steering wheel. I can, so that's where they will go.


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post #325 of 1419 Old 09-15-2013, 07:22 AM
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awesome work

its a rusty one

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post #326 of 1419 Old 09-15-2013, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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awesome work
Thanks, I appreciate it! I enjoy this kind of thing, so it doesn't feel like work to me. With a project like this, it's one challenge to overcome after another, but I like challenges, and I like challenging myself to do things I've never done before. Building a center console is one example.

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post #327 of 1419 Old 09-16-2013, 11:03 AM
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I agree with painting it to match the outside, I wish my interior had a little more color!
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post #328 of 1419 Old 09-16-2013, 12:33 PM
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Killer build, been lurking for awhile. I think a CF dash would look awesome.

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

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post #329 of 1419 Old 09-22-2013, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Killer build, been lurking for awhile. I think a CF dash would look awesome.
Thanks! I still haven't ruled out the CF vinyl yet.

I cut the holes for the stop-turn-tail lamps and the backup lights. Instead of spending around $50 for some 3" and 4-1/2" hole saws (which I'd probably never use again), I decided to cut out the holes with my old Skil jigsaw.....until about 30 seconds into it, the plastic housing completely cracked open and wouldn't cut straight anymore. So, I wound up spending $70 at Lowe's for a better quality Porter jigsaw. So much for trying to save a few bucks.


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post #330 of 1419 Old 09-26-2013, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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I had a local auto upholstery shop stitch up a nice pad for my console lid. I think they did a great job on it. I'm sure my right elbow will enjoy it.


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