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Unread 01-22-2012, 07:15 PM   #61
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I'll definitely keep you guys in the loop! I wouldn't ask for any help until the spring though haha don't want people freezing outside working on this.

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Unread 01-23-2012, 09:03 AM   #62
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Here's my rebuild plan:

Fix both front floor pans in the tub and a tiny 1" square section in the back floor
Fix the rust under the tire carrier hinge on the passenger side
Raptor bedliner in the tub and 3m undercoating on the bottom of the tub after painting it with POR 15
Repair two rotted body mounts

And the mods/replacements all in order of importance:

New exhaust manifold/cat back
Rear Main Seal
Brown dog 1" mml (can't decide on poly or rubber, probably poly)
Daystar 1" body lift
Rokmen Gas Tank Skid
3 inch lift kit (RE superflex or Currie springs along with mixed CA and whatnot)
Tom Woods CV
Currie AR if I can find one used on CL or ebay cheap enough
UCF lo pro skid
Advanced Adapters SYE
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Unread 03-24-2012, 03:24 PM   #63
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Some jack*ss broke into my jeep and spray painted it while I was at college. They stole a bunch of tools too.
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Unread 07-01-2012, 08:35 AM   #64
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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 05-13-2013, 12:43 PM   #65
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It's been a long a$$ time since I've worked on the jeep but I have some updates! I removed the radiator along with the wiring harness for the headlights. Also began labeling the copious amounts of wires under the hood. After I pick up my new (to me) engine hoist later today I'll continue ripping stuff apart and labeling it. Should have the tub off by tomorrow night or Wednesday.







And the most important part about today was that I finally freed up the tub mounts. I'm so glad they didn't have to be cut out...yet. Debating whether or not to replace the tub.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 04:34 PM   #66
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Some pics from working today:











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Unread 05-17-2013, 02:14 PM   #67
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The rust...













All the shifters are removed and or out of the way.

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Unread 05-18-2013, 08:35 PM   #68
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Worked on the jeep for a good 8 hrs today. One of my buddies came over and we disconnected a couple of things that were left undone and I did a pilot lift on the tub. The 2 body mounts on the rear crossmember for the coil springs were extremely hard to remove. I couldn't fit a breaker bar in there because of the gas tank and shock so I managed to get them out after a lot of swearing with a 3/8 socket wrench and a 6 inch extension. Rust is slowing down every process.

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Unread 05-27-2013, 07:46 PM   #69
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Big news!!! The tub is off. The control arms are off the rear axle and I'm disconnecting the driveshaft tomorrow.









Crusty frame near control arm brackets. Still need a picture of the rips on the bottom.

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Unread 05-28-2013, 08:57 PM   #70
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Picked up a set of Brown Dog motor mounts.
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Unread 05-29-2013, 07:01 PM   #71
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Rear axle is finally out! Took some time with a torch to heat the lower shock bolts.

The track bar bolt was the biggest PITA so far. Haven't had to cut any bolts yet but this one broke the ice. My friend came over with an oscillating cutting tool and a sawzall to cut the bolt out. Took about an hr of cutting and another half hr of pushing the axle around to pull it out.



And the obligatory frame rust picture. Get the eye bleach ready!



Back end is held up with stumps right now. Didn't want to leave any jack stands out in the rain tonight.

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Unread 05-29-2013, 09:34 PM   #72
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Has anyone here bedlined or undercoated their firewall? I was thinking of using 3M undercoating or raptor bedliner on the firewall. Thanks in advance for any input!
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Unread 06-14-2013, 08:24 PM   #73
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The original idea was to keep today simple so that I can be relaxed for my civil service exam tomorrow morning. That never happens so while I was removing the rear axle shafts today so that I could remove the backing plates one of the shaft c clips fell into the housing. The little slot under the pinion gear is just and I mean JUST big enough for the clip to slide in there. Shot in there like a rocket. Felt like I was playing a slot machine. So I continued on with my work and just decided to get it out later in the day.

After a I removed the sway bar and the backing plates I decided to remove the carrier assembly to reduce weight and provide more room to look around in the housing.



If I replace the shims and bearings in their exact original positions do I need to dick around with backlash and all that?

Axle shafts out.



Most of the necessary hardware removed.



And this bastard. Man oh man I'm definitely breaking out the angle grinder for this. Not even going to try and remove it. The retaining nut on the opposite side basically turned to powder when I touched it.

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Unread 06-15-2013, 10:49 AM   #74
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.....like the last pic. Subscribed.
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Unread 06-15-2013, 09:43 PM   #75
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