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Unread 11-29-2010, 09:47 AM   #76
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no. i started the project with a 4.0 and it is now a spare for my brother who has a 4.0 97 tj. i currently have a 5.2 magnum from a zj bolted b/n the frame.




once a marine always a marine right?
i stopped wearing the uniform last year after being denied a deployment i was going to come off irr status for. go figure they told me they would rather send the green guys over for the experience rather than a combat vet who has lead marines in combat situations.

anyhow, yeah i wanna;
louver the hood
get a pioneer kit bolted on the exterior somewhere
jerry cans
recovery straps congruent with military usage
stenciled numbers,"no step", capacities, and load limits. that kinda crap
would like to get hmmwv lights buuuuut i'm not gonna spend that kinda cash just for vanity, i'll wing it.
any suggestions would be well accepted but i'm far from that stage as of yet. i havn't done more than look at it in the last 2 weeks and it'll be 3 more b4 i can get to work on it again. will be working 3 weeks of straight 12 hour swing shifts. horray for holiday vacations!
Exact same thing happened to me. 3 tours and they would have rather had the 18 year old high schooler, maybe it's cheaper that way Anyhow looks good and that's a ton of work bro, keep on truckin

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Unread 11-29-2010, 04:06 PM   #77
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as far as the iwo jima memorial, that looks awesome! i am going more with the white stars and stencils over olive drab.
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5.2lswap, metalcloaks, bedliner, tucked belly, d60's, soon to be nv4500 and d300.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...r-junk-990191/
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Unread 11-29-2010, 04:48 PM   #78
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as far as the iwo jima memorial, that looks awesome! i am going more with the white stars and stencils over olive drab.
Oh straight up military? Right on! Well just something to keep in mind, I was originally going to have it done on my tail gate but I like the old military style, looks like she is coming along!
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Unread 11-29-2010, 10:44 PM   #79
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slowly but surely. should get some work done this week. i have been working alot of overtime and sleeping and eating are the only thing i have been doing at my house for the last few weeks. there should be a big brown truck visiting tues or wed with the body mounts, i plan on getting them on thurs or fri. also with the FSM's for both jeeps in there aswell i can get an a.o.a. figured for the wiring.

ratmonkey assured me when he came down the other day that i'm letting the task intimidate me. we have known each other a long time so i trust his judgment as to my ability, i'll go on record and say he is waaaaay better at that stuff than i. my patience level is about as long as a midgets pinkie.
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5.2lswap, metalcloaks, bedliner, tucked belly, d60's, soon to be nv4500 and d300.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...r-junk-990191/
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Unread 11-30-2010, 12:08 AM   #80
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I hate wiring, truly to the core. I rebuilt a nova and got a "painless" wiring harness, with nothing about it being painless. I traded it for the jeep I have now and it has a 5.0 HO conversion and somehow the jack wagon managed to keep the stock CJ harness so I am considering doing a new mustang harness but don't have the money right now. My wife deploys tomorrow so I have 7 months of wrenching but its wheeling season in socal so it's kind of a what do I do deal. I can take my YJ out but its stock, and my daily driver, so I need that to come back safe like... Also when I did the nova my best friend was helping me, and he has since got married, and his wife doesn't like him "spending all his time working on other peoples cars" so with no help I am skeptical about ripping my monster apart...
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Unread 11-30-2010, 12:22 AM   #81
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i hear ya on that. it is way more motivating and fun if you have someone there to talk about all the mods the 2 of you are going to do after this or that is done. the reality of the mods is never in question because you both know that they are most likely never going to happen. jeep time is sacred time for me and my 3yo daughter at my house. momma leaves the 2 of us alone when we start wrenching. no i am not joking my 3yo loves nothing more than to work on the jeep with me, she also is getting pretty good at learning the difference b/n cj's, yj's, tj's, jk's, and luxury jeeps as she calls them (Cherokees are all luxury jeeps to her). she literally will jump on me till i turn on youtube so she can watch "sweet jeep" videos of jeeps in the mud. it's way funny she starts yelling GO GO GO GO you can make it!.
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5.2lswap, metalcloaks, bedliner, tucked belly, d60's, soon to be nv4500 and d300.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...r-junk-990191/
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Unread 12-01-2010, 01:55 AM   #82
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4wd order arrived earlier today. i sat on the couch with my new mounts and manuals with my daughter like a mad scientist examining his experiment.
i thought i had ordered the daystar kit but i got the prothane 1" body mounts instead. no matter i had found out after that the daystar kit only comes with sleeve extenders, the prothane kit was 100% complete new hardware for installation. the manuals will also prove very helpful even after the build.
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it's not much to look at... but it's mine.
5.2lswap, metalcloaks, bedliner, tucked belly, d60's, soon to be nv4500 and d300.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...r-junk-990191/
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Unread 12-01-2010, 11:35 AM   #83
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Sweet!
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Unread 12-01-2010, 05:12 PM   #84
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Oh boy! You try not to have too much fun with that!
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Unread 12-26-2010, 02:51 AM   #85
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body mounts in. still need to drill new bolt holes in body, i plated over the old mounting points (except the 2 over the axle).
1. so i had a more substantial mounting surface.
2. due to the new frame outriggers i may need to relocate the holes.
3. out of all 10 captives only 2 (on the crossmember over the real axle) were worth a damn.

that's it for now. tax return then a wiring harness from evan at backwoods is looking like the route i will go. i think i have admitted defeat in the wiring/splicing of the motor to the jeep.
writing jeff daniel's here in pa about getting it all running and possibly doing the exhaust work. i refuse to miss out on another summer of wheeling due to lack of time to work on it.
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it's not much to look at... but it's mine.
5.2lswap, metalcloaks, bedliner, tucked belly, d60's, soon to be nv4500 and d300.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...r-junk-990191/
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Unread 01-14-2011, 06:06 PM   #86
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well no pics again. but small update.
body mounted and sitting level on new mounts. a couple of them needed cut down on the lathe due to my inaccurate placement of 2 of the new body mounting plates on the frame. new clutch, pressure plate, t.o. bearing, flywheel, and custom made pilot bushing.

parts research:
... clutch disk, pressure plate and flywheel from 94 dodge ram with the 5.2 and man trans. the t.o. bearing from ram was same as the stock ax-15.
... pilot bushing was from an old chevy that was too small on the ID and too big on the OD. machined down OD to .970 and bored ID to .753. (my brothers are machinists i had them do the busing)
... bell housing from a 94 dakota with the v6
... long tube headers for ram with 5.2 (bought from Ratmonkey). to fit them in there the motor needs lifted almost 4" and shifted approx 3" to the pass side and still barely has clearance for the steering shaft.
... also, the flat skid plate was a tight fit on the headers. i took the mounting plate off the trans (the one with 4 big bolts) shimmed it about 3/8" with a few stainless washers, and bolted it back in place. that changed the angle enough to allow the headers to clear when the motor torques. the motor mounts are solid however a little clearance is nice.

drop off at Jeff Daniels JEEPS is scheduled for the 29th. wiring harness and possibly a front set of metal cloak hi arch fenders are to be installed there.

that's all till after i get the jeep back sometime in feb.
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5.2lswap, metalcloaks, bedliner, tucked belly, d60's, soon to be nv4500 and d300.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...r-junk-990191/
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Unread 04-26-2011, 08:35 PM   #87
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Wow, saw you over on the MONSTALINER thread. This build is a SERIOUS restoration project!
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Unread 04-27-2011, 04:55 AM   #88
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thanks. my last post was just before i took my jeep to the custom shop. after a few delays and some confusion over budget i should be getting it this saturday if the stars line up. i have a set of metal cloaks going on order this afternoon aswell. then it's driveshafts (front will be courtesy of ratmonkey here on the forum), sye, entire brake system, and just putting the major parts back on after getting
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5.2lswap, metalcloaks, bedliner, tucked belly, d60's, soon to be nv4500 and d300.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...r-junk-990191/
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Unread 04-28-2011, 03:01 PM   #89
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any chance you could post up a close-up pic of the sprayed monstaliner texture?

very nice job so far
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Unread 04-28-2011, 04:18 PM   #90
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Nice build so far. Subscribed for updates.
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