It's been a long time since I have updated this thread. I've done some stuff to the Jeep, so let's get this thread back up to speed.
I had some much needed and long over due maintenance to do on the Jeep. Plug wires, cap and rotor, and a new set of plugs.
May seem simple, but it actually made a noticeable difference in the way the Jeep runs. Feels smoother and a little snappier. I also changed the motor mounts out for a set of brown dog offroad ones, no picture though. They went in pretty easy, easier than one may expect.
I put an aussie locker into the carrier for the front axle.
this way when I get both axles under the jeep I'll be locked front and rear.
If you've ever wondered here is the difference between two carrier for a dana 44
This is the locker in the carrier with the ring gear attached
it went in easy enough. It's way easier to put on with the carrier out of the axle than with it in.
It also came time to actually start doing something with the holes that used to be my rocker panels. so I pulled apart my interior and started working on that.
of course I found some rot. This is what I had to cut away.
So I made some patches and welded them in.
Now my goal with the interior is to coat it with herculiner like I did in the back and to cut large sections of my carpet so I could cover most of it but make it so I can remove the carpet when ever I wanted.
They came out alright. You can also see that I had rot in the same places on the bother side of the floor in that picture.
Then I was finally able to start welding in metal in preparation of the big 2x6 pieces that will become my rocker panels. These are 3 inch flat iron pieces that are 1/8th of an inch thick.
They got bolted and welded to the sides of the of the inner rocker panels.
Then after that was all done I sealed up all the seams with some seam sealer and painted everything.
It came out pretty good and will hold up like this for the winter, and then in the spring I can do the rest of the work.
With the interior back together it came back together nicely
Then my radiator sprang a large leak all up and down the seams where the cores meet the tanks.
So I bought an aluminum radiator for it
So far the radiator has worked out really well. No leaks so far and is really nicely built.
And that brings us back up to speed with where my Jeep is right now. Oh I also bought this as a daily driver somewhere in there
But now it's really cold and there's snow. So not much Jeep work, but I do get to do this
and deal with this