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post #406 of 732 Old 05-10-2013, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Update


Got the control arms removed.


While I was under the Jeep I did some looking around. With all the room I saw between the transmission, transfercase and the tub, I might have to look into going completely flat one day.


Got the brake lines and wheel cylinders off the rear axle.






Also went ahead and slapped 3 coats of self-etching primes on my Savvy GTS. It honestly felt like I was committing a cardinal sin covering up the aluminum goodness. But with the nasty winters up here, it's for the best.




Oh, It's supposed to rain again tomorrow.

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post #407 of 732 Old 05-12-2013, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Some days I feel like I'm going backwards working on this thing.

These showed up Saturday, much to my surprise. I wasn't aware FedX delivered on the weekends.




















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post #408 of 732 Old 05-12-2013, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Any viewers out there happen to know the size and length of the axle side steering stabilizer bolt?
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post #409 of 732 Old 05-12-2013, 09:32 PM
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Any viewers out there happen to know the size and length of the axle side steering stabilizer bolt?
If you had asked this last night I could have measured mine for you as I pulled the stabilizer so that I had more room to weld the JJ tower !

Are you going to move the rear upper spring perches while everythings apart ?

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post #410 of 732 Old 05-13-2013, 05:20 AM
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Are you going to move the rear upper spring perches while everythings apart ?
Yes.... you should. Then i will be a million times jealous. Its coming along great Andy - you are almost going to have an entirely new jeep!

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post #411 of 732 Old 05-13-2013, 08:12 AM
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Stopped by and even though I havent read the entire build the last 10 pages are looking good! Keep at it

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post #412 of 732 Old 05-13-2013, 08:15 AM
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Stopped by and even though I havent read the entire build the last 10 pages are looking good! Keep at it
Andy Is Making Me Envious...

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post #413 of 732 Old 05-13-2013, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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If you had asked this last night I could have measured mine for you as I pulled the stabilizer so that I had more room to weld the JJ tower!
I just realized last night that I accidentally threw out the bolt with the old stablizer.

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Are you going to move the rear upper spring perches while everythings apart ?
I wish. I would also love to outboard as well. But, my distinct lack of a welder has keeps me from accomplishing this at this time. However, I plan on fixing this soon, very soon.

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Thanks!
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post #414 of 732 Old 05-13-2013, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Update


Got the rear axle stripped and painted today. It took way longer than it should have to strip due to the layers of crud from various leaks over the years.












Also got the frame all painted up.












Went ahead and drilled drain holes in the frame near the rear lower CA mounts.




Last but not least got the Savvy GTS mounted.




Everything went smooth except for 2 mounting bolt holes that didn't quite line up with the front mounting bracket. I went ahead and left them out for now.


This one made me smile.


Thought this was ingenious. It defiantly keeps with the K.I.S.S. principle.
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Your attention to detail is nuts ! The underside is going to be in better shape than the body by the time your done .

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Your attention to detail is nuts!
Thanks! If I had it my way I'd be tearing the Jeep down to the frame, But lack of space and the rules for military housing conspired against me.

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The underside is going to be in better shape than the body by the time your done.
Yea...after getting up close and personal with the paint for days on end, I've gotten a pretty good idea of it's over all condition, and it's not all that great. I think when money allows I'm going to find a good body shop and treat the old girl to a quality respray.
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post #417 of 732 Old 05-13-2013, 09:59 PM
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You're doin good work Andy.
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Looks schweeeeet!

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

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Thanks! If I had it my way I'd be tearing the Jeep down to the frame, But lack of space and the rules for military housing conspired against me.



Yea...after getting up close and personal with the paint for days on end, I've gotten a pretty good idea of it's over all condition, and it's not all that great. I think when money allows I'm going to find a good body shop and treat the old girl to a quality respray.
Rules Like Working On Vehicles In Driveways?

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Rules Like Working On Vehicles In Driveways?
Or having pets... surely we would never break those rules.

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