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Unread 06-20-2013, 09:39 AM   #496
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Nice progress! Sucks about the UCF skid fitment. I've been hearing of a few others with fitment issues as well...

Also, since you have taken care of the outside of the frame, are you planning on coating the inside to just seal the deal?
After sleeping on it I'm going to try and flip it front to back and see how that works. As for the frame, aside from rinsing it out I really haven't put much thought into coating the inside. Yet...

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Unread 06-20-2013, 11:39 AM   #497
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I got some Internal Frame Coating from Eastwood, that I have been waiting to use. Just need to clean the inside since I have a butt load of rust in there. From what I have seen it does a great job at sealing the inside/converting rust.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 01:09 PM   #498
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I got some Internal Frame Coating from Eastwood, that I have been waiting to use. Just need to clean the inside since I have a butt load of rust in there. From what I have seen it does a great job at sealing the inside/converting rust.
Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to check it out because it defiantly sounds like a worth while investment.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 01:17 PM   #499
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Messed with the skid some more, and the only way it's fitting is if I use the forward set of holes. So, I'm going to go ahead and send an email to UCF with some pictures and see what they think.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 08:07 PM   #500
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Alright, I'm a dumba**. Got a reply from UCF on my "issue". I need to transfer the adapter from my old skid to the forward holes on the new skid. Honestly I didn't realize there was an adapter on the old skid due to all the gunk. So tomorrow I'll knock that out. God I feel stupid.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 09:57 PM   #501
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At least you didnt throw the adapter away ...
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Unread 06-20-2013, 10:08 PM   #502
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At least you didnt throw the adapter away...
Yea... That would have been a fun one to find. Luckily one does not simply throw away the stock skid.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 10:27 PM   #503
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Is this said adapter specific to the automatics? I have a manual and there is no adapter.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 10:34 PM   #504
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Is this said adapter specific to the automatics? I have a manual and there is no adapter.
X2 I have no idea what adapter you speak of
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Unread 06-20-2013, 11:46 PM   #505
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Is this said adapter specific to the automatics? I have a manual and there is no adapter.
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X2 I have no idea what adapter you speak of
I'll get some pics tomorrow...er, today. But the best I can piece together is at least in the early TJs the auto is a couple inches shorter than the manual. So using the new skid for reference:


The auto uses a removable "adapter" that mounts forward of the crossmember that the manual mounts to to make up for the difference in length. Kind of ingenious since you only have to make one skid.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 09:22 AM   #506
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I'll get some pics tomorrow...er, today. But the best I can piece together is at least in the early TJs the auto is a couple inches shorter than the manual. So using the new skid for reference:

The auto uses a removable "adapter" that mounts forward of the crossmember that the manual mounts to to make up for the difference in length. Kind of ingenious since you only have to make one skid. I think that makes sense.
I always wondered why there was a second set of unused holes in my skid.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 02:07 PM   #507
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I always wondered why there was a second set of unused holes in my skid.
I didn't even notice the second set of holes in the stock skid, and I thought the second set of holes on the UCF skid was for a low pro mount or something.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 02:17 PM   #508
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Alright, as promised the pictures of the "Adapter".

Here we see see it(barely) at home on the stock skid.


Here we see it exposed.


Removed and de-greased.


At it's new home.


And here we see the skid installed. This one made me smile, the fat girl got skinny!



Tomorrow I get to dig into the rear and fix the pinion angle.


And just because.


Also got the cable shifter fully hooked up and adjusted, man is it sweet!
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Unread 06-21-2013, 05:03 PM   #509
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And here we see the skid installed. This one made me smile, the fat girl got skinny!

That's got to make you feel good.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 07:06 PM   #510
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That's got to make you feel good.
It does! Considering I've gained 4.5" of clearance by just swapping the t-case skid, I'd say it was money well spent.
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