From Overhaul to Overkill. The Ballad of a TJ - Page 38 - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #556 of 732 Old 06-29-2013, 08:25 PM
gst95dsm
Chop, Wheel and Rebuild..
 
gst95dsm's Avatar
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fresno CA
Posts: 4,361
Quote:
Originally Posted by G Beasley View Post
It has to be , theres no Jeep of that age that perfect ... or is there ?
Yeah... MINE! haha j/k

gst95dsm is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #557 of 732 Old 06-29-2013, 08:30 PM
G Beasley
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Eden
Posts: 5,700
Quote:
Originally Posted by gst95dsm View Post
Yeah... MINE! haha j/k
Touche !

This post brought to you by

And



Free stickers and picture hosting at Jeep-Owner.com
G Beasley is offline  
post #558 of 732 Old 06-29-2013, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
AndyE
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Groton
Posts: 631
Quote:
Originally Posted by gst95dsm View Post
Lookin sweet. Feels good probably to get the wheels on. You've done a lot of work.
It does, sad part is I still have a ways to go.

Quote:
Originally Posted by G Beasley View Post
This is an awful thing to post up , really ? A photochop ? I expected better of you
Hey! A guy can dream right?

Quote:
Originally Posted by gst95dsm View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by G Beasley View Post
It has to be , theres no Jeep of that age that perfect ... or is there ?
Yeah... MINE! haha j/k
I have to humbly agree, the rust is making a come back.

Quote:
Originally Posted by G Beasley View Post
Touche !

This post brought to you by

And


You forgot one.
AndyE is offline  
post #559 of 732 Old 06-29-2013, 09:47 PM
G Beasley
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Eden
Posts: 5,700
Not a fan of the VHT, but I will add the one paint that I have been to the factory and watched being made .



The new primer/paint XO rust lays down nice and it is cheap ...

Free stickers and picture hosting at Jeep-Owner.com
G Beasley is offline  
post #560 of 732 Old 06-29-2013, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
AndyE
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Groton
Posts: 631
Quote:
Originally Posted by G Beasley View Post
Not a fan of the VHT, but I will add the one paint that I have been to the factory and watched being made .



The new primer/paint XO rust lays down nice and it is cheap ...
I'll have to check it out. The VHT seems to have worked for the most part, but you can see a few spots that were really bad before were the paint is starting to discolor. Not sure if it's user error or the paint itself.
AndyE is offline  
post #561 of 732 Old 06-30-2013, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
AndyE
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Groton
Posts: 631
A few more angles.





AndyE is offline  
post #562 of 732 Old 06-30-2013, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
AndyE
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Groton
Posts: 631
So more pictures from yesterday.

After a chisel and some brute force I was able to get the nut with the broken bolt off the rear cross member.


The new bolt with nylon locking nut.


Comparing the old and the new.


Driver and passenger side front with new bumpstop extensions and 3/4" spring spacers.



Of course something had to go wrong. This time it was the track bar axle side bolt snapping while being torqued.



And to finish things off, some brake porn.
AndyE is offline  
post #563 of 732 Old 06-30-2013, 03:44 PM
redrelyt12
Registered User
2006 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CT
Posts: 1,000
Omg those brakes

I never make the same mistake twice - it's more like three or four times.
Build - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/unlimicon-build-1477723/
redrelyt12 is offline  
post #564 of 732 Old 06-30-2013, 03:50 PM
jeepwrangler97
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: FL
Posts: 3,736
Idk how to make a drool icon from my phone. ... ....

...but those brakes

Sent by a messenger bird
jeepwrangler97 is offline  
post #565 of 732 Old 06-30-2013, 06:48 PM
G Beasley
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Eden
Posts: 5,700
Very nice ...

Once the track bar bolt is replaced will you be able to drive it ?

Free stickers and picture hosting at Jeep-Owner.com
G Beasley is offline  
post #566 of 732 Old 06-30-2013, 07:16 PM
AngryTJ
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 4,467
lookin good man

Follow me on Instagram @ Tarantula_TJ


Tarantula_TJ Build
AngryTJ is offline  
post #567 of 732 Old 06-30-2013, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
AndyE
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Groton
Posts: 631
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moabrubi View Post
Make sure you cut off more then you need. I cut and fit mine with the springs pulled but in the real world things get a lot closer. I had to go back and trim more.
I definitely made sure I took extra off. When I checked everything it looked good, but I plan on keeping a close eye on things for the first few hundred miles.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SonicR1 View Post
I had to flip mine because of that...
I thought about flipping the shocks, but I didn't want to run the risk of destroying the bushings.

Quote:
Originally Posted by G Beasley View Post
Very nice ...

Once the track bar bolt is replaced will you be able to drive it ?
According to my sweet new white board, the short list for getting it running is:
-Torque the front upper shock mounts.
-Torque the front control arm bolts.
-Replace the front axle side track bar bolt.
-Fill the transmission.
-Fill the front and rear diffs.
-Bleed the brakes.

That should get me rolling. Then it's just finishing the minor details.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AngryTJ View Post
lookin good man
Thanks!
AndyE is offline  
post #568 of 732 Old 06-30-2013, 08:41 PM
SonicR1
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: CenCal
Posts: 1,503
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyE View Post


I thought about flipping the shocks, but I didn't want to run the risk of destroying the bushings.
It's funny you say that, I learned how to swap bushings after mangling a buddies poly bushings... The rubber bushings in my shocks were real easy, though!

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….

The TJ
2005 Wrangler X 4.0/6 speed, Dana 30/Ford 8.8--4.88--Eaton E-Lockers, 35" MT/R, Smittybilt bumpers/rockers/winch, SonicFab tire carrier, RE 3.5 springs, Zone 1.25 BL, FullTraction 3 link upper rear, RE super flex lower rears, UCF ultra high skid and lo/pro mount, brown dog mml.

1974 CJ5 BUILD THREAD
SonicR1 is offline  
post #569 of 732 Old 07-01-2013, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
AndyE
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Groton
Posts: 631
Quote:
Originally Posted by SonicR1 View Post
It's funny you say that, I learned how to swap bushings after mangling a buddies poly bushings... The rubber bushings in my shocks were real easy, though!
Not sure what the Bilsteins use, but with my luck I would mangled even rubber bushings.

So, after it not raining all day, I go out to start putting fluids in the Jeep. As soon as I open the hood and put the funnel in the transmission dip stick tube, it start pouring. I can't help but wonder if the Jeep gods don't want me to finish my Jeep.
AndyE is offline  
post #570 of 732 Old 07-01-2013, 01:52 PM
janesy86
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Beverly
Posts: 1,374
Yea, this rain has been ridiculous recently. Pretty much everyday for the last week, right as I get home it starts to pour. Now we got tornado warnings... I wanted to finish up a few things.

But you'll have it back out the road in no time!

03' Rubi: 2" BDS, 1.25" BL/MML, Hylined rollin' on 35" MTR's

Hylined '03 Rubi Build

Western MA 4x4
janesy86 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome