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Unread 02-08-2011, 08:55 AM   #166
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Good luck

Hopefully you can get some progress photos while the shop is working their magic!
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Unread 02-08-2011, 10:21 PM   #167
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Fixed a bunch of pictures that were broken. For your viewing enjoyment

After I recuperate some of the savings I spent on the shop cost, I'll start buying some necessities.

Fuel cell straps
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-291220S-99/

I'm pretty sure I've decided on Auto Meter gauges with the stock dash. So what I'll probably do is buy a new dash to fit my Jeep, with only the steering column holes in it. I'd really like to keep the stock speedo, I'll have to do some research to see if I can do that or not.

Dash
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/product...umber=11144.10

Maybe something along these lines? Still not too sure
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/d...e/DCP_1636.jpg

I'd like to keep it more along the lines of stock looking, maybe with some AutoMeter angled mounting cups
http://www.autometer.com/cat_mounts.aspx?sid=54

Or something combined like this, maybe used in conjunction with the stock MPH gauge?
http://www.sfxperformance.com/parts/AUM1310.htm#

I also found this post on CK5 about setting up a tach,
http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthr...=252178&page=9

Lots of general tips
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/o...-swap-1287392/

Shoot me some dash ideas!
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Unread 02-10-2011, 05:19 AM   #168
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WOW!!!!

Oh crap, I am late for work....

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Unread 02-11-2011, 01:55 PM   #169
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Hey Andy if you haven't seen any of Joe's welds, well he's pretty darn good at it. Glad he's close by.
Hey Jim, I'm pretty sure you read this thread every time I update it so I'll just ask here instead of PMing you. I want to stretch my rear axle about 4"-ish as soon as it gets out of the shop. Joe has already agreed to help me with the Jeep, just gotta ask if he'll help with the stretch.

My question, will your shackle hangars work if I mount the rear set on the outside of the rear bumper? They'll be mounted vertical instead of horizontal. Will that be a problem with the way they're designed? I'm ok with having them welded straight to the bumper if needed
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Unread 02-11-2011, 07:17 PM   #170
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Hey Jim, I'm pretty sure you read this thread every time I update it so I'll just ask here instead of PMing you. I want to stretch my rear axle about 4"-ish as soon as it gets out of the shop. Joe has already agreed to help me with the Jeep, just gotta ask if he'll help with the stretch.

My question, will your shackle hangars work if I mount the rear set on the outside of the rear bumper? They'll be mounted vertical instead of horizontal. Will that be a problem with the way they're designed? I'm ok with having them welded straight to the bumper if needed
You could make that work Andy. If you mount them vertically just keep in mind that the shackles themselves will need to have room to move past the hanger itself. That means you won't be able to have a tie block between the shackle plates. You would still hit on the frame they're bolted to though at some point. I'm going to look around at some of the stretched frames and see what I can find. I think with the right bracket this will work though and if it did you wouldn't have so much hanging behind the axle.

I am subscribed to your thread, just made my look at it this morning. Glad you're moving forward and let me know if I can help.
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Unread 02-11-2011, 09:25 PM   #171
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Here's what I'm thinking of, taken from Tony's 1,000,000,000 page thread

flatlander757's 03 TJ build/update thread

Keep in mind, my tires will be about half that size

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Unread 02-12-2011, 06:37 AM   #172
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I think they would work fine if you cut the lower end off flush with the bumper and look better too.

How long do you expect the Jeep to be in the shop?
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Unread 02-12-2011, 08:48 AM   #173
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If all goes well, (ie no motor rebuild), they say 1 more week. So I'll be realistic and say 2 weeks.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 05:16 PM   #174
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Shop called today, they started on it this morning. (3 weeks later...) He says he's going to rebuild the transmission, which I expected. When Eddie and I put the new main shaft in it wasn't exactly the best. We were in a hurry. That and the motor / wiring harness looks great. Thank God. I really didn't want to pay for a new harness.

He also says he ordered a clutch master / slave setup, accelerator cable, and some other small things. I think he said a dipstick and a small air filter for the right side valve cover. So no surprises yet. I knew all of that stuff needed ordered. Probably could have saved some money and ordered them myself but I didn't know what I was looking for and didn't want to order the wrong stuff.

Now that he's working on it, I hope to have it back in about a week or two!
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Unread 03-06-2011, 08:16 PM   #175
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Ahh, hopefully it'll be back to you soon (fingers crossed ).

Whenever you wanna stop by & do some plasma, drilling, grinding, welding, repeat, my garage is at your service.

Taylor wants to have me plasma a bumper & truss for his XJ. So the more the merrier.
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Unread 04-02-2011, 11:12 AM   #176
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Just dropped the Jeep off at M.I.T Drive train locally. They quoted me an estimate at just under $4k to finish it up and get it running. Not street legal, and not Cali legal, just running. I'm gonna head back over there in a few days and see if the price came down any. I supplied almost everything to get it running. They just need to install it and *hopefully not* rebuild the motor. Wish me luck!
Only 2 months later. Not too bad.

They fired the engine yesterday. Going to finish the wiring and I should have it by next weekend if all goes well
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Unread 04-07-2011, 03:15 PM   #177
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I'll let the video do the talking

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Unread 04-07-2011, 04:00 PM   #178
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Sweet! Congratulations!
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Unread 04-07-2011, 07:01 PM   #179
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Nice! Sounds good Andy!! It's always a satisfying moment to fire the engine for the first time.. sort of breathes new motivation into the project.. letting you "see the light at the end of the tunnel".

So what's the plans for the axles?
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Unread 04-07-2011, 07:24 PM   #180
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