It has been a little while since I have updated this thread. I keep forgetting to get new batteries for the camera. I corrected that this morning and took a few picks of what i have been able to finish.
The major funding source for this build is the sale of the old red jeep and a some left over PTO from my previous employer. My brother is buying the red jeep so that money will not come in until the project is almost complete. MY former employer keeps having administration problems with getting me a check. Most probably due to cutting their work force by 30%. I have explained to them that if I do not have a deposit in my bank account by the end of the month I will show up there, and i will not be leaving until i have a check in my hand.
But I still have plenty of work to do, it's just not all that glamorous. Mostly body work and getting mud caked bolts to let go with out breaking or stripping.
Here is how the green Jeep is sitting today.
The interior all cleaned out minus the Drivers seat. The roll bars are unbolted, just haven't pulled it out yet.
So the armor is all mocked up and will be pulled for paint shortly, the TJ grill has been mocked and pulledit is being preped for paint. Currently I am working out a few dents in the hood and the full doors from the red jeep.
Also mocked up Cj tailgate.
Here is how the red jeep was sitting this morning.
"New" front end.
I love my new hood straps.
Since I have decided to sell the red jeep to my brother at a very significant discount opposed to parting it out there will be considerable more work put into the red jeep to make it road worthy. I have given my brothe alist of things he must buy in order for me to hand over the keys. So effectively this has blossomed into to projects. GREAT.
Once the funds come in things will start to move quickly. I should have most if not all the body work done by the end of this weekend. Painting will be next. I have found a place to do the gears in the 44, I will be doing the gears in the front 30. Once that is done the suspension is next followed shortly by the Line-X.
I do need a little help on deciding what gears to get. This is my first vehicle with anything larger that 4cyl so I am lost on gearing.
4.56? or 4.88?