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Unread 02-13-2009, 11:27 PM   #106
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props man, hang with it. good thread!

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Unread 02-13-2009, 11:31 PM   #107
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looking great!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 02-14-2009, 09:28 PM   #108
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I love this thread, hang in there and good luck
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Unread 02-14-2009, 09:29 PM   #109
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What type of fiberglass fabric and resin are you using? Is it holding up pretty well?
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Unread 02-14-2009, 11:05 PM   #110
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AWESOME!! Nice work so far. Keep it up.
Can't wait for more
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Unread 02-17-2009, 10:16 PM   #111
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i know i've posted on here a couple of times
already but you doing great man keep it up
i'm so stoked to see this jeep finished
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Unread 02-25-2009, 06:03 PM   #112
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So just a little update... things are a little better than they were before so now I can finally get working on the Jeep again. .

Some things that I've accumulated for the project since the last post-
-2nd frame (you'll see why shortly)
-My own MIG welder
-A pair of front racing seats
-Half doors
-A metal-cutting capable band saw
-Replacement body bushing mounts

And I've
-Cleaned up/stripped suspension related brackets/sandblasted/repainted both axles.
-Have gotten the body off of the trailer finally getting it all ready to go.

So now I will start work on the frame stretch. I know exactly how I'm going to do it and if all goes right and I do a good job, the joint will be seamless and very strong and only someone with an educated eye will be able to tell where I stretched it. Stay tuned! *sigh* glad to be working on the YJ again.


I'll post some small pics up of all the new parts.
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Unread 02-27-2009, 09:13 AM   #113
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Welcome back, now post progress pictures!
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Unread 02-27-2009, 01:32 PM   #114
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lol. always remember that jeeps eat speed bumps for breakfast. so when life becomes a speed bump you dont really have to worry too much. lol
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Unread 03-01-2009, 03:14 PM   #115
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Keep up the good work man and post some update when you can. Project looks great and it seems like you have a plan that is working great for you.
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Unread 03-10-2009, 09:02 PM   #116
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Thats a crazy undertaking. I once cut 13.8 inches out of a chevy shortbed and put my body up on a K10 chassis. I was about 17 at the time too. You're bringing back some great memories. Keep up the work.
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Unread 03-16-2009, 10:30 AM   #117
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where's the updates?
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Unread 03-16-2009, 11:23 AM   #118
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Yea i want more
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Unread 03-16-2009, 06:29 PM   #119
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Getting ready to file mutiny are we?

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Well I'll fill you in some.... When I was taking the black section of the body off (Jeep #2) I broke off one of the body mount bolts (at the very back of the tub).. IT KICKED MY @$$ for hours.. I ended up breaking: 2 drill bits, and and easy out... then I ended up cutting out the "Body Mount Retainer" (the threaded steel block that sits inside the tub).. .Then I tried everything to get the bolt out and ended up breaking another drill bit, and dulled 2 more... so I went to the stealership and ordered a new one... ($9 ) and then I remembered that I had another one (from the part of the red tub that I cut off) and so I canceled my order, then went and hacked the other one out of the tub... wrestled that bolt out......


Bought the right body mount bushing set finally... (other ones didn't work) and sandblasted both sections of frame... there was some decent rust underneath the rear upper shock mounts on both sides so I'm in the middle of fixing that (I'm doing a write up on "Seamless frame rust repair") .. hopefully tomorrow or wednesday I will conjoin the two frames and will have some pics for you guys!

Oh also my gasket kit came finally from SummitRacing so when I get my frame all done up I can rebuild the engine...
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Unread 03-18-2009, 03:11 AM   #120
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K well I decided not to do a write up on the frame repair because its just my way of doing it and you may have another way... but I will post step by step pics of what I did....

Phase 1- Destruction
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So when I cut off my rear shock mount brackets, I noticed that underneath was rusted pretty badly... and after sandblasting the frame I was able to knock a hole in one side with a screwdriver... (this was the only spot that was rusty... everywhere else was fine and rust free)... so I decided it was best to just replace that section... so I sprayed the frame down with some rustoleum primer to prevent the newly sandblasted frame from rusting, then I grabbed the angle grinder with the wire wheel attachment and scrubbed off where I wanted to cut out...

Side-1 (passengers)



Side-2 (drivers)

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Then I figured out where the edges of the rust damage was, and using my handy-dandy square and some masking tape, I marked the areas of where I wanted to remove... (even though one side was a little worse than the other... I cut out identical peices)

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Now I wanted to remove any possiblites of stress risers by having a sharp corner where the frame could end up cracking...and so I wanted nice rounded corners... so I marked in 1/4" each way on each corner with a dummy punch...

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And then drilled a 3/16" pilot hole....

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And then followed with a 1/2" drill bit...

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And finally played connect a dots!... With a cutoff wheel on an angle grinder...(my fav tool to cut with.. makes a nice straight clean cut.)



In all reality I probably could have gotten away with doing it another way... but I didn't want to risk any chances of having thin material there and end up cracking...

This is just one way to do it.. and its the way that I liked best and the way that I chose....
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I had to do a lot of running around today (grr... had to pay another speeding ticket today...so I wasn't able to get much more finished as I wanted to... but tomorrow it should all be back together and then I can conjoin the frames!... Just to let everyone know before hand.... I will reinforce this area to eliminate a weak link in the frame...
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