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post #31 of 140 Old 06-29-2012, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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Pics will be in chronological order obviously. There's a couple studs I need to tack into place for the gas tank to bolt up to so I'll have that 100% finished pic when I'm done with that. Tomorrow after work. The new shackles look great against all the black under there. Much much better. Products I used
-Currie boomerang shackles
-POR-15
-rattle cans of Rustoleum 500-2000 degree engine paint. Black white red grey. (used this for years and always does me good)
-Quadratech's passenger side rear shackle mount repair piece.

The only two things that really caused problems was getting the old frame smooth in order to let the new section fit right. The spring mount needs to be 4 " center in from the back crossmember and 2" center down from the back crossmember. And the bushings. Do not rely on after market bushings. The time it took me fighting them I could have had the leafs off and had a shop press the bushings in. Instead, I used about a whole can of wd-40, a vice, a grade 5 bolt, and a lot of patience. I Tightened the bolt on either end and it sucked the bushing right into place. A big hassle though. I really didn't want to disturb the leaf springs by undoing everything.

Cutting the old piece out.



Pop's wanted in on the action


Used the old power king tractor's hydraulics on the back to pry down the leaf out of the way. I had nothing to bolt it down with when I first un-did the shackle. This was a decent alternative though.



Test fitting the new piece


My very first weld haha. Sucked


My 2nd weld. In between my buddy's. much better




Pushing the old bushings and receivers out of the spring eye. Best luck I had was with an end of a 3/8 extension. And a big hammer


Solid now


My machinist friend had some extras at work. Powder coated. And free #thumbs up! The next project is a custom bumper


New shackles are lookin good in their new home


Not quite finished painting here. Before/after



Driver's side before/after



Had some grey/aluminum color left over from when I had my stang. Was bored and used it to clean up the exhaust. Was gonna go black but the silver was a good contrast.


Gas tank done and cleaned up


Almost there..


Passenger side


Not too bad really.



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post #32 of 140 Old 07-01-2012, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Went to the badlands this weekend and had an absolute blast! Pics to follow

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post #33 of 140 Old 07-07-2012, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Here are the badlands pics. Got quite a few of my friends and their tj's. I was very impressed with what a 2.5 lift on 33s will do.(Blue Tj) the other red jeep is a bone stock 4 banger with 31s. It went everywhere my yj and the bigger Tj went. Thinkin I should sell both yjs for a coiled jeep haha kidding kidding. Enjoy







Stock 4 cylinder doin work








My Buddy finally got his rims in. Also put 33" BFG all terrains on them. Plenty of clearance. That jeep has def went through a decent transformation.



And here are a couple shots from today. I painted the front end with some POR and Rustoleum. Detailing this jeep will be the death of me. So much work yet so worth it I still have to clean and paint the shocks up front obviously. I ran out of time. They will be next as well as under the hood. Can't wait !






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post #34 of 140 Old 09-04-2012, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry I haven't been online much. Been busy with work, school, badlands trips. bunch of pics I've yet to upload but here's an update on how the jeep sits now.

Got a new hood primed. POR on the inside I have to coat with some high heat paint.

Painted the center caps on the wheels


painted the shocks and some front end parts as well



Here's the finished bumper finally


Friend's tj with the lift and new tires




Here's a few from the last badlands trip in Attica, IN
my buddy's stock jeep


Dad's cj 5 gettin' it




Little fun in mine.



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post #35 of 140 Old 09-05-2012, 08:23 AM
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I am Jealous. Sweet!
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post #36 of 140 Old 09-29-2013, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Well, it's been a while since I've been on here. About a year now. Switched jobs, going back to school, finished up another cj5 with pops and my younger brother. (See pic) After all of that, I've still had some time to work on mine slowly but surely. Here's a quick pic of the 73 cj5 we finished as a family:



On to how mine sits currently.... Enjoy

Older yj grill we had from the parts jeep, cleaned up



After a base



Two more coats, cured, and polished. Still some rough spots where orange peel showed up but I'm happy with it for a backyard paint job. I tinted the turn signals as well. They will have LEDs in them.



Sprayed the old tan top flat black.





A little perspective



Home made tube fenders, this is roughly 1.5" pipe from old scaffolding we had out back that wasn't being used. Very easy to work with, used a manual bender a buddy has at his shop. I got a little trigger happy with the sawzall so we had to do some patch work. That's ok, it needed the rust cut out anyways.







Still need to be finished but at least they are coming together. The cross bars are only there for support currently while working and shaping them. I'll put a smaller gusset in that place eventually.

Here's the start progress on the step guards, I'll pick up the plate steel for them to be welded too hopefully this week if not then next.




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post #37 of 140 Old 10-01-2013, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Finished mocking up the step bars. When I get home tomorrow i'll try to weld em up



Also painted the wrangler badges black. Ill stencil the letters red


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post #38 of 140 Old 10-25-2013, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got the duratracs in. Same size as the M/t terrains I had. 33x12.5x15

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Also did some spot welding and grinding. Just waiting on the plate steel so I can weld the step bards too and attach them to the jeep.


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post #39 of 140 Old 11-11-2013, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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FINALLY Got the home made tube fenders buttoned up and primer on for winter. New duratracs are on too. Looking forward to some snow now!




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post #40 of 140 Old 11-15-2013, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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We have a new project in the shop. Will be posting pictures tonight/tomorrow AM.

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post #41 of 140 Old 12-19-2013, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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I have to say, anyone wondering about the blower upgrade for the heater/ac, definitely do it. Best 20 bux I ever spent on this pile. Took about 5 hours to get everything right, but worth it. It's been running poorly lately. Too rich upon start up. Replaced everything except the o2, thermostat, and coolant temp sensor, I have a spare PCM I can use if all else fails.

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post #42 of 140 Old 12-19-2013, 03:32 PM
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it was a inside jeep and not used in the snow , with is hard to find I was blessed heres mine before I painted red notice no rot , and it came from n.y it's bad up here in the winter. on the last photo I took that saying off the wind shield the next day do to my friends saying how DOUCH. I bought the jeep in 2008 off my brother in law for $500 he was tired of it, it came with 52000 mile's on it ,ice cold a/c , and the rest is jeep history.
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Still have a rich and rough idle upon starting in the cold. I swapped out PCMs and that seemed to help, but now it's just coming up to temp faster. I have a new o2 sensor I can do on Christmas Day when I'm off. Other than that my last resort is they injectors. Maybe one is faulty and getting the wrong voltage. I have to unplug them one by one when it's running rough to do some investigating.

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If it is rich at start then out isn't the o2 sensor. It doesn't kick in until warm. Coolant temp sensor or run the fuel pressure test. Chances are the pressure test will show your pressure is too high.
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If it is rich at start then out isn't the o2 sensor. It doesn't kick in until warm. Coolant temp sensor or run the fuel pressure test. Chances are the pressure test will show your pressure is too high.
Que, I've read your posts for days trying to figure this out. I thought the same thing and after I checked for vacuum leaks, of which there were none, I was still getting a too lean code. Only throws that after about 15-20 mins of driving. Coolant temp sensor is not new but it's from a parts jeep. Same one the PCM came from. I do have a new one and was gonna try it for S&G's. I need to check the resistance of that though given the temps. Note this only happens when it is cold. Below 40s. Any time after 4-5 hours sitting in the cold it fires up rich and runs rough. I do have a new fuel filter but maybe the pump or one of the injectors is going ? Actually I have replaced everything except o2, fuel injectors/pump, and coolant temp sensor. So problem could lie in there. Where is start up/idle pressure supposed to be?

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