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post #16 of 112 Old 01-21-2014, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Had to weld a couple nuts in place for seat mounts. Rethreaded ones that were still in tact.

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post #17 of 112 Old 01-21-2014, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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First two are shots of it all cleaned up with Marine Clean. Third shot is the Metal Ready zinc phosphate in action. You can see this stuff work.
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post #18 of 112 Old 01-21-2014, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Aw yeah! That's what I'm talking about. POR 15. Wicked stuff.
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post #19 of 112 Old 01-21-2014, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Wrapped up the tub behind the garage and took a break for the holidays. Most of all the annual hot tub party.
After things were put back in order I started dismantling.
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post #20 of 112 Old 01-21-2014, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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A good buddy stopped by and helped me get to this point. We left what we could attached to the interior of the firewall, such as the pedals and ductwork. That way I can pull it as I need it and will know where it goes. I'll probably torch off the firewall so I can keep it around without the yard looking like a junkyard.
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post #21 of 112 Old 01-21-2014, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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This is where I left it today. Got some rot to repair in the rear. I cut off that flimsy bumper support to access the rot. I'll replace it with that heavy piece of channel I stole from work. Be nice for a hitch support. The front 3/4 of the frame is actually pretty nice. I got Eastwood Internal Coating on order and some more POR 15 along with the Chasis Coat coming also. I'm planning to hit the junkyard for TBI parts for a fuel injection conversion, thanks to info BernieBikes passed on to me.

I put this up in case it may be of any use to others, and to welcome any comments or suggestions that may push me further toward success. Thanks!
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post #22 of 112 Old 01-21-2014, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Sweet build so far! How do you like the ESAB? I have an ESAB plasma cutter but never tried a welder.
Love it. Not one complaint about it. My only complaint is the thin metal I am working with on this project. I'm not used to welding thin stuff like this. The Esab's dials are not "slotted", so you basically have infinite settings. Thing works like a dream.
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post #23 of 112 Old 01-22-2014, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Back at it today. After trying to work around it, I decided to get that dang axel out of my way. Was extra work, but will make working on the frame a lot more comfortable. Also took out the exhaust. No biggie.
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post #24 of 112 Old 01-22-2014, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Some goodies showed up during lunch.
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post #25 of 112 Old 01-22-2014, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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The hole in that crossmember looks like an easy place to get warmed up.
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post #26 of 112 Old 01-22-2014, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Took about 20 min of heat, but I got that sucker to bend.
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post #27 of 112 Old 01-22-2014, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Had to quit before I was able to trim it down, but very happy with the weld quality. Landed it on the right setting this time!
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post #28 of 112 Old 01-22-2014, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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I now have two roll cages. The one that came with the tub is the family style, which I will reinstall. My old one that came with the jeep I was thinking of chopping it up and using the tubing to make some side steps. It seems to be the ideal diameter for that application. Any thoughts, suggestions? Anyone got blueprints for exactly what I have in mind??? lol.
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post #29 of 112 Old 01-23-2014, 08:21 AM
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That picture was showin' your leafs were installed backwards.

If we're gonna install a lift in your YJ, You should call Brian & see if he has his transfer case off of "big blue" & his cardon driveshaft, that way you won't need the transfer drop & won't worry about vibes.

Lookin good so far. Once you're all done you'll need a set of 33's. I might know someone with a lifted Cherokee lookin to sell his…
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post #30 of 112 Old 01-23-2014, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Well, back at it again. First course of action was to clean up that patch from yesterday.
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