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Unread 08-01-2010, 09:07 PM   #16
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Finally snapped a picture of the tailgate today when I was down in the garage:


Stripped my CJ dash down so I can paint it. I decided on going with a light silver dash and black bezels around the gauges.


Then I took apart the speedometer gauge and cleaned it up a bit......AND turned the mileage back down to 0 or actually 1 haha. But seing as how Im rebuilding the engine I figured I would just start the clock over too.




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Unread 08-01-2010, 09:26 PM   #17
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I believe that's called illegal? ^^^^
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Unread 08-01-2010, 09:42 PM   #18
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I believe that's called illegal? ^^^^

"Federal law (in the USA) requires you to certify that the mileage is correct on a vehicle at the time of sale, or you must disclose an odometer discrepancy!

It is NOT illegal to reset an odometer, it is illegal to certify that the mileage is correct when it is not. You own the vehicle You can do anything you want to with the odometer, as long as you are not doing it fro a fraudulent purpose.

You can not reset the odometer in order to get warranty service, if the car is really out of warranty due to mileage. You can not sell the car and claim that the mileage is correct when it is not!!

You can set the odometer back if it makes you happy. It does not increase the actual value of the car, in fact a car that is TMU (True Mileage Unknown) is usually worth less than a high mileage vehicle with the correct mileage."

As far as I am concerned if for any reason I need to get rid of this jeep it will be parted out or it will become a trailered rig.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 10:07 PM   #19
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Yeah I know a lot of guy's I used to hang out with when I was big into imports that changed the odometer when we did motor swaps/rebuilds. Its usually pretty damn obvious its not actual mileage though cause we did the same thing you did, just go back to zero on the rebuilt motor so we knew where the motor was at. Lol nice looking project by the way. I would love to have a CJ one day, or just make one like your doing here. Looks like a much cheaper way to get basically the same thing, probably easier to find one with less rust on a YJ than a CJ too.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 11:12 PM   #20
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Yeah I know a lot of guy's I used to hang out with when I was big into imports that changed the odometer when we did motor swaps/rebuilds. Its usually pretty damn obvious its not actual mileage though cause we did the same thing you did, just go back to zero on the rebuilt motor so we knew where the motor was at. Lol nice looking project by the way. I would love to have a CJ one day, or just make one like your doing here. Looks like a much cheaper way to get basically the same thing, probably easier to find one with less rust on a YJ than a CJ too.
Yeah my frame and tub are in MINT condition, less rust than some TJ's that I have seen. Plus from the factory YJ's have much stronger leaf pearches on the axles and wider/stronger leaf springs. Not that it will really matter much in a year or so for me. Im planning on putting some waggy 44's under it or 3/4 ton's, double triangulating the front axle with fox 2.0 air socks and a currie ani-sway so I can still handle street driving, and spring over in the rear with a wheelbase strech to 112".
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Unread 08-03-2010, 10:04 PM   #21
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off-camber rock crawling and ground wasps = inverted leaf shackle. Still a fun night of wheeling. Might need a new front spring now though, we jacked the jeep up and used a long rod to pull the shackle back where it should be but the spring seems bent.
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Unread 08-14-2010, 02:31 PM   #22
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nice build.i picked up my cj5 a week ago and my tub is in mint condition.guessing it was replaced recently.my floor pans have a little surface rust though
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Unread 08-14-2010, 03:09 PM   #23
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I believe that's called illegal? ^^^^
I dunno, my title, in NV says "exempt" any vehicle over 9 years normally says "exempt" here.

The only things my title says are the vin, make, model, and category, and fuel type...everything else was blank. On older stuff it really doesn't matter anyway.
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Unread 08-17-2010, 10:47 PM   #24
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Picked up a set of 5 35" BFG KM's with one original BFG MT as a spare. About 80% tread left. Really good deal.

Pictures soon.

Unfortunatly 4" of lift isnt cutting it for 35's so I cant go wheeling untill I order my 1" BL like friday and then put some 1/2" or 1" lift shackles on for now.

I might put my CJ front clip on when I get the body lift. And at the same time make some tube fenders up. I should be ready to hit the trails again in about 2 weeks.

Also looking for a set of 1980+ waggy 44's. Preferably with 4.10 or 4.88 gearing.

I have quite the list going now.
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Unread 08-21-2010, 05:36 PM   #25
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Finally snapped a few pictures of my 35's. Now I just need to order my 1" BL and 1" Brown Dog MML. Which should allow me to do one of two options: A) Take out my T-case drop B) Leave in T-case drop and go to a 1/2" or 1" lift shackle.


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600.00?

Dang, some people find some deals!!!

Great job bringing it back to life
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Unread 08-25-2010, 09:52 PM   #27
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600.00?

Dang, some people find some deals!!!

Great job bringing it back to life
Haha, not sure I'll ever get another deal like that.

Now for the updates:

Just ordered:

-Daystar 1" body lift. The nice kind that replaces your old body mounts and give you a inch of body lift.

-Brown Dog Offroad 1" motor mount lift.

Which means that I will be able to put on my CJ front clip as I please. AND have a little bit of driveline correction so I can run a 1" shackle if I still rub.

I also stopped by Endangered Species Jeep shop in Holyoke, MA. Talked to a nice gentleman named Todd, I beileive he is the owner. After discussing it with him I am going with my original plan of re-building my CJ 258 with a 4.0 head and running a Motorcraft 2100 carb. If I dont like that setup I will switch to fuel injection down the road.

He also has a couple things I am interested in purchasing if I can scrounge up the money.

Should be picking up my Dana 300 for the engine swap this coming week. Im getting a deal from a fellow Mass.Krawler club member. $150 bucks.

Also hopefully I am getting a AX-15 for free, as long as I help my friend strip down a junk YJ. Apparently the body and frame are junk and the engine was just pulled.

Also my front springs are bent so I contacted Rough Country and they are sending me new ones with no questions asked. Big thumbs up to RC today.
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Unread 08-28-2010, 12:17 AM   #28
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Broke a front axle shaft today. it was fun. didnt even realize it untill people were yelling about sparks. lol. I want my waggy 44's even more now.
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Unread 09-01-2010, 09:54 PM   #29
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I've been tearing into the jeep the past few days.

First off I found out my motor mounts are missing half of their bushing. So its a good thing that my Brown-Dog 1" MM's came in the next day.

Started to rip off my exhaust because the down pipe had a nasty leak and hole in it. I broke one of the manifold flange studs taking the bolt off. Got a little upset and decided it would be easier to just drop my belly pan to work on the down pipe to cat flange. I was laying under the pan as I let it down (tranny and t-case on jackstands) and I felt something fall and hit my leg. Come to find out it was the botom half of my trassmision mount.

Still waiting on my 1" BL to come in. Hopefully it will be here tomarrow, I really want it road worthy for this weekend.

Pictures tomarrow.
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Unread 09-02-2010, 12:14 AM   #30
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Nice YJ, reading through the thread it seems like its in pretty shatty condition, glad to see you fixin it up, I love YJs. Wanna see it with the CJ Front Clip
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