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Unread 07-31-2013, 07:13 PM   #226
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Well at least from me I like what you're doing so i wont say anything, I'll just watch and admire. Now if you were doing something very ridicules I would jump in and say "hold on a sec"
I've been subbed and loving this thread- keep posting! There's prob dozens more like me, too.

Showed your djs off to the wifey, to prepare her for in case I show up with one one day

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Unread 07-31-2013, 07:23 PM   #227
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I've been subbed and loving this thread- keep posting! There's prob dozens more like me, too.

Showed your djs off to the wifey, to prepare her for in case I show up with one one day
thanks a bunch....its been a lot of hard work..not to mention the headaches i go thru to get pics and info posted...the only puter the kids havent killed is wifes laptop...and its got that new windows8 crap on it only its not a touch screen and the mouse is very strange and always does all this stuff i dont tell it to so i almost smash this thing everytime im on it...lol...it is nice to know that people are actually looking and appreciating what i am doing....it may sound lame but one of my enjoyments nowadays is piddlin with my jeeps and sharing it here...so thanks once again for subbing to my thread ill be sure to keep the pics/posts coming...
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Unread 07-31-2013, 07:43 PM   #228
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ok so started on the facelift today before my angle grinder decided to die....so ill post what pics i managed to get..

so after sanding grill down i found a couple of cracks...

well some how i got 6 pics of the same crack...but there was one more it was about the same size...

after welding...



inside of grill after cleaning and a coat of rust reformer...


front of grill after coat of rust reformer.....


freshly painted bumper braces..


steering box remounted and a glimpse of mounting bracket painted red....also same cast piece on other side....



just a pic of it all back together for now....


and a pic of the old bronco...R.I.P...just for giggles


well hopefully ill have some minor things i can do to both the djs untill i get a new grinder...at least enuff to keep you guys interested...lol
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Unread 07-31-2013, 07:48 PM   #229
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Thanks man...so why did ya sell the truck build....and I won't be doin much for a while my grinder took a dump and with multiple kids to outfit for school...can't afford a new one just yet...
Needed cash and work really slow and with a divorce in my future....well need to get rid of all the not needed items. so yeah. and the truck was not going to be finished for a while
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Unread 07-31-2013, 08:34 PM   #230
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Needed cash and work really slow and with a divorce in my future....well need to get rid of all the not needed items. so yeah. and the truck was not going to be finished for a while
I can totally relate....sorry you had to let it go...I've said goodbye to several projects this year...
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Unread 07-31-2013, 10:26 PM   #231
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Unread 08-01-2013, 01:40 PM   #232
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Well got some magic mystery money..so a new grinder and a trip to Memphis for tires and rims is in order before it evaporates like spit on a hot grill...looks lokie I'll be back in action before the day's out....well stay tuned loyal readers...more pics to come.....
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Unread 08-01-2013, 01:55 PM   #233
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Unread 08-01-2013, 02:53 PM   #234
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I appreciate the write up on making a bastard pack I always was curious how those worked. I love DJ build that fascinate me, although I wish you had kept the original sliding door on the big one.

Great build
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Unread 08-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #235
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I appreciate the write up on making a bastard pack I always was curious how those worked. I love DJ build that fascinate me, although I wish you had kept the original sliding door on the big one.

Great build
Thanks again .....however the sliding doors greatly inhibit the size of tire you can run...on the big jeep the tires would destroy the doors on first ride...on the little jeep I won't even be able to put tires on with sliding doors so neither will have original doors....
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Unread 08-01-2013, 08:50 PM   #236
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Thanks again .....however the sliding doors greatly inhibit the size of tire you can run...on the big jeep the tires would destroy the doors on first ride...on the little jeep I won't even be able to put tires on with sliding doors so neither will have original doors....
I didn't think about tire interference, that makes a lot of sense. Plus I admire your craftsmanship to make doors work.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 08:58 PM   #237
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I didn't think about tire interference, that makes a lot of sense. Plus I admire your craftsmanship to make doors work.
Well for right now they just look pretty still got to make ny latches...but would anybody mind if I changed the name from jeep to "tow-yotas"...as in thats what I do I "tow-yotas"....lmfao
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Unread 08-02-2013, 07:01 PM   #238
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So got a bunch of things accomplished today....got the tie(wheel to wheel) bar made...still got to set initial alignment...got battery tray removed and firewall strengthend and m/c booster in as well as brake pedal and modifyed the accelerator linkage...so like I'm tired ...will post pics tomorrow...lol
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Unread 08-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #239
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ok so on to the next pic filled update....basicly pics from stuff i talked about in last post....

so here we go...firewall after i removed battery tray...

battery tray...lol

after initial grinding/sanding...

the black line represents approx where the first wo holes will be drilled...the darkish circle is come wierd indentation/outgrowth im guessing they used to take the tincan sound out of firewall(i.e. tighten up the sheetmetal)....

i didnt like how the firewall flexed when i put pressure on it so after cutting out the wierd section i plated a large area of it with 1/8" diamond plate..just some scrap i had laying around so its not super pretty but net end result was great...
weirdness removed...

diamond plating...

after some hole sawing and drilling...

test fit...like a glove baby...like a glove...

inside after removing existing accelerator linkage mounts...(that was a mistake)

pedal assembly...was going to use the gas pedal as well but realized how much extra work/crap to find etc that was going to cause...reason for this is brake pedal was going to hit original accelerator linkage...

after removing gas pedal...

modifying original linkage...

test function/fit after welding mounts back in...lol....

clears brake pedal and works nicely...

clearance and ease of servicability in relation to factory fender with no trimming...


linkage after a coat of paint and i changed out the pedal pad area as well for the matching pedal and pad to brake pedal

rim and a 225/70/r15 on with full weight on springs...i think a set of 30-31" tires will be perfect....


well thats it for pics today...ordered a set of 15" factory 99 wrangler rims off of ebay today...will paint em up good when they get here on the hunt for tires now.....also did a little research on converting the A727 transmission to 4wd...seems all i got to do is change out the tailshaft and adaptor...then get a dana 300 and a clocking ring....well im out cheers
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Unread 08-04-2013, 08:03 PM   #240
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Well didn't get much done today except pouring a small slab/pad to mount the bender on....30"x30"x5"...with rebar sank 18" into the ground at all four corners...once it cures I'll get on the front prerunner/ stinger bar...and shock mounts...and get to work on cage for big jeep
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