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Unread 12-03-2007, 12:39 PM   #16
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Man you have a project on your hands. Good work and keep it up..can't wait to see it ready for the trail.

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Unread 12-03-2007, 12:43 PM   #17
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I think it is great that you took something that was in tough shape and have it looking really good for the purposes that you wanted it built for.

Aside from the rear section, it still looks like the way it was when you started working on it. The extra tire clearance is definitely nice, add in that BL and you have plenty of room.

The 2 comments I have are

1) Radiator exposure... I know you dropped it down, but if you put a winch in front of it, you might not have anything blowing through it since there will be a lot of stuff in the way. Are you planning on running some sort of electric fan? I couldn't really tell from the pictures how much blockage there was.

2) Turd picture made me laugh. I had something similar when I pulled out the clutch setup. Good news is that there was grease in there. I have pulled them out bone dry before.

Good work and keep the pictures coming!

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Unread 12-03-2007, 04:34 PM   #18
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Just looking at pics of all that body work wore me out!! Wow! Looking forward to seeing the finished product..
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Unread 12-03-2007, 06:58 PM   #19
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That was alot of work. Great job. When are you trying to have her done? What color? and what size tires do you want to put on?
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Unread 12-03-2007, 10:59 PM   #20
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Thanks for the compliments guys...it's definitely been a ton of work but it's my first real project like this and my first time doing any real welding so it's been a fun learning experience.


certifiablejeep, the blockage isn't bad right now at all so I'm just going to keep the stock fan...however, if I ever build some kind of a guard to protect the lower radiator hanging below the grille, then I might have some problems b/c the guard would potentially be blocking a lot of airflow...

LSU, I'm hoping to have her done by next week. I ran into a pretty big problem with my front D. side fender tonight that's gonna require some crazy fab. that might not turn out pretty...I'm still not sure what I'm gonna do exactly. But yea, end of next week (fingers crossed). And I'll be stickin with the 33X12.50 TSL's that it's got right now. I'd love to upgrade but $$$ prohibits that anytime soon. I'm sure I could fit 35 and maybe even 37's in there without much trouble...but that'll have to come in time.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 02:07 AM   #21
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Sheesh...I got tired just looking at the pics of all that work to salvage the body...I'd have just bailed on it and picked up a $300 YJ tub and called it good

Question on your wheelhouse cubbies. Did you check to see where the rollbar 'kicker' feet sit? That's right about the area...
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Unread 12-04-2007, 05:48 AM   #22
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Man I'm glad you got the time. Your gaining a lot of experiance.

That grease zerk is in all the bellcranks. Sure takes a lot of grease in there.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 06:21 AM   #23
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WOW, someone's had a busy two months.
That tub looked brutal, you've done a great job.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 06:42 AM   #24
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Thanks Fatman....After looking at some of the threads you've got going (which are AWESOME by the way) for a moment, I feel like I've done a really sub-par job but then I take a step back & look at it again and realize it's really almost spot-on with what i set out to do.

It takes a good set of blinders to stick with a "plan" and not dive deeper...and deeper...and deeper into the abyss otherwise known as "Owning a Jeep" so I'm happy I've refrained from tearing absolutely everything apart and working it over & spending a lot more $$$ than what I had originally intended.

Jeepskate, the $300 YJ tub would've probably saved just a couple hours or work but all the work & "customization" if you will has been satisfying. Plus, it was cheaper....I bought all the steel & a lot more (probably near a ton) for $15 in an auction. You bring up a good point about the cubby holes....I had forgotten about that when I had done it but had no intentions of using the original rollbar again anyway....so if I was going to try to use the roll bar, then no it would not work. Nice catch!
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Unread 12-04-2007, 09:33 AM   #25
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nice to see I am not the only person who likes to work within a budget (aka NO MONEY! - my wife keeps me pretty near broke)

Looks awsome - nice work
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Unread 12-04-2007, 10:27 AM   #26
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Most of your pictures after the second post don't work. That is to bad because what I saw looks great. Would like to see the finished product.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 11:40 AM   #27
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Most of your pictures after the second post don't work. That is to bad because what I saw looks great. Would like to see the finished product.


All the pictures work for me. There's no reason they shouldn't be working....they're all coming from the same photobucket album and I haven't touched the album for a few days now. Maybe try again?
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Unread 12-04-2007, 12:27 PM   #28
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All the pictures work for me. There's no reason they shouldn't be working....they're all coming from the same photobucket album and I haven't touched the album for a few days now. Maybe try again?

X2 - worked this morning when i saw this and they still are good - give um time to load
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Unread 12-04-2007, 02:41 PM   #29
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Nice job. Keep us posted.
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Unread 12-06-2007, 07:11 AM   #30
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Ran into a minor glitch the other day that slowed the progress down....I wasn't plannin on doing any work to the front fender because I THOUGHT that they were in good shape...well, when I dug them out of the corner of the shop to put them on, I quickly realized that one of them in particular was definitely not doin so well....so I had to spend about an evening & a half fixin that up. Both front fenders are about done...just have to paint them and then they'll be ready to go on and then comes the wiring.

Clutch linkage is just about done...have the drop brackets fabricated, just have to weld & bolt them in place.



It's always a good day when you have a box from Jegs waiting for you at your front door






10* in the shop last night!!!!!!! The barn is not built very well toward the bottom & doesn't seal up against the floor or the ground so snow was able to blow underneath the wall & into the corners of the shop....so yea, it's cold out there!!!!





Clutch linkage drop brackets hanging from the paint booth:





No heater so had to run the bypass hose straight from the thermo housing to water pump:





Front fender before going under the knife:





Pattern for the round corner....goin flatfender:





Flatfendered:





Cancerous body that needs FIXED:





Peelin the cancer back:

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