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post #16 of Old 09-15-2012, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Looks like a fun project, will follow your posts. Are you putting stock brakes back on it? just curious, i've been gathering parts to covert my '77 to a rear-disc setup.
Sticking with drum brakes for sure. I don't want to have to get a booster. This thing is staying on a ranch after I'm done with it. Drums will be more than sufficient


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post #17 of Old 10-08-2012, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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Finished replacing all of my brake parts yesterday. Left front drum had a nest of earwigs in it, it was rather disgusting lol

Just need to finish adjusting them and then bleed the brakes and I'll be fully operational

Decided I'm going to go ahead and mount the front of my cage to the dash to save room. Looking for cheap mounting plates right now otherwise I'll fab up a set.

After I finish my brakes I'll be working on my seat mounts then it's on to cleaning and sanding the inside of the tub to lay down bedliner

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post #18 of Old 10-11-2012, 08:54 PM
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Finished replacing all of my brake parts yesterday. Left front drum had a nest of earwigs in it, it was rather disgusting lol

Just need to finish adjusting them and then bleed the brakes and I'll be fully operational

Decided I'm going to go ahead and mount the front of my cage to the dash to save room. Looking for cheap mounting plates right now otherwise I'll fab up a set.

After I finish my brakes I'll be working on my seat mounts then it's on to cleaning and sanding the inside of the tub to lay down bedliner
Check out forum member jatepper (Jeremy). He makes and sells those dash tie-in plates, and they're pretty nice.

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Check out forum member jatepper (Jeremy). He makes and sells those dash tie-in plates, and they're pretty nice.
Already ordered a set last week

Luckily he was kind enough to even weld them for me for an added fee lol

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Already ordered a set last week

Luckily he was kind enough to even weld them for me for an added fee lol
Cool Beans!

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Okay. Time for a lot of updating. This thing has been sitting virtually untouched for a few months since it's been at my parents house this entire time. Luckily I was able to get some big things done before I transferred it to my house.

Got the seats mounted, front half of the cage welded in and I got it fully functional. It runs, turns, drives and has working brakes.




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post #22 of Old 01-18-2013, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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The best part is I finally got it transferred to my house and now it's indoors at all times.

The morning it showed up. Of course I had to park it next to my sons Jeep


Some updated pictures






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post #23 of Old 01-18-2013, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Over the last 2 days I got some small things done.

Got the fenders cut and ready for tube fenders



Stocked up on some tools today. Got an impact wrench finally for my air compressor, impact sockets, air sander and a paint gun. So I started getting some parts ready for paint. Starting with the roll cage

Getting primer laid down

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Looks like a great project to run on trails. It's come a long way
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post #25 of Old 01-20-2013, 10:31 PM
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WHY is your steering wheel upside down? Looks freaky!

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WHY is your steering wheel upside down? Looks freaky!
As a tester because I'm 6'2" and I'm squished in this little jeep lol. It gave me some more room to steer until I order a flat one.

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Figured something like that, but I find myself staring at it! Have you researched notching the wheel wells? It works.

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Figured something like that, but I find myself staring at it! Have you researched notching the wheel wells? It works.
No, but I will now! Thanks for the heads up man!

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post #29 of Old 01-21-2013, 11:48 AM
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Here is a good start.

http://boyink.com/cj6/wheelhouse-notch/

Rick (Cutlass327) and myself have done it with glass tubs. There is one build with a metal tub, but I can't remember who it is!! It's a very fine job the guy did too.

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post #30 of Old 01-28-2013, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Missed out on some OT at work that could have easily paid for a new wiring harness! Bummed me out cause I got sick, it's not like I didn't want it.

Right now the cage is almost completely primed. Also, got some welding done on some spots on the floor to clean it up. Going on vacation this week for my birthday so I won't be getting much done on the jeep. Hoping next week I can tackle a lot and hopefully get my wiring harness ordered.

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