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Unread 01-29-2013, 08:44 AM   #31
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Looks fun man! Lift that puppy.

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Unread 01-29-2013, 10:54 AM   #32
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Great project -

Just a comment. That's the wrong roll bar for that Jeep. The bar for a '73 sits entirely on top of the wheel wells. With the tube between the seat and the wheelwell, your leg room will be even less than it was with the original seats. And you may have trouble with the wheelwell notch with the roll bar in the way.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 08:48 PM   #33
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Great project -

Just a comment. That's the wrong roll bar for that Jeep. The bar for a '73 sits entirely on top of the wheel wells. With the tube between the seat and the wheelwell, your leg room will be even less than it was with the original seats. And you may have trouble with the wheelwell notch with the roll bar in the way.
It's a roll cage out of a CJ7 that I hacked and re-welded to fit. I already know it's not for my year. But it was free so I'm not complaining. I could easily notch the wheel well though with the cage the way it is right now.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 07:12 PM   #34
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Sunday nights I have to stay up all night because I work nights Monday-Wednesday so I decided to get some work done last night, I was out in the garage until 3am getting small things done. Started stripping everything down to get the tub ready for paint and also for a new wiring harness. Also worked today on it before going to work.

Getting it stripped down


Originally I thought that I would keep the solid rear gate but recently decided that I need the tailgate for other things that I will have going on later down the road so I cut that out today. Just need to find a gate.


I also hacked the rear supports off of my cage because I'm going to extend the cage into a family style roll bar and took off the fenders to make wiring easier. It also opens up space for me to clean the front half of the frame, the engine and get a few small things wrapped up in the engine bay. Not to mention it should make the fenders easier to prep for paint.


Progress is moving right along!
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Unread 02-12-2013, 01:22 AM   #35
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Started body work yesterday. Didn't get as far as I wanted because I found a lovely rust patch that I had to repair. First time doing any sort of repair like that and I think it turned out decent. I don't care about it being perfect as this is just a hunting/minor trail rig.











Now I need to just do a light coat of bondo on that area to smooth it out and the passenger side will be ready for primer.
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Unread 02-16-2013, 12:05 PM   #36
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Got my 5 mostly primed yesterday



Still have some problem areas I need to smooth out but at least it's one step closer to being painted

Also ordered a new wiring harness from ezwiring I can't wait to get that in and be running again. Going to order a full gasket set for the engine and go through that while I've for this thing partially torn down
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Unread 02-16-2013, 06:26 PM   #37
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I'm really enjoying this "on a budget" build. Nice score!
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Unread 02-20-2013, 10:17 PM   #38
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Wiring Harness is supposed to be here Monday. Picking up a spare tire tomorrow so I can start my rear stinger build. Going to Vegas this weekend so I probably won't get much done over the next few days. Going to order a lower gasket set for the engine this week so it will be here next week. Next weekend I plan on replacing gaskets, cleaning up some motor parts and wiring up the entire thing to get it running again. Then it's on to finishing all of the body work and get it ready for paint. I'm on vacation next week so I should be able to get a good amount done
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Unread 02-20-2013, 10:33 PM   #39
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Curious what wiring harness did ya get and where from?
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Unread 02-20-2013, 10:40 PM   #40
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Nice thread. Cool jeep. I'll be following out thread, as I just got a 74. I am 6'1 and my jeep fit me pretty well, with the exception of my head rubbing the soft top a little when I hit the rail road tracks, or a bump I don't remember being In the road when I was driving my wife's truck . I am very interested to see how your extended cage turns out. If you ever put a top on it, make sure you can bend over the wheel fairly well because you will not be able to see the traffic lights. You did a good job on your body work.
Good luck, have fun. Dd you reach 4 grand yet?
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Unread 02-20-2013, 10:44 PM   #41
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Curious what wiring harness did ya get and where from?
12 Circuit harness from ezwiring.com

Most of the guys on earlycj5.net all praise it. It's half the cost of the Painless kit and they actually produce the kits for painless anyways.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 10:46 PM   #42
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Nice thread. Cool jeep. I'll be following out thread, as I just got a 74. I am 6'1 and my jeep fit me pretty well, with the exception of my head rubbing the soft top a little when I hit the rail road tracks, or a bump I don't remember being In the road when I was driving my wife's truck . I am very interested to see how your extended cage turns out. If you ever put a top on it, make sure you can bend over the wheel fairly well because you will not be able to see the traffic lights. You did a good job on your body work.
Good luck, have fun. Dd you reach 4 grand yet?
I'll be doing a wheel well notch here shortly to get another 3-5" out of the seats. That should help out a ton.

Haven't even come close to $4k yet. Right now I'm at about $650 total in my entire build, including the jeep haha. Everything I've got slated so far should put me right at about $3200 total but only time will tell lol
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Unread 02-20-2013, 10:56 PM   #43
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Looking good so far.

Keep up the good work.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 10:57 PM   #44
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Looking good so far.

Keep up the good work.
Thanks man!
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Unread 02-20-2013, 11:00 PM   #45
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I'll be doing a wheel well notch here shortly to get another 3-5" out of the seats. That should help out a ton.

Haven't even come close to $4k yet. Right now I'm at about $650 total in my entire build, including the jeep haha. Everything I've got slated so far should put me right at about $3200 total but only time will tell lol
That's awesome, keep up the good work and keep takin pictures
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