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post #61 of 1245 Old 04-11-2011, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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The last area was to put in the new seats I had won. I pulled the old ones and painted the frame rails. Clearly when these said CJ the were meant for a CJ7 because I had the hardest time getting these to fit in the rig. The frame rail of the seat hits on the my fender tubs. So I had to cut the seats frame rail a little. Didn't cut to much or jepordize the integrity of the seat frame. I then had to use washers to fill the gap and purchase longer hardware. Eventually we will weld up some new frame rails for the seats.....its a tight fit now and needs to change.

Here are the pictures of painting the old rusty frame rails and putting the seats in.

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post #62 of 1245 Old 04-11-2011, 02:07 AM
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looks good
cage turned out nice

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looks good
cage turned out nice
Thank you. Still more to come! I still need to tie the cage into the frame. I also forgot to post how I tied it into the floor. Here is a pic. The plan is to tie another plate into this under the body and weld that into the frame.
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Lots of work, it all looks nice!
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I can agree with that. Tube work isn't an easy thing to learn that is why not too many people invest in such an adventure. If we'd do it again we would use a tube bender and frame out everything. Buying kits are good however most kits don't come with instructions and are pieced out like legos. Every junction being week unless you place a good ole gusset or inner sleeve. Said and done...do it yourself...
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what up John? This is Steve from big dogs.
Im glad to see you got a build thread going on, its nice to see how you actually pieced that old girl together.
Keep it coming its looking good
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Nice work Boarder. I really like the paint you did on the hood and the liner on the interior. The roll bar looks pretty nice too.

I was a crew chief on F-16's and FB-111's in the Air Force. What a great time! I find that I use a lot of the mechanical and troubleshooting skills I learned when I was in. Sure comes in handy with a rig like a CJ, huh?

Go wing nuts!

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Lots of work, it all looks nice!


Thanks man! I really appreciate it!
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I can agree with that. Tube work isn't an easy thing to learn that is why not too many people invest in such an adventure. If we'd do it again we would use a tube bender and frame out everything. Buying kits are good however most kits don't come with instructions and are pieced out like legos. Every junction being week unless you place a good ole gusset or inner sleeve. Said and done...do it yourself...


Yeah I agree once the Shops I was taking it to stopped thier price quotes and the end reciept was more than I was expecting it was time to get it done. Most of the things I was looking at doing I needed shop space for or didn't have the tools. Now that we have invested in a welder and a tube bender its just finding shop space to do it in. Living in Maryland and in our neighborhoods there are no driveways or garages. Lately we have been renting shop space from one of the auto hobby shops on Fort Meade. Definately less expensive and you do it yourself.
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what up John? This is Steve from big dogs.
Im glad to see you got a build thread going on, its nice to see how you actually pieced that old girl together.
Keep it coming its looking good


Burns? Hey man thanks! You gonna make it to Ice Breakers? I can't say just yet that the Tank Killer will be ready. I still have to have a slip yoke for my driveshaft made. We will see! Good hearing from you man!
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Nice work Boarder. I really like the paint you did on the hood and the liner on the interior. The roll bar looks pretty nice too.

I was a crew chief on F-16's and FB-111's in the Air Force. What a great time! I find that I use a lot of the mechanical and troubleshooting skills I learned when I was in. Sure comes in handy with a rig like a CJ, huh?

Go wing nuts!

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Yeah all the maintenance skills I picked up in the AF do help. I figure if I could work on a 10 million dollar acft I can fix this old CJ up.
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The next thing I wanted to purchase and work on was a roll cage. Since we had purchased a 120 Miller Welder I wanted to put it to good use. The bumper was the first part but the roll cage tested our skills with welding and fab'ing. I purchase a normal weld in cage kit that attaches to the original sport bar. I also wanted to add stability so I did a dash bar and two reinforcements bars across the driver and passengers heads. The last step was footing to be bolted into the floor and hand holds. Here is how it went.
Your cage came out great, and I would like to do the same with our 5. Can you give details about where you bought the kit? Parts? etc?? Thanks.

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Also when we were out on the trail in the past I would notice when I would start to stretch the brake lines would get tight. I had the stock brake lines and with the lift I was running it was time to get longer brake lines. I bought some 6in brake lines that ran me about $90 bucks. It was a good investment and I would suggest it to anyone who is looking at lifting their Jeep. Here are the pics.
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Your cage came out great, and I would like to do the same with our 5. Can you give details about where you bought the kit? Parts? etc?? Thanks.


Here is the link for the kit I bought http://extremecustomparts.com/i-3612...llys-jeep.html

The rest we did with metal picked up from a metal shop. The handles came from that website as well and so did the dash bar. I'd do it a little different now but it still came out great. Probably invest $300 to $350 in the entire kit. I wanna do a back half for the kit and tie it into the frame. Something to consider if your just starting yours.
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Well everything was ready and we headed for another trip to Big Dogs. This was the September Main Jambo in 2010. Enjoy.
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