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post #121 of 1211 Old 05-02-2011, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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Fantastic build.


Thank you! Also thank you for your service! I did 6 years active duty Air Force and couldn't have felt more pride for my country than the news I heard last night! May 1st 2011 will go down in history! Hope you make it home soon and can get back to Jeeping! Stay safe!

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post #122 of 1211 Old 05-02-2011, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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I just recieved a few more parts in the mail. One was Bronco shock towers. This is a cheap way to add longer shocks to your CJ. They are perfect for short axles that keep the wheels close to the frame. I can't remember where I pulled this information from but it was obviously another forum. Here are the pics with the part number incase any other CJ owners out ther want to go this route. More to come on the build!
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Just got the fittings in today for the Tank. I went with 90 degree angle fittings into hose fittings. This will allow me to clamp the Fuel, Vent, and Return lines straight to the tank. Tomorrow I am dropping the tank in and getting the power steering pump fixed. Oh yeah that was another thing that just gave out. Here are the pics of the fittings on the tank.
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I just recieved a few more parts in the mail. One was Bronco shock towers. This is a cheap way to add longer shocks to your CJ. They are perfect for short axles that keep the wheels close to the frame. I can't remember where I pulled this information from but it was obviously another forum. Here are the pics with the part number incase any other CJ owners out ther want to go this route. More to come on the build!
http://www.in2jeep.com/fordshockmt.htm

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post #125 of 1211 Old 05-05-2011, 06:53 PM
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Hope you make it home soon and can get back to Jeeping! Stay safe!
25 and a wake up...

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Thanks! I won't do these until I put on my full size axles and I was looking at it today and because of my tank location I think I will run these in the rear as well.
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post #127 of 1211 Old 05-07-2011, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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So I made it through some big walls today with the fuel cell. Its in and it works but before I post pics on it I want to make sure its painted. So here are the pics of everything I incorporated. I did the YJ filler neck as stated before because the CJ one kept leaking when I would get vertical. Here is a pic of the side by side comparison. Also the holes for these match and I would recommend it to any CJ owners. The next picture is the finished product and will bet my left nut that it doesn't leak anymore after this fix.

Next was the padding I wanted to make sure that the tank wasn't rubbing anywhere or vibrating against metal. So I placed some thin padding over the top and bottom and superglued it down after I did the cut outs for it to fit.
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Power steering pump finally went out. I am pretty sure this is the stock one from the 72 Nova has never been changed. That really speaks to me. Almost 40 years of a product being reliable just says something that seems lost in todays automobiles.

Anyways after about 4 hours of the swap the new one was in and working. Who knew a power steering pump would be so difficult. Next was fixing my exhaust which was now pointing straight into the new fuel cell. I couldn't point them out side because of the tire location so I angled them down.

I added bump stops and still need to cut down the ublots but that will all change when we drop in the new axles. Also planning on mounting bump stops right above the diff.

And the finished product in the fuel cell project....... it just needs paint or might just herc-a-line it
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Rolled it out of the shop finally......SHE LIVES!!!! Minus a rear drive shaft Drove it around for the day in 4 high. I am hoping that its just because its in 4 high but it wouldn't shift passed 2nd gear unless I dropped it into neutral. It would be pretty crappy to go through all this work just to start having tranny issues! Here are the pics with the top off. Had too it was too nice of a day.
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post #130 of 1211 Old 05-08-2011, 12:22 AM
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Looking great!

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It's looking go Big guy I like the look with out the steps and with the trim on the rear.

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Painted the fuel cell frame rail today. Then the BTF rear bumper.
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The next area was to Herc-a-line the inside of the rear fenders. That stuff is fun to work with.
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Have you checked to see at full compresson on the passanger side if the tire will hit your fill neck to your tank?

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post #135 of 1211 Old 05-13-2011, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Have you checked to see at full compresson on the passanger side if the tire will hit your fill neck to your tank?


Danny,

I haven't checked it yet. It does look close but I won't be wheeling her like this. I am rolling the axles into the shop this weekend to start building them. I figure with the full width axles the tires will be out side of the body and I'll clear everything at that point. I still have to put rocker rails on that comp cut. Just need the tube bender for that. Its coming its coming.
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