So I had a lovely week in Mexico. Beaches, jet skis, bikinis, and I probably drank my body weight in beer and alcohol. Lets be honest, if it wasn't for my Jeep, I probably wouldn't have come back
Thanks for the input on clutches. All I really needed to hear is that LuK is a reputable company. If I had to spend $300 to get a good one, I would have, but since I wont be doing any crazy wheeling in the foreseeable future, the $200 I saved can be put to good use elsewhere. Ordered the LuK and it should be here Thursday.
Over the weekend I tried to get some work done, but things didn't go as planned. Before I left for Mexico I bought a new set of rims for my Jetta to replace the ones my sister managed to ruin. The set came off an '07, mine is a '00. I should have known better then to trust him that the bolt pattern was the same, because it wasn't. Being angry pretty much flushed the rest of Saturday down the drain.
Sunday was a bit better. I stripped all the remaining bits off my frame, fuel and brake lines, mounts, steering box, and started to hit it with a wire wheel. So far I have the entire top rail done.
I wont worry about getting all of the little rust specks paint off. My plan is to paint it with a good anti rust coating. I know there are a lot of differing opinion on it, but I've heard good things locally. Plus since I live in Colorado I dont have to worry so much about rust, even whats on the frame as of now is very very minimal. The only places I will actually focus on doing a better job is the body mounts. The metal has actually gotten somewhat thin, so I might just reinforce them with a little steel.
All in all the the trip to Cancun has got me refreshed, so hopefully after I get off work in the evenings now I will be more likely to get something done.