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Unread 10-06-2012, 08:28 PM   #31
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I will tell you what is most impressive, you are young and tackled an engine swap that would give old guys like me fits

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Unread 10-07-2012, 10:20 AM   #32
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Thanks for the kind words, they really do mean a lot.

I have egt, boost, and water temp gauges in the mail, along with a cone filter and connections. Next is figuring the oil cooler and power steering lines.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 06:07 PM   #33
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Finished up my shackles for the front. Also finished my bumper. I'm getting better at the old Lincoln stick welder!
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Unread 10-07-2012, 07:32 PM   #34
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Finished up my shackles for the front. Also finished my bumper. I'm getting better at the old Lincoln stick welder!
That weld Is a beaut.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 08:04 PM   #35
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Yep..lookin like a pro
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Unread 10-09-2012, 11:02 PM   #36
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More parts today!

I got my silicone tube parts for my turbo, a cone filter, exhaust flex pipe and the beginnings for my gauge pod 3 gauges, boost, egt and water temp.
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Unread 10-13-2012, 10:31 PM   #37
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Wiring is now cleaned up, and not ugly. Only a few wires remain! Tomorrow I hope to start my door latch build for my fiberglass tub. I'm sure that'll be fun haha
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Unread 10-14-2012, 11:13 PM   #38
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Made door latches and now have fully functioning doors. It took a few hours, but turned out well. Pics are before I ground everything smooth and painted.

It literally is just a piece of 3/8 steel with a nut welded onto one end, a spacer welded on the middle and 2 tapped holes for bolts through the tub. Not much simpler than that. I'll be glassing them in eventually, so no water or moisture can find its way into the tub. I also had my grinder slip and go right into my finger. OUCH!

Nice to have doors at last
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Unread 10-17-2012, 08:13 AM   #39
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Started the install of electric fans into the cj. Got the relay and sensors out of the Benz, and will be testing everything out soon.
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Unread 10-17-2012, 09:33 PM   #40
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Gauge pod in! Just waiting on egt to finish it up
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Unread 10-22-2012, 06:57 PM   #41
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Oil pan notched! Here's some pics of the pickup for those who wonder where it's at. The timing chain is in the front of the engine. The other pic is the adapter I made to mate the keep oil sender to the Benz housing.
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Unread 10-22-2012, 07:46 PM   #42
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i see you too have the classic CJ under dash wiring!
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Unread 10-22-2012, 07:53 PM   #43
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What brand is the fiberglass body? and what's your opinion of it?
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Unread 10-22-2012, 09:54 PM   #44
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Oh ya, I have everything exposed for easy access haha

It's a 4WD hardware tub, made in 1992. Overall it fits well, everything lines up well. I've heard the newer tubs are more exact and better in terms of fit and finish. There are a few spots I need to reinforce (mainly around the door latch area and the door hinge area.) I'm running factory steel doors that are HEAVY. The fit of my full doors is a little loose, but it may be the doors themselves. Nothing shimming the doors can't fix. The hardtop and windshield for the tub like a glove, and the hood lined up great. Many, many areas of the tub are reinforced with wood, and the tub is very rigid and solid. The firewall is also solid, and doesn't deflect from brake and clutch use. The tub will never be a "perfect" fit, but not can be very, very close. Just have the old one around to take measurements from.

Hope that helped. I'd buy another tub from there in a heartbeat.
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Unread 10-22-2012, 09:57 PM   #45
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30 core oil cooler and twin 12" fans ordered

More to come!
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