post #46 of Old 08-29-2013, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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Here is a picture of the roll bar tie in from inside the body


As you can see, I moved the inboard bolt over, it was right up next the the rib in the body making it impossible to bolt on my bottom bracket.
After I had the roll bar in place, I drilled a hole through the center on the rib and lined everything up for the 1/2" bolt

I got the pedal box mounted up last night


I think I am going to end up buying the adjustable brake rod from Tri County gear, the thickness of the firewall lowers my brake pedal noticeably

I am also going to have to change my throttle linkage and air cleaner. I have to measure to be sure, but I think the previous owner of this body moved the master cylinder and booster in board a touch.
This creates interference with my throttle linkage and air cleaner




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post #47 of Old 08-29-2013, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, tonight after work I stopped to a local parts store and picked up an small diameter air cleaner that will clear the master cylinder setup.
I also modified my throttle linkage to work without spending the money on buying the Weber linkage kit, I feel like this will work pretty well, if not, I found the linkage kit for about $30.
I ordered the adjustable brake push rod from Tri County Gear today, so I will be waiting for that to come in.
Also I mounted a few brackets I had painted up, and some new stainless goodies.

New Air cleaner

If you look close you can see where I cut the existing bracket to clear the brake system

Mounted the E-Brake assembly, I need to make a bracket for the close edge to relieve strain from the fiberglass firewall, more on that probably this weekend or next week


Finished mounting the battery box


And the lower half of the heater box


Installed some stainless hood goodies




That's it for tonight!

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post #48 of Old 08-30-2013, 02:09 PM
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Nice work
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post #49 of Old 08-30-2013, 02:30 PM
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Jeep looks great. Nice fab work too.

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post #50 of Old 09-04-2013, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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OK, time for an update.

I only had a short time to work this weekend, took my girlfriend away to a beer festival (Sometimes the Jeep just has to wait) and my buddy just had his first kid this weekend, so I had to make some time for cigars and whiskey.

I pulled my radiator out and made a screen for behind the grille out of gutter guard



Painted the centers of my electric fans to help them blend in better with the gutter guard and radiator



Put my steering column in so that I can move it if need be



Repainted and started mounting my rocker guards



Bolted the hood on and started marking the holes for the hood catches



I need to oblong the holes for my safety catch, it's not quite engaging the hood like it should, need to move it over a touch.

Tonight I plan to -

oblong holes for hood safety latch
put radiator back in
drill holes for hood catches
wire brush and paint the hood prop rod
finish mounting the rocker guards
put top half of heater box together

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post #51 of Old 09-04-2013, 01:03 PM
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Here is a picture of the roll bar tie in from inside the body


As you can see, I moved the inboard bolt over, it was right up next the the rib in the body making it impossible to bolt on my bottom bracket.
After I had the roll bar in place, I drilled a hole through the center on the rib and lined everything up for the 1/2" bolt

I got the pedal box mounted up last night


I think I am going to end up buying the adjustable brake rod from Tri County gear, the thickness of the firewall lowers my brake pedal noticeably

I am also going to have to change my throttle linkage and air cleaner. I have to measure to be sure, but I think the previous owner of this body moved the master cylinder and booster in board a touch.
This creates interference with my throttle linkage and air cleaner

I addressed the brake pedal rod length by re-drilling the pedal arm to compensate for the thicker firewall.

I don't know if you already did anything, but figured I'd follow up with you. I have 500 miles on my Jeep since my build, and no problems with the brakes at all.

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post #52 of Old 09-04-2013, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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I addressed the brake pedal rod length by re-drilling the pedal arm to compensate for the thicker firewall.

I don't know if you already did anything, but figured I'd follow up with you. I have 500 miles on my Jeep since my build, and no problems with the brakes at all.
I ordered and received the adjustable rod from Tri County Gear, but am not impressed with it for the price tag. I have not installed it yet.

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I ordered and received the adjustable rod from Tri County Gear, but am not impressed with it for the price tag. I have not installed it yet.
Ok, well that makes me feel better on my solution. I can get pictures if you need one, but like I said, my solution has been absolutely fine. I have made a few hard stops as well to test the brakes in addition to normal driving.

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post #54 of Old 09-04-2013, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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sure, I would appreciate the pictures!

I am going to call Tri County Gear and attempt to return the part

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post #55 of Old 09-04-2013, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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OK! Tonight I got my hood latches put on,



Finished mounting my rocker guards, installed the drivers side rear YJ fender flare



I also got my hood prop rod painted and the hood safety latch moved over so that it works properly.
I picked up some door edging material to use around the hood edge so the contact area between the hood and the fenders wouldn't rub the paint off.

Also I removed the tape from where I painted the fan hubs so that you can see what that looks like



Tomorrow I plan to put the radiator back in, mount the passenger side rear flare, install hod prop rod, and probably whatever misc. stuff I have laying around to install

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post #56 of Old 09-08-2013, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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I made decent progress this weekend with the Jeep.

Got the dash installed. Steering wheel back in, put in a dash pad I had, since the one that came out is not in very good shape.
I would like to repair it, but I don't know how feasible it would be to do so.



I made this bracket for the emergency brake so it wouldn't rip off of the firewall when I use it



Here is a picture of it installed



I chopped out all of this wiring from the original timing computer and left it here on the floor where it belongs



Here is what the engine bay looks like as of tonight, obviously it isn't finished, just trimmed up a bit



Also got the windshield installed and mounted to the body




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This is looking great! following along for the ride.
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post #58 of Old 09-22-2013, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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I have been working, I just haven't had anything worth posting.

I had the engine running a couple of days ago, so I know I wired the ignition back in properly.
I bought a new battery this week and got the new power cables ran.
Upgraded to a CD130 Alternator, 105 amp model, wired that up and tested it
and also got of all of the lighting working today.

Tomorrow after work I will run the main brake lines from the master cylinder down to the proportioning valve, and begin bleeding the brakes.

I found a leak a in my radiator today, so I need to fix that as well.

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post #59 of Old 09-30-2013, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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this past week I got my new battery in and hooked up,



They are dusty, but I got my inner fenders put in and my side marker light wired



It's not legal yet, but it's driveable if you don't mind sitting on a wooden stool to move it around!


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post #60 of Old 10-05-2013, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Took Friday off and got the Jeep inspected, it passed!


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