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Unread 02-17-2013, 06:48 PM   #46
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that 51 that you like so much has a 45- early 46 tub on it

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Unread 02-17-2013, 06:50 PM   #47
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more pics of the state of things right now...
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Unread 02-17-2013, 07:44 PM   #48
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that 51 that you like so much has a 45- early 46 tub on it
That is just the general look I am after... I think my tires may be a little bigger though...
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Unread 02-24-2013, 11:34 PM   #49
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I pulled the body off of the frame this weekend, and now that its off I can get a better sense of how things are going to fit. I am pleasantly surprised to see that the frame is in good shape under the mud and suface rust. I need to start making a plan of attack on everything that needs to be done now...
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Unread 02-25-2013, 09:33 AM   #50
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I pulled the body off of the frame this weekend, and now that its off I can get a better sense of how things are going to fit. I am pleasantly surprised to see that the frame is in good shape under the mud and suface rust. I need to start making a plan of attack on everything that needs to be done now...
Nice! Wish I had the same luck with my last build!
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Unread 02-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #51
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I had stripped the windshield a while back and it started to surface rust, so I wire brushed it again and painted it. I am going to run a lexan windshield I think for shatter resistance and of course... Weight Reduction! Getting a piece long enough might be tricky though.
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Unread 02-26-2013, 08:23 PM   #52
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I am partially trading the engine for this new toolbox, so i got it painted up already since it was small enough to bring to school... I love the Jeep script embossing.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 03:53 PM   #53
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I am partially trading the engine for this new toolbox, so i got it painted up already since it was small enough to bring to school... I love the Jeep script embossing.
Nice! I wish the newer CJ's still had those boxes.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 10:49 PM   #54
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I might have a buyer for the drivetrain and the tires here, so that will go a good way towards funding my parts budget... and it will get rid of unnecessary parts around the yard.
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Unread 03-01-2013, 08:20 PM   #55
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I got the drivetrain out today! All of the driveshaft joints are in pretty good shape, and the mounts came off easy enough, I got the wheels and tires off as well, here are some pics of the process. Having an engine hoist has been invaluable. I think these parts will be useful for whoever snags em... They are greasy, but in decent shape.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 01:30 PM   #56
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I sold the drivetrain today along with the radiator, so hopefully next week I can start to find some axles...
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Unread 03-08-2013, 07:53 PM   #57
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I bought a Dana 44 off of a Ford Bronco. It is the cast wedges type ( i know i know) but the price was right. I will be able to work around them. Keeping with my cheap and cheerful theory on this build, I got what was the cheapest that would work. The rear axle is next on the list. I got the axles off of the frame already and I plan to start by stripping the back half of the frame and starting with the rear suspension. I am on spring break right now so I hope to get some stuff done.
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Unread 03-14-2013, 08:34 PM   #58
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So it is down to the bare frame now, and I am starting to get a sense of where everything will be placed. I started cutting the shackle hangers off ( welded and riveted on ) and I bedlined the parts of the frame that I already stripped the paint and rust on. It isn't restoration quality finish but it is tough and looks pretty dang good to me. I am going tomorrow to pick up the Ford 9 inch I am having my local junkyard pull off for me. I will need to regear both of course, but 125 bucks for a 9 inch seems like a good deal to me.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 10:15 PM   #59
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I got quite a bit done today. I put two of the 37's on the Ford 9 inch that is mostly cleaned now, and I mocked up roughly where it is going to sit (ignore the fact that it's backwards). It is going to have some nasty clearance, and I knew it would be that wide but it just looks like a monster haha. I cut the tow package a bit to make room for the rear spring mounts. I fabbed up the forward brackets from the original ones. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the original brackets had the same size bolt hole to go into the leaf spring bushing so it worked out great. I cut the spring perches off of the 9 inch (PITA) and I will have to fill weld some of the excessive grinding I did... I feel better now that I know where the rear axle is going to sit. That allows me to start figuring out everything else... One piece at a time.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 11:04 PM   #60
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I have the Jeep siting on its own springs now, and I have mounted the YJ steering box. I am beginning to figure out the engine mounts. I put the grill on it to see how big its going to end up being.... the answer is very
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