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Unread 02-03-2014, 11:17 AM   #31
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I had hell that you can see in my rebuild thread... Ended up having to take it to a friends shop and welding nuts on the top of them, often more than one per torx bolt to get them out. Tried PB blaster, heat, everything that was suggested. It finally took the welding...
thanks. I am starting to get busy at work so my time to work on the CJ will decrease until after april 15th.. we will see how it goes between now and then.

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Unread 02-17-2014, 09:52 AM   #32
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hopefully I will start taking the front end off of my CJ to begin the body-off procedure.. hopefully everything goes ok.. I have been soaking every bolt to the front sheet metal that I can see with PB blaster...
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Unread 02-17-2014, 10:04 AM   #33
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Heat is the key to removing rusty bolts, in conjunction with the penetrating fluid. Also, for removing torx bolts, specifically in regards to the roll cage, I went ahead and welded nuts onto the torx bolts, this was kind of a 2 for 1, it added heat and gave me a better option for tooling, I used a 3/4" bolts and really put the coals to it when welding. Just a couple of tips that worked well for me. I was fortunate enough to have a pretty solid jeep with minimal rust in the body.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 10:07 AM   #34
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thanks for the info. I am trying to find a welder to buy without breaking the bank... we will see if that happens.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 05:03 PM   #35
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depending on what your wanting to spend, for smaller stuff, I bought a Lincoln 140 from lowes, I now have a millermattic 200 but the lincoln is a great small welder.
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Unread 02-18-2014, 08:41 AM   #36
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yeah.. I don't really want to drop a lot of money on something I will use a couple times a year...
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Unread 02-18-2014, 09:02 AM   #37
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Check yard sales, I got my old Lincoln for 50.00, also grabbed a miller sidekick wire welder for a couple hundred.

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Unread 02-18-2014, 09:03 AM   #38
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awesome.. thanks for the info!
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Unread 02-18-2014, 09:05 AM   #39
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Oh yeah,for short term use you could go to harbor freight. Not going to be good for heavy use,but could get by with it.

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Unread 02-18-2014, 09:06 AM   #40
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I do have a question.... I am going to start the process of taking the body off the frame this weekend (hopefully). I have to replace my fuel tank and the skidplate so I am going to get a poly tank and a new reproduction skid plate... does a reprod skid plate come with the rubber things that go between the tank and the skid? mine are pretty much fubarred..

also, I am going to get new body bushings but was thinking about getting the daystar set that is an integrated 1" body lift. does anyone have experience with this bushing kit?

I am not going for a full factory fresh restoration... just want a nice driving CJ.

thanks for your help.
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Unread 02-18-2014, 09:11 AM   #41
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My skid plate did not. Had to make my own.

We put daystar bushing in my friends. They hold up real good,and 1" body lift is nice for working on.

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Unread 02-18-2014, 09:18 AM   #42
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what did you make it out of? some sort of thin rubber?
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Unread 02-18-2014, 09:25 AM   #43
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Be aware, there are other modifications that may be necessary with a body lift. These include:

1. Clutch linkage
2. Gas tank filler hose
3. Fan shroud
4. Steering shaft

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Unread 02-18-2014, 09:29 AM   #44
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I had to use innertube first,then I found some belting for some sort of conveyer.

BTW, my new skid also did not have a strap to hold tank into it. I had to add the strap above the tank on the jeep so when installed the strap holds the tank in place. It is from jc Whitney.



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Unread 02-18-2014, 09:32 AM   #45
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Be aware, there are other modifications that may be necessary with a body lift. These include:

1. Clutch linkage
2. Gas tank filler hose
3. Fan shroud
4. Steering shaft

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even for a 1" body lift?

I don't want to cut corners or anything like that... just figured if I was going to have to put new body mount bushings in, I may as well get a small amount of lift..
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