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
Matt is right with this. The only thing I didn't have to change was my filler hose. I have a 1 1/2" lift (3" cut in half) it fit fine. I didn't have to mod the t/c shifter,but did anyway,otherwise I thought I would have to make the hole larger to accommodate the longer travel.
Going back to your stuck torx bolts ... I had a few that were stuck like that. Tried to weld on nuts to the bolt heads, but guess I wasn't doing it right. I ended up taking a grinder w/ a cutting wheel and VERY carefully I cut a small slice off two sides effectively leaving a small rectangular shape piece over the center of the bolt threads. This gave me something to grab onto with a box wrench of crescent wrench. Worked every time. Just be careful not to buzz straight through the bolt head and into the body when cutting. I replaced everything with hex bolts.
Most everything looks pretty good on your CJ ... now stop taking perfectly good CJs out of TX! ... Move your arse back here instead!
ok, I am going to (hopefully) start taking the front end off of my CJ this weekend... my question now is, when I unbolt the brake and clutch master cylinders, I would prefer to keep them hooked up to the lines so that I might be able to bleed the systems more thoroughly with the body off... I am most interested in the clutch hydraulic system since I just put a new master cylinder on. I was able to bleed the system but I would like to really be thorough about it...
I am positive that the brake master cylinder is pretty heavy... so I don't want to fubar any of the hardlines... if I need to take off the cylinders then no problem.. would be nice if I didn't have to disconnect them is all.
have you decided what kind of "gasket" your goiung with under the tank and between the skid? I hear neoprene or bike tube rubber especially on the straps. the guy at 4wp told me to get a semi tire tub and make a gasket, but I seem to think there was a plastic liner in the tank skid plate?
If you need something for between your skid and tank, try some self adhesive rubberized flashing. You can get it at Lowe's in the roofing section in 6 inch wide rolls. Just line the inside of your skid with it, and put some on the tank where the straps will rub, and it should be fine.
1984 CJ7 I6 258 Bone stock
"[I]Screw the brakes, just make the horn louder[/I]!"
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ok, got some things done on the jeep this weekend.
took the fenders off..
in my efforts to take the fenders off, I only broke 2-3 non-essential bolts..
but I did discover this vacuum reservoir that might not hold a vacuum anymore.
I didn't get a picture of it, but when I took the vapor canister out, it was fully caked with old mud... how essential is that thing and are there any replacements available? is that one of those parts that I must have?
also, I am thinking of sandblasting my tub... about how much are people paying for that?
Sandblasting it's pretty rough on body steel. It can be done,but you may want to go a little less aggressive like.......media blasting. Walnut shells or some other media that will take the paint off,or possibly chemical stripper. Advanced Auto has a stripper that works well.