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Unread 03-22-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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86 Shadetree build

I'm still pretty new to jeep forum, but have seen where other people have start forums on there jeep builds so I figured I would give it a try. I'm a 41 years old and first time jeep owner. I've always want a jeep but never came across the right one at the right time until last December when I bought my first jeep . The body is in great shape I've found two small dents has some small spots of surface rust. Paint has faded and clear has come off the hood and it runs and drives great . So far all I've really done to it is fabed some bumpers out of 3/16 steel still not 100% done with the front but hop to be soon.

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Unread 03-22-2013, 09:47 PM   #2
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Welcome! She looks pretty good to me. I'm still working on mine. Hoping to start her up for first time in a week or so.

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Unread 03-23-2013, 07:11 AM   #3
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Thanks, I've got a list of stuff I want to do and a lot of question on how to do it. So I will be posting threads as I go . But not getting to much done right now due to OT at work but good for the pocket book.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 08:58 AM   #4
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Whats the side profile of that front bumper look like? Appears to hang down quite a bit and eat up approach angle and shackle movement. But nice work on it nonetheless.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 10:51 AM   #5
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If I remember right I extended it out about 1 1/2" out passed the end of the frame rail. Then got my angel where the plate was about a 1" r so in front of the shackles . I know it sticks down but I think it will be ok once I get it lifted and 35s under it well b ok . As for a side view I'll take one and post it when I get back home this evening forget, I've got CRC (can't remember crap)
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Unread 03-23-2013, 01:46 PM   #6
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Here is the side profile and I told u wrong before I went a 1 1/2" at 1rst and it wasn't enough so I add another 2" to it to give a total of 3 1/2" passed the end of the frame rail I'm going to add another 14" to each side of mine but I ran out of steel and not had the time to go get some more. I've tape a piece of poster board to it where u can see what I have in mind. I will post apic when I'm done
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Unread 03-23-2013, 01:53 PM   #7
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Unread 03-27-2013, 03:16 PM   #8
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Got the back bumper painted today . Used dupli-color bed armor. Was the first time I've every used any of it, only trouble I had with it was tip kept stopping up. But over all worked quit well
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Unread 04-05-2013, 12:44 PM   #9
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Got the team rush upgrade done this AM and all I can say is WOW! Before the upgrade when I would get to around 55, it would run like the rpm was way high and a lot of vibration. And had to hold at lest half throttle. After upgrade motor runs a lot smother and takes less rpm at the same speed with less throttle. Can't wait to see what it's done for my gas mileage. Also got a weber 38 kit ordered.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 06:34 PM   #10
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Got some more done on my front bumper today with a little bit of luck might have it completed by the first of next week
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Unread 04-12-2013, 06:50 AM   #11
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Got my weber 38 kit was delivered on Wednesday, and started tarring her down yesterday. Cleaning up engine compartment, painting motor, fenders walls and fire walls, replacing hoses, carb, header, vale cover ,and intake .

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Unread 04-21-2013, 03:42 PM   #12
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It's took me a while but finally got her put back together I've installed a header (don't really know what name brand it is the po had bought it and never got around to installing it ) and a weber 38 conversion kit, new exhaust with a turbo muffler, cleaned and paired motor ( by the way lacquer thinner is awesome at removing grease and oil ) and firewall, and painted and installed an aluminum valve cover (that also came with the jeep) In all turned out pretty good. It might not look as good as some but I like it. As far as all the upgrades it runs and sounds awesome , in fact sounds a lot like the mid 90s mustang Gt.5.0 . I also changed transmission filter and adjusted the bands. With all the upgrades (including the rush distributor upgrade) it feels like I've gained around 50 hp. The only part that I didn't like is the new carb has made my throttle real stiff but hoping it will loosen up after some run time. I would like to thank everyone for the replies I got on my other threads I would have never got it done without the help Thanks
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