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post #151 of 800 Old 08-13-2010, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Four of my five new wheels arrived today, gonna drop them off to have the tires mounted. Here's how they look....Not bad for $39 each.




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post #152 of 800 Old 08-13-2010, 04:04 PM
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I do like those wheels. What are you going to do about center caps... anything??

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post #153 of 800 Old 08-13-2010, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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The warn hub assemblies are zinc coated and look good as is so I'm not going to cover them up..... I'm also cheap and don't want to spend anymore than I have to on this project .


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post #154 of 800 Old 08-13-2010, 06:48 PM
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I was curious as I don't really like the chrome and black look, and I painted my caps black when I painted my wheels black, and I don't like that either! So I was wondering what other options you had...

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post #155 of 800 Old 08-13-2010, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Skerr, no worries I'm not a big fan of the chrome look either, this project is gonna be more on the industrial looking side. Not many bells and whistles and definately not a show piece. I plan on DIY lining the tub interior, firewall and underneath and having a minimal cost paint job done for the external panels. My 79 is a nice mix of the two, it looks awesome when it's clean and it looks good when it's dirty (it's always dirty). I'm a slacker when it comes to washing my vehicle's and I hate polishing stuff, if it can't be driven through the carwash it can wait.

There's a fabrication shop near here that is closing down tomorrow and they're liquidating all their tools and materials. I'm gonna go down and get some metal to make bumpers/tire carrier and rocker panels....and maybe some tools.

UPS just pulled up with my remaining parts.....


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Skerr, no worries I'm not a big fan of the chrome look either, this project is gonna be more on the industrial looking side. Not many bells and whistles and definately not a show piece. I plan on DIY lining the tub interior, firewall and underneath and having a minimal cost paint job done for the external panels. My 79 is a nice mix of the two, it looks awesome when it's clean and it looks good when it's dirty (it's always dirty). I'm a slacker when it comes to washing my vehicle's and I hate polishing stuff, if it can't be driven through the carwash it can wait.

There's a fabrication shop near here that is closing down tomorrow and they're liquidating all their tools and materials. I'm gonna go down and get some metal to make bumpers/tire carrier and rocker panels....and maybe some tools.

UPS just pulled up with my remaining parts.....
I hate it for the fabricator but a good break for you. Keep the pics coming of the little projects you're planning.

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post #157 of 800 Old 08-14-2010, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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I picked up these materials today for my front and rear bumpers/tire carrier, rock rails, and the perforated sheet for a permanent bikini top for my rollcage and some weld in hood/fender vents......all for a whopping $40

Nice mix of 3/8 plate, 1/4 plate, 1/8 plate, .250 wall 2 x 4, .250 wall 2 x 2 and the perforated sheets.

I was like a kid in a candy store, I thought of many cool projects while there. I'm going back monday for the 20 ton air assist shop press and more metal.



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post #158 of 800 Old 08-14-2010, 11:05 PM
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I picked up these materials today for my front and rear bumpers/tire carrier, rock rails, and the perforated sheet for a permanent bikini top for my rollcage and some weld in hood/fender vents......all for a whopping $40

Nice mix of 3/8 plate, 1/4 plate, 1/8 plate, .250 wall 2 x 4, .250 wall 2 x 2 and the perforated sheets.

I was like a kid in a candy store, I thought of many cool projects while there. I'm going back monday for the 20 ton air assist shop press and more metal.

The press will sure come in handy! Be sure and prep/paint your perforated sheet well... my experience with, since it has so much surface area, is that it is hard to paint consistently, and it starts to rust pretty fast.

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post #159 of 800 Old 08-16-2010, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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It's on wheels !!!!!

I got it up on the 35's today, man this thing is tall. I forsee challenges when installing the engine/trans and body due to the height. Lot's of ground clearance but the Dana 30 looks like a toothpick under there. I'm gonna need a larger jack also.





I made another trip out to the fabricators shop today and picked up alot more metal for various projects. I estimate about 400 lbs for $50. I got some diamond plate, more 2x4 .250 wall, 2x2 .250 wall, 1/4 inch plate, 1/4 flat bar, more perforated sheet and some premade battery box frames. I passed on the shop press today (it was down from $100 to $75) gonna go back tomorrow with a trailer and see what's left. I saw some nice materials for a welding table also but space in my cherokee was maxed out.


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post #160 of 800 Old 08-16-2010, 07:42 PM
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The chassis is looking great and your right that D30 looks anemic with those tires. Mine will be the same.

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I made my third (possibly final) trip to the shop today and picked up a huge assortment of all sizes of square, rectangle, round tube, flat bar, plate and more perforated sheet. I also got a prefabbed level frame for a welding table and some 3 x 3 square tube for legs. All for $40... and on the way out the guy said to look in the dumpster outside. Glad I did because I found a freestanding rack to stand, organize and hold all the tube. This place turned out to be a gold mine. If I had more space I would've spent all day there picking through their "scrap" which was mostly usable pieces that I thought of a million projects for. The owner is also a Jeeper and had his 5.7 Hemi powered 06' Rubicon there today so we talked "Jeep" for a while.....


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post #162 of 800 Old 08-22-2010, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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I sandblasted and painted a few more parts today including the oilpan and timing cover. I'm gonna go against the grain and paint my AMC 401 Chevy Orange (only because I already have the paint)...I sold some more CJ stuff on CL and I'm working on building my welding/work table. I need to pick up a top for it. The frame I got is 68 x 43 inches and I'm using 3x3 square tube for legs. I figure expanded sheet would be a hell of alot cheaper than 1/4 inch sheet on top.




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post #163 of 800 Old 08-28-2010, 03:42 PM
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wow this is a great build love it so far one of the best like how you have done it all. and i am having the same crossmember problem need to build my own and its a pain but love yours what colors body going to be?
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post #164 of 800 Old 08-28-2010, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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wow this is a great build love it so far one of the best like how you have done it all. and i am having the same crossmember problem need to build my own and its a pain but love yours what colors body going to be?
Thanks! I wouldn't compare my build to those of 243 and Coiz though. They're building some show quality rigs and they have some serious skills. Me, not so much. This one is gonna be alot less detailed than theirs. I'm gonna make (bumpers, rocker guards etc) what I can using the materials I picked up recently and take on the project as it comes. My initial plans went out the window a ways back so most everything is subject to change. For example I was planning a 4 inch SUA but came across the SOA axles with great parts so SOA I went. I tend to jump on the deals I find on CL which has been very good to me for this build. I also sold off most of the parts the Jeep started with and made over $1500 back which helps fund this thing.

The body color for now is gonna be orange (I let my four year old pick it). I have three little kids so that is my other challenge as far as funding and time goes. The good thing is that I made an agreement with my wife that I can build a Jeep for each of them...Next one is gonna be a scrambler...

What part of NY?


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post #165 of 800 Old 08-28-2010, 09:57 PM
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... I figure expanded sheet would be a hell of alot cheaper than 1/4 inch sheet on top.
Not trying to be critical, but I think you'd be more satisfied using sheet metal for the table top than expanded metal. Besides the obvious factor of small parts (nuts, screws, etc) falling through, it really isn't very durable. It will sag over time after having heavy materials placed on it, and it will warp when it gets hot. Just food for thought...

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