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Unread 08-12-2011, 03:20 PM   #256
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Great find on the CJ parts. I'd have been tempted to offer them a price for the whole thing.

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Unread 08-12-2011, 03:30 PM   #257
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Unread 08-12-2011, 06:20 PM   #258
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Great find on the CJ parts. I'd have been tempted to offer them a price for the whole thing.
I considered it but the prices are really high at this place so I could only imagine what they'd want for the whole thing. As I was on my way out I saw some guy loading the hardtop onto his 94 wrangler. This thing is gonna be skeleton in a few days.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 02:46 PM   #259
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I picked some air cleaner parts from a 90 something dodge pickup and made an air cleaner assembly for my 79'. I needed to grt rid of the open element that was just sucking in underhood hot air. So after some cutting and fitting here is what I ended up with. I attached it to the factory air inlet behind the headlight and only had a 1/2 inch of overhang on one end that i closed off with some aluminum tape. Not perfect but it'll work for me for the $10 it cost me at pick-n-pull.
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Unread 08-18-2011, 05:29 PM   #260
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I spent the afternoon down at pick-n-pull and grabbed another contour fan setup (for the project). The wiring harness is dried out out around the connectors so I'll have some work to do on it. I cut out a sealed power distribution box with two feet of wiring from the ford but decided to leave it because I wasn't sure if I'd need it for the project. The car I was pulling from looked like it was just fully detailed. The engine compartment was so clean I barely got dirty. I think my painless kit and the three extra relays I pulled from the Cadillac should be enough for the Contour fans, Electric fuel pump and Headlight upgrade I plan to install on this build. Any input? Should I go back and grab that box for the additional relays and fuses for future accessories?
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Unread 08-22-2011, 05:05 PM   #261
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Great build thread and I especially liked the hood vent design and follow through.

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Unread 08-22-2011, 06:40 PM   #262
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The cj's look good, I always like to see the 79's fixed up, the hood vents turned out good and I know they help alot, I put a set on mine a while back and they are one of the best mods I've done yet, coupled with a 180 thermostat keeps the temps right at 180 even in 100 degree weather.
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Unread 08-22-2011, 08:53 PM   #263
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Great build thread and I especially liked the hood vent design and follow through.

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Back at ya turbogus! I had a t-shirt with that saying on it. I always liked this simple one "U.S.M.C. - We fight because you won't; and because we like to...". Thanks for checking out my build, I'm getting it done, slowly but surely.
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Unread 08-22-2011, 09:06 PM   #264
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The cj's look good, I always like to see the 79's fixed up, the hood vents turned out good and I know they help alot, I put a set on mine a while back and they are one of the best mods I've done yet, coupled with a 180 thermostat keeps the temps right at 180 even in 100 degree weather.
Thanks! I'm partial to the 79's also after I sold my first one, still kicking myself for selling it! The hood vents do work but it's a small piece to the cooling puzzle. The last thing I need to do is fix a small 1/2 inch gap between my e-fan setup and the Radiator to completely seal it up. Or pull another contour fan and get rid of the flexalite. Your build looks great! I'm leaning towards a light colored paint scheme also, it's too damn hot out here for any dark colors!
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Unread 09-14-2011, 04:02 PM   #265
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I started on a drop down tire carrier for the 79' today. If I like the way it turns out I'll build the same thing for the 83'. I'll be using 2" .188 wall square tube for the frame work because I don't have access to a bender. The rest of the materials will be a mix of 1/4 inch diamond plate, 1/4 inch plate, wheel studs and some 3" .250 wall round tube that I have laying around.

I started by cutting an 8 inch circle out of some 1/4 inch plate. Then I marked and drilled out the bolt pattern to make the mounting plate for the tire. The wheel studs will get installed and welded on in the back of the plate.

What I'm planning is to have two vertical tubes that run off the bumper and hold the tire between it and the body. I'm going to run another tube horizontally between the back of the cage inside the tub and build the rest as I go. Sorry, no fancy drawings.

I ordered two sets of urethane bushings (http://www.energysuspensionparts.com...sp?prod=9.9488) to use in some 2 inch .120 wall tube on the square tube ends to make it pivot on the bottom and lock in place on the top. The bushings will also isolate most of the vibes.

I don't have a functioning tailgate on my fiberglass tub and it's a two seater so I don't mind taking up a few inches of the rear cargo area with the added horizontal tube. I'll make sure to position it so I have room to reinstall the rear seat if ever choose to. It'll make a good anchor point for shoulder belts for the kids.

It looks good in my head, we'll see how it turns out. I don't think my 110 welder is up to this task so I'll just be tacking stuff together and having my friend finish it all off with his 220 miller.
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Unread 10-02-2011, 10:27 PM   #266
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I've got just about everything cut for the tire carrier and had my buddy weld up the main portion. My bushings, 3/8 inch plate mounting tabs and 2 inch .120 wall DOM tubing arrived from RuffStuff Specialties so I've been working on it slowly but surely.

I made a trip back out to the junk yard and that CJ7 is still mostly intact drivetrain wise. The rest of it is pretty much gone.

I was looking for parts to make an identical aircleaner assembly for the project but they didn't have any of the same parts trucks. I wondered the american section flipping hoods and I found two air intake setups that can mount on the inner fenderwell and can be routed to pull air in from the factory location yet still allow me to run ducting to an aftermarket or 90's cadillac 4.7 plenum. One setup was from a 90's chrysler spirit with a v6 and the other is from a big 90's buick with a v8. For $20 we'll see how they work.

I worked a trade today for a set of amc v8 exhaust manifolds in exchange for an a/c bracket and broken a/c compressor that I forgot i had so that was another step in the right direction for the build. Now I just have to blast and paint them before I bolt them up.
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Unread 10-02-2011, 10:37 PM   #267
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Nice work, and a BEEFY tire carrier! Keep us posted on the air intake.
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Unread 10-03-2011, 06:51 PM   #268
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Unread 10-17-2011, 11:02 AM   #269
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What's up Whodats, is your username also your license plate#? If so I've seen it around town, just can't remember where.

I've been out of town for work for a while but I started my first day home by scoring a set of Power Steering Brackets for the build. I saw the prices people were listing them for on ebay ($160?!?!) and I jumped on a buy it now for $48.

Not much else to report, I've just been blasting my new exhaust manifolds and working on the tire carrier little by little.
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Unread 10-25-2011, 03:08 PM   #270
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Got some time today to finish cutting up and laying out my tire carrier for the 79'. In an effort to get back on track with the 83' build I decided to make a simple fixed mount tire carrier for the 79'. I'll save all of the mounting tabs, bushings and steel I already cut to make the swing down carrier for the 83'. I keep getting sidetracked with the other Jeep so I figured I'd make an easier/fixed mount for it because it has a fiberglass tub and doesn't have a functioning tailgate.

I pulled the rear bumper and stripped it down to make it easier to weld on the table. Here's some pics. I hope to drop this off at my friends place this week so he can weld it all up.
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