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post #766 of Old 05-25-2014, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Tire carrier is going to be a combination of these two designs. If these are your Jeeps, thanks for the inspiration! It'll be completely removable with bolts on the bottom pivots, a 5/8 pin and 5/8 locking pin on the top pivots. Since I don't have plans for a hard top, the upper links will come off the roll bar instead of the body panels for strength. I will also be using a mounting plate /wheel studs instead of the tie down straps.

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post #767 of Old 07-04-2014, 08:01 AM
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Any updates, you slackin???? Lol

I am in deep
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post #768 of Old 07-04-2014, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Any updates, you slackin???? Lol
Its been parked in the garage waiting on some spare cash to finish it. I need to reseal the transfer case pan because its marking my garage floor. I also have my front LED Turn signals ready to install. Money and time....

How's yours going? I miss cruising down to the Long Island beaches in my Jeep this time of year.
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post #769 of Old 07-04-2014, 11:45 AM
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I put it on the road yesterday and finally got to take it for a real ride. It went good but has a few kinks. I need to save up some cash for a few jeep parts too, it's never finished as you know. This is the first year that I bought an outer beach permit, not for the jeep though. It's nice to cruise on the beach right to your spot and spend the day.

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post #770 of Old 07-16-2014, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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I cut the holes in the grill for the LED turn signals today. I used a pneumatic metal punch tool to remove the metal instead of a blade cutting tool, then ground down the rough edges with a die grinder. It took a little longer but it was a more controlled cut than using the straight blade.

My transfer case was leaking so I dropped the pan, the rear cover and shims and resealed it. I think I have a stripped bolt hole on the rear cover. Can't get to it due to the exhaust.
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post #771 of Old 07-16-2014, 10:03 PM
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I cut the holes in the grill for the LED turn signals today. I used a pneumatic metal punch tool to remove the metal instead of a blade cutting tool, then ground down the rough edges with a die grinder. It took a little longer but it was a more controlled cut than using the straight blade. My transfer case was leaking so I dropped the pan, the rear cover and shims and resealed it. I think I have a stripped bolt hole on the rear cover. Can't get to it due to the exhaust.
Looks good
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post #772 of Old 07-24-2014, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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LED's are in. I had to tap the transfer case bolt hole one size larger due to the stripped threads. No leaks so far.
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post #773 of Old 07-24-2014, 10:59 PM
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Read your whole thread, and wow! It was scary and exciting all at the same time. Lol. Boy did you do some nice work, that is a sweet Jeep . Hopefully you can exercise the gremlins and start to really enjoy the ride. Who knew rattle can paint could look so good.

My wife, oh ya, she will judge you by the size of your tires...
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post #774 of Old 07-24-2014, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Read your whole thread, and wow! It was scary and exciting all at the same time. Lol. Boy did you do some nice work, that is a sweet Jeep . Hopefully you can exercise the gremlins and start to really enjoy the ride. Who knew rattle can paint could look so good.
Thanks! Looks like you are about to embark on a jeep journey of your own. Congrats on your purchase!
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Thanks!

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post #776 of Old 07-31-2014, 07:39 PM
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How do you like the front turn signals? They look good.

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post #777 of Old 08-06-2014, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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How do you like the front turn signals? They look good.
Thanks, I like the look of them. Clear when off and amber when turned on.
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post #778 of Old 08-07-2014, 09:52 PM
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I have just finished reading all 52 pages of your build. I know you're discouraged, but what a nice job you have done so far. I'm sure you'll figure out what the hot start issue is and fix it. I haven't touched my Cj-7 project in over a year and after reading all this, I'm pumped to get going on it again. Good luck to you.

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post #779 of Old 08-08-2014, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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I have just finished reading all 52 pages of your build. I know you're discouraged, but what a nice job you have done so far. I'm sure you'll figure out what the hot start issue is and fix it. I haven't touched my Cj-7 project in over a year and after reading all this, I'm pumped to get going on it again. Good luck to you.
Thanks for the motivation! What are you working on?
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post #780 of Old 08-08-2014, 09:36 PM
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83 Cj7. I've got tons of things to finish. Mine was originally an AMC 150 with a T-4. I bought a 304 core and rebuilt it. Scored a T-18 from a 1984 Ford truck, rebuilt it and installed a Novak adaptor so I could connect it to my Dana 300 TC. Rebuilt the Dana 300. Jerked the 150 out and installed the above mentioned engine, trans and t case. I was just at the point where I had gotten it running when we sold our home and moved to another state. We bought another house and I have spent most of the past year remodeling the interior and cleaning up the overgrown 3 acres it sits on. But enough about me, this is your thread and I am quite impressed with your build. I'm looking forward to seeing where you go next.

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