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Unread 04-17-2010, 12:50 PM   #211
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Reviving the economy

Over the past two weeks I have been doing my best to single-handedly revive the US economy. I've ordered my GroundPounder rear bumper/tire carrier, a HD steering box mount, a twin stick shifter for the D300, several hundred dollars worth of other odds and ends and $500 worth of paint supplies.

I was over at the Hotrod Shop BS'ing with the guys and we started talking about paint. Wayne gave me the name and number to a local paint supplier branch manager. Five minutes later the guy walks into the Hotrod shop. We got to talking and he priced out what I needed with his secretary over the phone. It was going to come to about $550 for all the paint, no supplies factored in, and said he would knock 15% off that price. Well, when I went in to his actual warehouse yesterday he hooked me up with all of the stuff you see here for a whopping grand total of $483. I think it was a smoking deal and not only that but he offered to let me use one of his professional paint guns and even offered to come over and help me out the weekend I decide to paint. I'm not sure if I'll take him up on it but a very cool gesture none-the-less. I've used U-Tech before on the race bikes and they have always come out great. I was quoted almost $900 for PPG paint by another shop but couldn't justify the difference in the price. Yeah, I want it to look good and definitely wanted BC/CC but I also don't want to start crying the first time a tree branch looks at my paint the wrong way.


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Unread 04-17-2010, 01:23 PM   #212
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Whooohoooo! That's a great deal! Sounds like you've made friends with the right circle of folks! I'm excited to follow your paint progress as I'm only a couple weeks behind you. Tis the season for paint apparently!
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Unread 04-17-2010, 05:12 PM   #213
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Yeap he did... That is a great price.... You are right about the painting, fixing to be a bunch of us doing it.....
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Unread 04-19-2010, 06:15 PM   #214
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Fuel System Components

I am trying to finish up all the last little tid-bits on the chassis so I can put the tub back on the frame for final fitment and paint. I got the fuel pump cleaned up and painted. It went from this:

To this with a little cleaning, primer and paint:


Here are the fuel pump and filter installed on the crossmember. All new FI fuel line and SS hose clamps. I put a small piece of rubber around the filter and used a few zip-ties to hold it in place, mainly to prevent rattles.


I took the new sender and extended out the lift arm for my aftermarket 20 gallon tank. Before the float arm was cut and spliced back together with small blocks with a set screw, you can still see one on there. I never had much faith in those connections so I removed the arm from the sender and welded them together. You can also see the one way check valve I installed in the pick up line to prevent fuel drain back and potential fuel pump dry run. Got it off eBay for $16 shipped. I checked the resistance readings and made some minor adjustments to the stops.


Here you can see the seam sealer I applied to the MORE frame rail reinforcement weld seams, the carriage bolts I welded in for the fuel tank and a few of the lines hooked up. I still needed to paint one of the clamps at this point and give the whole thing a wash.


Here is a picture of where I mocked up my fender well brace with the liquid check valve and my new DeLorean rollover valve. That's all new fuel hose and $30 worth of SS hose clamps. I cut a few of the hoses a couple inches longer than needed so I can trim them to perfect length once the body is on. Notice I used the 5/16" line as the fuel return and converted the 1/4" line to the canister vent system.


Now that the chassis is basically done I can go ahead and put the tub back on the frame for final fitment, filler and paint. I just need to finish a little filler work on the fenders and windshield frame.
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Unread 04-20-2010, 01:53 PM   #215
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Amazing detail. I joined this forum because of all the info for a 4.0 swap into my cj. That was all I was plannin on doing but now after reading your rebuild. I got an itchin to do a complete rebuild. We will see the army keeps me poor!
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Unread 04-21-2010, 10:25 AM   #216
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^^^ Glad I could be of some inspiration for you. I can tell you now that being poor and rebuilding a Jeep do not go hand in hand, or do they?

Got the garage cleaned up last night and gave the chassis a quick wash. Just need cover it in plastic and get a couple extra hands to help put the tub back on the frame.

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... I can tell you now that being poor and rebuilding a Jeep do not go hand in hand...
I feel your pain, brother! I feel your pain.
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Unread 04-21-2010, 11:18 AM   #218
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Hell of a job man, you should be very proud of yourself. That thing is going to be incredible. Feels good to clean the garage out doesn't it? It's like hitting the reset button on the project.
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Unread 04-21-2010, 01:29 PM   #219
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What type of fuel filter did you use?
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Unread 04-21-2010, 04:32 PM   #220
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Do you have a part number for the fuel sender? I just picked up the same tank and don't have a clue what sender to use.
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Unread 04-21-2010, 06:07 PM   #221
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Feels good to clean the garage out doesn't it? It's like hitting the reset button on the project.
Yes it does and yes it is.

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What type of fuel filter did you use?
I used a Fram G7248. I just searched through the high pressure fuel injection filters until I found one with the 5/16" fittings and about the size I was looking for. It is for 1991-96 Dodge Dakota's all the way up to their 5.9L/360ci D350/W350 gas trucks.

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Do you have a part number for the fuel sender? I just picked up the same tank and don't have a clue what sender to use.
I ended up ordering the Fuel Sending Unit Kit by 4Wheel Drive Hardware Part #KIT5357373K. I was really tempted to order this one to try and avoid having to extend the arm but wasn't sure of the fitment as it says for 20 gallon plastic tank only. ??? I figured it would work but didn't want to take the chance of it not and having to deal with the time and effort to return it. My tank came with the extra little extension arm and the little set screw couplers when I bought it ~12 years ago. I lost one of the couplers so I resorted to the welder. I had to remove the arm from the sender first as to not damage the potentiometer from the welding heat.
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Unread 04-22-2010, 11:01 AM   #222
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The two 20 gal senders are just a bit different. The old 20 gal plastic sender cj 87-89 yj has a square cover and is not really available any more. The mid 90s FI YJ's has brackets for the fuel pump and a square cover. It can be ordered without the pump to use in the older square hole cj/yj's. If your aftermarket tank is 20 gallon and round hole you want the 15 gallon sender. The tanks are identical except for the hole. They put a long vent line into the tank to reduce the tankage from 20 to 15 from about 90-94. Eventually they went back to two tanks a 20 and 15.. the 20 retained the square hole... In short there are no aftermarket round hole 20 gallon senders
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I feel your pain, brother! I feel your pain.
Haha yea bein poor and rebuilding a jeep dont go hand in hand that's why im single my jeep is like my girlfriend think of it.. birthdays anniversary chrismass valentines day eating out at fancy restraunts every couple of weeks!!! bah i got laid a couple days ago all it costed me was like 15$ at some ****ty restaurant so im happy
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5 Quarts is nowhere near as much as I had thought you used. I'll definitely be spraying EVERYTHING on my Jeep in POR-15, since you really don't have any reason not to.

That chassis looks amazing sitting there, shame most of it will be covered up.
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... To get back to the Jeep. I used another tube of Motorcraft TA-2 Body Seam Sealer to seal all the places I could get to where two or more pieces of metal are joined. This stuff retails for $45 a tube but I can get it for $27. If you can't get the Motorcraft I know that 3M also makes some good stuff. I used two tubes on the tub and one more for the rest of these parts...
Mike- Thanks for the pics and heads-up on the seam sealer... 'preciate it. The sealer gets hard enough to sand? The small bead on your fender exterior looks very good after primer.
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