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post #931 of 1943 Old 11-28-2010, 11:27 AM
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I misunderstood, I thought you were pushing the seal in


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post #932 of 1943 Old 11-28-2010, 12:34 PM
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A trick I used was to run a small piece of twin or string along the bottom of the seal from hinge to hinge, and when you fold the windshield up almost in place you start pulling the sting out (similar to when installing the windshield to get the gasket over the frame) and the string will pull that lip out so it looks correct from end to end. Great build by the way

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post #933 of 1943 Old 12-01-2010, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Roll Bar In Place

The main cowl seal is dry and so the windshield is ready to be folded back into place. I got some friends who stopped by to help me get the roll bar into the Jeep. This should help me line up the windshield angle, I'll also use the doors.


Time to bolt that sucker in and finish off the windshield. It is definitely starting to look like a Jeep again.

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post #934 of 1943 Old 12-02-2010, 12:01 AM
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Man that looks sweet. I can't wait to get my tub back from my buddy's shop where its getting bed lined so I can start putting it back together. You've come a long way on yours and the hard work has paid off in a beautiful jeep

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post #935 of 1943 Old 12-02-2010, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your comments. It is coming together just as planned, although maybe a little behind schedule. You should post a thread about your liner. I think my main body sealing post was probably mostly overlooked. I did five major steps and slammed them all into one post, I should have split it out into several.

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post #936 of 1943 Old 12-02-2010, 02:47 AM
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Mike, that roll bar looks awesome! It's really starting to get exciting!! Love the black stripe, too!!

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Coming together beautifully! Everytime I look as builds close to completion, two things happen. 1) jealous and 2) I start thinking how cool some of the various mods are and plan on adding them to my build.
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looks amazing man. keeps looking better and better each day
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post #939 of 1943 Old 12-02-2010, 07:18 AM
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Mike I hope you don't mind but I may copy your roll cage.

If you haven't yet you ought to give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done. I really do enjoy seeing it come together.
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I don't know what you guys are thinking... that thing looks hideous!!!!! OK, maybe I'm just a little jealous!!!


... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….

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Coiz i find myself going back thru your build all the time, great work, good references, dam glad i am a supporter now cuz you really need the advanced search features to find things in your 60 page thread!!!

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Steering Column

Thanks guys. You should see the stupid smile I get on my face every time I walk into the garage. I've got the next couple days off so I should have some Jeep time and will probably brew again.


I had thoughts of saving my original steering column but decided against it. This was originally for an automatic while I have a manual trans. It was also loose at the tilt section and I just didn't want to mess with it. I figured this was one thing I would just get a complete remanufactured unit and call it a day.


So I bought a reman unit off eBay with a two year warranty. The third one was a keeper.


I took the intermediate steering shaft and greased the upper joint. There is a small hole right in the middle for a needle grease gun. Out with the old, in with the new.


I worked it around back and forth then hit it with the grease gun again. I did this a couple times until I felt satisfied it was full of mostly new grease.


The intermediate shaft looks good at the main coupling. You can see a little shot of grease coming out of the hole where you fill it.


Plenty of room at the brake, steering and coolant lines.


Here is one from the bottom to show how much room there is for the steering shaft. I took it without a flash because it was clearer. You should be able to make out the coupling between the upper and lower intermediate shafts. It had to be extended 1 1/4" to compensate for my 1" body lift.

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mike, have you gotten rid of the old cloumn? I would LOVE to have a tilt column but im to cheap to get a new one. How much would you like for it?

I figured ill spend the time to rebuild it and make it for a manual.

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Thanks guys. You should see the stupid smile I get on my face every time I walk into the garage. I've got the next couple days off so I should have some Jeep time and will probably brew again.


I had thoughts of saving my original steering column but decided against it. This was originally for an automatic while I have a manual trans. It was also loose at the tilt section and I just didn't want to mess with it. I figured this was one thing I would just get a complete remanufactured unit and call it a day.


So I bought a reman unit off eBay with a two year warranty. The third one was a keeper.


I took the intermediate steering shaft and greased the upper joint. There is a small hole right in the middle for a needle grease gun. Out with the old, in with the new.


I worked it around back and forth then hit it with the grease gun again. I did this a couple times until I felt satisfied it was full of mostly new grease.


The intermediate shaft looks good at the main coupling.


Plenty of room at the brake, steering and coolant lines.


Here is one from the bottom to show how much room there is for the steering shaft. I took it without a flash because it was clearer. You should be able to make out the coupling between the upper and lower intermediate shafts. It had to be extended 1 1/4" to compensate for my 1" body lift.
Very nice! I was wondering how to grease up my old CJ7 intermediate shaft. Now I know! Looks great!
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post #945 of 1943 Old 12-02-2010, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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mike, have you gotten rid of the old cloumn? I would LOVE to have a tilt column but im to cheap to get a new one. How much would you like for it?

I figured ill spend the time to rebuild it and make it for a manual.

Ben
Hey Ben,
In the process of receiving and sending back two different columns, I started getting frustrated and decided to tear that one down. The first two columns he sent me would not stay locked in the down tilt position while mine never had that problem. I disassembled my column to see if I might want to swap my good parts to my "new column" just to be done with it. He wasn't willing to give me a discount for my troubles so he shipped me a third column. This third one appears to be fine although the turn signal is just a little laggy when activating it to the right.

I had my column disassembled to the point where I could tighten the loose tilt mechanism then stopped. The lock cylinder needed to be replaced because you always had to jiggle it around to make sure it would lock after pulling the key out. The turn signal and ignition switch I was going to keep as a spare although I don't really need them. So most of it is now in pieces in a box which might be ok if your wanting to clean and paint everything but you also probably need to be somewhat familiar with these columns to get it back together. So knowing all of that, if your still interested in it, shoot me a PM and we'll see if we can work something out.

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