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post #31 of 62 Old 06-23-2012, 05:22 PM
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I don't think this is the same color but kinda similar. It is at the top of my short list. Copper brown metallic (1E). This is not my CJ, just random google image.

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post #32 of 62 Old 07-21-2012, 10:51 PM
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Looking REAL good Dan !!

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Dan, If you are still out there I'd be keen to know how you are going over there. Im an AMeriCan expat living int Aucklnd NZ. Come from a ong line of jeep men and finally found a worthy 84 cj7 over here to get going on. I need parts! If you can share sources I'd be stoked. RHD stuff isnt always the same. What have you learned about what does and does not fit? Thanks!
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Dan, If you are still out there I'd be keen to know how you are going over there. Im an AMeriCan expat living int Aucklnd NZ. Come from a ong line of jeep men and finally found a worthy 84 cj7 over here to get going on. I need parts! If you can share sources I'd be stoked. RHD stuff isnt always the same. What have you learned about what does and does not fit? Thanks!
DON'T get a Painless wiring harness frosty. Mines in a box without a home. $500 down the gurgler. Firewall terminal/fuse box is on the wrong side for our RHDers and that makes it all useless.

I bought a load of stuff over from Morris. Brown Santa, FedEx and TNT did the bringin. No problems with any of that. Try and buy local and you'll get torn a new one.

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DON'T get a Painless wiring harness frosty. Mines in a box without a home. $500 down the gurgler. Firewall terminal/fuse box is on the wrong side for our RHDers and that makes it all useless.

I bought a load of stuff over from Morris. Brown Santa, FedEx and TNT did the bringin. No problems with any of that. Try and buy local and you'll get torn a new one.
Thanks for the heads up. I would hate to totally hijack Dans thread so I might start a new one and see if there is more advice floating around. There are very limited cj7 supplies in NZ so I anticipate ordering most things in, but if I can avoid a wiring harness mistake like you made and share with the community here then
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Hi I am still here. The progress on the Jeep is very slow as I have been caught up doing house reno's. After I got the engine/trans/transfer case mounted I need to sort out the belly pan and tranny mount.

As for parts, most have come from the places in the USA. We have a couple of shops here that import the same stuff but they are painfully slow to get things in. I have got a few things like the suspension and brakes all from local parts shops. Other than that I bought a dodgy YJ and use that for parts as well.

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Hope the reno's a pushing on so you can get back to the real work

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I had to say goodbye to the parts YJ tonight. It will make a great project for it's new owner. It served me well.

I've been getting back into jeep mode and less reno mode this week. I got the body mounts and some of my clutch parts this week so I was ready to get moving again and then I found out today that my buddy that was going to weld up my belly pan and trans mount busted his arm so he's out for a month. I wish I knew how to weld.

PS I found the mount for the grille. The metal sleeve part is a bit rusty but I should be able to get someone to make a new one from it. I'm not sure what I will do for the bushes. I've heard of using hockey pucks but they're pretty rare here. I'll just have to make a few calls around town.

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I had to say goodbye to the parts YJ tonight. It will make a great project for it's new owner. It served me well.

I've been getting back into jeep mode and less reno mode this week. I got the body mounts and some of my clutch parts this week so I was ready to get moving again and then I found out today that my buddy that was going to weld up my belly pan and trans mount busted his arm so he's out for a month. I wish I knew how to weld.

PS I found the mount for the grille. The metal sleeve part is a bit rusty but I should be able to get someone to make a new one from it. I'm not sure what I will do for the bushes. I've heard of using hockey pucks but they're pretty rare here. I'll just have to make a few calls around town.
Hi Dan, if you're looking for spacers i.e. body lift we have used 60mm diameter PVC round bar with a hole drilled in the centre whenever we've done body lifts. Work well, won't rust or corrode, easy to drill and they're strong as!

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I've thought about clearances and clashes since I changed transmissons. I was pretty sure the gearshift was in the same position but had to see if the the clocked D300 was going to have issues. After I got all the body mounts cut down to the right heights I couldn't resist putting the tub on for a look.



I've got 1/2" clearance from the back of the head on the stroker to the firewall. I hope that is enough. I have the engine angled at about 6.5 degrees down.


After I got the tub on and found I have no issues with the engine and transfer case I couldn't help myself and got carried away with a few more body parts



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I've thought about clearances and clashes since I changed transmissons. I was pretty sure the gearshift was in the same position but had to see if the the clocked D300 was going to have issues. After I got all the body mounts cut down to the right heights I couldn't resist putting the tub on for a look.

I've got 1/2" clearance from the back of the head on the stroker to the firewall. I hope that is enough. I have the engine angled at about 6.5 degrees down.

After I got the tub on and found I have no issues with the engine and transfer case I couldn't help myself and got carried away with a few more body parts
Good stuff Dan. Going for a bit of instant gratification huh? Pretty easy to get carried away isn't it? Looking good

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The disease! Looks great, Dan. I think the 1/2" is enough clearance.

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Lookin' good Dan. Heck add the steering wheel and get the kids to push you around the yard!
Is that roll bar setting higher than normal? Maybe the seat is lower. Could be just an optical illusion.

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Haha, my kids got a kick of sitting in the seats, and there wasn't a fight over who got to sit behind the wheel!

The roll bar is the one I had in the YJ, it does look a bit high in the photo probably because the whindshield is missing.

I've now back to serious stuff and taken it all apart again. The AX15 gearshift is spot on the same spot as the T5 but I have issues with the transfer case shifter as it is clashing with the tub after I had to rotated it up to fit onto the AX15.

I'll keep you posted on the progress.

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I got myself I new a new mapp gas torch on the weekend so I put it to work to get the gearshift bent to fit in the stock position. After heating-bending-test fitting over and over I got a position I'm happy about. It looks to be in the same position it was before I rotated it to fit behind the AX15. I didn't take a photo of the stick after it was bent but I will soon as I now have the tub off ready to take it all apart again to put in the clutch and fabricate a transmission mount.




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