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Unread 05-11-2013, 04:28 AM   #46
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I'm adding an update to show that I'm still working on the jeep. I've added the roll bar to check all the fit before painting and sure enough a few holes had to be modified.

After I got the roll bar added, I bought some TJ seat belts and installed them.
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The YJ power steering with the remote reservoir didn't fit in the CJ engine bay so I've gone with a TJ power steering pump.
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There you can see I've also started to sort out all the wiring. I'm grafting the two jeeps together. I thought it would be a big job but with all the wiring diagrams it's going to be easier than i thought.

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Unread 08-31-2013, 01:22 AM   #47
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Okay, so I've been secretly plugging away at all the wiring on my CJ build. It's taking forever and I don't get lots of time to work on it. I am basically using the YJ wiring and installing it into a CJ. I'm using the steering column from the YJ so that my wipers (now with delay) and light dimmers are on the column. I have installed a 4.6 stroker so will now need a check engine light. I thought I would get creative and since the wiring has an up shift light I was thinking how could I add it to the dash to look stock. Well two lights didn't look good together so I've also added the seatbelt warning light. I plan to add the just above the steering column.

With a bit of help from a couple of notebooks with transparent covers I now have the check engine, seatbelt and up shift lights made up. I also made one with the original YJ up shift light and can decide which one looks better.

With the wipers on the steering column I'm trying to think of something to fill the empty hole where the old wiper switch was.

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Unread 08-31-2013, 01:25 AM   #48
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Unread 08-31-2013, 07:15 PM   #49
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Okay, so I've been secretly plugging away at all the wiring on my CJ build. It's taking forever and I don't get lots of time to work on it. I am basically using the YJ wiring and installing it into a CJ. I'm using the steering column from the YJ so that my wipers (now with delay) and light dimmers are on the column. I have installed a 4.6 stroker so will now need a check engine light. I thought I would get creative and since the wiring has an up shift light I was thinking how could I add it to the dash to look stock. Well two lights didn't look good together so I've also added the seatbelt warning light. I plan to add the just above the steering column.

With a bit of help from a couple of notebooks with transparent covers I now have the check engine, seatbelt and up shift lights made up. I also made one with the original YJ up shift light and can decide which one looks better.

With the wipers on the steering column I'm trying to think of something to fill the empty hole where the old wiper switch was.

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Nice one Dan. I like the lights and the blown up schematic on the wall
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Unread 09-01-2013, 02:20 AM   #50
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Thanks Gaz, it's a extra large print out of the cj wiring and I have about 100 pages of YJ diagrams. My jeep will be a mixture of both. It's all set up on a table I made from the old bench top from the kitchen reno.

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Unread 09-01-2013, 08:19 AM   #51
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Thanks Gaz, it's a extra large print out of the cj wiring and I have about 100 pages of YJ diagrams. My jeep will be a mixture of both. It's all set up on a table I made from the old bench top from the kitchen reno.

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You know, we just made a rotisserie and just standing there looking straight into the spaces behind the wheel wells and DOWN into the underside of the cowl puts a whole new spin on working on these things. Just seeing your wiring hanging down there makes me think about how EASY it would be to rebuild all this stuff without having to climb in and under the dash or do south stuff underneath on a creeper. Like standing and putting the dash together right in front of your face.
Kinda can't wait to birthday my CJ8 so I can do the whole thing on the rotisserie then drop the "working tub" back on the frame at the last minute. Blah blah blah I do go on a bit.
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Unread 09-01-2013, 04:42 PM   #52
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Dan! That's COOL! Love the lights.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 01:54 AM   #53
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i'm so glad I the type of person to have a plan and think it over and over before I start cutting. My idea of putting the lights over the steering wheel is a big no-go because I realised today that the support for the steering column sits right behind that area. There's no way lights would fit without cutting into the support. I'm back to plan B which is to use the windshield washer switch area to put the lights. It seems natural there as the shift up light will go under the tack - the check engine light under that and then the seatbelt light. I was going to ditch the seatbelt light but it looks better with 3 lights in that space.

I'm so glad I didn't cut the holes above the steering.
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Unread 09-20-2013, 10:18 PM   #54
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What about a surface mounted box, angled upward for easy reading, screwed to the dash just above the column? I've been thinking about this myself. You can be the guinea pig!
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Unread 09-21-2013, 03:07 AM   #55
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hmmm not sure about a raised box. I think they need to be flush to look OEM. I have decided to use the windshield washer switch area (I've moved that to the steering column). It upsets the balance with the light switch on the other side but the upshift light and the check engine light will go nicely with the tack.
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Unread 03-01-2014, 01:20 AM   #56
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Hi guys, I've been secretly accumulating stuff so I thought I'd post an update. Keep in mind that it's very hard to find junkyard parts here in Australia.

I've got my XJ front drive shaft ready with the double cardon joint. That should help with the extra length of the AX15 and adaptor.

The radiator has been recored and looks new.

This week I got an inlet manifold from a 99 TJ. It's the curved one that adds extra horsepower. I pinched an extra throttle body to have a go at boring it out to 62mm. This old stroker is going to purr! I had a custom made header fabbed up. The first version was to fit on a Cherokee but the outlet was way to low for the exhaust to run out over the skid plate. They made me up a new one but now it's a bit close to where my fuel lines were going to run down the left hand side. I may have to re-think the route of the fuel lines.

The good thing was is when I got the power steering pump it was from a TJ and I was going to have to modify the mount with the old squarish inlet manifold. Now with my new inlet manifold it fits right on. The only thing I need to scavenge now is a fan that will fit. I don't know of any vehicle that had the same size (18-19") as a CJ but spins in the opposite direction.

I think I may have to dig back into the wiring and revise the routes of few wires. It's a bit all over the place and looks a bit amature. My heater box is being restored now as well. My heater core was stuffed so I had to get a new one. Down under a new one is $100 plus cross country postage. I think it may be plated with titanium. Still it's just as much as getting one sent here from the US.

I obviously I read too much on this site to get ideas of how to resto-mod a CJ stroker.

I'm getting to the stage where it want to get it done so I can drive it.

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Good to hear from you, Dan. I understand the concept of "being done and wanting to drive it"! Keep plugging away. You'll be done before you know it.
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Unread 04-05-2014, 01:18 AM   #58
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Got a new toy this week. It's a 3 in 1 machine. I've been looking around for one for a while and thought I deserved a nice birthday present to myself.

The same day I got my heat shield in the mail and got straight to work making a heat shield to go under the inlet manifold. This should keep the inlet air temps low. For the amount it costs it's a cheap way to improve the performance. Now I can install the headers and the inlet manifold.

With the new welder I think it might be time to tackle some body work!

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He lives.

Sucks that work gets in the way of keeping right.
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Unread 04-06-2014, 05:00 PM   #60
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Is it called an inverter because you are down under?

Every man deserves a nice birthday present!
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