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post #16 of 89 Old 09-26-2011, 08:04 PM
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I see that "low budget" has nothing to do with time! I was expecting you to be a little slower, Don, but you are smokin'! Your work looks great. What kind of exhaust are you running with the 360? Are you going to stay stock?


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post #17 of 89 Old 09-26-2011, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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They PO had taken a sawzall and cut out the back of the CJ. I suppose this was for access but made little sense without a tailgate.



I cut some angle and welded on a tailgate stop.



I had previously picked up a tailgate from the local jeep club classified adds. It probably was for a later CJ as it is taller. Now my build is not authentically correct. LOL

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I see that "low budget" has nothing to do with time! I was expecting you to be a little slower, Don, but you are smokin'! Your work looks great. What kind of exhaust are you running with the 360? Are you going to stay stock?
"Smokin" ha ha I really like that Scott. I have to try and have it painted before Nov. 12 as that is when we head south for 5 months. Will have to leave the CJ home this time. I have probably made another mistake as I will be installing fender-well headers with polished SS Magnaflow 6 inch round mufflers, 14 inches long. They will turn out just before the rear wheel. I know, I know they will probably be loud and I might get gassed LOL. If they are too loud I will cut back the collector eliminating the flange and weld in a longer muffler. My son's girlfriend is a b pressure welder and has a few SS tickets. She is the best tig welder in her shop.
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I am trying to determine if I have a wide trac or NT. all 83 CJ's are supposed
to be WT but my measurement of 45 inches to the back of the brake plate does not support this.
D30 wide is 56 vs 53 for NT
AMC20 wide 54.5 vs 50.5 for NT

But you measure to the wheel mounting surface (WMS).

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D30 wide is 56 vs 53 for NT
AMC20 wide 54.5 vs 50.5 for NT

But you measure to the wheel mounting surface (WMS).
Well I am closer to 50.5 than 54.5 so I must have a NT. thanks. Now to find some one piece axles.
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I am trying to determine if I have a wide trac or NT. all 83 CJ's are supposed
to be WT but my measurement of 45 inches to the back of the brake plate does not support this
The CJ-5's only had the the NT, including 1983, and it was the last year for them because AMC was phasing them out anyway. The CJ-7 started getting WT in 1982 and was carried through to 1986.

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The CJ-5's only had the the NT, including 1983, and it was the last year for them because AMC was phasing them out anyway. The CJ-7 started getting WT in 1982 and was carried through to 1986.
"You the Man" now I am sure what I have. Thanks
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[QUOTE=jeepaddict1;12229415]Hey Splinter, I need to patch up the underside of my tub over the body mounts. It looks like you did a pretty good job. I see some bolts and some welds. Do any of the bolts go through to the floor or are those just lag bolts that went through the underside to hold the plate up until it was welded. If they did go through, I would like to see some pics if it is not too much trouble. Still trying to figure out how I am going to do mine. Your build is looking great so far!

Thanks,

Tom, here are a few pics.

Passenger side mount near roll bar



top view of bolts that go through homemade mount.



patches outlined in white on passenger side



step made from ss chin and a piece of ss plate



driver side patches as outlined in white



bolts through floor board to secure plate



picture of plate from underneath

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Don, I really appreciate you taking the time to post those pics. Now I know what I need to do. Awesome work! I am sure that I will ask your advise again! Tom
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I had read that 3rd generation Cavalier seats would almost be a direct bolt in for a CJ5. I picked up a couple at Pick a Part for $65. I sprayed them with pre-spray for carpets, poured car wash soap on them and hit them with my pressure washer. I then extracted the water with our upholstery attachment on our carpet cleaner. I was quite happy with the results.





Here a few pictures on a mock up. I can use only one original mount. Front right. Notice how high I have to raise the seat in order for the seat rails to clear the deck of the cargo area. Anyone see any issues?







I have the marked the area that will have to be cut out for the notch which will allow me to move the seat back.

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Hey Don... if you don't mind... try to make it look HARD, or something! Okay??

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Started on the notch today. It took about 15 minutes with a zip wheel to do the cut-out. And Scott, this was easy but the patch will tax my skills. LOL



This is a shot of one of my gorilla welds with my homemade welder.



Here is a shot of the other mounts. Only one is original. The front left is an is a vibration isolation mount from a compressor in conjunction with a hockey
puck. Whatever works LOL.

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Wasn't able to do much the last few weeks. Our little hamlet of 2000 people got hit hard by a severe hail storm. Almost every house in town will be getting a new roof and vinyl siding. The houses with stucco only had roof damage.





I finished up the mounts for the passenger seat



I had cut too much of the wheel well out for the notch. It would have been too close to the rear tire so I modified my patch in panel.





I am happy with the way the seats fit. However there is no room for the original consul.





This needle attachment for my air hammer worked quite well for digging the rust out of the corners

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Very nice work on the seat install! Sorry for your hail damage too.


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