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post #556 of 822 Old 11-11-2013, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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The bolt holes in my shackles are elongated, and they are rusted pretty thin, so they got tossed in the trash tonight. Gonna have to order some new ones in the morning. Got the shackle hangers and spring plates cleaned up though. Then went back to the axle to scrape undercoating, and I think this stuff is gonna win. There's no way I'm ever going to get it all removed, and I figured, why bother? It's done it's job up until now, might as well let it keep doing its job! So now I'm thinking I'll just touch up what's already scraped, and lightly go over everything to freshen it up, as much as I hate to. But I'm not building a show Jeep either!

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post #557 of 822 Old 11-12-2013, 07:19 AM
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I would love to come help if I wasn't five hours away. I would even get some sleep before I showed up so I wouldn't be a sleep deprived zombie like the last time I was there . Good thing I had a zombie outbreak recovery vehicle on the way home!
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post #558 of 822 Old 11-12-2013, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Called 4wd hardware this morning to order some new shackles for the rear. I was just looking to get the stock ones just like I had, but in the end I bought not only a set of heavy duty greaseable shackles, but also a Smittybuilt XRC8000 winch with remote and roller fairlead! Grand total, $318.00 and free shipping. Damn salesmen there are good!

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post #559 of 822 Old 11-12-2013, 10:42 AM
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Wow, for the shackles and the winch both? That was a great deal. The winch alone cost me $299. Those shims look like they're the aluminum ones, same thing Rancho throws in with their Ubolt kits. Throw them away and get some steel ones.
I found that a propane torch in one hand and a gasket scraper or putty knife in the other worked good for getting the majority of undercoating off. Then a spray and wipe with wd-40 removed the rest. Might try that. I'd rather see you paint it than cover it back up with undercoating.

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post #560 of 822 Old 11-12-2013, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, for the shackles and the winch both? That was a great deal. The winch alone cost me $299. Those shims look like they're the aluminum ones, same thing Rancho throws in with their Ubolt kits. Throw them away and get some steel ones.
I found that a propane torch in one hand and a gasket scraper or putty knife in the other worked good for getting the majority of undercoating off. Then a spray and wipe with wd-40 removed the rest. Might try that. I'd rather see you paint it than cover it back up with undercoating.
Yep, for both! As for the undercoating, it's staying for now. When I tear the jeep down for restoration, I'll take it off and paint. The goal right now is to just fix it up and make it a reliable daily driver. The full blown restoration may not start for another year or two!

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post #561 of 822 Old 11-12-2013, 06:15 PM
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Yep, for both! As for the undercoating, it's staying for now. When I tear the jeep down for restoration, I'll take it off and paint. The goal right now is to just fix it up and make it a reliable daily driver. The full blown restoration may not start for another year or two!
Great idea! I take my Jeep down for a weekend at a time at most. I'd rather drive it and fix a section at a time than stare at it in pieces in the garage for months.

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post #562 of 822 Old 11-16-2013, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Got the gas tank dropped yesterday, and the rear crossmember cut out. Just a little rust in this area!

Went back out this morning and painted my new (used) gas tank skid, put the new crossmember in, and reinstalled the gas tank. Got got everything underneath all cleaned up and coated in 3M undercoating to freshen it up. I know, ya'll can yell at me later!

Now I'm ready to put the rear end back in with the new springs and shocks. It's looking so much better already!
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post #563 of 822 Old 11-16-2013, 11:46 AM
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Hey man - did you buy a standard rear crossmember replacement? I seem to remember reading about a "beefed up" version on here somewhere. Can't remember where it was from. Maybe BSERK's bumper build thread or something...Anyway, gonna need one - just curious!

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post #564 of 822 Old 11-16-2013, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hey man - did you buy a standard rear crossmember replacement? I seem to remember reading about a "beefed up" version on here somewhere. Can't remember where it was from. Maybe BSERK's bumper build thread or something...Anyway, gonna need one - just curious!
Yeah, it's just a factory replacement. If you want a beefed up one,its easy enough to make out of C channel. IMO, it's overkill as long as your frame tie in's are sturdy. Those are what's taking the weight of a heavy bumper.

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Yeah, it's just a factory replacement. If you want a beefed up one,its easy enough to make out of C channel. IMO, it's overkill as long as your frame tie in's are sturdy. Those are what's taking the weight of a heavy bumper.
Roger, that! Thanks!

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post #566 of 822 Old 11-17-2013, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Almost done with the rear end. I got the wrong size bolts to put the shackle hangers back on, so once I get those, I'll be able to wrap it up, and move on to the front end. Shouldn't be as hard since I don't have any rust to fix up there.
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post #567 of 822 Old 11-18-2013, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Here's an interesting question, I was looking at the title to the new jeep, and noticed some discrepancies from the title from my last jeep, which I'd figure should be the same. For the 86, the make of vehicle is listed as American Motors, while the 84 make is listed as Jeep. And the body type on the 86 is listed as station wagon, while the 84 says sedan. They both are definitely CJ7's!
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post #568 of 822 Old 11-18-2013, 05:36 PM
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My 1980 CJ 5 is listed as a Roadster. I'd have to check but I think one of my '7's is listed as a carry-all.

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post #569 of 822 Old 11-18-2013, 06:28 PM
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I have 2 titles for mine.
The old one listed it as TR. The new, reconstructed title lists it as SW.
Both have JEEP as the make.
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Interesting.......

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