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Unread 03-31-2012, 10:37 AM   #2221
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Thanks for the comments guys. Work and my aching back has been getting in the way of Jeep progress. Got the hot jobs for customers taken care of and the back is feeling allot better so now maybe I can move forward.

One holdup has been waiting for Daystar to ship my spring shackles bushing order. I ran out and didn't order anymore soon enough and they usually have a 4 week wait on them. Hurts the shackle sales too but as soon as I get my information together I'm building an injection mold to make my own bushings. That will save quite a bit on my price for them and I can have them much sooner.

Today I did take the frame off my rotisserie and set it on jack stands. I bolted the shackle hangers, engine mounts, crossmember and engine skid plate on. Next I'll get the rear axle in place. Need to do a bit of painting on it first.

Here's where things are as of today. I plan to leave the skid plates the way they are since paint is just going to get scratched off with use.






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Unread 03-31-2012, 10:43 AM   #2222
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Thanks for the comments guys. Work and my aching back has been getting in the way of Jeep progress. Got the hot jobs for customers taken care of and the back is feeling allot better so now maybe I can move forward.

One holdup has been waiting for Daystar to ship my spring shackles bushing order. I ran out and didn't order anymore soon enough and they usually have a 4 week wait on them. Hurts the shackle sales too but as soon as I get my information together I'm building an injection mold to make my own bushings. That will save quite a bit on my price for them and I can have them much sooner.

Today I did take the frame off my rotisserie and set it on jack stands. I bolted the shackle hangers, engine mounts, crossmember and engine skid plate on. Next I'll get the rear axle in place. Need to do a bit of painting on it first.

Here's where things are as of today. I plan to leave the skid plates the way they are since paint is just going to get scratched off with use.


Dang, that's looking good and I really like that engine skid.
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Unread 03-31-2012, 11:12 AM   #2223
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Pretty sweet Jim
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Unread 03-31-2012, 12:40 PM   #2224
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I like it,
Glad you are feeling better and that work is good.
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Unread 03-31-2012, 01:30 PM   #2225
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That looks friggin awesome Jim!!!
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Unread 03-31-2012, 04:37 PM   #2226
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Dang, that's looking good and I really like that engine skid.
Thanks! I'm looking forward to being able to use mine and enjoy it the way you are yours now.

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Pretty sweet Jim
Thanks Dave. Shot all that ammo up yet?

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I like it,
Glad you are feeling better and that work is good.
Thanks Shaun. My back has been improving after going to 3 different doctors. All of them helped but in the end I think God is the best doctor a person can have!

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That looks friggin awesome Jim!!!
Thank you my friend!
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Unread 03-31-2012, 06:20 PM   #2227
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THAT is one nice looking frame. It looks a lot different from the last time I saw it. Was it August?

looking foward to watch the Jeep going together..

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Unread 03-31-2012, 06:29 PM   #2228
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Very nice work Jim... looks great!!
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Unread 03-31-2012, 07:16 PM   #2229
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great work Jim, I'm glad you painted to frame it looks real perdy. I can't wait to see this thing fly back together.
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Wow Jim the frame and skid look GREAT!! Glad you went with black and did not leave it shiny.

So when are you going to start making those skid plates to sell???
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So when are you going to start making those skid plates to sell???
I like this idea.
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Sooo... that's a nice shiney skidplate... gonna clear-coat that baby?

Bling, Jim. Think bling! Go cruzin'. Roll up beside one of those little tykes in their Hondas, turn on your under-body neon... just imagine!
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Unread 04-01-2012, 05:09 PM   #2234
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THAT is one nice looking frame. It looks a lot different from the last time I saw it. Was it August?

looking foward to watch the Jeep going together..

Bill
Thanks Bill! Believe it was in August when you all stopped by.

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Very nice work Jim... looks great!!
Thanks Paul but I think yours still looks better.

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great work Jim, I'm glad you painted to frame it looks real perdy. I can't wait to see this thing fly back together.
Thanks Dog. I'm glad I painted it too. Parts fly together.....you must have me confused with somebody fast.

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Wow Jim the frame and skid look GREAT!! Glad you went with black and did not leave it shiny.

So when are you going to start making those skid plates to sell???
Thanks Moc It would have been kinda odd if it were shiny. The skids plates aren't hard to make but they'd almost have to be sold with the crossmember too but that's not hard either. Kinda make a generic skid that allows folks to use it for whatever application they need?

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I like this idea.
I'll give it some thought, thanks.
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Unread 04-01-2012, 05:11 PM   #2235
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Sooo... that's a nice shiney skidplate... gonna clear-coat that baby?

Bling, Jim. Think bling! Go cruzin'. Roll up beside one of those little tykes in their Hondas, turn on your under-body neon... just imagine!
You and you bling.

Yea and if I had a diesel in it I could fog the smoke all around em too.
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