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Unread 09-17-2010, 06:02 PM   #76
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Thanks for the compliments guys. Any encouragement you may get here will be along the same lines as what I've gotten by watching others in their build threads. They got me motivated too!!

Dave I thought the factory mounts looked to be 1/8" thick too but I measured them this morning with calipers and they are 5/32". 3/16" would be an ideal thickness in my book.

Scott in what I've had hot dipped in the past I've found the coating to be about .040 thick. You can hardly touch it with a course wire wheel on a hand grinder. It is tough stuff. I think you'd be very safe in roughing it up with a scotch brite pad in order to paint it. It sure does have it's appeal.

Guys I couldn't wait to get finished working today to get something done on the Jeep. I took the shifters off so they'd be out of the way and proceeded to sit the tub on the frame. The rear crossmember mounts that I had tacked in place lined up great. I left the other two in front of the wheels off and will tack them on when the bushings come in they look like they will need about 1/8" taken off the back side so they line up.

The transfer, tranny and engine need to move forward about 2" from what I can tell. I'd like to raise the engine up a little higher so that the fan is close to the center of the radiator, I'd rather get away from the electric fan if possible. It sure is good to see a tub on the frame even if it will be coming off again. Even Drake was excited!!

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Unread 09-17-2010, 07:09 PM   #77
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THAT'S not even remotely close to being fair... YOU have a forklift!!
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Unread 09-17-2010, 07:30 PM   #78
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THAT'S not even remotely close to being fair... YOU have a forklift!!
That things is so old Scott that it still has a flat head engine in it. It was made in the 1940's but it didn't cost me much, starts pretty decent and only leaks about a gallon of oil a year. It needs a frame off done on it!!
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Unread 09-17-2010, 07:32 PM   #79
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Forget the forklift, you can see the floor! And it is clean! And the walls. I haven't seen the walls of my garage since I started taking the CJ apart.
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Unread 09-17-2010, 07:35 PM   #80
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Forget the forklift, you can see the floor! And it is clean! And the walls. I haven't seen the walls of my garage since I started taking the CJ apart.
I didn't let the camera get all of the junk that's in the way. Besides I just swept the floor before moving things around. Trust me it sees dirt and clutter.
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Unread 09-17-2010, 08:18 PM   #81
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Forget the forklift, you can see the floor! And it is clean! And the walls. I haven't seen the walls of my garage since I started taking the CJ apart.


Jim- Your build is going great. I have a feeling we're all going to be looking at your work with awe! ESPECIALLY if you bring the frame home after hot-dip galv.
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Unread 09-17-2010, 08:21 PM   #82
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I didn't let the camera get all of the junk that's in the way. Besides I just swept the floor before moving things around. Trust me it sees dirt and clutter.
Either way, I now have shop and forklift envy...

Your work will come in handy if I'm able to find a decent YJ tub. Thanks
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Unread 09-18-2010, 05:16 PM   #83
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Got the tub bushings in today. Was surprised to see FedEx running this afternoon. Ordered them from Morris. They seemed to be pretty decent considering they're an import. They were minus the bolts and washers. Intended to get a set that way. I have a plan.

I'm thinking I'll order stainless all thread from Fastenal and cut the suds to length. Also use stainless nuts and lock washers. For the big flat washers I think I'll make them myself out of stainless too. That ought to have the rust at bay in that area.
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Unread 09-21-2010, 02:47 PM   #84
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Nothing real interesting or ground breaking to post but I do want to post some info on the flywheel I got in today. CJ7ROB has the same application and was nice enough to have the part number and info I needed to get my flywheel ordered.

It came from NAPA, we have a local store so if I have any problems I can take it back with a 5 minute drive. Part #NNC 50710. It's a 164 tooth 50 oz. 14 1/4" dia. for an 11" clutch. The application is for a 1986 F 250 that has a 302.

I figure by posting this I'll have a reference and anyone doing something similiar will have the info too. I also ordered some stainless all thread today that I plan to use on the tub mounts. Also called a waterjet shop to see if they could cut me some 1/4" thick washers out of stainless. I want all of the hardware to be stainless on the body mounts.

Hope you guys have had a great day.
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Unread 09-22-2010, 04:29 PM   #85
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I took some time today to make a drawing of the mount that I made for the YJ tub. Thought I'd post it on here so that somebody else would have a reference point to start from if they want to make their own frame brackets. I went with the CJ bushings so if you wanted to use YJ bushings instead the hole would need to be made bigger but the location will stay the same. I also think that 3/16' thick tubing would be more than heavy enough to make them out of. I used 1/4" thick, it's what I had.

I would also suggest that you get the tub sitting in place before tack welding them in place, that way you can be sure they line up. If they look good then weld them solid. Hope somebody finds the info useful. Lord knows I've gleaned my fair share on great information off here.
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Unread 09-22-2010, 05:23 PM   #86
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Awesome info Jim.

I can see it now where someone six months from now will be doing this same thing and scrambling the forum thinking "I know I saw that somewhere".
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Unread 09-22-2010, 05:30 PM   #87
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Awesome info Jim.

I can see it now where someone six months from now will be doing this same thing and scrambling the forum thinking "I know I saw that somewhere".
Thanks Mike. I feel like I owe a debt to allot of people on here for all of the information that I've recieved, you being one that has provided me with a great deal in answering my questions and just by watching your thread. I plan to contribute whatever I can in hopes that it'll help somebody else. It's also posted over on the YJ tub swap thread in the CJ stickies. Besides I enjoy it!!
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Unread 09-22-2010, 05:49 PM   #88
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Looking good Jim, it was actually Havasu that gave me the flywheel info, so he can take the credit. Im actually going to use similar bushings from Daystar..got them for $23 on clearance at OK4wd They didn't come with the bolts either but I'll prolly be going with stainless too or hardened.

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Looking good Jim, it was actually Havasu that gave me the flywheel info, so he can take the credit. Im actually going to use similar bushings from Daystar..got them for $23 on clearance at OK4wd They didn't come with the bolts either but I'll prolly be going with stainless too or hardened.

Thanks Rob

I need to take shopping lessons from you!! That's a great buy on the bushings. Mine were 70 some $ and I thought that was pretty good. Needless to say I'll be taking a look at OK4wd.
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Unread 09-22-2010, 09:47 PM   #90
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Looks great Jim, keep up the good work!
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