Tonight the jeep finally rolled out from underneath the shop overhang and got parked in the yard. I finally have managed to bolt up the springs, axles, steering gear, hubs and drums, and mount the tires.
Flat head screws had to be drilled out in order to mount the hubs to the new drums. Everything came apart relatively easy. A couple taps on the back side of the old drums and the hubs popped right out.
Hubs mounted up
This is the last picture of the evening. Got too dark to take pictures of the rolling chasis. I'll have some up on Tuesday when I have a day off
The drums came from Kaiser Willys. I've been fairly happy with the stuff I've ordered so far. The springs and shackles didnt mount up as easilty as I would have been led to believe. I think i have a bent mounting bracket which is contributing to the problems.
Plans for the next couple of weeks:
-Finish putting the steering gear back together and rebuild the steering wheel pieces and parts
-Finish tearing down the motor and get it to the machine shop to see what the damage to the cylinder wall is
-Open up the transmission and transfer case and rebuild both
-Reinstall motor, trans, and transfer case