mvigo's '85 CJ7 resto/build saga - Page 15 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > mvigo's '85 CJ7 resto/build saga

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineRuffstuff Axle Simple Swap Kit!ROCK BOTTOM prices on LIFT KITS at Rockridge4wd!! WANT TO

Reply
Unread 02-27-2013, 03:35 PM   #211
mvigo
Web Wheeler
 
mvigo's Avatar
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,328
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skerr View Post
Glad you're alright Mike. I had the same thing happen to me, except I was in my '66 F100 4X4, and I totaled HER car! Good steel back then!

Thanks for dropping Jeff Scherb's link for the door repair. I had forgotten all about it! I'm going to need it. Besides bending down the tab, what else did you do? Seems like that little piece of metal will be weakened and will distort rather quickly??
My insurance company ended up totaling my pickup which is a bummer. And, yes, that little Ford Ranger inflicted heavy damage on the Infinity G35 to the point where it has to be totaled. Truthfully, I am amazed that I walked away nary a scratch on me with the damage that was done to both vehicles. The safety features worked as advertised.

Scott, I did not doing anything further to the metal lever/tab, just bent it back into shape and it didn't seem like it was weakening when I did it. Really won't know until I get the door put back together. I did finish welding the door crack and the window hoops that come down to the door panel. Can't seem to find any 1/2" angle iron in my neck of the woods so I am going to buy some flats and make my own and I am still waiting on the window trim, seal etc that I bought from Morris 4x4.

__________________
1985 CJ-7, fuel injected 258, 2.5" Rubicon Express Extreme Duty Lift, 1" Body lift, Crabtree Shackle Hangers, T-5, Dana 300 w/ 4:1 Teralow kit, Dana 30, AMC 20 w/1 piece axle, 3.73 's with Detroit Truetrac front and rear, riding on 32x11.5x15" Cooper Discoverer STT mud terrains
mvigo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-27-2013, 08:53 PM   #212
Skerr
<*////><
 
Skerr's Avatar
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: White Springs, Florida
Posts: 8,912
Sorry about your truck, Mike, but I am so glad everybody walked away. Keep us posted on the door handle repair.
__________________
Kerrdog
Go Fish! <*////><

But the right word at the right time... "Hey, give me a little hug!" That's the difference between lightning and a harmless lightning bug!
Skerr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-06-2013, 12:08 PM   #213
SonicR1
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: CenCal
Posts: 1,496
Hey, going to hollister Monday... Quads not jeeps, though... Unless you can give a good reason to take the jeep.........
__________________
[COLOR="Red"]... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….[/COLOR]

[URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/sonics-05-tj-build-1168663/#post10985489"][COLOR="yellow"]The TJ[/COLOR][/URL]
2005 Wrangler X 4.0/6 speed, Dana 30/Ford 8.8--4.88--Eaton E-Lockers, 35" MT/R, Smittybilt bumpers/rockers/winch, SonicFab tire carrier, RE 3.5 springs, Zone 1.25 BL, FullTraction 3 link upper rear, RE super flex lower rears, UCF ultra high skid and lo/pro mount, brown dog mml.

[URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/sonics-74-cj5-build-1106795/"][COLOR="DarkOrange"]1974 CJ5 BUILD THREAD[/COLOR][/URL]
SonicR1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-06-2013, 10:15 PM   #214
mvigo
Web Wheeler
 
mvigo's Avatar
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,328
Quote:
Originally Posted by SonicR1 View Post
Hey, going to hollister Monday... Quads not jeeps, though... Unless you can give a good reason to take the jeep.........
I wish I could go, Quads or Jeeps! but too slammed with work, life etc...
__________________
1985 CJ-7, fuel injected 258, 2.5" Rubicon Express Extreme Duty Lift, 1" Body lift, Crabtree Shackle Hangers, T-5, Dana 300 w/ 4:1 Teralow kit, Dana 30, AMC 20 w/1 piece axle, 3.73 's with Detroit Truetrac front and rear, riding on 32x11.5x15" Cooper Discoverer STT mud terrains
mvigo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-06-2013, 10:40 PM   #215
mvigo
Web Wheeler
 
mvigo's Avatar
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,328
Today I was able to finish up my driver side door restoration per Jeff Scherb's thread. It was very easy and the new window trim, dew guides, and seals installed easier then I anticipated. A week ago I stripped my door of all of its' working parts, welded up the infamous crack near the window vent, fixed my paddle "lever" and welded in 1/2" angle iron to strengthen the door and prevent cracks from occurring in the future. A few pics from the repair:

ground welds holding in the 1/2" angle iron:



installing the trim I had to cut some excess off:



part #'s for all of the window seals and trim I bought from Morris 4x4:



I am only pointing this out because in JScherb's thread he had 4 screws holding in his window vent, I had 3:



and, lastly, the finished product, don't judge my body work as this was just meant to repair and not beautify:



in the coming weeks or months I will tackle the passenger side door. If you have access to a welder this is a very easy and must do project that will increase the life of our hard doors on our old CJ's...
__________________
1985 CJ-7, fuel injected 258, 2.5" Rubicon Express Extreme Duty Lift, 1" Body lift, Crabtree Shackle Hangers, T-5, Dana 300 w/ 4:1 Teralow kit, Dana 30, AMC 20 w/1 piece axle, 3.73 's with Detroit Truetrac front and rear, riding on 32x11.5x15" Cooper Discoverer STT mud terrains
mvigo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-07-2013, 10:34 AM   #216
MoC
Registered User
1986 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The otherside of your monitor...
Posts: 5,649
Glad to hear the doors went easy! They are on my list after some tub body work and my family bar so I can finish my paint.
__________________
Under A Sun Thats See It All Before...
MoC is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-07-2013, 10:34 AM   #217
SonicR1
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: CenCal
Posts: 1,496
Quote:
Originally Posted by mvigo View Post
I wish I could go, Quads or Jeeps! but too slammed with work, life etc...
I have been slammed at work... But that's the reason I'm taking a day off!!!

Nice work on the door/window!
__________________
[COLOR="Red"]... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….[/COLOR]

[URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/sonics-05-tj-build-1168663/#post10985489"][COLOR="yellow"]The TJ[/COLOR][/URL]
2005 Wrangler X 4.0/6 speed, Dana 30/Ford 8.8--4.88--Eaton E-Lockers, 35" MT/R, Smittybilt bumpers/rockers/winch, SonicFab tire carrier, RE 3.5 springs, Zone 1.25 BL, FullTraction 3 link upper rear, RE super flex lower rears, UCF ultra high skid and lo/pro mount, brown dog mml.

[URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/sonics-74-cj5-build-1106795/"][COLOR="DarkOrange"]1974 CJ5 BUILD THREAD[/COLOR][/URL]
SonicR1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-07-2013, 11:29 AM   #218
Jim1611
Web Wheeler
 
Jim1611's Avatar
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 5,714
Nice job on the door dude. You've learned to weld and doing a great job and expanded your skills elsewhere so i bet if you had the mind to you could do body work too.
Jim1611 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-07-2013, 02:36 PM   #219
ASteve
Web Wheeler
 
ASteve's Avatar
1972 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Nor-Cal, California
Posts: 1,600
Nice job Mike, now time to take that top off! Well...maybe give it a week or two...

SC
__________________
http://www.astevecali.com
ASteve is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-07-2013, 03:55 PM   #220
Renegade82
Web Wheeler
 
Renegade82's Avatar
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lewistown, PA
Posts: 3,835
Great job. That's what my doors will need. When can I drop them off? Actually mine need a new hoop put in them from a pair of sacrificial doors I have, so it may take you a bit longer. Man that paint of yours looks just like my slate blue color, but I know you said it wasn't.
__________________
The end of a defining era.... JEEP R.I.P. 1941-1986
My frame off Re-Build: (still in progress....)
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/30...e-off-1280850/
Renegade82 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-07-2013, 08:01 PM   #221
mvigo
Web Wheeler
 
mvigo's Avatar
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,328
Quote:
Originally Posted by MoC View Post
Glad to hear the doors went easy! They are on my list after some tub body work and my family bar so I can finish my paint.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SonicR1 View Post
I have been slammed at work... But that's the reason I'm taking a day off!!!

Nice work on the door/window!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim1611 View Post
Nice job on the door dude. You've learned to weld and doing a great job and expanded your skills elsewhere so i bet if you had the mind to you could do body work too.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ASteve View Post
Nice job Mike, now time to take that top off! Well...maybe give it a week or two...

SC
Quote:
Originally Posted by Renegade82 View Post
Great job. That's what my doors will need. When can I drop them off? Actually mine need a new hoop put in them from a pair of sacrificial doors I have, so it may take you a bit longer. Man that paint of yours looks just like my slate blue color, but I know you said it wasn't.
Thanks guys but those doors are child's play compared to some of the tasks you all pull off...

...oh yes I did! I am officially a 2 Jeep family...just added this 1999 XJ to my stable. 102k original miles, 1 owner, very well maintained. Hmmm, new bumpers, a slight lift, rip off the doors, the list goes on...nawwww, my daughter will drive it the way it is, at least for awhile anyway!
xj.jpg  
__________________
1985 CJ-7, fuel injected 258, 2.5" Rubicon Express Extreme Duty Lift, 1" Body lift, Crabtree Shackle Hangers, T-5, Dana 300 w/ 4:1 Teralow kit, Dana 30, AMC 20 w/1 piece axle, 3.73 's with Detroit Truetrac front and rear, riding on 32x11.5x15" Cooper Discoverer STT mud terrains
mvigo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-07-2013, 09:00 PM   #222
SonicR1
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: CenCal
Posts: 1,496
Nice XJ!!!!
__________________
[COLOR="Red"]... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….[/COLOR]

[URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/sonics-05-tj-build-1168663/#post10985489"][COLOR="yellow"]The TJ[/COLOR][/URL]
2005 Wrangler X 4.0/6 speed, Dana 30/Ford 8.8--4.88--Eaton E-Lockers, 35" MT/R, Smittybilt bumpers/rockers/winch, SonicFab tire carrier, RE 3.5 springs, Zone 1.25 BL, FullTraction 3 link upper rear, RE super flex lower rears, UCF ultra high skid and lo/pro mount, brown dog mml.

[URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/sonics-74-cj5-build-1106795/"][COLOR="DarkOrange"]1974 CJ5 BUILD THREAD[/COLOR][/URL]
SonicR1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-08-2013, 11:12 AM   #223
Renegade82
Web Wheeler
 
Renegade82's Avatar
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lewistown, PA
Posts: 3,835
I noticed you skirted the question of when you want me to drop my doors off! I'm getting the feeling your not going to.
__________________
The end of a defining era.... JEEP R.I.P. 1941-1986
My frame off Re-Build: (still in progress....)
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/30...e-off-1280850/
Renegade82 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-08-2013, 11:20 AM   #224
mvigo
Web Wheeler
 
mvigo's Avatar
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,328
Quote:
Originally Posted by Renegade82 View Post
I noticed you skirted the question of when you want me to drop my doors off! I'm getting the feeling your not going to.
I would be more than happy to, just get 'em out here!
__________________
1985 CJ-7, fuel injected 258, 2.5" Rubicon Express Extreme Duty Lift, 1" Body lift, Crabtree Shackle Hangers, T-5, Dana 300 w/ 4:1 Teralow kit, Dana 30, AMC 20 w/1 piece axle, 3.73 's with Detroit Truetrac front and rear, riding on 32x11.5x15" Cooper Discoverer STT mud terrains
mvigo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-08-2013, 03:13 PM   #225
Renegade82
Web Wheeler
 
Renegade82's Avatar
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lewistown, PA
Posts: 3,835
I'll drop 'em in an envelope this weekend! Northern Cali huh.... well I'm kinda in the Emerald Triangle every Wednesday night from 9-10pm, maybe I'll just drop them off. Are you near there? (do you know what that's in reference to?)
__________________
The end of a defining era.... JEEP R.I.P. 1941-1986
My frame off Re-Build: (still in progress....)
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/30...e-off-1280850/
Renegade82 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.