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Unread 12-09-2012, 01:33 PM   #16
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Got the tub on just need to get the bolts in. After I get it bolted down I plan on getting the armor and rock sliders bolted on. It makes it look like I am getting somewhere on it now that the body it back on. Looking at the twin sticks looks like I will be cutting them down a little.

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Unread 12-16-2012, 06:24 PM   #17
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I got to work on it today. I bolted the tub down and it took longer than expected. After I replaced the floor I assumed that all the hole would line up but I was wrong. Had to move two body mounts 3/4" back but was not bad to cut off and weld back on.
I also put on the rock sliders and set one flare on to see if it would cover the tire. I looks like the cops should leave me alone I hope.
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Unread 12-17-2012, 12:59 AM   #18
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That green is sure going to turn some heads...
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Unread 12-22-2012, 02:00 PM   #19
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started on the dash and working on gauges. Holes are modified so pipe will fit so gauges will be tilted towards the driver. Just need to get the "honey do list" done so I can get it welded up and smoothed.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 08:18 PM   #20
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Nice build Cody, you need to get back up here to Alaska and help build me some bumpers! Brought up my CJ5 last night. (cold)
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Unread 12-22-2012, 11:22 PM   #21
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Yup...Real nice...
Angling the gauges sure does make a difference...
I did all 4 of mine,Temp,Volts,Oil and Gas but I used 2" PVC.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 11:27 PM   #22
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Ya I can't wait to get back up there. I will post pic's of the rear bumper I built when I take if off my cj5 to put it on the cj7. I am going to modify it and add a tire carrier.
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Unread 12-23-2012, 08:38 PM   #23
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Got the dash modified. Just need to prime and paint. I think I am going to use the black wrinkle paint. I think wrinkly texture will look good and go well with the rest of the jeep.
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Unread 12-25-2012, 09:57 PM   #24
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I got a little time to work on the jeep today. Started rewiring and it is not going to be that fun. I took a few minutes to put the grill on to see how it will look. I can not wait to get it on the road.
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Unread 12-27-2012, 05:23 PM   #25
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I got the tail light all wired up today and started on the dash. Let me tell you that starting from scratch on the wiring sucks. I still have a headache from working on it.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 10:13 PM   #26
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well I only got a few hours this weekend to work on the jeep. I worked on the wiring and got the gauges and the column all wired with the new harness. I am hoping to get the dash all wired by tuesday.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 01:51 PM   #27
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Photos are kinda small but I like the way you did your gauges!
Why would you cut down your twin sticks?
I did mine long so the wife wouldn't have to reach far for the handles.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 05:19 PM   #28
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Sorry the pictures are coming out small. I have been using my phone but will brake out the bigger camera next time. As for cutting down the twin sticks it is going to depend on how hi they are when the jeep is all put together. I just don't want them to look way out of place. But functionality comes first.
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Unread 01-15-2013, 08:10 PM   #29
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well it has been a little bit since i was on but I got a winch. It is a Warn model 6000. Not sure if it is the best winch but the price was right.
I got a package today and the last piece I needed for the heating was mislabeled and was a heater core not heater duct. That is just how it goes. I called them and a new one will be on its way tomorrow.
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Unread 01-21-2013, 08:49 PM   #30
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Well work most all day on sunday. I finished up most of the dash wiring and made a HD steering box bracket. The bracket came out good now just need to make some spacers and bolt it up. The metal was $16 so I am about $20 to $25 into the mount thats a lot better than $100 if I bought one.
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