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post #1 of 15 Old 02-26-2009, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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progresss on the "What was I thinking Build"

Here are a few before and during pics of the build I had the jeep a almost 1 yr and decided back in january to rebuild so this is my progress from jan 7 09 til today feb 26 09


















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post #2 of 15 Old 02-26-2009, 09:16 AM
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That thing is going to look sweet when your done with it.

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This "Jeep thing" is like dating a really really hot chick, who is crazy! Its alot of fun, you spend too much money, your up all night ending up sweaty & greasy from it, your friends are jealous, you get admission into some sort of weird club... but it gets mad at your for no reason, throws fits seemingly randomly, has unexplained issues which it somehow solves on its own only after you try a bunch of different things (and spend a bunch of money) to solve it... and yet you can't resist getting in it every chance you can.
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post #4 of 15 Old 08-26-2011, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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update I cannot belive its been this long and still working on it hope to paint it by the end of september
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post #5 of 15 Old 08-26-2011, 08:16 PM
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I started my 82 cj7 on 9/11 yes that one.I have had some set backs in life. Bought a house ,had to set it aside.Got married had to set it aside .Had a a little guy ,had to set it aside. Was depoyed 4 times had to set it aside .Got hurt in the Middle East ,had to set it aside.Now here we are ten years later and mine looks like yours.Just stick with it.It all is good,and it is better than not having a Jeep to work on. I finally am doing the final body stuff to get ready to paint it .Just por 15 the inside tub and primed it.I am painting the inside the same as the blue as the outside. I feel your pain and look forward to seeing how yours comes out . GOod luck and Happy Wheelling.
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post #6 of 15 Old 08-27-2011, 01:08 AM
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man this takes me back, i also feel your pain. nice jeep though, it's already looking good!

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post #7 of 15 Old 08-27-2011, 06:37 AM
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What were you thinking

A lot of times I use my build to take my mind away in boring business meetings, but keep at it, every step gets you closer. Good Luck
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post #8 of 15 Old 08-27-2011, 06:46 AM
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It looks like you are marking good progress, did you get the door hinge bolts out after torching them?

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post #9 of 15 Old 08-27-2011, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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It looks like you are marking good progress, did you get the door hinge bolts out after torching them?
they final came out it was a pain now just to order new hinges
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post #10 of 15 Old 08-27-2011, 10:07 AM
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Sorry to say but I think I see an oops in pics 9 & 10.

The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep
We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch)
Record heat waves and floods only occur when we visit that area
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Sorry to say but I think I see an oops in pics 9 & 10.
What is the oops
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What is the oops
Outboard brackets with no gussets and tweaked shackle hanger maybe?

Could just be the angle of the picture that makes that hanger look bent though.

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post #13 of 15 Old 08-27-2011, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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The passenger side tire is flat an won't stay aired up that might cause the drive side sit higher n flex don't know if that's it or not but thanks for pointing that out I look into
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The overpaint on the radiator cooling fins may decrease radiator efficiency is what I'm worried about especially with the trouble some V8's have keeping their cool in the summer when on the back trails.
(,,,but 'Betty' hasn't blown her top yet, thanks to the mechanical Angels up there)

The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep
We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch)
Record heat waves and floods only occur when we visit that area
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Just primed the whole Jeep It getting closer
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