Well, to say the least I haven't been doing a good job at updating this thread. Life has been beyond hectic and this semester in grad school has kept me rather busy, not to mention, I transferred to a new job so I have been learning that as well...
Ok Jeep news. Pretty much all parts have been purchased to put the jeep back together except for the paint needed to finish the body post body work. To date I am ready to put the top coat on the frame, I have been holding off while I did a bunch of other work just in case I got some scratches etc. The only thing left to get the frame back to a roller is I need to press out the old main eye bushing and put new ones in...Ill try to get that done this week. Next on the to do list is fuel lines/ brake lines and get to roller status. Here are some updated pics. My goal is to have in a roller by March 1 so i can get going on the body work. I had a more aggressive timeline in mind but life isn't letting that happen.
How she sits now:
Rear Axle, done (minus brake lines)
Motor! Dont worry, I am replacing the thermostat housing. thermostat as well as fuel pump and motomounts. I was waiting until the chassis is a roller to do the motor mounts and such. Trying to make room for the cherry picker.
New Exhaust gaskets! cant wait for a smooth quiet exhaust.
Front Axle is done! need to install steering linkages (Paper wrapped fresh delivery)
Tank is done and ready to go back in, just waiting to finish the topcoat! Tomorrow project.
It will likely be a couple weeks, but ill try and get more regular updates.