Today I got the intake and headers bolted up, the power steering pump, and the new alternator installed. I still have to seal the hole in the intake, and I have to rebuild the carb. Also, I have to connect the headers to the duals. Then I'll be ready to start up. I still have to reinstall the windshield frame and glass. I think I'll just paint it an odd color that I have on the shelf, rather than trying to paint it the final color, since I'm not sure what color I am going to use!
The big pending repair is changing out the clutch. Bill gave me a deal on a gently used clutch a short time ago. I have never done this, but I'm sure I can get it done. I'm planning on driving it, chatter and all, for a little bit before I drop the tranny. The weather should be very Jeepy here in 3 or 4 more weeks. This winter I am thinking I will pull it all down and do the frame-off repair it deserves. Also, I need to do the regear for front and rear axles... another courtesy of Bill!
I have the option to bring home an '04(?) Cherokee for $200. It has no drivetrain except axles. The interior and body is near perfect. I'm thinking I could use the seats in my 7 and the Chrysler 8.25 axle under Fallon's Cherokee, then part it out. Should I go buckets (I like Clay's) or find a better bench set up? This decision has an impact on whether I get the Cherokee.
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!