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Unread 04-04-2014, 11:48 AM   #1
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Scrambler - Project Burn Cash

Today I present to you a Jeep Scrambler with hidden beauty. This is not my Scrambler, but I have been asked to take part in it's resto-mod. In it's current state it is far from stock. It's running a mid 80's Chebby TPI motor, with some sort of strange shackle lift. I don't recall the tranny/Tcase combo, nor have I looked. It's locked with axle upgrades.

Easygoingpa has also been appropriated to oversee the mechanical aspects of this situation. So far he has added some fenderwell headers and removed some items not part of the end result. One item, if anyone is interested in buying is the old school winch. It will be pictured below with others to start things off. There will also be a full interior cage for sale if anyone is interested.

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Forgive the PO for all the underhood wire ties.


Interior with cage shown


The winch. Bulldog not for sale.


Floor pan drivers side.


PO frame repair


Stripped of exterior accessories


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Unread 04-04-2014, 11:54 AM   #2
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Last night I started repairing rust.

Below the brake booster there was a hole behind the pedals.


Repaired - The whole length of that patch was rusted from the firewall.


Drivers side rocker = challenge


More to come as progress is made.
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Unread 04-04-2014, 12:21 PM   #3
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I built my Scrambler last summer from spare parts, a new TDK frame, and Willys-Overland steel tub. Although I had to rebuild every part of the engine and drivetrain, my build was alot easier without the bodywork. Looking forward to watching you get this one back in shape.
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Unread 04-04-2014, 12:45 PM   #4
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So whats the end goal? Fix all the rust of course, but what is the Jeep going to be rebuilt as? Stock? Trail? Current drivetrain left in?
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Unread 04-04-2014, 01:00 PM   #5
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The overall result will be a sweet looking, yet trail capable machine. The owner (I will refer to him as Mad Money) has thrown a wad of greenbacks at this already.
I will be repairing what rust can be repaired, and other stuff will be replaced. Easygoingpa (Mad Monies uncle) a regular member will be performing most of the mechanical work. So call it a team effort.

Parts list.
Fenderwell headers
New front steel fenders
New leaf springs
New greaseable shakles (correct and safe)
Good used grill
Good used hood
New windshield frame
New Windsheild hinges
New cowl seal
New body mount kit 1"
New door seal kits
New tailgate hinges
New tailgate seal
New steering gear box
New Borgeson HD steering shaft
New shocks
New fender flares
New paint, Currently at Silver
Bedlined interior and bed
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Unread 04-04-2014, 04:29 PM   #6
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Here's the link to my Scrambler build if you want see what others are doing/did. http://www.jeep-cj.com/forums/f98/cj...d-parts-18789/
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Unread 04-07-2014, 07:01 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Knucklehead View Post
Here's the link to my Scrambler build if you want see what others are doing/did. http://www.jeep-cj.com/forums/f98/cj...d-parts-18789/
That was a good read. I read it all. Thanks
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Unread 04-07-2014, 07:07 AM   #8
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MAD Money is at it again. On Saturday he showed up at my house to drop off a new find for safe keeping. He got it as a real good price, and this thing is top notch. No exspense spared. It drives and runs better than new.
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Unread 04-08-2014, 09:42 AM   #9
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good to see another scrambler here
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Unread 04-08-2014, 09:45 AM   #10
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I like the Tuned Port SBC and 8274 from the getgo
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Unread 04-08-2014, 12:23 PM   #11
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Last night I went to pull the top and roll cage.
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Tonight was empty the interior night. I got the drivers side floor pan cut in and set. Tomorrow I'll cut out the excess from tracing the edge of the new pan. I'll leave a 1/4" for overlap.
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Unread 04-09-2014, 09:22 PM   #13
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Holy Bajeebus, this ended up just as you'd expect, worse than it looked. I cut out the floor pan leaving the 1/4" for the overlap. I got to the back edge and the rust started moving. I went ahead and put the pan in and tacked it. I'll patch the rest in after I stiffen the floor braces. I'm not going to weld the pan to the sidewall. Mad Money bought some replacement side panels instead of patching it all in.
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Unread 04-11-2014, 07:26 AM   #14
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Well, Mad Money stopped over tonight with a literal truck load of Jeep parts. We had a good time. He was took out the winshield frame, stereo, dash pad, amd raided my beer fridge (thanks Mad Money for the 30 banger). We spent a little time letting him fire up the welder. He laid down a decent bead on the second try.

The floor pan replacements are going as planned. We switched over to the passenger side and once again the rust kept growing but we'll get pas that.
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Tonight I got the Passenger side floor pan welded in with the extra patch.
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