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Unread 01-31-2009, 08:29 AM   #1546
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Putting together a plan to install my new KC slims and replace the windshield cowl seal. I had to replace the windshield hinges because they rust solid. After I removed the old ones; I tried to free them with a hammer and still won't move. Had to drill out 4 bolts, now I have to drill/tap (and I hate doing that).

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Unread 01-31-2009, 09:26 AM   #1547
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do you have welded nuts or are they captured nuts? I don't know about the cj7 but in a yj the nuts are free just puddyed over. If you can I would just get some crush lock nuts and bypass the tapping. It's a pain in the neck.

Oops wanted to ask if the nuts you're talking about are in the cowl of windshield? I guess the windshield u have no choice but to tap.
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Unread 01-31-2009, 08:17 PM   #1548
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Put the flywheel back on after having it machined yesterday.
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Unread 02-01-2009, 04:30 PM   #1549
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Took off hard top, replaced heater core, installed chevy blower motor (used the die grinder method), broke a windshield mount when taking the dash out then welded it back. After it was all back together got naked and rode around all day with the top off and the heater on low. That upgrade is awesome, but a pretty big job!
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Unread 02-01-2009, 07:36 PM   #1550
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remove PS lines from steering box
made a pallet to set the engine on
removed front hard brakelines
removed trans/xcase
removed all bump stops and front pinion snubber mount from frame
removed front swaybar and frame brackets
flipped frame over to power brush the factory frame welds
ground out 90% of the frame welds on the bottom on the frame and rewelded
realized there's a TON more rust repair on the frame than I anticipated (no big deal since the frame is bare and easy to work on now)
Ran out of welding rod and wire wheels to continue
Still have time to watch the super bowl!
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Unread 02-01-2009, 08:46 PM   #1551
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Today

With the help of Yellow85cj. We got the motor in the frame today.. Also got the Tcase and trans bolted together.. Few other random things done..






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Unread 02-01-2009, 08:53 PM   #1552
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well today/ this weekend i got my engine swapped from 258 to 304 and plan on wiring coil in 2morrow hope fully to be running 2 morrow night
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Unread 02-01-2009, 08:55 PM   #1553
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Fixed a pesky wiring issue with one of the headlights and FINALLY re-installed the washer fluid res. and pump...driving on salty roads is very difficult when you cant wash your windshield! Tried to track down a few annoying squeaks coming from under the dash that are loud enough to drive a man to drink but was unsuccessful so I gave up and watched some football with buddies
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Unread 02-01-2009, 09:11 PM   #1554
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squeaks coming from under the dash that are loud enough to drive a man to drink but was unsuccessful so I gave up
So was the drinking successfull? LOL.
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Unread 02-02-2009, 07:38 AM   #1555
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The drinking was a little too successful... It was rough getting up this morning for work!
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Phase Three: Waggy 44 front, Scout D44 Rear, 4.56's, ARB's (F/R) SOA with YJ Springs, 35x12.50x15 BFG MT - Not Even Close to beginning

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Unread 02-02-2009, 08:07 AM   #1556
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do you have welded nuts or are they captured nuts? I don't know about the cj7 but in a yj the nuts are free just puddyed over. If you can I would just get some crush lock nuts and bypass the tapping. It's a pain in the neck.

Oops wanted to ask if the nuts you're talking about are in the cowl of windshield? I guess the windshield u have no choice but to tap.
They are in the windshield frame. I've thought about the nutzert (sp?), but haven't figured out the best and safest way bexuase of the load on the widshield.
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Unread 02-02-2009, 08:13 AM   #1557
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With the help of Yellow85cj. We got the motor in the frame today.. Also got the Tcase and trans bolted together.. Few other random things done..






Man, your build looks great! Do you have a thread going on your build? I'd like to check it out
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Unread 02-02-2009, 08:56 AM   #1558
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put a new bag under the oil drain plug leaking on the floor and making a mess, haven't had it out in weeks due to the weather and other commitments
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Unread 02-02-2009, 11:16 AM   #1559
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Cleaned up all my grounds with a light sanding, cleaned my battery terminals, and replaced the lugs on the cable to the starter.

It actually really smoothed out my idle, it starts better, and my jeep isn't cutting out randomly anymore!


Going to do the Team Rush upgraded cap/rotor/coil/plugs/plug wire replacement tonight, and hopefully that fixes everything for a while.
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Unread 02-07-2009, 05:15 PM   #1560
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removed steering box
removed front suspension/axle
removed rear suspension/axle
welded in temp. bracing on frame so I could remove the trans skid plate
rebuilt right rear frame horn with all new steel
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