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post #11386 of 21148 Old 02-01-2013, 08:17 PM
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Made the body mounts for the other side of the frame and welded them on. I had a panic moment when I went to cut the old mounts off and realized they were in different locations than the side I had put on yesterday. I forgot I moved the mounts to work with my fiberglass tub. I swear I'm losing my mind at times.
Got to use my chop saw I finally bought, wish I would have spent the money earlier.

Also got my package today. Body mount set, front and rear shackle hangers,and four bump stops from Advance Auto for $120.

Drilled the 1.25" holes for the body mounts.




Drilled out the holes in the shackle hangers to 1/2" and test fitted them. I had the steering brace on a shelf for about a year, but couldn't get the bolts out to mount it.




Nice day of working on the Jeep. It's starting to seem like I am getting something done.

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post #11387 of 21148 Old 02-01-2013, 08:23 PM
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Made the body mounts for the other side of the frame and welded them on. I had a panic moment when I went to cut the old mounts off and realized they were in different locations than the side I had put on yesterday. I forgot I moved the mounts to work with my fiberglass tub. I swear I'm losing my mind at times.
Got to use my chop saw I finally bought, wish I would have spent the money earlier.

Also got my package today. Body mount set, front and rear shackle hangers,and four bump stops from Advance Auto for $120.

Drilled the 1.25" holes for the body mounts.

Drilled out the holes in the shackle hangers to 1/2" and test fitted them. I had the steering brace on a shelf for about a year, but couldn't get the bolts out to mount it.

Nice day of working on the Jeep. It's starting to seem like I am getting something done.
Fantastic work.

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post #11388 of 21148 Old 02-01-2013, 08:35 PM
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Fantastic work.

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Thanks. I'm learning as I go. I don't want to make the same mistake I made last time, just patching the holes up to hide them. Between the rust coming back, and a summer of wheeling it, my frame it tearing itself apart. It's still driveable, but definitely needs work.
I have plenty of time until the weather breaks to get this frame ready for the swap.
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post #11389 of 21148 Old 02-01-2013, 08:42 PM
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Thanks. I'm learning as I go. I don't want to make the same mistake I made last time, just patching the holes up to hide them. Between the rust coming back, and a summer of wheeling it, my frame it tearing itself apart. It's still driveable, but definitely needs work.
I have plenty of time until the weather breaks to get this frame ready for the swap.
Do you have a build thread for it?

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post #11390 of 21148 Old 02-01-2013, 10:19 PM
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im running 30x8's - i installed 1 1/2" spacers today - just right - i like it! - this is how they should have built it in th first place - tom
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post #11391 of 21148 Old 02-01-2013, 10:52 PM
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Today... pulled the cj out of hibernation. It hit 40 degrees outside. Finally warming up and the Jeep bug is rooting in again!
Played in the melting snow..only 2 foot left on the ground.
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post #11392 of 21148 Old 02-02-2013, 04:12 AM
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Drove home 150k and picked up a new muffler on the way. No more crappy racket coming out of what used to be the muffler. Now I can really hear my flogged gudgeons. After that I stripped all the A/C stuff. 10 kilos of dead weight gone.
Dont strip it all. Put the compressor back and you have onboard air. Cost me $60 for a tank and a few fittings.
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post #11393 of 21148 Old 02-02-2013, 11:57 AM
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Added the new shifter
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post #11394 of 21148 Old 02-02-2013, 12:53 PM
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Put my front bumper back on ...
Installed new old skool fog lights.
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post #11395 of 21148 Old 02-02-2013, 03:02 PM
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The more I thought about the stock rear shock mounts on the new frame, the more I was unhappy with them. I took a cutting wheel and cut both of them off.
I climbed under my Jeep with a tape measure and came up with a plan. I had room to easily go up 4" above the frame rail before hitting the bottom of the tub.
Grabbed an old piece of 1 1/2" square tubing laying in the corner and went to work.
Tack welded a piece of 3x3 tubing in place. It looks crooked in the picture, but I measured 10 different times from 10 different places.






Here's how the upper shock mounts will end up.


This will allow me to run a lot longer shock in the rear.

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post #11396 of 21148 Old 02-02-2013, 03:24 PM
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The more I thought about the stock rear shock mounts on the new frame, the more I was unhappy with them. I took a cutting wheel and cut both of them off.
I climbed under my Jeep with a tape measure and came up with a plan. I had room to easily go up 4" above the frame rail before hitting the bottom of the tub.
Grabbed an old piece of 1 1/2" square tubing laying in the corner and went to work.
Tack welded a piece of 3x3 tubing in place. It looks crooked in the picture, but I measured 10 different times from 10 different places.

Here's how the upper shock mounts will end up.

This will allow me to run a lot longer shock in the rear.
I like it! Looks sweet!

Build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/my-77-cj7-project-sleeping-beauty-1442479/#post14508634
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post #11397 of 21148 Old 02-02-2013, 03:47 PM
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Got a "new" Myers Steel Hardtop now it's time to clean it up. Not too bad for $150. With both doors.

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post #11398 of 21148 Old 02-02-2013, 03:59 PM
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Got a "new" Myers Steel Hardtop now it's time to clean it up. Not too bad for $150. With both doors.
Nice find!
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post #11399 of 21148 Old 02-02-2013, 04:28 PM
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Drove mine to the gas station; picked up some kerosene, beer, and some cheap "grippy" gloves for that chilly steering wheel.
She just purred along! The rebuild I did on the carb and new fuel pump I did back in August are doing great.
14 degrees and fires right up!
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post #11400 of 21148 Old 02-02-2013, 05:09 PM
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Dont strip it all. Put the compressor back and you have onboard air. Cost me $60 for a tank and a few fittings.
Have thought about that voodoodood. The indoor unit got smashed by someone's knee when we were playing in the dunes last weekend so that's a goner. I must have been busy being conked out on that ridge at the time, they reckon they got some air.
I'll hang on to the outdoor unit for OBA when I give this thing the heave-ho some time in the future.

Gary (gazzo)

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