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Unread 02-01-2013, 07:17 PM   #11386
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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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Unread 02-01-2013, 07:23 PM   #11387
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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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Unread 02-01-2013, 07:35 PM   #11388
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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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Unread 02-01-2013, 07:42 PM   #11389
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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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Unread 02-01-2013, 09:19 PM   #11390
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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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Unread 02-01-2013, 09:52 PM   #11391
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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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Unread 02-02-2013, 03:12 AM   #11392
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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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Unread 02-02-2013, 10:57 AM   #11393
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Added the new shifter
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Unread 02-02-2013, 11:53 AM   #11394
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Put my front bumper back on ...
Installed new old skool fog lights.
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Unread 02-02-2013, 02:02 PM   #11395
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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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Unread 02-02-2013, 02:24 PM   #11396
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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!
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Unread 02-02-2013, 02:47 PM   #11397
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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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Unread 02-02-2013, 02:59 PM   #11398
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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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Unread 02-02-2013, 03:28 PM   #11399
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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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Unread 02-02-2013, 04:09 PM   #11400
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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.
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