How did/do you keep track of what-goes-where as you are dissembling the Jeep?
Best advice for body mount bolt removal (to avoid breaking any...)
Take thousands of pics - literally multiple pics of the same item from different views, etc.!
Bag and label everything really good. Use ziplock bags and a sharpie. Store them on shelves or in bins/totes keeping all similar items together.
Soak those body mounts for a full week or so with WD-40, PB Blaster, etc. then take your time loosening them. May have to re-soak them a few times as you free up some threads depending on how bad they are.
__________________ 1981 CJ-7: Fresh 304, NV4500, Twin Stick Dana 300, Dual Tops, 33" Mud Terrains, etc.
yep... What SKT said is exactly what I've done in the past
1985 CJ7 Project Phase One : 5.3L Vortec/4L60E, Moser axles for AMC20, Twin Stick'd Dana300 - Completed Phase Two: Bedliner, Rollcage, Seats, BESRK Rear Bumper w/ tire swing, Soft Top, and a few other goodies - Mostly Complete 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
Also a mostly rust-free 1970 Scout 800A That I'll get to start working on someday...
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Looking good so far. I interested to see how that welder works out for you! As well as all that rust!
Cant lie, the rust is troubling me. I dont know how to weld and as I look more and more at the Jeep, its covered in rust. Not nearly as much as other ive seen, so I would like to salvage the body; a new body just inst in the budget.
You'll do fine. Expect a bit of learning curve with the welder. I didn't see that you picked one up yet?? My first welder was a 90Amp MIG, and it works great for sheet metal. Not good for frame and thicker metal though. Practice on some similar thickness sheet metal. Watch some videos on "How to". You'll get it in no time.
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