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post #61 of 98 Old 12-08-2012, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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These new quadratrac panels are going to make a world of difference.

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post #62 of 98 Old 12-11-2012, 05:33 PM
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That's one of the same spots where my CJ-5 is rotted!

Looking good so far.

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post #63 of 98 Old 12-15-2012, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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That's one of the same spots where my CJ-5 is rotted!

Looking good so far.
It's the worst spot for rust. Anywhere else is an easy patch, but since my whole rocker panel is rotted through I have to do a full panel replacement. Oh well.
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post #64 of 98 Old 12-21-2012, 02:47 PM
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so I should be working and then I find this thread.



dammmmnnn you david!!!!!!!!!!

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post #65 of 98 Old 12-23-2012, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Scored big today. Came home for Christmas and my dad is letting me borrow his welder for a few months to get through the body work.



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Awesome!!! Let's do some welding

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post #67 of 98 Old 12-25-2012, 08:31 AM
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Not to be a bad influence or anything, but this tub is in Houston, it looks rust free and has already been sprayed with line X on the inside.

http://houston.craigslist.org/pts/3433761292.html

Might save you a lot of trouble.

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post #68 of 98 Old 12-25-2012, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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Not to be a bad influence or anything, but this tub is in Houston, it looks rust free and has already been sprayed with line X on the inside.

http://houston.craigslist.org/pts/3433761292.html

Might save you a lot of trouble.
I'd love to haw that tub. $1999 is just WAY out of my budget.
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post #69 of 98 Old 12-25-2012, 08:19 PM
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I'd love to haw that tub. $1999 is just WAY out of my budget.
It's been for sale for a while, id offer him a grand and see if he bites.

"He used to be a pretty nice feller, now he's a welder"

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post #70 of 98 Old 01-13-2013, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Scored a front bumper, some fenders, and a dash panel from a certain former owner of Jeep Forum today.

I was able to pull the rear end out, leads and all, and now I can tackled the suspension and brakes.
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post #71 of 98 Old 04-28-2013, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Summer means that the weather is nice, and rugby season is over, so I'm finally getting around to the Jeep.

Body is going to be more trouble to fix than replace. That's the last of things on my list right now. Need to paint/seal the frame and axles. Clean up the drivetrain and replace worn seals; then I can focus on the body, wiring, and brakes.
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post #72 of 98 Old 05-07-2013, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Quick questions for those following my thread.

Is it easier to work on the drum brakes with the axle off the Jeep, or should I put it back on before tackling those?
When looking for replacement bolts, what grade or strength should I focus on when buying bolts for things like the leaf springs, etc...

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post #73 of 98 Old 05-07-2013, 12:02 PM
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I'd say its easier with the axle on a bench personally... Get everything back together then you just have to reconnect the brake line and e-brake cable once its under the jeep and bleed it.

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post #74 of 98 Old 05-19-2013, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Rear axle done, new bushings, new hardware, new hangers, still needs a brake job. Rear 1/3 of frame is sealed and painted.
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post #75 of 98 Old 05-23-2013, 01:26 PM
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