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post #61 of 95 Old 06-11-2018, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up the frame & assorted parts from the powder coater this afternoon, so it's just about time to start making this look like a Jeep again (need to hit everything with the tap & die kit to clean up the threads from the galvanizing). Pics after this should be of a rolling chassis.

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'86 CJ-7 Laredo: 4.2,T-999,D300,D30/D44,'94 YJ tub, full cage, Shrockworks rockers, OYR corners, AC,cruise,restored seats,3 tops,4.5" RE XD,F-T shackle reversal, RS9000x's,35" Dunlop Mud Rovers.
'83 Scrambler: 360,T-999,D300,D30/A20,1-piece shafts,rear discs,33" Fun Country's.

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post #62 of 95 Old 06-19-2018, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Almost rolling...didn't have a 9/16-20 bottoming tap to clean out the threads in the u-bolt skids so I could install the sway bar & shock studs. Getting ready to leave for vacation, so no Jeep work for the next couple of weekends
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'86 CJ-7 Laredo: 4.2,T-999,D300,D30/D44,'94 YJ tub, full cage, Shrockworks rockers, OYR corners, AC,cruise,restored seats,3 tops,4.5" RE XD,F-T shackle reversal, RS9000x's,35" Dunlop Mud Rovers.
'83 Scrambler: 360,T-999,D300,D30/A20,1-piece shafts,rear discs,33" Fun Country's.

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post #63 of 95 Old 07-30-2018, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Catch up time for this thread...next two posts are old but will get things up to date...just got back from seeing my new grandson in Japan...

'86 CJ-7 Laredo: 4.2,T-999,D300,D30/D44,'94 YJ tub, full cage, Shrockworks rockers, OYR corners, AC,cruise,restored seats,3 tops,4.5" RE XD,F-T shackle reversal, RS9000x's,35" Dunlop Mud Rovers.
'83 Scrambler: 360,T-999,D300,D30/A20,1-piece shafts,rear discs,33" Fun Country's.

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post #64 of 95 Old 07-30-2018, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Back from vacation...Bora Bora was absolutely beautiful!!! Add it to your bucket list...took two years of planning, reservations & saving & using a Venture card for travel points, but it was SO worth it...never took so many pictures before in my life. We rented an over the water bungalow that used to be owned by Marlon Brando across from the lagoon from the motu that the airport is on. It has it's own small dock, so we got door to door service for the water-based activities that we did. Heading back out to Japan in a couple of weeks, grandson is due any day now (wow, I feel old!!).

She's a roller again!! Cleaned out the threads on the u-bolt skids, installed the steering box brace & started hooking up the stainless steel brake lines & hoses.
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'86 CJ-7 Laredo: 4.2,T-999,D300,D30/D44,'94 YJ tub, full cage, Shrockworks rockers, OYR corners, AC,cruise,restored seats,3 tops,4.5" RE XD,F-T shackle reversal, RS9000x's,35" Dunlop Mud Rovers.
'83 Scrambler: 360,T-999,D300,D30/A20,1-piece shafts,rear discs,33" Fun Country's.

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post #65 of 95 Old 07-30-2018, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Not a lot of time, but lot's happening. Set the body on so that I could start mocking everything up & making any necessary adjustments & drilling holes ahead of painting. Monday was delivery day as my Bulltear order finally arrived as did my grandson!! Malachai clocked in at a touch over 9 pounds and 20 inches (both my son & his wife are ~6' tall, so not surprised). Leaving for Japan on Saturday to visit & help out, so two more weekends of no Jeep progress, but it's worth it
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'86 CJ-7 Laredo: 4.2,T-999,D300,D30/D44,'94 YJ tub, full cage, Shrockworks rockers, OYR corners, AC,cruise,restored seats,3 tops,4.5" RE XD,F-T shackle reversal, RS9000x's,35" Dunlop Mud Rovers.
'83 Scrambler: 360,T-999,D300,D30/A20,1-piece shafts,rear discs,33" Fun Country's.

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post #66 of 95 Old 07-30-2018, 10:42 PM
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Very nice work Jeepskate!

And congratulations on the new grandson!
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post #67 of 95 Old 08-13-2018, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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Back at it working on the mock up...I think I would have pulled my hair out if I hadn't gone with the Willys-Overland Repli-Tub option to correct the body mounts...darn near everything else on this tub is off. Triple tap on an extension cord to keep my drill (switching between a step bit & combo drill/tapping bits) & two angle grinders (one with a cut-off wheel, the other with a flap disc) at the ready. The fit & finish is a bit disappointing for the price tag, but I'll make it work.
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'86 CJ-7 Laredo: 4.2,T-999,D300,D30/D44,'94 YJ tub, full cage, Shrockworks rockers, OYR corners, AC,cruise,restored seats,3 tops,4.5" RE XD,F-T shackle reversal, RS9000x's,35" Dunlop Mud Rovers.
'83 Scrambler: 360,T-999,D300,D30/A20,1-piece shafts,rear discs,33" Fun Country's.

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post #68 of 95 Old 08-13-2018, 09:14 AM
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Hey Jeepskate, where did you get your front and rear bumpers from? i haven't seen a set like that for CJs. Ive always been a fan of that pre-runner style bumper
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post #69 of 95 Old 08-13-2018, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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The front is a Fly-N-Hi/FST that was on my CJ-7 (switched to a higher clearance YJ/TJ one with adapter brackets for it) that I've had for about 15 years, not sure if they're still making them. The rear is an Olympic for a YJ/TJ that I redrilled to fit the CJ. Smittybilt makes front bumper adapter brackets, so you should be able to pick out just about any YJ/TJ pre-runner that you like.

I do have the matching FST rear bumper that I'm not going to be using available if you're interested.
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'86 CJ-7 Laredo: 4.2,T-999,D300,D30/D44,'94 YJ tub, full cage, Shrockworks rockers, OYR corners, AC,cruise,restored seats,3 tops,4.5" RE XD,F-T shackle reversal, RS9000x's,35" Dunlop Mud Rovers.
'83 Scrambler: 360,T-999,D300,D30/A20,1-piece shafts,rear discs,33" Fun Country's.

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post #70 of 95 Old 09-07-2018, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Still mocking up, hoping to finish this weekend and get the body out to paint here shortly while it's still warm. Decided on Ford Nitrous Blue.
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'86 CJ-7 Laredo: 4.2,T-999,D300,D30/D44,'94 YJ tub, full cage, Shrockworks rockers, OYR corners, AC,cruise,restored seats,3 tops,4.5" RE XD,F-T shackle reversal, RS9000x's,35" Dunlop Mud Rovers.
'83 Scrambler: 360,T-999,D300,D30/A20,1-piece shafts,rear discs,33" Fun Country's.

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post #71 of 95 Old 09-07-2018, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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As she sits right now. Front clip is off (hood is in the house garage for installation of the louvers, grill is in the basement for fitup of the radiator, trans cooler & AC condenser), windshield frame is in the basement for installation of a better cowl seal & the wipers (went with the WipeBoy billet setup), dash is in the garage for sanding & painting (going with Toyota Electric Blue on it for some contrast and also ordered SpeedHut gauges for it...caught the Labor Day sale). I had the machining students at work drill & tap some 1/4 flat stock that I had on hand to make the reinforcement & mounting points for the fenders & battery tray & drill out some bolts so that I can pass wiring through them. My Bulltear order came in a while back (timing cover, etc) and then I ordered the serpentine kit which arrived within a week, so once the body stuff is wrapped up I'll finish assembling the engine (have to check with the coater to see what's going on with the ceramic coating on my manifolds, been a few months now).
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'86 CJ-7 Laredo: 4.2,T-999,D300,D30/D44,'94 YJ tub, full cage, Shrockworks rockers, OYR corners, AC,cruise,restored seats,3 tops,4.5" RE XD,F-T shackle reversal, RS9000x's,35" Dunlop Mud Rovers.
'83 Scrambler: 360,T-999,D300,D30/A20,1-piece shafts,rear discs,33" Fun Country's.

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post #72 of 95 Old 09-07-2018, 08:03 AM
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As she sits right now. Front clip is off (hood is in the house garage for installation of the louvers, grill is in the basement for fitup of the radiator, trans cooler & AC condenser), windshield frame is in the basement for installation of a better cowl seal & the wipers (went with the WipeBoy billet setup), dash is in the garage for sanding & painting (going with Toyota Electric Blue on it for some contrast and also ordered SpeedHut gauges for it...caught the Labor Day sale). I had the machining students at work drill & tap some 1/4 flat stock that I had on hand to make the reinforcement & mounting points for the fenders & battery tray & drill out some bolts so that I can pass wiring through them. My Bullear order came in a while back (timing cover, etc) and then I ordered the serpentine kit which arrived within a week, so once the body stuff is wrapped up I'll finish assembling the engine (have to check with the coater to see what's going on with the ceramic coating on my manifolds, been a few months now).
Wow, she's really coming together Jeepskate! Looking sweet!
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post #73 of 95 Old 09-09-2018, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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The mock up is pretty much done other than the parts that I took up to the house to work on & I'm starting to tear it back down for body work & paint. I'll finish engine assembly, drop the drivetrain in & finish plumbing everything while the body is away.
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'86 CJ-7 Laredo: 4.2,T-999,D300,D30/D44,'94 YJ tub, full cage, Shrockworks rockers, OYR corners, AC,cruise,restored seats,3 tops,4.5" RE XD,F-T shackle reversal, RS9000x's,35" Dunlop Mud Rovers.
'83 Scrambler: 360,T-999,D300,D30/A20,1-piece shafts,rear discs,33" Fun Country's.

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post #74 of 95 Old 09-11-2018, 11:16 AM
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Looks good. Cant wait to see it after the paint job.
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post #75 of 95 Old 09-11-2018, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Almost forgot...these are on order: silver/blue for this Jeep, white/red for my CJ-7.
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'86 CJ-7 Laredo: 4.2,T-999,D300,D30/D44,'94 YJ tub, full cage, Shrockworks rockers, OYR corners, AC,cruise,restored seats,3 tops,4.5" RE XD,F-T shackle reversal, RS9000x's,35" Dunlop Mud Rovers.
'83 Scrambler: 360,T-999,D300,D30/A20,1-piece shafts,rear discs,33" Fun Country's.

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