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post #1 of 9 Old 09-08-2020, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Resurrecting a tired TJ

Deconstruction has begun.
Broke only one bolt while removing front fenders.
Was able to get 7 of the 10 body mount bolts out. Will need to cut off the last 3.
Hopefully, the tub will come off next weekend.

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-13-2020, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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This weekend's progress... One person body removal.

Will start drivetrain removal next weekend.
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post #3 of 9 Old 09-14-2020, 10:29 AM
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Lotta work for one fella

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Lotta work for one fella
Not much else to do with this Covid stuff going on. Gotta keep busy somehow.
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post #5 of 9 Old 09-15-2020, 02:56 PM
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Dang, that's some dedication! Why are you pulling the tub off? Bad frame?

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post #6 of 9 Old 09-15-2020, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Dang, that's some dedication! Why are you pulling the tub off? Bad frame?
Bad frame from front trailing arm mounts to rear trailing arm mounts.
Previous owner welded the transmission skid plate to the frame.... ugh.....
Have new Safety caps to weld in.
Drivetrain needs to come out so I can cut off the engine mounts and re-weld to the new frame structure.
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post #7 of 9 Old 09-21-2020, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Didn't get much done this weekend. Too many "Honey-do's".
Took me half a day to remove both driveshafts.
Previous own or shop rounded off most of the bolt heads.
Took a bit of work with a file to get the 8mm socket back over them.
Engine and trans next weekend, I hope.
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post #8 of 9 Old 09-23-2020, 02:19 PM
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looking great! what plans you got for it?

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post #9 of 9 Old Yesterday, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Just fixing it up so its safe and usable. Fun ride for next summer, snow plow for winter.

Finally have room to start the real work.
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