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Old 09-16-2009, 09:51 AM   #31
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Fantastic work man. Based on what I've read the 4cyl doesn't get much better mpg...so don't get your hopes up on that one.

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Old 09-16-2009, 10:21 AM   #32
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another thing I was thinking about was to rape the other jeep for the lift tires and whatever else that I need. And then replace with the stuff I am taking off the Gray Jeep, then put up the other jeep for sale since it would be easier to sell a jeep w/ 125,000 miles than an old explorer w/ 187,000 miles

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Old 09-16-2009, 03:38 PM   #33
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another thing I was thinking about was to rape the other jeep for the lift tires and whatever else that I need. And then replace with the stuff I am taking off the Gray Jeep, then put up the other jeep for sale since it would be easier to sell a jeep w/ 125,000 miles than an old explorer w/ 187,000 miles
Wise man. Likely get more for the Jeep as well!
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:36 AM   #34
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Not really much of an update, but I inally got pics with the doors on. They make the rest of the jeep look terrible becasue the doors were done good.

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Old 10-06-2009, 10:34 PM   #35
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what welder are you using?
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:21 AM   #36
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what welder are you using?
I used a Lincoln welder that ran off of 110 and used .030 wire

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Nice work! That thing was rusted out pretty bad.
Thanks. I have been slacking lately, because I sold my Explorer then got a Ranger. So once the ranger is all set, the Jeep is goin under the tent. Going to do the master cylinder, rear main seal, the sending unit, windshield frame, then if I get the parts in time I will do the SOA lift.

This is the ranger that I am messing around with.



Its a 96, 2wd, stick, 4.0L v6, and only 118,000 miles.
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decent up date, I just put a deposit on a 87 YJ that I am picking up tomorrow. Its got a new 4" lift, new 31" M/T tires body looks extremly good except for one spot at the drivers rear corner, which is banged up. So I am going to pilage pretty much everything. Gonna pick and choose through both jeeps to get the best parts. Not sure which frame I am going to use. As you can see by the pics the parts jeep has no engine/trans (used to be 4.2)


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I know its kinda worthless without pics, but I got some TJ Flares to work with. Sold a few things and working on selling other stuff. And temporarily put the 31" BFG M/T's n black cragars on the grey jeep. It looks sexy now, and not retarded looking.

The plans for the new Jeep is to get the body work all smooth; this one is nicer to work with since It has pretty much NO RUST and one smallish area where there is a dent. I am gonna buy a DA-Sander to start cleaning the parts up. I want to do things right and the way I want on this one, not to just get it done and be alright. I am going to throw the 1" body lift on this one and put some 35's on and if there isnt enough room I am going to throw a set of 1" shackles on.

I am doing a CJ [jeep] tailgate and some round LED Tail lights. I Want to do some Dick Cepek rims but they're too common lately. I am going to take parts from the grey jeep and put it on the red one, take the motor/trans/case/electrical and dash out of the grey and into the red. I am going to get it painted a green like the new beetles are, I like the color
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Got a teaser


I got a Sterling 10.20 from a F250 and I will be looking for a D60 front axle out of a F350 which will take a while. I will be cleaning this up and preping it to go under the red Jeep shortly.

another update: I got an engine hoist, so I will be working on swapping the engine and all the stuff I am going to keep. I will be doing small stuff to clean up and fix while the engine is out of the vehicle. I will be doing the rear main seal, the slave cylinder, the clutch, and paint the things that I can.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:20 PM   #40
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Jeez I need to hurry up on this, I keep getting caught up on my gas tank and differentials lol

I was there with my brother too, its part Jeep
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This seam to the right of the gas cap, how do you repair? My bothers 97 has surface rust on the seam. Sand and bondo?
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:34 AM   #42
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Depending on how bad it is, you might just be able to sand it to bare metal and paint it.
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:45 AM   #43
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wow dude looks awsome!! keep on going she is looking amazing. congrats!
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:22 AM   #44
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Depending on how bad it is, you might just be able to sand it to bare metal and paint it.
Looks like it will be a pain, but its not too bad so I think it can be done.
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:28 AM   #45
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Nice Work
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:48 PM   #46
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:36 AM   #47
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Thanks.

Its getting close to the tear down point.
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Well today, I pulled the Hood, Grille, Dash, and 99% of the 4.2 wiring. And cut the old roll bar; I kept the main hoop so I can put it behind the windshield frame to make a cage. I found an enormous hole where the plate of the roll bar met the floor. I took off the metal that the last owner put onthe rockers and found rust, it doesnt look bad, but I will find out once I start grinding.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:41 PM   #49
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2 months since the last update. How goes it?

Those last couple of pics look like they were taken at the Mounds.

Keep up the good work.
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Looking great. keep the Pictures comming.
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:51 PM   #51
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:25 PM   #52
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Thanks

I have been lazy lately, I haven't done much. The inside is all cleaned out. I organized the tent I am working in so I have enough room to work with. I have to fix a couple things on my Ranger before I swap stuff over, I have to replace the coil springs and steering linkage. Then just have to have a few nice days in a row to work on the swap.

Everything is going to work out perfect, I got a new position at my job so I will be working 4am to 9am mon-fri. So I will have all day to work on the Jeep. Oh and another thing is, I got some new not broken and not rusty wind shield hinges.

and a pic or two just for the heck of it.



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well, I am getting rid of everything. Selling all the parts and the Gray YJ and I will start fresh with a TJ or LJ after tax time.
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hmmmm....Interesting, but it will maybe be $ well spent on a newer rig (TJ)
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well, I am getting rid of everything. Selling all the parts and the Gray YJ and I will start fresh with a TJ or LJ after tax time.
What? You're slamming the brakes on when you were going full speed?
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What? You're slamming the brakes on when you were going full speed?
I know... but I would rather do it now rather than finish and lose money, I am still at a point where I can profit. The jeep is nice, but it isn't exactly what I want; and I want something that doesn't brake every two seconds. Most of the life that a Jeep I have is going do be driven on the road because I offroad maybe 4 times a year or less.
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Fair enough. I do think it's easy to make an emotional attachment to a vehicle, especially one you've worked on. So congrats on being all rational.
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I do get attached, I just get to a point where I want something a little bit more and I act on it, then in some cases it makes me regret getting rid of a vehicle. (only ones I put work into though).

There is still hope, if all fails tomorrow, I will take another month with the gray one. The red one is tore apart and most is spoken for or sold and its only been up for sale for 3 days. I do keep all the lifts that I take off of vehicles because I always tend to get a similar vehicle.
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Good news, I am keeping the Gray Jeep. Although I did get rid of the red one. I did end up keeping the lift, the brake lines and the steering gear. It will be an easy swap, just roll the axle with the lift under the Jeep.
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I am sooo glad to hear that. It broke my heart to read that you were giving up on her after all the great work you had done. Keep us posted on her progress and why don't you go ahead and name her. That will make it even harder to ever think about letting her go.

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