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Old 03-30-2013, 12:05 AM   #91
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Solman: when your done this jeep, are you going to repaint the entire jeep the same color or going with something else? BTW so far I'm really impressed on what you accomplished with your jeep, kudo's man I always enjoyed working on my previous vehicles when it came to simple body work and painting and since I subscribed to your thread, its nice to see how your modification is turning out as a spectator...

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Old 03-30-2013, 12:15 AM   #92
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Im not sure what Im doing as far as paint goes. For now its getting spray bombed gloss black, When I have the $ ill be getting a set of aluminum corner armor and will probably either leave it bare metal or spray it flat black. I have a gallon of OD green in the garage, I plan on going to 1 tons in the fall so when I tear the jeep apart again thats when Ill paint the whole thing.

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Old 03-30-2013, 07:47 PM   #93
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I finished all of the welding and grinding today, ran the final coat of mud over the pass. side and the first coat over the drivers side. Since Im done welding I also put the fuel tank back in. I plan on getting up early tomorrow to hide Easter eggs for the kids then get an hour or 2 in the garage before the kids wake up Heres how it sits as of now.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:14 PM   #94
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Im almost done now, I cant wait to take it out for a drive. All that's left is a little bit of body work, some seam sealer and some paint, adjust the rear pinion angle down since I have a different drive shaft angle and its ready for the trail. Here's what I got done today

Some black spray paint to hold me over until I decide what color to paint the jeep


Fitted the LJ soft top too
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Bet it's nice not having a top that's held together with duct tape anymore.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:23 PM   #96
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Bet it's nice not having a top that's held together with duct tape anymore.
No duct tape on the roof is always a plus. I actually bought another tj top that I never put on because the gorilla duct tape was holding up so well. Now I have 2 tj tops and frames to sell. The LJ top has a small rip on each side up front but Im going to take it to an upholstery shop next week when I get the jeep back on the road. Unless something comes up I will be at Jeep night Saturday night.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:54 PM   #98
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Wow, that looks fantastic!! I think you have motivated me into working up a parts list and doing the same. I've wanted to do a stretch but in a differs way, but after seeing your I think you have chosen a much better way. Though more involved then just stretching the rear like I wanted to do it l,ooks like you have a solid ride there that is not only more practical than a TJ but much cheaper than an LJ. Can you get some detailed pics of the interior? And where you either kept the rear seat or re mounted it? thanks and happy Easter.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:00 PM   #99
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Great work man. Seriously!
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Been sub'd since day 1 and I gotta say you've been getting this done a lot faster then I thought it would go. Just curious do you know how much extra weight you've added compared to a normal LJ.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:29 PM   #101
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Thanks guys, the compliments mean a lot to me, I've been busting my ass on this project over the last 4 weekends. If you want more detailed pics just PM me and I can text them to you, all the pics I have are on my phone but I'll take some better shots of where I made my cuts if you want them.
As for the rear seat, I left the original mounting brackets alone so the seat moved back 15" along with the rest of the rear tub. I thought about moving it forward for more rear cargo room but since I'm using a TJ roll bar the upper mounting point of the rear passenger seatbelts would have been too far back. The Lj roll bar has much more angle to it.
I'm not sure how much an Lj weighs compared to a TJ but I don't think I have added too much weight.
4 sleeves 3.75"x2.25x10"x.25wall maybe 15lbs
2 frame extensions 4"x2.5"x15"x.125"wall 10lbs
.050" sheet metal for floor/storage/sides 30lbs
Fuel/brake line extensions < 1lb
Extended driveshaft extra 10lbs
Lj soft top extra 15lbs

If my estimates are close I added less than 100 lbs
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:55 PM   #102
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This is an awesome build, you made the stretch look so easy. It's good to know one can do this, I have always liked the look of an lj and now I know I can convert my tj to about the same specs. Keep up the good work!
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You made this look wayyyyy to easy
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No duct tape on the roof is always a plus. I actually bought another tj top that I never put on because the gorilla duct tape was holding up so well. Now I have 2 tj tops and frames to sell. The LJ top has a small rip on each side up front but Im going to take it to an upholstery shop next week when I get the jeep back on the road. Unless something comes up I will be at Jeep night Saturday night.
Your upholstery shop will probably be quicker, but Eric has a friend that can fix it pretty cheap if you're interested. She fixed both of our tops for $15 a piece, and Eric might still have some of the soft top fabric we used left over.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:25 AM   #105
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Your upholstery shop will probably be quicker, but Eric has a friend that can fix it pretty cheap if you're interested. She fixed both of our tops for $15 a piece, and Eric might still have some of the soft top fabric we used left over.
I have some top material, I got the number from Eric a while back and gave her a call but I never got a reply ?
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You made this look wayyyyy to easy
I agree! And by making it look too easy I mean too tempting as well haha
Good work man! Jeep is looking awesome
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:22 PM   #107
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No duct tape on the roof is always a plus. I actually bought another tj top that I never put on because the gorilla duct tape was holding up so well. Now I have 2 tj tops and frames to sell. The LJ top has a small rip on each side up front but Im going to take it to an upholstery shop next week when I get the jeep back on the road. Unless something comes up I will be at Jeep night Saturday night.
jeep night ? wheres this ?
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CR Bucks in Chambersburg, PA:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=cr+bu...m&z=14&iwloc=A

The first Saturday of each month, 5:00 until late. It's just an informal gathering of locals; you get 10% off your meal and free ice cream for showing up in your Jeep.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:02 PM   #109
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CR Bucks in Chambersburg, PA:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=cr+bu...m&z=14&iwloc=A

The first Saturday of each month, 5:00 until late. It's just an informal gathering of locals; you get 10% off your meal and free ice cream for showing up in your Jeep.
thanks ,not really local 53 miles who knows might stop out some time .
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thanks ,not really local 53 miles who knows might stop out some time .
No worries, I'm actually between Dover and Dillsburg myself for the time being, so it's pretty far for me too. If you ever happen to be down that way on the first Saturday, you're more than welcome to come by.

We typically list them on our club site if you ever need to know:

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Old 04-08-2013, 06:51 AM   #111
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So I had a very busy week at work last week (reason for lack of updates) but I did manage to get the jeep back on the road Saturday. I spent last weekend fixing a transmission leak, (shift shaft seal) what a pain to change. Friday night I took it out for a test drive and had major death wobble. The tire shop told me that they could not balance the 37" bias iroks. After some experimenting and swapping tires around I got it a little better but still had the wobble around 40-45mph. Yesterday I replaced the trac bar, steering stabilizer and adjusted my caster out from 5 to about 6.5 degrees and now it rides better than it ever has.
Heres a few finished shots, all thats left now is the smooth out the welds on the inside, a little seam sealer and reader for bed liner.
Heres the leg room for the rear passengers, the front seats are all the way back.




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Wow, that thing looks fantastic.!!! Are you planning on leaving the rear seat where it is or movin the mounts up a bit to get more trunk space?
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Wow, that thing looks fantastic.!!! Are you planning on leaving the rear seat where it is or movin the mounts up a bit to get more trunk space?
Thanks, Im leaving the seat where it is. It will make getting the kids in ant out easier and when friends go wheeling with me they will appreciate the extra leg room. When I go wheeling with no back seat passengers I will keep the rear seat out and put my spare tire back there.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:34 AM   #114
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This build is so awesome. I envy all you guys with the building skills.
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Man I think you need some stretched rockers to help protect all that pretty new body metal you put in. Looks great I can't wait to do this to mine someday thanks for the inspiration and keep up the great work
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Thanks, I haven't decided what to do about the sliders yet, I'll probably sell these and make new ones.
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Great work!
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:15 PM   #118
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Seriously looks killer and the stance is just right.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:39 PM   #119
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Very cool, I can see how the extra leg room can def help out in the rear.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:16 AM   #120
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So after putting a few miles on the jeep over the last week I've got to say that it rides much smoother. Once I upgrade to 1 tons and do the long arm setup it should ride like a Cadillac

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