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Old 09-26-2012, 11:05 AM   #31
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Got the body removed from the frame last night. Had a pretty scary moment as the jeep shifted on the lift and dang near fell off. It pitched hard to the right front. Lucky enough no one was under it and it did not hit the ground. No damage to body, frame or lift. I will now gut the tub of all wires, dash, seats and such. Sand blast the inside and under side of the tub. Ryno those areas. Strip the frame of all the old brake lines, fuel lines and wiring, prep and paint. During this time I am going to send the trans out to my transmission shop and have him go through it, order my Teraflex 4.0 low conversion piece, weld up the spring perches on the 8.8 and have all new bearings and seals installed in that. Install the ARB locker and 4.56 in the D30.
Hopefully by the end of October I should be done with him.

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Old 09-26-2012, 01:14 PM   #32
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Looks great, cant wait to see the finished product

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Old 09-27-2012, 04:27 PM   #33
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First picture is the body on the roll around dolly we made. Works great for moving bodies or vehicles around the shop.
Decided I was tired of seeing all the dried up mud on it so had the guys clean it and stick it next to the donor YJ.

Second picture is just a shot of the frame with the body off. I don't know why but I like the looks of a rolling chassis with the motor and trans/t-case with no body. Maybe cause I am weird.

This is the TW driveshaft and advanced adapters SYE set up. If anyone sees a problem with driveshaft angle or the angle of the 8.8 please let me know

I worked on the motor last night. Was about half way through the torque sequence on the cylinder head when a light went off in my head. You know that red light that says "Danger Mr. Rogers" I start thinking to myself. "Self, where the hell do the lifters go" I said "Self you are an idiot. You are working on a I6 not a V8" Yep got to pull the head back off and put the lifters in.

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Old 09-29-2012, 11:25 AM   #34
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Got the head put back on with the lifters installed
Hopefully I'll gave the majority of the motor back together today.

I also was thinking maybe I could use a TJ front driveshaft in place of my YJ since I was running one piece axle shaft in the front. So I decided to mock it up and see if it would work. I pulled the front yoke off of a 97 TC I had here
and put it on the 95 231 I am using. Then I took the TJ front shaft and bolted it in. I posted a picture. I believe it will work just fine and now I dont have to go get my YJ shaft balanced.

Also ordered my Bilstien 5100 shocks and my teraflex 4.1 low transfer case half yesterday. Shooting for middle to late Oct to have him back on the road,

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Old 10-01-2012, 05:47 PM   #35
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Got the motor painted up this weekend. My book keeper brought me some pink play do from her kids stash so I could check clearance between oil pan and pick up screen. Worked like a charm.

I decided to go with the blue engine color cause on my old eyes it is easier to see any oil leaks than the black. Plus it gives a bit of color to the engine bay.

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:38 AM   #36
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Looks good with the blue. That's actually a good idea for catching leaks.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:18 PM   #37
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Red jeep is my mom's. I built dad an 81 Scrambler and mom didn't like driving it so she got this one and I fixed it up for her. White one is my wife's.

UPS dropped off some stuff today. My tera-low TC half and my Bilstein shocks.
As soon as I get done with laying floor in the last room of the house it will be all hands on deck so to speak with my YJ.

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Old 10-08-2012, 01:40 PM   #38
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Just called to see how much to powder coat my frame. $375.00 I can't buy the material to do it for that. So as soon as I can, its off to get powder coated.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:47 PM   #39
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You going to powder it stock color?

Also, if you don't mind me asking, what model bilsteins are those and what'd they run you?
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:56 PM   #40
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Chassis black on the frame. Bilstein 5100's. I paid $86.99 with free shipping from Quadratec. Nice looking shock.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:03 PM   #41
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Frame is ready to go to go get powder coated. Transmission off the motor and ready to go to the transmission shop. Tera-low is together and going to go to the transmission shop with the trans to make sure I did everything right and there are no parts that need to be replaced. 8.8 is at the welder getting the spring perches welded on. I will send the front axle to my mechanic up the street to install the 4:56 and ARB. When he is done with the front and when my C-clip eliminators are in I'll send the rear to him to replace all the bearings and seals in the 8.8. Tomorrow night we will start on the body and get it ready to ryno-line. Moving along.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:48 PM   #42
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Tear down of the body started today. Should have it complete by tomorrow afternoon. Then off to sand blast the underside and inside Friday. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-11-2012, 02:52 PM   #43
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Got my Tera-low put together. I will send it over to the transmission shop after he is done with my AX15 just to make sure everything is good and nothing needs to be replaced.

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Old 10-12-2012, 10:32 AM   #44
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So I didn't get to sand blast the tub last night because harbor freight didn't have any machines in stock. Guess that was a good thing cause my buddy has one he is going to let me use. I decided to go ahead and send the tub over to my body shop so he can fix an area on the lip where the top sits down.
Frame will be back middle to end of next week from powder coat and then I should be able to start putting my rolling chassis together.

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You're not talking to yourself...

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Old 10-17-2012, 06:51 PM   #46
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Got the tub back from the body shop after they fixed a couple of places where new metal needed to be welded in. Not rust related just pieces where the metal had fatigued and broke out.
Sand blasting wasn't really going as fast as I wanted it because of all the years of grime and crap on the underside of the tub so I went and got some paint stripper and putty knifes and we went to work. Now its ready to be blasted down to metal. After that I will seal the metal and the apply the rafter liner. I have used the rafter liner material before and really like it. I really like the spray type of application over the roller. Can get in more areas that way VS the roller.

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Old 10-17-2012, 06:55 PM   #47
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Oh and the frame will be ready to pick up Friday from powder coat. Can't wait to see it. If anyone is wondering, this rig will not be a trailer queen or one that just sees highway miles. I plan on beating on it. I just wanted to powder coat the frame because.
1. For $375.00 I could not strip and paint it for that.
2. I believe that powder coating is the best bet for keeping rust and rot away over a traditional type of paint.
3. It looks bad ass
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:04 PM   #48
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Motor is coming along also. Going to get the dist cleaned and installed tonight along with the throttle body. That's a new exhaust manifold since my original was cracked. $100.00 from Bishop Industries out of Dallas TX. They handle all kinds of new and reconditioned engine and transmission/parts. Good quality and good company to deal with.

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Old 10-19-2012, 12:18 PM   #49
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Frame is done at the powder coater.. Will post pics as soon as i get it picked up
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How's that body coming? Looks like a complete PITA scraping that undercoating & grime off. I'm dreading having to do the same thing to mine.

Did you power wash it before starting with the putty knives and wire brushes?
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:12 PM   #51
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Yes washed it off and then went after it with the paint stripper. Its actually a pretty easy job with the paint stripper.
Body is ready to start sand blasting but we have been slammed this past week at the shop. Plus I fired a problem employee today so we are back to being short handed.
That's OK though, we will get it done
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How's that body coming? Looks like a complete PITA scraping that undercoating & grime off. I'm dreading having to do the same thing to mine.

Did you power wash it before starting with the putty knives and wire brushes?
Use that Purple Power stuff and let it soak. Then after take the pressure washer to it. I had to use a brush in a few places, but not many and my underside is uber clean. Best pic I have of it...

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Yes washed it off and then went after it with the paint stripper. Its actually a pretty easy job with the paint stripper.
Body is ready to start sand blasting but we have been slammed this past week at the shop. Plus I fired a problem employee today so we are back to being short handed.
That's OK though, we will get it done
What type of paint stripper? The orange puke lookin stuff (aircraft paint stripper)?
Sorry to hear youre short handed again, hard to find good help these days.

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Use that Purple Power stuff and let it soak. Then after take the pressure washer to it. I had to use a brush in a few places, but not many and my underside is uber clean. Best pic I have of it...
My problem is that I'm in Kalifornia...and using almost any cleaner is damn near impossible. EPA Nazi's out here. I will look for Purple Power at the parts stores, not sure we have it here. Hope so because the underside of your Jeep looks awesome!
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Great project.. nice to have a rust free jeep.. Are your rear shocks upside down? Or are mine
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Great project.. nice to have a rust free jeep.. Are your rear shocks upside down? Or are mine

Hell if I know

Don't think there is any right or wrong way on the rears. I think I am going to do mine the other way this time though.
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Oh man!!!! Frame turned out better than I could have asked for.
They even did my trans?t-case skid plate. Looks brand new.

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Great project.. nice to have a rust free jeep.. Are your rear shocks upside down? Or are mine
They're upside down. They were being used for mock up at the time I took that pic. The rig was immaculate when I got it. No more pics of my rig in this thread after this though. I don't want to hijack.



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Hell if I know

Don't think there is any right or wrong way on the rears. I think I am going to do mine the other way this time though.
Depends on the shock. The "right" way to do it is tube down/rod up, but some shocks you can run rod down. Some do this for clearance reasons so that the shock body doesn't get damaged.

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Oh man!!!! Frame turned out better than I could have asked for.
They even did my trans?t-case skid plate. Looks brand new.

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Old 10-24-2012, 09:29 PM   #58
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Made a little bit of progress tonight. Need to order motor and trans mounts and a skid plate and straps for the fuel tank. The donor YJ I am using those items are too far gone due to rust.
Hopefully get the trans and T-case back soon so I can get the motor and drive line installed.

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Really not much to report. Shop has been busy so not much work going on with the YJ. I have had some time to clean the underside up and get it ready to primer/seal/rafter line.

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Sweet baby Jesus! If I had the time, finances, shop, and minions running around Id do the same thing! I do powdercoating at my work but our oven is nowhere big enough to do a frame Keep it up!!! Just might do the blue on my 4.0 when I get around to the rebuild

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