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
We do nothing all day every day but tear vehicles apart. Its a nice change of pace when we tackle a project like this and actually get to build a vehicle. All the guys clock out and we have a few beers and work on the jeep. Makes it fun for everyone and everyone gets to see the fruits of their labor. Makes for a much better work environment around here.
Got the trans and t-case back from the shop last night. He said whoever worked on the trans first had some syncro's in the wrong place. Also replaced my shift fork pads in both the trans and t-case. Also plugged the vent hole for the trans in case I ever get into deep water. Said the transfer case was good. Good chain and all. Said the Tera-low unit was a very nice piece. So I will get my clutch in and install everything in the frame tonight. Hopefully I can get my tub finished up before this weekend and have it sitting on the frame soon.
From what I understand a BU or FS would require a body lift. I wanted to keep this at 4.5 of lift. I take my lab to work with me everyday and I want to make sure he can get in and out of the jeep with not problems. He can get in and out of my wife's TJ with 5.5 lift running 33's so I figure he will not have a problem getting in and out of mine.
One thing about jeep's though. They are never done. If I have problems hanging my skid then I can always change that
Just sold a bunch of core motors. I now have enough money to order my metalcloak fenders. Going with the arched fronts with 6" flare and also the rear corner guards also with the 6" flare. Ordering the bare metal for the fenders and corner guards but the powder coated flares.
Thanks for the comments guys.
Here is the tub sitting in our makeshift paint booth. Really hoped to have the primer on it and the rafter liner on it by now but just have not had time. Been busy at the shop and that is a good thing.
Shooting to have it done before Thanksgiving if we can get caught up in the shop today.
As everyone has said... lookin real slick man. I was wondering if you ever did sandblast the tub? You were going to and then had to do some scraping on it... did you ever sand blast it? Looks real nice!!! Bet ya cant wait to get some paint on it though.
Decided against the sand blasting. Just made way too big of a mess and was not as efficient as scrapping it all off. With all the grime and crap on the underside of the tub, the sand blasting method just didn't work.
Finally able to get some primer/sealer on the tub. We will apply several coats and then lock the shop up for the rest of the week/weekend. Taking the wife's TJ to the mountains of NM. Meeting my parents there, they are taking mom's TJ. Come back next week and maybe we will be applying the rafter liner to it.
I have been watching all your work and I am amazed at the whole build, very well documented.I to love the way it looks when you get the body off.Everything is right where you can get to it. Great detailing on your build.Keep up the great work and enjoy the process!!!
Thanks for the replies quest and David. Just kind of been taking it slow and easy and making sure I do everything like I want it. No sense in getting in a hurry and start cutting corners. Right now we are just scuffing the primer/sealer when we have time and prepping that to spray the rafter.
Sprayed the rafter liner on the bottom side tonight. Mamma wanted me to take her out on a date tonight but I got a kitchen pass/rain check for tomorrow night. Figured I had better get at least the bottom side done tonight and then the inside done tomorrow.
nice build man cant wait to see it finished, are you going to stick with the stock flares or are u going to do tj flares?
No sir. Going to use the Metalcloak arched front and the extended rear corner guards with their 6" flare. Should be here hopefully next week along with my tires and wheels. Running 35x12.5x15 Goodyear MT/R's on M/T classic lock polished wheels with the black beadlock ring. I wanted to run a larger tire than the 33's I ordered so I sold my 33's to a buddy of mine and ordered the Metalcloaks and tires. Once I am able to get the body back on the frame it should go much faster than it has. All the cleaning and prep on the body has taken way too much time but I think it will be worth it in the end.
i would love to get some metal cloaks but i just cant bring myself to spend over 1000 bucks for a set of fenders but they are nice and i love the look and the fact that you can run larger tires with less lift but again i can tspend that kind of cash for those fenders lol
93 yj 2.5 low output 4.5" lift, 33's, 4.88 gears, tube fenders, and some other stuff
Looks great! Love to make mine pretty someday I just can't commit to stop driving it. Lol!
I know what you mean. It is driving me crazy not being able to drive my jeep. Lucky for me though, my wife has an 01 TJ and I drive it when I need my fix. We took hers to New Mexico over Thanksgiving weekend and hit some trails. She was kind enough to let me drive.
Lots of progress today. Next on the list of to do's is start getting the dash prepped to paint and installed with the wire loom. Then I can start mocking up my pieces for the roll bar. My guys asked me "why are we putting this body on the frame when we know you are going to pull it off again" I simply told them "Because I want to see what it looks like"
Youre doing great work on that jeep! keep it up and keep posting! very nice! I wish i could do this kinda tear down with my jeep.. but.. im on a college budget, im at college, have no shop, and have no secondary vehicle lol. Keep the pics rollin!