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Old 08-02-2014, 05:08 PM   #61
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Its coming along great!! post them pics! LOL! nice job on everything so far, looking forward to more..

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Old 08-02-2014, 05:38 PM   #62
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I sent you a PM. I found it sort of. LOL

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Old 08-04-2014, 09:54 AM   #63
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I got the trans crossmember mounted, here are some pics.


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Old 08-04-2014, 09:56 AM   #64
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We replaced valve cover gaskets and intake manifold gaskets yesterday. While I had both of them off, I decided to do a little painting. I'll get before\after pics when I finish up.
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:20 AM   #65
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would u mind posting or pming me the trani mount specs.. looking to do this same thing.. if it not to much to ask for.. also looks amazing..
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:39 AM   #66
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would u mind posting or pming me the trani mount specs.. looking to do this same thing.. if it not to much to ask for.. also looks amazing..
Yeah, Give me a couple days and I'll get specs posted. The hardest past was getting the angles correct.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:30 PM   #67
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I've been busy working on a gas tank skid and haven't had a chance to post the specs for the trans crossmember that I made, but I plan to get that posted tomorrow.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:01 PM   #68
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would u mind posting or pming me the trani mount specs.. looking to do this same thing.. if it not to much to ask for.. also looks amazing..

Zach, here you go. I got the poly mount from amazon, here's the link:

Amazon.com: Energy Suspension 3.1108G Transmission Mount for GM: Automotive

It's for a GM vehicle, but it bolts up the original exhaust bracket that is mounted to the trans. I used 1.5 x .75 square tubing. I was going to use 1.5x1.5, but I screwed up too many times and didn't have any left. In the end I'm happy with the smaller tubing. Let me know if you have any questions.


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Old 08-12-2014, 10:34 AM   #69
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looks like youve made good progress so far
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:15 PM   #70
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Thanks WickedYJ.

Here is the beginning of a gas tank skid plate. I got a piece of 1/8, 11 gauge sheet metal for just under $50.





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Old 08-18-2014, 07:14 PM   #71
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I ordered a new windshield and windshield frame kit today, I also ordered a new fender and gas tank straps.

Finally finished the gas tank skid, it's not perfect, but it'll do the job.





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Old 08-18-2014, 10:22 PM   #72
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Looking good!! Love the progress.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:58 PM   #73
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New Parts!

Also, I finally got the gas tank and skid installed back on the frame.

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Old 08-26-2014, 08:11 PM   #74
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New windshield hinges and mirrors came in today from Extreme Terrain! This was the first time I've order from them and was extremely happy with the ship time.

Also, I finally hooked up the Internet in my shop... I ran the wires when I built it, but haven't actually hooked it up and used it until today. It's nice to have the Internet on a laptop (instead on my iPhone) when I'm working on the Jeep and the need for Internet arises.
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New windshield hinges and mirrors came in today from Extreme Terrain! This was the first time I've order from them and was extremely happy with the ship time.

Also, I finally hooked up the Internet in my shop... I ran the wires when I built it, but haven't actually hooked it up and used it until today. It's nice to have the Internet on a laptop (instead on my iPhone) when I'm working on the Jeep and the need for Internet arises.
I'm glad we got your parts to you so quickly! There is nothing worse than being in the middle of a build and waiting on the UPS guy. It looks like a really cool build. I just secured a frame to replace the rotten one under my TJ so I was taking notes on your frame prep and rust proofing. Let me know what other parts you need!

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Old 08-27-2014, 09:02 PM   #76
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I'm glad we got your parts to you so quickly! There is nothing worse than being in the middle of a build and waiting on the UPS guy. It looks like a really cool build. I just secured a frame to replace the rotten one under my TJ so I was taking notes on your frame prep and rust proofing. Let me know what other parts you need!

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Ryan, I used KBS Coatings Frame Rust Prevention Kit. The kit comes with everything you need, it's affordable and was easy to apply. I think it will do the trick, but only time will tell.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:30 AM   #77
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Ryan, I used KBS Coatings Frame Rust Prevention Kit. The kit comes with everything you need, it's affordable and was easy to apply. I think it will do the trick, but only time will tell.
I'll look into their stuff. I know POR-15 is another popular option as well as Eastwood (I think I've read about their products).

My issue is going to be logistics. I want to minimize time with the tub off the frame but I have to have the engine/trans/transfer case out of the old frame to mock up the proper location for the motor mounts in the new frame (4 cly donor). And of course I can't paint the frame before the mounts are burned in. So I'm stuck with; cut the mounts off the new frame, lift the tub off the old frame, pull the motor, mock up the motor in the new frame, burn in the mounts, prep and paint the new frame, then drop the tub on the new frame after all the running grear is switched over.

It's just a little more time with the tub in the air than I'd like, but it's the only way I can figure it'll work.

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Old 08-28-2014, 10:37 AM   #78
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I'll look into their stuff. I know POR-15 is another popular option as well as Eastwood (I think I've read about their products).

My issue is going to be logistics. I want to minimize time with the tub off the frame but I have to have the engine/trans/transfer case out of the old frame to mock up the proper location for the motor mounts in the new frame (4 cly donor). And of course I can't paint the frame before the mounts are burned in. So I'm stuck with; cut the mounts off the new frame, lift the tub off the old frame, pull the motor, mock up the motor in the new frame, burn in the mounts, prep and paint the new frame, then drop the tub on the new frame after all the running grear is switched over.

It's just a little more time with the tub in the air than I'd like, but it's the only way I can figure it'll work.

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Yeah, I know what you mean, I wanted to get this project done ASAP. As I started getting further in to the project, I realized there was things I wanted to change or old parts that I refused to put back on the new frame. But, I'm starting to see a little light at the end of the tunnel.

Good luck with you build and make sure you do a build thread so we can follow it.

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Old 09-10-2014, 09:18 PM   #79
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I haven't gotten to work on the Jeep much in the last couple weeks due to being out of town and other things going on... and I have to help my wife with the yard sale this weekend, but the good news is all proceeds go towards the Jeep.

I've ordered the 8.8 brackets and they should be here soon.

I left the office early today and started cleaning the seats up and was really surprised.t The drivers seat brackets are pretty rusty in spots, it looks like I'm gonna need to fab some or find some replacement brackets. Here are some pics of the dirty seat and the clean one.




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Old 09-10-2014, 09:49 PM   #80
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Man that's a helluva difference in the seats. They're gonna look great.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:16 PM   #81
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You are doing a great job! I like the idea of the tranny x-member.
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:41 AM   #82
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Thanks Guys.

New parts came in from RuffStuff today! I ordered the 8.8 Simple Axle Swap Kit. This kit is absolutely "Heavy-Duty" and the quality has to be second to none.

Dan at RuffStuff shipped the parts out quick and we had a great line of communication throughout my order process. I will not hesitate to order from him in the future and he offers a 10% discount for WF members

Of course, I haven't installed it yet, but I test fit the parts and it appears everything will fit perfect.





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Old 09-19-2014, 10:17 PM   #83
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8.8 is going in tomorrow... barring any setbacks...
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:16 PM   #84
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The 8.8 is in! Kinda... The brackets have been welded on, it's painted and setting on the leaf springs. I ran out of time today before I could get it bolted down. I'll finish it up tomorrow.

I also got the Spicer flange adapter in the mail today.

Here are some pics of how it sets until tomorrow.






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Old 09-21-2014, 10:28 PM   #85
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The 8.8 is in and only needs brake lines. I finally got to put all four of the new wheels on and finish up the lift kit by installing the shocks. Fuel lines and brake lines are next.







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Old 09-23-2014, 09:22 PM   #86
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I picked out and bought paint yesterday. I went with Chrysler Graphite Gray (P19). I also went by the tech school to check out the progress... it's slow progress, but the results are looking nice.
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Old 10-02-2014, 08:57 PM   #87
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I bought a Monstaliner for the tub today. I got the 1 gallon kit, a free quart of chassis saver and free shipping.

I also bought new front rotors, brake pads and brake hoses, new rear rotors, brake pads and a new fuel filter.

Now, I'll impatiently wait for all the parts to come in, just like I'm waiting impatiently to hear from the tech school about paint.
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Great work man. taking your time and not rushing it. I cant wait to get my shop built and tear my jeep down and do repairs and rebuild the whole thing. Keep up the great work. How do I subscribe to this thread?
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Great work man. taking your time and not rushing it. I cant wait to get my shop built and tear my jeep down and do repairs and rebuild the whole thing. Keep up the great work. How do I subscribe to this thread?

Thanks! Since "top-off" weather is almost gone, there's no reason to get in a huge rush. You should be sub'd since since you post to the thread.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:51 PM   #90
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Looking Good!

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