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Old 01-28-2014, 11:07 PM   #31
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And there it is. I'm pretty psyched that the welds may be practically invisible after I lay 4 coats of paint over top! That poor bushing took a whooping today. Lol. Would have been nice to have some kind of fire retardant gel laying around.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:11 AM   #32
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:13 PM   #33
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It took longer that I would have liked, but the passenger side is done. A lot of up, down, up, down, mark, cut, trim, retrim, trim some more... fit, trim, refit, retrim, weld.
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So it was on to the driver's side. I was reinforcing the four side panels with a backer plate that is shown on the second pic. Obviously, I could only interior weld on one panel per side. I figure that'll be fine as it's box frame and the backers are just added support. On the panels that I couldn't weld on the inside I just left a 1/2" gap where I could get in there and weld it from the outside.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:17 PM   #35
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Goodies. Shocks, Shackles, Body Mount Kit. Lift kit hopefully not too far on backorder.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:17 PM   #36
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Looking for some input on these pics here. I am leaving off the flimsy stock rear crossmember and am replacing with heavy channel. I did it a little bass ackwards where instead of cutting out the webbing on the channel for fitment I left my plates an inch and a half short. The channel webbing will now but up to the frame and I will still be at the original rear end location. I threw the shackle on to see it the webbing would interfere with the shackle travel. Does that look ok?
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:18 PM   #37
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The rear end is all done except for the rear crossmember. I don't want to weld that on until I put the internal frame coating on, that way I have a nice opening for access. I went up to the front today. Took the bumper off, the grill off, the shocks and the steering pump. More rot under the steering box! I should have seen it coming, I had a 76 CJ that had the same thing. I didn't pull the motor, because it was already rebuilt and I don't have space to have that thing hangin around, but I am kinda wishing I did. Hopefully just a little more welding and then on to paint...
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:04 PM   #38
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:13 PM   #39
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Unpacked the body mount kit by Crown Automotive Sales that came today. No bolts. They are not included. Really, no bolts? Not going to go into a rant, but wtf?
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:45 AM   #40
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I know...most do not include bolts unless you get the lift ones.
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:23 PM   #41
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Ya, I just hung up w quadratec. I called for an eta on the backordered lift kit. Good thing I did because they called the manufacturer and they just got the leafs in and will be shipping directly. So that phone call saved me about 2 weeks of wait. After that was resolved I commented on the lack of body bolts and was considering leaving some feedback with Crown. He looked and said Daystar, Crown, and another one I forget, all come with no bolts.

My point is just don't sell a "kit" if it doesn't have all the components to complete the job. Instead sell me "body mount bushings". It's not that big a deal, I'll just go to Hector's. And I'll probably wind up paying $50 for grade 8 bolts. Lol.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:51 PM   #42
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Good looking build so far! You're the best thing thats happened to that Jeep in a long time.

VERY nice old C man drill press. Are you a member over at garage journal by chance?
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:32 PM   #43
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Good looking build so far! You're the best thing thats happened to that Jeep in a long time.

VERY nice old C man drill press. Are you a member over at garage journal by chance?
I'm not sure. Probably. I would have to check though. I can say I've visited many times. Nice site. Took a few ideas from over there. My old man neighbor passed away probably 1 1\2 years ago. That was his press. His daughter gave it to me and wouldn't take any cash. He was a good old man. Gene. I believe I found info on that press on garage journal. I restored it. Added the switch to the motor. Cleaned years of gunk and sawdust out of the motor. I wanted to paint it original, but original is an ugly blue. I woulda thought original would have been the olive green that I was going for, (it came out a little dark).

Well, thanks for the comment. I don't believe I got into how screwed up that jeep was when I bought it. I got screwed too. Hey, I'll admit it. Anyway, I got some pics from today that when I post them, I'll go into that story a little more. See ya later.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:27 PM   #44
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Brought the rear axle in and bolted it up so I could remove the front and get after the rot at the steering box mount. Look at that shackle angle! When I bought the jeep the leafs were backwards and it pushed the wheels about 2" forward off center. I spun the leafs to center the wheel and increase the driveshaft length. I think that is what caused the wasted transfer case. The PO really cobbed this thing together and shafted me pretty good. So this is why I bought a new lift kit. All proper pieces. Look at the width of those leafs, 2" is for CJ's, isn't it?
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When I bought this jeep, the odometer read 289,000 mi. The PO said it had a rebuilt motor, which I assumed had to be at that mileage. Well back in the summer, I had my air cleaner loosen up off road and the next day I started it up to hear some banging in the engine. The damn nut fell in the carb! While doing that job I was glad to see that about the only thing I didn't get screwed on on this jeep was the motor. I was happy to see fresh hone marks in the cyl. walls. So it truly was rebuilt. Here is a link to that whole ordeal.

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Old 01-30-2014, 08:36 PM   #46
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Front axle out, going after more rot. Was quite a balancing act pulling that axle with no counterweight in the rear.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:39 PM   #47
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Good looking build so far! You're the best thing thats happened to that Jeep in a long time.

VERY nice old C man drill press. Are you a member over at garage journal by chance?
Here's some before shots of that press. Enjoy.
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:06 PM   #48
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Great work so far on the Jeep.

Love that old press. That one is a late 40's very early 50's according to the serial #. They were made by King-Seeley for Sears. Very nice.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:13 PM   #49
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Great work so far on the Jeep.

Love that old press. That one is a late 40's very early 50's according to the serial #. They were made by King-Seeley for Sears. Very nice.
I've always wanted one, but never pursued it because I figured my hand drill does the same thing. Not really! What a difference leverage makes! But, (sad to say but I'll admit it), I'm having a little trouble using it. I'm getting a lot of vibration and squealing. I'm using oil but that isn't stopping the squealing. It's probably just a wasted bit. I think I read somewhere to use the high speed for metal, slower for wood? Can you offer any tips and tricks?
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The larger the drill bit the slower you need to turn it. Is that a variable speed drill press? Also, if drilling a large diameter hole run a smaller drill first. Maybe even two smaller bits if you are making holes in the half inch range.
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Hmm, yep I'm doing multiple things wrong! Lol. Yes its variable by locating the belt on 4 diff pulleys. Small to large on the motor end, Large to small on the drill end, (vertically). I've been plowing 1/2 " bits through 3/16" plate steel, no pilot bit first! Lol. First few cuts went through like butter and I thought man, this thing is great and I wondered why I didn't get a press sooner, (no starter bits required)! Next cut I'll go in increments. Thanks bro.
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:39 AM   #52
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Was pretty burned out on all the patch work, but hung in there and got it pretty much done.
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Just when I thought I was done, even the grill mount needed repair. Lol. After that, the patching is all done. I got a couple spots that I left open for cleaning out and paint accessibility, but nothing major. Next post will be of a painted frame!
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