|11-14-2011 10:25 PM|
Got the front suspension off tonight. Time to start rust remediation.
|09-25-2011 09:25 AM|
|RustedYJ||Well mainly we're talking about a vehicle that was being built prior to the proliferation of all sorts of electronic doo-dads. You get a stereo and pretty much nothing else. For engine control you get computer controlled fuel injection but with a coil/distributor ignition. There are no air bags, no sensors in every part of the car etc. By today's standards it's a very simple machine with a frame, suspension/steering, drive train and body and as somebody said in a different thread, "Jeeps are the original kit car" it's up to the owner to mix and match those parts to suit their needs/wants.|
|09-24-2011 08:04 AM|
|dabolt55||You do it yourself mechanics I am impressed. I can only take a house apart and put it together. Would someday like to watch in person, the take down and put back of a wrangler, in the future of course. Thanks for the info on the YJ, did not know the differences?|
|09-23-2011 08:20 AM|
|09-23-2011 08:00 AM|
|dabolt55||Kudos for you to start from scratch, Just mezmerized about all the parts, not something that I would even attempt to tackle, good luck with it, I'll keep watching the progress.|
|09-11-2011 09:45 PM|
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|09-11-2011 07:22 PM|
|Ageless Stranger||Still plugging away, I see. Looks great! Keep up the good work.|
|09-11-2011 07:12 PM|
Finally got the rear springs undone and pulled the D35 out from under it. Took the grinder with a flap disc to a section of the frame to see how bad the rust actually is and was pleasantly surprised. Going to clean up the rest with a sandblaster and then patch and coat with Chassis Saver (got a deal on it when I bought my Monstaliner).
|09-02-2011 05:23 PM|
Picking up a complete floorpan from a buddy who has a Scrambler build going on and today I picked up a Ford 8.8 with a 4.10 ratio and limited slip. This will drop right in with my front axle and won't have to change gears right away.
It's tough to see but this does say 4L10.
Came complete with brakes (they'll need to be replaced but I have cores at least) for $75.
|07-23-2011 10:33 PM|
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|07-23-2011 09:33 PM|
|DonC72||I am subscribed and in complete awe. I'd kill to be able to do 1/100th of what you are doing right now.|
|07-23-2011 07:29 PM|
|Mikekaz1||Grinder time! For the bolts!|
|07-23-2011 06:37 PM|
Got some work done on the tub I'm going to use. It's almost completely stripped and then will have the holes patched, paint, bedliner and undercoat applied. I'm having some issues with a few bolts on the roll bar and seat belts. I've heated them, soaked with PB Blaster, they're just not moving. Anybody got some suggestions for removing them?
|06-28-2011 02:16 PM|
|06-28-2011 01:47 PM|
|RustedYJ||I'm looking at picking up a mechanically sound but cosmetically trashed Dodge Ram 1500 for the axles, motor and trans. What do people think about the D44 front axle and Chrysler 9.25 rear?|
|05-25-2011 02:14 PM|
Yeah, crickets...the weather's been nice and I've been spending a lot of time out mountain biking.
|05-22-2011 10:24 PM|
|benaldridgejr||Soooooo anything happenin?... I think i can here crickets on this thread...|
|05-06-2011 09:38 PM|
Decided to motivate myself, I put the engine and transmission on craigslist, they sold the day I posted them so I had to pull them off tonight. Time to pressure wash, strip and refinish the frame.
|03-16-2011 07:45 AM|
Yes, that's him. His name is Paul and it is North East Parts in Webster. He parts a lot of wranglers and if you go with cash you can get good deals. My dealings with him have been very good. I got my frame, a fender, front bumper, seat belts, etc from him. His number is 508-943-0400.
|03-16-2011 12:24 AM|
|RustedYJ||Thanks John, I don't know exactly where he is but I've seen his ebay store. The name is North East Wranglers or something like that I think. I will be checking it out one of these days.|
|03-15-2011 11:31 PM|
|b67cuda||Nice work cant wait 2 see the updates.......:>}|
|03-14-2011 10:39 PM|
|That99SaharaGuy||aaaaaaand subscribed. love these threads!|
|03-14-2011 10:30 PM|
Nice start. I'm in 1hr north of you and 6 months ahead. Check behind the steering box for rust also. Shock mounts are replacable or not too tough to fab replacements. There is a used Jeep place not too far from you in Webster that has a rotating stock of used wrangler parts reasonable. I don't have info with me (at work now) but can get it for you if needed. Good luck with the progress.
|03-13-2011 11:52 PM|
Alright, I got the rest of the engine wiring harness off, pulled the grille and radiator and I've got the drivetrain and suspension left on the frame. The next warm day we've got I'll wheel it out into the driveway and hit it all up with the pressure washer before lifting the engine/trans/tc out and setting them aside. I'll likely reuse the tc but the rest will get scrapped with the old tub eventually.
|02-26-2011 10:10 PM|
I'm in Massachusetts, closer to Always Stuck than I am to you, sorry.
Here's today's progress, I wish I'd had the camera with me to take pictures of the lift off. I had a ratchet strap lifting the back, an engine hoist up front and everything was so precariously perched I didn't want to turn my back on it for a minute. There's one spot on the frame that I can see needs a bit of help, right behind the right side rear shock. You can see it in the pictures below.
|02-26-2011 06:55 PM|
|benaldridgejr||hey, found yur build on here from Always Stucks build, looks like ya have alot of POR'n ta do!! Cant wait to see all the progress and ill be followin. Where ya located around?Im in Winchester ky, I need a fellow Jeeper doin a rebuild like this close by so i could see all the inner workings and how too's. And gain a trail buddy or two|
|02-26-2011 01:11 AM|
Some shots of the frame with the body still on. I'll post more after the tub is off tomorrow.
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