|12-08-2013 08:59 PM|
|livenlearn||Was yesterday and today but I drilled out the last broken off bolt on the jeep, installed a larger heater motor, put in some good used wiper linkage (my wipers actually work correct now), changed the oil, drilled the drain holes in the replaced drivers side floor, installed a tuffy center console, worked on installing the upper pivot for the swing out tire carrier, and installed some Savvy offroad led tail lights. Pretty successful weekend I'd say. I then took it driving in the snow and had some hairy moments going over the mountains in 2 wheel drive but it was a blast. The car behind me gave me more room when I had to use the whole road to get the jeep going the the right direction again. Found a car wash for a dry place to lay and pulled the vacuum actuator cover off the front axle and engaged 4 wheel drive for the drive home. Really made a difference in climbing the mountains. That is one thing I still need to do, mount a front axle disconnect on the dash.|
|12-08-2013 03:17 PM|
Got my Saavy offroad LED tail lights installed in the freezing cold weather and snow.
|11-24-2013 06:45 PM|
My LED tail lights came in. The order was missing a lens but that is being remedied. Billeted aluminum machined housings with LED lens and side marker.
|11-24-2013 06:37 PM|
At one of the switchbacks going down.
You may have noticed in the pictures that my front passenger side tire got progressivly low and by the time I made it back down it wasn't something I wanted to drive on so I threw on my dumb little spare. I really need to get a full size spare. It didn't take me long I was was on my way again. (it is so nice when you have all the tools on hand)
The picture of the full size tire on the rack. It looks a lot better than the little spare I have been carrying.
It was a blast.
|11-24-2013 06:30 PM|
Thanks for the compliments guys. It has been a blast and I will probably never really finish the jeep. I can't leave anything alone.
I have been promising some pictures and today I went out with my camera and took some pictures, decided to take it down the road a little for the fun of it and ended up driving the ridge of Blue mountain on the Game Land trails. They are open for travel for hunting season and I took full advantage. Nothing hardcore, just scenic dirt track wheeling. Here are some pictures I took.
|11-18-2013 04:22 PM|
|ben34mod||Great job...Thanks for the updates....|
|11-17-2013 11:48 PM|
|WIwrangler||Great build subb'd. What I'm working towards but over a much longer time span.|
|11-17-2013 11:01 PM|
|rawlmark||Awesome build/rebuild thread. Thank you for continuing to update us on your progress.|
|11-17-2013 10:17 PM|
Today I dropped the fuel tank and fixed the leaks plus cleaned up the fuel sender unit and got that working better. Also put the extra strength straps for the rear bumper on. Didn't end up getting any pictures before dark though. Relocated my licence plate but haven't hooked up the plate light yet. Will need to run some wiring for the CB antenna and center console so will try to wire that up then.
till next weekend.
|11-16-2013 11:35 PM|
I installed a heater core in my other vehicle this morning so I don't freeze when the snow starts to fly. After that, I was then lying under the Jeep again. I made use of some gasket maker and then filled my front axle with oil. I still need to install the breather tube which appears to have been broken off or rusted off. I then drilled out 5 out of 8 bolts for the rear hatch. One I will need to cut a little access whole and put another plate to thread a bolt into. This evening I put on the rust free rear hatch and put on the winch. The winch looks pretty good, I think. I need to get a larger battery, dual battery tray, and a accurate voltage gauge. I got some dark, blurry pictures of the winch installed. I'll try to get some better ones in the day.
The front axle feels pretty good. I'll need to check tire pressures to see if it still pulls the same as the old one but I don't seem to be getting vibration like I was getting before. Need to do some more driving on it to really tell. The tank is about empty so I'll try to drop it tomorrow to try and fix the fuel leak and finish up the extra strength straps for the rear bumper.
|11-12-2013 07:03 PM|
Yeah, it has definitely turned into quite a weekend project. I can never leave anything alone so this Jeep will probably be in progress as long as I own it.
Today I got my Poison Spider fairlead mount in the mail plus some cool stickers.
I'm gonna have to clean up and paint the under side of my hood to hold all the stickers I have collected from this build. That also includes painting the rest of the engine bay and cleaning up the engine to make it presentable(untill I find the next big puddle )
|11-10-2013 08:23 PM|
|Gunner||Nice job you've done there. Looking forward to when you decide to do something bigger than a "weekend" project. LOL|
|11-10-2013 05:05 PM|
|livenlearn||Still working on the the jeep. Today I put on the correctly geared front axle. Just need to fab up the cable operated front axle disconnect. I bought plenty of stuff lately though. Bought another rear hatch for the hard top that is in great shape with zero rust. Bought a high lift jack, licence plate relocator, center console, a CB, Savvy offroad rear LED lights, and a winch. I defiantly have my work cut out for me. One of the next things is to hook up the ac compressor as an on board air compressor. I also need to hit the junkyard to find a matching rim and a tire to get a matching spare. I also am moving in a month so we'll see what happens.|
|10-20-2013 01:08 PM|
Yesterday I got it inspected. It is nice to drive it now without worrying about a late inspection ticket.
|10-20-2013 09:00 AM|
|drezd||Very well done sir!! All that for 'just' a $2200 weekend project?!? LMFAO. Worth every penny and scraped knuckle and chiropractor visit😊|
|10-19-2013 10:28 PM|
|10-19-2013 09:17 AM|
|LeonidasDieselYJ||Nice rig! It's got a good stance.|
|10-19-2013 08:18 AM|
Last weekend I Monstalined the rest of the jeep. I installed my working windshield hinges, the new windshield frame and currently it now has a new windshield. The windshield wiper linkage is on order which should improve the windshield wiper activity. This weekend I want to try to get it inspected. Got my shocks last week and have all but one installed.
|10-06-2013 06:02 PM|
I changed my mind again on the color. I am just going to finish it out in the black bed liner. I like the color and it is cheaper than getting a lot of body work done to fix it for automotive paints.
The rear bumper I order came so I mounted that yesterday. There are two extra strength straps that I haven't put on yet but will, when I drop my gas tank again (annoying, intermittent and elusive fuel leak) and the upper tub mount I haven't put on yet. Here are some pictures of the bumper and the jeep since I washed it.
|09-28-2013 10:14 PM|
Today I was doing a little flexing while measuring for shocks.
And another picture of the jeep.
I'm thinking of painting the hood, doors, front cowl, and hard top the same color but a blue hard top would be to much. I'm thinking of a gunmetal gray.
|09-28-2013 10:10 PM|
Last weekend I fixed the heater and installed a choke so it now has heat and starts in the colder weather. I still need to get it inspected but I am still waiting for my rear bumper. Estimated delivery is wenesday so I should have a bumper on it next weekend.
I picked up a front axle with the correct gearing and got that all apart and ready for paint.
I also found a hard top and hard doors in decent shape for a good price so I put them on yesterday.
It is a CJ7 top but it works. The rear hatch is a little rotted out so I'll need to do something about that sometime. Definitely quieter and warmer. With no mirrors on the doors, I bought some CJ style mirrors and modified them to match(not sure why they are so different out of the box).
|09-28-2013 09:56 PM|
I managed to get it ready to drive just in time. Got my Poison Spider front bumper in time to install it. I quick sprayed some flat black paint on it to keep it until I find someone to powdercoat it for me.
I went and got a plate for it the day I drove to NY. I would have gotten the plate a day earlier but it was a holiday so I installed a stereo, which was a great idea, because I love music. It's test drive was 300 miles. I wasn't sure if I had all the bugs worked out so I had an extra coil an array of different fluids some extra gas in case my gauge didn't read right and all my tools. Fortunately I didn't need any of it and it drove great.
Here is a couple pictures of it at camp.
|09-28-2013 09:42 PM|
The next weekend I did a lot of wiring. I removed all the emissions stuff except for the egr. So I had lots of unnecessary wiring. I pulled out most of it and Nuttered it. I went ahead and upgraded the ignition system while I was under the hood with the ford type ignition system and a larger distributor. Once I reset the timing and tuned the carb it ran like a top. I also had to set up the gas pedal linkage which took some time but I don't like it so will probably redo it if I don't have anything else to do. (like that will ever happen) Unfortunately I do not have any pictures of any of this so I'll need to get that sometime.
Here is a picture of it just looking good. It still needs some paint but it runs great.
|09-28-2013 09:29 PM|
Once I the frame paint had dried I immediately wanted to get the tub on it so I could start putting it together. Getting it on by myself with nothing to lift it with was quite a challenge but I eventually got it in place and bolted down. I just needed it together in order to drive it up to my family's place in NY so I could take it on our annual get together in Allegany State Park. So I quit painting and just started assembling. The first day I got the tub on I got this far.
I was only able to work on it on the weekends because I work on the road all week. Each weekend I as at it from early in the morning till it got dark. Half the time I didn't even stop to eat. From this stage I had about three weekends to get it on the road in order to drive it North.
The next day I was back at it.
By that evening it was starting to look like a Jeep and was driving on it's own. I had installed the new carberater so it ran but it was still using the half unhooked emissions computer so it ran terrible. I don't have any pictures of the carberater or any of the ignition stuff I did so I'll have to remember to do that sometime.
|09-28-2013 09:07 PM|
Around this same time as painting the frame I looked at fixing the chunk missing out of the shift tower.
I looked at getting a replacement but I didn't like the price so I set about to fix what I had. I bought some stiff epoxy and formed it close. Once it dried I shaved it down and filed the groove into it. It was much cheaper than the other options and it didn't turn out too bad as long as it lasts.
And with the boot installed.
|09-28-2013 08:58 PM|
After finishing the tub I tackled the frame. I ended up washing it with simple green to get the worst of the grease and dirt off. It wasn't as bad as it first looked but this seems to be the only picture I took of it. The rest of the frame wasn't any worse.
After which I went over it with a scuff pad to rough up the old paint that was on there. Then I cleaned it with Marine Clean and applied some prep and ready on the bare spots. After that long process I was finally ready to apply POR15. I only bought a pint of POR15 so I just applied it over the bare spots of the frame which was not much. Once it had dried I applied top coat Chassis Saver made by the same company that makes POR15. It went on nice but I can't remember how many coats I did. I'm thinking I put two coats of the Chassis Saver on. Here is the result.
All my new body mounts in place ready for the tub. I don't have any pictures of the tub going on because it was hard enough lifting it on let alone take pictures as I went.
|09-25-2013 08:58 PM|
|09-24-2013 09:24 PM|
|cycl0nus||how heavy was that tub? i was wondering if its a one man job to pull it out?? its just me; i should make my wife help me|
|09-24-2013 09:14 PM|
|livenlearn||I am still around and the jeep is running and driving. Hopefully I'll get some time to update this thread. I did take some pictures as I went but I had a deadline to get it done and had no time to update this thread. It isn't finished but it is kinda road legal and I have put about 1000 miles on it but I am pushing my luck with the inspection out two years. Need to finish up a few more things and try for and sticker.|
|08-10-2013 09:08 AM|
I shot a couple pictures of the bedlined tub this morning. I does have a little water sitting in it from the rain yesterday but it should give you an idea of what it looks like.
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