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Trutz 12-11-2011 12:03 AM

Pics of removing the body from the frame
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I pulled the body off to start POR-15 treatment of the frame today. Lots of fun! Two body bolts acrually unscrewed--I cut the heads off the others and will use heat to remove what is left of the bolts. I couldn't use heat from the get go becasue I would have melted my rubber body mounts. I actually got a gallon of chasis black for the frame and antique silver for the Skyjacker lift arms and coil springs (It doesn come in Red and I wanted a different color than black), I also got some rust encapsulator for the inside of the frame that I sprayed in tonight. It comes from Eastwood in a can with a long nozzle that shoots the paint out in all directions. You pull it through your frame and it coats all around the inside.

Tomorrow is the frame painting.
My 14 year old daughter helped (she hopes to be driving this Jeep in a couple of years) and is in the pictures.

Zeep 12-11-2011 09:26 AM

Looks interesting. Keep posting photo's of your progress.

greenjeepgurl87 12-11-2011 09:34 AM


Originally Posted by Zeep
Looks interesting. Keep posting photo's of your progress.

X2 :thumb:

Abnmarine 12-11-2011 04:26 PM

Always enjoy seeing pictures of this. Keep them coming.

I've tossed the idea of doing the same to mine.

kmanator 12-11-2011 07:34 PM

cool! mine next!

Trutz 12-11-2011 08:23 PM

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For those of you that need to remove rust from a frame...a needle scaler is definately the way to go! I can't believe how well it works. And it leaves a perfect POR-15 surface. I have an example of a control arm before and after. I seem to have gotten a little more carried away with this than I originally inteded. I keep having friends say things like, " Well as long as you are that far into it..." and "While you have the body off it makes sense to..." and I really can't argue with the logic so now I am eyeballs deep in it.:punk:

komori 12-11-2011 08:29 PM

That is awesome I wish I had a garage so I could do the same thing.

srad600 12-11-2011 08:39 PM

How hard is it to take it off? Besides the bolts what's it look like.

yoopone 12-11-2011 08:41 PM

Awesome pictures. You will also remember the time you spent with your daughter on this forever. My daughter and I have spent several days together working on cars ad they are all great memoried. Your frame is going to love you forwvwer to. I have used tje Eastwood product inside my frame also. Works terrific!

Trutz 12-11-2011 11:01 PM


Originally Posted by srad600 (Post 1819552)
How hard is it to take it off? Besides the bolts what's it look like.

The bolts are the worst, at least if you live in the rust belt. I removed the filler neck screws, disconnected the steering linkage, removed the master cylinder from the booster, disconnected the A/C lines, the radiator hoses, heater hoses to firewall, unplugged a couple of pcm wires, removed a ground strap, unbolted the fan shroud, cut a trans cooler line (I could have done it without damage but it made me mad), removed accelerator cable, laid starter on top of engine (it was loose from trans removal) and disconnected parking brake cables from under body. There would have been more trans and t-case linkage stuff but I had already removed them (that is why they are not in the pictures). I may be missing a few things but overall it is fairly easy.
Only two causalties so far...the brake lines were rusty and a few of them did not survive being manhandled--better they break now than out driving though! The second is the factory step on the drivers' side. I don't know if I will get another one or not yet.

Trutz 02-09-2012 12:49 PM

update on build
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There are a whole lot of pictures I need to show as the frame is done and now the engine is done as well. Just need to put the trans back together and fix the body. Here are a couple pics of the engine.


ygohome 02-09-2012 01:03 PM

cool! That motor looks nice and clean... what was done to it? new manifolds too?

Thats going to be a nice first vehicle for your kid!

Kevbz 02-09-2012 03:06 PM

that jeeps getting the full spa treatment....that motor looks nice!

AOR 02-09-2012 04:27 PM

Looks like new LCA bushings are in order as well. Nice space to work in.

Rubicon06Va 02-09-2012 04:36 PM

Nice work! Awesome, that takes alot of patience to do that job.

BLK00TJ 02-09-2012 05:29 PM

Shoot, I wish I had another DD so I could do this. Nice work on the restoration. I don't think my motor was that clean the day I bought mine with 11 miles on it.

1SAS 02-09-2012 08:41 PM

Beautiful build! Hope you keep posting photos.

Take care,

brs2427 02-09-2012 08:52 PM

that motor looks great!

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