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Old 07-18-2015, 02:06 PM   #421
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Love the build! You are doing and have done an amazing job! My hat is off to you!

Since I just picked up my first jeep, and I am now in my 50s, I am really looking forward to the work. Mine is a 92 YJ, 2.5L with 5 speed. The guys and gals here on the forum are really good at giving advice and I am looking forward to starting my own build thread!

Keep up the good work and remember to enjoy the time in the seat!

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I hope my jeep looks half as good as yours when I get it back from the painter. I'm doing the same colors gray and black. Keep up the good work and keep posting pics.

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Love the build! You are doing and have done an amazing job! My hat is off to you! Since I just picked up my first jeep, and I am now in my 50s, I am really looking forward to the work. Mine is a 92 YJ, 2.5L with 5 speed. The guys and gals here on the forum are really good at giving advice and I am looking forward to starting my own build thread! Keep up the good work and remember to enjoy the time in the seat!
Thanks! Yes, this forum has helped me a ton and it's the first (usually only) place I go when I have a question.
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I hope my jeep looks half as good as yours when I get it back from the painter. I'm doing the same colors gray and black. Keep up the good work and keep posting pics.
Thanks! I'm really happy with the color and I get a lot of compliments on it. Can't wait to see yours.
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:53 PM   #425
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I can't either but the guy painting it told me today he's not doing anything to it until it cools off some. I work with him and he does it out of his shop. I either wait or take it to someone else and pay double what he's charging me. He does great body and paint work. I don't know what to do. I do know it sucks not having my jeep.
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I replaced the driver side axle seal this weekend. It was a little easier since I had replaced the passenger side seal about a month ago. So far, the leak is gone. The next time I'll replace both seals at the same time.
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I haven't done a lot of wrenching on the Jeep lately, just driving it and enjoying it. It's been too damn hot to work on it, I'm also glad I haven't had to. I did have what sounded like a whining noise when I turned to the right after I replaced the axle seal. It turns out that the brake dust shield was a little bent and rubbed the rotor when I turned. It was an easy fix and it's (mostly) noise free again.
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:58 PM
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Every time I think it's about time to put the top on, we get a few days of weather like today... 80 degrees and sunny. Maybe by the time the colder weather gets here I'll have the top ready. I've bedlined it, painted the underside, new window seals and removed old tint. I still need to re-tint the windows before I put it on.

About the only thing I have done lately is out gas in it and drive. I did buy some Rugged Ridge floor liners, I have the same ones in my WJ and love them. I also installed a new tailgate seal, bought seals for the hardtop and liners for the doors.

I hope to get a lot marked off my Jeep To-Do list this winter. Here's an updated list:

The list of mods that I plan to complete in the near future include:

Bedline the hardtop and flares -complete

Rocksliders - complete
Finish front bumper
Reverse Lights - complete
Soundbar (needs new speakers) - complete
New Door linersNew Ac\Heat Cables
The list of mods that I plan to complete at some point later include:

Aux lights - complete (maybe)
Roll cage additions
Make trans skid plate
Tire carrier
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Winch
Headlight upgrade
New Seats


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Old 10-23-2015, 08:35 PM   #429
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I decided to put the top up on mine since I made it it my dd. I only have to drive 4 miles round trip.
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I worked on the door panels some today. I got one done, but didn't get pics afterwards. I'll get some tomorrow. I did take a couple pics as I was making them. I used .177" kydex.

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I forgot to upload a pictures of the doors after I got the panels on. I've still got to put the trim on the top (maybe) and I haven't got the window cranks on, but you get the idea.

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Since I had the day off and the weather is turning cooler, I thought I'd better put the top on today. It's the first time the top has been on since the rebuild has been completed. I haven't had a chance to build hardtop lift and didn't have anyone to help me, so i rigged something up real quick and it worked ok. I'll work on a better system before Spring.


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I didn't have anything cool (or huge) to run over for pics and I had a busy day planned, so I ran over this stump in the yard and took a couple pics.




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Where did you get the Kydez for the interior panels?
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Where did you get the Kydez for the interior panels?

I bought 2 sheets from Amazon for about for about $20 each.
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I bought a tailgate MOLLE panel from eBay and installed it today. I haven't got pics yet, but I'll get some in the next few days. The panel is for a TJ, but I was able to mount it using some spacers that I had in the shop. The quality is great and it looks good, too. Now, I just have to load it up.

The seller, Alan, is helpful and a great guy to deal with. Here's the website, if you'd like to look at everything he offers.
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:16 PM
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I finally got pics of the tailgate molle panel. I'm waiting on stuff to add to it to be delivered.

Also, I haven't gotten my doors put on yet, because I'm getting the hinges repainted and I'm still waiting to get them back.


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I've had the doors on for a month or so, but haven't posted pictures. So, here are some pics with the doors on.

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I got the tailgate molle panel loaded up with some bags and other accessories. I also bought and installed an onboard battery charger\maintainer from Harbor Freight. The Tomahawk is not an everyday driver and I haven't fixed the heat yet, so it may go a week or so without being started. I meant to get a pic of it before I installed, but I forgot.

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looks good I like the clean look and having the useful stuff also!
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looks good I like the clean look and having the useful stuff also!
Thanks Donny!
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I've just read through your whole thread, man I'm impressed. Once I started reading I couldn't stop. I'm currently tearing down a 87 yj and I'm trying to get some ideas. Your build was extremely informative. Thanks for posting.
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I've just read through your whole thread, man I'm impressed. Once I started reading I couldn't stop. I'm currently tearing down a 87 yj and I'm trying to get some ideas. Your build was extremely informative. Thanks for posting.
Thanks Wildman! It was a great experience. I still have a lot that I want to do, but just didn't get a chance this winter. Hopefully, I get a chance to mark some stuff off the list this summer.

I enjoyed it so much that I've thought about starting another project, but just haven't found the right one.

I got a lot of ideas and help from WF.
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Old 03-31-2016, 08:54 AM   #443
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Today I dropped the tub, roll bar and hood off at the local tech school for body work and paint. I'll have to take the doors, fenders and windshield frame later.

I cut up the old frame to make it easier to load when I take it to the scrapyard. It took 12 cutting disks to get the frame cut down to manageable pieces.

I also started cutting the unnecessary parts off of the 8.8.


On the way for body work and paint.





The inside of the old frame was filled with rust and who knows what else.



out of curiosity how did you go about getting the school to work on the jeep ?
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It's a post-secondary tech school. Their classes include cosmetology, small engine repair, auto-body. You can get a haircut for $6, drop your lawnmower off for repair and get a fender repainted. Labor is free, just buy parts and materials.
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I feel like the top is coming off this weekend! I would have taken it off already, but I've had other going on in my shop and wouldn't have been able to park in there if it rained.
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Update

Well, it has been awhile since I've posted. I took the top off in April and just put it back on this week. It's been cold enough to put it on for about a month, but just haven't had time.

It's been about 18 months since I "finished" building Project Tomahawk. I haven't done much of anything to it, but drive and enjoy it. My wife bought me a hardtop hoist and a mesh top for my birthday. I've used the top, but I'm waiting to finish a shop addition before I install the hoist. I also bought a Warrior Products shift plate cover that I haven't installed yet.

I almost forgot, I did take the racing seats out, sold them and replaced them with Corbeau seats. They are so much more comfortable and they recline!

I still have a list of things that I want to do, but just haven't made the time. In other news, I'm also trying to hold off as long as I can to buy and start a Comanche build, but it's coming soon.
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I'm glad you are out enjoying it.
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Well, it has been awhile since I've posted. I took the top off in April and just put it back on this week. It's been cold enough to put it on for about a month, but just haven't had time.

It's been about 18 months since I "finished" building Project Tomahawk. I haven't done much of anything to it, but drive and enjoy it. My wife bought me a hardtop hoist and a mesh top for my birthday. I've used the top, but I'm waiting to finish a shop addition before I install the hoist. I also bought a Warrior Products shift plate cover that I haven't installed yet.

I almost forgot, I did take the racing seats out, sold them and replaced them with Corbeau seats. They are so much more comfortable and they recline!

I still have a list of things that I want to do, but just haven't made the time. In other news, I'm also trying to hold off as long as I can to buy and start a Comanche build, but it's coming soon.
I just went back through the build and looked at it fresh! I think you had a huge impact on my own build - which I have done a horrible job at documenting. On the other hand - I have much bigger plans for it now (which I hope to document well and get posted here!)

I just realized how long it has been and wanted to compliment you on an excellent project and say that I am glad you are out enjoying it!
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What a great project that has come a long way. Keep up the good work, it looks great.

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I just went back through the build and looked at it fresh! I think you had a huge impact on my own build - which I have done a horrible job at documenting. On the other hand - I have much bigger plans for it now (which I hope to document well and get posted here!)

I just realized how long it has been and wanted to compliment you on an excellent project and say that I am glad you are out enjoying it!

Thanks COS_YJ, it's great to hear that my build had an impact on yours. I've done very little since I "finished" the build. Now that I can drive it, progress is a lot slower. It's been just over 3 years and I still wouldn't take the amount of money that I have invested in it for it.

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