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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledhead_84 View Post
    I got something in the works for a tub; Iíll have some pictures up in a few weeks. I was busy at work so didn't have much progress over the summer either but, thatís starting to change and I have been able to get more time in the garage over the last month or so.

    If you ever need a hand with any heavy lifting during reassembly let me know.
    thanks Chris if you need a hand with anything as well.

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    So still moving at a snail's pace. Had some hurdles to deal with and with some JK help was able to get rolling again.

    The clutch was a bit of a problem to order so decided to get it rebuilt. ordered all new clutch linkage as well. Industrial Brake in the Hammer did the rebuild, good bunch and Dennis knows his stuff. Thanks for the tip Andy.

    After re-installing the clutch, I didn't use the o.e.m. bolts. my gut kept telling me that I didn't want to meet my clutch @ 4000 r.p.m so after a drive to jeepman's. Alex donated the o.e.m bolts to my cause, thanks Alex.

    Had a motor mount bolt snapped off in the block, meester jamie had the solution for that. Thanks Jamie.

    Trans skid plate was too big for new frame and would have to be booty fabbed, not happening. Onehoser donate a stock plate , thanks Tony.

    So here's what I've been up to: Driveline re-assembled, headers painted with hi- heat paint, (probably won't last).

    Attepted to install driveline yesterday, didn't go so well making another attempt after I post this
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    looks sweet, i always loved body colored engines
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    ^Thanks, after I painted the motor I decided that I want the body to be flat satin black. Not alot of options when your motor is yellow. Doh! After I get the driveline in I'm going to start stripping the tub to get ready for paint.

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    So I managed to hack the driveline back in this afternoon...

    Guess I still don't have the right skidplate but I managed to hack it up enough to make it work. Probably going to have to have one built, I don't know what kind of integrity this ones got left.

    Don't know if using prothane motor mounts was such a good idea. The O.E.M. rubber mounts would have molded to the frame mounts, the prothane are hard leaving big gaps.

    I shimmed the drivers side, seemed to fix it just have to trim them up. Pass. side big gap. may have to relift motor and shim as well. Any thoughts???

    Also was hoping that when I dropped the motor init would compress the front suspension enough to get my front shocks on...

    Still 1 inch shy of happiness. I bought these from a reputable supplier and were supposed to match the kit I purchased at the same time. The shocks have been dangling from the front end for a year +. Probably just got f'd on that.
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    Well I haven't been able to post any build pics lately. But today my computer is working so here's where i'm at.

    Ended up getting the motor to sit better in the mounts.

    Beefed up skid plate under tranny mount by welding some 3/16 plate in.

    have been working hard at getting the tub on the frame. Unfortunately tub is a real mess, spiderweb cracks all over exterior and some bad cracks in floor. Post pics of befroe and after tub repairs soon,
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    still not done yet?? geez, what's the hold up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit86 View Post
    still not done yet?? geez, what's the hold up?
    up til yesterday all money was for strike fund, now build fund hehe.

    what r u buying? lol

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    looks good shawn. how did that skid plate work out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by onehoser View Post
    looks good shawn. how did that skid plate work out for you?
    I had to hack it up a bit, I guess its for a D300. In the end it worked out. Thanks for the donater Tony.

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    Looking good, going to have it on the road this year?

    Looks like you have a little bit of clearance between the transfer case and the hump on the skid plate (or might just be the perspective of the picture), if you do it would be a good time to cut the hump out and put a piece of flat plate over it to gain some ground clearance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledhead_84 View Post
    Looking good, going to have it on the road this year?

    Looks like you have a little bit of clearance between the transfer case and the hump on the skid plate (or might just be the perspective of the picture), if you do it would be a good time to cut the hump out and put a piece of flat plate over it to gain some ground clearance
    after researching I found a build thread where a guy did just what you said. i was going to do it as well. But I don't have that much confidence in my welding ability or my mastercraft 110v welder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 84cj7 View Post
    what r u buying? lol
    I have a 1970 Unimog 406 that just got a new engine and needs some 46 inch tires. and a safety

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ID:	61401So I haven't updated in a while... The tub was alot of itchy make your garage a total mess, work. The floor basically had to be reinforced every where from body mounts smashed through the floor to cracks around all the seat mounts. Used west systems epoxy resin to make sure I had a good repair and wont be falling through the floor.

    the exterioir of the tub is pretty much ready for the spot putty which I will finish when I have the tub mounted...

    finally found some tires that fit my budget and after painting my dc-1s flat black had the swampers mounted. Too bad I can't put them on my jeep because my lugnuts are too wide and can't even get a thin wall socket in there. Nothings easy... i love the look of the flat black and this will be the colour of my whole jeep besides alll the stainless that the p.o. purchased. I think it will be a good contrast... I hope.

    Getting ready to do my fuel lines so I can mount my tub, once I get the tub on I should really be able to get this snail build moving... Anyone have any good pics, drawings links for the fuel line routing for a v8 ?

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ID:	62483Got at it a bit lately... Thanks to Kennuck for guiding me through my fuel line dilemma. Turns out i was missing a vapour cannister and my rollover check valve was decomposed. Replaced the sending unit and made the lines. Picked up the cannister and rollover check valve from pav1, nice meeting you and look forward to seeing a complete cj in your garage.

    Picked up some bumpers and driveshafts from pins cj. Another good ol cj guy.

    Welded my tub mounts on the frame, used my 110 welder so i will also be bolting the plate with grade hardware just to be sure.

    Tub is ready to mount... Any body mounted a glass tub and used the 4wd hardware kit with the rubber stick any input would be great. Like do's and don'ts ...
    What is the best thing to cut the stick with to make sure of a square cut? Looking to mount in a couple of weeks, any volunteers?

    All for now...

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    The best thing I've used to cut that body rubber is a mitre saw. Clamp it full length between two pcs of wood and cut thru the wood and rubber all together. Don't clamp it too tight or you'll distort the rubber and won't get a square cut. I've used a hand saw (for wood) as well but you need a deep mitre box to keep the cuts square.

    I could be available to help mount the body just depends on when you get at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennuck View Post

    I could be available to help mount the body just depends on when you get at it.
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    ^^ Thanks Kennuck, I would really appreciate your experience and expertise on getting this right the first time. I will pm you and see if we can pick a date that works for you.

    ^ Thanks Ledhead, I thought you might chime in... After this weekend, I'm not on call for 2 weeks. Lets get it done... I've waited along time for this milestone, just another task closer to hearing it run again... pm you as well.

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    What...no updates?

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ID:	62997So the last 2 weeks have basically been a blurr. Once my cj brothers offered to help I had two weeks to prepare before mounting the tub. So I basically tried to tie up any loose ends and get organized.

    Decided to really put the pressure on by picking up a set of d44 and d30 widetracks a day and a half before mounting the tub- Thanks Sedona. So I got thses home Thursday afternoon and had them cleaned up and painted and installed by Fri afternoon. The difference in the stance on the jeep is incredible compared to the narrow tracks and now I have a D44- Wooohoo!!! So I was pretty much crippled after slugging those axles around but the result was so worth it. Some welding and paint on my grill and I was ready for Sat. morning.

    i really have to start this off with a HUGE THANKS to Kennuck, Ledhead 84 and Exheep for taking time to come over and make my heep look like a jeep again. The tub has been off for over 3yrs. With the expertise of these 3 gentlemen The tub mounting went smooth as silk and looks great. I could have never made it look the way it does.

    As a bonus Kennuck and Ledhead made simple work of my wiring ( Imust admit when I saw Kennuck cutting wires out of my harness I was a little nervous, just alittle...) This was to get rid of all the motorcraft ignition crap and install the HEI ignition. With the timing set and the HEI installed the moment of truth came when we decided to try firing it up. I ve not heard my heep run since it left the previous owners house over 3yrs ago as the flywheel was pooched. We ended up getting it running and it ran beautifully and the sweet sound of my gas guzzling360 breathing through the duel exhaust almost made me take 15 min. alone time...

    Again, Kennuck,Ledhead 84 and Exheep I can't thank you guys enough. I had a blast, learned alot and truly enjoyed having you guys wrench on my heep. Today, on the road for spring is a reality. These guys know what the "jeep thing " is all about.

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