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Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by 73 cj5, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Sep 4, 2018
    73 cj5

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    The tub is in poor shape. I don't want to spend a lot of time or money on fixing it as it'll just get beaten up again.
    I do want to run a fuel cell so I'll have to do something about the rear floor. On the corners and rockers, I was thinking diamond plate. The hat channels need to be replaced. Wheelhouses are about as good as the rest of the tub. I'll see what I can't procure to do some mending on the tub.
    The engine for this B. F134 Re-build
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  2. Sep 5, 2018
    Daryl

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    Just patch it all up. If you can find a donor box truck or DJ cab to use for material and just start welding in pieces till you have a Jeep.
     
  3. Sep 5, 2018
    73 cj5

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    I thought about what you said and I found some F250 panels to cut up. Probably the best thing that ford ever did :ninja:
     
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  4. Sep 22, 2018
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    File cabinets from your local state agency / university / school / etc also work well.
     
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  5. Oct 1, 2018
    73 cj5

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    Got the old steering column out and started to pull the wiring and gauges.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2018
    73 cj5

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  7. Oct 4, 2018
    piffey263

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    I am envious... you have an actual impact to pull apart the Jeep.

    I had a set of wrenches and later a screw gun 0.o

    What harness are you going to do? Or rebuild?
     
  8. Oct 7, 2018
    73 cj5

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    I plan to make my own. It'll be simple as possible. brake lights, ignition, alternator, and headlights/interior
    That impact is the harbor fraught special and works very well imo. Strong enough to bust the nuts on the ubolts. I do prefer my Sioux air impact though; old but still has some guts.

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    Those wheels look the old Jackman spokes. Tough old wheels with the vintage look. Like.
     
  10. Oct 8, 2018
    73 cj5

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    Not the right way but I think it'll be fine once I'm finished. I did take some sandpaper and paint to the back of the "patch" panels. Better than bondo imo.

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  11. Oct 8, 2018
    Bowbender

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    Patch it and run it! Kinda rat-rod style, why not? You won't feel bad taking it down through the sticks! :bananatool:
     
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  12. Oct 8, 2018
    73 cj5

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    Ah someone gets it . Junk pile style (y)
     
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    Bowbender

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    Looks like you found a good candidate for "one more go around".... carry on....
     
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  14. Oct 9, 2018
    heavychevy

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    I like, use it any way you want, woods, hills etc. That is a very practical vehicle build
     
  15. Oct 9, 2018
    73 cj5

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    Axles are out, all the stock steering junk is gone, and the frame is almost bare. I brushed on some red oxide primer where I got areas of the frame wire wheeled.
    I don't know what the rear axle will be yet but I do want to get my hands on a D30 for the front.
    Don't mind my tire emporium. :)

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  16. Dec 8, 2018
    73 cj5

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    Thanks to the collective mind of the ECJ5 group I've decided on my spring and shackle setup. Leaf Springs-enlighten Me
    OE YJ springs and shackle reversal...
    I'm getting some square tubing for the frame horns, 3/16 plate, and round tube? for replacing the factory crossmember. I'll be on the lookout for some springs so I can start figuring out where and how to mount them.
     
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    duffer

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    You may want to hang tight on the cross member replacement until you get the springs and front axle in plus whatever your going to power it with-at least roughed in. I just welded up 4" channel in my B, the bottom of which is flush to the bottom of the frame rails.
     
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  18. Dec 15, 2018
    73 cj5

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    Went to the junkyard and found a tilt and telescoping column from a pontiac car and pulled it. I have to go back and grab the steering gear and linkage off a GW and the brake and gas pedal from an XJ. I'm getting a free aluminum fuel cell from a practice car.

    Made some measurements on a stock YJ and the B frame. 10 inches difference in the front and ~4.64 rear. Looks like the drawbar has to go.
    I found a hole in the passenger side of the frame that could be used for holding the "shackle".
    Waiting for the weather to break so I can do some real work. :waiting:
     
  19. Dec 18, 2018
    73 cj5

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    Got some free stuff from a fire victim CJ7

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  20. Dec 19, 2018
    73 cj5

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    Picked up 6 foot of 2x3x1/4 steel tubing and 12x12 1/4 steel plate
     
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