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The Jurassic Build 08-17-20

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Dne007, Aug 17, 2020.

  1. Oct 15, 2020 at 7:20 PM
    Dne007

    Dne007 Member 2020 Sponsor

    Cypress, Tx
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    Hi! yeah, I'm still around! lol Not much going on other than blasting parts and re-assembly of the 4.0 engine. Yes, I got the engine back on the same day as the sandblasted tub/frame and other parts.

    The man at the engine place asked me if I'd like a job installing engines~ I've had three engines overhauled by them and they know me. I declined as I don't have any desire to work on new car stuff! ;) Jeeps are easy;)

    The blasters ran out of both tan and gray primer and so they did it in white. Not that it matters~ I scuffed it all up and shot Eastwoods ceramic frame coating it came out really nice. The frame came out incredibly nice, but did have a few broken bolts to drill out, mainly the ones which bolt up the transmission crossmember.
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    The stock springs came from Quadratec~ however I'm using my old bolts as the new bolts were kind of geeky, still waiting on the larger pivot bolts which are larger 1/2" vs 7/16". I had to cut the pivot bolts out and used a 4.5" cut-off wheel to get the old springs off.

    Today I blasted the differentials best I could, cleaned them and spray painted them with some rustoleum black. I should be able to re-install those tomorrow.

    I have brake line material coming soon and should be able to knock that out making the brake lines, plus brake stuff is on the way too. The pre-made brake lines have not so good reviews, so make them myself;)

    I was a little worried about placement of the springs and thought the heavier went on the front, but found that to be backwards. So, lesser springs on the front with heavier on the rear; almost doesn't make sense to me :confused:
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    I found a place called Deadjeep.com which carries a vast variety of used parts and they have a bunch of gas tanks at reasonable prices, so I may go that route.
    Underneath my old gas tank is an "insulator" of sorts as pictured #3 in the illustration below. Mine cleaned up and I may use it, but I can't find that anywhere.

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    I'm making good time~ and just slowing down a little due to a re-current back problem which haunts me now and then. but using brains over brawn I do ok. Not much that I have to pick up as I use my cranes as needed; if too heavy, I get Gary to help me;)
    We have a cool front coming so garage work should be much more enjoyable! (y)I'm looking forward to paint n body work :D
    dne'
     
  2. Oct 15, 2020 at 8:07 PM
    Twin2

    Twin2 not him 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    it's not DONE yet
    slacker :lol:
    I see a problem here . working on TWO jeeps at same time :D
     
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  3. Oct 16, 2020 at 5:45 PM
    Dne007

    Dne007 Member 2020 Sponsor

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    I do what I say and say what I did :confused:

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  4. Oct 17, 2020 at 10:41 AM
    jzeber

    jzeber Well-Known Member 2019 Sponsor

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    I like this one but where are the updates on that beautiful CJ5?
     
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