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AJ

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« on: September 11, 2010, 05:00:15 PM »









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1982 Jeep CJ7 :: AMC360 Edelbrock 4bbl :: TF999 Built :: Dana300 Twin Stick :: D30 \\ AMC20 :: 7" Lift :: 35" Xterrains on ARE 15x10s :: Plenty of Fab Work.  And stiil a DAMNED KID!

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010, 05:04:33 PM »









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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2010, 05:07:51 PM »

Replacement Frame - provided by 'customer':
He purchased a patched up Scrambler frame - I would consider it in OK shape.  It is solid and all but some of the patches are a tad sloppy.  Overall, the frame is OK, though.




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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2010, 05:15:02 PM »

















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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2010, 05:19:20 PM »








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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2010, 05:26:01 PM »




The axles were pulled, cleaned and left to dry.  Soon after they were painted with their 1st coat of Eastwood's Extreme Chassis Black via the brush on method.







After Final Coat of Paint...Front\\Rear, respectfully:




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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2010, 05:32:37 PM »

Some more goodies arrived...most were body-related. *grumble*  I did also get the brake lines\\fittings in.

They were had after pulling up the carpet for a quick look-sie.
 
The rear bed and all 4 front pans are going to be replaced.  I will have to re-enforce the rockers a bit prior to installing the new pans, though.


 
 
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2010, 05:42:24 PM »

Looking good!!!

That rear cross member piece is a stout piece!  Think that will take some doing to wreck that one.


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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2010, 05:55:36 PM »

He'll find a way 
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2010, 05:57:28 PM »

OK, I never got a chance to mention some of the difficulties I had...but...it took about 2.5hrs total to completely remove the main eye bushings out of the darn springs.  They appeared to be the factory molded rubber bushings that are molded right into the ID/OD metal sleeves.  That was a 'ton-o-fun'.  The master bushing set had already arrived which includes:

Transmisison mount bushings, swaybar bushings, swaybar endlink bushings, leaf spring bushings, shackle hanger bushings, full set of body mounts and some others that I am sure I have forgotten about...
 
I had been wanting to get the chassis in a rolling state but couldn't due to having to cut the shackles apart during disassembly.  I was short a full set of shackles.  So I prepped the engine to be pulled.  Just need a hand to get it pulled but would be best to wait for the chassis to be in a rolling state so I can pull and set right between the frame rails of the new frame.
 

 

 
There was more time so I pulled the interior apart in preparation for the floor pans.  They will get done once the drivetrain is out of the way...which, again, is waiting on the shackles.
 

 

 

 
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Notice the crappy patches put in by the PO?
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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2010, 06:05:03 PM »

A few days have passed and to my pleasent surprise the shackles that I was waiting for were in the mailbox.  Liz has started walking to get the mail and so she had to carry the heavy box of shackles (which are made from 3/8 plate, heh) the whole way home.  I think she was going to pass out.  HAHA
 

 
So I greased up all the bushings and such with white lithium grease (from the tub not the spray can) and assembled everything.
 

 
 
 
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I ran into the expected main eye hangers being compressed\\shruk down in width.  So I got some threaded rod, 2 washers and matching grade  8 bolts to stretch it out to where it should be.
 

 
The rear main eye hangers also needed to be widened but the bolt holes needed to be repaired so I welded some thick washers to them after aligning the bolt hole and lightly tightening the washers on - using the same threaded rod\\nuts, just the correct sized washers.
 

 
I still need to clean up the welds - I hit it with some primer after wire wheelin em a bit.  Just need to be ground smoof.
 
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And - FINALLY - she is on all four tires.  YAY!
 

 

 

 
All bolts are just finger tight and will be tightened once weight is on everything, of course.
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The shackles provide ~1.25" Lift which may be cut shorter and re-drilled.  It all depends on how she sits once the full weight is on the springs.
 
We will need longer shocks, though.
 

 

 
And I think the shackle angle will be perfect once the weight is there...I think the front caster shims will need to be removed - I have a feeling the longer shackles will put it right where she needs without the need for shims.
 
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2010, 06:06:19 PM »

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Thanks. :)
 
Yea, it is a really nice piece...it was only ~$100 which isn't really bad considering what it is.  It will definitely hold up and not tear like the stock one, at least.
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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2010, 06:06:55 PM »

Quote from: POLARACO
He'll find a way 

 
I would...if it was my Jeep.  Then again, this would be my creampuff daily driver if it was mine.
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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2010, 06:38:34 PM »

Scramblers are rare in the Jeep community.
Keep up the good work.

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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2010, 07:09:01 PM »


Quote from: CBarge
Scramblers are rare in the Jeep community.
Keep up the good work.




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