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    Looking good. I'm glad that you went this way. You will save money and time in the end. I hope that my ride will be ready this spring also.
    Servicing and Repair of RV's at Sicards RV in Smithville on HWY 20

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    no problem, good luck with the build, can't wait to see it down the road again.
    Sold---YJ 6 cyl, 5 Spd, 4' Suspension Lift, SYE, 35" Tires, Lockers. Built, Not Bought.
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    Funny thing, if I didnt just see my project yj tub at home yesturday I would think it was on your trailer... and my name is Earl too, weird. A tub and frame thats in good shape to start is the only way to go if you can. I bought a southern yj frame and tub for my build, as I have already fixed up a rotten yj before only to have it rot out again in 3 years. Wise choice!

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    Hey Noltz, just peaked out the window... theres about 5 inches of snow i nyour shiny red tub lol

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    Noo! We gotta move it in on Wednesday when I come over.
    ....-Noltz
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    nice keep the pic coming
    for the oba just convert the a/c if your hot in the summer pull the roof off i just did my a/c i was really surprise are good it is

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    I've done one A/C conversion already, on my 4Runner (clicky!). I would like to put A/C back into this one because I like my creature comfort, and it'd be nice to have a cool breeze when I take the family out in it. The compressor is not seized, and I have all the parts (although it's an R12 system, so additional cost to convert it)... but I might try my luck at getting a later YJ A/C system and putting it in, adding a YORK compressor on the side for the OBA.

    Ahhh not sure yet!!

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    I love the way this started as a simple patch up, and then it grew, and grew and all of a sudden the whole tub is off the frame.

    Keep up the good work...

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    Ya, it kinda went from one extreme to the other. Alwell!!

    So over the last little bit the cold weather has set in and I have only the single head propane heater at my disposal. This limits me to working down to about -5 outside. The garage is insulated but it's a 2 car and concrete floor so it takes a while for the little heater to get working. Enough rabble, more pictures.

    Me unloading the frame and body by myself (Myles was stuck in traffic)









    Creative use of a cherry picker and a floor jack to get it into place! We ran the heater for a while just to start the snow melting so it'd be dry next week

    The following week Myles again got stuck, but I didn't want to waste the time so I started cleaning off and inspecting the front of my new-to-me frame. Pretty solid so far, needs a fix at the front grill mount hole (too thin). Flapper wheel on the grinder does a good job. WEAR YOUR SAFETY GEAR! GLOVES AND GLASSES! This crap flies everywhere.







    I sprayed a quick shot of Tremclad on the cleaned portions of frame. Myles arrived & we picked the tub off the frame. Twisted had just put the bolts in a few months ago, but one on the drivers floor seized in that short time. The floor need some repairs anyway so I'm not at all worried about the broken stud in there. With the tub off and the frame back on stands I went over the whole thing looking for more weak spots. Just 1 other repair needed - passenger shock tower is weak. Clean up started but we shut off power tools at 9-9:30 in respect for the neighbors. Knowing it's better to have the chassis rolling on it's own we swung the rear axle under and pinned it in. I'll slap the front in too, temporarily, until the axle dilemma is solved.





    Last edited by Noltz; 01-22-2011 at 08:19 AM. Reason: Fixed broken picture links

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    Looking good! makes me want to get going on my TJ

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    Looking good, keep the pics coming. On a safety note I hope you left enough room between the frame and the fridge to maintain access, you never know when your going to have a beer emergency
    Don't let fear and common sense get in your way.

    1985 CJ7 Aluminum tub, 31's
    1985 CJ7 Fiberglass, lift, 33's, 5.3 Vortec, NV3550
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    I warned everyone this would be a slow build!

    Some work today...


    Painted up the springs. Axles wont' be staying so no attention other than blow them clean


    Slung the axle back under it to make it roll





    Painted most of the frame and put it away. The paint I got from Crappy was JUNK. Like, useless junk. Armour Coat Rustpaint. JUNK! But now at least I can get back into the fridge.



    Mocked up with the 33's

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    Lookin good man! I'll keep checking in for more pics
    '95 YJ, 31" Goodyear Territories w/ Black Steelies, Rubi Flares, Lined tub
    ...some tough lookin' grab handles

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    Awesome man, SOA?
    I want a Grand Wagoneer!!

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    That's a negative. 4" springs, SUA. Still looking for axles. Thought about finding some stock springs and slinging Seb's Toyota axles under them, but then I gotta find good stock springs and a D300 to swing the driveshaft over, plus get new rims, bunch of custom crap. Nah.. find a 4.10 D30 and a Ford 8.8 I think.

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    Got a little more done;










    Engine placed back in place. Skid needs to be fixed or replaced and bolts are too long because of t-case drop kit, so it's just pinned in there. Gas lines were put back in, clips to be ordered from the dealer. Eng and trans mounts will be replaced, front with 1" spacers or specialty mounts. Want to run without a case drop. D300 and an XJ shaft is step 2.
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    Stopped in at Myles's place again. Mostly shootin' the bull, but I did get the shock tower rot cut out and replaced. Fixed up the front grill perch (was worn/rusted thru) and slid the gas tank back in place with the old skid for now.







    Need to buy a big tarp to cover her, and the body is coming inside soon.

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    keep up the progress, it helps keep everyone motivated to work on their own junk.
    currently building a toyota. i'm sorry.

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    A big thanks to Eric @ Staangs Fab for these beauties;





    I knew I would not be disappointed, but these puppies weigh twice what the stockers do. 1" lift over stock, lined up perfectly. Sorry for the grainyness of the installed photos. I only had my cell and had to use contrast correction to see anything.





    And with that, I'm done the frame (for now). Still need to run a brake lines, get the plastic clips, and either clean up these axles (including new shock tabs) or find whatever I'm going to run. But for now, it's outside.

    A new view;









    Tub inside, starting to section out the rusties. Happy about moving to the next phase!

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    What did you end up painting the frame with? Did you try to do anything inside the frame?
    A minute passed then another. Then another minute. Then - another minute passed. Then another minute passed and another. A further minute passed quickly followed by another minute when suddenly -a different minute passed followed by another different minute and another and yet another further different minute, passed.

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