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Postby ANDY » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:44 pm

Well, It's finally happening. After a couple of years of gathering parts and talking about it, the CJ is getting a makeover. Liz and I stripped the interior out and took off the tire carrier,rock rails and flares on Friday. It then took a trailer ride to Terry at TKH Fabricators on Saturday. I finally realized I would never have the time to build it, so Terry is helping me out with the buildup. The next step is to strip the parts out of the old CJ my Dad had. The buildup is as follows:
- Kilby gas tank skid to replace the bashed one
- New filler hoses and sending unit so I will actually know if it has gas in it
- Swap out the beaten tub for the fiberglass one from Dad's Jeep
- Flat dash with Autometer guages and 12 Volt Guy switch panel
- Moab heater
- Master Craft seats on steel tubes tied into the cage
- Replace the bent roll cage bar and add a windshield bar
- Poison Spider rock rails
- Poison Spider rear full corner with tube flares and recessed tail lights
- Gen Right front tube fenders with tube flares
- Tie all the steel parts into the cage and frame to protect the fiberglass
- Fiberglass hood with scoop
- New spare tire mount
- Black Paint
- Grey tub liner
- New mirrors
- A trip to Premier for the Onboard welder to get a tuneup
- A few touches of red paint

I hope to post pictures as the buildup continues. My goal is to take it to the Charles Booth run in May for it's maiden voyage.

Here are a few of it stripped out and ready for Terry.
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Postby spaulman » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:56 pm

Looking forward to seeing it back on the trails!
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Postby eddie platt » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:58 am

ahh.... the old cj. its nice to see it again. its been a while :biggrin:

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Postby broncomarc » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:05 pm

He told me he left the seat belts in because he's still driving it back and forth to work. :biggrin:
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Postby MY87redYJ » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:34 am

I see you have joined marc in the histarical group :biggrin:
its on the road finally only 2 1/2 years later. (note to self before doing work make sure you have the time to do it.)

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Postby broncomarc » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:07 am

Never seen anyone advertising for pay pal with stickers on their jeep.
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Postby ANDY » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:09 pm

Switch panel came yesterday
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Postby spaulman » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:52 pm

Oooooh, that's purty! 12voltguy?
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Postby garyjeep » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:44 am

nice I like !!
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Postby ANDY » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:18 am

spaulman wrote:Oooooh, that's purty! 12voltguy?


Yep. He's a super nice guy and his quality is awesome.
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Postby MY87redYJ » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:08 pm

that looks sweet. I think marc need to look into something like that
its on the road finally only 2 1/2 years later. (note to self before doing work make sure you have the time to do it.)

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Postby broncomarc » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:08 pm

Marc already has a sweet switch panel. Just like 12 volt guy, but in a sealed box!
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Postby ANDY » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:02 am

Some more pictures
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Postby broncomarc » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:44 pm

Mine looked like that 5 or 6 years ago. Just start welding tubes to the frame!!
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Postby ANDY » Sat May 01, 2010 9:53 am

I went to TKH last night to drop off some parts and see how Terry is doing. Here are few progress pictures. It is looking awesome!
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