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Old January 22nd, 2011, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default 1986 cj build

New project. 1986 cj7 on 42 inch pit bulls on h1 with trailworthy beadlocks. Front 60, rear 14 bolt, 4.89 or 5.13 confused on gearing until I get covers off myself. Full hydro steer. 350 chevy on propane, 400 turbo with a 205 transfercase.
Traded to get more into rock playing. Very good foundation, but everything is going to be tore down and redone. Tube work is awesome. Axles done right, but tub is shot, wiring waiting to let the smoke and fire out of it and brake lines a mess. Got it running and fixed I think I counted 12 leaking points. New correct single wheel hubs. Bought a solid yj tub with steel cj fenders that I will cut and wedge to fit the tubes. Cut off front stinger (not my thing) and had Tab make up a awesome frontend along with rear bumper and quarter tubes. Any bending needed look him up.
I am now working on getting the new tub ready for paint and line X this spring. Thinking of leaving it together until paint is done and just swapping.
Will get pics of new rear tube soon.
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 05:47 PM   #2
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very nice foundation, cant wait to see what u do with it
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Old January 24th, 2011, 07:19 AM   #3
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what are you going to do with the other tub once you put the new one on?
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Old January 24th, 2011, 09:25 AM   #4
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i got a idea and i need a extra cj tub to cut on. lol let me know if you need a hand ill come help ya out.
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Old January 25th, 2011, 05:14 PM   #5
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New tub is cut and wrapped, no sharp edge here.
Awesome rear bumper and quarter tubes along with addition to front thanks to Tab and his skills.
Going to cut cage down 1" and drop seats 2" inside cage, need some head room. New front clip, steel front fenders cut and wedged to fit inside tubes.Click image for larger version

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Old February 19th, 2011, 05:32 PM   #6
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I have seen your work, should be totally sweet when your done!
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Old February 24th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #7
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Wow, It's nice to finally see a rig build with nice welds on it.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 08:19 AM   #8
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Default Heat reduction hood

Thanks guys.
Working on the hood. Heres what I came up with, should move some air. Also added to the basket so it can hold things.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 08:25 AM   #9
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looking good! I imagine the rear basket gets removed for propane change-outs?
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Actually they slide out with tailgate down. Or in the current status, where the tailgate was. I left the middle of the basket open for easier access to the straps but still able to tie stuff into basket.
Had to change some things on where the winch solenoid box goes, it still didnt fit in your bumper, that thing is HUGE-tempting to trade it for a smaller winch.
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Old March 6th, 2011, 10:36 AM   #11
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Default Slow going

Using LEDs for tail and back up, boxed in for protection.
Moved glove box for access because of cage.
Added skulls to HRH grills.
Wanting spring weather bad.
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Old March 31st, 2011, 08:32 PM   #12
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sweet!!! i remember when josh started having this built! burned him right out and im glad someone is finishin a great build
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Is spring here?
I took advantage of the first warm day and laid some primer. Mounted cj tailgate. Blocking next. Thinking of going with a FLAT charcoal, black or even military green. Still up in the air. Thinking a black grill and stripe down the side.
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I took advantage of the first warm day and laid some primer. Mounted cj tailgate. Blocking next. Thinking of going with a FLAT charcoal, black or even military green. Still up in the air. Thinking a black grill and stripe down the side.
My $0.02...don't go with the olive drab. It's pretty played-out. Here are a couple pretty nice flat black examples, though.

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Old April 10th, 2011, 08:43 AM   #15
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I took advantage of the first warm day and laid some primer. Mounted cj tailgate. Blocking next. Thinking of going with a FLAT charcoal, black or even military green. Still up in the air. Thinking a black grill and stripe down the side.
You don't want to go flat black. Lol as soon as my tub is done it's getting hit with 3 layers of house of colors flat black
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You don't want to go flat black. Lol as soon as my tub is done it's getting hit with 3 layers of house of colors flat black
Thanks for the input, still want this tub if in any condition when I pull it?
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Thanks for the input, still want this tub if in any condition when I pull it?
I just picked up a 95 yj with a nice-ish tub I'll be using.You still want/need the t176 I got
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Just put in a wet line onto my house pig. Filled a tank, this thing is cool. I can fill the jeep tanks, camper, grill, anything, just like going up to the station. Best part 1.75/gal right now. Not sure where I will be at this next year, but the pig should get me to Dec.
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Old June 1st, 2011, 12:50 PM   #19
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Finally painted.
Started Monday morning first thing, before wind picked up. Found out Flatz black is hard to lay but third coat I put on wet and came out great. I like clear tons better, you get away with more and can fix mistakes, this is what is layed is what you get, no sanding or wheeling out.
Ended up using the two part bedliner gray for inside and black for wheel wells. After laying gray it was just too light so I ended up misting it with the black for a speckled affect. Also did a mountain scene on the rockers with the black.
I guess now is to cut up the jeep and start on the frame and thinking gloss charcoal.
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Very nice work.
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