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Old February 12th, 2010, 08:22 AM   #21
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I think if you take the grill off, the original Waggy frontend is hiding behind there. Then all you have to do is find an original center grill, they look killer.
if your refering to this style then no thanks i think the one i have is becoming my prefered style, besides it looks like it would need a whole headder panel, as mine has a very different opening behind it



ok there was supposed to be a pic in this post but not here, i will try it again

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Old February 12th, 2010, 08:40 AM   #22
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well i think the pics from yesterday just about explain it all, we where after the frame horns (mostly for the steering box ), gas tank (which will be recessed into my floor from the bottom), the wheels and tires where dads so we took those back home. the axles and a few other pieces the owner was keeping, the jeep don't look to bad but the thing was very rusty, to the point that the frame had been plated and was still rusting in two,



first was getting it out the hole it was in

















the first thing to come off was the front axle




then we clipped the frame





switched up the truck and got the rear









got the tank out while we where back there






set the truck down and strapped the cab intending to pick the whole thing up, but the rusty thing wouldn't stay together






so we made pieces. the only thing holding the driver side frame rail was the wires and brake lines on that side.







loaded up ready to snag a few parts off the cab then it goes to scrap






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the waggy that is replacing the j10 with plow duties









should be chopping off the frame horns and grafting on the ones we got off the truck and re mounting the front shackle mounts, then getting the motor mounts and drive train mocked up soon.

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Old February 12th, 2010, 08:55 AM   #23
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Hey- it that the waggy that was for sale all fall on the US 31 N side just south of GH?
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Old February 12th, 2010, 09:25 AM   #24
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Hey- it that the waggy that was for sale all fall on the US 31 N side just south of GH?
i don't think so but i could happen, i think the guy i got it from, got it from somebody in Arkansas, which is where it came from originally. the guy i got it from lives about a mile or two from me (Bangor area)
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 01:55 PM   #25
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ok, got some more done over the weekend, we got the two frames cut spliced and glued back in place, it sits a little high in the nose again but that is needed as the drive train in not in place yet, that should be next time




First we made sure the real heater was working (my 200,000 vs. his 50,000 Btu)



Started by trimming/cleaning off the new section of frame



Got the old section cut out






Found a crack in it after we got it out. Makes me feel even better that we are putting in a better piece



You can see the extra in the ends of the frame that make it stronger (and has a newer more common better steering box design also).








Tacking the new section in



Laying a bead





We moved the front shackles forward about 2 1/2 inches (you can see on the frame where the old rivets held it on)









Went back and plated the two half’s together as well.






Shot a little paint on the fresh welds and went under the back and got some on there too to try and keep the rust away. On the rear suspension mounts we made









You can see in the truck from underneath for now








we also had gotten the steering box mounted in and got the steering shaft hooked up so all we needed was something to connect the two so we could steer around the yard so we don’t have to carry it with the big truck all the time and could just use a pickup and strap, We used an old steering arm and glued it and heated so we could bend it for the angel and stuck it on there, and will suite the need just fine. (And is still better than the garbage that was on the heep when I got it.)


NOTE: THIS IS NOT PERMANENT, THIS IS TEMPARARY USE ONLY AND FOR DRIVEWAY USE ONLY, A NEW AND CORRECT SETUP WILL BE FABBED ONCE THE PERMANT (SEE: DANA 60) AXEL IS IN PLACE.




And as it sits now. (Again a bit high in the front, but still missing drive train.)










Next installment should be driveline mockup and fitment, and making motor mounts and such.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 06:19 AM   #26
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looks good! it should level out just fine with that big block sittin in there. Man i havent seen ron in years, i think thats the truck we almost bought from him about 10 years ago.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 08:30 AM   #27
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yah i think it will level out decent, i figure what little it is off then can be fixed with some shackles,

not sure if ron had that jeep then or if that was a different one.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 04:39 PM   #28
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it was parked in the same spot, and it was a j truck its hard to say if its the same one, what size tire are you planning on?
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Old February 24th, 2010, 04:52 PM   #29
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no smaller than 35 but hoping for 40 ltb's so anything inbetween that will fit i suppose, i figured i would hijack a couple of kennys tires to test fit and see what size will work the best




this wifi by hungry howies is pretty good too..
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Old February 24th, 2010, 05:16 PM   #30
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I'm lookin at ur booger welds.


I like your style
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Old February 24th, 2010, 10:20 PM   #31
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man those welds look lots better than the ones that where all over this truck before i got it., even so i bet they hold!!
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Old February 25th, 2010, 11:45 PM   #32
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Looks Like your Style! Fred Flintstone! lol real nice from G.Piper! Yabba Dabba Dooo!
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Old February 26th, 2010, 12:18 AM   #33
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you have a descent welder. learn how to use it. take the time to practice some fab work and welding. those rear schackles look scary to me. do you plan to run it down the road at all?
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Looks like your Style! Fred Flintstone! lol real nice from G.Piper! Yabba Dabba Dooo!
At least the only hole is the one intended for working on it.




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you have a descent welder. learn how to use it. take the time to practice some fab work and welding. Those rear shackles look scary to me. Do you plan to run it down the road at all?


The welder is my dads, as are a good share of the welds. I recently ruined the power to my pole barn and am going to upgrade to 220 when I fix it and I will get the welder over to the house and get some practice in for sure. I could not before as I only had 110. and that will change in a month or two.

As far as driving it, bet your butt!! What looks so scary about them?? They are strong enough, he has built his own wreckers for several years now and they don’t fall apart they rust apart. So I trust the work and the fab skills I have helping me.

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Any updates , Are you done yet ?
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you have a descent welder. learn how to use it. take the time to practice some fab work and welding. those rear schackles look scary to me. do you plan to run it down the road at all?
Your a fucking moron. Go away. You seem to be around a lot lately. What no one to rip off?
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Your a fucking moron. Go away. You seem to be around a lot lately. What no one to rip off?
DAMN!!!! a newbie bitch slappin' ya around.
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DAMN!!!! a newbie bitch slappin' ya around.
Really? Don't you have a twenty dollar bill to go find, and some people to delete off facebook? And yes I am a BITCH!!!!!!!!! thank you.
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Any updates , Are you done yet ?
we will be working on it this weekend getting the drive train mocked up (motor mounts and such) will post pics and such after/during the weekend


as for lemans there, may be new member here but not to me. response not that off the wall

so what "rig" are you gonna wheel?? the gp?? i could hook ya up with parts for that too...

and i would believe.. there is a bitch in there for sure... but i aint skeered..
















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Really? Don't you have a twenty dollar bill to go find, and some people to delete off facebook? And yes I am a BITCH!!!!!!!!! thank you.
was not calling anybody a bitch. was saying you were bitch slappin' him around.
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