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Old March 27th, 2011, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default 82 Scrambler Build

Hi all...Building an 82 CJ8 here.

I have had it for about a year and finally doing something with it.

I picked it up in Paris MI for $2000

It is just a rolling frame, decent tub, and a bunch of random parts. Hope to make some real progress over the spring summer months.

Action Plan:
-Remove rust from tub and weld up the holes.
-Paint bottom of tub and then move on to the frame.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 05:15 PM   #2
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Looking forward to your build. What are the plans beyond removing rust and patching up the holes? What drivetrain?
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Old March 27th, 2011, 06:09 PM   #3
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Old March 27th, 2011, 07:44 PM   #4
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Looking forward to your build. What are the plans beyond removing rust and patching up the holes? What drivetrain?
After patching I will be painting the tub and frame. When that is completed, I will start assembling into one piece while cleaning and painting as needed.

Just picked up a half top for it over the weekend.

Drivetrain: I will be putting in what I have; 258, T4, & dana 300. Still deciding where to go from there. Maybe a larger V8??

Will be running stock axles for now w/ 2.73 gears.

Wanting to put a 4" or 4.5" lift with 33's and go with better gearing.

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Thanks Craig...looking forward to working on it with you.....then it might actually turn out nice...
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 11:49 AM   #5
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I practiced welding yesterday for an hour or so. It was frustrating until I figured out the propper wire speed setting and heat. I was able to get a nice bead going near the end (well..nice for a beginner). It is tough not burining holes through such thin metal.

I hope to get some more practice in today. I have a hard time seeing where I am welding, so I might start in the right place, then veer off in the wrong direction.

Question: when welding in the floor pans, should I just tack weld it in or do I need to run a bead all the way around...I imagine that would do some warpage.
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Old May 2nd, 2011, 07:56 PM   #6
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Default Did some painting

I re-prepped my T-case for paint again as it has accumulated some rust from sitting so long.

I think it turned out well. It has a few coats of primer and paint.

Next on the agenda"

1. Remove axles and others leftover things from the frame.
2. Touch of the primer and prep for paint. (all items have been primmed some time ago)
3. Figure out what to do with the snapped off bolt for the skid plate, then fix.
4. Paint frame, axles, and Misc.

Hope to have done by the end of the month.

Just bought a spray gun and I have a air compressor coming tomorrow to test out.
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Old May 2nd, 2011, 07:59 PM   #7
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I love cj-8's,,,, looking forward to watching this build!
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 11:11 AM   #8
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Looking good, Ben. You may want to consider clear-coating your aluminum to keep it looking nice, as well.

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 07:01 PM   #9
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Looking good, Ben. You may want to consider clear-coating your aluminum to keep it looking nice, as well.

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Thanks Craig,

I still need to clean uo a few tough spots on the tranny. The alluminum looks kind of dull, does anyone know of anything that helps brings back that fresh alluminum look?

The link below is what I am thinking to use for my frame paint. Thoughts:

http://www.eastwood.com/ew-chassis-b...ss-quarts.html

or

http://www.eastwood.com/ew-chassis-b...in-quarts.html

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Old October 30th, 2011, 06:56 PM   #10
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Started working on the Frame this month.

It is fully dissasembled and I found another bad spot by the rear driver side spring hangar. I patched one of the holes and now have started to cut metal for the other. Unfortunatley I ran out of Argon so I am stuck till I get more.

I will get some pics up this week of my progress.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 09:31 PM   #11
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I made some progress over the last two weeks. I cut out the bad and welded it up. This is my first weld job....seems ok though. After I welded it, I hit it with a hammer and nothing would budge.

Tonight I started grinding down the frame to prep it for paint. Found someting odd.... someone fixed the frame before, but they welded a new piece inside the box frame and then put some kind of filler over it. I post a picture of after I removed the filler.

I only have after photos, because the before photos will not load. I used a different camera and I guess this sit does like the formating. I will see if I can fix it.

What should I do about this...I don't want to put filler back on it. Maybe I will just weld something over it and then grind it smooth.

My goal will be to have the frame painted this weekend. Before I get to that point I still need to do a few things:

-3 body mounts have been welded shut and I need to cut a new hole. Not sure what approach I will use.
-Figure out what to do with that wierd frame repair
-Wash the frame
-PAINT
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Good progress, Ben.

Regarding the frame, if you're not happy with the previous owner's patch job, I'd completely remove the filler, cut out the "shoddy" patch, and weld in a new one, as you have with other parts of your frame. Do it right now...you'll be thankful later.

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Old November 17th, 2011, 05:31 PM   #13
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Thanks Craig...advice taken.

I reworked that funky patch job from previous owner.

I also completed the painting of my frame this week!!!!!....it is so PURDY!

I used POR15...it looks quite nice I think.

Next on the agenda:

-Clean and paint axles
-Install axles, shackles, and springs (I would like to do a lift now, but too costly so I'll go with what I got)
-Clean and paint skid plate...then install.

Thats all for now.
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Looks GREAT, Ben. BTW, what are you going to top-coat the POR with? I have some POR-15 Self-Etching Primer that I probably won't end up using. It'll allow you to topcoat it with anything you want (I typically use Krylon). Give me a shout if you want the POR primer.

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i would like to do a lift now, but too costly so i'll go with what i got
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Looks GREAT, Ben. BTW, what are you going to top-coat the POR with? I have some POR-15 Self-Etching Primer that I probably won't end up using. It'll allow you to topcoat it with anything you want (I typically use Krylon). Give me a shout if you want the POR primer.

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I was not planning to top coat it because it won't really be exposed to the sun. Since you are mentioning it and are a 'Jeep Master' I assume this is something I should do ;-)

If you are not using the primer, then yes I would love to use it. Where can I buy Krylon?

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soa?
SOA...so tempting...I don't think I have enough engineer in me to do it safely....thinking a 4-4.5in SUA.
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I was not planning to top coat it because it won't really be exposed to the sun. Since you are mentioning it and are a 'Jeep Master' I assume this is something I should do ;-)

If you are not using the primer, then yes I would love to use it. Where can I buy Krylon?
You can have it then. Give me a call tomorrow if you want to pick it up. You'll definitely want to top-coat it. It'll start looking "chalky" almost immediately otherwise. I used the same process on my military trailer tongue, and am happy with the end result. You can look at it when you stop over.

You can get Krylon at Meijer (preferred ) or typically any hardware. Semi-Flat ends up having a very nice look.

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