I swapped the track bar from my parts Jeep onto my Jeep as the upper bushing had about 1/2" of play in it. It came off the parts rig no problem, but the bloody socket slipped on the lower bolt on mine, and stripped the head. When I hammered a smaller socket on, it broke the welded nut free, and I didn't have an 18mm wrench, so I had to go and buy one. Got it all back together though, and thankfully I had a proper sized nut to fit the bolt that came off the parts rig.
I tried to put the front springs in today, but because of the way the top of the coil is, it sat pretty far off-center when in place. The bottom worked perfectly though. The coil could probably be bent out some, but I don't have anything to heat it enough to do it.
I also realized just how bad my shocks are limiting my down travel. I could get at least another 3, maybe 4" down before dropping a coil. I'm going to have to try and find 3" lift shocks for it.
Last Edit: Apr 18, 2015 16:54:46 GMT -4 by derekmac
Since I have an extra set of doors, I've been thinking about building a set similar to this. There are some things I'd change in how he cut his, but it would be pretty close. I think these look stupid with no doors, but I don't think this looks too bad. I'm still undecided though.
So today I decided to tackle cutting up the Jeep some more. What I tackled today was cutting the front fenders. Both side have rust issues, and I've done quick "get through inspections" repairs, but that obviously doesn't last.
So instead of doing a proper patch, I cut it the hell out!!
Partially cut, and marked.
Drivers side finished.
Passenger side before.
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, and don't think it looks too bad.
Thanks! I just need to figure out how to clean up the look of inside the wheel wells a little more. I should be able to cut some more metal at the front to follow the contour of the fender, and spray it all black.
I have a few other things I need/want to get done to it: *Change water pump *Swap front axle for the limited slip one I have *Get longer shocks *Fix rusted rear bump stops *Do a tank tuck *Get e-brake working again *Make half doors
I'm going to do a practice tank tuck on the parts Jeep before it's sent for scrap. I'd rather learn on that one, instead of mine.
Last Edit: Jun 16, 2015 9:17:02 GMT -4 by derekmac
Pulled the front axle off the parts rig, and got it home, and I am starting to get it cleaned up. The spring perches on this are in really good shape, and you can still see the paint on them. I was worried they'd look like the ones on mine (minus the one Scott fixed).
Also, the yellow fender you see might be the new color for it, but I'm undecided.