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Originally posted by mbullism mbullism wrote:

Ya just gotta love it... You, in that car with a cubano hat, a cardigan sweater and a big fat stogie... the rest of the world would go black and white sepia around you LOL

(nice fix, btw Thumbs Up )

I very much like the sound of this! Wink
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Okay. Catch up time. Had some drama these last few weeks. Laptop crapped out. Lost all pictures. Then me.....trying to navigate on a new machine.....not so good. 

And additionally, two weeks ago today, we lost our beloved Margo. I've lost dogs before. But none have ever hurt like this. So momma and I have had a bit of a rough go. 

But we're getting back on track and I have actually been working here and there and getting things done.

So.....chassis and stuff. 



But of course nothing is easy. the front axle was a mess. The prior builder cut off the perches and welded them back on in the exact worst location you could want. i had 10.5 degrees of caster with the way it was set up. So now I'm at 5 after correcting that train wreck. 




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Great progress. Sorry for the loss of your dog. I know, it really sucks when it happens.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nofender Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2020 at 7:56pm
and my baby.....guarding my junk. Actually she wasn't much of a guard. You could have walked up and taken whatever you wanted. LOL But she was the sweetest most loving companion you could ask for. Rest well my love. rest well. 


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Frame looks great blasted and painted!  I've been following your progress.  I was thinking about you Friday- drove to MD near Oakland and hauled back a 71 CJ5 to pull the drive train out of.  I feel your pain on loosing your 4 legger.  They are definitely members of the family.  Looking forward to meeting you at Southington!

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Thanks guys. 

Nothing picture worthy to report. But making progress nonetheless. Picked up a boat load of grade 5 and 8 hardware for final assembly. Got the tow bar painted and mounted. Winch and steering box are cinched down for good now. 

Parts are arriving at an alarming rate. Ha! I have either here or on its way:

Dual MC upgrade parts/kit
Rear locker
Thick rear diff cover
Decided to try the Tracker disc brake conversion. All that stuff is on it's way.
Shocks

My goal for this weekend is to get the drivetrain all cleaned up and painted. So maybe at some point we can share some pretty pictures of it all installed for the final time. 
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Dogs And jeeps just seem to go together.,I had a black Lab, she was the best friend for the entire family.
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And here we are today!

The drivetrain is in for hopefully the last time. Now I can start on the exhaust and the brake systems. You may wonder about my color choices. Well after careful consideration I decided to use whatever I had on the shelf. Ha! 

After working on that 49 Chevy, I had a full can of that era Chevy gray left over. Seems like a winner! Then I found 2 cans of Ford blue in a bin. Interestingly I haven't owned a Ford anything since 2000. But hey 2 full cans goes a long way. Winner number two! Then I found a half can of VHT silver high heat paint. Perfect for heat shields. Trifecta! 




I finished off the cross member. I welded all the caps in. But before that, I welded in some nuts. I wanted to be able to support the skid plate. But I hate bolt heads protruding from said skid. I figure by mounting it this way, I can keep the skid perfectly smooth. 



And lastly a bit of nostalgia. We made these shackles years ago for the flexy Jeep you saw pictured earlier. We had this dream of starting a fab shop and calling it Shameless Fabrication. These were our first and only parts. LOL But hey, we had a dream. I've held on to these a long time. One set went on my son's YJ. But these were in a parts bin forever. So it was good to get them back into use! 


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Originally posted by nofender nofender wrote:

...and calling it Shameless Fabrication. These were our first and only parts. LOL But hey, we had a dream. I've held on to these a long time. One set went on my son's YJ. But these were in a parts bin forever. So it was good to get them back into use! 

F'g perfect Cool

...Perfect business plan...keep numbers low and create rarity LOL...most reading this couldn't afford them at any price Wink


Edited by mbullism - 26 May 2020 at 9:34pm
1946 CJ2A #69750 - "Plowshare"
Bantam T3-C #15849
1969 Kaiser CJ5 (sold)
1973 AMC CJ5 (sold)
2016 JK unlimited (Hers)

Analog spoken here....
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