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    Now that I sold it I'm seeing all kinds of cool...

    Now that I sold it I'm seeing all kinds of cool old jeep truck rock crawlers lol. I did sell it to another guy that's in our jeep club. He already had a 70's model J truck so this was right up his...
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    Sorry guys, I sold my project. It turns out that...

    Sorry guys, I sold my project. It turns out that I have too many (5) grandkids that like to go wheeling with us and the two seater toy just isn't going to work out. I will have to try this again...
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    Typically a short block is just the engine block...

    Typically a short block is just the engine block with the internal parts. Sometimes this includes the cam and timing gears but not always. A long block includes everything in the short block plus the...
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    If you put your jeep into 4 wheel drive (hi or...

    If you put your jeep into 4 wheel drive (hi or low) it will move and you will not hurt anything whether the front hubs are locked in or not. But, if you want true 4 wheel drive you need to lock the...
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    You might try putting an electric heater under it...

    You might try putting an electric heater under it and warm up the block and see what happens. When I was in high school I inherited an old mustang from an uncle and it would do this in the winter...
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    Perfect, thanks.

    Perfect, thanks.
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    If you have something that would be cool. If not,...

    If you have something that would be cool. If not, no worries. Like I said, I still have the old frame to use as a template.
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    I wore myself out today trying to find frame...

    I wore myself out today trying to find frame dimensions for my truck. I can find old Kaiser Willies truck frames from 1960 to 1964 and then the AMC stuff from 1970 on but, for whatever reason 1965 to...
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    lol, women have that thing called Voodoo Punani,...

    lol, women have that thing called Voodoo Punani, it keeps us men folk under a spell!

    As far as finances go, I could have someone (shop) build it but, I started this to build it myself and learn as...
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    Yes, there will be a cage. So, the front of the...

    Yes, there will be a cage. So, the front of the frame is boxed in (factory) and then the back half is C channel. I though about cutting the C channel off and finish with a 2x4 tube or round tube.
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    Just checkin in. We are finally moved in. It...

    Just checkin in. We are finally moved in. It didn't all work out like we had hoped but, it's over now. Originally, we were supposed to close on our house in GA on 12/10 and then close on the new...
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    The realtor listed our house at 9pm on a...

    The realtor listed our house at 9pm on a Wednesday night. Within 30 minutes she sent a text for a showing at 11 am the next day. We ultimately received 6 offers on our house and within 20 hours had a...
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    No. It will most likely be a few months before I...

    No. It will most likely be a few months before I get back on this. We are still looking for a house in TN.
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    "I like to use the nylon abrasive brushes sold by...

    "I like to use the nylon abrasive brushes sold by Harbor Freight. They will clean the paint off down to bare metal without a huge amount of effort, just some time. The brushes work well on frames,...
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    I think were good lol, but thanks for the offer.

    I think were good lol, but thanks for the offer.
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    I'm a better at grinding right now lol.

    I'm a better at grinding right now lol.
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    Project has been put on hold for a while. We are...

    Project has been put on hold for a while. We are in the process of getting our home in GA ready to sale. Since I'm working from home now my wife wants to be closer to the grand brats so, it looks...
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    Finally finished mounting the doubler and...

    Finally finished mounting the doubler and transmission. Used the tube bender for the first time making a transmission support bracket.

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    And then I made several newbie mistakes. I...
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    Small update. I ended up pulling the 203/205...

    Small update. I ended up pulling the 203/205 doubler back out to reclock it again. It was bothering me to much to leave it the way it was. I now have the passenger area floor space back and should...
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    Kudos to that guy! I like a little more...

    Kudos to that guy! I like a little more protection than the single roll bar though.
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    Unfortunately, the next obstacle wasn't so...

    Unfortunately, the next obstacle wasn't so friendly lol. This was a pretty nasty trail, one that I really should not have been on but..... I don't have any pictures of the attempt but, I hit the...
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    Not much progress these past few weeks. The day...

    Not much progress these past few weeks. The day before the 4th lightning struck close to my house and blew up a bunch of stuff and then last week we had a heck of a storm that caused some wind and...
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    That's a fact lol. For now I have decided to...

    That's a fact lol. For now I have decided to leave it where it sits and work around it. For rock crawling it is better to have it high and out of the way.
  24. Gotta a pic of this thing?

    Gotta a pic of this thing?
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    lol, well......I also have a 2016 JKU (4 door...

    lol, well......I also have a 2016 JKU (4 door jeep) and I keep looking at this LS engine and one ton axles for the jeep truck and wonder what they would like sitting in the JK instead. It doesn't...
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