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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    Found a bit more rust inside a seam on the passenger rear fender. Thatís the last spot, now the metal is being fabbed back up and welded.

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    It amazes me how seamless they can bring two pieces of metal together so seamlessly.

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    That whole corner was replaced. Iíve never been thru something like this. Itís crazy!


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    So it seems...

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    1985 CJ-8 Scrambler Restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    It's fun building up 2 Jeeps at once, eh?
    Yup, but there are worse things in life!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute View Post
    So it seems...
    Nice one!


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    Rolling chassis!!

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    Still have a couple issues to work thru. The front pinion angle is too low and weíll have to shim it a bit or cut the spring mount on the axle and rotate up a bit. But we need to get all the weight back on that before we can make that call.

    What we do know is the gas tank and skid are going to have to get modified. The rear shackles are right at the edge of skid plate. With any flexing, theyíll be into it.

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    We did go from YJ springs and I know that has some affect there. Iíll be calling Genrite tomorrow to check with them before we do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    Rolling chassis!!

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    Still have a couple issues to work thru. The front pinion angle is too low and weíll have to shim it a bit or cut the spring mount on the axle and rotate up a bit. But we need to get all the weight back on that before we can make that call.

    What we do know is the gas tank and skid are going to have to get modified. The rear shackles are right at the edge of skid plate. With any flexing, theyíll be into it.

    IMG_2323.jpg

    IMG_2324.jpg

    We did go from YJ springs and I know that has some affect there. Iíll be calling Genrite tomorrow to check with them before we do.


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    Itís looking awesome! Itís a great feeling when you start seeing everything come together! I look forward to seeing the next update.


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    Shiny. What paint did you end up using? Any coating inside the frame?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rst8rox View Post
    Itís looking awesome! Itís a great feeling when you start seeing everything come together! I look forward to seeing the next update.


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    Weíre moving fast now. Starting to be able to see it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    Rolling chassis!!
    Congrats. Looks awesome.
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    Sweet! Itís coming together!

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    right on...Ö..

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