ok you asked for it, the non jeep build thread.

Discussion in 'Jeep Registry' started by mustanggarage, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. mustanggarage

    mustanggarage Active Member

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    the new tires came in today. general Grabber AT3 33 12.50 17 and I had them mounted on some 17 x 9 Method race wheels. I think the stance is just right.

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    the method wheels have a removeable center portion on the center cap but it was not long enough to clear my hub lockouts so I bought some stainless steel centers off amazon and they look great I think.
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    oldognewtrick Well-Known Member

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  3. mustanggarage

    mustanggarage Active Member

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    Not much right now. I am working with a guy to redesign the powe steering reservoir. I am not really happy with this one. And then of course it appears Bronco money is just like mustang money. I have spent enough on the Bronco I have to now pay it back to the house and wife lol. I have to build a new deck and replace the carpet on the main floor before my daughter comes home from Paraguay. I am also still waiting to hear an estimate on painting the body which I am hoping to do in March when my taxes are done. So not much is going to happen this winter I’m afraid. I spent today fixing the oil pressure gauge on Sarah’s mustang and replacing the broken vent in my car trailer so I can store her car. Lots of stuff to keep me busy but very little progress on the bronco I’m afraid
     
  4. Chris

    Chris Administrator

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    I love all you do in your shop. You inspire me in many ways. I do have a off the wall question, is your daughter on a mission?
     
  5. mustanggarage

    mustanggarage Active Member

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    Yes she is. 18 month mission for our church
     
  6. Chris

    Chris Administrator

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    Awesome, I'm not a member but s few of my neighbors are.
     
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    mustanggarage Active Member

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    a couple weeks ago I found this hoist on amazon. I bought it planning to use it when it came time to install the roll bar. I took a 1.5 inch piece of square tubing and a piece of 2 inch angle iron and welded them together to increase the strength. then bolted it to the ceiling beams with grade 8 hardware. then I didn't want to risk damaging the truck or the roof so I used some 1 inch lag bolts and bolted some d rings to a 4x4. I figured if I started trying to lift too much it would pull the lag bolts out before it did too much damage. (I hope). anyway, I needed to lift the back of the body to shim the rear body mounts in order to adjust the door gap properly. trying to fit a floor jack in there with a properly positioned piece of 4x4 was one way to do it, but working around the gas tank was going to be a problem. so, I thought this way was better. it worked very well it lifted both sides evenly and with ease. once I had it adjusted to my liking I welded in some supports because the next step will be to pull the body back off the frame in preparation for paint.
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    rather than weld them directly to the tub i blted some supports in and welded to them to make it easier to remove

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  8. mustanggarage

    mustanggarage Active Member

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    My beautiful wife, being the amazing and generous woman that she is, allowed me the whole day today to work on the Bronco. I have not done much with it lately because I need to get it painted as about the next step. as part of that there are a few things that needed to be done. I had spoken with Dan Schrier about getting it painted and he will hopefully be getting me an estimate for how much it is going to cost soon. in the mean time I have adjusted some of the plans since we spoke. I decided not to have a stripe painted on it, I am just going to have it painted Brittany Blue. I also have been having trouble getting my power steering reservoir to fit under the stock hood, and I decided I just didn't like the way the hood looked under neath with the scoop installed. so I decided to buy myself an early christmas present on Black Friday. So I have a new fiberglass hood coming which is already finished underneath. that will hopefully save some work for the body shop. I also decided to go ahead and do the fuel filler modification I had been planning. I have been practicing my welding, and although I am still not that great at it I am getting better. I still suck at body work so it will need to have a professional finish it properly, but it turned out ok I think.

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  9. Barrie

    Barrie MODERADO EL JEFE

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    Looking good. Can't wait to see the finished product.