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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:13 pm 
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Can't wait to see the finished article!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:16 am 
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This is truly inspirational stuff! thank you for sharing. I reckon that car will be twice as good as it was when it came off the line..

Can I ask what the soundproofing on the roof is?

I've just started on my Dolly (fully stripped mechanically and on rotisserie), so I'm still in the state of depression and awe at how much work there is to do, but I'm looking forward to following in your footsteps.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:28 pm 
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Thank you guys. The sound proofing is from eBay. Item number 252645645801

Front subframe needed repair.

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So we cut the cups out of another subframe

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And then welded them in.

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Then time for paint!

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And of course fitting

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:35 pm 
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Got all the front suspension arms grit blasted.

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Then more paint.

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And some poly bushes.

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I've also got the front calipers fully rebuit and painted. They were pretty grubby.

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Got them all de rusted.

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And then new Pistons.

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Then the fun part.

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Over the moon with them. Got some stainless nipples too:D

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Still more to update:D


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:19 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:37 pm 
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Ok carrying on with the catch up:p

Got both front ball joints stripped and rebuilt.

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Also modified the front hubs for the amazing tracker jack brake kit.

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And we have built the rear coilovers and fitted them:D

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Oh and this beauty arrived.

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Stainless big bore downpipe:D

More soon!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:58 pm 
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The gearbox took a fair bit of cleaning. But I'm very happy with the result:D

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Very pleased 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:02 pm 
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Got the front arches bonded on and cut to fit.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:04 pm 
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And had a mock fit of the front panels. Now starting to get them fitted permanently.

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And that's you all pretty much up to speed:D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:05 pm 
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Oh and these two:D

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:49 pm 
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Awesome. That must've been some cleaning fluid in the Bud bottle. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:27 am 
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Hanging on tenterhooks, looking for an update - that is looking fabulous..

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:48 pm 
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More progress:) got the axle bump stop all done and fitted.

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Got the front splitter almost right.

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Also got the fuel tank painted.

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And the front suspension/ brakes almost finished.

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And started preparing the front panel.

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That's it so far:)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:19 pm 
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Is this a "spot the deliberate mistake" competition?

You have the caliper carriers to the front of the hubs, they should be at the back! WHY this is escapes me, but that is original design and TJs are made to work that way round too. Sterling work otherwise! Love to see shiny bits going back, maybe because I am too lazy to make things shiny when I know full well they won't stay that way!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:59 pm 
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I think what's happened there is that uploading them has somehow mirrored the image. They are Infact on correctly.


I'm currently in the garage undoing bolts ready for a speedy swap tomorrow morning :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:


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