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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-25-1999, 03:47 PM
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Project YJ-7 is compleated (pics.)

My X-Mas present to myself is now compleated
I installed a 89 Wrangler galvanized steel tub (with factory undercoating) onto my 84 CJ-7 frame and running gear
The windshield and complete front end remain the classic CJ (as well as the dash)
Photos are on the site

Let me know what you think
Tub cost $450 out of the local boneyard and it included the removal and rollbar
Got the rig for $800
Total cost of truck, tub with install is still under $1800
Finished photo when scanned

Want to thank all that fed me the info
And thanks to all that I never got your names


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-25-1999, 04:47 PM
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Re: Project YJ-7 is compleated (pics.)

Nice website. I'm in the same process now with my 84 CJ-7. Have a 91 YJ tub sitting in the garage all Hurculined and ready to go on. Just have to finish cleaning/painting the frame. What did you do about the two body mounts in front of the rear tires? Did you remove and re-weld them in the correct position?

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-25-1999, 10:33 PM
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Re: Project YJ-7 is compleated (pics.)

What I did with the body mounts is that I replaced them by welding ALL
new ones
Cutting out the old and in goes the new plates with new holes
The rear ones on the frame at the fuel cell were gone, not there
So I was able to put them where I wanted to
Do the Blazer motor up grade while you are in there (1973, 350 motor w
a/c. Pep boys and NAPA you will not have to modify the houseing. I used
a Auto-Zone unit and needed to cut away 1" of houseing to fit)
You'll thank me later

Also I welded the rear D20s tubes to the houseing
3, 1" welds as to not heat up the metal to much

Let me know if I can help
Been there and done that

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-26-1999, 09:19 AM
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Re: Project YJ-7 is compleated (pics.)

From everything I've read they say its a big no-no to weld axle tubes to the housing on an axle. They say it causes the metal to get brittle and becomes prone to breakage. Steve

post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-26-1999, 08:50 PM
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Re: Project YJ-7 is compleated (pics.)

What you do is weld 3, 1" welds that way it will not heat and distort the axle tubes
One at 12 o'clock, one at 10 o'clock, and the third at 4.
You dont do all 3 at once
weld one and than one on the other axle tube
Then do the second and then the other tube
and so on.
Also weld short, 1" welds
If you do the hole tube all the way around
that too, will heat it up to much also

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 12-31-1999, 11:32 PM
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