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Thread: Project Doc: Resurrection

  1. #1
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    Project Doc: Resurrection

    I won't have a lot to post here, nor very often- I have no shop, and nothing but a pile of parts... and that includes the original Jeep! I just wanted to post pics, since I love seeing em, I hope you will too.

    This is what I have to work with. While I was hoping to have something functional by the Scramble in Seymour, MO, I highly doubt that's going to happen, especially after reading the long build threads by Gr8Dain and Hayduke.

    Here is Doc, or what's left of him:
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    I picked up this tub earlier this week... the ad said 'rough', he wasn't kidding!
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    Hayduke and I picked this tub up over 10 years ago (the beige one under all those red parts, I'll get a better shot tomorrow):
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    Next, the reason why this whole project is going on (finally)...
    Nick


    1982 Scrambler Laredo: 258 bored .040 over, MC2100 (SOLD). T-18, D300, 2.73 (BLECH!) D30/M20, 2.5" Superlift, 1.5" shackles, 31" Futura Enforcer MT's.
    1982 CJ-7 Renegade: 258 bored .030 over, Weber 32/36. T-176, D300, 3.31 D30/M20, 2.5" Rancho AAL's, 1" shackles, 31" Firestone Firehawk RMT's. (SOLD )
    Soon to have: 1982 CJ-7 Laredo: 258, MC2100, HEI. T-176, D300, 3.31 D30/M20, Warn hubs, 31" BFG ATs.
    Newest acquisition: 1967 CJ-5: Buick 225 V-6, T-98, D18. Stock everything, except AMC Renegade wheels with 31" bald eggs on em! Future rotbox resto.


  2. #2
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    It wasn't this bad when I left Ill-Annoy, but this is what happens in the salt states:

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    So... yeah. Got some parts, probably not enough. Some space, some tools, some time... not enough of any of them. What the heck, it's lasted this long, maybe in a few years I'll have something to show. Just wanted to share to say, Hey, yours isn't NEARLY as bad as it could be. It could be this one.
    Nick


    1982 Scrambler Laredo: 258 bored .040 over, MC2100 (SOLD). T-18, D300, 2.73 (BLECH!) D30/M20, 2.5" Superlift, 1.5" shackles, 31" Futura Enforcer MT's.
    1982 CJ-7 Renegade: 258 bored .030 over, Weber 32/36. T-176, D300, 3.31 D30/M20, 2.5" Rancho AAL's, 1" shackles, 31" Firestone Firehawk RMT's. (SOLD )
    Soon to have: 1982 CJ-7 Laredo: 258, MC2100, HEI. T-176, D300, 3.31 D30/M20, Warn hubs, 31" BFG ATs.
    Newest acquisition: 1967 CJ-5: Buick 225 V-6, T-98, D18. Stock everything, except AMC Renegade wheels with 31" bald eggs on em! Future rotbox resto.


  3. #3
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    Apparently Doc has the will to live, but his foundation is crumbling . . . get him a good frame and it looks like you have most everything else. Doc has the Laredo wheels . . . does he have the Laredo interior? Once you have a good frame and get it painted, your enthusiasm level will skyrocket.

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    I have a frame, which I picked up from a fellow Jeeper in OK. It's solid and straight, but I will augment it with frame plates and rear crossmember from ChiefWaho, and then coat it inside and out to prevent this kind of carnage from happening again.

    Doc has the entire Laredo package, but I sold the Laredo seats with another Jeep we had. I have another set of seats, but I don't recall if they're Laredo or not.

    The remains are in my sig; there's not much there to warrant keeping stock.
    I'm not sure if I'm going to stay with the T-18, as when I first converted to it from the stock T-5, my mileage went from 18-20 to 10-12. Great granny low, but terrible mileage.
    Since I also sold the engine with the other Jeep, I need a new mill. I have a '78 232, but I don't know if I want to use it or not. I'm thinking of getting the 4.0 and AX-15 from a later XJ, YJ, or TJ if I can't find a decent 258 donor.
    The axles are stock, no lockers, one-piece axleshafts, or any beefy mods. As the gears are awful (2.73), I'm thinking of trying to buy back a set of Scout II D44s I sold to a friend a few years back that had 3.54 gears.
    About the only thing the whole rig has going for it is the suspension, the AGR steering box, and the half cab. Other than that, it's a wide-open game. We'll see what happens.
    Nick


    1982 Scrambler Laredo: 258 bored .040 over, MC2100 (SOLD). T-18, D300, 2.73 (BLECH!) D30/M20, 2.5" Superlift, 1.5" shackles, 31" Futura Enforcer MT's.
    1982 CJ-7 Renegade: 258 bored .030 over, Weber 32/36. T-176, D300, 3.31 D30/M20, 2.5" Rancho AAL's, 1" shackles, 31" Firestone Firehawk RMT's. (SOLD )
    Soon to have: 1982 CJ-7 Laredo: 258, MC2100, HEI. T-176, D300, 3.31 D30/M20, Warn hubs, 31" BFG ATs.
    Newest acquisition: 1967 CJ-5: Buick 225 V-6, T-98, D18. Stock everything, except AMC Renegade wheels with 31" bald eggs on em! Future rotbox resto.


  5. #5
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    The blank slate start and knowing you are saving one but it is in need of so much repair there is no need to stay stock is a fun place to start. Tons of work but ya get to build what ya want. Good luck and just keep pushing.

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    Contacted my friend about the Scout II D44s, and he's going to sell them back to me for what he gave me for them! Sweet.

    Going out later today to pick up the under-dash AC unit and other hardware from a guy in Republic, while on our way to get a '67 CJ-5. The 5 is complete, but in pieces. We're going to restore it and sell it (maybe!), to fund other rebuild projects.

    Next hitch back, I'm going to start on a shed to do the Scrambler rebuild in. Is 10x20' big enough? Doc is about 6' wide and 15' long.
    Nick


    1982 Scrambler Laredo: 258 bored .040 over, MC2100 (SOLD). T-18, D300, 2.73 (BLECH!) D30/M20, 2.5" Superlift, 1.5" shackles, 31" Futura Enforcer MT's.
    1982 CJ-7 Renegade: 258 bored .030 over, Weber 32/36. T-176, D300, 3.31 D30/M20, 2.5" Rancho AAL's, 1" shackles, 31" Firestone Firehawk RMT's. (SOLD )
    Soon to have: 1982 CJ-7 Laredo: 258, MC2100, HEI. T-176, D300, 3.31 D30/M20, Warn hubs, 31" BFG ATs.
    Newest acquisition: 1967 CJ-5: Buick 225 V-6, T-98, D18. Stock everything, except AMC Renegade wheels with 31" bald eggs on em! Future rotbox resto.


  7. #7
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    Any shed is better than no shed. If you can go a little wider you won't feel so cramped. I'd say minimum 12' wide. With an 8' wide door opening you would have 2' on each side for some lateral strength.

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    Good luck on the build! As my mother always told me, “The only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time”.

    If "WE ARE" the result of our past paths,
    we need to pay attention to who "OUR PRESENT WALK" is with,
    to prepare us "FOR OUR FUTURE DESTINATION"

    Toby

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    Great first build post. Looking forward to following along!

    '84 Alaskan Postal CJ-8: Right-hand drive, World Cab, 35s, outboarded BDS 5" CJ-to-YJ lift with add-a-leafs, XD9000i, PSC armor, Waggy 44/HD20, 4.0/AW4, KC HiLites reverse LED kit, Runck bumpers
    '05 Rubicon LJ: Magnum Powers Supercharger, MCE Fenders, JCR sliders, BDS belly-up skidplate, Borla headers & exhaust, , chromoly axleshafts, OR-FAB bumpers, WARN Zeon, JKS JSPEC 3" lift & ACOS Pro front spacers/bumps, 315/75 Duratracs, GR8TOPS Exogate and Safari Cab top, Kleinn OBA, PIAA RF3 cube lights, Inspired Engineering LED headlights, 6-speed, CB, GR8TOPS Safari Cab
    '77 Cherokee S 4-door "Mater": Aero Tank aux gas tank, part time kit in tcase, Warn lockouts, 360 with goodies, saggy springs, loads of patina
    '08 JK Unlimited: Stock, auto, heated seat
    '99 Ford E350 "the bus": Redneck camper/tow rig conversion

    All of the pics from the trip | Rockcrawler.com story of bringing the postal home from AK to NC


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Dawson View Post
    Any shed is better than no shed. If you can go a little wider you won't feel so cramped. I'd say minimum 12' wide. With an 8' wide door opening you would have 2' on each side for some lateral strength.
    So, 12x20... is 20 enough length? My plan was to roll the Jeep in and close the door, and start dismantling it. As I took parts off, I would set them outside, until it was ALL outside, in pieces. Then, I would bring each piece in, one at a time, refurbish it, and then set it back out. Once they were all done, I'd bring em back in in order, assemble, and drive it out. Sounds like a lot of work, but with not a lot of space, it was the best method that occurred to me, to work on it all without tripping over something else.

    Part of my reasoning for the shed is because I am blessed with a property with great views in almost every direction; as such, I haven't had the nerve to build many permanent structures, as I don't want to block the view! The shed will be temporary, the permanent shop is going at the far end of my barnyard against a treeline, but I have neither money nor time to do it just yet.
    Nick


    1982 Scrambler Laredo: 258 bored .040 over, MC2100 (SOLD). T-18, D300, 2.73 (BLECH!) D30/M20, 2.5" Superlift, 1.5" shackles, 31" Futura Enforcer MT's.
    1982 CJ-7 Renegade: 258 bored .030 over, Weber 32/36. T-176, D300, 3.31 D30/M20, 2.5" Rancho AAL's, 1" shackles, 31" Firestone Firehawk RMT's. (SOLD )
    Soon to have: 1982 CJ-7 Laredo: 258, MC2100, HEI. T-176, D300, 3.31 D30/M20, Warn hubs, 31" BFG ATs.
    Newest acquisition: 1967 CJ-5: Buick 225 V-6, T-98, D18. Stock everything, except AMC Renegade wheels with 31" bald eggs on em! Future rotbox resto.


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    Build it on a metal "sled kinda frame" that could be dragged to a different place on the property. My boss did that at his mountain place but did so as to not get taxes on a permanent structure on his property.
    Whatever you do, if it has a wooden floor, make sure there are braces under where jacks and jack stands(and the tires) will go. A little extra space in a work area never hurt anyone.
    Good luck with your project.

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    Good idea about the shed on skids; I have one I did like that, mostly because I didn't think an 8x8 shed needed to have a permanent foundation. Turns out, as you mention, a portable building doesn't have to be declared on taxes. Clever business.

    And also good idea about the floor. I hadn't given much consideration to it just yet, thinking I would have an open floor on the ground, but having a floor would make the whole structure more solid. Of course, beefing the floor adds weight... so it's portable more in name only. Oh well, I can always partially dismantle it to move it, or cannibalize it to build the future shop.

    Picked up that '67 CJ-5 last Monday... I have a plan, alluded to above. I have a rough '89 XJ I'm trying to sell, may have a buyer. If I can sell it, the funds will go to repair my wife's Subaru Forester. Once that's fixed, I can sell it and use the funds to repair the '5, and sell it. Then those funds will go to rebuild the Scrambler, unfortunately always at the tail end of the list to get worked on, but arguably the project that's going to need the most time and fundage to be properly rebuilt.

    Of course, the way my luck goes, I'll probably wind up keeping all of them, and just muddling along as I always do. We shall see.
    Nick


    1982 Scrambler Laredo: 258 bored .040 over, MC2100 (SOLD). T-18, D300, 2.73 (BLECH!) D30/M20, 2.5" Superlift, 1.5" shackles, 31" Futura Enforcer MT's.
    1982 CJ-7 Renegade: 258 bored .030 over, Weber 32/36. T-176, D300, 3.31 D30/M20, 2.5" Rancho AAL's, 1" shackles, 31" Firestone Firehawk RMT's. (SOLD )
    Soon to have: 1982 CJ-7 Laredo: 258, MC2100, HEI. T-176, D300, 3.31 D30/M20, Warn hubs, 31" BFG ATs.
    Newest acquisition: 1967 CJ-5: Buick 225 V-6, T-98, D18. Stock everything, except AMC Renegade wheels with 31" bald eggs on em! Future rotbox resto.


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