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Interceptor

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Question 17:
Spray some white paint on my deterated firewall tag, then wipe with finger.

Can anyone read it for me? And can I have a reproduction made?20211021_121854.jpg20211021_121713.jpg20211021_121637.jpg
 

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The rivets holding it on are regular rivets, nothing special. Drill them out carefully and you should be able to clean up the tag enough to be legible.
 

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Question 18:
Trying to get a sheet metal budget, looking on Classic Enterprises website. Drivers side floor is pretty well gone. It has a patch as does the passenger side.

Is it not easier just to replace with their "front floor panels, extended width", rather than the narrow width?
 

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Question 19:
See photos of drivers side where body mounts. The front bolt area is basically all gone and the middle bolt area is too. Also the one in front of rear tire has rust.

Looking at Classic parts not real sure what I need to order. If I order the extended floor what supporting pieces do I need?
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Interceptor

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This is probably common issues, has any one got suggestions on what parts I will need?
 

jpnmaine

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So classicent has those pieces as well. I would wait on the firewall box mount until the floor is removed. You may find, difficult to tell by pic, that you can add metal to make hole. This would help because you do not have to separate this box from the fire wall. But if you are doing this already to replace the floor it comes off any way. Either repair or replace will be in order depending extent of floor repair. Full floor means full separation of spot welds at firewall and front mount will be removed as well.
The second cross support body mount behind the transmission shift cover is a cut out and replace. Classicent offers full or partial section..depending on extent of rust and or repair. Check your other side as well.
 

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Question 20:
I have a 1981 CJ 8
I have a used later frame that had wide tracks from the factory.
Will my 1981 non wide trac springs and axles bolt up without any issues to the later model frame?
 

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Question 20:
I have a 1981 CJ 8
I have a used later frame that had wide tracks from the factory.
Will my 1981 non wide trac springs and axles bolt up without any issues to the later model frame?
Everything will bolt up. The wide track frame used a different upper shock tower for the front shocks. Hopefully you got the towers with the frame, if not they’re not that hard to find. You will need a bit longer front shock if you’re using the narrow track axle’s lower spring plate mount and the wide track frame upper tower mount.
 

Interceptor

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Everything will bolt up. The wide track frame used a different upper shock tower for the front shocks. Hopefully you got the towers with the frame, if not they’re not that hard to find. You will need a bit longer front shock if you’re using the narrow track axle’s lower spring plate mount and the wide track frame upper tower mount.
I've have gone back to widetracs. Figured that is best in long run. Yes it has shock towers
 

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Question 21:
The used leaf springs attached to widetracs I'm gettinh... I'm sure they need new rubber at attaching points. Are all of them the same as far as quality and ride? Any pictiiculars
 
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