Well this sucked. Pulled old leaky steering box to put in a new one. Broke a capture but in the frame and found out the power line will not tighten down on the new box.
had to cut the frame open from the side and weld in a new nut.
Been pretty busy the last couple of weeks. Glad to say this project is done!
Cage is installed, modified a tj warn bumper to fit a cj and added a custom tire carrier to it. Wrapped up a bunch of odds and ends. Got the original owner of the Jeep to come by today as well. Happy to say he approved! This Jeep was purchased by him in 1981 here locally. It was originally a base model with a four cylinder. We kept
the color original. The original hood decals were solid white. When I bought it from him it was torn apart to be rebuild but he had stalled on the project. He used this Jeep as it was intended. There were multiple Jeep jamboree Plaques on the dash.
So finished the Jeep last week and then straight to the trails this weekend. Went to AOAA in pa, about 30 minutes west of Rausch creek where nationals was supposed to be held. Great park! 8000 acres of trails. Jeep is now broken in with a few scuffs and scratches. Happy to report it did well.