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Project JPSK8 - my last build??

Jeepskate

Insane in the Membrane
City
Christiansted
State
VI
The mock up is pretty much done other than the parts that I took up to the house to work on & I'm starting to tear it back down for body work & paint. I'll finish engine assembly, drop the drivetrain in & finish plumbing everything while the body is away. 41287727_10214851289614457_2337518470331105280_n.jpg41323191_10214851289254448_6298545470587273216_n.jpg41292270_10214851289934465_776021180736864256_n.jpg41466960_10214851290574481_6789267921064427520_n.jpg41449355_10214858491114490_3651517380435116032_n.jpg41479488_10214858490794482_5171082470526812160_n.jpg
 

Jeepskate

Insane in the Membrane
City
Christiansted
State
VI
Last bit of mock up & tearing it back down. Holes for the passenger side windshield hinge were out of whack. Should have the manifolds back from ceramic coating next week so I can finish assembling the 360. 41851337_10214908513805026_3714628076559138816_n.jpg41863954_10214908514165035_4071908706353152000_n.jpg42059101_10214908514445042_7118184380677226496_n.jpg41990690_10214908514845052_3451800430508507136_n.jpg41866284_10214908515165060_7557981098983030784_n.jpg
 

Jeepskate

Insane in the Membrane
City
Christiansted
State
VI
Final dash mock up with the color (Ford Nitrous Blue) before it goes out for the real paint job. Switching gears back to final engine assembly...manifolds should be back from the ceramic coater shortly. 42959626_10215006589736863_7598139631611150336_o.jpg42924791_10215006590696887_3020773992471461888_o.jpg43001584_10215006591376904_6966359292513353728_o.jpg42904358_10215006592176924_2033973598011523072_o.jpg
 

Cmath

Scrambler Enthusiast
Lifetime Member
SOA Member
City
Woodstock
State
Ga

Jeepskate

Insane in the Membrane
City
Christiansted
State
VI
Note that the steering column collar didn't fit any of my three auto tilt columns...the shroud on them is the same size as the manual non-tilt column that was originally in the Scrambler. I had one of the machining students pop it in the CNC and enlarge the hole from 3" to 3.5"...just needs a minor tweak on the top plate which I'll have done at final fit up.
 

Cmath

Scrambler Enthusiast
Lifetime Member
SOA Member
City
Woodstock
State
Ga
Note that the steering column collar didn't fit any of my three auto tilt columns...the shroud on them is the same size as the manual non-tilt column that was originally in the Scrambler. I had one of the machining students pop it in the CNC and enlarge the hole from 3" to 3.5"...just needs a minor tweak on the top plate which I'll have done at final fit up.
Thanks for the tip! I do have a tilt column.
 

Jeepskate

Insane in the Membrane
City
Christiansted
State
VI
Picked up the last few powder coated parts & the ceramic coated manifolds from the powder coater, so I'll be completing the engine assembly soon. Traded in the older Grand Cherokee that I was driving to knock a few bucks off of my wife's new 2019 Ocean Blue Metallic JLU Sahara that she ordered back at the end of September (she's already got a stack of aftermarket parts for me to install). Ordered up the new Rocky Road Outfitters rock sliders & BDS springs for the CJ-7 so I can get started on it while the Scrambler is in a holding pattern for body work & paint. Also got some news that I'm not allowed to fully disclose that will be taking us back to St. Croix at the end of January...let's just say that it involves TV cameras and life in the Caribbean ;)47400350_10215437316664767_789408804251893760_n.jpg
 

Jeepskate

Insane in the Membrane
City
Christiansted
State
VI
Two guest suites and an extra Jeep, all you need is airfare (y) Planning to move down full time in July...been doing a LOT of downsizing & house sale prep the past couple of months. The producers are aware of my 'affliction' so we'll probably roll in some Jeep stuff with the local clubs. There's one other Scrambler on the island that I'm aware of, might be one or two others.
 

Jeepskate

Insane in the Membrane
City
Christiansted
State
VI
Trans linkage, sway bar, steering brace, pitman arm, tie rod, intake manifold (this is what the powder chrome looks like without the clear coat that dulls it) & ceramic coated exhaust manifolds.48379012_10215546144465394_2917565971298254848_o.jpg48415540_10215561864778392_3682757666876162048_n.jpg48412785_10215561865018398_2930004432810672128_n.jpg
 

Belizeit

CJ-8 Member
Gold Member
City
River Ridge
State
La
I'm not really seeing anyone locally doing ceramic coating of exhaust manifolds. Is it pretty expensive ? I've read it helps with heat under the hood.
 

tower210

Scrambler Junkie
Lifetime Member
City
Olathe
State
KS
Trans linkage, sway bar, steering brace, pitman arm, tie rod, intake manifold (this is what the powder chrome looks like without the clear coat that dulls it) & ceramic coated exhaust manifolds.View attachment 68532

No option to convert the Manual to a Hydro clutch? After doing this with my AX-15; I'd never go back...
 

Jeepskate

Insane in the Membrane
City
Christiansted
State
VI
I'm not really seeing anyone locally doing ceramic coating of exhaust manifolds. Is it pretty expensive ? I've read it helps with heat under the hood.

IIRC it was around $200...I'll check the receipt when I get home since I also had the powder coating batched in with it.
 

walkerhoundvm

Just trying to stay upright
Lifetime Member
City
Cave Creek
State
AZ
I'm not really seeing anyone locally doing ceramic coating of exhaust manifolds. Is it pretty expensive ? I've read it helps with heat under the hood.
I spent close to $400 to get a set of V8 manifolds done. Not sure I would do it again.
 
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