Retitled: 83 Scrambler resto-mod finally gaining momentum

b.b.chev

Legacy Registered User
City
Black Forest
State
CO
If you choose to store it , I can check on it for you . If I had a larger shop I would just store it for you.
 
City
Mount Victory
State
OH
Wow what a story. Moving all over the place. Nice CJ8. Would be a shame to spend all that time and to sell it. Not even really getting to enjoy the fruits of your labor. I have buddies who restore, spend all their time working on projects only to sell later on. I get too attached to projects that I spend alot of time on. That being said we each have our own priorities. Your loss will be someones gain!
 

Bushmaster6

Legacy Registered User
City
the Springs
State
CO
what may be the final update for the next... oh.. three years..

thanks to the incredible generosity of another forum member (John, forum name "1980cj7"), my 8 is now in secure storage close to our home in Colorado... drove it on to the tow dolly and got her strapped down:
storage 2.JPG

and delivered her to her new long-term "temporary" home in the John's hands..
storage 1.JPG

As my family and I continue our preparations for a move to Germany (which is a pretty massive undertaking) I'm reminded on a daily basis of what a blessing it's been to have John's generous support... having the 8 taken care of is a huge load off of our shoulders.
 

spankrjs

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Biloxi
State
MS
Super glad you got something worked out:thumbsup::cheers:

Thank you John:bow:

Be sure to check in from time to time:thumbsup::wave:
 

Randyzzz

Blown Budget
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
SOA Member
City
Redmond
State
OR
Awesome! Glad to hear it all worked out.

Look at the bright side...you've got 3 years of real Oktoberfest ahead of you! :cheers:
 

Polarfire

Jeep Aficionado
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Columbia
State
MO
So glad you were able to work something out that allows you to keep the Jeep you worked so hard on and it will be kept in a great location. That is very generous of you John!! Don't be a stranger now!
 

MrBeep

CJ-8 Vendor Supporter
CJ-8.com Vendor
City
Dillsboro
State
IN
Agreed, great news! Safe travels and if you happen to see James tell him I said hello.
Thanks John, another example of what this forum is all about. :thumbsup: :wave:
 

Hayduke

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Withrop Harbor
State
IL
Just Enjoyed reading your thread. I was hoping to see the graphics go on to really make your 8 look complete!

Safe travels and enjoy your time over there!
 

Bushmaster6

Legacy Registered User
City
the Springs
State
CO
Last week I charged the battery and pulled her out of the garage to rotate the tires, circulate the fluids, and give her a wash as she'd grown a layer of dust.... and because I was hoping seeing her do something other than protect a pile of cardboard stored under her parking spot in the garage might ignite some motivation to get back to work. Last night I started pulling parts out of the storage bins that I'd kept in the bed, and everything I held or saw made me think, "add that to the list, add that to the list, add that to the list....", except that there was no list. So I started another one: 20200810 punch list.jpg
 

Bushmaster6

Legacy Registered User
City
the Springs
State
CO
Safety first... time to reinstall my seat belts. The truck came with a very random collection of washers and bolts holding the 3-point belts in. I fished them out of the ziploc bag tonight and found at least three bolts that appear to be factory-like items, so I ran them under my bench wire-wheel.
20200811_191637.jpg
 

Bushmaster6

Legacy Registered User
City
the Springs
State
CO
I'm looking for a link/source to (a) the correct hardware and (b) the bushing-gasket sets that go between the roll bar and the half-cab. I found this thread from 2016 but neither the Monroe shock install kit number nor the eBay seller seem to be current.
 

Scramblin Man

Beyond help
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Woodway
State
Tx
I believe member BRKLYNZ28 was making the seal that attaches to the roll bar. Send him a message and see if he still has any. I have seen some shock replacement bushings at the auto parts store in the “Fix It” section.
 
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