Been avoiding body work, so I started tearing down the motor. Everything looks pretty good so far. It ran really well when it was parked 2 years ago, so it will just get all new gaskets and seals. Any other recommendations?
Been a minute. After getting caught up in the Holiday season I am getting back to work on this. Not much actual progress has been made since I last posted here. Mainly thinking, planning, tinkering and parts collecting which causes its own problems.
What is going on: cleaning up the 304, heads are going to my buddies machine shop, bought a full reseal gasket set and timing chain set. Body wise I working the body filler on the sides and seam sealing the inside.
Planning/Thinking: Analysis paralysis has set in. After "finishing" my Scrambler with the 44's, ARBs, RE 4.5", in-cab cage, etc. I just dont drive it as much as I want to. Considering bringing it back closer to stock (2.5", 31-32") and driving it more. This would free-up those parts for this CJ7. I still have the 4.10 Dana/AMC 20 full float that I can use in the 8, but I also have the complete/rusty tub 1986 Laredo that I picked up. It has all the Laredo stuff and Dana 44 that 1) I could use on my 8, 2) just use the axles on my 8, 3) keep it whole and have next year's project?
Need to press on with the original project's body work and make some decisions as spring approaches.
Friend gave me a pair of oem fenders. They are cut for fender well headers so he didn't want them. Passenger side is great. Drivers side not so much. Backside is straight. Found quite a bit of bondo and wavy panel.
It's a acid that works well on rust. One important thing, coat the rust, keep wet (plastic or re-coat). Turns metal black when done. The important part is to re-wet with the Ospho, then wash with soap and water. Then air dry. You need to reactivate the Ospho (wetting with another coat) to be able to wash it off with soap and water. What happens is if left on you'll have adhesion problems, especially with epoxy primer.