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1 hour ago, Pete M said:

is it in a vehicle that you'd be buying/storing whole?  or an engine block that will then be sitting on the floor in a corner of a shed for a couple years? 

 

The engine is in a shed. Just the engine. 

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Will be going to the Jefferson Swap Meet in Jefferson WI on the 26th. Will be looking for MJ parts. 

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Last Friday (April 19th) I bought a 4:10 D35 with an LSD, a D30 with gears to match, factory power mirrors, side marker lights, a 5in lift, and sway bar disconnects from a family friend who was parting out an 1986 XJ Chief. I will be keeping everything except the rear axle. The lift is for a Cherokee, but I will combine the two in order to get the lift I want. PM me for details about the rear end if you are interested.

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115182E5-7C48-44F4-AFE6-A97FDAD3E2C5.jpeg.1b0897a0a96c2905dc4f802b339d28c8.jpegGot a pic of my new parts. They are kinda crusty, but they will get sand blasted and painted. 

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Last night I took the steering stuff off of my new axles along with the rear leaf springs. It all will be getting sandblasted soon!

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I'm curious to see how the drums turned out after sandblasting

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7 hours ago, Pete M said:

I'm curious to see how the drums turned out after sandblasting

The drums are not getting sandblasted. I just bought that axle for the leaf springs. However, I have had drums sandblasted in the bast and it works fine. 

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Build info from factory. Huge thanks to JMO413!!

 

*B1TRIM STYLE B1 - CLOTH && VNL BENCH SEAT

-Q8 

166Zone 66-Orlando

1AAU.S. Dealer Retail

5ALLow Series Tracking

APAMonotone Paint

BAQ61 AMP ALTERNATOR

BCXNickel Metal Hydride Battery

BGAPower Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes

BJASTD DUTY FRT DISC BRAKES

BKP10x2.5 Rear Drum Brakes

CBAStraight Back Bench Seat

CKJBlack Vinyl Floor Covering

CSRPassenger Assist Handles

CUMMini Floor Console

DBBAll Manual Transmissions

DDX5-Speed HD Manual Transmission

DHNCommand-Trac Part Time 4WD System

DJH230MM Front Axle

DMM3.07 Rear Axle Ratio

DRJ175MM Rear Axle

EAAAll Engines

EAFALL FUEL INJECTED ENGINES-GAS

ERBENGINE - 4.0L I6 MPI GAS

GACTinted Glass Windows

GBBTinted Windshield Glass

GCBFront Door Tinted Glass

GEHFixed Door Vent Glass

GNARear View Day/Night Mirror

GRZLeft Remote Mirror

GSZRight Remote Control Mirror

GTZManual Remote Mirrors

HCDDo Not Use - See HCA

JAAInstrument Panel

JAZDO NOT USE - See JP, KA classes

JBFInstrument Panel Black Bezel

JCA85 MPH Primary Speedometer

JKBMOPAR Hood Lock

K3ZSTRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING/COLOR

KDASTRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING/COLOR

LAFSeat Belt Alert-Driver Seat only

LAPShift Indicator Warning Lamp

LBCGlove Box Lamp

LCJDOME/READING LAMP B-PILLAR

LMAHalogen Headlamps

MB1Black Front Bumper

MBJBlack Powder Coated Front Bumper

MDAFront License Plate Bracket

MFFBlack Grille

MHBBright Windshield Moldings

MMCRear Door Solid Window Insert

MMGBelt Moldings

MMJDRIP TROUGH MLDG - TYPE I

NAAFederal Emissions

NBALIGHT DUTY CYCLE

NBKEVAP Control System

NDACatalytic Converter

NF218.5 Gallon Fuel Tank

PWBPEARL WHITE PRIMARY PAINT - HWB

QWBPEARL WHITE SECONDARY PAINT - HWB

RAAAll Radio Equipped Vehicles

RACAM MTR Radio

RCA19 SPKRS SRT High Perf Audio

SBAPower Rack and Pinion Steering

SCBPerforated Steering Whl w/Red Stitch

SFAStandard Duty Shock Absorbers

SGARear Shock Absorbers

TAAAll Tires

TADHIGHWAY TREAD

TBCCompact Spare Tire

TBMTire Carrier Winch

TNCP195/65R15 BSW AS Touring Tires

WJK15X6.0 Styled Steel Wheels

WMCBright Wheel Trim Rings

XBSPickup Box

XFA-35F Protection Anti-Freeze

YAABuild To U.S. Mkt. Specifications

YGB1 Additional Gallons of Gas

YGG9 Additional Gallons of Gas

Z01Rear Spring Group I

Z5AGVW/Payload Rating

Z65Left Front Group XIV

Z84Right Front Spring Group XIII

 

Body Model JL61

Build Date 1/3/89

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take that list with a grain of salt. :L: Chrysler reused codes over the years.    I seriously doubt your truck had a nickle metal hydride battery or a hood lock. :D  

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Just picked up a rust free tailgate for $100. I live in the rust belt so this is kind of aB55231A7-8BF5-47C1-82F8-9D1FDCB70519.jpeg.842017a972383495c470fcd003dd026c.jpeg big deal for me. 

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Just pulled it back inside to work on it again since schools is out and the ground is dry. I started pulling the bench to check the floors. I can see a couple of rust sports form the underside though. Hopefully it is not very rusty.

 

Sorry no pics, but I’m sure many of you have done this before too, so you know what it looks like. I’ll get pics once I get the carpet pulled. 

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Pulled up the carpet. Not bad for a Wisconsin truck. I will start patching the floors soon.

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Passenger side 

 

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Driver side

 

I also ordered a weld-yourself front bumper for $165 on Amazon. I’ll let you all know what I think of it when I get it built. 

 

I took the grille off and turned it the correct way only to take it back off to take the grille and header panel off to get the front fender off so I can repair the floor and rocker and prep for paint. 

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I got the rocker, cab corner, and floors cut out, sandblasted, and primed and ready for reinstallation. The floors will get POR 15 on them. Some pics are of the front end torn off, others are of the rocker/cab corner removal and of the floors.

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Got the new floors pans and rocker welded in on the driver side. Now I need to fix the passenger side floor. D0F34BFC-8FC4-494E-9367-2A6323C5877F.jpeg.814e245b74cc210b02304504aa35f1fd.jpeg

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looking good  :L: 

 

what's the plan for the cab corners?

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11 hours ago, Pete M said:

what's the plan for the cab corners?

I am just bending up a piece that will fit, then welding it in place. I have a sheet metal brake at my disposal, so I can make precise bends. 

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Just put in some Dynamat sound deadener to make it more pleasant to drive when it is done. 

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Pics of the Dynamat installed. 

 

On the trans tunnel, both floors, and back of the cab. 

Also ordered a new vinyl floor covering. 

 

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Over the past few days I got a lot done. 

 

8.8 is in (and out again for sandblasting). 

 

Got a nicer hood. 

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Did some rust repair and bodywork. 

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