I did not remove the skins. I just stripped all the window tracks, regulator, handle, etc. Then cleaned and sanded inside, sealed then repainted and added dynamat type stuff. It was still a major PITA working through that small little window, but it worked out pretty well though, but my doors were in pretty good shape and I didnt have any metal rot in them or anything.Did you pull the door skins to paint the insides?
I'm trying to decide if I want to go that route. If so, was it a huge pain?
Yep Supermerle, it is really nice to take a break. Wife got some garage space back (for a little while ). My gear ratios are 3.73. I decided to keep it this way because I like being able to hit the road and not have to worry too much about it. I was a little nervous taking it out the first time, but I was able to keep up with traffic pretty well (stayed in the slow lane, but was still able to pass semi trucks and slow drivers). I don't recall exactly the rpms, but it wasn't screaming and i'm pretty sure the speed was correct. A while ago I replaced all the gauges with new autometer and used the electronic speedometer with the speed sensor, and it was verified with GPS. I understand this will probably affect my off road capabilities a little, but I would like to eventually put in the teralow 3.5:1 low kit in the transfer case, but we'll see how it behaves once I take it off the road.I like it! I have to agree it is a good feeling to take a break and let somebody else do what they do; also, it puts you way ahead from where you were. Question: What is your axle's gear ratio? You said you was going 65-70 MPH?
Just FYI. You can usually find a sheet metal shop or even the vendor you buy your steel from to throw the pan on their bead-roller and make the "ridges" in it. The process does not change the size of the floor pan and cost around $50.
Thanks Kenneth! I did go with the 33's. Not sure that I love them yet, but I got a great deal on them and they do look nice. I can feel the bottom end power sap a little and I'm pretty sure they will rub once I take it off road, but around town they work fine. It's a slippery slope, because now I'm shopping for more lift....Unbelievably awesome! I have many years to go before paint. So you opted for the 33” ‘s? Tires do look great.
Thanks Scott! I just read through some of your build! Great job! I wanted to ask you how those CJ5 springs are holding up? I think I'm going to need a bit more lift for my tires and was considering the same lift you got as an option. What shocks did you end up using? Thanks!<insert wolf whistle here>
Man Jack, it came out stunning. Absolutely stunning.
I think without the weight of the 4BT they would be a bit harsh. They are only 4 leaf packs, and don't have the military wrap. So all four leafs are pretty stout.Thanks Scott! I just read through some of your build! Great job! I wanted to ask you how those CJ5 springs are holding up? I think I'm going to need a bit more lift for my tires and was considering the same lift you got as an option. What shocks did you end up using? Thanks!
Hi. I have the complete Autometer set sitting in my garage waiting to be installed but I am stumped on what I need in addition to make everything work.A while ago I replaced all the gauges with new autometer and used the electronic speedometer with the speed sensor, and it was verified with GPS.