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Discussion in 'Binder Builds' started by Jack H, Dec 4, 2015.
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?
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.
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?
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.
Love what you are doing here. Keep it up!
Here's a quick update from all the items. Cage is done, just need to paint still, top is done with all new rubber. Paint and bedliner is all done. All that's left is to put in the new seats, new seat belts and new weatherstripping. Question for you all, I know it's hard to tell from the pics, but you think I could fit 33x1250 tires on here? The shop says he can get me a good deal on some, and I'm trying to decide if I want to pull the trigger. Anyone have experiences either way, good or bad? It has 31x1050s right now.
I'm pretty sure 33s are going to give you rub without a body lift.
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.
Jack, love your build!
May see on the trails or So Cal desert, one day.
Morning everyone, hope you all had a great weekend! Anyways, got the scout back from the shop, and it turned out great! Loving this thing more and more everyday. The guys at the shop did bodywork/paint, custom roll cage, new seats and seat belts, bed lined the floors and top, new weatherstripping, and opted to get some new tires as well. I'm getting the front bumper rechromed and need to put the back bumper back on, put the emblems back on and driver/passenger windows back in, but all in all I'm pretty stoked to get out on the road!
Thanks for lookin!
That is no longer the Green Machine! Looks really awesome Jack.
Unbelievably awesome! I have many years to go before paint. So you opted for the 33” ‘s? Tires do look great.
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....
<insert wolf whistle here>
Man Jack, it came out stunning. Absolutely stunning.
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!
I need that in my garage. Looks amazing!
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.
Finally took off the old Rancho Shocks, and plan to run the shocks that came in the kit (with a modification to the shock mounts), once the front axle is done.
Also need to build some bump stops extension brackets to keep the springs from flexing backwards under full compression.
One more here Jack!! Outstanding and I bet so much fun to drive!!!
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.
I have a tach, speed, oil, volt, fuel, and temp. I am fairly certain I don't need anything extra to make these work EXCEPT for an electronic pulse sender for the speedometer since I have the old spinning type connected to the trans.
Can you tell me which add-on unit you needed to make the speedometer/odometer work?
Thanks in advance.
Wow Jack, it looks really great. Red with a white top, my favorite color combo on the baby scouts. Well done!