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Project "Tabs Jeep" a.k.a Project "TJScrambler" - part #12
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(02/02/2013) I have been playing with the side boards lately on the Scrambler when I get a few minutes. The location of the emblem has been a topic up on the CJ8 Forum and I am not sure where I want to put it... good think I have plenty of time. I am also missing a spacer that I need, so this will be shelved for a few weeks while I work on the CJ5 in the shop.
I am also in need of loosening up the entire roll bar and shifting it over. It seems that there is more space on the driver side than there is on the passenger side. I never would have guessed it was that much over. Also, the pinstripes on the side aren't the same from side to side, something to keep in mind next time when trying to figure out where to put the holes. Ignore what you see and only go by what the measurements say!

cb (02/02/2013)
(03/11/2013) It is hard to believe it has been a month since I worked on this, but the other CJ5 in the shop has taken up a lot of the time. Snow has taken up the rest of it... it has been a pretty tough winter with the clean up and burning wood. We made it though, we are New Englanders and will not be stopped ;)

I had received the spacers a while ago for the wood boards, I just didn't have the time to put them together until yesterday. I sanded them down, glued them up and clamped them together with some bolts and washers... it worked well. I removed them today and I hope to mount them on the Scrambler this weekend when the CJ5 should be going back home after I mounted the wheels/tires.

cb (03/11/2013)
(03/17/2013) I was able to wrap up the side boards yesterday and started to work on finishing mounting hte rear bumper (4 bolts needed to be drilled and put in, and finally, the hard door mounts for where it closes were trashed and the screws snapped off, so I am drilling out, tapping and fixing that up as well. So, a lot of little projects while I wait to get the CJ5 out and other visiting Jeeps so I can start to really get moving on the Scrambler project.

cb (03/17/2013)
(03/19/2013) I had a few pictures of what went down over the weekend that I didn't have time to update the site until now. As you can tell from the first picture, the striker was pretty mangled and the striker itself was just hanging in the hole spinning. The YJ ones I had are good, but don't have the 5th hole for mounting, so I drilled them and installed them on both sides. I like the belt loop protector as well, so I will keep the YJ ones on the Jeep for the time being. I worked on the rear bumper and installed the seats to make sure they all will work out.

I ordered up a TJ license plate holder as well as I like that look and it makes the license plate stay where it is supposed to! Slight modifications I know, but a purist, I am not exactly 100%. Coming up... heater removal, clean up, blazer hold drilled and the upgraded parts going back in.

cb (03/19/2013)
(03/23/2013) I set out to get the heater box out of the Jeep and get moving on cutting the hole for the blazer heater motor upgrade as well as the new heater core replacement. I made out pretty well. It all went smooth until I realized I had 2 sets of heater core/blower motor parts. I guess you just don't remember everything you do in life!

I will post them up for sale shortly... they whole package is worth about $60 all said and done from Napa, I just looked it up on-line. I am sure someone out there needs the setup. So, I hope to get out there today and actully get into the heater box and see what we are dealing with.

cb (03/23/2013)
(04/27/2013) I didn't have a ton of time to work on the Scrambler lately. The winter was long, it was tough, we broke equipment, things need to be fixed and now that Spring is here, we are doing a ton of Spring cleaning, working on other Jeeps, building a larger garden, playing outside, lots of things going on! But that doesn't mean I can't work on the Scrambler.

I got the 4 35 inch tires off so I can get it down to size to work on it, plus I will sell those off to a friend more than likely. I then finished up the hole for the Blazer motor heater upgrade and I put on the TJ license plate holder. I prefer these to the originals... I know, shoot me!

cb (04/27/2013)
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