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Old April 4th, 2019, 07:02
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Re: rolled my jeep.. now need help rebuilding

Finished up tracking a few electrical issues and finished cross bracing on the roll cage --
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Old April 4th, 2019, 07:04
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Re: rolled my jeep.. now need help rebuilding

finally tracked down a few remaining electrical issues, finished swapping out the old 350sbc in favor of a brand new zz6, and finished cross-bracing on the roll cage




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Drive train: d30 front, F8.8 rear, 4.11 gears, np242 transfer case, rusty under-armor; fully locked with detroit lockers; Chevy 700r4 tranny, 35" MT's

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Old April 4th, 2019, 10:28
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Re: rolled my jeep.. now need help rebuilding

Incredible restorations man... Hope you've gotten some more wheel time!!
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Old April 8th, 2019, 12:53
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Incredible restorations man... Hope you've gotten some more wheel time!!
Thanks... just want to get some break-in on the new motor before I take it out. definitely this summer.
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Old April 8th, 2019, 13:47
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Re: rolled my jeep.. now need help rebuilding

Are the rear seats with head rest the '88 stockers?
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Old April 8th, 2019, 14:24
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What?

Did nobody read Nealio's post??

I am giving him credit for being the first one.


As to the years the body changed, '96 is the last year of the early version, '97 the first year of the late model.

That said, there are some body differences between the Renix years and the HO years, but AFAIK they are all minor things such as the header panel/grill and the roof racks.

Put me down as thinking your best bet is to get a new chassis/body and transfer things over. I will even go as far as saying that you should start with plating and a cage on the new chassis, then transfer parts over. Perhaps in the interim you can cut the roof off the old one and go topless for the summer, and call that motivation to hurry up and get the new chassis ready for the transfer before the weather changes.

Id hate to roll a topless jeep..

Thats a bummer dude, sorry for you. Id find a chassis to swap to. consider smog rules when swapping, changing the year motor in chassis can lead to smog and street legalness problems. In Calif Id likely need same year or earlier chassis for my current motor year, and even then, I may still need to have the swap "certified by the governor".

Glad there was no injury story to go with this, that is what really counts here. seatbelts?
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Old April 8th, 2019, 14:41
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Re: rolled my jeep.. now need help rebuilding

Um... If you see the pics above and on the previous page... Youd see the OP had it fixed... And not just fixed but fixed amazingly
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Old April 9th, 2019, 05:51
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Id hate to roll a topless jeep..

Thats a bummer dude, sorry for you. Id find a chassis to swap to. consider smog rules when swapping, changing the year motor in chassis can lead to smog and street legalness problems. In Calif Id likely need same year or earlier chassis for my current motor year, and even then, I may still need to have the swap "certified by the governor".

Glad there was no injury story to go with this, that is what really counts here. seatbelts?
IT's already finished. Actually finished a few months ago.

no one hurt.. not even a scratch, very slow roll, and both passenger and I were wearing our seatbelts. Would have been a lot worse if we weren't
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Old April 9th, 2019, 07:57
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Oh, now I see, you did a very nice looking repair, great job. Glad no one was hurt, and the jeep was repaired! I have tilt gage on my dash, any time it is greater than 15 I get a bit concerned, I was told the jeep would roll if I got to the mid 20 degree range. That is what freaks me out the most, a roll over.
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Old April 9th, 2019, 09:34
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Re: rolled my jeep.. now need help rebuilding

thanks. Rolls are almost inevitable as you get progressively more and more aggressive, the question really is whether you're prepared for the roll. Sadly, I was not.
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Old April 9th, 2019, 14:29
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Re: rolled my jeep.. now need help rebuilding

ps my 1990 jeep looks much like yours did, but it is not as highly modified by far. there were factory twins maybe at on time!
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Old April 10th, 2019, 08:31
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ps my 1990 jeep looks much like yours did, but it is not as highly modified by far. there were factory twins maybe at on time!
lol.. mine started out as a baby blue Laredo, with grey plaid cloth interior.
At this point, I honestly thing the only thing on the truck that's original is the gas cap cover, the steering wheel, and some of the sheet metal in the engine bay. Every thing interior and exterior has been replaced at some point.
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