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Old 02-09-2018, 01:51 PM
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The series of Jeep before your donor model has a steering box right at the front of the rail. I suspect the steering shaft would be significantly longer than yours. The coupling to your rack looks similar if not identical to the steering box version. I have a lathe (not a lot of tooling) at my workshop in Bayswater that you're more than welcome to use. Loving this thread.
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:50 PM
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The series of Jeep before your donor model has a steering box right at the front of the rail. I suspect the steering shaft would be significantly longer than yours. The coupling to your rack looks similar if not identical to the steering box version. I have a lathe (not a lot of tooling) at my workshop in Bayswater that you're more than welcome to use. Loving this thread.
Many thanks Peter. I will be checking out other Jeep models once I know what length I need exactly as good chance they have the same spline at the ends.
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:54 PM
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I know now why your shirts are always wrinkly Marcus.
I bet you've been using that ironing board in the shop for years...


Looking good as usual.
Thanks for the updates.
Rather use the board for this then my shirts.

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Thank you for sharing i try to learn as much i can
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:11 AM
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Making the most of our checked luggage limit coming back home through the US! Still can't believe we brought all this home plus our luggage which varied from thermals for -18*C in Taos to snorkelling gear and a dinner jacket for the cruise in the Caribbean!

About a 1000 stainless fasteners and three more body hammers as I don't seem to have enough already. Custom made bead roller dies too to match the beads on the cab.

Had to partially disassemble the 27" beadroller as it weighs 84 lbs on its own and were only allowed up to 50 lbs per item. Tooks the shafts, dies, handles etc out and got it 0.5 lb over the limit but they let it through! Another two of the other 4 bags were just over too, but the last one was under enough to get it all excepted.
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:17 AM
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:48 AM
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Fair play to you Marcus, you can never have too many tools!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 03-11-2018, 10:22 AM
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Looks like youíve made a good haul! Iím sure youíll be putting all those tools and equipment to very good use on your amazing project!
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:48 AM
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Many thanks for the comments. There was a lot of things that you paid way more for the postage than the item was worth to get it sent home to Australia. I saved over $300 US in freight alone doing it this way not including the bead roller! They would not send that to me at all internationally.
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well done on the imports .. is the bead roller any difference to the cheap ones here .. my was a chinese model but the shaft are standard size and the eastwood roller kits fits nicely along with the motor from the metalman tools in shepparton
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:26 AM
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Played around seeing if I could use the stock door check strap with the bar going into the A pillar instead of the door, to aviod the one piece windows, but just couldn't get it to work that way. So I'm going the same way as many Jeeps have. Going to start by welding this heavier gauge angle inside the door and A pillar where mounts will be fixed.


Angle plug welded into position inside the door. This is just to make sure the screws don't get pulled through should the door be caught by a gust of wind or let go when parked on a side slope!


Ground down the welds and pilot holes drilled.


Bought some stainless steel footman loops and using an old leather belt for mock up.


These a often called Chicago Rivets or Screw Backs. I got nickel plated brass ones with a 8mm-5/16" head diameter. They just screw into themselves making riveting leather easy. Strap can be wrapped around a bar for instance that is already welded into place.

I have got it on back to front to make it easier to work out the length I need to make the strap.


Works really well and this mock up strap will work as a template for when it is time to do upholstery.


I'm actually trying to find another one of these belts that I used to have to make the strap from in the final version. Can't seem to find them anymore so if someone stops one, please let me know. The only belts I can find with Jeep stamped on them now have it only once at the very end with the belt holes too close to use it.
Hi Marcus. I have some letter stamps for leather. This wonít let me upload photos. So if you message me your mobile number. I we send you the photo.
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