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Well back to the body work. Lots of hole to cut and parts to fit.



Yes, I know the tailgate hinges are on backwards.













Made a latch block with detent dimple for the tailgate latch.

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Man, serious build on the Jeep.   Looks really nice!
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With any kit there always some fitment required. Notice the rubber bumpers for the hood. The hole for this one is blind, but you can use a dremmel tool to carve out a cavity for the tit.



I used a spline string and plumb bob to guarantee the body was centered on the chassis. Of course the chassis must be level for this to work.



The body shop will need to work on the gap between the hood and fender.



The easy stuff.



Found a mold problem with one of the fenders. Call Tom at Kentrol and they repaired their mold and sent a replacement. Great customer service.



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Originally posted by Traveller Traveller wrote:

Man, serious build on the Jeep.   Looks really nice!



Thanks, stay tune. It is going to get a little crazy.
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Some parts off to be yellow zinc'd. Oh by the way, decided on M.O.R.E. bomb proof motor mounts. As you see the engine side is going to yellow zinc and the chassis side got powdercoated.





After plating, like new again!



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Like Christmas at the engine builder (I will give him props later). Originally ordered a Performer RPM Air Gap intake, but later a Torker. I ended up using the Torker, just a great intake and with a engine this size any bottom end loses will never be noticed. The dyno numbers will prove this later.

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One problem with fiberglass bodies is how to secure the back side of the e-brake frame. I came up with a nice bracket that ties in to the upper and lower hinge bolts and has a piece of strut and a spring bolt to mount the e-brake frame to. It has both vertical and lateral support.

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Test fitting the newly powdercoated pedal box, steering column and hydroboost system.



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MSD 6AL Box.

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Axle almost done







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