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Project "Leftie" - part #18
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(02.22.15) I had to run out on Friday the 20th to get the rollers that I didn’t have for the welder and once that was put together, I practiced a bit to make sure it all worked. I did get a few birds nests in the welder, so I have to figure out exactly why this thin wire is having issues, but all in all, it is setup and ready to roll.
I also finally got around to putting together the air tools that I had and getting them figured out… then it started to snow… AGAIN! After that was done, I got the tailgate parts and bits and I got them all going on the back of the Jeep. I still need to finish up the welding on them, but they are all there and in place. I then did some grinding, which cleaned up a lot of the welds and then I realized I was out of strip disks, so I need more of those. All in all, not a ton of work on the Jeep, but I was able to get some things done.

cb (02.22.15)
(02.25.15) Progress is being made, the tailgate area is done, and the firewall for the brake assembly has been cut out and modified as has the area for the gas pedal assembly. It has come time to take a small break on the project as something else has come up. This whole project will be put on hold for a couple weeks and when I get back to it, I will start the push to get it done for the car show.

On a side note, there was some parts missing from Quadratec order, and that has been recitified and also I received a package from an overseas Jeep friend “Dave the Sparky” who sent me the RHD/UK lights and bezels for the lowers. Out of all of the bits and pieces I will assemble something very nice.

cb (02.25.15)
(03.09.15) The firewall was the name of the game over the past 7-8 hours with plenty more to be done. I was able to get a few hours in before we left for vacation and yesterday once we got back I was able to sneak in a few more hours.

The main issue I was having was the steering column hole and repairing the firewall plate. Basically the plate has to match up with the firewall to add extra strength to the brake booster, clutch assembly as well as the steering column setup. The main issue was the tub was for an automatic, so I had to add metal to get the auto hole filled in and then make room for the clutch and brake parts. I didn't have the hole saw for the brake, so I will pick one up, but the clutch is ready to rock and roll. I need to turn my attention to the other side next. I need to fill in metal, to then assemble the heater components and then get the battery holder in place and make sure it all fits... wiring harness hole as well!

cb (03.09.15)
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