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Project "Tabs Jeep" a.k.a Project "TJScrambler" - part #13
 
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(07/05/2013) I have been working on other people's Jeeps lately, not doing much on the Scrambler and doing some work on one of my own Jeeps. Basically it is mid-July and the summer is just full steam ahead. I wanted to give an update though because I picked up some "cool" items.
 
 
It has been ridiculously hot these last few weeks. It wasn't even July and we had 2 heat waves and we are in the middle of another one now. So what to do? Pick up an A/C unit for a CJ of course. I got an entire kit and if I can figure out how to hook it up to the 401, we will be in business!

cb (07/05/2013)
 
 
(01.26.2014) It has been ridiculously cold lately, I know, a 180 departure from what I wrote last on this project! I can't believe it has been 6 months since I wrote on this. I have been busy with other projects and the incredibly cold winter we are having, but that doesn't stop me from picking up some items and swapping other items out. I found a buyer for the aluminum rims and also picked up some OEM waggies, so I swapped them out for "original" rollers.

I found a commando Jeepster hood and will meld that with the CJ hood, so I can make a commando nose on the front of a CJ, possibly this Scrambler, who knows. It will be pretty trick and custom, so who knows what will happen. I picked up a steering shaft as well attatched to the power steering pox and some other odds and ends. I am still working on it, just a bit slower these days with the snow!

cb (01.26.2014)
 
 
(03.08.2014) It has been one long COLD winter! I am passing the time with selling off some old parts I will not need and hunting new parts to try and get everything ready for when the weather breaks finally. I figure we have another 6 weeks or so before it warms up and the snow melts away.

I have picked up a few sets of tires that seem to sell before I can even have them around for too long. I have swapped more sets onto the Scrambler than I care to remember. Right now the Scrambler is back to aftermarket rims and some roller tires. I am starting on the Commando nose and I was able to score a nice garnet dashpad. I have 2 of them now, and they both have their good points. I would love to find a mint one and just sell off the other 2, but time will tell, they are definitely hard to come by.

cb (03.08.2014)
 
 
(03.23.2014) A few things to update on the project. I continue to play around with the concept of a Jeepster front end on the Scrambler, but wasn't sure if the stock OEM fender look with the hood was what I wanted to go with. So, I found a guy on JeepForum that had tried to do this a while back, but the project didn't work out and he had the stock hood stuff. So, after talking to him he agreed to let me have the hood as long as I paid shipping... long story short, he dropped it off at a u-ship it place, where they said they would package it up and send it to me... it arrived damaged and I am working on trying to get a refund for some of the shipping to repair the damage.

During this time, my new TNT custom fenders arrived and I got to work on trying them out with the Commando nose as well as a stock nose to compare to see what I liked and what I didn't.
 
 
At this point, I don't know what do. The stock configuration looks pretty killer and I love the look of the fender sticking out. I think that is lost on the commando hood setup and I think it makes it look too top heavy. Granted, there will be some 35's or 37's under there, but all in all, it is hard to have that commando nose on there without hiding too much of the flat or regular fenders. I think the stock fenders and commando setup looks best, but that is just my opinion, I will have to see what the family and others think.

cb (03.23.2014)
 
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