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Project "Tabs Jeep" a.k.a Project "TJScrambler" - part #7
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(03/18/2012) I just came in after trying to get the soft top put on and a few parts removed from the Scrambler tub. I was able to get the top on, but I am missing 2 pieces from what I can tell that hope to hold the back half of the top in place. I used a clamp to hold it in place, but I really need to find the parts needed to fix it up.
I had to engineering some makeshift holders for what I was missing, and that is why the back is sagging a bit, but all in all, the top is in very nice shape. It needs to be cleaned up some more and the missing parts located, but all in all, with the roll up windows, it is really freaking cool!
I cleaned out the bed of the Scrambler and was sad to see some rust that I hadn't seen before, and that combined with the fact that when I took out the bulkhead, the bulkhead had some rust bottom parts that I hadn't seen before, well it was kind of a bummer, but all in all, the body is still in really good shape. I need to get the roll bar off an the windshield frame out so I can lift this off and onto the other frame to see how it lines up. After that is done, I will flip this on its end and look at the bottom and get the bolts out and fix and cut out some problem areas.
I noticed some differences in the 1982 roll bar vs. the 1983 roll bar so I will have to ask some questions to the forum about those. I was surprised to see the 1983 bar does not have provisions for the wood sideboards and the 1982 does. I want to figure that out as I want to run the sideboards!
I found out that a lot of heat, time, and patience equals welding on a bolt and snapping it off. I never have any luck with these torx bolts! Oh well, we can fix that later.

cb (03/18/2012)
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