New2Me FSJ 1977 Cherokee Chief

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1977ChiefLS3
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Re: New2Me FSJ 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby 1977ChiefLS3 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:01 pm

With the bottom, interior and firewall painted, it was time to come off the rotisserie. I had to think the steps through as I do not have a lift or helping hands.

First step was to position the rotisserie with good access all around and four jack stands underneath:

ImageIMG_3972 by Max Bouthillette, on Flickr
2014 JKUR (Kids)
1983 CJ7 Renegade (In use)
1977 Cherokee Chief WT (Current Project)
1967 Super Wag (Next up)

1977ChiefLS3
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Re: New2Me FSJ 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby 1977ChiefLS3 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:04 pm

Next, lowered the body on to the jack stands and removed the rotisserie:

ImageIMG_3973 by Max Bouthillette, on Flickr
2014 JKUR (Kids)
1983 CJ7 Renegade (In use)
1977 Cherokee Chief WT (Current Project)
1967 Super Wag (Next up)

1977ChiefLS3
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Re: New2Me FSJ 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby 1977ChiefLS3 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:07 pm

Nice thing about this rotisserie is you can take the two ends and use the jack screw and hydraulic lift to get a lot of lift ... which I need to roll the frame back under:

ImageIMG_3978 by Max Bouthillette, on Flickr

To get the rear tires over the rotisserie lifts, I used a floor jack under the rear axle and pulled the rolling chassis back.
2014 JKUR (Kids)
1983 CJ7 Renegade (In use)
1977 Cherokee Chief WT (Current Project)
1967 Super Wag (Next up)

1977ChiefLS3
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Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:40 am

Re: New2Me FSJ 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby 1977ChiefLS3 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:10 pm

Just line up your body above the body mounts and lower in place. Worked much better than I thought it would; was forecasting a trip to the ER but hardly broke as sweat. As it now sits:

ImageIMG_3980 by Max Bouthillette, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3981 by Max Bouthillette, on Flickr
2014 JKUR (Kids)
1983 CJ7 Renegade (In use)
1977 Cherokee Chief WT (Current Project)
1967 Super Wag (Next up)

1977ChiefLS3
Posts: 103
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:40 am

Re: New2Me FSJ 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby 1977ChiefLS3 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:16 pm

Do I wait for the expected ... 'why in the world did he not fix the rear fender flares before getting this far?'

Simple, I'm not doing the exterior paint. Real paint man will do that and his metal man will cut and repair the fender flares. I did spray PPG DT 90 on all of the wheel wells, but I only shot the 3M rubberized coating up to half way across (far from metal work). Once the fender flares are repaired, will spray the remaining 3M and the paint shop will paint the wheel wells. There's actually not much body work to do on what you see here. But I've still need to work all of the front end sheet metal, prime, block, and paint all of the non-exterior sides. Then assemble and deliver to paint shop.
2014 JKUR (Kids)
1983 CJ7 Renegade (In use)
1977 Cherokee Chief WT (Current Project)
1967 Super Wag (Next up)

1977ChiefLS3
Posts: 103
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:40 am

Re: New2Me FSJ 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby 1977ChiefLS3 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:06 pm

Looks like a Dynamat bomb blew up inside the Chief. Using Dynamat Superlite on most of it as will add layer of Dynaliner on top. Will be curious to see what it sounds and feels like at highway speeds. The nooks and crannies for the inside of the exterior body panels are getting Dynamat Xtreme.

ImageIMG_4289 by Max Bouthillette, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4288 by Max Bouthillette, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4285 by Max Bouthillette, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4278 by Max Bouthillette, on Flickr
2014 JKUR (Kids)
1983 CJ7 Renegade (In use)
1977 Cherokee Chief WT (Current Project)
1967 Super Wag (Next up)

1977ChiefLS3
Posts: 103
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:40 am

Re: New2Me FSJ 1977 Cherokee Chief

Postby 1977ChiefLS3 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:10 pm

What are pros and cons of sealing off the air vent at kick panels? This Chief will have A/C, so what's the benefit of the vent? I was thinking of making an access panel instead, but essentially sealing off the vents.

ImageIMG_4298 by Max Bouthillette, on Flickr
2014 JKUR (Kids)
1983 CJ7 Renegade (In use)
1977 Cherokee Chief WT (Current Project)
1967 Super Wag (Next up)


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