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Old 01-13-2008, 09:41 PM   #76
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What I like about the stainless is I can buy a complete stainless kit. How 'bout stainless bolts with grade 8 nuts?
then you have 3 dis-similar metals.....so is there plenty of beer on tap for this project? you have my number!
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:00 AM   #77
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Aluminum body and galvy frame? If you wanted a Land Rover, you should've just bought one.

I seriously considered building a CJ-7 this way, but the cost and the fact I couldn't find aluminum fenders and hoods at the time kinda put the kibosh on it. If all of the other systems are as well thought out as those two, the Jeep should last forever.

How are you planning on cutting down the corrosion where aluminum and steel meet? Are you going to rely on the paint, or are you going to add some kind of buffer? I'm still working that out on my Rover.
Just a lil tip I got from a old timer to help with the corrosion. He said it to use the same things they use on aluminum boats. Any of you know what they are called?
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Zinc anode.
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:41 AM   #79
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Zinc anode.
im sure thats it.
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:00 PM   #80
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cathotic protection , Sacrificial annode , You also you them on old metal natural gas transmission lines
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:58 PM   #81
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Isn't the frame Zinc coated? A sacrifical anode won't work the same as on a boat, Robs not going to have his Jeep submerged in water all the time..
the best corrosion protection is isolation of the different metals with non conducting materials, plastic, rubber, paint, etc...

this is my .02c from the Navy and years on a tugboat fighting corrosion, its a losing battle with nature.
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Isn't the frame Zinc coated? A sacrifical anode won't work the same as on a boat, Robs not going to have his Jeep submerged in water all the time..
the best corrosion protection is isolation of the different metals with non conducting materials, plastic, rubber, paint, etc...

this is my .02c from the Navy and years on a tugboat fighting corrosion, its a losing battle with nature.
Then how do I ground things? There are going to have to be certain locations where electricity will be allowed to flow.
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Electromatic Tamper. I want one of those. Does it smash stuff? I don't even care. It can just sit there and menace at other tools that are near it. . . . I've now decided that alot more of the powered devices in my house should be titled 'Electromatic'.

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I'd use grounding studs. I wouldn't ground directly to the aluminum body at all.
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:34 PM   #84
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http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/G...101&sku=22482G

I did a lot of research on these a few years back when we were working on a Pontiac GTA with aluminum heads, iron block, aluminum radiator, copper heater core and so on. It was experiencing electrolitic magnetic erosion and was eating head gaskets. We found that the dissimilar metals were causing problems and the electrolsis was eating the softest material it could find. Once we installed the Radcap, the sacrificial anode became the new target and everything was fine. I hope this helps a little.
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The Rad cap that BigSub is talking about work for internal engine electrolsis.

here is what I would use for a central grounding point:
http://bluesea.com/category/9/38
I have one of the stud and screw terminal for a positive DC dist. point on my truck.

I would not ues the body for grounding unless absolutly nessesary. strategicly placed grounding terminals isolated from the body would work to keep errosion of the aluminum down to minimal.

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Kurt-a Clause brought presents today!!!

Unfortunately, the presents didn't include spring bushings, and only included bushings for one shackle.


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Electromatic Tamper. I want one of those. Does it smash stuff? I don't even care. It can just sit there and menace at other tools that are near it. . . . I've now decided that alot more of the powered devices in my house should be titled 'Electromatic'.

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so Scott getting pissed yet will all the shi t in his garage?
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so Scott getting pissed yet will all the shi t in his garage?
Not pissed, although I do hope the duplicate body parts don't hang around long (two hoods). Still room for my jeep and tools in there.

Feel bad for Justin though. He's got no room, and his toy needs work.
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With three single guys there you should be able to turn out at least one of those projects in a hurry. Don't make me come over there.
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Rob needs to be more careful with oil. Oily floors suck.

I do have some bushings for those springs. I'll try to get them to you.
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what arnt you replacing? its going to be the only 2008 cj-8 in the state.
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With three single guys there you should be able to turn out at least one of those projects in a hurry. Don't make me come over there.
Mo would probably take exception about there being three single guys.

Also, 3 guys + kegerator ≠ productivity

You want to come over and wire up my air compressor?
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Dang it, I forgot about about her. So ok two single guys and one not so single guy who's girl friend enjoys four wheeling as well. That means there are four people there that could be working. What do you guys do all the time, sit around a drink?

Maybe on the wiring. There is a party at my house this saturday that I'm not invited to so I might need something to do.
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what arnt you replacing? its going to be the only 2008 cj-8 in the state.
Yeah, not much replacing, more like building from scatch. He pretty much opened up a bunch of jeep catalogs and said "need it, need it, got it, need it, need it, got it, need it, got it, got it, need it, need it, need it, got it, need it, need it,"

RWC likes to be different. He is also probably the only licensed attorney in the state who owns three vehicles and has to bum a ride to work.
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Dang it, I forgot about about her. So ok two single guys and one not so single guy who's girl friend enjoys four wheeling as well. That means there are four people there that could be working. What do you guys do all the time, sit around a drink?

Maybe on the wiring. There is a party at my house this saturday that I'm not invited to so I might need something to do.
I buy tools and write comment letters and work sportsman shows. Like I told RWC, I'm thinking if I buy enough tools and parts, eventually it'll put itself together, right?

RWC buys lots of parts and does gun shopping. And works on his other jeeps.

Mo has been real busy with homework recently, doesn't have much free time until the semester is done.

Not sure what Justin does?

And yes, we all consume.

We were talking last weekend that we need to devise a schedule, and work on one person's rig a weekend.
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Given Rob's current state of Jeep disrepair, it will probably always be his turn.
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Given Rob's current state of Jeep disrepair, it will probably always be his turn.
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If I get bushings that will work with this thing, At least a minimal amount of wrenching and drilling will start this weekend.
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If I get bushings that will work with this thing, At least a minimal amount of wrenching and drilling will start this weekend.
....and how is it coming along????
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I guess with a thread title like "And thus it begins" you can take as long as you want because people always think your just beginning.
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