Another item to ponder is the 5x114.3 hubs. I considered going that route to eliminate the need for adapters, but after some discussions decided against them. The main reason was that if you need to replace the hub, a standard hub is a direct swap. You don't have to get it drilled before installing.
Do they define the requirements of a door? If you zip tied a piece of plexiglass on the side that swings open and closed, would that be considered a door? Once registered you can take them off because they're removable like a wrangler!
Slowly chipping away at what I can until my Stage 2 and 3 parts are ready to pick up. I got my headlights, mirrors, tail lights, and secondary HE and fans mounted. Working on getting everything wired. I bought a relay box to control my IC pump, DF supplied HE fan, and my two additional HE fans...
I was initiated with a ball hitch to the knee as kid kid. I learned to watch where I'm walking and give plenty of room around vehicles. I still walk an arch around the back of my truck even though I never have a hitch in the receiver.
Made some more progress over the weekend. Saturday I painted the subframe, control arms, and knuckles. To help pass the time I loaded up the pellet grill.
Today I bolted in the subframe, mounted the cluster, and started mounting my heat exchanger and tail lights. I still need to put the...
I got the fuse box installed and everything connected. To my surprise she turned over first try. Ran to the parts store to get some 3/8 fuel line so I could try a first start. There were a couple user error issues to work through.
I cut off the plastic fuel lines from the pump and replaced...
Engine is in the frame. I don't have a battery yet, so the bag of rocks is my counterweight. If things go smooth tomorrow maybe I'll get to attempt a first start.
The rest of the parts are on order from DF. Hopefully the weather cools down a little by the time they are ready to be picked up.
Haven't updated in a while, but have almost finished Stage 1. I'm to the point of installing the engine and attempting a first start. While the engine was out I added the ZZP dual pass and stainless header.