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more progress on the shock tower boxes... the base will be welded in place and the tops are removable for servicing the shocks and reservoirs. The shock reservoirs will be mounted inside the cab.

Here are a few of the boxes being fabricated... starting to work on the tops



Tops together... now to clean them up



All cleaned up... ready to cut the openings



Openings cut and all cleaned up...



Did the same process with the bases... here's the base



Top and base together... they will be sealed with a watertight rubber stripping, so no worries about water in the cab. Not to mention I'm not a fan of burying my FJC in 4' of water to cross a river.



Latches for the tops...



Than added a hole to the tops for the reservoir lines to pass...



Then welded the boxes in place...



Added some seam sealer inside and out to ensure no leaks...



Final product... the boxes will be sealed watertight after painting



I'm heading out to the shop tomorrow. I'm hoping to drive it... Not done yet, but it's at least driveable. I'll get a bunch more pictures as well.
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Project SAC'D FJC - "The Rebuild" and then some...

Dude can fab and weld like no other I've seen, but he's sure not very handy with white caulk.
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I was wondering why he chose white caulk over maybe a black caulk? Isn't black caulk stronger?
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I was wondering why he chose white caulk over maybe a black caulk? Isn't black caulk stronger?
I'm sure there are some ladies here who can answer that question.

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The caulking is actually 3M automotive joint and seam sealer. It's got a yellowish tint to it...
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I got to drive my FJC this afternoon. OMG! Completely blown away with how it drives. With and without the swaybar it handles amazing. No brake dive, no over or under steer, no roll steer, no wandering or boating. Absolutely driveable without the swaybar and turns into a slot car with the swaybar connected. The wider spring track front and rear makes a huge difference in stability. The coilovers in the rear just flat out work. Can't wait to get it in the dirt when I get it back. Have a little more work to do on the belly and the uhmw. Then it comes home.
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Already said it once Damn Sol ......

I have had your FJ at the top of my favorites list, since you did the first conversion.
I think it just elevated to a much higher list. I know you had fabricators each time, but I think the vision was expressed well . I can't wait to see this thing in person
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I'll take the less than perfect seam sealing application if it means Don gets to work on either of my trucks (his work looks better than the factory job on the FJ IMO). To say Don's work on your truck is impressive would be an understatement.
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