Ok... not much time today but I did get a LITTLE bit done. Slow and steady finishes the race right?!
Maybe. Anyways... I spent about 45 minutes stripping a few more things off the frame. It's hard to believe I've been working on this jeep for how long now?! And I'm STILL tearing it apart!?!
I always knew I was slow but this is ridiculous!
So as I said, I spent about 45 minutes stripping a few more items off the frame beginning with the generator shield. 3 little 7/16th bolts hold it on. The one under the motor mount is a bolt and nut. The two in the frame have captive nuts inside the frame. Meatloaf once crooned that 2 out of 3 ain't bad. In this case it is.
One broke off inside the frame.
I think that makes 2 or 3 broken bolts left in the frame I'm going to have to deal with soon. I was planning on using as many of the original nuts and bolts as I could salvage but now I am seriously having second thoughts about that. This bolt today was not even under a lot of pressure when it broke. It was turning easy... then just wrung right off. How do I know that they won't snap under daily driving pressure? I am thinking I am going to order all new nuts and bolts from Ron when I go to putting this thing back together.
Bolts aside I was able to get the shield off. Boy does it look sad and abused.
But a 2 pound steel hammer works wonders as a persuader!