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Project Felicity: 06 TJ Wrangler RHD V2403 Kubota Diesel Swap

Alex01

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Hey TJers,

So I finally got my Wrangler looking like a TJ again!!! Check it out!

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I did end up removing the air conditioning condenser and the auxiliary transmission cooler from the grill. Also I had to install the new radiator support bumpers into the grill for the body lift I had installed back in July. It took me way longer to get the bumpers to seat correctly into the bottom of the grill than I originally thought it would take!

I also put the back half of the two piece hard top that I picked up earlier this summer on the Wrangler as well. Somehow I don't have any pictures of it yet, so I'll go take a few this evening and post them soon!

Thanks
Grant

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Nice work Grant. It finally looks like a jeep again.
 
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Nice work Grant. It finally looks like a jeep again.
Thank you @Alex01 it's made going in the swap and working on the Wrangler much easier! I really do feel like the end is in sight but the last 10% takes forever!

So I got the door panels painted tan and the rear interior installed back into the Wrangler.

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I've learned my lesson from the dashboard and I'm letting the door panels cure as long as possible before I try to install them!

Also I got the tan carpet install into my Wrangler. The carpet came out of a 2000 TJ Wrangler and doesn't directly fit into my 2006 TJ Wrangler. I ended up using a knife to cut cross slits into the carpet where I need to install bolts. It actually worked way better than I was anticipating and gave a really clean look to the carpet installation.

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I also found some parts I was missing so in my next post I will have hopefully finished putting the dashboard back together and I can focus on getting the Kubota V2403 engine finished.

Let me know what you think!

Thanks
Grant

 
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Hey TJers,

Well that took way to long to get around too! I finally got my painted door panels installed on my TJ however in the process of doing so I realized I forgot to install the HVAC vent tubes back onto the dashboard when I painted the dashboard.

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SO I pulled the dashboard again, installed the missing vent tubes and got in back in the Wrangler. I'm really hoping that is the last time I have to pull this dashboard anytime soon!

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I also finally got all the remaining pieces I was missing and my goal is to have the Wrangler running by the end of November or the beginning of December. I don't want this project to pour over into 2020, I have a build I'm desperate to start in 2020 and I need to get this one back on the trails!

Let me know what you think!

Thanks
Grant

 
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Hey TJers,

Completely forgot to update this thread. So I started working on figuring out where I wanted to put the shifters for my transfer cases and the AW4 automatic. I bought the narrow aluminum center console from GenRight so I don't have to go through the hassle of making my own console, expensive but a great product! Here are a couple of pictures of the progress:

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Here is the video of that work so far:


Let me know what you think!

Thanks
Grant
 
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Hey TJers,

Completely forgot to update this thread. So I started working on figuring out where I wanted to put the shifters for my transfer cases and the AW4 automatic. I bought the narrow aluminum center console from GenRight so I don't have to go through the hassle of making my own console, expensive but a great product! Here are a couple of pictures of the progress:

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Here is the video of that work so far:


Let me know what you think!

Thanks
Grant
Genright Console is super clean. So excited for when this baby drives
 
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