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Unread 09-22-2013, 03:33 PM   #46
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Shot a tac coat over the whole thing then thinned it out a bit more and put on as much paint as she would hold. Came out great!

Inside I'm going to put down some sort of bed liner, haven't decided on a name brand yet, open to suggestions.

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Unread 09-22-2013, 08:33 PM   #47
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Well I thought it was a lot too but the new bushing package came with 5 on each side, I think it looks ridiculous because I'm using the 66 frame which stays narrow and I'm using the measurements from the 79 frame which has the mounts out 7" and the 79 frame widens in the back. I did look and there are still a few of the old mounting points on the frame that I'll cut off. The other interesting thing is that the bolts measure 7/8" which seems like a lot of bolt to hold down a tub especially with that many points of contact. I've been roughly going off of this blueprint someone posted and have found a few places online.

Thanks for the interest.
looking awesome...what only 10 mounting locations?...ha you been had!!! my dj(the 77 one) has 14...10 main body then 4 more across the back at the bumper...roflmao....looks like you had to do similar subframe/floorpan reconstruction on yours....ill be checkin in to see progress...
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Unread 09-24-2013, 06:26 AM   #48
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looking awesome...what only 10 mounting locations?...ha you been had!!! my dj(the 77 one) has 14...10 main body then 4 more across the back at the bumper...roflmao....looks like you had to do similar subframe/floorpan reconstruction on yours....ill be checkin in to see progress...
WOW!! I don't know where they think these light tubs are going to end up... Nowhere apparently.
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Unread 09-25-2013, 12:29 PM   #49
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I am completely blown away at the work you have done. Awesome! I just bought a 79 CJ5 as a starter project (I have built and torn down many bikes but never anything with 4 wheels) and have ZERO experience. I do not even know where to start. Thanks for the detailed step by step posts!
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Unread 09-29-2013, 06:52 PM   #50
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I am completely blown away at the work you have done. Awesome! I just bought a 79 CJ5 as a starter project (I have built and torn down many bikes but never anything with 4 wheels) and have ZERO experience. I do not even know where to start. Thanks for the detailed step by step posts!
Thanks, it's been a fun build. I have additional pics if you need anything specific. Good luck
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Unread 03-25-2014, 05:18 AM   #51
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Soooooo..... After the first of the year we found out my wife was expecting (First Child) Which means Jeep has to be done before Aug 28! Nothing like a little incentive to get moving on it again. I'll post a few more pics with some explanation, if you have questions feel free to post and I'll try and get to them in a timely fashion.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 05:24 AM   #52
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So I went with *Herculiner for the inside, since it's a custom made floor pan I knew floor mats or carpet wouldn't fit exact and didn't want to deal with cutting my own. I wasn't impressed with the first coat but once it sat for a couple hours and put the second on it really came out nice. I put it right on the etching primer I sprayed last spring. Got good adhesion and a nice even coat. You do have to keep up with it as it tends to set up as you're rolling it on.

Also in the pic you can probably see I put the air plenum and heater core in. I took it all apart painted it and replaced all the foam on the flaps. (found a hotwheels in there too).
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Unread 03-25-2014, 05:26 AM   #53
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All the misc. painting can be a pain but if you get it all ready and shoot as many parts as possible it goes quicker. I hung everything from the ceiling or sawhorses so that I could shoot it all at one time and didn't have to come back later flip it and worry about over spray.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 05:28 AM   #54
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More painting. (I do have some install pics if anyone's interested)
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Unread 03-25-2014, 05:32 AM   #55
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Got everything put in the dash and my wiring harness run through the engine. I went with the tranny cover painted red so that it added some character to the inside of the jeep.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 05:38 AM   #56
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So I needed to get this moving so I could do a nice job painting the hood and finish the front fenders. I also wanted to clean up the engine area so it didn't look so cluttered when you opened the hood. So I eliminated all the vacuum lines and charcoal canister (except for vacuum advance and break booster), put the ignition module on the firewall under the wiring block, mounted the solenoid above the battery and heat shrunk all of the loose wires that ran everywhere. This way I didn't need the fenders on to mound all this and everything's back against the firewall.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 05:45 AM   #57
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Put the fuel fill in, put oil in, put coolant in, put power steering fluid in, put fuel in... and this is where all hell broke loose.

before I took the 304 apart I decided to get it running good so I rebuilt the carb replaced all the plugs, rotor cap, wires, checked timing belt, the usual. It ran pretty good!

Was ready to fire it back up and... Starter was shot, got a new starter, fuel pump was dead, got a new fuel pump, solenoid died, got a new solenoid, ignition switch died, ordered a new ignition switch.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 05:47 AM   #58
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All that said it did run great, better than before, I think I had some vacuum leaks and once I eliminated it all that went away. Drove it around the parking lot a few times got it up to temp and adjusted the carb. Runs like a champ!

Now I just need to replace a busted front break line put the right bolts in the leaf springs and I should be pretty close.

Oh I also broke my front windshield trying to get it back in... So I need another one of those.
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Unread 03-25-2014, 09:21 AM   #59
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glad to see ya back...lol...congrats on the chillin's.....and jeep jeep....lookin good
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Unread 08-03-2014, 08:09 AM   #60
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Well had a few mn's to update the build this morning. I've been driving her now for about 3 months, it passed NY inspection and we're on the road. Here are a couple pics of getting everything ready for inspection. Got all the lights working...
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