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Unread 07-06-2014, 07:49 PM   #91
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I'd been on the fence for a while whether or not to replace the motor. I had decided to just do seals and gaskets and clean it up. Apparently, it had a different plan in mind. Oh well, what's a couple more thousand dollars in the grand scheme of things, LOL!

In other news, a little test on the wheels with some stripper reveals a nice chrome wheel under the failing clear coat. I'll work on these next and try to figure our what tire to mate them with.

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Unread 07-12-2014, 08:44 PM   #92
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Today I got all of the old clear coat off of the rims. Overall, they are in really good shape. I still have some cleaning and polishing to do (maybe I'll try the tin foil trick). The rim for the spare tire does have quite a bit of chrome flaking off, so i might replace that one eventually. For the time being, a spare tire cover will certainly mask the problem!
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Unread 08-08-2014, 06:34 PM   #93
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Got the rear brakes put back together. Holding off on big ticket items until fall so I'm focusing on other things like brakes, wiring harness, degreasing bell housing, motor brackets, etc. All the slow going, boring stuff. Doesn't feel like much progress is made while working on these items, but it has to be done.
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Unread 08-10-2014, 08:18 AM   #94
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what kind of stripper did u use on the rims
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Unread 08-10-2014, 07:13 PM   #95
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Nice work!
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Unread 08-13-2014, 06:42 PM   #96
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I just used your basic paint stripper mostly used for wood refinishing, as that is what I had on hand. Aircraft stripper is a bit more potent, but as bad of shape as the clearcoat was on these wheels brake fluid probably would have worked. The key to any stripper is to dab it on rather than brush it. Also keep it out of direct sun so it doesn't dry out. It only needed to sit about 10 minutes per wheel before hosing off and a little scrubbing with an old toothbrush. They really look pretty good, not perfect. I'm afraid they aren't up to snuff with the paint on the new body so I may look into re-chroming. That has its own set of problems- (cost, the hard to chrome areas where the pieces meet, etc...) I'm really glad AMC coated them, otherwise they would have rusted away years ago. I'm still contemplating a new clear coat.
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Unread 08-13-2014, 06:50 PM   #97
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Correction: MasterPro Automotive Paint Stripper. I had it left over from stripping the hood and fenders. In other news, I picked up a set of full steel doors from a friend. I'll do a test fit with them to see how well they fit the Replitub and if they're a good fit I'll paint them to match the body and sell the crappy two piece soft doors that came with the new top. The steelies are in better shape than the originals I sold for more money so I'll still come out ahead. Can't wait to find the time and motivation to really make some headway on the project.
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Unread 08-16-2014, 07:10 AM   #98
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thanks for the info, your jeeps looking great too
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