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Unread 02-06-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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gladiator rebuild help

i have a 1962 Jeep gladiator j-300 and im redoing the interior but i cannot find anything to use as door panels, ceiling panels or trim. ive looked all over the internet and nothing. Sadly this was my last resort so any help is appreciated

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Unread 02-07-2013, 04:41 AM   #2
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Are you trying for factory restoration? You could see if this helps.
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=125368
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Unread 02-07-2013, 12:04 PM   #3
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The plastic panels listed above are good - I have those for kick panels in both of my trucks. But you'll find there is very little in aftermarket support for these trucks. Your best bet is to look for good used parts.

IFSJA also has a parts-car forum where people are selling parts off of FSJs. http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=77 And, they have a WTB (want to buy) forum - someone that is not actively selling may have the stuff you are looking for. http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=76 And, finally, they have a junkyard forum meant to tip off the location of FSJs in yards around the nation. http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=85

Another place to try is the Willystech parts board: http://www.willystech.com/parts/board.shtml - post a "wanted" ad there.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 01:55 AM   #4
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thanks guys. now what would it take to install a radio?
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Unread 06-01-2013, 02:47 PM   #5
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You could cut a hole in the dash for a radio, build your own custom enclosure for one, slap a crappy box together under the seat to mount it in, etc.

It's a radio, it doesn't care where or how you mount it. Use your imagination or search the web for ideas.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 07:37 PM   #6
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You could cut a hole in the dash for a radio, build your own custom enclosure for one, slap a crappy box together under the seat to mount it in, etc.

It's a radio, it doesn't care where or how you mount it. Use your imagination or search the web for ideas.
Relax man. It was a question.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 07:58 AM   #7
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Seriously revelc? Yes it was a question. A very vague question with many possible answers. Where is your answer to it?

Has anyone answered it in the week since it was asked?
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Unread 06-08-2013, 11:18 AM   #8
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Dash- you can leave your factory radio in and use a unit mounted elsewhere. I'm building a center console for the Cherokee with a switch panel and a CD player inside of the arm rest box.

My Wagoneer is going to get a piece of diamond plate over the old radios location with a CD less unit. They aren't as deep. I found my head unit with a CD player was too deep and hit AC ducting.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 02:25 PM   #9
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Mine was already cut out (very poorly) for a cd player. No clearance issues. CD players suck in a jeep. Got a mechless unit that is awesome, but did not fit in the glovebox, so it got mounted in the cutout hole. Got it for 30 on amazon.

I also got a 'knobby' mechless deck for my Gremlin. But, it'll probably go in stock location in my chief. I got mine on clearance at oriellys for 10 bucks, and have seen them at pep boys for 50. Has the knobs, so no cutting necessary. Even has amp outputs if I wanna do that (which I probably never will)

If I had a fancy expensive stereo, it'd be under or behind the seat. Or in an enclosed box hanging under the dash. Or even stashed up under the driver's dash where my AC used to be. Pretty much, anywhere you want. Except for the glovebox due to clearance issues.

Mine's a 76, yours has the earlier dash, so all my ideas may not work for you
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Thanks rev. I think I'm gonna switch to bucket seats and custom make a center console. Hadnt thought about that before.
@Pleo I'm just looking for simple and don't really want to cut into my dash and I was definately considering the glovebox idea.
I'm also having trouble with my gauges panel I can't seem to get all the lights and gauges to work. Any alternatives?
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Unread 06-11-2013, 04:17 PM   #11
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Thanks rev. I think I'm gonna switch to bucket seats and custom make a center console. Hadnt thought about that before.
@Pleo I'm just looking for simple and don't really want to cut into my dash and I was definately considering the glovebox idea.
I'm also having trouble with my gauges panel I can't seem to get all the lights and gauges to work. Any alternatives?
I think BJ's has new gauge stuff and complete digital set ups if your feeling frisky.
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Dash- these fit and look good

https://www.cipretro.com/RetroSound_Radio_Kits_s/95.htm
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