Originally Posted by chucksrustyjeep
You did an unbelievable amount of work to your jeep! it truly had to have been a labor of love.. i was looking at the pictures thinking ,Man can i ever relate to that, the giant holes,bondo dust everywhere, burnt skin, the smell of burning paint,bondo,fiberglass,grinding discs, money flying out your wallet... i redid a 78 ,but used replacement panels on the biggest portion of it. it had a 304,th400 quadratrac with lo range,dash clock,tach, and it was about the same color of green when i got it as was yours. originally it was brown, but when i got done with it, it was bright yellow. i wish i still had it. i sold it and lost a ton of money, but i just didn't have the time and money to invest in it any further. i have a pretty nice 86 now,though.
haha You hit the nail on the head!! It may be a lot of money, but it sure is rewarding!
I did have some time at home this past week and worked on the ole girl a little bit. I didn't take a whole lotta pictures but I got a few more bars done for the roll cage (not welded in yet, but cut and notched) and I also solved a fuel sending unit issue.
Don't have access to the digital angle master anymore so I'm back to caveman methods:
Now for the interesting part....the fuel sending unit is practically brand new. So it might be a year old or two old but it's got maybe 2 hours of operating time on it. Well, the fuel gauge never has worked quite right, but when i installed it, I had so many things goin on at once, I didn't really mess with it...too anxious to get the gas tank back in and get it runnin again.
So this past week, I set out to hunt down the problem and try to fix it. So I pulled the gas tank out (half full of gas
) and pulled out the fuel sending unit only to find the float full of gas! This brand new float had a crack on each side of it right by the groove where it snaps onto the sending unit.
I have no idea how these cracks got there or why but there you have it. After a conversation with a knowledgeable parts man/jeep guru (aka future father-in-law) I ordered a replacement Ford float which is made of brass instead of plastic. Hopefully, this will hold up better.
That's all I got for now. I did some wiring on tailights/headlights/brake lights but nothing to brag about..... hopefully will get some more work done sometime soon but with another full semester of school coming up, it's hard to tell....