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Unread 09-22-2008, 07:05 PM   #76
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Nice work......that thing is going to look awesome......you will get so many looks and people coming up to you and talking to you....some even offer you money for it.....that is how it is when i drive my willys around. You get a crawl for this awesome thread

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This "Jeep thing" is like dating a really really hot chick, who is crazy! Its alot of fun, you spend too much money, your up all night ending up sweaty & greasy from it, your friends are jealous, you get admission into some sort of weird club... but it gets mad at your for no reason, throws fits seemingly randomly, has unexplained issues which it somehow solves on its own only after you try a bunch of different things (and spend a bunch of money) to solve it... and yet you can't resist getting in it every chance you can.
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Unread 09-22-2008, 07:42 PM   #77
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^ He's sure going to get plenty of comments and questions from both the young and elderly.

Hell, I saw an old mustang (maybe '70's?) in a very pristine condition and shouted out, "nice car!" along with a thumbs up today. I love seeing old cars being driven in the streets that are either well-maintained by the original owners ever since or rebuilt back to it's original state due to it being salvaged.

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Unread 09-23-2008, 09:31 PM   #78
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I replaced the mechanical fuel pump with a low pressure (~3 PSI) one. I bought it at Federated Auto Parts for $70. It took me 20 minutes to install.





I just Jerry rigged the wiring for now. Eventually I will hot wire it to the ignition switch.

The engine now runs perfectly! The problem all along was the fuel pump- and I have spent $140 for 2 new mechanical pumps and they both didn't work I should have gone with a electric pump from the beginning.

Alright! Cross that off The List! OK whats next! Bring it on!
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Unread 09-25-2008, 12:10 AM   #79
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I burned out the mechanical starter switch today....opps - just need to replace the brushes and bronze solder the switch back together. NO biggie.

Hey dixies3j3b, your in Nazareth P.A. right? I have A lot of family in Easton/Palmer area! im also up their quite often. Maybe sometime when im up their again (will be soon to get those 6 tires) we could do a "meet & greet"! I'd love to see that 3b!
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Unread 09-25-2008, 12:23 AM   #80
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Somebody in or around his area, start donating miscellaneous parts and lend him a hand! I'd be down to be a part of it if I lived in VA.

Yeah, just tell me and you can come by and help! im usualy around on weekends (except when the Southside Jeepers decide to go wheelin ) Hell if you want you can come by and I will just show you what i've done!

Yes...parts are always nice
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Unread 09-27-2008, 09:49 PM   #81
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Today, I put the cab on the frame for the first time since November 2006. I would like to thank the Southside Jeepers for coming out and giving me a hand today! Afterward we went to BIG LEVELS, and did some wheelin'. That made for a great day!

Also, I took the started button/switch off a Dodge Powerwagon engine I had lying around, to see if it it would work...it did, but I have a new one on order. The engine started right up, after we figured out why it wasn't getting spark (forgot the "hot" wire) After we sorted that out it stared RIGHT UP THE FIRST TIME AND IDLED PERFECTLY FOR ABOUT 2 MINUTES

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NOW to tackle all the bodywork!
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Unread 09-27-2008, 09:53 PM   #82
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You are an inspiration Jake. Thanks for the update.
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Unread 09-27-2008, 10:28 PM   #83
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Damn man lookin good!!!
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Unread 10-01-2008, 07:01 PM   #84
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youre one lucky man, I wish i could learn how to do all that. Thats something id like to do for a job one day (after college) Nice work!!!
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Unread 10-09-2008, 07:30 PM   #85
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I know that those of you who have been folowing along are eager to see more pics....and here they are...


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I have recently gone through my shelves of parts and sorted out what was left. Most of the items are in good shape - nothing some spray paint can't fix. I also acquired four newish 15 inch '62 Corvette tires from a friend the other day...I might run them as road tires, I'd need to get a set of 15 inch rims though. Still need to figure out what to do with the ceiling...might coat it with sound deader. I also need some rubber pads between the cab and frame, I'm thinking about 1/2 inch will look good, and i bought 1/2 inch longer bolts.

I also worked on the cab some -see next post...
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Unread 10-09-2008, 08:02 PM   #86
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I wanted to put some thing to deaden sound under the dash (I was told their was a lot) I also wanted something CHEAP, (spectrum sludge would be ideal, but its $200 for 5 gallons!) I also had a gift card to autozone that was burning a hole in my pocket. I picked up some dupi-color bed coating. I thought I could spray it like I did the POR stuff -WRONG! it sprayed for about 1 minute, then cloged my gun...had to then "smear" on the stuff with a foam brush (its all I had) I don't think it looks very good, AND the pan I was using spilled while I had it on my belly, while lying on my back to coat the underside of the dash. Ruined my shirt. To prep the metal, I used Metal Ready (zinc phosphate)and got some on the floor...again.

I like this dupi-color stuff, it goes on thick!, and it kills sound. might to the roof in the stuff, and the floor riser, and use the POR stuff on exclusively the floor pans. What do you think? is this a wise move?
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Unread 10-09-2008, 08:10 PM   #87
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Looking good, you're making some excellent progress there. Are you going to put headliner up on the roof, or just the coating? I'm not sure how much sound deadening coating would help on the roof.
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Unread 10-09-2008, 08:18 PM   #88
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yeah thats what I was thinking...but im NOT putting carpet in, the only cloth will be the canvas cloth seats (re upholstered seats) Im also looking at spectrum sludge (Google it), but my budget is flat right now.
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Unread 10-10-2008, 11:53 AM   #89
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Young Man, Nice work, looks to be coming along nicely.
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Unread 10-12-2008, 10:09 PM   #90
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I have been thinking lately, What colors, and how am I going to paint the interior? I was thinking Dupicolor bed coating on the floor riser, and halfway up the back side of the cab, POR bed coating on the floor pans, and rockers. The roof I don't yet. The dash and topside of the cab, and the A pilers being body color ("craftsman red").

I did some painting of some small things today, I did a few things under the dash Craftsman red, just so I would have some contrast. I also painted some of the block off plates, and "mock fit" them in. The "theft deterrent" device I also painted, and mock fit. I even installed the instrument panel, just for kicks (will have to come back out for painting though). Heres some pics.

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Heres a pic of my lock out hubs, Dual-matic hubs.

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