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post #181 of 373 Old 09-04-2013, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Well, ain't that something! That's almost just like mine.

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post #182 of 373 Old 09-08-2013, 01:38 PM
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Well, ain't that something! That's almost just like mine.
Yep, maybe someday you could open a Jeep shop.
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post #183 of 373 Old 09-10-2013, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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Well, not sure I would ever make it in a Jeep shop DeafJeep. I can't seem to ever get finished with one! Well, after a little searching and looking at some threads and stuff on here I decided to piddle on building a speaker box or sound bar this weekend. I didn't think to take any pics until I already had the fleece and resin on it. I built it out of some plywood I had laying around. Not sure yet how it will turn out. It may end up in the trash before it's all said and done. It was too hot to fish or do yard work so I just piddled on it Saturday in the shop. If it turns out okay, I may try to make me a console next or some speaker boxes for under the back seat. It really doesn't look like much at the moment, but maybe it will turn out. I figure it will be practice for messing with the fiberglass on the hard top which I have got to start on soon.



Oh yeah Greg, thanks for the link on the springs. It has giving me something to think about. I have to do some measuring though. I am thinking the springs on the front of a '75 are different than a '76 and up. Also been thinking about the CJ of the month thing you mentioned. There are a lot of awesome Jeeps on here. Not sure how I will do, but since today would have been my dad's 63rd Birthday and marks exactly 2 years since I started tearing the Jeep down I think I may throw it in there for the heck of it. Also, are you running headers on your Jeep? I know you haven't had any problems with your carb, but I have on mine. I think I have my problem figured out. I think I have so much heat in the engine compartment that it is boiling the fuel just a little causing it to flood when it is at idle.
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post #184 of 373 Old 09-17-2013, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Piddled some more on my speaker box/sound bar thing. I got to make it work now. I have too much time in it! I sanded for several hours to get it all smooth and ready for primer. I am thinking about putting a light on it. Anybody got any ideas on the best choice for a small interior light to put on it? Not sure whether to put one on it that I can wire to my light switch or put one on it that is maybe battery operated with a button that turns it on.

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post #185 of 373 Old 09-24-2013, 08:51 PM
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Bradley I have fenderwell headers on mine and they create lots of heat. I don't drive mine on the street yet, just putt around in the pastures. A couple times I've thought I ran out of gas but I guess it was vapor look due to heat. I bought a set of stick manifolds to put on but haven't done it yet.

Watching to see how your speaker box turns out. The way your dash pad turned out I'm sure it will as well.

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post #186 of 373 Old 09-24-2013, 09:44 PM
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Great looking Jeep and great story. I plan to go for a similar look with my '74 as I think it may actually be a renegade, but in yellow. The interior really looks great. Simple and clean, good job!
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post #187 of 373 Old 09-25-2013, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Bradley I have fenderwell headers on mine and they create lots of heat. I don't drive mine on the street yet, just putt around in the pastures. A couple times I've thought I ran out of gas but I guess it was vapor look due to heat. I bought a set of stick manifolds to put on but haven't done it yet.

Watching to see how your speaker box turns out. The way your dash pad turned out I'm sure it will as well.
I thought about switching to manifolds, but for some reason, I just love the headers! You might try that insulator gasket under the carb. It helped mine a lot. I got a different one than this, but heard this one was better part # is edl-8722. You will need longer studs too. I think or hope I have my problem almost figured out. I think the cam is messing with the springs on the metering rods. What kind of fuel filter are you running? I had someone tell me to buy one that has a 3 line hook up. One from the pump, one to the carb and then one that bleeds back to the tank. They said that would fix it because it allows the built up pressure/fuel to go back to the tank. They said it was a factory filter set up on those Jeeps. I'm not sure. Anyway, got some primer on the speaker box. Haven't taken any pics yet. I am still unsure how it is going to work out.
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post #188 of 373 Old 09-25-2013, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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Great looking Jeep and great story. I plan to go for a similar look with my '74 as I think it may actually be a renegade, but in yellow. The interior really looks great. Simple and clean, good job!
Thanks bobzdar, is your '74 a high stamp Jeep emblem or is it where mine is stamped? That may give you a little problem using that decal if it is a high stamped one. I think mid-year '74 is when they changed that. I liked the high stamped Jeep for some reason. I did see one somewhere with close to the decals I have and they split it at the Jeep stamp. It looked really good. It was yellow too. Good luck on your build.
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Thanks bobzdar, is your '74 a high stamp Jeep emblem or is it where mine is stamped? That may give you a little problem using that decal if it is a high stamped one. I think mid-year '74 is when they changed that. I liked the high stamped Jeep for some reason. I did see one somewhere with close to the decals I have and they split it at the Jeep stamp. It looked really good. It was yellow too. Good luck on your build.
It's got a glass tub, so it can say Jeep wherever I want . I like both tbh, I like the way the later decals angle back and I also like the high emblem. Here's mine:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ju...egade-1620025/
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post #190 of 373 Old 09-27-2013, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Turned 42 today guys. Drove the Jeep farther than it's been driven in probably close to 25 years. I was nice to let the wind blow in my hair while I can (my kids think I am older than dirt) I am getting old though. Them dadgum purple hornies are freaking loud! They do sound good and they scare the crap out of them little yuppies when you clutch it and race 'er up at the red light! Maybe I still got a little young left in me yet!
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post #191 of 373 Old 09-27-2013, 10:41 PM
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The dash is super awesome!

(Nice Jeep too)

Nice to be to the "piddling" stage. Great build, great write ups.

PS, Happy b day. 42 is just a pup.
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post #192 of 373 Old 09-27-2013, 10:47 PM
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I thought about switching to manifolds, but for some reason, I just love the headers! You might try that insulator gasket under the carb. It helped mine a lot. I got a different one than this, but heard this one was better part # is edl-8722. You will need longer studs too. I think or hope I have my problem almost figured out. I think the cam is messing with the springs on the metering rods. What kind of fuel filter are you running? I had someone tell me to buy one that has a 3 line hook up. One from the pump, one to the carb and then one that bleeds back to the tank. They said that would fix it because it allows the built up pressure/fuel to go back to the tank. They said it was a factory filter set up on those Jeeps. I'm not sure. Anyway, got some primer on the speaker box. Haven't taken any pics yet. I am still unsure how it is going to work out.


I just did a air gap manifold and dropped the temp from 359 degrees down to 154 degrees under the carb when idling. Ceramic coated headers do work at lowering the heat some. Also,check and make sure you don't have a fuel line too close to the headers, that could cause vapor lock.

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post #193 of 373 Old 09-30-2013, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks WSS, you got a nice ride too! It is nice to be at the piddling stage. That is a huge difference in temps! I would have never thought it would have been that much difference. I had thought about an air gap and ceramic headers, but money was getting tight. That is something I will be thinking about in the future.
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post #194 of 373 Old 10-01-2013, 08:42 AM
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Congrats Bradley on CJ of the Month. Once again. Beautiful Jeep!!

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^^X2^^

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