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Unread 03-12-2011, 08:47 AM   #31
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Outstanding work. That Jeep is going to be as brand new when you're done.

I wish I had the availability of shops and friends like you do. I would do a restoration of my Jeep. Problem is mine is in worse shape to begin with.

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Unread 03-14-2011, 10:56 AM   #32
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Great work! Diesel FTW!
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Unread 03-14-2011, 12:16 PM   #33
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Gilles,

Very nicely done...the few times I have been to Europe I always watch out for Jeeps and it is rare that I actually see one, especially as nice as yours will be...
Totally agree... beautiful Jeep and how rare they are in Europe. Wife and I spent 2+ weeks on our honeymoon all over the Med and only saw 1 CJ5 and it had some unique features on it. I still had to go back and check it out and snap up a picture with it... I believe that was in Turkey.

The other times in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, never saw a CJ.

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Unread 03-15-2011, 04:47 AM   #34
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Hello, many thanks for "encouragement"

Zinc sprayed and powder coated time:

Everythings which is around the frame has zinc sprayed and powder coated:

First Batch:

before:



after:



Supensions:

As they are HD (Heavy Duty) one with very low mileage I reused them (of course they are OEM)



Powder coated of course:



I replace the nut / bolt (tighten with the RIGHT torque)



The new insulator and new rebound clips



here one insulator detail



Of course bushing will be replaced


2nd batch of zinc sprayed/ powder coated treatment :










before the treatment they are sand blasted ... here the windshield brackets:





After... there is some dirt on some pieces sorry...













As you can see there is some imperfection on the battery bracket : it's due to acid...

But with this treatment it's acid proof for over 50 years

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Unread 03-15-2011, 04:48 AM   #35
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3rd batch:





4th batch:









Usually the sport bar must be OLYMPIC WHITE (same color than tub)... but I'll cover it with the sport bar cover

So I black powder coated too...



End of this episode ...

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Unread 03-15-2011, 08:54 AM   #36
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...the few times I have been to Europe I always watch out for Jeeps and it is rare that I actually see one, especially as nice as yours will be...
went to France last year (Paris) and no way in hell would I drive that CJ anywhere near that city... I don't think we saw a single car without some sort of traffic/parking induced damage!

very nice work so far

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Unread 03-15-2011, 09:58 AM   #37
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went to France last year (Paris) and no way in hell would I drive that CJ anywhere near that city... I don't think we saw a single car without some sort of traffic/parking induced damage!

very nice work so far

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That's the latin driving... believe it or not: It's getting worse when you go down to the south... Marseille(FRANCE), Rome(ITALY), and so on...

Try to drive at Champs elysées on the Arc de Triomphe roundabout (with 10 lanes)



Piece of cake


about the cars damages you haven't see the GOOD places : French Peoples LOVE cars and take care of it... but mainly they use a special car to drive in Paris... (I used to do that when I lived in Paris)


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Unread 03-15-2011, 02:16 PM   #39
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Wow amazing looking work. Your prep work and care with the individual pieces is going to make them last a long time!
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Unread 03-15-2011, 08:36 PM   #40
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As everyone else has already said... GREAT work! I admire the amount of detail and care you put in to restoring each piece of this 7. I will be watching this one closely... keep it up!
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Unread 03-15-2011, 09:52 PM   #41
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this is an amazing build. keep up the good work
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Unread 03-15-2011, 10:22 PM   #42
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Gilles you do great work and are going to have a killer jeep when you are done. Also really enjoyed you D20 and D30 build threads!!!
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Unread 03-16-2011, 05:10 AM   #43
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Thanks Guyz for all your replies...

It's time to electrical parts...

Since the PO had done a BIG MESS with the harness...

I rebuild EVERYTHING... like OEM...

Here some pics of complete rebuilding...

Some New OEM parts (european lights and turn signals)



DIESEL firewall connector identification:



Speedometer wire identifications :



dismounting speedometer



testing gauges




Fuel gauge at a lenses:



Temp gauge:



Light switch



pins identifications...



some animations about it...



steering column switch



pin identification...



internal wiring ...



Fuel gauge testing...:





Every pics above are from many many many french post... be patient...


and since I'm a Q fan:...

Q

I've added some interestings updates:

With a make controller (US made >>>HERE<<< ) and Xbee technology:



my goal is to see every gauge (and switches) of the CJ on a laptop or smartphone with wifi connection...

At first time I use Gauge Composer (Flight Simulator fans know it (>>> HERE <<<):


But I was limited... It didn't work on smartphones...

So few days later I override Gauge Composer with canvas and HTML 5 programming... And NOW it works with internet browser and also on smartphones...

(Steeve Jobs will be not happy: It's NOT an application (of course it works on iPhone))


Of course EVERYTHING will be hidden behind the dashboard... and would be too a antitheive system... and it do not modifies the OEM harness (I've just added some plugs)


This part is NOT a priority... but since everything is dismounted , it's more easy... and when plugged it's NO LIMIT: I can add rain detection, GPS...

But the Biggest Unaswered Question is:
Where's the money...




Now we are quite at LIVE time... (there's some special stuff like special paint and steering column)...

I'm waiting for final shims of AMC 20... in order to finish it... and soon...

I will started the FRAME re-building...

End of the episode...

Regards,

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Unread 03-16-2011, 05:31 AM   #44
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Nice work...in all your threads!

Where did you find the new insulators for your leaf springs? Like you, I'm trying to keep things oem but my spring insulators are shot and I can't find them anywhere.
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Unread 03-16-2011, 05:38 AM   #45
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Nice work...in all your threads!

Where did you find the new sliders for your leaf springs? Like you, I'm trying to keep things oem but my spring sliders are shot and I can't find them anywhere.
Hello,

It's from a regional business which does ONLY suspension rebuilding... they aren't OEM... but it looks like quite the same...

I think it's more easy in your country (on that kind of business) to find those who exactly matches...



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