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post #31 of 70 Old 05-19-2011, 12:53 PM
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Great looking '7, and thanks for taking the time to share the build (and details)!

Looking forward to more pics of this CJ in the future!


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post #32 of 70 Old 05-19-2011, 04:31 PM
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Where did you get your windshield frame from and how was the fit?
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post #33 of 70 Old 05-19-2011, 08:06 PM
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Adam good job on the write up. wow this is the first picture ive seen since done looks great. on a side note the charlotte jeep group is going to Uwharrie this sunday so get one of those things ready. plus i want to stop by sometime and try your soft doors on mine to see if and how they fit... so PM me your number i forgot to save it.
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post #34 of 70 Old 05-20-2011, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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Where did you get your windshield frame from and how was the fit?
frame came from JC Whitney... since I was paying for everything in cash as to not rack up debt, I watched for sales, free shipping offers, etc... I bought parts from all over the place.

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Adam good job on the write up. wow this is the first picture ive seen since done looks great. on a side note the charlotte jeep group is going to Uwharrie this sunday so get one of those things ready. plus i want to stop by sometime and try your soft doors on mine to see if and how they fit... so PM me your number i forgot to save it.
Would love to head to Uwharrie but I fly out for a work trip.

You are more than welcome to stop by and check it out. The soft doors shouldn't be different from year to year... it's the latch mechanism for both the door and the tub that changes. I don't see why you couldn't get the right latches for yours. The instructions show both latches. We can definitely check it out though.

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post #36 of 70 Old 06-07-2011, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Since the new dash and gauges, I now have a problem. The temp gauge starts on cold and gradually moves up as the engine heats up like it should.

It stops at the 12 oclock position for a bout a minute, then pegs hot.

When I feel the upper radiator hose, it is warm. I can take the radiator cap off and the coolant is luke warm. I replaced the thermostat and temp sensor and stilll have the gauge problem. I am thinking the engine is running fine.... it's the gauge that is messed up. However, I do not want to take my chances and ruin the engine by it running hot. 3rd re-build ISN'T the charm.

So, I have now bought an OHM meter and will try to make sense out of the issues. I sure hope it is a gauge problem. I have never used an OHM meter before.

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post #37 of 70 Old 06-07-2011, 10:03 AM
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I am thinking the engine is running fine.... it's the gauge that is messed up.
You might get one of those IR temperature scanners and make some spot checks on various parts of the engine. I don't knot how accurate that would be if you don't have a solid reference point, but it might help narrow things down. I guess at least you could get an idea of the temp of the area after the thermostat. If the thermostat opens at 190, then the coolant coming out of there should be 190 or greater. The coolant coming out of the radiator should be much lower. (forgive me if I have the coolant flow direction wrong, but you get the idea)

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post #38 of 70 Old 06-07-2011, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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I thought about that...

When I took the "old" thermostat out (new one was put in less than 100 miles ago, I did boil it just to check. It opened at roughly 195 but I went ahead and put a new one in.

When I bought the OHM meter, I saw some IR guns for relatively cheap. Maybe I will go pick one up or see if I can rent one from the parts store.

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post #39 of 70 Old 10-13-2011, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Still haven't messed with the temp gauge... from moving, work on the JK, and boat time I have been lazy with it.

I have done a few small things here and there like emblems, stickers, etc. Nothing that stands out really unless you are up close. Did take a few pics the other day when I washed it.

Once I finish up the heat/fresh air crap, next on the list is the disc brake conversion mentioned above. I hope it will just be a bolt-on without much modification but we'll see.
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post #40 of 70 Old 10-16-2011, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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Another step in the right direction of road manners...

Sway bar install. A front sway bar was an option in '76 and mine didn't have one.
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post #41 of 70 Old 10-16-2011, 05:07 PM
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I've said it before, but will say it again:

That is a great looking '7!

Job well done w/ this one!



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post #42 of 70 Old 10-16-2011, 05:57 PM
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I just got done Reading you're build; nevertheless, nice 7 the orange paint scheme played out well.

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post #43 of 70 Old 10-16-2011, 09:50 PM
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Love it. Very clean. My original plan was to paint mine hugger orange. Money didn't stretch so far so I went a different route.

I did happen to come across a CJ that had the same look as yours the other day at a kids soccer game in Maryland. After seeing that one and yours I regret not getting it painted.

Maybe down the road.

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post #44 of 70 Old 10-17-2011, 12:29 AM
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Man love the cj I just recently got my own and want to do the exact same orange you have so if you have an old list or know the painter could you find out what color code it is n who makes it...
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post #45 of 70 Old 10-17-2011, 01:51 AM
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Hi Adam,

very nice Jeep

Seems orange gets very popular, planning exactly the same with my "CJ-Y" build.


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