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Unread 11-22-2012, 08:34 PM   #406
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Alternator is stripped, cleaned and installed. i also stripped the a/c compressor for paint. Now for the dumba$$ move of the day. I got oil and filters to service all three jeeps today. I put a filter on the project's 401, filled it up and primed it with my primer tool and drill. The good news, I have oil pressure. The bad news, I never installed an oil pressure sending unit so I pumped a quart of oil on my garage floor. Duh! That's what I get for trying to rush things. I capped the sender hole and ran the priming tool for a bit to get that oil circulating. I'll have to pickup a sending unit this weekend.

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Unread 02-10-2013, 08:51 PM   #407
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Back in the game! I hit the trail today in my 79' and got all motivated again! I was the only CJ out of 23 Jeeps on the run. Had to get winched once but I had a blast.

My contour fan setup kept the 401 between 165* and 185* all day and my Edelbrock carb only stalled once when I was nearly vertical. Aside from a linkage adjustment on my transfer case everything held together well and I managed not to roll it.

It's been a long and rough couple of months but today is just what I needed!

Now back to the project...
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Unread 02-11-2013, 05:49 AM   #408
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That looks like a blast! Nice being the only CJ there. Bet you had some compliments, the Jeep looks good dude. I am 15% into the reassembly and I am jealous of all you guys that are driving yours!
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Unread 02-11-2013, 10:20 AM   #409
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This is what happens when you run old/dry tires on the rocks. Time for some new ones.

My home made para cord can strap kept my gas and water cans in place.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 03:45 PM   #410
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I mounted up the dual contour fan and new aluminum 3 row radiator today. I also repurposed some old child gate hardware to make two rubber hood spacers. I think the next thing I buy for the project will be a dash panel. Here's a few pics
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Unread 03-08-2013, 11:12 AM   #411
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Fits like a glove. Looking good.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 03:29 PM   #412
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Installed some hoses and belts today. I also disassembled the heater box. I'll just go over everything and clean it up a bit, not gonna go crazy painting everything. What's the best way to test the heater core for leaks? There was some peeking paint inside the box below the core so I don't want to reinstall a possibly leaking one. No chunks of crud or rust flowed out when I flushed it with the hose.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 04:04 PM   #413
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Dash panel came in today, made in the USA and looks to be great quality.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 04:29 PM   #414
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Where did you order it from?
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Unread 03-22-2013, 10:08 PM   #415
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Where did you order it from?
Logan's Metal Products 4x4 on Ebay
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Unread 03-23-2013, 02:19 AM   #416
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Man! That is coming along nicely! I've been following you from the get-go. I know how it feels to get those bursts of motivation! I've got a '77 in the middle of a full resto that I am just now getting re-motivated to finish...and it's all because of this thread! Keep up the good/quality work!
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Unread 03-23-2013, 05:49 PM   #417
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Man! That is coming along nicely! I've been following you from the get-go. I know how it feels to get those bursts of motivation! I've got a '77 in the middle of a full resto that I am just now getting re-motivated to finish...and it's all because of this thread! Keep up the good/quality work!
Thank you! Do you have a build thread for yours? It feels good to work on my Jeeps again. Life has been rough the last few months and these jeeps help keep me sane! There's something very gratifying about taking something old and dirty and building it up like new.

My Flowmaster Super 44's should be here sometime this week too. One for each CJ7. I have a cheap thrush performance muffler on my 79' and it sounds OK at idle but chokes it down when I step on the gas. I figure the flowmasters will open up the exhaust a bit and allow it to breathe better.

Thanks again for following!
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Unread 03-26-2013, 12:53 PM   #418
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The blower motor and heater core tested good so it's all back together and ready to install.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 01:13 PM   #419
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This is all looking great!
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Unread 03-26-2013, 06:16 PM   #420
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This is all looking great!
Thanks Jim, I have to catch up on your build too! Here's the heater box installed. Instead of trying to source the seals I opened up the holes and used a couple of grommets for the heater tubes and drain tubes where they pass through the firewall. It's a very tight fit so I hope it seals well. The seal for the heater motor was trimmed and the portion with the large hole was reused.
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