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Unread 03-29-2013, 02:03 PM   #421
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Sweet build man, I am subscribed.

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Unread 03-29-2013, 10:06 PM   #422
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Sweet build man, I am subscribed.
Cool, thanks!
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Unread 04-06-2013, 07:30 PM   #423
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Hooked up the heater hoses today, seems that the Flowkooler pump outlet is 3/4 instead of 5/8 hose like the factory pump so I made two trips to the store. I used a 3/4 - 5/8 adapter for the line that connects the water pump to the 5/8 heater core line. The factory hose fitting that goes into the back of the intake manifold didn't clear the firewall either and no local parts stores had it so I looked through my bucket of old fittings and found a 90* adapter to put in the intake. Then I connected the factory fitting to that and it just barely cleared. Hopefully it won't leak.

My hood got blown over a few times when I had my garage doors open the other day and the last time it fell it dented and creased the hood at the front so I'll have some body work to do on it.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:13 AM   #424
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On picture number 3 it seems that the hose might be too tight to the heater core nipple. Meaning, over time, with engine torquing the heater core nipple might crack at the core. Just a thought...I may be way off ... but I hate replacing heater cores...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/da...l#post14924453

In photo number 3 of my post you can see how I routed my hose in front of the valve cover then a straight shot back to the heater core. So, there is no torquing on the heater core nipple...

Again, just a thought ...

Also, my stock water pump is the same 3/4 to 5/8 heater core, and I used a reducer too. A brass fitting would be better than plastic if you can find one.

Now time to go and read your thread here...

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Unread 04-07-2013, 10:04 AM   #425
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On picture number 3 it seems that the hose might be too tight to the heater core nipple. Meaning, over time, with engine torquing the heater core nipple might crack at the core. Just a thought...I may be way off ... but I hate replacing heater cores...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/da...l#post14924453

In photo number 3 of my post you can see how I routed my hose in front of the valve cover then a straight shot back to the heater core. So, there is no torquing on the heater core nipple...

Again, just a thought ...

Also, my stock water pump is the same 3/4 to 5/8 heater core, and I used a reducer too. A brass fitting would be better than plastic if you can find one.

Now time to go and read your thread here...

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WOW! Nice engine bay, very clean! Thanks for the tip, I don't think the rubber line I'm using can make such a sharp turn without collapsing though. I tried to run it as short as I could without kinking. I will replace the intake fitting if I can find the correct part locally in the next few days.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 06:56 PM   #426
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I found the correct heater hose connector and put that in today. I also started on a new cover for the air vent inlet to match the one I made for the hood. I still need to drill mounting holes and paint it but you get the idea.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 04:16 PM   #427
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I finished the vent cover and installed it. I also stripped, painted and installed the rest of the driver's seat frame.

I started to tear down the steering column and I couldn't get the steering wheel off so I moved onto the windshield frame. I found a few spots (under the drivers wiper pivot and the top rail) that will need to be repaired. The majority of the rust is in the passenger side under the bracket.

The driver side wiper pivot has some damage, I hope they sell them separately because the rest of the system is good to go.

Just doing little stuff until I hear back from a media blaster with a quote to finish stripping my hood, roll cage and windshield frame. I'm anxious to get those final big parts painted and installed.
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Unread 04-13-2013, 03:53 AM   #428
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I ordered my H1 steering box and also picked up a new set of seats from CL for $150. Good score and they even match!
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Unread 04-13-2013, 06:59 PM   #429
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I couldn't resist even though I know I have to pull them back out to install the cage and dash!
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Unread 04-13-2013, 07:25 PM   #430
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I couldn't resist even though I know I have to pull them back out to install the cage and dash!
Nice! But you may end up having to use after market seat brackets, I used corbeau because the original jeep brackets set too high and I couldn't get my leg between the steering wheel and seat. They worked so much better with that style of seat.
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Unread 04-13-2013, 07:45 PM   #431
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Nice! But you may end up having to use after market seat brackets, I used corbeau because the original jeep brackets set too high and I couldn't get my leg between the steering wheel and seat. They worked so much better with that style of seat.
I hope not, the high point of the front of my seats in my 79' measure 14" from the floor. These are 15.5". How much were the corbeau brackets just incase?
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I hope not, the high point of the front of my seats in my 79' measure 14" from the floor. These are 15.5". How much were the corbeau brackets just incase?
60 each I think
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Unread 04-17-2013, 04:29 PM   #433
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H1 steering box is installed. I had to drop the sway bar and remove the steering box mount to get it installed. Here's a pic of the h1 box and CJ7 stock box side by side. Also installed the drop pitman arm and had to run to pick up two new castle nuts for the tie rods.

I picked up a gas filler housing off CL and installed it. I'm not happy with the stainless shine and may remove, blast and paint it to match all the brackets. The guy I bought it from has about 7 jeeps that he's parting out and will definitely be a good resource for me.

My youngest is my official seat tester, everyone love the jeep!
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Unread 04-17-2013, 04:46 PM   #434
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It's all looking great! Hummer box should be a good upgrade. I like the seats, seat tester looks pleased too. Back when I built my cage I made the brakets so they mount to the cage. I had to make them lower than the factory brackets because the aftermarket seats sat too high and my legs hit the steering wheel. You might need to lower yours too.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 05:28 PM   #435
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It's all looking great! Hummer box should be a good upgrade. I like the seats, seat tester looks pleased too. Back when I built my cage I made the brakets so they mount to the cage. I had to make them lower than the factory brackets because the aftermarket seats sat too high and my legs hit the steering wheel. You might need to lower yours too.
Thanks Jim! I'm hoping to avoid the seat bracket issue all together. I'm only 5'8" so we'll see how I fit once I get the dash and steering column in there. I know someone who has a tilt wheel column just incase.

Looks like my steering linkage clears the springs with plenty of room and the bars are almost on the same plain. Handling should be a hell of a lot nicer than my 79' due to the geometry.

I will have to figure out a way correct a clearance issue between my front brake lines and the sway bars. There's only two inches of clearance between the sway bar links and the brake lines, one bump and the lines are toast! So I'll either shorten the links or reroute the lines.

The blaster wanted $300 to finish my hood, cage and windshield frame, apparently he forgot about the $175 quote he previously texted me for those same parts plus a tailgate. Needless to say I'll be stripping them by hand.

I have some stuff I need to put up on CL to make some more room here in my garage. I'd like to put both CJ's in here so my 79' doesn't get destroyed in the sun.
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