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post #526 of 800 Old 07-31-2013, 05:29 PM
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that list doesn't sound nearly as long as it did a while back... you've been busy!

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post #527 of 800 Old 08-01-2013, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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Ha! After reading one of 83Verts posts I can now add shocks to my list of things to do. Somehow I forgot about those.
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post #528 of 800 Old 08-01-2013, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Installed the glovebox door and made a small plate to cover the radio hole. I still need to measure and drill it out for the 12v source and the switches.

The hood vent is installed and the paint on the interior of the hood is touched up.

I started painting the windshield frame and I mounted the 12" fan over the driver seat

I really need to straighten up my garage, its a mess.
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post #529 of 800 Old 08-05-2013, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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I finished painted and installed the windshield frame. I do not like the way the cowl seal bulges out in a few spots. Any ideas on how to get it to lay flat?

I had two sets of wiper motors/linkages with various broken parts so I mixed and matched and made one good setup, then installed it. I forgot how the wiper wires route down though.
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post #530 of 800 Old 08-05-2013, 02:38 PM
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What...no passenger side fan???????????
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post #531 of 800 Old 08-05-2013, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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What...no passenger side fan???????????
I was going to use my old dual flexalite fan up there but one of the fans shed a few blades. If this works nice then I'll put another single fan over the passenger side.

All of the body parts are now assembled. It's nice to see it complete like this.
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post #532 of 800 Old 08-05-2013, 05:53 PM
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Those reproduction cowl/windshield seals never sit right.... I ended up staying with the oem since i couldnt get mine to fit correctly and leaked water worse than the old one... Maybe a home-brew solution for the seal is in order...
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post #533 of 800 Old 08-05-2013, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Those reproduction cowl/windshield seals never sit right.... I ended up staying with the oem since i couldnt get mine to fit correctly and leaked water worse than the old one... Maybe a home-brew solution for the seal is in order...
It's definitely softer and thicker material than the one that is on my 79'. It sits nice when the windshield is folded forward but once there is pressure on it, it squeezes out.

I positioned it the best I could and bolted the windshield down for good. Moving on....
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post #534 of 800 Old 08-10-2013, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Did some more wiring today and checked all my grounds. All that's left to wire is the fuel pump, the wiper switch, dome light, under hood light and a few rocker switches. My wiring was nice and neat but the more I add the more cluttered it looks to me. All of my grounds check out, those grounding bars worked out well.

I have an unused oil sender and coolant temp wire under the hood and under the dash. Do these normally carry 12v? If so I will repurpose them to power switches/relays.

I'm off from work all week so I plan on making some more progress.
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The overhead fan is very cool

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post #536 of 800 Old 08-10-2013, 07:16 PM
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I don't think they carry 12v. Get to work, I wanna see some updated pics

I am in deep
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/how-did-happen-rebuild-1113470/
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post #537 of 800 Old 08-12-2013, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Not too much of an update but I finished up the aux switch panel and wiring, the dome light and hood lights. I also ran the wires for the fuel pump through the frame to the general location of where it will be installed (still unsure) near the tank. That leaves only the wiper switch and blower motor remaining.

In hind sight I probably should have made the switch plate longer to incorporate the two other switches onto it. It looks a little strange having two switches mounted on the tan dash and the others mounted on the black plate right next to it, but it works. So I have a switch for neutral safety/kill switch, contour fan relays, driver's overhead e-fan relay and the fourth will be for the passenger's overhead e-fan relay once that gets installed. A hidden switch for the fuel pump will be installed later.

I sold off the white windshield frame and the two sets of stock gauges/speedos which brings me back under the $7,000 mark for the build. I figure I'll finish right at $8,000 after driveshafts, exhaust, misc last minute items and a new chip from Howell.

I switched out the front turn signals for LED bulbs so all of the lights are the same type in that circuit. I bought new flasher relays for them, the clear plastic ones, but I'm not sure if they are correct. The LED bulbs in the lower grill don't seem secure in the housings. The original bulbs twist and lock in, the LED's aren't as good of a fit. I guarantee they shake loose after a while.
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I also ran the wires for the fuel pump through the frame to the general location of where it will be installed (still unsure) near the tank.



I'm running a 5.0 and relocated the fuel pump to the cross member above the rear axle. Although it's above the tank when tested it pulled gas real quick. I have a clear filter prior to the pump. I'll post pics later if interested.

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I also ran the wires for the fuel pump through the frame to the general location of where it will be installed (still unsure) near the tank.

I'm running a 5.0 and relocated the fuel pump to the cross member above the rear axle. Although it's above the tank when tested it pulled gas real quick. I have a clear filter prior to the pump. I'll post pics later if interested.
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post #540 of 800 Old 08-13-2013, 11:43 AM
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You sure are doing a nice clan job of finishing up. I really like the detail under the hood. Nice job my friend!
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