My dad reminds me often of a time, probably 17 years old, I was working on my 69 chevelle and the carb caught fire and I was parked on the hose. I felt like an idiot for sure. Funny now only because I was able to catch it small and snuff it with my t-shirt.
As thantos858 said, catch it small and you've got a chance.
I doubt the frame is bad and the tub look reusable.
I'm trying to figure out how the steering wheel survived?
How is the inside of the Tuffy box? Did the stuff inside survive?
Are those valve covers aluminum or plastic?
The rest of the steering weel is iron, the inside of the tuffy box was the external winch controller and some small stuff wich all where carbonized. Ik didn't put the original papers in the car, just copy's. The valve covers where aluminium
To be constructive, what could have prevented the fire and second what type of extingusher would have been able to put it out?
That is an awful thing to happen, how can we prevent it?
This is nthe first question and remark I made ro myself and my friends, get biggerr and better (CO2) fire extinguishers and install a hose in the garage.
i am planning to install extinguishers in my off road rig. Suppose its upside dow and your stuk in it ... even tought of stopping going offroad, but one can still have a traffic accident and making a roll
Don't install fiber glass, it burns like hell.
The fire fighters only needed 10 minutes after my call (checked it on the cellfone) and I towed out the rigg immediately aftere trying to put out the fire. I nnew I had a problem and had to act quickely. If I had hasitated the whole yard (wood barns) would have gone up in flames.
Finaly started to collect the pieces. I bought fenders and a hood. They are very rusty but reusable after sanding. They belonged to a guy from Holland who had died in his chair. His wife was selling all his stuff. There was even an old D30 4,27 gearing and drumbrakes in the lot. Still am looking for a grille. Planning on rebuilding the axles gearbox and transfertcase this winter. I will be forced to rebuild the steering box. How about the pump, woudl it survived the fire? Maybe I have to try and turn it, if its stuck I suppose it's wrecked.
So I have decided not to rebuild the cj. But I have found a nice replacement. It is a CJ7 AMC360 on UNIMOG axles. Since I tend to drive to all events and the gear ratio(7.56) in these axles There is a problem at highway speed. I am thinking about swapping the T176 with another tranny which has overdrive. Any suggestions?
After some consideration I dumped the idea of a jeep on mog axles.
Started to rebuild what was possible. The first Item is the winch. Begun disassembeling this weekend and had a look at the internals.
Everything was carbonized as expected, so I started the quest for donor parts. I will be posting ont this rebuild.