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post #16 of 509 Old 09-26-2011, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Nice looking jeep!
Thanks, now all I have to do is make it drivable.


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post #17 of 509 Old 09-26-2011, 04:54 PM
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My research says you are correct on the gauges, switches, windshield frames, dash pieces,,, but

it seems there are a number of people on this forum that have used their steering stuff and are happy with it.

What vendors produce quality parts? Crown was not the cheapest, not looking for cheap.

For the steering box I'd get a new or reman'd box from a parts house. The quality may not be any better than crown but at least if there's something wrong with it it's alot easier and quicker to return/exchange. And for the tie rod end's I'd use something with a good reputation like moog. For heavy duty steering shafts there's not much better than flaming river or borgeson.

The CJ looks good and solid, looking forward to seeing your progress.

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post #18 of 509 Old 09-27-2011, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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For the steering box I'd get a new or reman'd box from a parts house. The quality may not be any better than crown but at least if there's something wrong with it it's alot easier and quicker to return/exchange. And for the tie rod end's I'd use something with a good reputation like moog. For heavy duty steering shafts there's not much better than flaming river or borgeson.

The CJ looks good and solid, looking forward to seeing your progress.
Ok, I have relented. I have ordered Moog ES62L which is the steering knuckle to knuckle kit, and Moog DS1070 which is the pitman arm to steering knuckle kit. When the Crown stuff arrives I will compare the two and send back the weaker of the two.

Flaming River and Borgeson are very high quality parts, are way over priced because they have been around so long and lost touch with their customers. They have the feeling of “I’m the best so I can set my price where ever I want”.

I would like input on who makes quality reproduction parts.

I am looking for the clock, and Tack. I’m not in a hurry for these parts and have set up a search on e-bay for NOS parts.

I think I will start a thread title
“who makes quality reproduction parts and why do you say that”

Ok, I started the tread, it is located here
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/qu.../#post12232820

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post #19 of 509 Old 09-27-2011, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, after working on the kitchen remodel for awhile today, I could not stand it anymore. It Jeep has been in the garage for two days now and the only thing I’ve done to it is go to the DMV and get it registered, and order the steering parts.

I took ten minutes out and removed the KC driving lights. I found one was burnt out, the chrome inside the lights is flecking of the reflectors, the wire was run through the firewall without a grommet, the light inside the KC switch was burnt out. Fortunately the power feed for the “System” was taped off the fuse box with a fuse tap.

I also found out that this was not the first set of driving lights that had been on the Jeep. There was a second power feed to the front bumper for a set of lights that had been removed.

I have also started to apply penetrating oil to the window hinges.

I know it is not much but it is the first small step. Moog steering parts should be here tomorrow, Crown gear box should be here on Thursday. Friday maybe I can get them painted up so that next week I can install them.

Last race of the year is Sunday. After that I have to put the dragster away for the winter, and then as time permits, I must work on the kitchen remodel, I will start to work on the Jeep in earnest.

Below are the before pictures.
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post #20 of 509 Old 09-27-2011, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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post #21 of 509 Old 09-27-2011, 05:33 PM
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That is a great looking '7 you got there!

Looking forward to following this one. Please keep us posted w/ your updates.



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post #22 of 509 Old 09-27-2011, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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The below picture is a picture of Smog control gone amuck.

I will start to look for a thread on Off Road Smog removal.
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post #23 of 509 Old 09-27-2011, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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I have been doing some reading on "Off Raod Smog Removal". I found these interesting articals

Excellent link on computer controls
http://home.sprynet.com/~dale02/list.htm

Step by step computer removal
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ho...bypass-522262/

The "Nutter" Bypass By John Nutter
http://jeeps.hallbergs.com/nutter.htm

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Find my old steering thread.
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post #25 of 509 Old 09-28-2011, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Find my old steering thread.
Ok, I took up the challenge;

I went to you profile and went through the two pages of threads you have started.

I went to advance search and in “key words” put steering and in “user name” put Jeepmor.


The only thing I could find you had posted was ;
” Do a search for jeepmor and steering. I did an extensive laundry list a month or two ago and pretty much went through the whole system for what the check, replace and/or tighten to improve steering. Only think I know I left out was ball joints.

Regardless, give it a try, I'm not writing it up all over again.”


In my reading I have come across this thread

Loose steering thread
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/wh...-loose-445430/

This is taking about putting Caster back into a lifted Jeep. This is good information, however it is currently not my problem as the Jeep is at stock height.

My problem is the gear box. I can watch the input shaft on the box rotate almost a quarter turn with not moment on the pitman arm. I am replacing the tie rods only because they have been on the Jeep for 28 years with big tires pulling at them for 87,000 miles.

I would be interested in reading your thread, can you provide a link, you do not have to write it over again. Thanks


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I just ran into another "roadblock" The PO has removed the radiator fan shroud and installed a flexilite fan.

I went looking for OEM shrouds and six bladed fans and ran into "Crown" and "Omix-Ada" as being the only game in town on these parts.

On more than one occasion I have read that you should stay away from these manufactures as the quality is questionable.

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Your Jeep is ssoooo nice and clean great choice on your part! As we spoke in my thread go for the Omix-Ada fan shroud its a perfect fit and a good plastic mold. Good luck with that steering upgrade/change this weekend bummer on the races being called do to rain

Bought a 1980 CJ-7 that I am rebuilding ground up: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/my...thread-1264945
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Your Jeep is ssoooo nice and clean great choice on your part! As we spoke in my thread go for the Omix-Ada fan shroud its a perfect fit and a good plastic mold. Good luck with that steering upgrade/change this weekend bummer on the races being called do to rain
Their not called yet, that will not happen until an hour before the gates open. That is a real bummmer because I live an hour and a half from the track. I will give it a shot.

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post #29 of 509 Old 09-30-2011, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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If you have not found this site yet it is outstanding for understanding computer controls
http://home.sprynet.com/~dale02/list.htm

It is not clear on the site how to get to it's home as it is in the table oc contents, here is that link
http://home.sprynet.com/~dale02/home.htm

It is so good I might consider leaving the smog stuff on after I build the monitor that plugs into the diadnostic connectors under the hood.

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post #30 of 509 Old 09-30-2011, 01:57 PM
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I found this link to dyeing panels, seats and dashes: http://www.freshalloy.com/forums/arc.../t-105741.html

Seemed very economical and easy to do thought you might be interested in it.

Here are the links to SEM products to do this with:
http://semproducts.com/images/Users/...ISH%200510.pdf
http://www.vinylpro.com/

Bought a 1980 CJ-7 that I am rebuilding ground up: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/my...thread-1264945
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