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Unread 01-04-2014, 08:06 PM   #391
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Just got caught up on your thread. I love the quality of your work and the way your are keeping everything looking stock. I am looking forward to the next project.

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Unread 01-04-2014, 09:15 PM   #392
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Thanks, looks like the next project is to get the under dash lights in, may do the swap of the clock at the same time.
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Unread 01-07-2014, 12:32 PM   #393
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Don't let your head spin off for the change in subject mater

Quickest time to date is 8.030 at 161 in the quarter mile (yes I drive it).

The engine in the dragster is apart,the crank needs to be ground, bearings need replacement.





A conservative estimate is there are 200 runs on these parts.

Plan is to now check every 50 runs.



There were never any shavings in the oil filter. It appears they were just hammered until they started to squeeze out the side and rub against the crank journal. The crank does need to be ground.



I could not get the shot I wanted of the cam. The one lobe has the start of a dish at the top. We will replace the cam with the same grind but with a more blower friendly lobe separation.



I still think they look nice. I believe the engine is developing about 850 HP, we will put it on the dyno when rebuilt



Full update with pictures on my web site.
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Unread 02-01-2014, 06:24 PM   #394
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Well I spent 10 minutes in the garage tonight and put the under dash lights in.

These are original CJ lights screws and wire clips.

I did not know where the clips were supposed to go so I just guessed.
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Unread 02-09-2014, 11:09 AM   #395
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Ok......

I got a tip and went to visit a gentleman in Clearance NY. His basement is stuff with Jeep parts. Lots of good stuff, but no great deals, and let me clarify that, he has good stuff for sale and is willing to sell it but knows it's value. I do not think I got raked over the coals, but I did pay top dollar for the value of the items I purchased. So I purchased one seat, a roll bar cover, and a complete carpet set

There is currently a thread about used part prices
"Some people think there used parts are gold"
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/so...-gold-2087841/

and I posted my thoughts on that in this post.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/so.../#post20192569

The carpet is in tack, but pretty worn out. I will have to compare each piece with what I have and pick the best and put that in the best pieces. This carpet is dried out and thin.





The main reason I am looking for carpet is the original owner left a spot light on facing the carpet and melted a hole in it. What I am thinking is I will pull the carpet, find a piece that is up under the dash and take it to a carpet store and have them cut a patch, and hot tape the patch in the hole. I will then have a complete set to sell.

The best pieces will remain in the Jeep



I also purchased a seat. One of the mounting holes in the frame is rusted out and there is a small cut in the cover. The plan is to take this to an upholster shop, have the seat cover removed from my frame, have the seat cover removed from the frame I just bought. Have the upholster plastic weld the cut, and install the cover on my good frame. I will weld in a patch on the frame with the rotted corner and see if the upholster can plastic weld the problems on my seat cover and put my old seat cover on the frame I purchased and sell that.





This is the seat I am looking to replace, and it's problems







I think this is the find, it is an original roll bar cover which appears to have never been installed. I paid big bucks for this and really want to put it on the Jeep NOW.





So the question is can I. I have the hard top on now. I know I would have to remove it but what do I do about the center support on the roll bar for the roof? I'm I not supposed to put the pad on while the hard top is in place?, Do I just go over the support with the pad and cushion the pad between the support and cover and again cushion the cover between the roof and pad? OR... remove the support, drill a hole in the pad, and install the support through the pad and the cover



Kill me, but my thought is to drill the hole in the cover. I want to be able to use the Jeep. Not put it in a plastic bag.

For my Christmas my Son gave me a present of rubbing out the Jeep. It came out VERY nice.



Originally this would have been a triple Garnet soft top Jeep.

He had two original Garnet tops with soft doors. I did not buy any as I drive this thing in the summer with no top or doors and in the winter the hard top goes on and I have a set of full doors I painted garnet.

Would there have been a Garnet hard top????? If so would the window rubber have been black?

So... looking for answers to two questions here.

1) How would the roll bar pad been handled with the hard top support.

2) Was there ever a Garnet hard top?

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Unread 02-11-2014, 07:38 AM   #396
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I don't think so. If memory serves me correctly, hardtops from that era were black, white or tan. I don't recall ever seeing a new garnet CJ with a hardtop so I can't say for sure.

Yours sure looks great and a body colored top would probably look really good.
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Unread 02-11-2014, 07:42 AM   #397
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I don't think so. If memory serves me correctly, hardtops from that era were black, white or tan. I don't recall ever seeing a new garnet CJ with a hardtop so I can't say for sure.

Yours sure looks great and a body colored top would probably look really good.
I do not know what to do with the window seals though. leave them black, paint them Garnet?

I'm told that there were no hard doors either for Garnet.

The black top looks good and the black mirrors make it look correct.

I'm not going to worry about it as I only drive it on the roads in the summer, and in the summer I only drive it without the top and doors.
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Unread 02-11-2014, 09:35 AM   #398
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I do not know what to do with the window seals though. leave them black, paint them Garnet?

I'm told that there were no hard doors either for Garnet.

The black top looks good and the black mirrors make it look correct.

I'm not going to worry about it as I only drive it on the roads in the summer, and in the summer I only drive it without the top and doors.
Don't paint those gaskets you will regret it. The paint wont stick hardly and if it does it wont agree with that rubber and could dry it out.

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Unread 02-11-2014, 11:28 AM   #399
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Don't paint those gaskets you will regret it. The paint wont stick hardly and if it does it wont agree with that rubber and could dry it out.

Ben

I suppect you are correct.
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Unread 02-12-2014, 07:10 AM   #400
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I suppect you are correct.
I work at a paint supply warehouse for a living, I would suspect I am as well

If I had a dollar for everytime I heard 'so I got paint on my window gaskets and it looks like hell......"

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Don't paint gaskets. They should be black.

I've seen Jeeps with garnet interiors with a black hardtop. Guy who used to rent our farm had one, and I can only assume it was stock as this was back in the late 80's-early 90's
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Don't paint gaskets. They should be black.

I've seen Jeeps with garnet interiors with a black hardtop. Guy who used to rent our farm had one, and I can only assume it was stock as this was back in the late 80's-early 90's
I think I will leave the top black. It looks OK because the mirrors are black
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So how do you tell a crazed jeep fanatic?

Well look for the guy out in his driveway in the freezing cold cleaning the carpets in his Jeep. I have cleaned both the set of carpets that were in the Jeep and the set set of carpets that I picked up used.



I will install the best and then sell the other set.

They actually came out pretty good.

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It appears I have a slow coolant leak.



When you look at the shot from under the Jeep do not jump on the stain around the intake heater.



I know the intake is heated by coolant (possibly a crack allowing coolant to get into the "dry" side of the intake).

I stood the extendable flash light up on the drip and it actually rests against the block and the oil pan at the rear of the engine block no where near the stain at the heater.



The rear hose (heater hose) on the top side of the intake is tight.

I find not wet spot or drips.

The jeep has been sitting in this spot for weeks.

Radiator is completely full, the recovery bottle is empty, it was half full the last time I checked it.

I'm leaving for the GatorNationals in two weeks and will be taking the Jeep (in a trailer behind the MotorHome).

I would feel much better if I could solve this mystery before I left.
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Time to work on the inside of the Jeep for a little bit. I bought some original parts awhile back. One of the pieces was a seat. The seat cover was in almost perfect condition with one small exception. The seat frame was rusted out in the area of the right rear mounting bolt area and as it turned out the rod used to hog ring the seat cover to was also rusted out. My original intention was to have the two seat covers swapped, the good cover swapped to my good frame, have them leave the other cover of the rusted frame, weld it up and then put the old cover on that frame and sell it. It turned out the old frame was not savable, so I have just the cover. I think I will just hold on to it as it is not that bad.



As is always the case you start one project and another pops up, the inside of the Jeep looks pretty sad

I guess I will have to do something about it. I have been want wanting to get to this rust for awhile now.



I have used this paint a number of times and it was a pretty good match, but this time it did not match up that well, but makes little difference as it is under the capet. Here is my tool of destruction. It works well.





I taped off the area after grinding and sjhot some primer and then the paint and then clear on top. As I said above it did not match as well this time as it did in past projects, I was closer once I cleaned up all the over spray from the primer, and I really should have taken more car and covered EVERYTHING with drop cloths before spraying.





A little soap and water cleaned up the rear very nicely.



I can never leave well enough alone, so when I saw the seat frames, they had to be sand blasted and powder coated. Both front and rear





So how do you tell a crazed jeep fanatic? Well look for the guy out in his driveway in the freezing cold cleaning the carpets in his Jeep. Another piece of original stuff I picked up was another complete carpet set. I have cleaned both the set of carpets that were in the Jeep and the set set of carpets that I picked up used. i will install the best and then sell the other set. They actually came out pretty good.





The newly cleaned carpet and the freshly powder coated seat frames really look good together.



Another item I picked up was an NOS roll bar cover.




It did not come with the foam pad needed to go under the roll bar cover so one will have to be made. I have extra if anyone needs some


We cut the pieces, and then trimmed them to fit. The piece that goes over the top is just a square piece 60" X 1/2" X 9" and fits perfect. The short piece that runs down the back side of the seat 23 1/2 " X 1/2" X 9" has to be trimmed at the top to go around the seat belt bolt and fit the intersection of the rear brace. The piece that goes around the rear brace has to be trimmed to fit the rear deck of the wheel house and the intersection of the top roll bar. 36" X 1/2" X 9". I then used tape to hold the foam in place to put the cover on, I taped the whole length of the foam to give it a uniform thickness and left it in place.




I have some wrinkles in the cover, and hope they will come out over time, I will go back and try and straighten them out as time passes.




As always I wan to thank the help of the car nuts that show up to eat my food and drink my drink, and help out.



So it is time to start packing for our long planned trip to the Gator Nationals, It will be good to see green grass again.

Just a note, for anyone that thinks I have been foolish in posting my trip plans, my son George will be staying at our house instead of in his apartment taking care of the fish and taking a vacation from his room mate.






Hey, I'm always looking for NOS parts for this Jeep (tow hooks, light switches, Garnet interior pieces, etc. keep me in mid please.

As always I have updated my web site with more pictures.
http://www.leverfamilysite.com/1984_...2014_02_22.htm
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