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Unread 07-10-2012, 09:16 AM   #3511
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I was actually thinking of a visit. I will be off next Monday and little man will be at daycare so, I might be able to swing it. Will let you know when it gets closer. I love that pop out on the dash. That's sweet! Coming along nicely! Put on the sunglasses the lights getting brighter!
Bummer- I'm working next Monday/Tuesday... but I will counteth the days until thineself presenteth itself at my feets!

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Unread 07-10-2012, 09:30 AM   #3512
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I think a vacuum gauge opposite the tach would look good and be a useful.
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Unread 07-10-2012, 09:31 AM   #3513
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nooo no toe jam!
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Unread 07-10-2012, 11:18 AM   #3514
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Skipper on second thought send that toe jam to Bill, he can use it as air freshener
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Unread 07-10-2012, 11:46 AM   #3515
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Ok, put your glasses on, this is why I have so many CJ's, so I give you options.

I took pictures of 4 different year clutch pedal return springs.

1976

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1978


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1980

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Unread 07-10-2012, 11:52 AM   #3516
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Skipper on second thought send that toe jam to Bill, he can use it as air freshener
Me thinks the Skipper better keep it. Me thinks it's the only thing holding his ratty old shoes together.

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1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
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1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
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Unread 07-10-2012, 07:03 PM   #3517
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Thank you, Bill. I will make comparisons later. I am so tired right now I don't really care about nuthin!

Here is a pic of the grounding buss/battery box we made. The buss (flat bar) is welded to the box frame and bolted through the firewall providing a good ground point to the underside of the dash. This gives me several ground pints inside the cab and under the hood.

Going to bed early. Night Friends...
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Unread 07-10-2012, 07:16 PM   #3518
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What do you mean you're going to bed early. Tried to call you to keep that from happening! Didn't want anything, just messin with you. Hope you get some rest old boy. Hey did you all make the battery box? Looks like a nice one.
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Unread 07-10-2012, 08:30 PM   #3519
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What do you mean you're going to bed early. Tried to call you to keep that from happening! Didn't want anything, just messin with you. Hope you get some rest old boy. Hey did you all make the battery box? Looks like a nice one.
I think all would agree, In the picture with Clay and Scott working on the tackometer. Scott looks completely wore out.

Some serious hours have been spent by the Kerr clan on Clays Jeep in the last week and a half, and in 90 degree plus temps. My hat is off to you Guys, well done!!!

I think a tear will be shed by Scott and Beth when Clay pulls out of the drive for the first time by himself.

I wish I could be there to see it.

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1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
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Unread 07-11-2012, 07:56 PM   #3520
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Yeah, I agree...wonder if he is all rested up after the first day back on the job
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Unread 07-11-2012, 08:24 PM   #3521
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looking good Scott, I understand bad days. I spent the last 2 days working on metal car ports in 115 degree heat. just drink allot of water and something with electrolytes and get a little rest. The jeep will be done in a week or two and you'll get a chance to rest then.
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Unread 07-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #3522
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This is the 84, the bracket we're talking about is the same on the 78.
I'm guessing it's the same on your 7. My 85 looks the same. My 1980 cj5 is also the same

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The only difference is the attachment point on the pedal. The 85 and 84 are like the picture. The 78 and 80 have the V Shaped piece with a notch for the spring.

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1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 07-12-2012, 07:39 PM   #3523
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What do you mean you're going to bed early. Tried to call you to keep that from happening! Didn't want anything, just messin with you. Hope you get some rest old boy. Hey did you all make the battery box? Looks like a nice one.
Hey Jimbo. I got some rest and I feel SOOOOO much better this evening. Thanks for lifting me up, Bud. The battery box is actually Clay's PO's box. It's just a plastic marine battery box. Clay figured out a way to make it work. He cut it down, wire-wheeled the 1/4" flat staock the PO used for a framework, and bolted it back together. I came up with the flat bar across the top for a grounding buss. I'll attach the battery ground to the buss, and everything else can go to it too. Unless ya'll think I'm screwing up??

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I think all would agree, In the picture with Clay and Scott working on the tackometer. Scott looks completely wore out.

Some serious hours have been spent by the Kerr clan on Clays Jeep in the last week and a half, and in 90 degree plus temps. My hat is off to you Guys, well done!!!

I think a tear will be shed by Scott and Beth when Clay pulls out of the drive for the first time by himself.

I wish I could be there to see it.

Bill
Dang, Dude. I read this last night and it's the reason I had to go to bed! I couldn't do JF last night. I called Beth in to read it too. You're a sweet man... when you feel like it! I really appreciate the thoughts, Bill. I'm not sure how I merit it in your eyes, but I am glad that I do.

So let me say this... definitively. God has blessed my entire family through my association with a group of men whom I wouldn't know if I passed on the street. I can't believe the relationships I have discovered as a result of taking some weekly time to correspond. I think it is profoundly odd! It has always been my desire to provide outreach to anyone willing to listen, but ALL of you, my JF Brothers, Family, and "Best Friends" are the ones that have provided the outreach! Without your continuous, unselfish, and patient support, Clay and I WOULD NOT BE WHERE WE ARE (trust me, it's a good thing we are where we are!). This simply wouldn't be happening. I thank you from the very depths of my heart for the wonderful association and benevolence from you guys, and especially for providing the mechanics of this amazing father/son bond. You guys did the work. God gets the credit! sniff, sniff...

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Yeah, I agree...wonder if he is all rested up after the first day back on the job
I spent 7 hours sitting in a rover truck, cruising around the perimeter once every 30 minutes, a total of 1.5 miles which takes 7 minutes to complete. In 7 hours I could have been in north GA, LA, the Keys or Everglades. Think about it! Interesting note... I read on JF the other night (don't remember who posted it) that a gasoline vehicle idling for one hour is equivalent to 13 miles of travel (IIRC). The truck I was in has nearly 46,000 miles on it. It is NEVER turned off except for maintenance. If I did the math correctly it equated to a bit over 80,000 miles.

Oh... yes, I am rested!

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looking good Scott, I understand bad days. I spent the last 2 days working on metal car ports in 115 degree heat. just drink allot of water and something with electrolytes and get a little rest. The jeep will be done in a week or two and you'll get a chance to rest then.
Sooo... you're sorta saying that "You can sleep when you're dead" thing?? Thanks Dog!!

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This is the 84, the bracket we're talking about is the same on the 78.
I'm guessing it's the same on your 7. My 85 looks the same. My 1980 cj5 is also the same

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The only difference is the attachment point on the pedal. The 85 and 84 are like the picture. The 78 and 80 have the V Shaped piece with a notch for the spring.

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I do have the "tab" you mentioned. Here's my pics, pedal pushed all the way down, and the pedal up. The pedal does not return when pushed... it stays on the floor. The rear of the pedal arm, where the notch for the spring is located, raises upward in motion as you push down on the pedal, taking the spring to a higher plane (sounds so cosmic), so it tries to pull from the other side of the plane.

I think this is actually the brake pedal spring????????? I have other springs that may be the correct spring, but they all do the same thing.



First three all the way down...
Second three all the way up.
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Unread 07-12-2012, 08:01 PM   #3524
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Is the spring hitting on the pivot , where it goes thru the bracket, this may be the reason for the type of spring In the 78. And why they changed the spring attachment point on later years. Is there a chance the "V" shaped bracket is bent? Or do you think you can bend it a little?
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1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
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Unread 07-13-2012, 03:56 AM   #3525
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Skipper when this gets done and you turn it over to Clay, will you be the PO?
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