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Unread 12-03-2010, 05:36 PM   #751
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Here are a few items that Clay picked up from a guy in Ohio (Mike). He was advertising in the For Sale section. He still had the full soft top with hardware for $250. We also got the entire heater box, a speedo, harness, spring plates, and bags of assorted hardware. Everything was $400. A great buy for Clay. The top is in very good shape.

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Unread 12-04-2010, 08:17 AM   #752
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The top looks like it's a good one. That sounds like a good price too. Some clean up and tlc on the heater box and Clay will have a heater. Are you going to replace the blower motor while it's out and maybe the core?
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Unread 12-04-2010, 12:41 PM   #753
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Nice find, I ran into a guy that use your signature the other day in a conversation,

IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM


I stated I've seen that quote on Jeep Forum, he said it's an automotive thing. What's your origination of the quote?? I thought maybe your a electrician...
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Unread 12-04-2010, 07:46 PM   #754
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The top looks like it's a good one. That sounds like a good price too. Some clean up and tlc on the heater box and Clay will have a heater. Are you going to replace the blower motor while it's out and maybe the core?
Definitely will do the blower motor upgrade. With the great threads for heater rebuilding it should be pretty easy to do.

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Nice find, I ran into a guy that use your signature the other day in a conversation,

IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM

I stated I've seen that quote on Jeep Forum, he said it's an automotive thing. What's your origination of the quote?? I thought maybe your a electrician...
I have no great claims to the phrase. Many years ago I got an e-mail that had a whole page of phrases, and that one tickled me bad! I always thought of it as a redneck thing! And if the shoe fits...
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Unread 12-04-2010, 08:39 PM   #755
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BAH!!! Heaters are over rated!!! OK, once again, I'm just jealous.
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Unread 12-05-2010, 09:27 PM   #756
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looks like a great find.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 05:20 AM   #757
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Scott. Nice score! Did you find any hidden treasures in the box?
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Unread 12-06-2010, 06:23 PM   #758
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Scott. Nice score! Did you find any hidden treasures in the box?
Like the keys to a "Never Issued" CJ that's still wrapped in plastic? No... bummer.

The PO had stripped this Jeep down to the essential things that made it run and drive. Clay got a complete harness and speedo, so maybe between the two we will have a working one. After watching Mike tinker with his I think we're in good shape. After watching Rick rebuild his heater box I think we can do that too. I haven't found the spring plates yet, but I haven't unpacked everything.

You know what I figured out?? It's so frustrating! I can't mount the rear crossmember yet because I need to mount the tub to make sure the Xmember is oriented correctly. I can't do any drive shaft work because I want to swap the yokes, and I need a new seal on the 20... and I want to swap to 3.55 gears so there isn't any reason to get into drive lines yet... it's gotta go to the shop. I can't paint the hood yet because I want to paint the fenders too, so the hood is sitting while I wait to finish the fender prep. I have stuff started all over the dad-gum shop with no place to walk and no end in sight!

I DID do some FG work yesterday... but so what!
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Unread 12-06-2010, 06:41 PM   #759
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Hey Scott can you measure from the body mounts points that you do have and from that get the location for the rear crossmember. That's what I did on mine. I found a complete diagram of the locations online. That would let you get that part done.

I do understand the frustration in waiting on this to do that. I'm in the same boat with some of mine. But we're making progress!!
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Unread 12-06-2010, 06:54 PM   #760
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i do understand the frustration in waiting on this to do that. I'm in the same boat with some of mine. But we're making progress!!
yup!!!!!
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Unread 12-06-2010, 07:01 PM   #761
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Did some looking.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 07:19 PM   #762
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Thanks Guys. I decided to keep them! It's a great time of year.
Indeed, you are a blessed man! Great shots of the family! Merry Christmas, Skerr!
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Unread 12-06-2010, 09:52 PM   #763
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Hey Scott can you measure from the body mounts points that you do have and from that get the location for the rear crossmember. That's what I did on mine. I found a complete diagram of the locations online. That would let you get that part done.

I do understand the frustration in waiting on this to do that. I'm in the same boat with some of mine. But we're making progress!!
The potential problem with measuring from mount to mount is... when we had the frame straightened, the guy chained up the rear horn and pulled it over. I wanted him to cut the wheel arch crossmembers and pull it over, then weld in a patch for those crossmembers, but he didn't do that. He just pulled the horn and actually put a slight kink in the frame. Everything is now straight, as in the axles line up. Ordinarily, I would have measured between the horns, found the center, and welded up the rear Xmember, but since one horn is kind of tweaked over, I'm not certain that measuring to the center is the best thing to do. I want to set the tub on the frame and get it straight, so it doesn't look like it's running sideways down the road! Then weld up the Xmember. I'm not smart enough to do the math and figure out the measurments if it is tweaked! But I have a strong back!

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Yes, I am Blessed. I have to remind myself from time to time. I appreciate it!
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Unread 12-07-2010, 07:30 AM   #764
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Probably is best to sit the tub on Scott. You've got more strong backs there at home to help with that.
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Unread 12-07-2010, 07:42 AM   #765
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Hey Scott,

Make a template from 3/4" or 1/2" pvc pipe or whatever size fits in the holes in the bottom of the tub. I am sure you have some pvc pipe laying around after mowing down the hose bib

Two elbows, two 2" pieces of pipe, stick the elbows and nipples together, cut the main pipe to length using the front and rear tub mounts. Set the location of the crossmember one one side, verify the mount locations and throw the pipe and fittings back in the plumbing pile.
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