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Unread 04-30-2011, 11:39 AM   #1426
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Beautiful job, Mike. If that were mine, I'd be scared to drive it and maybe get dust on it.
Thanks Chet, at some point you should see pictures of it covered in mud.

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Mike I think it looks great with the wheels and tires it has. It's your money though if you want different ones and I'm sure it'll look as good or better if you do get new ones.

Hey on that fill nozzle. I know you're past changing it but for those of us that still aren't that far along I wonder how it would work to move the filler to the side and have a staright shot at putting the gas in. What's your thoughts on that?
I've debated just repainting the Blackjack wheels. I've also been looking at those DIY Beadlock kits. Should I hit those guys up for a custom "Cobra" themed locking ring? I'm thinking that might be too much but could also be done tastefully.

If you're not worried about having the filler in the classic CJ fill spot, than I would think that moving the filler to the side would most definitely improve the fill rate. The straighter the shot, the better it would be. Keep in mind mine does use the standard 1" filler hose but my aftermarket tank uses 1/8" thick round tube as the filler port. So I think the ID of the fill tube at the tank is only around 3/4". That's not very big to begin with. Add in that 90* bend and it gets choked down pretty fast.

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Unread 04-30-2011, 11:53 AM   #1427
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I took the CJ out and filled the gas tank for the first time. That 1" inlet with a 90* bend sure makes for a slow fill. It was trying to click off even on the first pump setting. I had to sit there and hold it at a slow rate for the entire fill. It took around 10 minutes to put in 18 gallons. Kind of a PITA but at least it's not my daily driver anymore like it was in the 1990's. I can deal with that slow fill a few times a year.
Where your problem comes from is that you need a air vent. That will solve your problems. The problem is that as the gas goes in it pushes out air and that backs up your gas passage. If you will put on at least a 3/8" hose vent from the top of the tank it will solve your problem. You can keep your present 90* bend and have no problem.

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Unread 04-30-2011, 11:57 AM   #1428
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Where your problem comes from is that you need a air vent. That will solve your problems. The problem is that as the gas goes in it pushes out air and that backs up your gas passage. If you will put on at least a 3/8" hose vent from the top of the tank it will solve your problem. You can keep your present 90* bend and have no problem.

Ben there done that! It's no fun!
There is a 3/4" air vent to the left of the filler inlet. It is probably closer to 1/2" ID by the time you add the thickness of the metal. The vent tube actually runs from the tank to the top side of the filler neck just like the factory setup. I noticed that if I turned the nozzle 45* to the left, so the nozzle kind of matches the bend in the fill tube, it took fuel faster but still wouldn't allow me to use the first click on the pump handle.
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Unread 04-30-2011, 12:26 PM   #1429
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needs wide track axles imo. looks sweet tho, hadn't seen the updates in quite awhile
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Unread 04-30-2011, 04:30 PM   #1430
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needs wide track axles imo. looks sweet tho, hadn't seen the updates in quite awhile
After the work he put into these axles, I'd recommend wheel spacers before new axles.
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Unread 04-30-2011, 04:41 PM   #1431
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Woah . . . . . . That Jeep is INCREDIBLE!!!! Amazing job! It must sound SICK!!!!
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Unread 04-30-2011, 07:50 PM   #1432
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now you have to go get it muddy! haha kidding mike, looks amazing and congrats
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Unread 04-30-2011, 09:45 PM   #1433
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Mike, forgive me if I missed it, but IMO it would look awesome if you had white Jeep decals for the tailgate. I also think it looks perfect with the 33s. I also like the black wheels, or chrome, for contrast. Again, IMO, I think white rims would be too much. But either way, if you ever tell me to hop in, I won't be slow!
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Unread 04-30-2011, 09:47 PM   #1434
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please never ruin that work of art with chrome anything!
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Unread 04-30-2011, 11:00 PM   #1435
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I like the 33's, but with white lettering inside, and I would also go with all black wheels...paint the ones you have to start with...
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Mike, I remember you mentioning it before but there are just way too many pages to search through. What are your plans for wheels / tires?

As hard as it is for me to say this, I think chrome rims would look halfway decent on your Jeep. I'm normally anti-chrome but on such a beautiful Jeep I think chrome would suit it quite well.
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Unread 05-01-2011, 06:32 AM   #1437
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It took around 10 minutes to put in 18 gallons. Kind of a PITA but at least it's not my daily driver anymore like it was in the 1990's. I can deal with that slow fill a few times a year.

Still lots of work to do.
Now it makes sense to me, you built a museum piece and other than some small details the "lots of work" is in reference to the glass front addition to your house where you will display the Cobra CJ...will you charge an entrance fee

Early in the thread you were looking at wheels and posted a number of examples; these are my favorites that in my opinion blend the classic look of Jeep CJ with your Cobra and racing stripes. I can understand the "stealth" look for Jeep that is mostly trail but for a daily driver, hotrod/occasional trail Jeep a nice set of wheels ties it together.

Classic drag racing...



If it must be black....



Very nice blend with Classic II's and fake beadlocks...

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I vote to paint the existing rims dark red!
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