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post #46 of 89 Old 05-13-2012, 09:41 AM
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I've been a welder/fitter/fabricator, owned my own shop several times, BTJ pipefitter/welder and working structure repair/fab, equipment repair, am proficient(or at least "passable") in stick, tig, mig/dual/inner, sub arc and can even run a mean a$$ spotwelder for all of my adult life and I have NEVER come across anything as cool as your working home made plug in welder!
Jeephammer comes close with his alternator conversion but I think this beats it.


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post #47 of 89 Old 05-13-2012, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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I've been a welder/fitter/fabricator, owned my own shop several times, BTJ pipefitter/welder and working structure repair/fab, equipment repair, am proficient(or at least "passable") in stick, tig, mig/dual/inner, sub arc and can even run a mean a$$ spotwelder for all of my adult life and I have NEVER come across anything as cool as your working home made plug in welder!
Jeephammer comes close with his alternator conversion but I think this beats it.
Thank you for that comment. I got quite a kick out of it. You should see my Rotary Phase Converters. I build and sell them to get Jeep money. lol
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post #48 of 89 Old 05-18-2012, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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I broke off the end of the dip stick pipe while bending it to fit around the headers so I had to silver solder it together. The little bracket I had made years ago to weld extensions onto drill bits worked perfectly to align the two pieces.



I had a heck of a time trying to tighten my headers until I found this little old box end wrench. It is the perfect tool for headers. The 3/8 end fits the centre bolts that are 3/8 NC and the 7/16 end fits the outer flanges that are 5/16 NC.

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post #49 of 89 Old 05-18-2012, 03:49 PM
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You're not supposed to create extra work Don!? I have several of those angled box wrenches. Good to have them when you need them!

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I had ordered a rebuild kit for my 2100 a few years ago. Everything looks good except the accelerator pump diaphragm. It had a shaft on it so I just cut it off and epoxied on a few washers. It's external from the carb so should be ok.





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post #51 of 89 Old 05-23-2012, 09:51 AM
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wow that welder is cool im in the process of making one by stringing a couple of microwave transformers together jeep is lookin good to i love the sound of a CJ5 with a 360 ;p

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I couldn't resist taking the Jeep for a quick run down to the creek and ran out of gas. Darn that thing burns it up. No gauge hooked up yet. The hill behind the CJ is quite steep and Cj went up it like a mountain goat lol.

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post #53 of 89 Old 06-12-2012, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaned out the seam on cowl with my trusty Dremel and filled the gap with a two component seam sealer. I think this is a permanent fix.





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Sorry to hear about the damage to the house, at least insurance will take care of it.

The seats looks fantastic and I bet they are comfortable!

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The jeep is coming along nicely! I really enjoy your watching your resourcefulness and ingenuity.

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[quote=Louie4;13714274]The jeep is coming along nicely! I really enjoy your watching your resourcefulness and ingenuity.[/QUOTE

Thanks. I enjoy doing things I can myself in order to beat the system.

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Sorry to hear about the damage to the house, at least insurance will take care of it.

The seats looks fantastic and I bet they are comfortable!
Ya the insurance cost was close to $40,000 for siding, roof, car and what they call contents. (fence, garden ornaments etc.) Our little town sure got a facelift. lol
The seats worked out great. Especially with the notch.
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I mounted the starter solenoid below the battery tray. I also mounted two terminal strips from a splitter box for easy access to a ground or hot wire. I have a dedicated ground for the starter and frame. The alternator and rear wiring will get one too. Can you imagine dropping a wrench across the top of those terminal blocks!! lol

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I got her back from the paint shop today. Used a one stage plastic paint the same as they paint big rigs with. I was going to keep it black but they said my body work was not good enough and there would be a lot showing. So I went with Omaha Orange, a 2012 Jeep color. I like it a lot.



I have a hrd time keeping the neighborhood kids out of it. They love it too. lol



Now I am going to tackle the cowl seal. In a search I found some good information from Keith460. I will see if I can successfully apply his method.
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Sweet Don. The color looks very good! I am close to the cowl seal install too, and I also have plans to use Keith's instructions. You go first!! Post pics.

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I mounted the starter solenoid below the battery tray. I also mounted two terminal strips from a splitter box for easy access to a ground or hot wire. I have a dedicated ground for the starter and frame. The alternator and rear wiring will get one too. Can you imagine dropping a wrench across the top of those terminal blocks!! lol
Looks good Don......as for the wrench dropping......you know those things happen!

A good reason to maybe enclose those terminal bars inside a cheap project box from radio shack

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