Do they use the Toyota style front turn signal/marker light on all the Jeep CJ's down there? I can see the emblem in the fender marker spot but whats in the original grill signal/marker light location? Looks like vents???
My 7 and all the CJs I've seen in oz have those lights. Difficult to get new lenses.
In the grille are just slotted little hole fillers. Also hard to get.
My Cj had those horrible lights as well. Both of them were broken and I replaced them with cheap little LED's and put the driving lights in with the headlights just to get a roadworthy.
Gaz, have you seen any CJ's around without them? I want to take them off and use the grille mounted lights when I finish my build-up.
1984 CJ7 - Under construction
4.6L stroker with MPI & AX15 with D300
OME 2.5" YJ springs
Nope, they all have them. You'll have to put your indicators in where the grilles are or else you wont have indicators. Prolly be some legal issue with having indicators that close together too if thats the way your thinking of going.
Not bad huh? Our equivalent of your Nevada, and I think Utah, is the Northern Territory, the south end of which is where that film is from. It's where Uluru (or Ayers Rock) is. Frickin' hot, dry as a bone and loads of loose fuel laying around waiting to go up. The aboriginals use fire as a tool for catching food and also to control their country. When that stuff burns it goes on and on for days with out real problems as there is no one there normally. I haven't seen a "willy-willy" (as the indigenous folk call them) drag flames up into it but I have been completely surrounded by black ash ones after fires, hundreds of them, in the Tanami Desert when I've been out there working.
Just for fun google "Tanami Desert", "Kimberley" or "Uluru". We don't have many remarkable things out back here in Australia but those are a few worth checking out if you get time.
So I got a father/son camping weekend coming up this weekend and little Jed is way excited. We're heading away from the coast this time and heading to the bush. A river running right through the park should make it nice. Jed wants to take this new to us CJ8 and the weather's still shiz so it'll be on with all the hardware tomorrow.
Put a new set of seat belts in back today just in case we find some trails and get to do some light wheeling with other crew in the back seat.
These fowl pink seatcovers are what Smittybuilt calls Red. They were destined for my 7 but one look and it was "no frickin way". they don't look quite that pink in real life thank goonness, so they're not so bad in the Scrambler.
This black puddle was caused by the oil filter being loose, seems PO did'nt even try to do it up hand tight, pretty lame for such an important part.
needless to say that's now gone. Just the trans leak now. Best I get onto that.
So anyway it's a little bit of a road trip, 200k's one way so it will be a good run to see what this thing's like when it gets warm. Should try and do all the fluids before I go, haven't done them yet and I know it's the golden rule when you get a new to you CJ.
I was visiting an exploration camp in the Kimberley (north-east Western Australia where the cattle stations are 100,000 acres) earlier this week and came across this little treasure abandoned long ago in a paddock. Fires go through often enough and unfortunately one of them got this 10. Frame's good, body's rust free apart from the surface rust you can see. All real straight except the door frame.
The temptation is there for sure.
The second one my sister in law snapped at a north-west mining town airport a couple of weeks ago looking every bit the DD mine work ute.
Whilst I was at the exploration camp one of the guys told me of a shed at one of the aboriginal communities which was full of Willys jeeps "the little flat ones" were his words. There were US air bases all around the place back in the day so my hopes were high when I went looking and asking around the mob. Unfortunately we couldn't find the shed and no one we asked knew of these Jeeps. I'm not giving up. There's a "barn find" out there just waiting for me. Might just have to get this 10 back home in the mean time.
Wow nice find. How do you go about finding out if you can take it?
You would become famous if you found a barn full of old MB's!
Knowing the background of the station and its owners I'd say a carton of beers will do it.
And the shed full of jeeps really has me going now.
Hey I didn't have much time to go over the 10 very closely but what I did notice is the chassis is not fully boxed amidships. I know AMC did some odd things but why would they make a truck withot a fully boxed chassis? Is it maybe the very earliest in the production run?
Not bumping my own thread here I'm just trying to work out how to directly insert pix on this Samsung Note tablet thingy. There's no app like igadgets so I have to use the web browser way.
If anyone knows help me out.
I just checked preview and it seems ok.