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post #1 of 35 Old 07-22-2013, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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The Hammer. The Epic Build. The Homestretch.

I'm BACK!

To begin I will say this is a continuation of my build thread I started 5 years ago to share a build I started almost 7 years ago when I was 15 years old. If I knew then what I know now who only knows how this EPIC project would be. I had 9 Jeeps at one time. Was rebuilding engines and others Jeeps, and much more in the automotive world. Learned from everyone I could....now?... Just a mechanic who has an awesome project he is going to finish. The first few posts is what I started with through to how it sits now.

I thank everyone who has supported me along the way, helped me, taught me or encouraged me to press on. This is me doing just that finishing what I started.

Link to the original thread if you want to catch up. Over 500 posts, over 100,000 views. >> http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/19...ration-587910/

This is a photo and video heavy thread.

Cheers! Crawl this please. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel if you'd like to.

Opinions, ideas, and/or appreciation is all welcome.

Enjoy.


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post #5 of 35 Old 07-23-2013, 02:30 AM
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It's ALIVE!!!! Welcome back man I'm glad to see you resurrect this amazing project! I can't wait to see it finished. I'm glad you didn't sell it.

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post #6 of 35 Old 07-23-2013, 03:55 PM
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Man, awesome truck. Cool Style
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post #7 of 35 Old 07-23-2013, 04:08 PM
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post #8 of 35 Old 07-24-2013, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys.

To be ordered and done:

Replacing the Solex carburetor. I know its gummed up and might as well just replace it and rebuild the one I took off as a spare.

Doing to a pointless ignition. More reliable. Install a new coil while i'm at it.

Maybe replace the head gasket if a coolant pressure test fails. Has little coolant in the radiator want to know if its leaking or what's going on with it.

Bleed the brake system. Have never had a good hard pedal, so going to use a Mighty-vac.

Have a leak at the rear transfer case yoke and the rear differential yoke. Replace the felt seals...again.

Finish repair of the doors, primer them, then hang them.

Eventually paint it the red color I am planning on. I have all the paint, just waiting to finish the doors.

OH and get it reinspected and re-register it.

The Red Top Optima I have in it is 15 years old, still charges, but might not hold a charge will have to see. Perhaps a new battery is in order as well.

15% to finish this is parts. The rest is time.

Cheers!

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post #9 of 35 Old 07-26-2013, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Decided to just go for the rebuild kit. The cost of a new Solex is now $50 more than the one I have now. Got the kit on order.

Today while trying to order the Pertronix kit for the distributor, forgot the model number and brand. Remember I rebuilt the one in it now from a newer truck, different one than the stock one. Going this weekend to tinker with it some. Coolant pressure test for starters, compression test, and try getting it running again. Been 2 years since I have had it running, and about 6 months since I have cranked it.

With some luck it will run.

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post #10 of 35 Old 07-26-2013, 01:29 PM
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Nice Jake! Don't worry she'll fire up. And as you posted it's all about time. Do it now, because before you know it you'll be saying things like: "man I use to have so much free time", and "I don't have the time". Not saying this to scare you I just to see that damn Jeep in that Hot Red!!

Seems like everyday is a Monday.

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post #11 of 35 Old 07-26-2013, 01:30 PM
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Sweet truck man! If I could find one I'd be building one too!
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post #12 of 35 Old 07-26-2013, 01:59 PM
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wow, very cool... that is going to be one sweet ride when you get finished!
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post #13 of 35 Old 07-26-2013, 02:34 PM
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Great to have you back Jake! I can't count how many times I've referred your electrical knowledge with so many others. Not to mention in hammering out my projects!

Prosit! you wise sage you!

Edit: I think I'm losing my mind. I thought Jake was JeepHammer

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post #14 of 35 Old 07-27-2013, 12:48 PM
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I remember when you started this build, and its good to see your able to finish it. I was looking for Willys truck parts at the time, and really enjoyed watching what you were doing. Keep up the good work!
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post #15 of 35 Old 07-28-2013, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Yesterday the weather was really crappy and the Jeep is sitting in the weather so didn't do anything with it.

Did look for the tag on the distributor briefly. Seems I forgot to put it the tag back on and have no idea where it may be. I do know I took it off a 1963 CJ F-head engine.

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