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Unread 01-25-2014, 02:02 PM   #616
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I guess it's time to try and get some more work done on the Jeep. It's just been too damn cold in the garage to do anything lately, and since its a balmy 25 degrees today, my little heater might be able to take a little chill off inside! If I can get it warm enough, I'm going to go ahead and paint my new windshield frame. Oh, and just recently, I decided I liked the black, so I'm keeping it.

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Unread 01-25-2014, 09:33 PM   #617
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I guess it's time to try and get some more work done on the Jeep. It's just been too damn cold in the garage to do anything lately, and since its a balmy 25 degrees today, my little heater might be able to take a little chill off inside! If I can get it warm enough, I'm going to go ahead and paint my new windshield frame. Oh, and just recently, I decided I liked the black, so I'm keeping it.
I could have wrote that same thing and not have been lying! I just got my Mr. Heater / HeatStar Hero portable propane heater (35k btu) back from the factory, so I fired that up and got it warm enough in the garage to spray the inside of my w.s. frame with internal frame coating. And I hear what your saying about how it's been too cold to do anything.
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Unread 01-26-2014, 01:17 PM   #618
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Figured it was time for a little destruction today, so after I got the new ws frame painted, I started the old one out. I think this is the first time it's been folded down in probably 20 years! I'd definitely say it was due for a new one! I was worried that the cowl would be rusted bad too, but it looks pretty good under all that damn tar! The glass had a little chip right in the middle, so I wasn't to confident that I'd get it out in one piece, and sure enough, I'm going to be buying some new glass now! Oh well......
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Unread 01-27-2014, 01:23 PM   #619
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I was shopping around for a new windshield today, and was wondering if anyone else has gotten a windshield cut at a glass shop rather than buying one online? From what I see, Morris wants $100 for the glass. I have a friend that co-owns a commercial glass shop, and has 1/4 inch laminated glass in stock. He said it would be about $60.00 to have it cut. My old one is still intact, so it could be used as a pattern. Just curious if anyone else has gone this route....
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Unread 02-02-2014, 11:26 AM   #620
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Pulled the old windshield frame this morning since it was nice and warm out (36*)! There was no way any of them old bolts were coming out without a struggle. Had to weld a nut on every one of them, then crank them out with a wrench! Couple hours later, I finally had the hinges off. I gotta say, with the condition of the old frame, I expected a lot more rust under those hinges! I wire wheeled both spots, and put a coat of Por-15 on them. Also took the wire wheel to the hinges themselves, and hit them with some black primer. Looks like I'll be able to reuse them.
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Unread 02-02-2014, 11:47 AM   #621
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If those hinges are bad, let me know. I have an original pair of black ones laying on a shelf in the garage. They are in good shape, just a little surface rust. Need soaked in oil to free up the hinges.
You can have them if you want them. I should have the door hinges that mount to the tub also.
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Unread 02-02-2014, 11:48 AM   #622
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Wow, I would have expected there to be nothing left behind those hinges. Nice job.
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Unread 02-02-2014, 01:53 PM   #623
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If those hinges are bad, let me know. I have an original pair of black ones laying on a shelf in the garage. They are in good shape, just a little surface rust. Need soaked in oil to free up the hinges.
You can have them if you want them. I should have the door hinges that mount to the tub also.
Well, black is the color I'm going for now. I did soak these ones with penetrating oil, and they move pretty freely now. The front surfaces were pitted from the rust, but I got them sanded down, and I've got a couple coats of high build primer on them now. They should sand down smooth enough to get a good top coat on them. Also ordered a new set of bolts. Morris 4x4 wanted $30 for all 16 bolts, found them at Summit for $.99 a piece! And, I usually have my orders from Summit the next day since they come from Ohio.
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Unread 02-02-2014, 01:58 PM   #624
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Wow, I would have expected there to be nothing left behind those hinges. Nice job.
Well, at one time, the PO must have applied tar between the cowl, and the cowl seal, and was rather generous with it too! It's a PITA to get off, but I'm also glad it was there all these years!
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Unread 02-06-2014, 04:02 PM   #625
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With no windshield at the moment, at least the Jeep is still good for something! Had to jump start the dead battery in my truck today.
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Unread 02-07-2014, 12:16 PM   #626
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That looks really weird with the hardtop and no windshield. Why did you put the hardtop back on? I assume it was off to get the windshield frame off.
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That looks really weird with the hardtop and no windshield. Why did you put the hardtop back on? I assume it was off to get the windshield frame off.
Wasn't off the whole way. Just unbolted it and slid it back far enough to flip the windshield frame forward. It's not coming off until I'm ready to pull the roll bar out and paint the interior, because I don't have anywhere left to store it other than outside at the moment, and the wife don't want no more lawn ornaments!
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Unread 02-07-2014, 01:00 PM   #628
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Your wife must be happy then since I helped you have one less lawn ornament LOL

By the way, your signature line "screw the brakes, just make the horn louder" has had me laughing since I first saw it, since the orange Jeep didn't have a horn! It does now, a nice loud pair of low and high tone horns. Very commanding, just in case people didn't notice the bright orange Jeep right away
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Unread 02-07-2014, 02:38 PM   #629
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I had a heck of a time with my windshield bolts. Good idea on welding the nut to it. Wish I would have thought of that.
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Unread 02-07-2014, 06:15 PM   #630
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I hate how you have to get way up behind the dash to try and get a wrench on those nuts for the lower half of the hinges! I had to pull the dash off just to get those nuts off. I'm thinking about welding the nuts in so I don't need a wrench on the inside the next time.

And here here we go down the rabbit hole now. Since I have the dash loosened up, I might as well pull it the rest of the way out since I have to paint it eventually. And then I might as well take out the heater box and clean it out since it got filled up with rat crap, and then.......
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