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Unread 09-07-2011, 07:57 PM   #61
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Here's the kind of blurry pic of the leaves in the heater box and the pile I shook out of it.

I'm half-tempted to try and get the body fixed...I wonder how much it would cost in time and money vs. a Willys Overland body.

That's all for tonight. More to follow.

Fred

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Unread 09-07-2011, 09:13 PM   #62
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Dang Fred... you are flying with the tear down. I am procrastinating tearing mine down.... weather is still nice.

Paul
Thanks, Paul. I want the body off by tomorrow, hopefully. I also need to figure out a way to get the top of the roll bar straight again...it got bent by the PO...I have an idea, see what you think: take a metal tube, about 1/8" thick and cut it in half, then put both sides on each side of the bar, wrap a chain around it and hook it to a comealong.

Think it would work, or should I just try and get a used one on ePay?

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Unread 09-07-2011, 09:21 PM   #63
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If you are referring to that upward bend in the center, that is stock.
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Unread 09-07-2011, 09:37 PM   #64
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If you are referring to that upward bend in the center, that is stock.
I knew about the upward bend, this one has a pretty nice-sized dent in it....I think the PO hit a tree branch or something.

I just remembered that Collins Bros. sells used roll bars...probably the better way to go than trying to bend it back out and make it weaker.

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Unread 09-07-2011, 10:12 PM   #65
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Fred- check out CL (if you haven't already). I'm pretty sure it would be much cheaper than Collins Brothers.
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Unread 09-07-2011, 10:17 PM   #66
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Fred- check out CL (if you haven't already). I'm pretty sure it would be much cheaper than Collins Brothers.
Thanks, Scott, I will. Collins Bros. are advertising theirs for $300.

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Unread 09-07-2011, 10:37 PM   #67
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Thanks, Scott, I will. Collins Bros. are advertising theirs for $300.

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They have got to be smoking crack! I picked up my roll bar for $75 at the most overpriced Jeep oriented salvage yard within 3 hours of me!
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Unread 09-08-2011, 12:53 AM   #68
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Hello Fred,

About CJ's nickname... How stupid (not enough painfull and expensive, eh ? ) I am... I have a clue (with your avatar)

I live at ~60 miles from Arles, near south of Montelimar, what a small World !!

About your rebuild: You've started a BIG adventure. Believe me, you don't regret.

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Unread 09-08-2011, 03:59 AM   #69
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Teardown (Weeks) = Rebuild (Years)
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Unread 09-08-2011, 07:38 AM   #70
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Hello Fred,

About CJ's nickname... How stupid (not enough painfull and expensive, eh ? ) I am... I have a clue (with your avatar)

I live at ~60 miles from Arles, near south of Montelimar, what a small World !!

About your rebuild: You've started a BIG adventure. Believe me, you don't regret.

Regards,

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Gilles, a lot of people don't get the reference...I actually like the America song reference and will use it! :-)

I know Montelimar well and have been there. I would like to get back to Arles sometime soon, because my Aunt is 80 years old...I haven't been there in five years.

No matter the problems my CJ has, I'm loving every minute of this process.

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Unread 09-08-2011, 07:43 AM   #71
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Teardown (Weeks) = Rebuild (Years)
It is a lot easier to take things apart, isn't it? I'm setting a high bar for myself for the teardown, but I know the rebuild will take years.

I'm setting the rebuild timetable at no more than five years...this is my retirement project, and I want it to be ready by the time I get a motorhome, so I can tow it behind, when we travel.

....I've been through the desert on a Jeep with no name...

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Unread 09-08-2011, 08:51 AM   #72
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Can't believe i missed this build..... Subscribed

Let me know if you have trouble finding certain parts for that 76'.... it seems to be an odd year and hard to find parts on the heating system / fuel and other odds and ends.

Oh and don't worry about Brownbag special..... a build thread is worthless without a lot of pics. He would have a field day with my thread.....The more pics you have the better the documentation for future reference !
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Unread 09-08-2011, 10:36 AM   #73
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Let me know if you have trouble finding certain parts for that 76'.... it seems to be an odd year and hard to find parts on the heating system / fuel and other odds and ends.

Oh and don't worry about Brownbag special..... a build thread is worthless without a lot of pics. He would have a field day with my thread.....The more pics you have the better the documentation for future reference !
I like to call it the bastard year. I managed to find a metal fuel filler neck ('76 only) for it from Jim Diamond, in NJ. He's a really nice guy to deal with.

I'm still debating on whether to keep the '75 fuel tank or go to a '76. It's frustrating trying to figure out what's what on this CJ sometimes.

I will definitely keep you in mind, when I run into problems, thanks.

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Unread 09-08-2011, 12:11 PM   #74
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Got sent home from work....sick again, thanks to the wife. Doubt that I'll get anything done today.

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Still home sick today, but I hate sitting around doing nothing. Watching Overhaulin' got me motivated to get outside and work on the CJ. I pulled the windshield off, followed by the side view mirrors, clutch and brake pedal assembly, then the emergency brake assembly. I then busted out the impact wrench and got the body mount bolts off and took that 3" crap body lift off. One thing I did notice was that the valve cover is sitting right on the firewall...don't know if that's the way it should be, or if it's the fact that the original body mounts and engine mounts are shot. The next to last picture is what's left of my clutch rod...thankfully I have a new one in the garage.

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