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Unread 09-10-2011, 06:24 PM   #91
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Almost forgot. Congrats on the ugliest jeep winner. I thought your jeep used to look familiar.

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Unread 09-10-2011, 06:33 PM   #92
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Almost forgot. Congrats on the ugliest jeep winner. I thought your jeep used to look familiar.
Thanks! I wonder if there's an "Ugliest to Best-Looking" contest?

Good news is the cat pee smell is gone now!

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Unread 09-12-2011, 07:30 PM   #93
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I got the body off!!!!! Went to Renee's volleyball game after work...their team won, which was great. When I got home, I talked Brooke into helping me take the body off. In true fashion, my woman rigged the body up with lead ropes for the horses. I then came in from the back of the CJ and lifted it right off...piece of cake....I love that woman!!!

Here's the pics.

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Unread 09-12-2011, 07:33 PM   #94
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Don't mind the date on the pics...camera reset for some reason.

I'm pretty happy with the shape of the frame. All of the outriggers are intact, which was one of my big worries.

Only thing I see that I'm missing is the heat shield for the muffler. Also, I found out why my e-brake wasn't working....pin broke off of the equalizer and the rear cable came off.

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Unread 09-12-2011, 08:25 PM   #95
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frame looks good, everytime I look at these pics I want to go start tearing mine apart.
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Unread 09-13-2011, 03:42 AM   #96
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Well thats an interesting way to run a exhaust pipe to make it dual exhaust..
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Unread 09-13-2011, 06:36 AM   #97
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I imagine that transmission tunnel got pretty warm?
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Fred you gas tank is purty!!
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Well thats an interesting way to run a exhaust pipe to make it dual exhaust..
Isn't it though? I don't know what the PO was thinking...Flo Pro V-Force mufflers....ick.

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I imagine that transmission tunnel got pretty warm?
That's putting it mildly. I now know what a grilled cheese sandwich feels like, when it's getting cooked.

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Unread 09-13-2011, 07:39 AM   #100
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Fred you gas tank is purty!!
I'm going to go ahead and say that the PO was color blind...that's my story and I'm sticking to it. It's another leftover 1975 part that AMC had laying around. Tank will come out today, hopefully....gotta figure out how they secured it in there, since it's not the way the TSM says....should have bought a 1975 TSM too!

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Unread 09-13-2011, 08:00 AM   #101
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Fred,

I know you're thinking of a new body, but take the time to grind off the bondo and then make a decision. Time with a MIG and some sheet metal and you'll have the satisfaction of having the original body. I know you're thinking of keeping the steering manual but it's really nice having the ease of power steering. Great thread, keep going with the pics. You can never have too many pics!
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Good work on getting the tub off Fred. Are you going to leave the frame as is, blast and paint or will you be boxing the rear section? The lead rope thing doesn't surprise me...I had it figured you all were horse lovers.
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Unread 09-13-2011, 08:22 AM   #103
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I'm going to go ahead and say that the PO was color blind...that's my story and I'm sticking to it. It's another leftover 1975 part that AMC had laying around. Tank will come out today, hopefully....gotta figure out how they secured it in there, since it's not the way the TSM says....should have bought a 1975 TSM too!

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Unread 09-13-2011, 10:59 AM   #104
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Fred,

I know you're thinking of a new body, but take the time to grind off the bondo and then make a decision. Time with a MIG and some sheet metal and you'll have the satisfaction of having the original body. I know you're thinking of keeping the steering manual but it's really nice having the ease of power steering. Great thread, keep going with the pics. You can never have too many pics!
I am going to grind it, but what bugs me about the body is that:

1) It got hit pretty good in the rear passenger side and it buckled a bit.

2) When the PO lifted the body, he cut a chunk out of the shifter area.

3) It's got a decent amount of cancer along the passenger side.

4) If you look at one of the pics, you can see a (body mount rail?...that's what I call it) that is FUBAR rotted.

5) The fenders are nowhere near original and the metal is ripped in spots; the driver's side comes from a '83-'84 Renegade...who knows what year the passenger side comes from.

6) The metal, where the roll bar sits, is very thin and rotted in places.

When I look at all of that together, by the time I spend the dough for replacement metal, yeah I can say it's the original body (kinda), but I'm better off getting a RepliTub from Willys Overland, which I know will have everything new and just drop it on the frame and pop rivet the old firewall VIN tag on the new tub.

I like the idea of originality, but I think this body is just too far gone.

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Unread 09-13-2011, 11:05 AM   #105
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Good work on getting the tub off Fred. Are you going to leave the frame as is, blast and paint or will you be boxing the rear section? The lead rope thing doesn't surprise me...I had it figured you all were horse lovers.
Jim,

I haven't decided whether I'm going to powdercoat or paint yet...I like the idea of powdercoat, but I don't like the idea of paying that much for it. What I might do is borrow from Keith460 and spray boiled linseed oil inside the boxed parts to protect and then just paint the frame with a good quality rattle can.

I'm not going to box the rear...played around with that idea too, but the concept is to make it look as it did, when it left the AMC showroom in '76. I am not going to go crawling with it or tow anything, so I feel confident that the frame is rigid enough for my requirements.

We have four horses, btw...I think you can see our Exiss horse trailer in some of the pics. One of our mares, a Thoroughbred, is the great-grand daughter of Bold Ruler, Secretariat's sire. Our other mare, a Bay Roan Quarter Horse, is in foal, so #5 will be popping out in six months.

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