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post #631 of 3950 Old 12-23-2010, 08:25 PM
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I love that combo, in fact, I like just about any 2 color scheme combo with black as the offsetting color...


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post #632 of 3950 Old 12-23-2010, 08:35 PM
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I like OD Green, but of course, I like most green Jeeps

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I like it . The black definitely compliments it. I think it is one of those colors that you either love it or you don't. Nice build btw!

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I like the OD green too. The member that owns that CJ was nice enough to send me the info where he got his paint, it's milspec stuff the military contractors use and not really that high.

Thanks for the comments guys. Hey kvncot that's a nice CJ you have if that's your's in your avatar.

I got the other tube bent last night for the belly skid. Never try and bend two things alike a month apart. Anyway they both fit to suit me and now I need to make some way of holding them to the crossmember under the tranny. I want it bolted here so that I can take this off and not have to take the tranny & transfer case crossmember off too. They will get welded to the crossmember under the oil pan, since it is bolted anyway.

After that it's all going to get a skid on it made out of 3/16" steel. There's enough room between the oil plug drain and the skid that I can just drill a hole in the skid big enough to stick a funnel in and let the oil drain through that, don't want a mess when I change the oil.
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post #635 of 3950 Old 12-24-2010, 10:24 AM
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looking good!!!

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….


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Jim, one thing to make oil changes easier is to install a Fumoto Valve. Fab up a drain channel, reach up behind the skid, pull the valve lever, drain the oil and wipe the channel down and you're done. I have the valve on my 7.3 and sure makes oil changes easier.

You do know that when you get the tubes done, you need to lift the jeep up on one side to take a full on pic. Be interesting to see the full layout and the craftsmanship you've put into it.

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On my boat there is a tube threaded into the oil pan???

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….


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Jim, one thing to make oil changes easier is to install a Fumoto Valve. Fab up a drain channel, reach up behind the skid, pull the valve lever, drain the oil and wipe the channel down and you're done. I have the valve on my 7.3 and sure makes oil changes easier.

You do know that when you get the tubes done, you need to lift the jeep up on one side to take a full on pic. Be interesting to see the full layout and the craftsmanship you've put into it.
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On my boat there is a tube threaded into the oil pan???
Thanks Guys.

I looked the valves up Jody, think I'll be getting one soon. If I wait and order it later I'll forget.

It will be turned up on it's side later on sometime. Everything is coming off the frame as soon as the fab work and welding is finished, it's going to the hot dip galavaizing place hopefully this summer sometime. After trying to find a decent Jeep for a friend of mine I see just how few really good ones are left so I want to do all I can to keep my frame from rotting, but it will be kept inside after it's done to help too. Even if the wife has to park outside. Might be easier to build another garage. Another build thread.


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post #639 of 3950 Old 12-25-2010, 04:55 PM
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Hey Jim,

A very happy christmas to you, hope your well. I would recommend a green jeep, RAL 6014 is the colour I used after going through loads of sample colours, this was by far the best, although get it in satin/semi flat, it looks much better. Still loads of snow here and temps down to -15c, which is bloody cold. It has been the first white christmas since 1938. I took the CJ out for a spin on Wednesday lunchtime, driving through the snow was great, but not in an open jeep, had to quit after 20 minutes - forgot my gloves.

Nollaig shona duit (Happy Christmas in Irish)

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Hey Jim,

A very happy christmas to you, hope your well. I would recommend a green jeep, RAL 6014 is the colour I used after going through loads of sample colours, this was by far the best, although get it in satin/semi flat, it looks much better. Still loads of snow here and temps down to -15c, which is bloody cold. It has been the first white christmas since 1938. I took the CJ out for a spin on Wednesday lunchtime, driving through the snow was great, but not in an open jeep, had to quit after 20 minutes - forgot my gloves.

Nollaig shona duit (Happy Christmas in Irish)

Paul
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Thanks for the color code. I really like yours. Sounds like the winter weather is just hanging on in your neck of the woods. We've got about 4 inches on the ground and was +10 degree out this morning. Sure hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!!
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Shaun hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! We did. Thanks. Are you getting your fill of winter yet?

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Hi Scott. Sounds like you'll be back home soon too. It's always nice to visit but I'm always glad to get back home and into my "routine" again. Now if we can just get our furnace fixed in the house we'd have everything we need.

Hope you enjoyed the time with family too!!


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Furnace??? Who needs heat in a house!!! Oh wait, you DO live in misery!!! Uh, I mean, Missouri...

It has been cold out here too, low of like 50...

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….


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Furnace??? Who needs heat in a house!!! Oh wait, you DO live in misery!!! Uh, I mean, Missouri...

It has been cold out here too, low of like 50...
It's not much warmer than 50 in my house now.

Bill just how do you softy Californians stand that kind of brutal cold weather . I think you need to call the govenator and see if he can have that cold stuff done away with, after all you are paying taxes.


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Well, He is only in office a few more days... and I don't think he cares anymore... oh, and 9.25% in taxes!!!!

You know, the low is actually gonna be in the 30's this week, it's been rainey and overcast for like 2 weeks... haven't seen the sun for more than a couple hours total the last couple weeks... I think that is the other reason I'm not feeling good... I need the sun back!!!!


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