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Unread 05-18-2013, 02:49 PM   #31
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And for a non-painting post from work 2 weeks ago... new air filter and housing is on (couldn't use the previous one because I installed power brakes), and the crank case vent that I had to piece together. Local shop didn't have a direct vent for a 1" opening (which this Clifford valve cover is).

It looks like my PCV is off the rear of the engine, which I guess I'll need to Tee off of for my brake vacuum. Any advice or confirmation?

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Unread 05-28-2013, 06:56 AM   #32
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First coats of base are now on. 2 more to go on the hood, one more on body and other body parts. Some dust nibs on horizontal surfaces, but nothing too extreme. I'm pretty sure I can sand and buff them out when my new orbital arrives. A few runs to correct on windshield frame as well. (I'm impressed for my first time painting).

Babies could be here any day, so I have less than 4 weeks left at most. I will aim to finish up painting next weekend and start putting body parts back on. I wanted to line the interior, but haven't finished drilling and lining the seat and seat belt holes yet, so I'll be left with touch up if I do the lining first.
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Unread 06-02-2013, 05:04 PM   #33
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Very productive day today, for the most part. Got the grill and hood on, mounted the radiator, side markers back on, all fender flares on, and lined the interior.

I was aiming to do the windshield instead of the interior, but I noticed I completely missed a section of it on my last pass with the spray gun... so looks like I'll be digging out the paint 1 more time. While I'm at it, I'm going to reshoot the hood. I'm not completely satisfied with the last coat, so I'll wet sand and prep them both tomorrow night, assuming my wife doesn't go in to labor.

Any way, here is what you want... some pics:
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Unread 06-02-2013, 06:13 PM   #34
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Nice CJ! I'm trying to decide to paint mine off the frame or assembled like yours... can you see any advantages of doing it off or on?
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Unread 06-02-2013, 06:55 PM   #35
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Nice CJ! I'm trying to decide to paint mine off the frame or assembled like yours... can you see any advantages of doing it off or on?
More masking with it on the frame I guess, but less install means less likely to scratch the finish work.

I would do it the same way I am now, although wished I had drilled for the seats before dis-assembly. I lined it already, and will drill and touch up if needed. I needed the rollbar installed for installing the seats and am just out of time.
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Unread 06-02-2013, 07:03 PM   #36
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For anyone following along, especially those considering a fiberglass body, my separate post regarding body questions is here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/wh...66/?highlight=
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Unread 06-02-2013, 07:32 PM   #37
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More masking with it on the frame I guess, but less install means less likely to scratch the finish work.

I would do it the same way I am now, although wished I had drilled for the seats before dis-assembly. I lined it already, and will drill and touch up if needed. I needed the rollbar installed for installing the seats and am just out of time.
Thanks for the info.. I have a YJ body so all the holes are there I think time wise and less risk of scratching it while putting it back on. I will think about doing it the way you are.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 06:43 AM   #38
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Got the dash installed and connected last night, as well as FINALLY drilled and mounted the rear body mounts by the tailgate. I also epoxied all the seat holes to seal up the edges from water, and mocked up seat belt layouts.

Next up (maybe tonight) redrill seats, mount steering column, start it up, install fuel filler neck, and MAYBE start working on the taillights and grounds.

Last big "to do" is install the glass in windshield and mount it. I have one last coat (I hope) on the hood left to do, but I'd like to back the Jeep out of garage before I spray.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 04:45 AM   #39
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It is running again! Topped off power steering (it leaked dry) and all is well. Was able to back it into the driveway and back to garage while sitting on a block. Plan to get the hood re-mounted today, drill and mount my seats (sealed the holes with epoxy) and install the female seatbelt side. After that, it is on to wiring the headlights, rear harness and tail lights.
Shot a quick video of it idling in the driveway after dark, but not sure how / where to upload it.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 01:45 PM   #40
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It runs AND drives. I've gone around the block and got into 2nd gear, and it starts and stops. 2.73s sure don't let you go slow, thats for sure. I need 4.11s when this thing starts spending time on the road.

Now for the issues... tail lights are on (brakes and reverse) when turn signal is in center position, and either left or right stays on when a signal direction is selected. Front lights are not working, but I haven't run grounds to them yet since fenders are glass.

What is this 4th wire by my passenger tail light? Anyone help me here?
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Unread 06-13-2013, 08:26 AM   #41
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The project is about to slow down for a bit, my daughter and son were born Tuesday at 2:45 and 2:46 am. All doing well here at the hospital and i couldn't be prouder.

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To provide Jeep update, glass company was at my house installing glass while we were here. I will try to steal a few minutes in the next weeks to mount the windshield frame, but that is probably about it.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 08:51 AM   #42
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Congratulations!!!! They're beautiful & look very healthy. Enjoy being a Dad...and look forward to any down time you have with the CJ!
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Unread 06-20-2013, 09:38 AM   #43
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Congrats Jeeprage. That sure does merit stepping away from the Jeep for a spell.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 05:19 AM   #44
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Finally a pic of how it pretty much sits. I have sorted a few more things since this shot, got footman loops installed, got the heater working, etc. I have some remaining wiring bugs to work out (parking and reverse lights always on), wipers to get working, and a few gauges to trouble shoot. At this point my only goal is to get it road legal and registered.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 05:56 AM   #45
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Finally a pic of how it pretty much sits. I have sorted a few more things since this shot, got footman loops installed, got the heater working, etc. I have some remaining wiring bugs to work out (parking and reverse lights always on), wipers to get working, and a few gauges to trouble shoot. At this point my only goal is to get it road legal and registered.
Looks really great!
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