So I need to go through and add a bunch of pictures, but I figured I'd give an update. I've made a LOT of progress; the jeep is probably 90% put back together. I got the tub monstalined inside and out (my original intent before this turned into a full on frame up....
). I'm very happy with how it turned out, and the stuff is pretty durable. I've been doing lots of work in the interior and dropping tools and whatnot, and it hasnt scratched it or affected it in the slightest. So a big
The electrical has taken me much longer than I would have liked. I spent a whole day working the dash, running new grounds for all the gauges, installing a tach, and cleaning up old wiring. Spent a good portion of saturday redoing the headlight wiring. I have some HID 55/100 W lights to run, so had to follow JH upgrade instructions to run them off relays. I got everything wired up and tested them. Only one low beam on, but both highs would come on. Naturally I should have assumed that maybe a bulb was bad, but I assumed my wiring was wrong. So I spent probably 1.5 hours messing with it before I figured out that it was just a bad bulb. Luckily I had bought extras, so got that fixed. Put the radiator back in and decided to test the turn signals, which were not working correctly. I had wired the running and turn lights to be on, but had failed to incorporate the turn signal
OH: So pulled the radiator and got that working again.
Finished up the wiring under the hood, I only have 2 wires that I dont know where they go. A white with tracer and a red that are on the same harness as the 4wd switch wire. I have no idea where they go, but they have bolt eye electrical connections. Somehow I burnt out the starter solenoid, so when I went to crank nothing. Holding the starter cable to the battery cranked her over and she ran to life
!!! When I pulled it into the garage months ago, it was only running on one fuel injector and running really rough. Now she purrs like a kitten. The combination of dedicated grounds and new engine mounts made a world of a difference. Still have a bit of an exhaust leak at the manifold to downpipe coupling, so have to go back and try and tighten that up a bit.
I've got an electrical gremlin in the rear end. I ran dedicated ground to the rear lights thinking that would help the issues I was having before with dim lights. Well it certanily helped. Issue I'm having now is that the tail lights are on when nothing is running, key off. If I pull the switch for the lights and headlights, they go off.... I havent changed anything to the rear lights except the dedicated ground. They are on as if you were stepping on the brakes (brighter) and the rear backup lamps are also on. Anyone have any input on that? I currently just have them unplugged in the rear. Turn signals work back there, but they are just always on.