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Unread 01-09-2014, 12:15 AM   #61
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haven't been very good about taking pictures lately. I have a few pieces that still need primered.(windshield frame and grille) Once I get them done it will be ready to paint. also ordered a 350 crate engine last night. I wanted to build one, but without a set of heads I figured I couldn't rebuild one for 1500

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Unread 01-09-2014, 06:16 AM   #62
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..also ordered a 350 crate engine last night.
From where did you order the engine? Is there a web page that shows some of the details and specs?
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Unread 01-09-2014, 06:55 AM   #63
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I ordered the budget 350 from summit. its a 4 bolt main with 1.94 heads. They claim with the right intake and Carb it can produce 260 HP I figured that would be plenty for my amc 20 basically stock with one piece axles. Jegs also sells the same engine for a few dollars more.
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Unread 01-11-2014, 07:39 AM   #64
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sprayed primer on my windshield frame, grille and roll bar yesterday after spending forever trying to get the old paint off. Really hoping to get it painted this week!





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Unread 01-16-2014, 09:13 PM   #65
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yesterday I painted my roll bar and inside of the hood





today I painted the rest of the pieces







pretty excited! my 350 also was delivered this week so it has been a pretty good week!
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Unread 01-21-2014, 09:19 PM   #66
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spent some time cleaning up my NP205 and painted it along with the stock Chevy crossmember that I modified to fit the jeep. I just cut the Chevy crossmember so it would sit flat against the bottom of the frame rail. then I welded some angle iron to it that bolts to the frame.





I got my sport bar bolted into the tub and also sat the 350 and TH-350 in the frame rails. orders about $1200 worth of parts between Jegs and the local parts store. should be able to be on the verge of running this weekend!





the picture of my transfer case was right before I painted it. I did it black to match the engine. just forgot to take any pictures afterwards
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Unread 01-21-2014, 11:50 PM   #67
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yesterday I painted my roll bar and inside of the hood today I painted the rest of the pieces pretty excited! my 350 also was delivered this week so it has been a pretty good week!
Looks good! What color is that?
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Unread 01-22-2014, 12:24 AM   #68
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synergy green metallic. its off the new camaros. it turned out nice, but was a pain to spray. took 6-8 coats of color to cover good.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 07:57 PM   #69
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synergy green metallic. its off the new camaros. it turned out nice, but was a pain to spray. took 6-8 coats of color to cover good.
I thought I knew that color. I work at a GM dealership so I've seen a few come and go. I'm excited to see a cj all painted up with it.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 02:22 AM   #70
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yeah I saw one a few years back and wanted to do something that color. I am planning on painting my tube fenders black along with the hinges and bumpers. it should look pretty good with some black to contrast the bright green
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Unread 01-24-2014, 09:49 PM   #71
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spent the afternoon working on my dash. I just used some sheet metal. 16 gauge maybe. got the hole cut for the steering column and gauges. i'm not planning on using a glove box. I still need to cut holes for choke cable, windshield wiper switch and headlight switch

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Unread 01-25-2014, 12:40 AM   #72
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Just subscribing. I have to say you have done an incredible job. Considering what it looked like at first I'm speachless.
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Unread 01-26-2014, 09:22 PM   #73
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Just subscribing. I have to say you have done an incredible job. Considering what it looked like at first I'm speachless.
Thanks! I have been working pretty hard on it, but I can't take all the credit. my dad does body work for a living and has for almost 40 years. without his help I would probably be lost.
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Unread 01-26-2014, 09:27 PM   #74
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Well good job. Your jeep kind of reminds me of an old willys mb. Being green with flat fenders and even your dash cluster is laid out like an mb.
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Unread 01-26-2014, 09:32 PM   #75
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had the weekend off and spent most of it working on the jeep. yesterday I painted the dash that I made and also painted all my hinges and some other small pieces. Today I started wiring. I got all my autometer gauges wired into the dash. I also wired in two green leds for turn signal indicators and will put a blue one for brights.





the middle hole is for the blue led. the hole below the gauges is for my manual choke cable. hoping to finish wiring the dash(headlight and wiper switches) this week on my days off. I am not a fan of wiring, but the painless harness that I bought in a box of parts a few years ago is making it bearable.
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