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Unread 11-19-2013, 10:13 AM   #1
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Phoenix Rising- A "Flame Off" Restoration?

First...

Jack says, "Hey"




We know how this...



Went to this...



http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/i-...night-1789601/

I don't know why, but some of you asked for updates as I try to figure this out. So, here goes; but this may stretch out a bit...

Right now I'm trying to figure out just what I have. As I start pulling stuff off the Jeep I am finding pleasant surprises! My recovery kit and my tire inflator survived. And looky here! My GPS works just fine!



I managed to uncover the Jeep enough to pull it out from the garage. I removed the remains of the soft top, smacked the melted cooler off the air breather and yanked the batteries. Unfortunately when I left my Jeep in the garage, I left the hood up. When the rafters collapsed, all my camping gear fell into the engine bay. If only the hood was closed; if only wishes were horses, I guess.





A lot of course is up in the air but it feels good to do something.

I could do more if I could borrow a screwdriver. I promise to take as good care of it as I do mine!



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Unread 11-19-2013, 10:26 AM   #2
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I looks like it didnt get that hot. I'm seeing rubber lines not completely melted, the carb isn't melted either.

In close to 27 years as a Firefighter I've been to more house and car fires than I can count, I've seen a lot worse. I'll be curious to see pictures after the Jeep is power washed. Is there still antifreeze in the radiator?

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Unread 11-19-2013, 10:27 AM   #3
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Subscribed and wishing you the best. Not only can a lot be learned from your knowledge, we can all learn from you on the way you are handling a rough situation. God bless you!!
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And congrats for getting back ont he horse!
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Unread 11-19-2013, 10:49 AM   #5
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Take those screwdrivers back to Sears. Tell us what they say when you ask for a replacement.

There is a guy peeing in the 2nd picture.

Good on you for jumping back in.
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Unread 11-19-2013, 11:11 AM   #7
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Take those screwdrivers back to Sears. Tell us what they say when you ask for a replacement.

There is a guy peeing in the 2nd picture.
And where was HE a few nights ago! One of my favorite pictures of the Jeep and there he is...

There IS coolant in the radiator; not much but it's wet. right now I'm trying to find my steering wheel puller so I will be able to steer it. The key won't turn at all.

Speaking of which...

Does anyone know which of the GM columns are a direct swap if any? Thanks.
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I'm here for the party opcorn: glad to see your already back at it and can still muster up some humor too.
Btw not sure on the column
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There is a guy peeing in the 2nd picture.

Good on you for jumping back in.
Haha, good eye. Funny

Windknot, I have my fingers crossed that you find alot more is usable than it may have first appeared.

About the steering column, I've seen guys have swapped in XJ columns.

Here's a link to a write up on how to do it:

http://www.jeep-cj.com/forums/f19/xj...olumn-cj-7407/
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I'm subscribing as well. Good luck to you on the rebuild. Once it's done that will be one amazing story to tell
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I could do more if I could borrow a screwdriver. I promise to take as good care of it as I do mine!
If you were my neighbor, I'd let you borrow alot more than a screwdriver! Can't wait to see this rise from the ashes!
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Love the thread title. Glad to see you haven't lost your sense of humor during this. Good luck! Subscribed!
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And congrats for getting back on the horse!
Let's just say at the moment I'm just admiring him. Lots of teardown to do. The good part is the more I remove, The better the Jeep looks.

I was able to take the steering wheel lock off. that means I can steer it when I push it. Yea!

Pssssst.... Wall Street stock tip!

Buy Zip Lock!

Happy to hear you guys can tolerate my gallows humor. I tried crying; it didn't work.
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