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Unread 10-02-2013, 06:28 PM   #196
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Man, that's great work. Nothing like getting major problems conquered! PLEASE be careful. Not that you aren't, but life can change so suddenly, instantly. Get the GOOD jackstands. Tall ones. Your tail lights look great, and so does the armor. Well done, Son!

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Unread 10-02-2013, 07:28 PM   #197
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That one pic looks like you are chiseling the the Stay-Puft marshmallow man in the throat..I giggled. A lot.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 12:47 PM   #198
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Man, that's great work. Nothing like getting major problems conquered! PLEASE be careful. Not that you aren't, but life can change so suddenly, instantly. Get the GOOD jackstands. Tall ones. Your tail lights look great, and so does the armor. Well done, Son!
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That one pic looks like you are chiseling the the Stay-Puft marshmallow man in the throat..I giggled. A lot.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 12:57 PM   #199
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My phone is on the fritz and it only stores 20 pictures now before overwriting them.

Got some more stuff done under the hood:



I also got the speakers installed. I don't have an audio system or anything, or plans for one, but I wanted to get some decent marine speakers installed so if I ever do get a system I wont have a headache later. Glad I got this out of the way--it was an ultimate betch to get them in.

I had to modify the parking brake forward mount by cutting a chunk out of it. It is still quite sturdy, but this allowed my speakers to fit, which are kinda deep. I also stacked some rubber mounting grommets I use for computer hard drives between the speakers and the dash. I did this for two reasons, firstly to reduce buzzing that I got in my old YJ. Secondly, these new speakers have...?tweeters? that are positional and stick out a bit, so I couldn't mount them totally flush without the spacing.



Done with the dash!



I didn't make Cruisin the Coast, which I really tried for, but there is always next year. I still got to cruise around in Jeff's scrambler though. He rubbed it in the whole time.





There was something like 9000 registered classics there. Each day of the week there was a show in a different location. It was awesome.

I offered a guy $100 for his Nutmeg sun visors. He said no &&#@ way. Offer stands here too guy.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 04:01 PM   #200
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Who makes that armor you installed on your Jeep? I looked through the pages of your thread, but didn't see you mention the manufacturer. Your project is looking good!
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Unread 10-11-2013, 04:57 PM   #201
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I do believe my old CJ7 sun visors are nutmeg but don't quote me on that but I'd be more than willing to part with them. Project is looking great!!
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Unread 10-11-2013, 09:55 PM   #202
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Who makes that armor you installed on your Jeep? I looked through the pages of your thread, but didn't see you mention the manufacturer. Your project is looking good!
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I do believe my old CJ7 sun visors are nutmeg but don't quote me on that but I'd be more than willing to part with them. Project is looking great!!
If you got a good set I'm good for the money, I can paypal you the cash.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 10:06 PM   #203
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If you got a good set I'm good for the money, I can paypal you the cash.
If you look at the pic of the rear seat its the same color as the visors. I'll get you pics of the visors tomorrow to see if you are interested in them still.


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Unread 10-12-2013, 08:42 AM   #204
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I also got the speakers installed. I don't have an audio system or anything, or plans for one, but I wanted to get some decent marine speakers installed..... it was an ultimate betch to get them in.
ahhhh... the eccentricities! Keep going Kid. I bet you provide Jeff with a fairly high level of entertainment value! Glad you had the Old Guy's Jeep to ride around in, and the show looks pretty amazing. Now tighten up...
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Unread 10-12-2013, 09:58 AM   #205
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If you look at the pic of the rear seat its the same color as the visors. I'll get you pics of the visors tomorrow to see if you are interested in them still.
Spice. Sorry. I've gone this far with the nutmeg, there is no turning back!

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I bet you provide Jeff with a fairly high level of entertainment value!
Yeah...everytime I look over my shoulder he is shaking his head and chuckling under his breath.
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Unread 10-13-2013, 04:08 PM   #206
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Gotta nother update that I will do in two posts.

I've been working on this and that, trying to get it safe enough to drive to my driveway where I can wash it for painting.

Stuff like the brakes. I got the parking brake cables hooked up, but I need to redo the main one that goes to the back junction. I have a brand new one that Jeff was going to use for his CJ5, and it is pretty darn long--longer than where it should be for the CJ7. I can make it work but I'm going to use big zipties.

Getting the rear drums off and getting those new parking brake cables in is a lot of fun Here they are being bled:



I bought new front calipers ages ago. I should have checked the bleeder valves when I bought them because the driver's side would have been returned. It was seized up something fierce. Heat, hammers, and vice grips couldn't get the sucker out so we ended up bleeding it through the brake line, which wasn't easy.


I knew I was going to get transmission fluid all over me when I dropped the pan to replace the TH350 filter, so I decided to get grossed out over the gear oil instead. I've done this before for my YJ, and I don't think there is anything as gross as gear oil as old as me:



It will take months before the smell in my shop goes away

I don't know how to tell what gears I have. Maybe one of you experts could take a crack at it from the numbers?





Here's my Jeep's bum all bolted up with her new knickers:



Onto the transmission pan. I had to daintily get all the bolts loose and lower it without it spilling all over me. No such luck.



That body armor is all sorts of useful!



There was a ton of crud in the transmission pan. Super gross--so I scraped it clean and then I replaced the filter which was also in poor shape. The filter was that square thing with the two bolts in the picture, in case it helps.



Next I needed to fill the gas tank. This was a very slow process as I can't hook up the filler pipe yet. I should have put it on temporarily but I was dumb and kept transferring gas from my 5 gallon to my 1 gallons. xD Then I poured gas down the delivery pipe so the pump wouldn't get airlocked:



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Unread 10-13-2013, 04:16 PM   #207
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Need some help with this one...

So here is the back of my fuel gauge:



I'm assuming B stands for battery, T stands for Tank, and the ground symbol at the bottom stands for ground, though I have it grounded via the mounting post. Anyways, what the heck is the 12V for? That's what I have going to the battery now...because I think that these are 6v/12v switches from a willis. Anyways, what do you all think?

Secondly, my gauges keep blowing my gauge fuse...and I don't know why. I just have the tach and fuel going through 14 gauge wire to the fuse box on a 5 amp fuse. I tried switching to a 10amp fuse but it also blew. What could be causing this?



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Looks like possibly 4.10 gears if I'm reading it correctly
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Unread 10-13-2013, 04:26 PM   #209
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In the meantime until I got some help I decided to burn some time doing this and that. I cleaned and organized the shop a little...


Hmmm, my wrench collection sure went up from...0...since last year.


...and bought a much bigger vice. I had to reinforce my already heavy duty workbench some more (make it sledge-proof xD) so I got some big wood.

If I think of my broken trailer as a big work bench then it doesn't sting so much.



It was still early in the day so I went back to the Jeep. I started with the brake pedal light button...OMG that was a PAIN to adjust with the assembly and wiring already in there. Stupid plastic housing for that part made it way more difficult than it had to be...

After the brake light I decided to adjust my throttle cable, as the pedal was too hard to push in. To do this I needed to shorten it dramatically.

I wrapped the SS cable in painters tape to hacksaw through it (obviously I removed the throttle cable first)



That was the easy part. The hard part was getting the collar back on the SS, which was starting to fray against my best efforts. The collar is designed to be TIGHT, so I had to get creative. Firstly I clamped it down with my flaring tool:



Then I used gorilla tape to smush it flat enough so I could slip some heat shrink over it:



After heatshrinking I used a wrench and swear words to get the collar back over...



...But I was successful. Then I crimped a new electrical eye over the wire, trimmed it, and used an E-Clip to make sure it wasn't going anywhere:





The throttle is MUCH smoother now--almost perfect in fact.

When I get some help on that fuse/gauge problem I will be able to move forward!
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Unread 10-13-2013, 04:28 PM   #210
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Looks like possibly 4.10 gears if I'm reading it correctly
Sweet, Thanks! How can I read it from that mess?
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