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Unread 05-10-2012, 02:39 AM   #151
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This jeep is so Cool. I got to see it in person. There are not to many mods left to do on it that the PO hadn't done already.

By the way Steve, did you get my emails?

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Unread 05-10-2012, 06:02 AM   #152
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Thanks for the kind words John. The PO did take care of the Jeep and I thank them for all the money they saved me on the mods he or she did. They could have at least got the tach working before selling it
I did get your emails and the wiring is coming along, but I'm still nervous about burning Project 23 to the ground the first time I turn the key.
How's the roll bar going to work out for you?
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Unread 05-10-2012, 06:19 AM   #153
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Hey, that's what fuses are for.
As far a your speedo goes, I got a couple of gauges that match the paint scheme of your speedometer needle (faded) or would you like it painted?

Those gauges that were in there are useless without some type of adapter to mount them. Did your PO leave you a bag of parts with something like this in them?


See the big white plastic mounts with the resistor thingie inside? .
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Unread 05-10-2012, 06:59 AM   #154
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John,
The adapters are actually still hanging onto the dash wiring in my Jeep. I guess you need those so the gauges are secure within the speedo casing
I can either send them to you or I will pay you if you have a few laying around.
As for painting the needles, I say while the casing is cracked open I wouldn't mind having them painted. Unless it will throw off the overall look of the speedo? NOt sure if everything else is faded? I would say use your judgement with painting them. I trust you
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Unread 05-10-2012, 07:22 AM   #155
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Mail them to me. Don't forget any screws.

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Unread 05-10-2012, 08:25 AM   #156
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"Don't forget any screws"
Dammit, I'm already missing a few screws and you want me to send you some? Time to up the medications to stay at least half way normal
I know, piss poor attempt at being funny.....
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Unread 05-10-2012, 11:52 AM   #157
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Unread 05-10-2012, 02:05 PM   #158
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Unread 05-10-2012, 02:11 PM   #159
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So, I bought a set of used roll bar pads off Craigslist for 20 bucks. The PO did a little mudding which in turn got some mud on the fabric. How the H E double hockey sticks can I get this mud cleaned off? I used soap, water and a scrub brush and it's still in the fabric.
Has anybody ever used fabric paint on something like this? I'd rather have the shiny black instead of this denim crap. For 20 bucks these might be a good guinea pig to try some fabric paint.
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Unread 05-10-2012, 06:26 PM   #160
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Getting some rust and rot removed from my baby : )
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Unread 05-11-2012, 11:04 AM   #161
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Just got back from my lunch break at Home Depot and 4wd Parts. I picked up some odds and ends at Home Dopot (nuts, bolts, speaker wire, etc) to get this project closer to being "done".
From 4wd Parts, I picked up my new Tuffy stereo center console, antenna, air duct pieces, steering column parts, tailgate washers, wiper linkage clips and some other stuff.
Oh, I also picked up a pint of Herculiner to "patch" the floorboard where I had the rust and rot removed.
Anyways, the wifey pooh works most of the weekend so I will have tons of time to work on Project 23. Now I need to stop at the drive thru to get a case of beer
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Unread 05-13-2012, 04:47 PM   #162
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Not much to report for progress. Had a busy day yesterday and then Mother's Day today. I managed to sand down the lip of the tub to add bed liner (since the numb nut painter painted over the original bed liner that I applied). I also cleaned up a few amps that will be installed to make the music sound a little better.
Other than that, I installed the visors, defrost duct work, bikini channel on the windshield and a few other small parts.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 07:49 PM   #163
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I started the process of installing the family bar since I couldn't find anything on TV. Word of advice, get somebody to help you put it in or taking it out of your rig. Those darn things are heavy and awkward.
Anyways, got all the floor mounting bolts installed (loosely) as the next step is to drill some holes in the windshield frame for the spreaders. Gotta pick up some nutserts tomorrow so I can finish this portion of the project.
Not sure why I keep avoiding the dash wiring. Eventually I will need to face the demons and figure out the wires.
If everything goes as plans, I might fire this thing up this weekend.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 08:37 PM   #164
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Looking better and better every day. Can't wait to see it all together, now go get to work on that dash. Lol
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Unread 05-14-2012, 06:10 AM   #165
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So, I bought a set of used roll bar pads off Craigslist for 20 bucks. The PO did a little mudding which in turn got some mud on the fabric. How the H E double hockey sticks can I get this mud cleaned off? I used soap, water and a scrub brush and it's still in the fabric.
Has anybody ever used fabric paint on something like this? I'd rather have the shiny black instead of this denim crap. For 20 bucks these might be a good guinea pig to try some fabric paint.
id get some degreaser like purple power or simple green. if that doesnt get the stains out, then yeah, rattle can that sucker! krylon fusion or rustoleum fabric should do nicely and i bet it'll look pretty darn good too!
carefull not to get paint on the zippers. you might not be able to get them back off/on if they get coated.
keep the pics coming!
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