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post #31 of 128 Old 07-24-2013, 08:18 AM
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Yeah, i know what you mean on the wiring. A few months ago after i toasted some of my wires, I spent weeks cursing the POs for fixing the wiring with duct tape. Then I came across a post here and figured out that it was factory... So I switched over to cursing the factory for doing the wiring with duct tape...

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post #32 of 128 Old 07-28-2013, 06:42 AM
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Wiring issues - is your's the original harness or a new harness. Sorry, new at this and researching my my own stock 1980 CJ7 rebuild. Love what you are doing.

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post #33 of 128 Old 07-29-2013, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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I have the original harness, and will be reusing some parts of it. I am adding grounds, fixing all of the splices, and then adding all of the wiring I need for the new dash. I am also rewiring from the firewall out to the headlights and from the main harness to the rear of the vehicle. I had new wire printed with descriptions of what the circuit does, example pink wire printed with "fuel" for the fuel sender. I work in the heavy truck industry and design electrical systems and harnesses for refuse trucks. This type of labeling is our common practice and it make tracing and troubleshooting a LOT easier. Another change is the wire that is going in, TXL which has a thinner insulation, and creates a smaller bundle. Combine that with convoluted tube (split loom) and everything should be well protected.
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post #34 of 128 Old 07-30-2013, 05:47 AM
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Sounds very nice, the sort of work you have to do yourself and can't buy off the shelf. I'm a pilot and know what a nice wire bundle looks like.

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post #35 of 128 Old 08-12-2013, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Quick update, haven't done much in the last few weeks, family vacation and getting geared up for school/soccer with the kids. The painter got the body and grill in primer, hope to be finished with color/clear this weekend. Months of patience are almost over. Pics below.
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post #36 of 128 Old 08-12-2013, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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And the grill
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post #37 of 128 Old 08-18-2013, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Two words, body painted. It's been 4-1/2 month coming, but all of the body is painted. gonna go pick it up tomorrow and start the re-assembly process. A couple of pics are below.
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post #38 of 128 Old 08-18-2013, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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RH side,
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post #39 of 128 Old 08-18-2013, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Grill, I almost hate to order the cover to go over it.
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post #40 of 128 Old 08-19-2013, 09:05 AM
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Oh man, I'm so jealous.... I wish mine looked that good.

And I agree, there is no reason to cover up that grill. Then again, I'm not much for grill covers anyway....
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post #41 of 128 Old 08-19-2013, 12:18 PM
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Freaking nice Jeep

1978 Cherokee, TBI 360/T400/QT...6.0/6L80/NP241C in the works...
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post #42 of 128 Old 08-19-2013, 12:31 PM
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Great looking car. Nice work.
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post #43 of 128 Old 08-20-2013, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Got her home safe and sound. First step is prep for herculiner, hope to get that done this week. I'm pretty pleased with the paint, not a perfect body, but it IS a jeep.
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post #44 of 128 Old 08-21-2013, 05:34 AM
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Got her home safe and sound. First step is prep for herculiner, hope to get that done this week. I'm pretty pleased with the paint, not a perfect body, but it IS a jeep.
Lookin' good. Can't wait to get my '80 CJ7 to this stage. What lift, tire & wheel size do you have on it?

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post #45 of 128 Old 08-21-2013, 05:35 AM
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Lookin' good. Can't wait to get my '80 CJ7 to this stage. What lift, tire & wheel size do you have?

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