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Unread 08-24-2011, 10:34 AM   #6061
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Thought about how nice it would be to drive it today. Then I remind myself of busting the exhaust manifold yesterday...

Oh well, back to fleabay and Cl...

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Unread 08-24-2011, 10:54 AM   #6062
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Got a much appreciated compliment on the ole girl today. I've been hearing a kind of mild clicking sound from the rear when accelerating above about 40mph, which goes away when you let off the throttle. Anyway, since I have a problem crawling around underneath, I took it in to a local shop that I trust, and offered to buy some diagnostic time. The mechanic did a thorough inspection of the drivetrain and suspension, found everything to be in good condition, then took it out for a test drive. Diagnosis is that the exhaust pipe is a little too short, and echoing off the rear bumper.
The compliment? "That is the best driving Jeep I've been in in 5 years - including the new ones."
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Unread 08-24-2011, 06:39 PM   #6063
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Watched it roll across the culdesac... without a driver... still running. Over the curb, into the neighbors yard, stopping a few inches short if his utilities box, then backwards into the street again. Time to fix the park brake assembly...
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Unread 08-24-2011, 07:39 PM   #6064
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replaced my ignition key lock cylinder, checked my timing to find out P.O had it set off the scale, so adjusted it down to 8 degrees. then on way home just about ran out of gas, guess i need to add "why does my tank not pick up the last 2 gallons of gas" to list of things to check.
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Unread 08-24-2011, 09:03 PM   #6065
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Finished fabrication of front bumper

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Unread 08-25-2011, 12:05 AM   #6066
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How to use body filler

See the post starting at 163 on page 11 of the thread below.

I give a lesson on the usage of body filler. That's what I did for my Jeep today.
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Unread 08-25-2011, 02:27 PM   #6067
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Replaced the dimmer switch, connected a mini tach, stripped the wiring that went nowhere ...I finally have bright and dim headlights now!
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Unread 08-25-2011, 02:32 PM   #6068
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Replaced the dimmer switch, connected a mini tach, stripped the wiring that went nowhere ...I finally have bright and dim headlights now!
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Unread 08-25-2011, 06:47 PM   #6069
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Easy day today. Finished making my "gap guards" for the rear fender wells to fill in the space between the frame and body. Put on the new bikini top and half doors. Also painted the fender flares and installed them, hooked up a battery disconnect switch.

Still looking for a set of 33's though. Tires for 15" rims are about impossible to find these days.
The registration should be here any day now. Then I can get it inspected and on the road after 12 years in the garage.

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Unread 08-25-2011, 10:24 PM   #6070
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replaced the water pump and changed the oil...
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Unread 08-25-2011, 10:27 PM   #6071
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Installed a new throttle return spring setup....the old one literally snapped in two when I put some tension on it...
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Unread 08-25-2011, 10:32 PM   #6072
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Installed a new fuel pump...


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Unread 08-26-2011, 12:03 AM   #6073
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Cleaned up and painted shifter levers, housings, and boot brackets and reinstalled with stainless steel hardware.
Looks good! Where did you get that shifter cover??
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Unread 08-26-2011, 12:40 AM   #6074
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Looks good! Where did you get that shifter cover??
The cover and boot hold downs are factory. Cleaned them up and sprayed them with primer and Rust-Oleum Titanium spray paint. The boots are original replacements from Morris 4x4.
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Unread 08-26-2011, 12:50 AM   #6075
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The cover and boot hold downs are factory. Cleaned them up and sprayed them with primer and Rust-Oleum Titanium spray paint. The boots are original replacements from Morris 4x4.
Oh ok thanks. The cover (The metal part) must be different between the CJ5 and CJ7. Mines just flat. I'm getting ready to swap a NV4500 into my jeep and I think it will stick up through the floor a bit so that cover looks like it might work on mine. Ill have to wait and see what it looks like when I have it in.
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