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post #11806 of Old 03-02-2013, 04:36 PM
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I took the runk front bumper of my buddys jeep(that he took off of my old jeep), and put it on my new jeep. I would have pt the winch on too, but the last few times he used it it wasnt bolted up right and he got a wire loose in the electrics somewhere in the box. So Ill take it apart and clean it up before I put it back on. I was eyeballing a huge peice of channel at the scrap yard for a new mounting plate so I may wait and use that too.

Anyway now I have a solid front with pull points and a solid rear that I built a couple weeks ago. What was on it when I bought it kinda sucked flimsy tube rear with factory hitch and up front was a stock one with a brush guard welded to it.

My old 84 looks so pathetic now. No bumper, tiny tires, no fenders to clear the tiny tires, and stock springs.

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post #11807 of Old 03-02-2013, 05:32 PM
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Got the wiring done!!! Installed newly painted dash(board)
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post #11808 of Old 03-02-2013, 05:45 PM
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Got the wiring done!!! Installed newly painted dash(board)
looks sweet !!

78 CJ7.. 258.. TH400/Dana18.. SOA/stock YJ springs.. 35" General Grabbers.. Waggy 44s.. 4.88 gears...Spartan/Lockright...Fiberglass front to rear
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post #11809 of Old 03-02-2013, 05:48 PM
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Went for one final ride to pick up a few things, to the carwash to hose off the underneath, then went home and started tearing it apart.
I miss it already.
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78 CJ7.. 258.. TH400/Dana18.. SOA/stock YJ springs.. 35" General Grabbers.. Waggy 44s.. 4.88 gears...Spartan/Lockright...Fiberglass front to rear
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post #11810 of Old 03-02-2013, 05:55 PM
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Took it out for a spin today around town. Ran it out of gas. D'oh!!! Guess I should replace that faulty sending unit. When finally got it home, wired up the rebuilt old Warn winch I fixed up over the winter.
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post #11811 of Old 03-02-2013, 06:42 PM
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Got the front of the engine torn down further and also got the passenger side wheel well notch 80% complete.

If I have time to work on it tomorrow I'll be finishing up the body work then prepping for bed coating

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post #11812 of Old 03-02-2013, 06:47 PM
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Spring is coming

Got the new bikini top on. I am ready for:umbrella spring.

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post #11813 of Old 03-02-2013, 07:03 PM
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Drove it to show it


Went to my brothers house, so that his neighbor could check it out. He seemed interested, but I'm not holding my breath.
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post #11814 of Old 03-03-2013, 01:05 AM
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Chassis + Tub wedding ...done



Dashboard wiring on the way...

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Is that a Diesel in there Gilles?
Yup!

>>> HERE <<< is his poor specifications! but...very reliable...


Lot of them are still running (very common in France but mostly supercharged : ~90 HP (not the case of the CJ7) )... with extra high mileage = ~500000mi with very low maintenance&replacement. Except the oil pump axle : this is his weakness but it cost less than 10$ and 10 minutes of work for a newbie. It must be replaced every 100000mi usualy done with the timing belt

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>>> HERE <<< some information about vintage worldwide JEEP models & engine equiped

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post #11815 of Old 03-03-2013, 01:47 PM
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Turned this thing into its cleaner twin, while at work. Tomorrow do the same to the driver side manifold.
I did the inside almost as good, thanks for the idea of slotting an aluminum rod to hold sand paper, works very well, and used a long nylon rod (length of manifold plus drill chuck) to get the harder to reach spots inside.

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post #11816 of Old 03-03-2013, 02:03 PM
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again

for me, today, the right word where: what have you made with or for your CJ today?
Just 700 km in the day to search 2 seats, a rear bank and 2 interior panel in Laredo style; that has cost to me 200 euros: hip hip hip!!!!!
Sure, the upholstery are a little bit tired, but the basis is in good condition;
it need to me now just a dash pad in good condition and 2 sun visors and I can made a perfect original interior
YEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!
On the other hand, now, is my mechanic in good condition also, while 700 km (450 miles), that is a long way, without disturb
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post #11817 of Old 03-03-2013, 04:46 PM
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Well my dad and I went to pull a part today to get parts for his j10 and found an old dj. Stole the grille off it! Gonna clean it up, paint it and hang it on the wall.

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post #11818 of Old 03-03-2013, 06:44 PM
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Getting a big sheet of steel ready for reinforcement on the floor


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post #11819 of Old 03-03-2013, 06:56 PM
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Installed my new windshield wiper fluid and antifreeze overflow reservoir this evening. Other than that, just stared at her daydreaming about the warm sunny weather.
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post #11820 of Old 03-03-2013, 09:29 PM
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Got my new Bestop Super top delivered on Friday while I was at work. Got home Saturday morning and pulled everything out of the box to let the vinyl pieces warm up in the sun and discovered I was missing one small item. The top part of the soft top was missing out of the box. Unbelievable!

I have a voice mail and e-mail in to customer support. Hopefully get it resolved tomorrow. What a let down.
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