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post #16 of Old 11-09-2012, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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Suggestion time...

How did/do you keep track of what-goes-where as you are dissembling the Jeep?

Best advice for body mount bolt removal (to avoid breaking any...)

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Suggestion time...

How did/do you keep track of what-goes-where as you are dissembling the Jeep?

Best advice for body mount bolt removal (to avoid breaking any...)
Take thousands of pics - literally multiple pics of the same item from different views, etc.!

Bag and label everything really good. Use ziplock bags and a sharpie. Store them on shelves or in bins/totes keeping all similar items together.

Soak those body mounts for a full week or so with WD-40, PB Blaster, etc. then take your time loosening them. May have to re-soak them a few times as you free up some threads depending on how bad they are.


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yep... What SKT said is exactly what I've done in the past

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The plan tomorrow is to get everything disconnected from the firewall and start breaking down the dash from the inside.
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post #20 of Old 11-11-2012, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Took out the dash and labelled all the wires with scotch tape and a sharpie... Removed the rest of the interior and cleaned everything up.



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This Jeep has been painted, primed, painted, primed, and painted again... Looks like a jawbreaker... Hahahha.


Sooooo after some closer inspection, there is a LOT of rust on the body. Lots of rust painted over and all the seams are rusted through... How should I tackled this?
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So......... When I was disassembling the dash, I ran across a pull knob that I was unfamiliar with... After further review, I found that it was directly connected to the carburetor...

Por que is this rigged device?
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So......... When I was disassembling the dash, I ran across a pull knob that I was unfamiliar with... After further review, I found that it was directly connected to the carburetor...

Por que is this rigged device?
It's just a manual choke. Pull it out to start it, and ease it in little by little as the engine warms up. I like mine alot better than the electric one that was on it.

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So......... When I was disassembling the dash, I ran across a pull knob that I was unfamiliar with... After further review, I found that it was directly connected to the carburetor...

Por que is this rigged device?
Le Choke' ??

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It's just a manual choke. Pull it out to start it, and ease it in little by little as the engine warms up. I like mine alot better than the electric one that was on it.
I assumed it was something like that, but never having owned an older vehicle, this was a new device...
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I assumed it was something like that, but never having owned an older vehicle, this was a new device...
Can't think of anything else it would be. Manual chokes are the bomb! It always works when you need it. I prefer it over electric, but then I'm a little whacko!

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Down to just a tub.

Got 3 bolts out with no issues, the other 5 body mounts needed to be cut off... Started to take the body off... Realized there are 10 mounts total. Too late to get at the two by the gas tank.

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Looking good so far. I interested to see how that welder works out for you! As well as all that rust!
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post #28 of Old 11-15-2012, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Looking good so far. I interested to see how that welder works out for you! As well as all that rust!
Cant lie, the rust is troubling me. I dont know how to weld and as I look more and more at the Jeep, its covered in rust. Not nearly as much as other ive seen, so I would like to salvage the body; a new body just inst in the budget.

Here goes nothing.
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post #29 of Old 11-15-2012, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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It's been 1 week since I started and this is where I'm at.



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A bit of rust, but not uncontrollable.



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Garage is starting to fill up.



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Some bad seals, but it'll be easy to get to now.
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You'll do fine. Expect a bit of learning curve with the welder. I didn't see that you picked one up yet?? My first welder was a 90Amp MIG, and it works great for sheet metal. Not good for frame and thicker metal though. Practice on some similar thickness sheet metal. Watch some videos on "How to". You'll get it in no time.

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