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post #76 of 109 Old 09-22-2020, 09:11 AM
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Take it easy on Hoss. He probably had one too many Dog Beers the night before!
Dog beers; they aren't just for breakfast anymore...

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post #77 of 109 Old 09-22-2020, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Gas tank looks like an aftermarket from Aero. Nice looking rig.
Interesting. I wonder if it's bigger capacity than the factory tank?
I haven't filled it yet but...I first put a 2 gallon can in, then another 5 which put the needle on the gauge right around 1/4 full.
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post #78 of 109 Old 09-22-2020, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Got new tires on today, unreal how much the ride improved. Went with the the white letters to keep the spirit of '76 alive.

Also...I was at 1/4 tank of gas, I put in another 14 gallons and it pushed the needle to 3/4 full. I'm thinking this tank might be around a 25 gallon.

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post #79 of 109 Old 09-22-2020, 10:10 PM
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Very nice Jeep! I would probably rebuild the carb just to make sure you don't spring any leaks and get the old gunk out. You might even need to rejet it as it came from a lower elevation. Check the rear end to see if its a limited slip if it is you will need to put LS additive in it. He took good care of it! Have fun.
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post #80 of 109 Old 09-23-2020, 08:57 AM
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New tires look great!

Good call on the white letters

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post #81 of 109 Old 09-23-2020, 10:07 AM
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Very nice Jeep! I would probably rebuild the carb just to make sure you don't spring any leaks and get the old gunk out. You might even need to rejet it as it came from a lower elevation. Check the rear end to see if its a limited slip if it is you will need to put LS additive in it. He took good care of it! Have fun.
If memory serves me corretly, Quadratrac Jeeps did not have a rear axle limited slip option.
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post #82 of 109 Old 09-24-2020, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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The adventure continues...
After adding that 14 gallons to the tank, I woke up yesterday to find a leak. Wonderful.
I pulled the fuel hose up by the filter and used the electric pump to drain the tank. Found a local guy to weld it up and last night I got it all installed again. Pain in the butt.
If the leak isn't fixed after this I'm replacing the tank.

Good news...I've got new window seals, wiper blades, and diff gaskets on the way.

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post #83 of 109 Old 09-24-2020, 02:08 PM
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That fuel tank really looks different than the one on my 80. Didn't realized they changed them. Looks like you need a new fuel tank skid plate
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post #84 of 109 Old 09-24-2020, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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That fuel tank really looks different than the one on my 80. Didn't realized they changed them. Looks like you need a new fuel tank skid plate
RARECJ8 mentioned earlier it appears to be an aftermarket fuel tank from Aero, it does look like their 26 gallon tanks.
I have about 11 gallons in it now with no leaks...so we'll see. I'm keeping an eye on it.
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RARECJ8 mentioned earlier it appears to be an aftermarket fuel tank from Aero, it does look like their 26 gallon tanks.
I have about 11 gallons in it now with no leaks...so we'll see. I'm keeping an eye on it.
After having a closer look at the pic, it doesn't look like a stock tank. Stock tanks are stampings with round corners.
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Great progress, Tires look good, and yes it's amazing how new shoes always feel
so much better.

Yea, that looks like an aftermarket tank for sure, and is that the stock horn or did Grampa swap it out?
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post #87 of 109 Old 09-24-2020, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Great progress, Tires look good, and yes it's amazing how new shoes always feel
so much better.

Yea, that looks like an aftermarket tank for sure, and is that the stock horn or did Grampa swap it out?
Thanks!
Horn...probably swapped out. I think I can see different mounting holes from the stock horn maybe?
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Love this story. Responding only so I can receive email updates every time you do some work to it.

I too had a special relationship with my Grandad. Unfortunately he drove Crown Vic’s...
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Cool Jeep. Nice to see one in such good shape that hasn't been butchered. Like to hear what that horn sounds like.
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post #90 of 109 Old 09-25-2020, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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Love this story. Responding only so I can receive email updates every time you do some work to it.

I too had a special relationship with my Grandad. Unfortunately he drove Crown Vicís...
Thanks man! I had a choice between the Jeep and his Caprice Classic.

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Cool Jeep. Nice to see one in such good shape that hasn't been butchered. Like to hear what that horn sounds like.
Thanks! The horn sounds fairly standard, not super loud.
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