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post #76 of 185 Old 04-24-2019, 06:24 AM
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Congrats MetalMountainGoat! You should be quite proud of the work you've done. Our Jeeps are very similar in set up (see my build link below). I have the Painless harness and a 350 TPI, and you are correct that they are very straightforward to install. I even have the same steering wheel as you! I've been working on mine to get it ready for my first off-road adventure, the Silver Lake Sand Dunes Jeep Invasion in June. Keep us updated on your progress.

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post #77 of 185 Old 04-24-2019, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Bled the brakes today. Stops on a dime. The method that I found on here that worked was do the Passenger front, driver front, passenger rear, driver rear, passenger front, driver front. Made the pedal super stiff. Also removed the steering wheel and aligned it correctly. Busted it up and down the highway a few times to shake it down. Still have a couple of more small things to do, but It is very close.

Current list to get it completely ready for the road (cosmetics only after this):
1. Bolt down rear roll bar supports
2. install seat belts
3. Adjust brake lines so they aren't touching the tire
4. install windshield channel and bikini top
5. finish cut and buff
6. Go over suspension for tightness
7. adjust front toe in (tape measure alignment)
8. install stereo (optional)
9. drive the **** out of it.

Pictures for the hell of it.
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post #78 of 185 Old 04-24-2019, 03:31 PM
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You should really install the two dash bolts above the steering column. They stabilize the steering column and pedal assembly. (Oops, missed your support revision. Nevermind!)

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post #79 of 185 Old 04-24-2019, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Post #53 explains why there are no bolts there and has pictures to go along with it.

I will eventually put some bolts in there, but they will just be a bolt with a nut holding nothing on the other side.
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post #80 of 185 Old 04-24-2019, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Congrats MetalMountainGoat! You should be quite proud of the work you've done. Our Jeeps are very similar in set up (see my build link below). I have the Painless harness and a 350 TPI, and you are correct that they are very straightforward to install. I even have the same steering wheel as you! I've been working on mine to get it ready for my first off-road adventure, the Silver Lake Sand Dunes Jeep Invasion in June. Keep us updated on your progress.

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/n...ction-3627673/

Regards,
John
I checked out your thread. Jeep looks great. I saw the post where you made your own inspection cover. That to is in my future as I can't find one for 350 SBC to AX15 trans. I am going to go the same route as you to create it.
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post #81 of 185 Old 04-25-2019, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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You should really install the two dash bolts above the steering column. They stabilize the steering column and pedal assembly. (Oops, missed your support revision. Nevermind!)
Haha, got to love the POs racing inspired steering brace.
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post #82 of 185 Old 04-26-2019, 01:14 PM
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Do you plan on putting any fender flares on it

its a rusty one

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Yes, it will definitely be getting fender flares. I actually have the rear set of original flares, but need to buy some fronts. I got the bikini top installed today, it looks even more like a Jeep, and now I won't sweat to death sitting at a red light. Also aligned it today. It was way off. It actually had the opposite of toe in. Rear side of front tires was closer together than the front side of the front tires, so it was like \/ instead of this /\. Got that all straightened out, and it made the slight bit of wandering it had completely go away. It test drove it around the neighborhood today generally checking things out. Did go over everything and check all bolts, lines, wires, etc. So that check is done. Adjusted the carb a little bit to lower the idle, put on the rear bumper, and called it a day. My father is heading to the DMV in the morning to register it, so it will officially have a tag on it tomorrow. Still have to purchase some seat belts, and get a couple of hangers put on the exhaust so that is doesn't flop around so bad (will be replaced with headers and purple hornies soon).

Got my crappy seats that I bought resold today, guy said he was going to recover them. Also putting the original steering wheel, mounting components, and original horn button on ebay as a set, so if anyone wants a crack at it, PM me here.

And as usual, some pics cause everyone loves Jeep Porn.
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looking good. Some flares will really complete the look.
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post #85 of 185 Old 04-30-2019, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, the flare will be the kicker. I am hoping to have it permanently on the road by this weekend.
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post #86 of 185 Old 04-30-2019, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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It is registered. We thought we were going to have a ton of issues since we bought this Jeep from GA. In GA, they don't title vehicles that are 1985 or older. They are title exempt. I thought SC would throw a fit over that, but they looked at the registration were it said (non-titled) out beside the VIN, and didn't say a word about it. New SC title should be here in 2 weeks, and it now has a tag on it. 180 bucks in taxes and fees, but none the less, it is legal now.

Taking it to the exhaust shop Friday to get a couple of new hangers put on so that I don't have to listen to the exhaust beat and bang underneath while driving. Ordering some seat belts tonight, so hopefully they show up by then. This weekend's project is to get the rear part of the roll bar bolted down.
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post #87 of 185 Old 04-30-2019, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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One project that I have got to do some research on is body mounts. This jeep is missing two that I know of and there maybe more. I have got to get some new bushings and bolts put in it. Any advice on what to get.
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post #88 of 185 Old 05-01-2019, 07:29 AM
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It is registered. We thought we were going to have a ton of issues since we bought this Jeep from GA. In GA, they don't title vehicles that are 1985 or older. They are title exempt. I thought SC would throw a fit over that, but they looked at the registration were it said (non-titled) out beside the VIN, and didn't say a word about it. New SC title should be here in 2 weeks, and it now has a tag on it. 180 bucks in taxes and fees, but none the less, it is legal now.

Taking it to the exhaust shop Friday to get a couple of new hangers put on so that I don't have to listen to the exhaust beat and bang underneath while driving. Ordering some seat belts tonight, so hopefully they show up by then. This weekend's project is to get the rear part of the roll bar bolted down.
Ours came from Georgia too. We bought it from a young lady who bought it and never titled it. Her bill of sale was on the back of a piece of spiral bound notebook paper. It actually had a kids homework on the front. She had to title it before we could buy it from her. Luckily you can pay a fee and title on the spot. We had to wait for 30 days so SC could run a check if the VIN came up stolen. You must have had better documentation.

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post #89 of 185 Old 05-01-2019, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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I had an actual GA registration. The PO was actually driving this thing around in it's incredibly dangerous state before I bought it.
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UPDATE: Drove the Jeep around for upwards of 45 minutes today. All around some back roads, and even in town a little and it was flawless...

About 45 minutes into the maiden voyage, I decided I had better pull in and get some gas in it. Pulled into a station, and pumped 7 gallons of gas into the tank. Fired it up to leave, and pulled out of the station and then got in the turning lane at the red light. Jeep was idling fine. Light turned, and right as I straightened the wheels up after the turn, it died. I pulled it over and started inspecting things and found that even though my fuel pump was running, I was getting very little if any gas to the carb. Tried to start it several times and got nothing. Checked all connections for coil, and other relevant wiring. Called my dad and he showed up with a can of gas. Poured a little into the carb, and it fired right up and ran for about 20 seconds. I knew there weren't any spark issues. It appears that when I filled it up, it sloshed around some junk in the tank, and fuel filter has gotten clogged.

I am going to pull the filter tomorrow, and run the electric pump and see what blows out of the line (disconnected from the carb of course). Looks like my tank may have some junk in it. Ended up flat towing it home behind dad's Toyota.

On a positive note, I did get the roll bar bolted down and also have a rear-view mirror and new dana 30 diff cover seal on the way. Pics as usual.
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