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Hey there - new to the group, hopefully going to be getting my dad's old Jeep running and driving again in the next few months. I know nothing about Jeeps, but am an otherwise experienced mechanic. These photos are from 2009 and are the only ones I could find handy. It's been sitting in our barn since then and needs quite a bit of maintenance. From what I remember the brakes are dead and it needs a new fuel supply. (It has had a boat tank hooked up in the past)

I'll probably be investigating it this weekend to see if it'll crank and whether it needs any wiring help. Fingers crossed it's not locked after all this time. Any tips or tricks about what I have here would be more than welcome!

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That one looks to be in better shape than mine was (also a "farm" rig). I wound up doing a frame-off when I originally was thinking "just a few rusty bits to patch."

Just do us one favor ... promise you will not ever try to hang any kind of "implement" off the tailgate!!

Good luck and have fun with your project!
 

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That's off the bumper; fair game.

I'm talking literally OFF THE TAILGATE.

Like this ...

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Klooge was used as a "hunting" rig ... story goes, there was a feeder or something hanging off the tailgate. That's what it did.

SMDH.
 

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Cylinder 1 should be the front cylinder. Firing order, if I'm not mistaken, should be 1-3-4-2. I'm seeing diagrams showing counter-clockwise rotation; might want to verify that. As to where the timing should be set for the 4-banger, I have no idea. The I6 is generally set 6-8* BTDC from the factory.
 

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I did that with the punch tip on my air hammer. Lol I had to burn the rubber out of it first with the torch, then the outer part was stuck in there pretty good.

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Ah, gotcha. Oh, man ... burning rubber ... YUCK!

I got some air hammer drifts ... marvelous little things!
 

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Wow. And I thought I had cleanup to do!

E-brake cables are like unicorns these days. Also, if you can, figure out the length of cable you will need; there are several different lengths for the main cable from the pedal to the connection with the junction/spreader.

Good luck!
 
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