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The Jeep With No Name Teardown and Rebuild (Lots of Pics)

Okay folks, we finally had a day of great weather, temperature was lowest it's been in months, so I decided to finally start the teardown on The Jeep With No Name. The plan is to restore it back to original showroom condition. I want it to look as nice as Keith460's. This build is going to take years, so be patient. I took a load of pictures today; let me know what I'm doing right, or what I could be doing smarter.

Fred
 

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Drew first blood.
 

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Something's not right with that rear leaf spring....
 

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Airing up the tires for its last ride, before the teardown.
 

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Coming back from the last ride with Mikey.
 

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Somehow, I don't think the Delco Remy horn is original, but the windshield washer bottle is.
 

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I forgot how much fun this is.
 

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Definitely better than Lexapro...
 

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The lower radiator hose didn't want to go easy, so I sliced it.
 

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Renee was my documentarian and Mikey was my go-for.
 

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Frederick, after three years on my build I can say that I would never attempt a project of this magnitude again unless I had the entire vehicle sandblasted by a professional. I wasted more time and money with wire wheels, flap discs and other creations stripping metal than I have on any other part of the build. Next time I will trailer the chassis to a shop, have it stripped and take it straight home and spray it with epoxy primer. Then I would do the same with the body after taking photos of the damage that would need metal repair.

Good luck with your project!
 

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Whoever decided to paint this engine yellow and green should be shot. Crappy 3" body lift goes bye bye too.
 

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Proud day for me, when my little buddy asked me if he could turn a wrench, so I let him take the power steering pump off. Not quite sure if the power steering was original or not.
 

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Had to Sawzall the bumper, to get to the bolts. Time to drain the oil.
 

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Wouldn't you know the wind kicked up and I got an oil bath...battery on the camera went dead, but I got the carb, intake and crappy Heddman headers off too...that's all for today.
 

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Frederick, after three years on my build I can say that I would never attempt a project of this magnitude again unless I had the entire vehicle sandblasted by a professional. I wasted more time and money with wire wheels, flap discs and other creations stripping metal than I have on any other part of the build. Next time I will trailer the chassis to a shop, have it stripped and take it straight home and spray it with epoxy primer. Then I would do the same with the body after taking photos of the damage that would need metal repair.

Good luck with your project!
Given the shape of the body, I think a new one from Willys Overland is in order. The only thing from the body that's salvageable is the hood and maybe the grill. The driver's fender is from a 1984 Renegade...who knows what the passenger side fender is from.

There is a sandblaster in town, which is where the frame is going to go, and then it's going to get powdercoated by them, while it's there.

Thanks for the advice and input.

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