Restoring my fathers old hunting Jeep

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    Its things like this that when I was ready to shoot my kids for some stupid move they had done, that I'd remember dumb things I did that my dad should've killed me over, yet usually tolerated quite well. Good read as usual.
     
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    So the first one came out decent. shape is correct. My only issue is getting the cardboard scored well enough at the bends that it doesn't fray like the photo. This one is glued, staples are just for originality. Don't give up on me still exploring but this one is going in my jeep

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    Time to sell :)[​IMG][​IMG]

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    I got a nice windshield frame on a CJ5 forum, still going to fix mine but I'm running out of nice days to drive this thing so I couldn't pass a good frame up.

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    Any hole that was on this frame but not on the original I welded closed, I find it easy to stick a bolt in, weld it and cut it off

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    Some sanding and sandblasting down to bare metal. This things been a few colors

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    Got some rust inhibitor in the seams good and heavy. Tomorrow I'll do some sanding, filling and get her painted.

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    Applied some epoxy primer then gloss black on frame and various parts

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    Came across this photo tonight

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    That’s awesome,it would be cool to recreate that photo when your done restoring the Jeep
     
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    A bit of a milestone, the windshield is finally on

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    Also got the original grill back on

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    Also have to figure out why the drivers side is an inch lower than the pass side. Frame is even, so it's body related,

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    Managed to save the original clips for thé grill welting

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    John...When do you think this project will be complete? I'm gonna miss it after you're finished with the restoration.
     
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    I hope to be driving it next weekend . Unfortunately I can't find the title to get it registered
     
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    Used nutserts in the hat channel for the steps, spread some neversieze in the holes to prevent rust (Yeah right)

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    Also finished battery tray support, I believe factory correct

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    Same spot as the factory original

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    Managed to get the heater parts blasted and cleaned up

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    I got the wiring done except for the wipers. Still fussing with taping and routing some wire but to my amazement everything works as it should, even the horn. It's a bit concerning to me tho that the only fuse is on the flasher. I can be driving it but I still can't find the title to register it

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    Got the wipers wired up today. One works but makes a grinding noise the other doesn't work at all but gets power so I guess I'll be looking for 2 or rebuilding these

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    Put my Kaiser decal on

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    Also installed the heater

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    So today was going to be a fun easy day, mounted my grab bar

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    My other step

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    Door channels

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    My cute little rubber plug for throttle cable hole

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    Then I decided to get the steering right. I dropped the drag link got the wheels straight and needed to take off the Pittman arm to move it. Needed a puller so I figured I'll just take the column out.....well ...... after removing the master cyl. Breaking the break light switch and horn wire I found out I would have to remove engine, body or exhaust to get it out..? Not happening.... after a bunch of hrs I got the Pittman arm facing into the engine compartment to get a puller on it........wasnt a fun afternoon
     
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    Started tinkering with the turn signal switch. Everything worked so just a cleaning and paint

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    Today's progress
    Got the turn signal switch done. Cancel wheel is too worn to work but I can live with it

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    Seat belts. They're are blue cuz I ordered awhile ago when i was getting seats done in blue. Staying black. Looks better. Dropped off original seats to get reupholstered.

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    Tightsteer made a hugh difference

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    New heater motor

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    Mounted the rear seat brackets today

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    I'm almost out of things to do.
    Need to hook up pto shaft for winch, I think I have to turn the case down to get the shaft to miss exhaust
    Put on bump stops
    Restore heater controls
    Get winch cable on
    Lots of touching up

    Tomorrow I need to set the timing

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