Restoring my fathers old hunting Jeep

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  1. Triple C

    Triple C Well-Known Member

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    John...Magnificent restoration! I think it sure must take a special disposition to take on such a project with total attention to detail. Way above my pay grade but sure enjoyable to follow along on the journey!
     
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    Yeah ... that's an $80.00 bill but I did get the winch hooked up. In and out shaft is a bit stiff. Why the lever broke.

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    Who needs a tractor for foodplotting

     
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    Now you can sell the tractor ;)
     
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    Well spent the day yesterday under the jeep replacing the rear main seal. Brand new rope seal was put on when I rebuilt it but it leaked so a neoprene seal is in now
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    Made the pins for the rear seat bracket today out of 3/8" rod. Need to find some springs now

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    Good look at my engine compartment, which I believe is as close to how it came from factory that I can figure out

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    I got the new winch handle and tow hooks on. For some reason it's very hard engaging the winch, need to whack the handle with a rubber mallet, which is why I broke the last handle. Probably never use the winch but I like everything to work so probably tear into it this winter

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    My helper is not very interested

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    Would this be considered Jeep compulsive disorder ?

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    Mounted the rear seat brackets. I sprayed the bottom of the brackets with bed liner to keep from scratching.

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    Also made myself a glove box, fits like a glove ....Get it......

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    This is what I do since I don't have a jeep restoration in progress anymore

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    That looks SOOOOO good!
     
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    When are you going to get it muddy?
     
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    Mud ???
     
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    What a ride-a-long this has been John! That is one beautiful Jeep. You gotta feel really proud to have completed such a laborious project in such detail.
     
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    Wow, if I only knew where to begin with such a project. I would love the end result.
     
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    Woohoo tomorrow she rides for the first time in 40 yrs. Now we see what works and what doesnt

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    First run went great. Steering is a bit loose, I'll try adjusting the tight steer, not used to drum brakes but she ran like a new jeep

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    My wife loves the old jeeps

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