Restoring my fathers old hunting Jeep

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    My brain hurts

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    Just got my original CJ seats back from upholster. Nice job

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    I know you all are losing sleep

     
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    So the original has tank was in pretty good shape. I filled 1/2 with toilet bowl cleaner and water for a few days. That wiped out the rust and dirty gas residue but also showed me some pin holes in the bottom. I drained it patched the holes with JB weld, filled it again and no leaks. I then got some tank sealer for it. Got her in today, just need some new lines


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    Put in a dome light switch too


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    Got the fuel lines in. Now I can start it without blowing myself up

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    Put in a filter. My $10.00 Ebay find

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    Also finished the wiring and it all works... go figure

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    Picked up a couple of 1157 bulb sockets for the parking lights. Of course they are so cheap most of the tabs broke off when I pushed it thru the hole. Thank God for JB weld

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    Got the shaft all painted up

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    New gasket and pinion seal next

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    Ha Ha, you're painting the drive shaft! Come on man, this is a restoration! Admit it!
     
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    Define restoration :-/

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    Some sheet metal work to mount the siren


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    Can't wait to see this sweet ride when it's all done.
     
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    Quite some talent and patience you have young man. Sweet. If my garage wasn't already maxed with toys, we'd be talking. Gettin a evil eye from someone as I type this. Thanks for showing.
     
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    The deeper you dig ......... looks like she suffered a broken axle during her long life


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    That time of year again

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