Restoring my fathers old hunting Jeep

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    So for the choke cable I made my own clip


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    It slides in thru the ashtray


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    Then the clip is secured thru the screw that holds the tray


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    Nice and tight now


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    Then it was steering wheel time. It was in sad shape but I need to spend on better parts than a new wheel right now

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    I tried the epoxy thing in the bigger cracks but I'm too impatient to wait that long for it to dry so I used bondo glass

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    It worked real good. After sanding that smooth I primed it and saw all the spots I missed. I spread finishing glaze on it with my finger and sanded that nice and smooth

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    Some more primer


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    Came out good nuff

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    Not to shabby


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    Tail lights came in today


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    Got some parts and PC's blasted and painted today


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    Needed a change of pace so I started playing with the interior making the door panels


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    So this motor started smoking like a freight train. Did a compression test and found one cylinder without compression.
    After several hrs of getting the head off, breaking half the head bolts. Found 2 pistons with holes in them. How this ran so good is a mystery. So based on the broken bolts and pistons I'm putting the money into the rebuild of the original motor. Big setback


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    Holes are on the edge of the pistons, dimples in centers belong there
     
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    Wow, thise are some crappy looking pistons! :(

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    Been contemplating long and hard doing a V6 conversion but in the end I need to keep this old girl together, she's a survivor.
    Original engine ready for machine shop

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    One step forward three steps back


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    So this is what I found, ugh.
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    So I decided to use the other block and head I had, soaked it In toilet bowl cleaner over night to get the rust out. Used a wire brush too. Got it all cleaned and painted today, tomorrow I'm going to address the pitted areas around the valves then lap the valves

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