Restoring my fathers old hunting Jeep

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    JohnL48 Well-Known Member

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    Well made a trip to JoAnne fabrics. Got the burlap, HD foam, 1/4" foam for panels and the roll of vinyl came today. Thank God for coupons. Got 50% off. Dang foam was expensive

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    My attempt at new seat upholstery


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    First some burlap

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    I picked this up at lowes in place of the jute

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    So..... what you're looking at is a $ 62.00 PC of foam that I couldn't get the seat cover over. I took an electric knife and sliced it in half and still too tight.. what I settled on was the burlap, synthetic carpet padding then I put on 2 layers of 1/4" foam and the seat cover has 1/4" foam so that's 3/4" of foam.....more on that


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    The back I did burlap and the 2" foam and the cover slipped right on

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    The finished product, now, the seat is comfortable without the thick foam, the cover isnt "puffy" like the back.

    The issue I have is I'm 6' 2" and I feel I'm sitting too low (knees are bent too much) to be comfortable on a longer ride. The original seat cover only had a about an inch or so of padding. Thinking about trying 1/2 more of padding but I know I should leave well enough alone


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    Is it possible to raise the seat up to get you higher as opposed to making the seat cushion thicker? If it is a dumb question - that shows my lack of experience.

    It looks good as is. Always enjoy this thread.

    Thanks
     
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    Just wasn't happy with it so I took it to a friend of mine who dabbles in this stuff. She took the whole thing apart saw that the cover was smaller than the frame a bit. So we "rolled" the corners of the frame in a little then she took the foam and beveled it all around the perimeter. Good idea eh. So we got it done. Looks amazing and feels so much better


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    Huge difference! Good job!

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    Today was make a headliner day, i used 1/8" waterproof cardboard, same as i used for the glove boxes I make and sell. I stretched the 1/4" foam a bit,


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    Sprayed both the foam and cardboard and just layed it on and rolled it


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    Then did the same with the vinyl


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    I am a bit skeptical on whether this is going to stay stuck to the sound deadening material but you can't peel this stuff off once stuck so well see. Sprayed with contact cement


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    Now I'll just fit the panels good to the headliner and wrap them


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    Look what came back from the machine shop....$ 700.00 later, ugh

    Bored 060 over, now I just need to clear my brain to get it together


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    Tomorrow I have to put all these parts into that little block


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    Just looking at how you have laid out the parts, you are ready to get 'er done.

    I have never worked on an engine so I love watching those that know how. Thanks for let us wanna be ride along.

    Happy 4th John.

    Wayne
     
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    I remember the original pistons were shot all to hell but are those the original cam and lifters? Cool read as always.
     
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    Yes, cam and lifters are original. Had to order 0.10 over sized main bearings, so at a stand still for a bit.
     
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    After getting all the parts I need in I finally can make some progress


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    I got all new valves and got them in. The exhaust valve retainers were easy, for some reason the intake retainers got me to the point of wanting to stick a screwdriver in my eye


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    Freeze out plugs in. A bit of sealer first


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    Clearances are correct using the plastigage for the main bearings so some assembly lube and the crank is in


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    End caps next


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    Timing chain and oil slinger

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    Got one piston in before calling it a day. Hope to wrap this up tomorrow

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    Today I got the pistons in, valves adjusted to 0.014, oil pump and pan on, sprayed the head gasket with copper gasket and got that on and torqued down, also exhaust and Intake manifolds on


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    Got one of these gadgets at harbor freight, turns any ratchet into a torque wrench, works perfect

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    I believe she's ready to go, just have to get it off the stand to get the housing and clutch on . My father was a pilot when he was younger so I had some fun with the fan


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    Making good progress, should be able to start her tomorrow, unfortunately the starter I ordered not coming till the 31st


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    Well she's put back together, I'm back where I was 2 months ago but with a fresh engine. Now I wait for the starter. A lot of time to think if I torqued everything correctly, if I missed a part, did I leave a socket in the cylinder ?? Oh hum


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    Looks like she went together smoothly. Taker her out and push start her! She needs to fire, no time wait on deliveries.
     
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    So here are my woes
    The motor fired right up and ran excellent, however, no oil pressure. Shut her right down. I tried everything and nothing worked so I dropped the pan and pulled the oil pump. Took it apart and filled with vaseline. I never took off the distributor so I assumed.....yeah I know.....it went back in the same teeth. Got it al together took the plugs out and cranked the motor......still no pressure..... put the plugs in and now it won't start so obviously timing is off, but pump should still prime with cranking but it doesn't. So tomorrow the pan comes off again, try to time it right with the pump, but I'm not sure why I can't get pressure so I'm going to try sending oil under pressure into the oil galley thru the sender hole.

    I'm not liking this truck at the moment, its fighting me every step. I fox something just to create a other problem, should stick with CJ's
     
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    John...Looks like she threw you an overhand right! You gotta come back with an upper cut and get back on top of that beast!
     
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    Yeah I found out the machine shop put in the rear cam bearing backwards so the motor comes out and gets taken apart again
     

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