Restoring my fathers old hunting Jeep

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    Well after yanking my rebuilt motor back out and fixing the machine shops mistake (put cam bearing in backwards) shes back in, looking pretty again. Runs like a new motor, great oil pressure, no smoke after break In and a new clutch installed. On to the next phase


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    My latest break and fix on the truck from hell....opened the hood and the tab for the support arm was broke off


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    Made this up


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    Works like a charm


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    John - If I was ever gonna buy a restored classic I'd pay quite a bit extra if it came from you! You must have a bit of OCD in you because your attention to detail is off the charts. You shoulda been a surgeon!
     
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    Triple C - he is the mechanic surgeon without a peer anywhere that I know of.

    John your ability to restore is surpassed only by your great "show and tell" thread. Man I love riding along on your thread.

    Thanks for sharing such great detail.

    Wayne
     
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    I first want to admit that I didn’t read all 22 pages, but I did read enough to see that you, Sir, have the skills of an eye surgeon and the patience of Job. Only a labor of love gets these kinds of results. Stick your chest out John, you’ve earned it !
     
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    Ah it all looks good from a distance lol but thanks
     
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    Driving it around today on some side streets. Still having an issue with the trans , will only go into 2nd when running, I have to shut the truck off to get it in any other gear. Clutch is disengaging. But if I remove the rear drive shaft it shifts fine ?? Consensus is a tight pilot bearing

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    So I pulled the transmission and found the problem.....I think

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    I'm doing a complete rebuild on transmission and transfer case. I don't want to take it out again

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    Well she's all rebuilt, painted and shifts right. Used the actual shaft while out to test fit the new pilot bushing, she spins freely so now back under the truck....ugh


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    Started some work on the interior panels today


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    Finished up the roof today....not too shabby for an amateur


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    Got a door panel done today. Guess I need to find door handles


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    Put the seat belt plates in and more panels


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    Did some more interior work today. Just need to figure out how to surround the rear window area


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    Getting close to wrapping up the interior. Wish I can afford the glass and rubber :-/


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