Restoring my fathers old hunting Jeep

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    JohnL48 Well-Known Member

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    If you're wondering where I've been, I had an epic paint fail on the cab and doors due to a metal wash I tried before painting. I found an bubble in the cowl and a day later the whole cab was stripped to bare metal again. It came out better this time, I block sanded it many times. So where I'm at now is it's all going together, glass and weather stripping is in, working on the bed floor now



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    Oh no! That's a major bummer. Looks good now though. Good recovery!

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    The angle strips were pretty sharp so I got some trim lock edge molding for it. All windows are in also


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    I can almost see the light


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    Incredible as always, John.
     
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    John - Sounds like a broken record but I'll say it again...I love this thread. Your talent, patience and perseverance is rare and inspiring!
     
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    That wooden bed looks like a piece of fine furniture!
     
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    I got the wheels painted and tires on. Attempting alignment tomorrow


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    That thing looks like it just came off the assembly line. Showroom condition. I'd hesitate to take it out in the rain or snow, it'd be a shame to get any mud on those new tires.
     
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    One of the downfalls of getting the glass in is it loses its spot in the garage


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    John - Do you intend to keep it or sell it?
     
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    My intention is to keep it and drive the heck out of it, but it is tight inside so if It turns out I dont like driving it I will sell
     
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    So today I added oil to the oil bath cleaner. About an hr later it all leaked out all over the manifold, so I guess I'm doing the conversion to a paper filter. This truck is just not happy with me owning it, it was happy in Montana I guess. On a good not she idled for quite a while without a hiccup. I put the timing light on her and it was around 4 degrees BTDC. I actually drove it around the block.....what a pig lol.....only thing I noticed was stepping on the brakes was like stepping on a cinder block, didn't stop to well so that tomorrow's job to look into that.


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    Got the seat belts in today, now I can go really fast :-/


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    Found a Jerry can, needs some work and paint.


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    Having the truck come out looking so original I started to hate these aftermarket guages. Made me cringe to look at them. The original was shot so I bought a nos cj5 speedometer, since my yr truck came with these late and i like the look

    I took a PC of sheet metal and applied bondo glass to it then clamped it to the back of the dash behind the holes then worked it from there. Cutting a big hole in a dash with a jig saw is not easy.... I cut the hole for the speedometer in the sheet metal first before gluing it on then worked the fiberglass to get it featured into the dash


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    Scored this Jerry can locally, I dont think it ever had anything in it, clean as new and absolutely no smell. The handle was bent so I just cut it off, straightened it out and welded it back on. I also bought all the material to reproduce the strap, If it comes out good maybe I'll sell some


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    Man, you have some talent, and patience as well !
     
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    I just happened to walk through Tractor Supply and I saw they sell those cans new for $52.99 which seems expensive to me. At that price you can afford to work on one for a while. And the new ones aren't quite authentic. [​IMG]

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    Back to original


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    So I got the other speedo in, of course the fuel gauge would not work. After a long time of wire checking, pulling out gauges and checking wiring I took floor board out to get to sender, the freaking brass float was full of gas. Bought new last yr. Told ya this thing is cursed


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    On a good note I got the Newport Engineering wiper motor on, works like a charm


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