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Chief Mechanic Wifey And Desertdaves 66 Build

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Desertdave66, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Aug 9, 2017
    Desertdave66

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    Well finally got to it, the build of jeepinstein.
    Not a frame off, but a nice driver quality build. Will post pics as we continue to progress.
    The build actually started a couple months ago, so we will have attempt a chronological order of the pics.
    Happy viewing
     
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  2. Aug 9, 2017
    Desertdave66

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    Coffee is done so let's get out to the garage get to wrenching Dave.

    Chief mechanic wifey
     
  3. Aug 9, 2017
    Desertdave66

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    Pressure wash. Ready to bring back inside

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    And,,,, inspection time....
    Looks good
     
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  4. Aug 9, 2017
    Lilbuff63

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    Getting the whole family involved, nice!
     
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  5. Aug 10, 2017
    GraySkies

    GraySkies Always late, never finished...

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    Jealous...

    I wish my wife was mechanically inclined and/or interested in our Jeep...

    You are a lucky man. (y)
     
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  6. Aug 10, 2017
    Desertdave66

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    Valve cover prep.
     
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  7. Aug 10, 2017
    Desertdave66

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    And, woops! Too humid I'm guessing.
    Thanks to those who chimed in and confirmed it.
     
  8. Aug 11, 2017
    sterlclan

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    Yup that part blushed. When it's that humid I add more flash time between coats
     
  9. Aug 15, 2017
    Desertdave66

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    Shock test fit...very nice.
     
  10. Aug 15, 2017
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    Like the wheel/tire/shock combo
     
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  11. Aug 16, 2017
    Desertdave66

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    Coming along. Front frame finally done.
     
  12. Aug 16, 2017
    Desertdave66

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    Intake looks good. Ready to go with the rest of the engine paint.
     
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  13. Aug 17, 2017
    browncoat

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    That's pretty.
     
  14. Aug 17, 2017
    OzFin

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    On the shock test fit...did you turn the steering full left to full right to check that the tie rod doesn't hit the shock body?
     
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  15. Aug 17, 2017
    Jeepenstein

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    Uh oh.. I'm gonna have to pull the copyright card!!! :D Man that's a nice Jeep.. Your lady is aces for helping!

    Bubba
     
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  16. Aug 17, 2017
    Desertdave66

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    Yes we did. The steering stops adjusted correctly prevented it.
     
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  17. Aug 17, 2017
    Desertdave66

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    Thanks. We nicknamed it that back in 2000 or so. I don't want any infringement lawsuits, therefore it will have to be renamed. Lol
     
  18. Aug 17, 2017
    Jeepenstein

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    No way man, I will share, besides, I think I picked up that name for mine about the same year.. I will admit though mine is in much sadder shape than yours these days.. It went through a non OEM restoration in 1992 when I got it, then some upgrades as time went on and then in 2000 is when it came apart for a full rebuild which was delayed some.. 17 years now..
     
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  19. Sep 2, 2017
    Desertdave66

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    OK, haven't posted progress in a bit. Got the motor painted and front suspension set up. New shocks, steering stabilizer.
    Next, hood, fenders then new wiring harness
     
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