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I Can't Leave Well Enough Alone

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by garage gnome, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Mar 6, 2018
    garage gnome

    garage gnome ECJ5 welder

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    I did some early morning scrounging and found the nice set of cutlass hubs I used to have on Ted back when he was all stock. I think this cj5 needs them.

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  2. Mar 6, 2018
    Walt Couch

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    They would look better for sure..
     
  3. Mar 7, 2018
    garage gnome

    garage gnome ECJ5 welder

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    Took it out in the snow today!

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  4. Mar 7, 2018
    Admiral Cray

    Admiral Cray I want to do this again.. Staff Member

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    Nate, look at Friends of ECJ5.com on facebook... :D
     
  5. Mar 7, 2018
    garage gnome

    garage gnome ECJ5 welder

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    I see what you did there! Hijacked my Christmas card for next year! :clap:
     
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  6. Mar 7, 2018
    Focker

    Focker That's a terrible idea...What time? Staff Member

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    I'm starting to regret letting this one slip past me.
    :(
     
  7. Mar 8, 2018
    garage gnome

    garage gnome ECJ5 welder

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    You can have visitation rights.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2018
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    I think he wants conjugal visits. :sneak:
     
  9. Mar 8, 2018
    fhoehle

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    Boy, that's a nice Jeep right there.
     
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  10. Mar 8, 2018
    PeteL

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    I'd keep the patina and build a super reliable sleeper.
     
  11. Mar 8, 2018
    Daryl

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    Mechanically it is already done.
     
  12. Mar 8, 2018
    PeteL

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    Well then. (y)
     
  13. Mar 8, 2018
    garage gnome

    garage gnome ECJ5 welder

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    Here are some pictures showing just how original it is.

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    The original wiring is in real nice shape

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    The original hood catch is still intact and works

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    Ted is the only other jeep that I have seen that still rocks the hand wiper.

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    The windshield lollipops still have the zinc plating as well as the windshield latches.

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    Under the body still has the original silver paint

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    The dash has no extra PO added holes!

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    And it still has the original floor drains with the original thumb screws!

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  14. Mar 8, 2018
    PeteL

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    Even the correct rare "8" speedo!
     
  15. Mar 8, 2018
    Tom_Hartz

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    Nice ride.
     
  16. Mar 8, 2018
    garage gnome

    garage gnome ECJ5 welder

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    Yep! That is one of my favorite parts of this jeep!
     
  17. Mar 8, 2018
    garage gnome

    garage gnome ECJ5 welder

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    That’s what I plan on doing. Just make it a nice driver. I don’t want to modify it because something this original and clean is hard to find.
     
  18. Mar 8, 2018
    baldjosh

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    showed my honey the hand wiper...she said what is that...i said its the only way you will see in the rain, unless you are driving
    now she will be driving in the rain:banghead:
    love the Jeep!awesome pics! im happy for you!
     
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  19. Mar 8, 2018
    Admiral Cray

    Admiral Cray I want to do this again.. Staff Member

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    Now I'm starting to rethink letting it go... :mad:
     
  20. Mar 9, 2018
    garage gnome

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    How much money do you have? :D:contract:
     
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