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1963 Tuxedo Park Mk3 Build (patina Preservation)

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Nowherenothing, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Jul 12, 2019
    Nebr1957CJ5

    Nebr1957CJ5 I will do it tomorrow 2019 Sponsor

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    So as a single bulb tail lamp, it turns on with the indicators and parking lamp, but not as a brake light?
     
  2. Jul 12, 2019
    Nowherenothing

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    Correct. Which to me should say switch... Right?
     
  3. Jul 12, 2019
    Chilly

    Chilly Active Member 2019 Sponsor

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    Man, I wish I'd have fixed the structural shortcomings of my Super Jeep body and left patina. I'd have enjoyed a lot more driving, and saved a LOT of time and money.
     
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    Glenn

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    Can you jump from the power wire coming in to the switch to the other wire and get brake lights?
     
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    Nowherenothing

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    Good question. I'll check that this evening.

    I do know the 'hot' wire is hot. I accidentally hit that earlier haha
     
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    Nowherenothing

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    Got it. Bullet connectors needed cleaning up.

     
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    Cap-n-Cray

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    I going to steal that...

    Using your cell phone to see if the brake lights work. I usually just call the wife. Boy I feel stupid... :p
     
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    Nowherenothing

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    :rofl:i usually do that too. She was out for a run though!
     
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    Nowherenothing

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    While I was poking around under the hood snapped a few pics of the VIN and Trim Plates.. Definitely a tux!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    Glenn

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    And just how do you go about that? Telling your wife you replaced her with a cell phone? :lol::madwife:
     
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  11. Jul 13, 2019
    Boe

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    Wow great find. Yours looks the way mine should. Unfortunately mine has been under the knife several times over its lifetime.
     
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    ojgrsoi

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    So true. I believe a few here have replaced switches and ended up finding the connector needing attention.
     
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  13. Jul 14, 2019
    Nebr1957CJ5

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    Best also look at every old splice and connection ever made, those are likely to come back and bite you at some point
     
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  14. Jul 14, 2019
    Nowherenothing

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    I'll likely go the route I did with my FJ45 when I found a melted ignition wire and just pull the harness entirely. For the FJ I ended up completely rebuilding the harness (with correct wire colors and connectors), and it works perfectly now. It only took the better part of two weekends once I had all the wire and connectors I needed. There's even fewer wires in the CJ so should be even quicker.
     
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  15. Jul 14, 2019
    dane71

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    Thanks for the link on patina preservation, looks like I have all the stuff needed on hand too! Cool build and lovely FJ45, I'd love a SWB one if I could afford it.
    Walcks4wd has complete (and factory correct) harnesses if you wanna save the time. I rebuilt my chassis wiring harness and I'd recommend wire barn and 4rcustomswire if you haven't heard of them.
     
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  16. Jul 14, 2019
    Nowherenothing

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    That would definitely save time! It wasn't an option for the early FJ harness.
     
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    dane71

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    Nowherenothing

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    Seats came in quicker than expected!

    Really transforms the look!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Cap-n-Cray

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    Original wood spare tire block...

    Just keeps getting better... :D
     
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  20. Jul 15, 2019
    Keys5a

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    Those lower windshield hinge bolts should have countersunk tapers under there. The correct fasteners are countersunk phillips heads with locking ridges on the taper. As a Tux, they were chromed too!
    -Donny
     

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