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1975 Brutally Simple Daily Driver

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by neohic, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Nov 26, 2018
    Dave Deyton

    Dave Deyton Member

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    That sounds like a great project. I like how the paint faded but did not rust.
    Nice honest Jeep.

    Dave
     
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  2. Nov 26, 2018
    Norcal69

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    What was your oil pressure before you changed it over to lucas oil? I'd be willing to bet that if you changed it to the 10/40 valvoline "not street legal" stuff that you would pick up some oil pressure.
     
  3. Nov 26, 2018
    Hellion

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    Yikes! 15W-40. Year round? Maybe if you were in the Arizona desert (100°+), that viscosity would be great...

    Hey don't knock the rag. That's a time honored auto accessory. :lol:

    However, I do recommend this. Seems to work pretty good:

    Rain‑X® Anti-Fog
     
  4. Nov 27, 2018
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    And what are the reading of oil pressure when engine is a 180-190-200, at idle and at 3000 rpm?
     
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  5. Nov 27, 2018
    neohic

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    Going to have get back to you on this.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2019
    neohic

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    This little Jeep has been running great lately! Haven’t done anything to it but drive it more. I quite my job at the 4x4 shop back in November in favor of finding something closer to home. Now that I’m not leaving town I drive it all the time! Still running 15/40 and its been holding good oil pressure. Granted, it doesn’t get driven more than a few miles a day during the week, but I’ll take it as a win for now.

    As for now, I had an old set of KCs sitting around that I decided to try on for size.

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    What say the internet?
     
  7. Feb 3, 2019
    Bowbender

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    The KC's look happy there. :) :)
     
  8. Feb 4, 2019
    txtoller

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    My 6 came with them, and I like the old school look, so they will go back on....
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  9. Feb 4, 2019
    sterlclan

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    Looks about right to me [​IMG]
     
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  10. Feb 4, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    I see what you did there.
     
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  11. Feb 4, 2019
    baldjosh

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    KC's bring such happy memories....my Dads dune buggy (mires manx) and my uncles Toyota Fjs...so cal deserts....
     
  12. Aug 25, 2019
    neohic

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    My wife says I’ve been beating myself up working seven days a week between work and building my shop so...

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    Nope... I didn’t paint it. The little CJ got a Comet wash today. Ever heard of it?... it’s easy if you’ve got the time. I started with the tailgate because it’s easy to pull off and I didn’t know how much i wanted to commit to this.

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    ... so I figured “why not?”.

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    Then I ran out of Comet. This turned to another run to the grocery store (they had it on sale for $.89 a can!) so it meant another run over there. There’s a parts store that shares a parking lot so then the decision was made to up the quality a bit. “How cheap can I have a presentable Jeep?”... about $20 and six hours.

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    Yup... NuFinish... that crap from those old commercials. It was poured on liberally to get some moisture back into the single stage paint. Sure made a bunch more badly done bodywork just jump out! Not to mention the rust!!

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    Overall I’m super happy with the results! Was it the “right” way to clean it up?... nope. Was it easy?... yup. I’d never do this with a vehicle with decent paint but this was way beyond torched. I’d do it again in a heartbeat with another car with major sunburn like this.

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    ... now about that top. :confused: I scrubbed on it for a while but it just wouldn't come back to life. I think at the very least it needs a new stripe of tape and some shitty red paint where the primer is. We'll see, I suppose. I'd really like to put a soft top on it but throwing $1000 at a top just isn't in the cards right now. Honestly, brand new parts on this thing just don't look right! I've been on the lookout for a used top for a little while now. Now that summer is coming to a close I'm hoping something will come up.

    To finish up the day I changed the oil and found a diff cover guard that I'd forgotten about. Threw that on there and called it a day.

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  13. Aug 25, 2019
    Focker

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    Looks great!
     
  14. Aug 25, 2019
    neohic

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    Thanks! The neighbors asked if it was the same Jeep! :rofl:

    Suppose a name change might be in order now.
     
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  15. Aug 26, 2019
    Dave Deyton

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    That patina looks great. Just got to love those Colorado Jeeps.
    If I drove that thing all the time, people would wonder what I was up to with the constant smile
    on my face.
    You sure shined it up and kept the originality. I like that Jeep.

    Gonna have to get me one of those Colorado Jeeps one day so I can stop fighting rust and have a
    good vintage daily driver.

    Dave
     
  16. Aug 28, 2019
    Muzikp

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    It looks Sooooo good! :banana::banana::banana:
     
  17. Aug 28, 2019
    Desert Runner

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    I like em!!
    I just made the covers custom
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  18. Aug 28, 2019
    neohic

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    Ha!... I just took them off. :lol: Never wired them in. Never 100% took a liking to them.
     
  19. Aug 28, 2019
    Lockman

    Lockman Since 1975 , It's not my Fault ! :shrug: Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Hi Jeff, Is that your '74 ? What color is on there ? You did the work , Right ? ( I dig the Color a lot ! )
     
  20. Aug 28, 2019
    Lockman

    Lockman Since 1975 , It's not my Fault ! :shrug: Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Hi neohic......
    pritchaj2000 Posted a real nice top & doors in the intermediate classifieds for $ 250.00 Or BO. He's in Jersey . I'll bet you could arrange shipping . Check it out , it will fit your ' 75 Rig. Nice job on everything you've been busy with lately ! Btw, I was a Trimmer on a far amount of the Cabins & Log homes in Woodland Park , back in 2000-2001. Beautiful Country.
    Richie
     

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