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FC150...No End In Sight Project

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by jeepstar, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. Jun 14, 2019
    jeepstar

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    All right, made a weekend project list. See how much I get done.

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  2. Jun 14, 2019
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    Rear axle done
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  3. Jun 15, 2019
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    HEY HEY HEY… posting progress takes time away from making progress!!!....back to it!!!
    Go man go :D
     
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  4. Jun 22, 2019
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    I just finished pressure washing the frame and engine. Most of the grease did not clean up off of the engine after hosing it down with a hot water pressure washer.
    I sprayed some industrial-grade engine Degreaser on it and let it sit 15 minutes per the directions.
    At least I can paint the frame tomorrow.
     
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  5. Jun 23, 2019
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    Wire harnesses arrived
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  6. Jun 23, 2019
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    NICE!....I love FCs and this thread!...(y)
     
  7. Jul 8, 2019
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    So...my wrenching buddy is moving away the 16th! He has always been a terrific help and source of ideas and a great guy who enjoys working on old cars. Gonna be sad to see him go! Across the state, so idk how much wrench time we will have together :cry:
    He is the only friend I have with any mechanical aptitude at all.
    So, plan change as of right now....change all the fluids in the secondary, or blue FC, get it running and driving, and then go from there. I can putz around on, and take time on the red one, or naked chassis, as time permits.


    Updates to follow:cry::cry::cry:
     
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  8. Jul 8, 2019
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    guys move away for many reasons . work . service . marriage . yep only a few car guys in my group of people
    my best friend , I sort of knew in high school . met him again after army . working in a shop .
    I got married . new wife was from calif . so off we went . didn't really keep in touch with him
    fast forward 20 or so years . at a local car show . us guys were looking at a new HD electric-glide parked outside of hamburger joint
    out comes this guy and wife . I'll be it was my buddy and his new wife
    we have been best of friends every since . his wife said you two are too much alike :lol:

    now I am glad your back to working on the FC , we all know you'll be supervised
     
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  9. Jul 16, 2019
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    started the mounting of the master cylinder bracket. this will turn to this. the bracket and MC idea came courtesy of the FC connection website. a nice website. not in depth helpful, but its enough to get by with some collective images and some tech projects.
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  10. Jul 17, 2019
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    after some interneting, i found that an IH scout rear bumper looks suspiciously good when painted, and on a the back of an FC. now i need to find one of those...

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  11. Jul 20, 2019
    65seejayfive

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    Motivation!! I’m at a Jeep show today and saw this and thought of you.

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  12. Jul 20, 2019
    58 willys

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    This FC is super nice saw it a couple years back at the Hagley car show
     
  13. Jul 20, 2019
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    Car show last night for me too! Seen this guy
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  14. Aug 3, 2019
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    Welded in a new driver's side floor today.
     
  15. Aug 3, 2019
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  16. Oct 7, 2019
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    Not really any progress...but some good news.
    A friend of mine came over for the first time in a year. He lives up north where I grew up and have my cabin. He has six kids so he doesn't get the travel much. It was great to see him and hang out down here. Normally I see him at my cabin, or his place with all the kids....
    He's into old cars and trucks too. He is a professional welder/weld instructor up at marinette marine.
    To make a long story short, he has more time than money. He said if I buy him an English wheel, and supply the sheet metal, he will fix my red FC cab up to be good as new.
    I feel like it's taking advantage of them. But it was his suggestion, and he was sober when he suggested it. And I've asked him a few times if he was serious....So now I'm looking at English wheels at either Harbor Freight or Northern Tool.
    A friend gets a tool, and I get bodywork
     
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  17. Oct 7, 2019
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    Seems like a good deal to me! I did a similar deal with a buddy of mine: I ended up with a ladder, he got the gutters at his rental houses cleaned for awhile.
     
  18. Oct 8, 2019
    jeepstar

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    Resized_20191008_163056.jpeg Shhh... dont tell the wife. I bought a carter yf for my fc, and a windshield for 130 bucks for an fc. You know, for when my body is done and ready for pickup next week.
     
  19. Oct 8, 2019
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    New windshield, or one salvaged from a donor? I'm going to need a windshield for one of mine.
    -Donny
     
  20. Oct 9, 2019
    jeepstar

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    I'd imagine a used one. This guy I went to last night, he was a jeep freak. Had 2 windshields up in his rafters, and 11 other mint jeeps. An fc to boot!
     
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