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Starting The Cj Restoration Again

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Jp274, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Dec 11, 2019
    Jp274

    Jp274 New Member

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    Finished up the fuel line from the pump and vacuum line. I gotta attempt to get the water pump fitting off to put a bypass line in. Wish me luck the fitting has been on since 1960. and looks welded in place.
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  2. Dec 14, 2019
    Jp274

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    The jeep never had a complete draw bar assembly so a little junk yard hunting and a visit to the local steel yard and we have a new like draw bar coming along. Grand total $20.00
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  3. Dec 14, 2019
    Jp274

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    Final fab now just some paint
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  4. Dec 23, 2019
    durk

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    Lol awesome ghetto fab sandblasting box... patten pending.
    Your power king tires are cool I Run them as well750x16. However the first drive on those bias tires after sitting for awhile is promblematic... the flat spot is bad until tire warms up and reshapes I guess, that’s the trade off of a bias tire??
     
  5. Dec 23, 2019
    65CJ5 SRD

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    That's been my experience with bias ply if they've been sitting awhile. You can mitigate that some by keeping them inflated to full pressure.
     
  6. Dec 23, 2019
    Jp274

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    Not much experience with the bias ply yet. I however know all about the flat spots my other car gets put away for the winter and it sure is a fun first ride on low profiles in the spring.

    Anyway got some paint on some parts this weekend. Time to start assembly

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  7. Dec 23, 2019
    durk

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    Looks good. Semi gloss blk? Are you happy with the re pop body? Or ...It is what it is?
    I bought a rear floor section from them.. and it was brutal! In hind sight I should of bought a set of English wheel dies to pre stretched and rolled out my own beads for a lot cheaper with better quality results. Live and learn.
     
  8. Dec 23, 2019
    Jp274

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    Yes just some accessory parts and the grill. The rest of the jeep will be Omaha orange. I really have to say We’ve has no issue with the body. All the metal looks great aside from some spot welds here and there.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2020
    Jp274

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    Some progress yesterday. Homemade hitch painted and assembled, grill finished with paint and radiator mounted and installed. The one small pic is our homemade felt seal. From what I’ve researched this is our interpretation of what was there. Tomorrow the body should get a nice coat of primer.
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  10. Jan 11, 2020
    Jp274

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    When your MD Juan dash doesn’t come with Speedo mounting studs you make your own. The Speedo however has seen better days. 1 of 2 we currently have.
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  11. Jan 11, 2020
    Focker

    Focker That's what I do, I know things and I fix stuff. Staff Member 2019 Sponsor

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    Make sure you get the paint off the threads...Those are grounding points for the speedo unless you are planning to ground a different way? Those and and another grounding method won't hurt.
     
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  12. Jan 11, 2020
    Jp274

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    Thanks for the advice didn’t realize that one
     
  13. Jan 12, 2020
    Jp274

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    Good day today we got a nice coat of primer on the body.
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