Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Jul 23, 2016.
Oh man that would be horrible!
I'm wiring up my '68 CJ5. I'm using a CPP steering column that has an integrated blinker switch. I needed a way to add blinker indicators to the dash. Since I've got separate meters for volts and oil pressure, ITLKSEZ suggested using the ammeter and oil pressure warning lights in the speedometer as blinkers. I tried it and it works well. Here's a 7 second video of the blinkers in action.
That'll freak out a valet parking attendant.
That is genius. Thanks for sharing that.
Well that is an awesome idea! I am totally going to do this. Thanks!
Laid down the primer today. Plan to paint it tomorrow. I was shocked how many more flaws appeared after the primer went on. Not planning to do any more body work. Just going to put a couple coats of paint on. I think I will grab a can of bed liner paint for the inside.
if I tried to paint outdoors here now . It would attract all the suicidal bugs
I had a few try but he primer had already begun to harden so I was able to get them off the primer.
Old equipment yellow. Similar to Caterpillar yellow.
The steering box brace thread got me to thinking, and being the cheap bass turd that I am I have to go with lowest cost but appropriately mechanically sound system that I can find. Rugged ridge makes a brace for late model AMC CJ's similar to the M.O.R.E. type. They sell them on Amazon.
The Braces out of the box are too short for an early CJ5with the Advance adapters steering box bracket. The braces are 7/8 tubing with 1/8 wall. I cut mine in half. Went to Ace and bought some mild steel 5/8 rod. Stuffed the rod into the tube but left a little slop on one end to allow adjustment. The pictures should explain where I am going with this. I weld it up tomorrow.
very cool Grant
Got the first coat of paint on today. I will give it 24 to cure then wet sand out a few irritating fisheyes that developed due to some water droplets flying off the plastic during paint and a couple of suicide bugs. But for what it is I am content and at $97 dollars all in for paint, primer, thinner, catalyst hardener, inline dryer, inline filter, respirator and rags I am content.
It was supposed to be more of a caterpillar yellow but looks more closer to school bus yellow to me but I actually really like it.
Is this single stage? Looks nice
I used this, thinned with Naptha and added enamel hardener.
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Used my "redneck boom truck" setup to get the D44 for my son's Willys out of storage and into the garage so i can start working on it....
Great job. I would have popped a couple holes in wall above the garage door.
Last Saturday I found the seats the previous owner had in the jeep. I think the seats were from a Mustang. All I wanted were the original jeep brackets the seats were mounted to. I ground all the rust of the brackets and resprayed them.
A year or two ago I found some old CJ5 jeep seats on craigslist. Some were bad and some were not so bad, but the deal was all or nothing, for free. The best driver's side seat had all four mounting bolts cut off. How do I get those rusted bolts out? I'm like Tennessee Tuxedo. Whenever I can't figure something out, I turn to Professor Whoopee (aka ITLKSEZ). He suggested just grinding the rust off the seat mounts, then welding the heads of four bolts to the metal.
I tried ITLKSEZ's suggestion and it worked. He said to have a spray bottle handy. I'm glad I did because the foam was super flammable.
Originally, I mounted the seats to the bracket and then tried to install the bracket in the jeep. There was no way I could tighten the rear bracket bolts with the seat already mounted. I removed the seat, bolted the bracket to the tub, and then installed the seat. It took my wife's small hands to fit the washers and nuts on the seat bolts.
I just need a steering wheel and then I'm ready to take this on a test drive.
Pulled the intake and heads off of the 304 .....#4 Cylinder has a nice big crack, bummer. Looks like it will get the 258 that's looking for a home. Good to have family that are pack rats LOL. No biggie, its just a toy
Jeff, you sure you want to do that instead of rebuilding a fresh short block? I have a block I want to sell for cheap. Bore my block, stuff in a new cam, fresh set of pistons, slap your heads back on it (or my spares, also for sale), and you are back in business.
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