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Steve's 70 CJ5 Restore

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Steve's 70-5, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Jun 10, 2017
    Steve's 70-5

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    Got tub painted today, stuck 2 tires on to see what she looks like. Need to finish tie rods, so I can pull it out in the sun and see what the clear coat looks like. May sand down and clear coat again.


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  2. Jun 10, 2017
    sterlclan

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    if you choose to re spray the clear use 1000 grit paper anything coarser will show scratches in the new finish.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2017
    Steve's 70-5

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  4. Jun 15, 2017
    Steve's 70-5

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    Applied clear coated for the 2nd time. I think/hope I will be happy with it. Turning the lights off in the garage, close to bed time, will check it in the morning before I go to work. :)
     
  5. Aug 14, 2017
    Steve's 70-5

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    Got the engine in, next on the list get the engine running. Will just wire the engine up to run, then will do the wiring harness. Not looking forward to this part of the build, wiring and carburetor.

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  6. Aug 14, 2017
    Focker

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    Looking good.

    Look at my "build" thread for wiring pics if it helps.
     
  7. Aug 28, 2017
    Steve's 70-5

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    Got the Radiator back from company that recored it, not cheap

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    Got the radiator installed, hoses hooked up. Had problems getting the right radiator hoses. The odd thing was a hose I bought for the top did not fit, but it worked on the bottom. There is a little kink at the bottom of the hose where it comes out of the water pump outlet.

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  8. Aug 28, 2017
    Focker

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    What about putting a spring in the hose to help hold the shape?
     
  9. Aug 28, 2017
    Steve's 70-5

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    I do not know if a spring will help. The kink is right after the outlet from the water pump. Might get a hose from Walck's, he said he has one that should work.
     
  10. Aug 28, 2017
    masscj2a

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    Looking good. Keep up the pace, its coming along nicely. Love the color, but your making me feel bad with all that clear coat. :p
     
  11. Aug 29, 2017
    Steve's 70-5

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    Clear coated 3 times before I was happy with the finish. To be honest, I figured out the clear coat and how to put it on the last spraying and I was done. May go back and recoat some peices I did. Time will tell
     
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  12. Aug 29, 2017
    Walt Couch

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    Looks like you may be cramped a bit with the oil filter and hose. Even with the original radiator and proper hose, it is tight.
     
  13. Aug 29, 2017
    Steve's 70-5

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    I have a aftermarket oil filter housing and the angle of the filter will be different than the orginal one. It does not look to bad up close, will find out when I put a filter on
     
  14. Aug 29, 2017
    Steve's 70-5

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    Got a AC PF 24 oil filter and installed it, the filter was in front of the radiator outlet. Was blocking about a 1/2 of the outlet, so that filter would not work. Read a thread on here about using a Wix 51042 filter, got a filter, the gasket was the same. Put the Wix filter on, it worked but it is smaller. This problem is from using the after market oil filter housing. Will probably need to change filter ever few thousand miles.


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  15. Sep 11, 2017
    Uncle Vin

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    Steve: I hope you don't mind me asking, but how much did it cost for you to have the radiator re-cored? I am facing the same issue and wondering if I should just go new.
     
  16. Sep 11, 2017
    Steve's 70-5

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    $300.0 for the core, $150.00 for labor plus a few other charges. Walk out the door $475.00.
     
  17. Sep 13, 2017
    Hellion

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    What paint colors have you used on the Jeep so far?
     
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    Steve's 70-5

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    Its a Chrysler color. Light Khaki Tan or Light Khaki Silver
     
  19. Sep 19, 2017
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    Got the exhaust pipe problem fixed, bolted up the exhaust manifolds.
     
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  20. Oct 21, 2017
    Steve's 70-5

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    Painted brake drums and calipers. Installed the heating plenum and got the heater hooked up to it.

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