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Just Got Myself Into A 6...

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by rejeep, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Jun 26, 2014
    rejeep

    rejeep Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Drilled and cut the holes for the heater ductwork..
    New defroster duct installed.
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    The Jeep Air system insists on insulation in the firewall area to help with the AC..
    I took this a few steps further.. I used a combination of Dynamat asphalt paper and 1/2 closed cell Dynaliner padding..
    When I restored the Land Rover I took sound proofing fairly seriously.. managed to get the decibels and heat more importantly to a manageable level. The upper cowl area is a ripe place for vibration, started there and got a little carried away with the stuff...
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    Everything firewall mounted is now mounted through the insulation levels.. I was planning on using some aluminum tape to seal the edges like I did the firewall heat shielding, but I think I might go a different rout with a metal trim edge to make a clean transition between firewall and foot box.
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    Starting to come together...
    used nylon washers on the dash bolts to protect the paint.. actually gave it a nice look..
    Mounted the bulkhead connection low enough that it can be serviceable without removing the dash and wont be air bubble issues with coolant lines.
    AA windshield latches working nicely.. still need to bring a door home to check angle of windshield frame.
    Slight color variation between frame and dash.... dash pad should be a nice visual brake between the two.

    Looking to get the column mounted tonight.. want to sit on a milk crate and pretend.. :)
     
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  2. Jun 26, 2014
    jeepermc

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    Absolutely gorgeous build!
     
  3. Jul 6, 2014
    rejeep

    rejeep Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Column and steering shaft mounted...
    both upper and lower U joint turning nicely with no bind..
    the Borgeson shaft is really a nice unit.. Steering feels tight and no play in wheel.

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    had to remove the inner side of the shock mount for good clearance..
    cut the stud right behind the upper shock mount and removed the inner upright brace.
    need to grind down rough cut edge and re coat with zinc.
    no apparent issue at right height and slight suspension movement..
    wont be able to test full frame flex just yet, but from pictures I have seen of others I should be good.

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  4. Jul 21, 2014
    rejeep

    rejeep Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    Brake and Fuel lines plumbed and routed
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    Fuse block and Howell Harness mounted and routed..
    wiring to commence... :shock:
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    need to start identifying systems and make punch lists as such...
    too many loose ends can happen otherwise...
    Want to fully button up cooling system this week..
    -Shroud
    -Rad hoses
    -engine hoses to bulkhead
    Need to test fit fenders before sending to paint
     
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  5. Jul 24, 2014
    rejeep

    rejeep Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    mounted the fan shroud last night,
    needed some trimming due to the larger body mounts and its a really form fitting to the rad inlet and outlet..
    Trimmed the lower portion bit where the fan was hitting..

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  6. Jul 24, 2014
    rejeep

    rejeep Well-Known Member 2022 Sponsor 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    needs paint.. but starting to look like a Jeep...


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  7. Jul 24, 2014
    tarry99

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    needs paint.. but starting to look like a Jeep...

    Very Nice!.............but starting to look like a "New" Jeep
     
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  8. Jul 24, 2014
    jeepermc

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    Impressive build!
     
  9. Jul 29, 2014
    rejeep

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    appreciate that coming from you.... Copying your fender look :beer:
     
  10. Jul 30, 2014
    jeepermc

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    I just lol'd at work! I wish my stock fenders looked halfway decent but all I had laying around was the rusty white postal fenders so that's what it got. =) Yours is a beaut....Mine's just beat.
     
  11. Jul 31, 2014
    hudsonhawk

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    You sir do excellent work.
     
  12. Aug 2, 2014
    jowwo

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    Maybe I missed it, but did you say where you picked up the Borgeson steering shaft from? Is it universal fit type thing?
    Your Jeep is looking incredible!
     
  13. Aug 3, 2014
    rejeep

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    Go to the borgeson site, they have specific fits..
     
  14. Aug 4, 2014
    jowwo

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    Thanks, I'll check it out.
     
  15. Aug 4, 2014
    rejeep

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    Im sure there will be plenty of questions soon...
    the cluster has started..

    1974 Chassis
    1989 Ignition
    Howell Fuel delivery

    lots of stuff going on


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  16. Aug 6, 2014
    rejeep

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    on a suggestion from my wife I actually looked at the instruction manual last night for the painless kit.... I now understand why they call it painless... the instructions actually make sense and answer questions...

    manhood slightly insulted, yet thankful for female intervention...
     
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  17. Aug 7, 2014
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member

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    Just a note - if you ever find yourself doing this again - EZWire is identical to Painless and much cheaper. Had them both on my first build to compare them.
     
  18. Aug 19, 2014
    rejeep

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    Nothing in the way of major progress has gotten completed..
    Summer weddings and sunshine has put a damper on spending some quality time wiring..
    hard to get anything done in and hour when the first 20 min is spent figuring out where I left off..
    planning on taking a day off of work in the near future to get the thing all routed and termed... I can then spend in between time making it look pretty..
    Did get everything grounded and installed a ground block on the firewall for all the dash items. that 10 ga wire coming off the neg battery term goes right to the dash block.


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  19. Sep 2, 2014
    rejeep

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    Some final to do list....
    primed the motor last night 60 psi
    hooked up the battery and things came to life....

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  20. Sep 15, 2014
    rejeep

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    Some freshly dipped parts...

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