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62 Cj5. The Miami Project.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by tripilio, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Jul 25, 2021
    tripilio

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    Is this rod supposed to look like this? The other one is perfectly straight.
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  2. Jul 27, 2021
    tripilio

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    Tag cleaned and installed! I had to use some washers because one of the corners was gone due to corrosion. The tag is paper thin anyways.
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  3. Jul 27, 2021
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    Wife's toothbrush did the trick, eh? (y)
     
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  4. Jul 27, 2021
    tripilio

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    It did! She was later on heard complaining about certain "metallic" aftertaste on the toothpaste!:sneak:
     
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  5. Jul 31, 2021
    tripilio

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    Making square holes for the cage nuts is a lot of fun!:mad:
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  6. Jul 31, 2021
    tripilio

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    Installed the transmission top with the reverse light mod!
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  7. Jul 31, 2021
    tripilio

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    The electrical part begins...

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  8. Jul 31, 2021
    tripilio

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    Starting to look like a jeep...

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  9. Aug 1, 2021
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    that is looking good...(y)
     
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  10. Aug 1, 2021
    Boyink

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    ..and yes, one of the grille support rods has a bend.
     
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  11. Aug 1, 2021
    tripilio

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    I suspected so, but it is a Jeep, so anything is possible! I will straighten them up. Thanks!
     
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  12. Aug 1, 2021
    tripilio

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    Grill rod straightened!
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  13. Aug 1, 2021
    tripilio

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    More progress...

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  14. Aug 2, 2021
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    I think he meant that the grill rod has a bend on purpose....
     
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  15. Aug 2, 2021
    tripilio

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    Well, it is STRAIGHT now!
     
  16. Aug 2, 2021
    Boyink

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    Yea...sorry.

    Never quite sure the reason for that bend anyway...
     
  17. Aug 6, 2021
    tripilio

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    Welting on! Got it from Walcks. The only comment I have, being the " I would like to try before" kind of guy is that they should include an extra split rivet. They only include the exact ammount! What if you ruin one? Charge me an extra few cents and send me at least a spare! Other than that, worked like a charm. I made my own tool based on metalshaper video and worked "mostly ok". I helped on certain areas with a channel lock to do the final bend, however, the last half worked out better. Maybe the practice? I am pleased! (y)

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  18. Aug 9, 2021
    tripilio

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    BTW, if anyone is interested in using the rivet tool I can lend it to you. Just postage needed.
     
  19. Aug 14, 2021
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    More progress in the electrical department. Weekend rain has slowed me down but I'm still chugging along! I finished the relays for the lights and horn. Still have to wire the gauges in the cluster and do the brakes and reverse light. I have been working on a setup to use the brake lights as a turn signal as well. When I'm done I will dress the wires bundle as good as I can.
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  20. Aug 14, 2021
    tripilio

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    Radiator, fan and hoses installed. I need to get the hose clamps, but that will be on Monday. A beer convinced me to stop for the day!
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