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64 Cj5 Build "green Jeep"

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by NH Charlie, Apr 9, 2022.

  1. Apr 12, 2022
    NH Charlie

    NH Charlie New Member

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    OMG Thank you so much NorCal - that's pretty much what I was looking for:D While searching for what is on it now never found this color. Scroll to the top to see what it had before sandblasting - THAT'S IT! :goodidea:
     
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  2. Apr 13, 2022
    baldjosh

    baldjosh Member 2020 Sponsor

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    Best Jeep color ever...(y)
     
  3. Apr 14, 2022
    Dave Deyton

    Dave Deyton Member

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    Cool write up. Both those greens are cool.
    Got a 64 also. Getting ready to do the 11" brakes, and get the body back ready to go on the painted chassis. Retire in two weeks Maybe I can get some time in on this Jeep.
    Looks like you're making great progress. Inspires me to get back on mine. Originally mine was Presidents Red, but those green colors make me look hard at them.
    Thanks for posting your progress. Nice job.

    Dave
     
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  4. Apr 23, 2022
    NH Charlie

    NH Charlie New Member

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    Got all new exhaust, break lines, and bell cranks installed.
     

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  5. Apr 23, 2022
    NH Charlie

    NH Charlie New Member

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    Pretty happy with how it's coming out. The fenders, tailgate ans dashboard are out for paint, (Tub, hood, and grill are next). I decided to go with an 1970 Avocado Mist.
    Also new is leaf springs, shocks shackles etc.
    Doing this rebuild is kind of like reading good book - ...on the one hand you don't want to see it end. On the other hand all good things come to an end. It's kind of fun doing this stuff.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2022
    3b a runnin

    3b a runnin Active Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    It is and its addictive too
     
  7. May 14, 2022
    NH Charlie

    NH Charlie New Member

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    Progress is slower then I'd hoped. Playing "Wack-a-mole" with leaks. First the rear brake lines, then the transfer case behind the front drive yoke. Flares on the the old brake lines just weren't cutting it anymore. replacing them solved the problem. Found the yoke nut a bit loose causing the T-case leak.

    How does the water pump develop a leak while the Jeep is undergoing this work, just sitting in the shop? I haven't touched it and all of a sudden I see antifreeze on the floor.
    Traced the antifreeze to this
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    Clearly the seal failed, but why now? I guess better here & now rather than out in the woods. So off goes the pump, replacement on order.
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    Next is to lay out the wiring to see what needs to be done there. During tear down I noticed some wires weren't connected to anything, so I marked them such. I was able to verify these wires were homeless so I took them out of the harness. Some of the barrel connectors need to be replaced, other connector have bad crimps. I'll go through them all one by one.
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    Unfortunately, my wife needs/wants help getting the tomato plants from the greenhouse planters to the ground, so minimal Jeep work today :booo:
     
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  8. Jun 26, 2022 at 7:21 AM
    NH Charlie

    NH Charlie New Member

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    Been a while... competing projects, and my painter is taking forever to finish up.
    Update: got the wiring all sorted out, connections clean. New water pump installed. Started work on the windshield, new glass and paint.
    Seats: I've been reading threads here on ECJ5. Some good some bad on the Smitty Built replacements. I struggled with the decision given the condition of my drivers seat. The PO was a very large guy, which prompted a modification to the seat frame. Someone should invent an "invincible duct tape."

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    Below is the repair attempt on the seat frame. Structurally it was good, but not much aesthetic concern.

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    To make a more informed seat decision I wanted to see the frame without all the ugly "stuff."
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    So not bad huh? Had to fix 2 broken springs on the driver's by cutting the head of a nail off, bending it, then securing the nail to both broken ends - worked good. Several other repairs too, clamps, broken welds. Next I removed dirt and rust. They cleaned up pretty good. I think I'll go for it. I'll order some material and put these back together. BTW the mouse nest on the passenger side is was kind of gross. Had to wear a respirator while taking it apart.

     
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  9. Jun 26, 2022 at 7:24 AM
    NH Charlie

    NH Charlie New Member

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    I did get some of my painted parts back from the painter - he is slow, but quality is good.
    I decided to go with Avocado Mist. It's not a 1964 color, (I think it came later, like 1969, or 1970)
    Here's how the grill came out
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  10. Jun 26, 2022 at 9:24 AM
    Ol Fogie

    Ol Fogie 74 cj5 304, 1943 mb 2020 Sponsor

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    I really like that color, I had a restored 64 CJ3B, painted that color. The photo is from about 1972 IMG_3019.JPG
     
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