1962 Jeep Willy Build

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  1. Nov 29, 2017
    Fly Navy

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    I don't think that is factory. I've taken apart many CJ's and I've never seen one with the dash panel welded on.
     
  2. Nov 29, 2017
    Oldriginal86

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    Mine is welded on. This was discussed awhile back. I believe the conclusion was if it had a hard top from the factory the dash was welded. If no top then the dash was bolted. I’m sure someone with more knowledge will chime in.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2017
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    That's also my recollection from previous discussions.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2017
    jeepstar

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    So how do I reattach the dash moving forward? Hardware recommendations?
    There was some tedious work accessing the back of the dash, but I did it! Lots of Schiff falling in the eyeballs removing old wiring.
    The wire harness I bought is a bit much for the New jeep. I'm only doing lights, blinkers, brake lights and ignition/instrument cluster properly working and lit up. LOTS of future space for radio, hair dryer plug in etc.
    One curious wtf was a clip hardwired in and clipped to the brake pressure switcho_O

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  5. Dec 6, 2017
    jeepstar

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    I managed to snap all the bolts off and remove the roll bar last night prepping for boday work..
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  6. Dec 6, 2017
    Desertdave66

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    jeepstar

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    Got all the blinkers/lights/ignition/headlight switch removed/New installed. New pressure switch on the master cylinder for the brakes. Tonight I want to get the reverse light operational.

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  8. Dec 8, 2017
    jeepstar

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    All right...i sold a back seat for an older cj to a guy that is putting it into a model A. New gas tank/cap/sending unit is on order! Selling parts to buy parts! I'm loving it!
     
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  9. Dec 9, 2017
    Jrobz23

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    I long for a day when bolts come out without tearing lol. Looking good!
     
  10. Dec 9, 2017
    baldjosh

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    Hey! you removed the thing-a-majigs from the rear, im still not sold on them being part of a lock set up....
    good progress! keep it up!
     
  11. Dec 10, 2017
    jeepstar

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    Wire harness is installed, and the wife's jeep is ready to go! Next step...install new gas tank
     
  12. Dec 14, 2017 at 2:37 PM
    jeepstar

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    updates:

    1. gas tank and sending unit arrived. I will post a pic as soon as it is painted. I also ordered new floor pans. thinking that I am going to weld them in before I install the gas tank. no point putting it all together just to take it back out.
    I CAN however make the strap and all the necessary items when the time comes so it is a rather quick process.

    2. I'm thinking to roll on bed liner the inside of the jeep. I like it a lot on my cj. its easy to apply, kinda fool proof, and its also durable.

    3. I forgot to order the grommet for the hole in the body to center the tank neck....and also the gas cap. I assumed the tank would have come with a cap. but, when you assume...you know the rest of the old saying.
     
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  13. Dec 17, 2017 at 7:33 PM
    jeepstar

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    Gas tank has arrived.
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