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1970 Overhaul

Discussion in 'Jeepster Commando and Commando Tech' started by Lazarus, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Nov 11, 2017
    Lazarus

    Lazarus New Member

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    New to me 1970 jeepster. V6 auto, power steering, power brakes.. Plan is to keep it looking original.
    Add some minor changes like suspension & braking upgrades.

    We've started tearing it down for a restoration.
    Body is almost ready to come off. I'm having issues with the windshield frame. Is there a trick to separating the windshield frame from the main body ?
    The Three bolts are out. I don't see any other fasteners that hold it on....
    Seems like it should move up and out ? But thats not moving it
     
  2. Nov 13, 2017
    jackdog

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    There are more bolts. At least two more. The sides of the frame extend down and the bolts are accessable under the dash on both sides.
     
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  3. Nov 14, 2017
    commanlerwrangdo

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    Look inside the sides under the dash. As Jackdog said, think it's two more bolts per side. Either 1/2" or 9/16" head on the bolts.
     
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  4. Nov 14, 2017
    Lazarus

    Lazarus New Member

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    Got it. Those were the issue. I looked up there multiple times before my original post, never seen them.
    Thanks!
     
  5. Dec 3, 2017
    masscj2a

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    Don't forget pictures.
     
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  6. Oct 14, 2018
    Lazarus

    Lazarus New Member

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    day1.jpg Finally adding some picts.
    This is the day we picked it up.
     
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  7. Oct 14, 2018
    Lazarus

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    Rocker & most of the floor is rusted pretty bad, so we removed most of the floor, had some new metal formed up.

    So the new floor will be some new metal, some old metal, whats the best coating for the underside? Consider new & old metal ?

    These picts work? or is there a better way to add them in?
     

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  8. Oct 15, 2018
    Hellion

    Hellion Rust covered & junky

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    I like them full size like photo #1 but that’s just me. People on a slower connection might prefer the thumbnails to be honest.
     
  9. Oct 15, 2018
    heavychevy

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    You have a great set-up there. The factory power steering, brakes. Also the v6 and automatic are close to bulletproof.
     
  10. Oct 15, 2018
    Focker

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    800X600 pixels is perfect for forums. They're large enough and load fast.
     
  11. Oct 15, 2018
    commanlerwrangdo

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    Yes, your mix of old and new looks a lot like how it went on my '71. Gonna be a great Jeep once that's all solid!
     
  12. Oct 15, 2018
    Keys5a

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    Actually, your drum brakes are very effective In stock form when a good working order. Put your money in repairing the body.
    Looks good!
    -Donny
     
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  13. Apr 24, 2019
    Lazarus

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    No updates or pics of the body, but I am still working on it. But I have a Question on exhaust manifold bolts. What to use for replacements . Can I use grade 5 bolts or is there a specific type? Also there was no gasket(s) between the manifold and the head, shouldn't there be?
     
  14. Apr 25, 2019
    jackdog

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    No gaskets between the manifold and engine, they are a machined fit. Bolts are just 3/8 grade 5 I believe.
     

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