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62 Cj5 In Cypress, Tx;)

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Dne007, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Nov 14, 2019
    Dne007

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    Yes Tim, I'm leaning towards the low backs myself, it's just I had these seats and just trying them out. If they did work out, it'd save my brother some money and free up some floor space as the darned seats take up some floor space;)
     
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  2. Nov 15, 2019
    homersdog

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    Low back seats do look more appropriate but if you are going to drive this jeep in city traffic high backs are much safer in a rear end collision.
     
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  3. Nov 15, 2019
    TIm E

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    Coming along nicely and looking great! Planning to be in Houston for Thanksgiving and thought about going to check out the Jeep/CJ place on 45, did you ever make it over there? Just wondering if it is worth checking out.
     
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  4. Nov 15, 2019
    Dne007

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    Hey Tim! Ok, my brother n I went over to the place several weeks ago. The owner is nice and willing to work with us on "ordering" parts and his show room is kind of nice with a super 4x4 and a couple harleys for sale. He mainly deals with '76 (give or take a year) and up due to popularity. He has no parts/inventory for the early model jeeps on hand, but does have a few used bodys (still '70's) on the property, but nothing appealing to me. He has a bunch of later model transmissions and transfer cases, but that didn't appeal to us of course. When asked about overhauling the transmission and transfer case, it would have been about 1200.oo, so Rob n I left with feeling wasted time going there. Personally I'd say don't waste your time. You can always pop over here and visit:)
     
  5. Nov 15, 2019
    Dne007

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    Darn, as nice a day it was, didn't get nearly as much done as I would have liked:( However, did get some things done.

    I was wanting to break up the black on the newly painted wheels and got these decals from ebay~ matches the color on the jeep perfectly!
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    Got around to re-locating the battery as seen here. I'll poke a couple holes through the firewall just beneath the air cleaner for the posi/neg cables. Don't worry, it will all be prettied up before it's all done;)
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    I've got a question~ I'd like to crank the jeep up just to hear the engine run, if all is hooked up, could I hot wire the coil and use a remote starter switch to activate the starter~ just want to hear it run, even if just for a brief moment.
    Thanks~!!
    dne' ;)

    another new blog: ;)
    http://www.classiccarsandtools.com/2019/11/15/90-96-miata-seats/
     
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  6. Nov 15, 2019
    Dne007

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    the battery looked crooked in the previous pic, this is better~

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  7. Nov 16, 2019
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    I like how fast you're going on this build! Keep up the good work! Everything looks fantastic.
     
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  8. Nov 16, 2019
    Dne007

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    Yes Jeepstar, we are moving along quickly, maybe too quickly! I guess since I have a little background in "restoration", I have a feel for what to do to progress fairly quickly, but at my brothers expense. Order this, order order order, and it's happening quickly! As soon as we get parts, we install the parts, or they sit on a shelf for a very short period of time, then install. I've about 800 in it and he will reimburse me, but I do plan to buy him the power booster upgrade for his single master cylinder/9" brakes, about 350.oo from Herm the overdrive guy. I'm working hard to get his jeep done so I can get back on my other 3 classics to button things up on them! Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying the Willys resto;)
    dne' ;)
     
  9. Nov 18, 2019
    Dne007

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    A nice day in Cypress, Tx! Mid '70's allowing for some painting!~ my favorite part seeing pretty paint come to life on an old vehicle;) Tomorrow we should finish up I'd say 85%, leaving little tid-bits and the wheels still need to be addressed. I just Rob to get the old tires removed so we can blast the steel wheels~ A fairly easy paint job for the wheels.
    Hope to have some exciting news~ it's just straight forward stuff right now~ which is good;)

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  10. Nov 18, 2019
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    That sure does look neat but what happens when it's time for a new battery?
     
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  11. Nov 18, 2019
    Dne007

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    I made sure the battery is "easy" to get out if need be;) I've also installed a cut-off switch just in case. I'll post more pics when I'm done.
    dne'
     
  12. Nov 21, 2019
    Dne007

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    Well, as far as we could get before leaving for a 3 day visit to our youngest daughter in Dallas. The fender is only held by a couple bolts to give an illusion of completion, it'll be coming back off when working on starting the engine.

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    New radiator, fan shroud mounted, a lot of unfinished to do.
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    Waiting on parts, put the dash in to feel a brief moment of happiness;)
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    Today Rob and I knocked out the steel wheels; sandblasted, then epoxy coated, then painted. They'll be ready Monday for new tires as seen in the photo above.
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    I bought this Sandblasting hood to paint, but it was too bulky for painting ,but great for what it is intended to do~ Sandblast with supplied air. Robo at work blasting;)
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    Just a reminder of what we started with;) I hope we can get back to full steam come next Monday! I'm totally excited~ having fun!
    dne'
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  13. Nov 22, 2019
    Dne007

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    Hi! I've searched to find what these large indentations are, someone help me out;) I thought maybe for a soft top, but most pictures googled don't depict that.
    dne' ;)

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  14. Nov 22, 2019
    Focker

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    Start reading here...

    Post #838 of John's thread.

    My 67 CJ5 build - Post #838
     
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  15. Nov 22, 2019
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    They're carry overs from the Military M38a1 which did use these for the soft top bows- whole different design from the civilian top.

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  16. Nov 22, 2019
    Dne007

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    Thank you Brad, Howard~ ;) interesting on the "carry overs". The faux battery cover and this thing. What else would be a carry over on the '62?
     
  17. Nov 22, 2019
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Snorkle cutout on the hood.
     
  18. Nov 22, 2019
    Dne007

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    yes, the snorkle~ oh, I did discover the engine stay cable which goes from the transmission cross member to the bell housing. I thought that the little bracket on the transmission was for the parking brake cable, but found out differently.
     
  19. Nov 22, 2019
    Dne007

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    How about this one, what is the indentation in the drivers side fender, like where a marker light might go, but it doesn't have that indentation on the passenger side fender?
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  20. Nov 22, 2019
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    That's a replacement fender, those showed up ~@70-71-ish for side marker lights.
     
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