67 Cj5 Passenger Grab Bar

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by Karl Childers, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. Dec 3, 2017
    Keys5a

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    Yes, that is a good description. The ends are bent, then flattened to make the mounting portion. The current Smittybuilt stainless bars are identical to the original OEM bars.
    The Olyimpic bar that Karl is getting has a 90 degree bend that is swaged and welded (on the backside) into a flat mounting plate on each end. It should also have square holes for use with a carriage bolt head, whereas the factory bar just has round holes for a regular hex head bolt. I like the Olympic bar because every one I have ever seen is chrome.
    -Donny
     
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    Here are some pictures of my 66 V6 Tux. Mine had holes and bolts for the grab bar originally - but no grab bar. I had a chrome grab bar from a 1966 rechromed and installed it as part of my restoration.

    Brian Hitson has shared 3 photos with you!
     
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    Absolutely beautiful Tux! '66 or '67? That grab bar NOS, or re chromed?
    I just met with a member here in FL today to swap windshields, and it turns out his Praire Gold CJ is also a Tux and he didn't even know. The chrome gate chains were what really got me looking. I have to check his serial #, but its titled as a '67.
    -Donny
     
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    I would guess 67. Looks like a t86 shifter.
     
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    Thanks for the nice comments on the Tux. It is a 1966. I had the grab bar rechromed by a shop in San Jose. It is a T86 transmission - correct. :)

    Two neat things about it, it had a dealer installed Dualmatic overdrive with a chrome shifter. (Since
    Dualmatics had some reliability issues, I replaced it with a NOS Warn unit) Also has, dealer installed (I believe), front and rear sway bars. Not a great off-road Jeep but it is still very fun to drive and handles nicely "on road." :)
     
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    Brian,

    You did an absolutely incredible job with this jeep. It is stunning.

    Simply so that more ECJ5'ers get a chance to see it, I'd recommend you consider starting a new thread dedicated only to this restoration, and include as many details about it as possible. If you decide to do that, please also add as many additional pictures as you have time to take!

    Maury
     
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    Don't forget his matching fingernail polish...also stunning! ;)
     
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    Hey, that nail polish is on my girlfriend's hand... :rofl:
     
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    Maury - Thanks. I will definitely set up a separate post on the restoration.
     
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    That begs the question: Which came first the nail polish or the paint".
    If your're painting the Jeep to match her nail polish that says something.
    If she's painting her nails to match your jeep, that says hang on to her if you can. IMO :rolleyes:
     
  12. Dec 7, 2017
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    She painted her nails to match the Jeep. :) So, I am going to have to agree with you on that - going to try to hang on to her... :beer:
     

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