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First drive; almost finished

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Lieutenant Mike, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Mar 24, 2013
    Lieutenant Mike

    Lieutenant Mike Firefighter Mike

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    I have been absent here for a while. A few months ago I found the motavation to finish my jeep. I am pround to say that I am now almost finsihed with my project. I started this in Sept. of 2007. I was nieve to think that a rebuild would be a few months and few thousand dollars. Man... I was wrong. I bought my 1967 CJ6 and brought it home on a trailer. I started taking it apart and one problem led to the next. With the help of some friends, I was able to drive my jeep for the first time this past Monday. I still have a few minor bugs to work out, and get a roll cage built, but I'm happy with the way it turned out. Thanks to the members here that sold parts and offered advise. Here is what I ended up with...[​IMG]
     
  2. Mar 24, 2013
    Lieutenant Mike

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    Lieutenant Mike

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    Lieutenant Mike

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    Lieutenant Mike

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    Just so you know, the girl in my jeep is my daughter. She is now over 5 years old. This is a picture of her when I was first starting my project. [​IMG]
     
  6. Mar 24, 2013
    Long&Low

    Long&Low Active Member

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    very nice work, like the lockouts all around, 17" wheels?
     
  7. Mar 24, 2013
    Lieutenant Mike

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    Here is a picture of what I started with[​IMG]
     
  8. Mar 24, 2013
    Lieutenant Mike

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    Thank You! Yes they are 17" wheels. I aquired some factory steel wheels, but they would not clear my disk brakes and calipers. I had to go with after market aluminum.
     
  9. Mar 24, 2013
    w3srl

    w3srl Semi-retired in Florida Staff Member

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    Very, very nice Mike! :drool:
     
  10. Mar 24, 2013
    jossar

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    Nice - I like it!!!
     
  11. Mar 24, 2013
    wheelie

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    Very nice. Well worth the time and effort.
     
  12. Mar 24, 2013
    SKT

    SKT I Like CJ's...

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    Wow, it's been almost 2 years since you last posted here!

    Glad to see you posting again, and the '6 looks great!


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  13. Mar 24, 2013
    John151

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    Wow, great looking Jeep. What color is that?
     
  14. Mar 25, 2013
    Lieutenant Mike

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    The color is a GM color that started on 06 and / or 07 half ton trucks. It is called Blue Granite Metallic.
     
  15. Mar 25, 2013
    Stout

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    Lol yeah I know that thought very well! Super nice job, congratulations. There is no greater feeling in the world than the first drive after so many years of blood, sweat, and tears.
     
  16. Mar 25, 2013
    rusty

    rusty Well-Known Member

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    Welcome back ! The 6 turned out beautiful. Well done. Time flies don't it . :)
     
  17. Mar 25, 2013
    John151

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    Also, very cute kid! Will she learn to drive in this Jeep?
     
  18. Mar 25, 2013
    Bill F

    Bill F Finally running

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    That is one nice looking jeep
     
  19. Mar 25, 2013
    Lieutenant Mike

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    Thanks! My daughter likes my jeep, she helped turn a few wrenches on it. Ill let her drive when she gets older.
     
  20. Mar 26, 2013
    jeep peep69

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    It looks really nice enjoy the fruits of your labor.
     

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