New To Me 1970

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  1. Dec 26, 2016
    ojgrsoi

    ojgrsoi Just wanna retire. Sponsor

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    More to come as I complete the transaction.

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  2. Dec 26, 2016
    Twin2

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    and how does this make you a quitter :whistle:;);)
     
  3. Dec 26, 2016
    ojgrsoi

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    Decode the VIN. ;)
     
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  4. Dec 26, 2016
    Twin2

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    it's a DJ . so it's still not a wrangler
     
  5. Dec 26, 2016
    ojgrsoi

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    This is all I have so far.
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  6. Dec 26, 2016
    Jeepenstein

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    Still counts in my book! Nice~
     
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  7. Dec 29, 2016
    aallison

    aallison 74 cj6, 76 cj5. Has anyone seen my screwdriver?

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    I don't call that a quitter, just a lateral move. Same as getting a commando.
     
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  8. Jan 7, 2017
    ojgrsoi

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    1970 Jeep DJ5
    Hurricane 4 cyl
    3 speed
    Odd sliding windows on the Meyers top
    Factory padded dash
    23,xxx original miles

    According to the PO it belonged to a guy that got it from the military many years ago. He used it around his farm once in a while and then parked it. The PO bought it because it had been sitting and didn't run. He cleaned out the gas tank and worked on the brakes a little. He installed an electric fuel pump and got it started. He decided to sell and as I have stated before, "You know what happens if you go look." So now it's mine.

    As a point of reference for those curious about shipping a purchase - I shipped from Atlanta using Mercury ($600). I also used them in 2010 to ship my CJ5A from Ontario, CA ($500). My experience was 100% positive both times. The optimum is if you can get the rig to a Home Depot or Walmart parking lot for unload and load. Much easier on the driver. Very good communicators during the process.

    Arrived and sitting in the cold. I drove it to the house from Home Depot. Runs like most Hurricanes. Steering is very nice. Brakes need adjusting. No lights or turn signals. Many little things to fix but overall very solid. More photos in a day or two.

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    If this chart is true it would be one of 254 made in 1970.
    Jeep Production Dates, Models, & Numbers
     
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  9. Jan 8, 2017
    Twin2

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    looks good (y)
     
  10. Jan 9, 2017
    ojgrsoi

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    Bought my first part.
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    Figured out the fuel smell was from the filler hose being old and rotten. Ordered a replacement filler and vent hose from MTS. Same parts as 71 rear tank. MTS COMPANY, L.C. - Jeep CJ/YJ Gas Tanks

    Other parts ordered are side marker lights to replace faded old ones and NOS lenses for the tail lights. There are quite a few crossovers for these tail lights. It takes some looking to find any in stock. The ones below are for a Dodge A-100.
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    ojgrsoi

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    Here are a couple of more photos.
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    This shifting instructions data plate references all transmissions and transfer cases. Under transfer cases it mentions Tuxedo Park. Seems like an odd placard to have in a 2WD. The red light is a brake warning light (inop at this time) and the knob below that is a pull knob that pumps the windshield washer. I did see that in the FSM. Didn't see the red light for the brake. The wiring goes through the firewall and down toward the master cylinder. It is hanging there tied in a knot.
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    BLOCK SERIAL NUMBER
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  12. Jan 12, 2017
    ojgrsoi

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    With a little elbow grease.
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  13. Jan 15, 2017
    aallison

    aallison 74 cj6, 76 cj5. Has anyone seen my screwdriver?

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    That corner cleaned up very nicely. Hope the whole jeep polishes up as clean.
     
  14. Jan 15, 2017
    Patrick

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    That thing is cool! 99.9% of people who see it will never realize how relatively uncommon it is
     
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  15. Feb 11, 2017
    ojgrsoi

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    Fixed the door handle on the Meyers Top. The screws came out and you had to carry the handle in your pocket. Good security measure but inconvenient. Also replaced the screws on the outside handle on the passenger side while I had all the stuff out. Both doors latch like new.
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    Also learned that the passenger door has an inside lock and no key on the outside. Never paid any attention to that. Interesting that the rivets are in the holes like that. That is the way they were from the factory. No holes drilled under the third hole. I just put them back the way it was.

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  16. May 7, 2017
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