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Self Motivation

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by haighfam, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. Jan 21, 2017
    haighfam

    haighfam Member

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    I'm starting this thread as a motivational tool. I started this project 15 years ago. Need to get it completed so I can drive it. Life intervened, kids, work etc... so progress has been sporadic. Body work was a big hold up, but got it finished just before Christmas. All of the parts are sitting on shelves and in boxes. No excuses left. I'll post my progress here. Pics show how far I've gotten.
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  2. Jan 21, 2017
    Focker

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    It's been 3 minutes since you posted...Now get to it!

    Looks like a great project. (y)
     
  3. Jan 21, 2017
    haighfam

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    Heading out to put on new wheel cylinders right now, sat so long the ones I rebuilt 6 years ago rusted shut.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2017
    jwmckenzie

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    Looks great. Shouldn't take too long to get that back together. A spring run??
     
  5. Jan 21, 2017
    Danefraz

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    Wow. Ok, I'm 4yrs into mine, looks great.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2017
    haighfam

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    I have a summer trip planned up the Northern California Coast to Coos Bay Oregon. 400+ miles. Gotta have time for shakedown runs.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2017
    haighfam

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    I spent 4 years just on the body work. (I suck at it and had to pay to get it painted)
     
  8. Jan 21, 2017
    Alan28

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    Good to see that you started again on the project.
    Maybe you can find a Jeep friend not far to help you.
    The yellow color : we like it but in our place there are small flies specialised in yellow color, and may/June/July your Jeep would be covered in black by millions of small flies.
    Now we avoid the yellow color!
     
  9. Jan 21, 2017
    haighfam

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    So spent the day rebuilding my air compressor, water in the air, drain valve clogged. Got my Coors light hung up. Brakes tomorrow.
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  10. Jan 21, 2017
    Focker

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    I'd say you were sidetracked.

    Step one - Start motivation thread to work on Jeep after 15yrs.
    Step two - Don't work on said Jeep.

    o_O:p
     
  11. Jan 21, 2017
    haighfam

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    Had to fix the air compressor. Need impact gun to get rear hubs off to get to the brakes. Water in airline filled impact gun with water. I'll be on track tomorrow AM. The Coors light only sidetracked me for 5 minutes, but it did add to the ambiance!
     
  12. Jan 21, 2017
    Focker

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    It's more than I can say I'm doing right now. :(
     
  13. Jan 21, 2017
    iharding

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    Plus he lives in Paradise. That must be distracting!
     
  14. Jan 22, 2017
    fesser

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    Jeep looks great. Nice rotisserie too. Surely there are a bunch more photos of the Jeep between the before and after, no?
     
  15. Jan 22, 2017
    haighfam

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    Finished the brakes, new shoes and wheel cylinders on all four. Broke all of the adjusters loose, anti-seized and adjusted the brakes. Put the tub on! Neighbors came over to help, had to bribe them with homemade clam chowder. Got so start cooking.

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  16. Jan 22, 2017
    haighfam

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    I'll post pics on this thread as I go. I have over 300 pics of the progress.
     
  17. Jan 22, 2017
    Focker

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    Awesome... Love the color and I'm a HUGE fan of clam chowder! Do you ship?
     
  18. Jan 22, 2017
    haighfam

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    Can't ship but it is served fresh if you're in the area.
     
  19. Jan 22, 2017
    fesser

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    Stock color?
     
  20. Jan 23, 2017
    piffey263

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    Dont say that, some of us drive nearby the Paradise area on occasion.

    Project looks good too!
     

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