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The Jurassic Build 08-17-20

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Dne007, Aug 17, 2020.

  1. Jan 12, 2021
    Dne007

    Dne007 Member 2020 Sponsor

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    I found some seats by spending a great deal of time on CL, state by state, city by city, these sahara seats popped up for 350, but he's in St. Louis and won't ship. I've had online communications with him and seems nice, but still won't ship. I offered what he wants, pay for his time and shipping of course, and don't need the base supports in an attempt to lessen the weight, but still no go:( These seats are stupid hard to find~ the seller said he found a jeep, drove 800miles to buy it, primarily for the seat! and that was my idea!! lol
    Jeep YJ Sahara Seats - auto parts - by owner - vehicle automotive sale
     
  2. Jan 12, 2021
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    Road trip!
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2021
    Dne007

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    ST. Louis is a brazzilian miles from us, I just can't do it captain! :cry:
     
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    Wow! What a transformation on the dash!
     
  5. Jan 12, 2021
    Dne007

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    I had a pretty good day today! I had installed a idle air speed control valve earlier, but finally got the fuel pressure regulator. The regulator was leaking horribly. After re-assembly of my tilt column(replaced the wiper switch), I could crank the engine to start(again), I bought a fuel pressure gauge to boot! Another tool!!! Before the engine was idling up and down, up and down, and ran poorly.
    omg, the engine ran perfectly!! I ran it up to operating temperature and it got even better, 42psi fuel pressure;) I'm happy!

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  6. Jan 17, 2021 at 6:54 PM
    Dne007

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    Hi, good news! A fella here in Houston, on the Jurassic park forum, had a complete interior, a little weathered, but had the seat, carpet, console, etc! He even brought it over to me! so, I got the seats, took all the upholstery off, washed each piece in my large sink, then rinsed really well, and they came out baby soft! Everything was filthy, but nothing I can't handle! ;)

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    This seat I put back together today, the rest will have to wait and I have some other things I need to do.
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    This is the lower back seat, it's easy-smeesy to work on. has a zipper on the back, take it off, wash it,etc
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    Today I cleaned the carpet, soapy water and a good pressure washing!
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    It's out of a '93 Jeep wrangler and fit perfectly, also got the console which I'll restore to looking new like the dash.
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    I'm really kicking butt, but still a lot to do, but having a great deal of fun!
    dne';)
     
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  7. Jan 17, 2021 at 7:10 PM
    givemethewillys

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    That cleaned up nicely!
     
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  8. Jan 19, 2021 at 5:12 PM
    Dne007

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    Gee, I'm getting really good at doing stuff! A wonderful day, re-installing the hood!

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    Let's not forget what the hood did look like a bunch of months ago!
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    After washing all the upholstery, you know ,removing the upholstery, washing in a sink, it looks fantastic! There is plenty of room for legs, I thought it would be like in my '68 where your knees would be up in your chest, but there's plenty of room for legs!

    A few weeks and I should be doing the red stripes! Jurassic era here I come!!! ;)

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  9. Jan 19, 2021 at 8:46 PM
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    Dne, you continue to amaze with the progress that you make. Can I hire you to come visit up here for a weekend? I'd be done and on the road!

    Great job!

    I see you've noted a few of the comforts that 30 years of refinement brings.... unfortunately even as a Jurassic Jeep, it won't be as cool as your other one!
     
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  10. Jan 22, 2021 at 9:14 AM
    Dne007

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    Thank you;) I'd love to pop up there! it's a nice thought anyway;) My assortment of classics(67 Mustang, 59 chevy apache, '73 Triumph, '68 Cj5 & '92 yj, I think just shows a diverse assortment of interests, and mostly American except for the TR6(don't know what I was thinking), but I love my toys! Unless I can sell one, like the '59 Apache, I don't think there will be another project, just costs too much, but now I'm more of a fleet mechanic just keeping them all running; seems like something always pops up whether battery goes dead, or a master cylinder decides to die, or one just decides not to start! lol
     
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