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What Did You Do To Your Jeep Today?

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Jan 9, 2019
    CJMark

    CJMark Jeeper Sponsor

    Spearfish, SD
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    My 2 year old grandson helping prep for paint. He’ll be a Gearhead growing up, he’s always in my Jeep or on workbench.


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  2. Jan 10, 2019
    CJMark

    CJMark Jeeper Sponsor

    Spearfish, SD
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    Took advantage of 50+ degree day and painted Willys, now final wet sanding and assembly.


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  3. Jan 12, 2019
    cadwelder

    cadwelder Member

    Milton KY
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    Got the 3A tub off (by myself...#@&%). Working on master cylinder and brake lines next. 20190112_211857-864x864.jpg
     
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  4. Jan 13, 2019
    tomasinator

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    I worked on test fitting the tub on the chassis:

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    It turns out the mounting holes in the tub don't line up with the brackets on the frame. This isn't a big surprise, since the replacement frame isn't the same year as the tub. I need to drill new holes in the tub, but before I do that, I need to determine the exact position of the tub on the frame. In order to find the correct position, I need to bolt the fenders and front grill to the tub so I can line everything up, front-to-back and side-to-side.

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    I had to trim the inner fenders to account for the different locations of the shock mounts and to accommodate the steering box.

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    I'm ready to drill new holes in the tub.

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  5. Jan 13, 2019
    neohic

    neohic Member

    Woodland Park, CO
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    Finally came around.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

    Maryland
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    IMG_20190116_162942496~2.jpg IMG_20190116_180822921~3.jpg Brown Santa came. Thanks to GeoffreyL for crawling around on the floor with me after working on horses all day in the cold.
    This is one stout piece and I am impressed both with their service and workmanship.
     
  7. Jan 16, 2019
    3b a runnin

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    This is my favorite thread. I get to see what everybody is workin on:bananatool:
     
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  8. Jan 19, 2019
    ojgrsoi

    ojgrsoi Retired. Sponsor

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    Seeing this in the eBay and Craigslist section made me change my oil today. I feel better now (I think). :worry:

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  9. Jan 20, 2019
    tomasinator

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    Last week I mounted the jeep tub and fenders, but I had to cut the driver's side fender to clear the steering box:

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    ITLKSEZ convinced me this would be a squeak generator as the frame flexes and bends. There needs to be more clearance between the fender and the steering box. This week I cut out the interfering section:

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    I cut out a piece of 16g to make a shield:

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    I bent the piece of metal by hand in a vice, tacked it to the fender, and then cut pieces for the top of the box, carefully matching the curves in the fender:

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    I also drilled holes in the tub and temporarily bolted it down:

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  10. Jan 20, 2019
    Bowbender

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    I'll be doing something similar to my fender pretty soon.
     
  11. Jan 23, 2019
    IRQVET

    IRQVET Member

    Left Coast!...
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    Those wheels would look better if they were painted black.

    Nice rig, nice project, carry on! (y)
     
  12. Jan 25, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

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    Swapped out my old burnt points and condenser today, what a HUGE diffence that made for my little 134! I now have all new ignition components (cap, rotor, coil, wires, points, condenser and plugs) and looking back, maybe should have just looked into Pertronix? Oh well, I’m very happy with how it’s running now (y) super smooth
     
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  13. Jan 26, 2019
    Andy Salagaj

    Andy Salagaj Joshua70x7

    Colorado
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    Bought a new speedometer and will install this next week - my original one basically "swarmed" on me on a hunting trip this fall.
     
  14. Jan 26, 2019
    fhoehle

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    I installed a new turn signal switch, metal this time, and added a horn. The old switch was broken off by my littlest guy Zeke. He has the same heavy hands I do. Nothing exciting, but Jeep time nevertheless.
     
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  15. Jan 26, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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  16. Jan 26, 2019
    tomasinator

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    This afternoon I mounted the windshield brackets on my '68 project. I needed my wife's help lifting the windshield over the hood, but she was taking a nap. I decided to mount the gas tank in the meantime. As Dewey Oxburger said in Stripes, "one thing lead to another." I had to make up a fuel line for the bottom of the tank:

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    The PO or the PO before that cut some rough holes in the tub to mount the gas tank selector and PTO stick between the front seats:

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    I decided to make some plates to cover those "precision cut" holes:

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    When my wife woke up she gladly helped me put the windshield on the hinges:

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    Life is good with a jeep project to work on.
     
  17. Jan 27, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

    York, PA
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    Put on my new to me Craigslist Bestop Supertop. Just needs a good cleaning once the weather gets decent enough. Very good shape, happy with it for a couple hundred bucks (y)
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  18. Jan 27, 2019
    3b a runnin

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    I like those tires. What are they?
     
  19. Jan 28, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

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    Thanks, they are 30x9.50-15 BFGoodrich Mud Terrain KM3. I haven’t had them too long but so far I really like them.
     
  20. Jan 30, 2019
    62CheepJeep

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    Spartanburg SC
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    Drove it around the block with my son, then let him drive it around the block. Baby steps.

     
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