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Old 04-16-2020, 10:03 AM
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photos look great Side by side
not too big at all

garage is cool
esp. with those grilles and signs on the wall, making it yours !!!

take care of yourself
and keep the posts coming

great project.

dave in NC
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Old 04-21-2020, 12:32 PM
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Thanks Dave!
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"Soon" is a relative term, also cracked cylinder put a hurt on me
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Old 04-21-2020, 12:43 PM
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Not alot has happened on the Wagon, removed the roof rack and roof stripes, and the grill. I also removed the rear bumper (no picture) it wasnt too bad since I had it off recently. Now the front bumper is fighting me, all was actually going well until the last bolt holding it on to the frame is just spinning its keeper. I will post picture specific to this once I get it off.

The nice thing is after taking off alot of trim, I am not finding rust.





I am still working on window trim, but its tedious so I take breaks, and then get frustrated with other rusted jeep parts
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Old 04-28-2020, 08:45 AM
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Still dont have the front bumper off need to buy a tool (cutter).
But I can say now I have all other trim off the Jeep!
Next will be finding and marking all the rust, which I will say right now is pretty minimal yay! Shortly after that I will finish gutting the interior and glass.

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Old 04-28-2020, 06:40 PM
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Taking it apart is fun, huh? Make sure you label EVERYTHING and don;t throw ANYTHING away until it is all back together. Sure looks straight! As sad as it looks without trim, it looks super straight! Excited for you guys to get it painted!!!
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Old 05-03-2020, 06:55 PM
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Taking it apart is fun, huh? Make sure you label EVERYTHING and don;t throw ANYTHING away until it is all back together. Sure looks straight! As sad as it looks without trim, it looks super straight! Excited for you guys to get it painted!!!

It sure is fun, other then trying to find a place for everything...more on that later.

Here is my attempt to be organized. I have numbered every piece of trim, and then drawn myself a Legend/Key for each section.



Now progress has been halted due to the afore mentioned lack of space for all this stuff. Not having enough storage in the garage, after we found out that "attic" storage is impossible, has put a hold on progress until I can get some house stuff finished. Go figure LIFE getting in the way, huh sounds familiar. This means I had to prioritize some things and figure out all our next steps.
So the new list is as follows:
Build a fence around our yard (had this on order just waiting on delivery)
Build or buy a small shed (this will clear out our "yard" stuff from the garage)
Buy another Costco Storage Rack to put Jeep parts on
Organize some of the new things weve boxed up into an indoor closet.

Then and only then will I have room to work again...
Then we will finish the 401 build as I will need to pull things off the 360 to complete it, once the 401 is done and the 360 is out, I will resume the disassembly and rust repair to get the body off to paint.

Phew that was alot, and with no juicy pics sorry all. Just wanted to keep you all informed. Progress is being made just not quite on the Jeep yet also I am in contact with a machine shop and will hopefully drop off the 401 block in the next 2 weeks to have some light machining done.
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Old 05-04-2020, 12:01 AM
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... also I am in contact with a machine shop and will hopefully drop off the 401 block in the next 2 weeks to have some light machining done.
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:33 AM
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do not do what I did !

I did not know that some machine shops
do not check for cracks in heads or block

my 360 was installed on frame, then cab/bed lowered onto frame
then engine wipes cam,...
engine is cherry picked out,....
engine rebuild again,.....
now engine is leaking coolant apparently from heads !


I have learned the heads are prone to cracking,....

demand everything is checked well for any problems....

at this point I feel I should have stuck with original plan to buy a new GM crate 350,... never had any problems with the 2 I have. but went with keeping it original,.....

dave in NC
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:44 AM
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I hear you SOLSAKS.

Since I am taking the block in for a possible cracked cylinder I will be sure to ask that they check the rest of them.

Sorry for lack of updates, dang house projects are taking more time then I expected.
Also the Machine shop I'd like to use is open during this wierd time but I have been back at my day job for the last several weeks and have not had time to take the block over there
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