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Old 01-07-2018, 06:06 PM
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Reading through the posts on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I saw your build thread, and I am really impressed by your determination and skills restoring Sadie. For my 50th birthday we took our kids for an unforgettable vacation in Yellowstone Nat'l Park. Though we loved the park, we didn't see moose... We saw a grizzly at a distance of 500 yards. I guess our next vacation to the USA will be in Oregon...!

Well thank you. I have learned a lot doing all this repair. 500 yards is about right. I hope I never meet one here. Yellowstone is a very amazing place. Including the traffic jams.

I will go re-write my posting on leaving Oregon. I live in the Idaho panhandle now. You are the second person who thought I live there still. Must have been the way I wrote it. I have only seen one bear in OR and here I have seen one several times a week here and there, including one in the yard chomping grass last year. I always give them a wide berth. Oregon has world class Roosevelt elk though. They are huge. Here they are pretty small. Check out Glacier National park sometime. I hope to do the same now that I am so close.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:49 PM
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Greg I wondered where you had been hiding. Sounds like the holidays were enjoyable. I suspect the new build wrinkles in a truck build are normal. It will get better with the corrections. Don't jeeps of all types always need something?

The holidays were, in fact, wonderful. The truck was SO CLOSE to being semi-daily driver ready. Then the water pump happened, now it seems like there's a head gasket issue. So parts are here and I've just got to put the top end of the ole 230 back together and problem solve from there. I don't believe the head or block has any cracks in it, so it's either a head gasket or a distributor situation. I decided it was worth it to take the top end off to investigate and make sure I don't blow up the motor for which replacement parts are so very expensive... The truck will live to bring me more smiles. I'll be back on it soon. So I'm glad to follow your progress while I push through my struggles. You are, as ever, the man.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:31 AM
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The holidays were, in fact, wonderful. The truck was SO CLOSE to being semi-daily driver ready. Then the water pump happened, now it seems like there's a head gasket issue. So parts are here and I've just got to put the top end of the ole 230 back together and problem solve from there. I don't believe the head or block has any cracks in it, so it's either a head gasket or a distributor situation. I decided it was worth it to take the top end off to investigate and make sure I don't blow up the motor for which replacement parts are so very expensive... The truck will live to bring me more smiles. I'll be back on it soon. So I'm glad to follow your progress while I push through my struggles. You are, as ever, the man.


Sounds like it is keeping you busy. 5 things to make a motor run.
Spark, fuel, timing, air, and compression. Beer would make 6.

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A lot of stuff is showing up here. I can move ahead on several things I have been waiting for. The headlight harness, landing the tailight housings, emblems and I dug out the wiring harness. There is a day or two needed to clean it up. The black correct knobs showed up. They were new and not used. I am super pleased. Mr-Dash is the ebay seller. I will be getting more to put in my little yellow bin.
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:44 PM
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Well thank you. I have learned a lot doing all this repair. 500 yards is about right. I hope I never meet one here. Yellowstone is a very amazing place. Including the traffic jams.

I will go re-write my posting on leaving Oregon. I live in the Idaho panhandle now. You are the second person who thought I live there still. Must have been the way I wrote it. I have only seen one bear in OR and here I have seen one several times a week here and there, including one in the yard chomping grass last year. I always give them a wide berth. Oregon has world class Roosevelt elk though. They are huge. Here they are pretty small. Check out Glacier National park sometime. I hope to do the same now that I am so close.
Oh I would looove to visit Glacier Park sometime. But not very soon. I promised my wife to go to Asia, so Thailand or Indonesia will be our next big trip. I hope that my euros will buy a lot of $$$$ by the time that we saved for our next vacation to the USA.
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:04 PM
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After several days at my fathers home to address a serious problem I was able to get a day in back here at home. Sea otters got under his home and destroyed the underside of his place. At least 10K in damage. And it reeks at 30 feet of very rotten seafood. Inside and out. The heating system has also failed. The floors are buckled, it is a royal mess. We just left and came home. It is beyond our means to fix it. I have not been in a very good mood. I guess our problems are minor compared to some. I am trying to keep it in perspective.

I have the steering column, shaft, power steering hoses, brake pedal, emergency brake, vents all installed and it looks great. I want to land the glove box door and I will post a picture. I after looking for ever and finally buying a complete e_brake assembly to use for the pedal pad and knob, found a NOS pedal pad on Ebay. A little late on the find I purchased it anyway. I need it for other rigs and I might try to copy it and cast it up in new rubber.

I will post up soon. Today is my wifes birthday. She is a very special lady. I have a day with her and will post up when I can.

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Old 01-16-2018, 06:28 PM
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After several days at my fathers home to address a serious problem I was able to get a day in back here at home. Sea otters got under his home and destroyed the underside of his place. At least 10K in damage. And it reeks at 30 feet of very rotten seafood. Inside and out. The heating system has also failed. The floors are buckled, it is a royal mess. We just left and came home. It is beyond our means to fix it. I have not been in a very good mood. I guess our problems are minor compared to some. I am trying to keep it in perspective.

I have the steering column, shaft, power steering hoses, brake pedal, emergency brake, vents all installed and it looks great. I want to land the glove box door and I will post a picture. I after looking for ever and finally buying a complete e_brake assembly to use for the pedal pad and knob, found a NOS pedal pad on Ebay. A little late on the find I purchased it anyway. I need it for other rigs and I might try to copy it and cast it up in new rubber.

I will post up soon. Today is my wifes birthday. She is a very special lady. I have a day with her and will post up when I can.

It's crazy how fast a house will go south once it's unoccupied, I bet it's even faster in the PNW. I hope you get it sorted out soon. Happy Birthday to your wife, y'all go have some fun
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:07 AM
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We are waiting for an as is offer back that is really really low. My dad owes a lot of money to everyone. Including us. If we can just cover that than it will be fine. That would be best case scenario for us. I am so close to having Sadie done. Working on finishing is all I want to do right now. I am back at it today. I have the vents on the wrong sides. A quick switch and off and running.

Liz's birthday was real nice. We had some quality time to have a nice dinner.

The soft axle straps showed up. For lashing down in the trailer. I suppose that means it is close. The head liner should not be to hard to sew up. The door panels are the biggest unresolved thing right now. I will produce something nice.

I will try to get some pictures up tonight.
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:29 PM
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So I somehow grabbed two passenger side vents. It took me awhile to get that straight. So I keep working away on a few things. I need some small angle pieces for the dash pad. They bolt on under the 7 dash bolts at the base of the windshield. They hold the dash pad down. I took a stainless steel door off our old BBQ and it is perfect. 22 gauge and it should work great and never rust like the factory jeep ones. I will need to paint them black along with the glove box door. It does not match the dash. It is to flat as the dash has three coats and the door one. I will paint the G-box door and 7 hold downs and a few other parts in one day pretty soon.
I have 7 dash pads. Only one might be savable as is. It still needs a ton of repair work. I have flexible ATV seat vinyl to recover them. But the severe curve changes on the front edge make wrinkles. I will use Sadies old metal dash or a scrap dash to mock up pad repairs or possibly brand new construction. I dream a lot I guess.

Here is the dash so far. I am using my very best parts.



Another.



I have a couple AM radio's but they are not so great. Anybody got one that is cosmetically super?

The emblem came out pretty good. Cerakote finally sent the red and gold samples. They do not match and I won't be using them. The colors in the picture are Duplicolor and are really close.



I used my best unrestored steering column surround. Someday when I get some more time I would like to cast these, then plate them. Sadies original was black and had a factory split cast between the screws. It was also super flexible unlike the solid surrounds. So it could be put on the column without taking the column apart. With the chrome glove box door clock going in, we elected to match the surround to really set it all off. Eye candy....




I got a new speedometer cable. It would not screw on the transfer case end. I had to machine down a 7/8 socket in the lathe to remove the adapter and see what was up. Both were 18 threads per inch. I super cleaned the threads and using a soft jaw plier got it to go on all the way without any damage to the new collar. Some of this stuff takes a long time to resolve. But it is done.
I picked the best tailight housings I had. Sadies original ones are pitted to all heck. I will buff them and see how the new edge seal fits. I will post pictures and part numbers then.
I will have more soon.
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Wow, that dash looks great. Have you started on the wiring yet?
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Not yet. But I did get it out and it sits on the floor in a good sized tangled mess. I see a couple days of repairs, relanding terminals for fresh connections etc. I will lay it out as it goes in the car. Try to get a plan and go for it. I rewired a 68 Camaro bumper to bumper in about 5 hours using a replacement harness. So I hope that part is a slam dunk. That will be a big step there.
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Not yet. But I did get it out and it sits on the floor in a good sized tangled mess. I see a couple days of repairs, relanding terminals for fresh connections etc. I will lay it out as it goes in the car. Try to get a plan and go for it. I rewired a 68 Camaro bumper to bumper in about 5 hours using a replacement harness. So I hope that part is a slam dunk. That will be a big step there.


I envy you if you got it out and it makes sense. Started on my trucks harness and it was so fouled up, misrouted, burned, cut wires, mangled that I just hooked a come a long to it and pulled it all out! I did get an entirely new generic harness from BJs.
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I did get an entirely new generic harness from BJs.
Me too. the old one wasn't worth saving.
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