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Old 01-14-2019, 09:33 PM
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Started the process of putting a front sway bar back on the front. I've made a ton of changes so it's not a simple bolt on any longer. Bought a stock used bar and put some new greasable urethane mounts on so I could measure it for custom heim adjustable links.
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Old 01-31-2019, 08:26 PM
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Cant win for losing..

Ok, fired up big red, set time, drained radiator (oops just had yucky old water in it for a while) she's pushing some oil out the dip stick... no smoke at tailpipe, nothing sounds crazy,, should I start all over or is there something I can try?
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Old 02-26-2019, 01:30 AM
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Replaced the oil pan gasket and cleaned the engine bay.
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:15 AM
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Have to wait for FedEx . Tires today.37-12.50-r17
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Old 02-26-2019, 01:38 PM
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Installed new rediator, reran trans cooler lines. Temporary locked front axle with constant vacumn. So not to damage the new transfer case and chased down some trans fluid leaks. Amd installed a sub with amp. Finally got her shifting right and not lubricating everything under the hood the wrong way
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Old 02-26-2019, 02:52 PM
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Put in LED brake/taillights, LED backup lights, new side marker bulbs, new front turn signal bulbs, and new turn signal lens covers (plain clear plastic, need to order the ones with the chrome trim on them when they are available). Got ready to replace the headlights and install the relay harness, but realized there are a bunch of wires that I need to trace out first to see if they impact the headlights before I put in the new relay.

Used the shop vac to locate a couple suspected exhaust manifold holes or cracks and attempt to patch them. Still have to see if I was successful...

Picked up a vintage 1970 Owner's manual from a vendor at the Big 3 Auto Parts Exchange/Swap-meet at Qualcomm Stadium too.
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:24 PM
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I ordered a new CB radio.

I'm starting to collect parts for the next run on the thing. New interior, all new dash (again), widetrack flares, paint, etc. Depending on how long it takes, we might be have the finances to finish it with new suspension, axles, etc.
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:43 PM
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Replaced the fuel pump yesterday...in the snow.




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I ordered a new CB radio.
What are you going with? These things are pretty tight on space with the underdash A/C unit in place.
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:16 AM
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What are you going with? These things are pretty tight on space with the underdash A/C unit in place.

Nothing about the dash or HVAC in mine is as it came from Jeep. I'm running a GM combined HVAC based system (dehumidified defroster!), and a custom, deeper dash/console.

I went with a peaked and tuned Cobra 29LX. I'll also be running a Yaesu Ham transceiver and Midland GMRS transceiver.
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:04 PM
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I just cleaned the seats and engine bay. I also went to my cousin's house to check the used fuel wheels that I'm planning to buy.
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:05 AM
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hmmm

Just drove mine.......


Sorry it's not more exciting.
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:55 AM
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Dropped the tank (fun!) Gonna replace sending unit and skid plate. Tomorrow I get to cut out drivers side floors and rocker in prep for the new ones .
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:46 PM
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Well, since we haven't been getting snow and I haven't had any good paying work, i've been messing with the Jeep the last few days.

This weekend, after doing some running around we stopped at the local gas station. Jeep was smoking when I shut it down at the pump. Opened the hood and found that my tiny pinhole became large enough now to piss coolant... The next day my dad went out and soldered that up!

Big project for the last few days:
I've been getting tired of the excess road noise heard if sitting in the back (also hear it through the vehicle if driving in the rain/misc) so I pulled the inner panels out and put some (fake!) [found it at menards. It's for duct work!] sound deadening in the quarters. Double layer on the wheel wells. Layered all of the inside quarters with reflectix (heat barrier)and added some sound deadening on top of that. It actually quieted it up some! I drove around in the rain with the side panels out and it sounded a little quieter than when the panels were on. I also put some sound deadening under the rear seat on the floor and along the wheel wells on the floor(only where I could pull the carpet up).
Afterwards, I set the original jack all back up in the qaurter panel and re-aranged how my bottle jack and 4 way sits so they don't bang around anymore while driving. Then cleaned up my interior side panels. (the one looked like it had mold on the back!) Put some sound deadening on them, repaired the one (fancy repair with some velcro strips to hold it better to the metal) and re-attached them. WOW, now my cheap crappy 5.25" walmart speakers actually sound good! Oh, and the Jeep is noticeably quieter driving around.

Also did more cleaning of the carpet. Got some stains out that were still in the cargo area.

All this work in the back, I noticed my tailgate wiring needed some attention. The plastic that was around the wire has always been broken/missing and I previously put electrical tape around them to protect them when opening/closing the tailgate. Well, that deteriorated and I noticed 2 wires had cracked insulation. Took it all apart and fixed that, then recovered the wires with some odd tape I have that sticks to itself but not to anything else. Allright, we'll see how long that lasts.

I've been missing an alignment pin on the one side.(when you close the tailgate there is supposed to be a pin on the right and left that goes into a cone shaped hole in the left and right edges of the tailgate) So, I pulled the little bracket and checked out my stash of hardware. Found a bolt that fit the threads and was of a proper length. Cool. Took it to the grinder and shaped the end of it like the one original pin I had. Installed it into the bracket and re-installed that in the body of the Jeep. Now I have both alignment pins again.

After that, while slowly cycling the tailgate back and forth I noticed those pins didn't line up perfectly. It closed fine, but the one was towards the very edge of the cone shaped hole. I noticed that the whole tailgate was a little "off" compared to the body when closed. So next I adjusted the hinges on the tailgate. With the slight closing issue, I noticed the right side was sitting down a little (compared to the body). Raised it with the hinge and that side latches better. The left side still had an issue, and I noticed that the top of the tailgate was out when closed all the way while the bottom was in. So I adjusted the hinge on the floor on that side and got the tailgate sitting straight. Now its easy to get latched again.
Re-adjusted the pins afterwords and tightend them. Now hopefully the tailgate wont move around so much when driving....

I also cleaned up and properly re-attached the rear window wash nozzle. Now it will actually spray the glass insted of the ground. Shouldnt leak inside the Jeep either now when it rains.

And finally, I fixed a dumb little problem with the hood release latch on the hood itself.


That's actually a lot of random junk I've been doing! Probably a little more that I'm not remembering...
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:28 AM
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Quote:
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...actually spray the glass instead of the ground...
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Good fix!
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:25 PM
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Thumbs up cluster

Well.....ran outta gas for the 2nd time......ggrrr.... consulted the wiring diagrams and inspected what the PO butchered the wiring up... Connected the grounds..and BAM!!! I have a fully functional Gauge Cluster....except for the lights out of course...LOL...I'm pretty stoked!!

gauge.jpg

thanks

Anthony
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Old 03-31-2019, 07:10 PM
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Went out yesterday to address a coolant leak. The bypass hose was not sealing at the stat housing. Managed to break a bolt trying to remove the housing. I can't remember what I use on the bolt last time I had it apart, but it was all kinds of stuck. Had to drill it out and then attack it from inside with a chainsaw sharpening stone in the Dremel.

After the bolt hole got tapped and cleaned, I polished the hose fittings and resurfaced the thermostat housing. Put it all together and discovered that the hose clamp at the leaking fitting was probably caused by a deformed hose clamp giving a false torque value, acting like it was tight when in reality it was just stuck.

Well, it's fixed now, anyway...
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Old 10-01-2019, 12:26 AM
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Starting 78 J20 project

Trying to get it up and running. Like FLguthrie, connected a ground and things started looking up. I had no guages, lights, wouldn't turn over. Grounded block to firewall, and realized "I" and "S" terminals on starter solenoid were backwards. Lights work, engine cranks. Next step, get fuel flowing.
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:44 PM
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Water pump. Searched here for recommendations and bought the aluminum GMB (from Summit). Also, looked at the FSM. No sealer on the gasket, used a torque wrench - so far so good. When I got in there I noticed the radiator brackets had separated from the tanks, so swapped it out with a lo-mile junkyard rad I picked up on half-price day a while back.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:09 AM
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Still trying to get it running. Fuel pump works, filter's ok, but no gas through carb. Next step clean carb. Also pulled gas tank and found tons of rust and other crap in there. Ordering a poly tank today.
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