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Old 02-02-2020, 12:00 AM
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 02-02-2020, 12:04 AM
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Was also looking at a bunch of papers that came with the jeep. Found a build sheet and that was cool. I wanted to see 3.54 gear ratio, but it was 3.07. Great highway gear I guess.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 02-02-2020, 05:37 AM
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She's lookin great. It won't be long before you are out pounding the pavement in style.

3.07 wouldn't be the end of the world for me. If you are not going to do any heavy towing and want to get out the highway and cruise it will be good. I'm at 4.11's with 33's and kind of wish I had 3.73's now.
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Old 02-02-2020, 08:46 AM
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super nice.
I just dropped my folding armrest off to be covered
hope it turns out as nice as yours !
your upholstery shop does fine work.
dave in NC
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:09 PM
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Seats are in.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:15 PM
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Also found these original books. They are in really good shape for 42 years old.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:21 PM
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:26 PM
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Wrapped it up until I can get the windshield in and tailgate on.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:27 PM
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 02-03-2020, 10:44 AM
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I hope you detail the windshield moulding installation in your build thread

the shop that put mine in gave up,...
and left me with only the bottom chrome trim installed.

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Old 02-08-2020, 07:02 PM
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Cargo compartment

How did you make the interior side pieces for the speakers etc? What carpet did you use? Great looking Jeep.
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Old 02-08-2020, 11:06 PM
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How did you make the interior side pieces for the speakers etc? What carpet did you use? Great looking Jeep.
Carpet on floor is ACC Black loop ordered from BJ's off road. Door panel carpet is the stuff they sell at AUTOZONE for covering speaker boxes. For the panels in the cargo area I pulled the vinyl off the bad backing and traced it on to new masonite and re-glued it to the new boards.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Old 02-12-2020, 11:02 PM
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Tailgate was the wrong color so I resprayed it over the weekend.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Old 02-12-2020, 11:06 PM
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Only spraying the outer skin. The inside is covered with a lot of carpet.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:10 PM
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Came out nice, but I ran the clear. It would have been easier to sand and respray the clear, but I'am kinda dumb.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:12 PM
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Was able to sand it out and not go through the clear.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Old 02-12-2020, 11:16 PM
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It is not perfect, but good enough for who it's for!!!
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:18 PM
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Hope to get it back on the Wagon this weekend. Then I will start trying to get it back together.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box
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Old 02-13-2020, 07:53 AM
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looks perfect to me.

good thing you don't live closer,...

I would be hounding you to paint stuff for me.

getting closer to drive time....

dave in NC
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:17 PM
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Thanks Dave, and all checking out our progress! Starting to clean, paint, and gather up all the guts for the tailgate. Will have to buy a new window lift bar, ours is rusted out. Might bite the bullet and buy the stainless one BJ'S has now.
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401/turbo 400 trans. Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

Mods:
Fuel Tank, Red Holley Fuel Pump, Razor Grill (profile pic out dated), Rebuilt steering box

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