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Old 06-05-2019, 05:24 PM
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When I pulled the A/C, I found this. Anybody think this might be a problem or just put it back in
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Paint it black and put it back!
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:31 PM
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Always hated finding surprises like that on customer vehicles.
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:14 PM
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I love finding that stuff cuz you know once you clean it, its gonna be 113,662,331% better for almost no cost and little effort.
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Old 06-06-2019, 03:09 AM
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I figured she was going to be a little dirty but holy cow. Should feel like a jet blower coming out after the replacement. I already have the replacement A/C stuff here.

For some reason, it had a mixture of dealer/factory installed A/C parts. Hard to believe an 89 had dealer installed A/C. Maybe it got switched out at some point.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:19 PM
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Great work, looking great!
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:00 PM
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Thank you sir. I almost forgot to mention that I did the Durango rear wiper motor conversion in the tail gate. It was simple cause I just read everyone else's job on here. Hardest part was making the bracket to control the rotation. Works perfect. Used the Durango arm, shortened and bent it to match the original. Ive done so much lately, I forgot.


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Old 06-11-2019, 06:23 PM
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I have decided to go with the Dakota Digital Dash made for the GW. It fits nicely in the factory hole. I almost went the full custom route to make a dash to fit the factory spot but knew it would be a lot of work. And honestly, it would not have been cheaper. Silver gauges with blue back lighting.

Other things to go with the dash:

Got the additional sender for the trans temp. It will show up in the tach message center.

Since the little woman yacks about not knowing what gear she was in, I got the shifter sender to make the gear selection show up in the speedo message center.

Also ordered Dakota's cruise control set up to have cruise control.


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Old 06-11-2019, 06:48 PM
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Another huge problem is the dreaded crappy dash pad. I decided to paint it with vinyl paint cause I figured I had nothing to loose. It actually turned out good but it has a couple things that I have tried to fix but couldn't. Notice the bumps in front of the defrost vents and the curled up bottom right corner. I have noticed several others that have the defrost humps. Just nothing I could do to get them straightened out. The longer it sat, the more they warped up. Going to try something else I guess.



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Old 06-20-2019, 07:29 PM
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After not being successful with getting the dash pad straight on it's own, I decided to force it to see it my way. I went again to my friends shop and snooped around till I found this aluminum mesh. Cut it to the length of the defroster slots and put a slight bend in it to hold down the pad when the dash pad is slid into place. Painted them flat black to not put a glare on the windshield. You can't actually see them except thru the windshield.



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As far as the curled up bottom right corner, just made a trim piece to hide it. Formed it to the shape of the pad and put pem-studs in it so it can be bolted down to the metal dash next to where the factory pad holes are.



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I have also started the console and am trying to get something to hold all the electrical gizmos that come with the Dakota gauges and the extra relays and keyless entry stuff. And hopefully look ok. And it has to go over 2 shifters. And hold a stereo amp.

I also got the dash pieces back from the wrap guy and the black/grey color scheme turned into black with a blue-ish grey-ish color. I think I like it better.
Good news is, it is not really permanent. Can be changed later if need be. The blue color matches the blue back lighting in the gauges. Close enough anyway.


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Here is the some of the wiring added.

Goal is to be able to access the wiring and all the systems if a problem arises. Going to be a lot going on in there.

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This is for the wife, of coarse. The sender for the gear indicator that will show up on the dash. When you change gears, the selection shows up on the speedo message center.

Also have the 4x4 sender in the t-case wired into the gauges so when you shift into 4x4, it shows up in the gauges.

Hopefully will get a lot done this weekend.


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Old 06-21-2019, 07:50 AM
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Nice work!



I like the Dakota Digital products but man, the wiring is a cluster. Lol. It's nice in that you have less wiring behind the gauges but all that wiring has to go somewhere. I ended up with Speedhut to eliminate the "control unit" for the gauges but that just means more wiring in the dash. Either way, wires...


Having the dash wrapped......hmmm.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:05 AM
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great work on the dash

good Idea for fixing the dash
in both problem areas.

again,.....dang nice job and effort.

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Old 06-22-2019, 04:22 AM
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A cluster in deed but it is not under the dash where it is harder to get to. I talked to Speedhut but they told me that if I wanted a trans temp gauge I would have to get a standard round gauge. They didn't have a cluster with trans temp in it, or at least not how I wanted it.

I tried my best to keep all the wire colors as close to factory as possible so if in the future I need to track something down I wasn't chasing my tail with wiring color changes.


That crappy dash pad cost me a lot of time and grief. I was ready to burn it.
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Old 06-22-2019, 09:01 AM
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Lol. I'm working on a new dash for mine and I'm eliminating the dash pad.



I know what you mean about the trans gauge. I had to buy the round one. I haven't gotten into the wiring yet. Should be fun.
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:30 PM
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Well I have not gotten much done lately due to several other projects going on. I cannot wait to get back to the Wag.

I did pretty much finish the dash up, got the glove box door installed and radio in the dash. I'll have to get a pic of the dash complete.

My next major hurdle is the console, so far it's been a PITA.

Next after that will be the AC and then to an interior guy I found to do the headliner and console covering and maybe door panels. Still riding the fence on which way to go on door panels.

So many decisions, so little time.
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:28 PM
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I have been way to busy lately on other things that have fallen apart but finally got back to the Jeep. And of coarse I went to update the thread with the progress and apparently my browser is out of date and I can't log into my photo account without an update. I guess windows 1974 just won't work anymore. Guess I have one more thing to fix.

I have been looking at everyone's progress on their projects and you guys have been busy!

Managed to get a couple, OK maybe several, burn outs accomplished and will have to get a video. My back tires are already slightly smaller and the wife reminds me about the cost of tires. Luckily no parts have flown out the bottom yet.
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:01 PM
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...Managed to get a couple, OK maybe several, burn outs accomplished and will have to get a video. My back tires are already slightly smaller and the wife reminds me about the cost of tires. Luckily no parts have flown out the bottom yet.


GET THOSE BURNOUT VIDEOS POSTED!!!!
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As soon as I get the new computer home, I will try to get a video posted. Pick it up tomorrow.

I have gotten some more work done also. Mostly finished the wiring under the console, AC box is in along with the condenser out front. It has to got to the local AC shop Wednesday to custom make the AC hoses. Trying now to get the Dakota digital cruise all wired up and working. Got the carpet in and waiting on new door and interior panels to show up.

I'll get some pics up as soon as I can.

Also the console is being covered now by the guy doing my interior stuff. I'm still not convinced about my console being ok. But it is what it is at this point. At least it is something I can remove and change later.
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Old 10-15-2019, 04:54 PM
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Got the new computer home and tried to login into my photo account. Couldn't cause it was asking me to login thru a Yahoo account, I don't have a Yahoo account. Flickr has been migrating away from the Yahoo login so I have to wait till they tell me how to login. Frustrating to say the least. I'm technology deficient so that don't help.


Have managed to get about 275 miles on the Jeep lately around town and nothing has flew out yet. Not a lot of miles I know but I haven't exactly been easy on it.

I put my stock pulley on the crank so when I take it to the AC shop tomorrow it will pull more air thru the radiator and condenser and speed up the AC compressor. Sitting in traffic with the stock pulley it definitely runs cooler. Hasn't gotten above 180.

I'll hopefully have AC just in time for Winter.
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Well I got done banging my head and my Flickr login was sent to me, now I just have to remember how to do it.

Woohoo, it worked.

Condenser mounted


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Old 10-15-2019, 06:06 PM
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Kick panels were junk and I finally stumbled onto an easy cheap fix. Found these shoe/boot mats at Wally World and cut them out for kick panels.

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Painted the AC box and put it in for the lines to be made


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Carpet is in and wiring ready for console to cover it all up.

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Got the cruise cable bracket done to carb. Just got to figure cruise wiring out next


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Door panels came in yesterday. Going to get the console in after AC is complete and then start on rest of the interior. Get seats recovered, door panels done, then headliner. Getting close to getting the big stuff done. Then back track to more little stuff.
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