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Old 12-20-2010, 11:38 AM
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The craziest I ever saw was on a parts truck I bought (ok I got it for free). It had a 3" spring over lift using stacked pieces of 2 1/4" oak flooring as lift blocks in the front and rear. Since it appeared to be an abandoned project, I'm giving the PO the benefit of the doubt and assume it was a mockup for a real lift, but the wood was painted black and trimmed neatly .
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:44 PM
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Lets see....

1. Wired tons of crap in all with the same color blue wire (must have been on sale)
2. Painted the motor chevy orange.
3. Removed the main fuel tank and left only the aux tank from a Previous previous owner, and made it so i wont be able to put the main one back without major work.
4. Wired everything under the hood while blindfolded apparently.
5. installed an Edelbrock...grrr...
6. Installed a cat to get it to smog, then had a pipe welded in to make the cat non functional.
7. Repaired the AC lines with hose clamps.
8. Repaied everything else possible (side view mirror included) with hose clamps.
9. This....think it smelled good inside my truck for the first month?
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:01 PM
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Lets see....

1. Wired tons of crap in all with the same color blue wire (must have been on sale)
2. Painted the motor chevy orange.
3. Removed the main fuel tank and left only the aux tank from a Previous previous owner, and made it so i wont be able to put the main one back without major work.
4. Wired everything under the hood while blindfolded apparently.
5. installed an Edelbrock...grrr...
6. Installed a cat to get it to smog, then had a pipe welded in to make the cat non functional.
7. Repaired the AC lines with hose clamps.
8. Repaied everything else possible (side view mirror included) with hose clamps.
9. This....think it smelled good inside my truck for the first month?

OMG, is that a galvanized plumbing fitting on the filler neck?
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:35 PM
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Just started to pull back the house carpet in the J and found 4 layers of tar paper. All glued of course.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:45 PM
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Levi:
De-smogged a california truck
got rid of the front driveshaft, and entire rear window assembly; i most of the in-cab wiring is suspect as well.

Max: None yet! Most of his problems are age-related.

Chuck (XJ):
left a crack pipe in one of the many open hoses under the dash.
Welded the tow-hitch to the body instead of attaching it appropriately to the frame.
Bondo'd the a-pillar to make it "look normal", while it is structurally unsafe, most likely.
It likely has a bent front subframe due to at least one head-on collision (we assume drugs were involved) We carfax'd the car, but nothing showed
under-hood wiring is now in question, as it seems to show the battery idiot-light fairly often in the rain, and we confirmed the alternator wiring may be to blame.

Regardless, it still runs (and off-roads) like a champ, and is only a 2.5L rwd .. lol
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:46 PM
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...had the incorrect firing order, bastardized carb, no distributor rotor, so he off'd the thing to me for $250.
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:02 PM
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found two bolts holding the trans to the engine on mine,
also they were to lazy to replace the reverse switch so they ran new wires from a toggle switch to the harness and hacked the main harness for power and ran a wire from that all the way back to the tail lights.
also wire nutted a trailer harness in on one tail light hacking up the harness there,
im sure there is more but i cant remember it right now.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:15 PM
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When they installed the block lift (now gone) they left the u-bolts so long that they dented the bed of my Cherokee when the rig hit a big bump.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:39 PM
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my PO was kind enough to LOSE THE LOCK KEYS so i gotta get a locksmith before i can raise or lower my back hatch *%^&$*%^
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:56 PM
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I also have hose awesome galvanized plumbing fittings for my filler tube, not just one fitting though they extend all the way to where it 90's out the bed where the joint is made of electrical tape.

Told me there were carb issues and it would top out at 40mph on the freeway. Got it home and all the plug wires but one went to the wrong cylinders.
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:19 PM
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90% rewired. Followed the old wire with the new. Did not remove the old. Some lines had wire several feet longer than need and were bunched up and tucked wherever they would stay. Lucky for me, it's a '63. Not a whole lot of wire to begin with, but it was a knarly mess to remove the old stuff and trim the new wires to the correct length.
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:20 PM
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Cut notches into the bed so his truck box could sit in there.
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:16 PM
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House Glass

House glass in the door and rear windows on the J20 . I also had this on 2 Willys Jeeps , L E T H A L
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:24 PM
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carb was horribly out of tune and needed to be rebuil, i had to drive it home with the (automatic trans) gear selector on the 2/second gear because it wouldn't stay running in drive. he also rebuilt the engine wrong, rod bearings were several thousandths to big (among other things) which resulted in them burning up, all 8 of them were worn down to the brass.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:28 PM
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carb

PO put a square bore Carter AFB on the spread bore intake, and couldn't figure out why there was a rough idle and possible vaccuum leak.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:40 AM
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PO told me the drivers side rear window "didn't work".
My guess is the motor went bad. I opened up the door panel to find a 5/8x 5 1/2" fence picket holding the glass up. All window parts removed except the switch. No motor, no motor mounting plate nothing. Just the switch, window track , and glass.

Hood ornament broken off and replaced by a gold Jaguar hood ornament and attached with a generous application of WOOD GLUE.

And it looks like they tried to sand the "wood" on the tail-gate.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:03 AM
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I'm not sure which one gets the prize--the lawnmower carb rig-up or the beer case patch on the ceiling and no attempt to fix the leaky windshield....

Not an FSJ, but I saw a Willys truck with about 15' of 3/4 inch iron pipe and about 30 elbows all festooned about the motor for hydraulics purposes. Just changing the plugs--a simple job on the little flathead 4-banger normally--is a nightmare working through the monkey cage of pipe.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:51 AM
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The PO unable to find the coolant leak cut a hole in the firewall to acess the back of the head, gave up and filled the radiator with ATF and kept thashing it around the desert. That was before it's second career as a doghouse.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:54 AM
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Left it basically stock, so I'm gonna be that dumb po that gets talked about, that is if I ever sell the thing or it gets sold off when I die.
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:14 PM
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You know the control arm that moves the window up and down? Well, the PO kept this from sliding out with a vice-grips...that explained why once I rolled down the window 1/2 way, it fell down b/c it apparently wasn't tight enough. Luckily the locking washer that was supposed to be there, was in the bag of spare parts that came with it...
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