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Old 07-25-2021, 01:26 PM
MysticRob MysticRob is offline
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Probably going way overboard but decided to sand and paint the jack and base. Will find the jack handle and do it at some point too. Used my steel wheel brush and disc sander to get most of the rust off both the base and the jack.

Base before:
PXL_20210724_184158258 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Base after:
PXL_20210725_185752235 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Jack before:
PXL_20210725_181201579 by Robert Stone, on Flickr


Jack after sanding:
PXL_20210725_185951033 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Painted and will remount the assembly in the right rear quarter soon:
PXL_20210726_024211292 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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2008 BMW 535xi Wagon / Deep Sea Blue & Tan

My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

Last edited by MysticRob : 09-11-2021 at 02:39 PM.
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Old 07-26-2021, 08:10 AM
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going to far ? no way,....

a nice rig deserves that,....

and it is nice knowing even the jack has been restored,....

I have done this to every restoration.

and as always,....very nice job.

hope you never need to use it, cause that means a flat tire....

dave in NC
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Old 07-29-2021, 07:13 AM
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Great thread, Rob! Thanks for taking the time to document your build - am following the progress & working our GW accordingly - the pictures help me replace/restore things back to original.

I've also got TBI EFI & am currently running a K&N air filter. I'd like to run an original breather for appearance & to quieten down the noise. I noticed that you're also running TBI EFI w/a factory original breather.

Question: Did you have to modify the original breather to fit the TBI throttle body? If so, what'd you have to do?
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Old 07-29-2021, 08:08 AM
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Great thread, Rob! Thanks for taking the time to document your build - am following the progress & working our GW accordingly - the pictures help me replace/restore things back to original.

I've also got TBI EFI & am currently running a K&N air filter. I'd like to run an original breather for appearance & to quieten down the noise. I noticed that you're also running TBI EFI w/a factory original breather.

Question: Did you have to modify the original breather to fit the TBI throttle body? If so, what'd you have to do?

Thanks for the cheers. As with most air cleaners from the day, the stock one is a standard size that'll work with just about any carb or TBI/EFI setup from what I've seen. I did absolutely nothing to my air cleaner beyond putting those rubber hose bits in to keep the vacuum operated door open full time, since there's no need for the choke mechanism anymore.

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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877
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Old 07-29-2021, 08:55 AM
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Received my new front 3-point seat belts from TGW a couple days ago, so put them in:
Driver side:
PXL_20210729_010825865 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

The new floor mounted receivers, with the hard plastic sheaths installed:
PXL_20210728_181935885 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

The new seat belt retractor assemblies are a bit different than the original belts, but I think I can still make the original covers work, so cleaned and painted them:
PXL_20210729_010858934 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

The original belt end covers were in surprisingly good shape so cleaned and painted them:
PXL_20210729_013855420 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer / Baltic Blue & Tan
2008 BMW 535xi Wagon / Deep Sea Blue & Tan

My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

Last edited by MysticRob : 09-11-2021 at 02:41 PM.
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Old 07-29-2021, 09:14 AM
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Quote:
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Thanks for the cheers. As with most air cleaners from the day, the stock one is a standard size that'll work with just about any carb or TBI/EFI setup from what I've seen. I did absolutely nothing to my air cleaner beyond putting those rubber hose bits in to keep the vacuum operated door open full time, since there's no need for the choke mechanism anymore.


Good deal; thanks for the insight. Will be on the hunt for a factory breather.
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Old 09-11-2021, 12:12 AM
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Started back up on the beast after taking some time off to organize the household for an impending move to Arizona for a career change.
Got the seatbelt retractor covers and floor anchor covers reinstalled.
The new style belts/retractors required that I cut the bottom right part of the cover so I could slide the belt into the hole, otherwise it's not possible to feed the entire seatbelt assembly thru that small rectangular opening.
After that I touched it up with black paint again to hide the cut:
PXL_20210910_173534525 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Same thing here on the driver side:
PXL_20210910_173509701 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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2008 BMW 535xi Wagon / Deep Sea Blue & Tan

My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 09-11-2021, 12:21 AM
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Also had time to install all four new Rockford Fosgate Prime R1525X2 5.25" speakers front and rear, and get the Jensen MPR419Q stereo wired up and installed correctly. I dig how it's a new Jensen deck and the Jeep's original speaker covers still say Jensen:

Right rear:
PXL_20210909_174407499 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Left rear:
PXL_20210909_174355778 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

I didn't take a pic of the Qi wireless phone charger (for my Pixel 3XL) coming out the bottom, but I verified I wired the speaker polarity correctly and could stream some good old heavy metal from my cell phone and make phone calls. Pretty slick setup, considering it cost a total of ~$160. I didn't install that screw on the right, it was already there since some of the instrument panel clips had broken prior to my purchase:
PXL_20210911_015508130 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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2008 BMW 535xi Wagon / Deep Sea Blue & Tan

My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 09-13-2021, 11:23 AM
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Got my new BJ's ignition cylinder and keys, so installed it today. Needed a new one since the beast came with 2 keys, but I discovered the ignition cylinder was broken and would start the engine without any key. Also the keys I had were the wrong keys for both the doors AND the tailgate, so those keys must've belonged to the previous owner's other waggy.

I'm also having 2 new door locks shipped from BJ's since I don't trust either of the existing locks, plus the driver's side is abnormally loose and the cover drops. Once the new door locks arrive I'll have them and the tailgate rekeyed for the new keys so I can use just one key to properly operate everything on the beast.

Pic with steering wheel off, and blinker assembly removed to get to the now-loosened T20 torx screw holding the ignition cylinder in place:
PXL_20210913_151632403 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Pic showing the lock clip about to be pulled out to allow removal of the front door lock cylinders:
PXL_20210912_003213836 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Gratuitous pics of newly installed front speaker:
PXL_20210911_215952687 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

PXL_20210911_215935713 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer / Baltic Blue & Tan
2008 BMW 535xi Wagon / Deep Sea Blue & Tan

My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877
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Old 09-15-2021, 01:22 PM
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NICE WORK ALL AROUND AS USUAL.

really love the speaker photos

I used the same R.F. speakers,
the plastic moisture barrier is nice too.

well done.

this will pay off big time.

dave in NC
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