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Old 04-25-2013, 09:46 AM
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~~All the pictures from page one seem to have vanished... Not sure, new pic uploader probably. Pictures will begin new again, some of the newer ones are still on page two. Page one was really just me sorting this **** out in my head anyway. Though, if you ever looked at this thread before you will be surprised at how little ive been able to get done in 4 years. I should run for Congress.~~

The (painfully slow) build has begun.

I'll start this shindig by saying that I got a credit card just for her, wrote jeep on it, and put it in a cabinet in my garage. (Wife has already found it, this limits funds. Must of thought HER was referencing her )

$500 and a battery, and a bunch of heat shrink, and a box of fuses, and spray paint, razor knife, etc, etc, etc.... getting off track.

It was a sad sight when I first got it (still is really)
Red paint was shedding it's clearcoat, interior was... is disgusting, tires were balding like my brother in law, and the whole thing smelled like an electrical fire that got way out of hand.

I seem to have purposely misplaced pictures of the old paint job, but the interior has not changed.
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So I said a little prayer and blessed it with the proper Saint.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:55 AM
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And came the paint. The wifey and I did it in a couple of days.
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Came out well enough, and as far as I';m concerned well enough is all it needs.
I'm almost positive I spent more for masking tape than paint trying to two tone the bad boy.

Also replaced a couple of tires at a place were I had to point to the size on the tire, then point to my wallet, (I should definitely have learned spanish at some point in my life)

The wiring took up a good portion of my time as I pulled extension cord after extension cord out of the wiring harness. I really wish I would have taken pictures of that but alas, I was to busy trying to figure out what kind of electrical engineer would wire a winch into a headlight circuit. I never did figure it out, but I'm pretty sure it's a bad one.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:09 AM
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The wiring harness was not the only harness with 25 years of neglect.
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I'm sure it was supposed to come out in two, maybe three pieces, and some of the ends were supposed to be longer, and it was supposed to be able to hold a vacuum. This is not the way things go when your dealing with plastic that is literally 25 years old though.

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Guess maybe I have a few other things to work on too?
Notice that the heater core was taken out of loop, almost immediately after I got it home it puked hot green liquid all over the floor. Kinda saw that coming. Rock auto was there to help though.

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Old 04-25-2013, 10:59 AM
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I was feeling pretty emo about all the popping and cracking that the engine and transmission do whenever I drive it
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So I decided to go down to Autozone and get a transmission mount. Got some motor mounts too. The next slide is what happens to me every single time I go to autozone.

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I got the transmission mount which lists the same for all makes and models in their computer (I'm pretty sure they only sell one transmission mount in the whole store and just try to pass it off for ALL vehicles) Since I'm a lame *** and want to blow up my puny Peugeot before I get an ax-15 to swap I got down and dirty and pulled the crossmember and transmission mount. Once I got the mount out I realized something was amiss.
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Hmm, this seems to be a different transmission mount. I took it back to Autozone and asked for some help. They seemed to think that this was a fluke and looked it up again. A fruitless endeavor indeed. At one point the guy behind the counter told me I must not have a 4.0 or ba10/5 in the jeep. He looked something like this when he told me that.
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I explained politely that he was wrong and then had my daughter step in.
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Nobody, and I mean nobody tells this one what she doesn't want to hear. Needless to say she resolved the situation and helped me put an order in to 4wd.com

While I wait for the transmission mount and a bushing kit to be hand made by some dude in conneticut I decided that I would plug a leaky tire. Now I've plugged a lot of tires before and never had a problem with it. Like I say this things not gonna take me to alaska anytime soon so I'm not real worried about it. I purchased a tire plug kit from a certain discount tool retailer and got to work

It was all going pretty smoothly as such a simple job should until
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I guess maybe I shouldn't have tried to plug my hand but what the hell? You never know something isn't gonna work until you bleed all over the garage and cuss for an hour. The lighter fluid served a dual purpose in this situation. I lit my cigarette with it and then used it to burn the tire plug kit.

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Old 05-06-2013, 02:08 PM
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So after the transmission mount was hand built by some guy at crown automotive and then shipped via pony express to my local 4wd shop, I finally have it in my hands.
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So I pulled out the ole' angle grinder and put the wire wheel to the cross-member. Decided to give it a coat of paint and get it ready for the much anticipated (by me, I know none of you guys give a ****) reinstall.
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I still don't have my bushing kit from 4wd, but I attribute that to carrier pigeons bringing them to the shop one at a time. It's ok though because I have motor mounts waiting so i can at least get this thing out on some hills now that the 4x4 situation is sorted out. I also have a ton of other parts that are patiently waiting to be installed.

Eventually I'll be done with the (project 25 years of neglect) "insert photo of lindsay lohan" portion of this build and I'll be able to start doing all the stuff that makes people actually comment on a build thread. (I don't blame you guys, I wouldn't comment on this build thread either.)

I see a bumper project in my near future if i can get the 2x6 that i want as well as tires as soon as the credit card gets paid down.
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Glad to see it's coming together!
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A fun read for sure!
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:38 PM
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Thanks guys, a lame build may as well be entertaining.

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A fun read for sure!
What part of Ohio? I used to live in Daytucky... I mean Dayton.
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Originally Posted by tonytwotimes View Post
Thanks guys, a lame build may as well be entertaining.


What part of Ohio? I used to live in Daytucky... I mean Dayton.
Very entertaining! And not lame. Just tame!
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Keep it goin man
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:17 PM
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My transmission whines like a customer showing up in the last 5 minutes of a black friday sale, but at least it's mine.
http://s227.photobucket.com/user/jor...62337.mp4.html

More to come in the next few days. Lots of knuckle banging, cussing, and scotch.

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This poor jeep just can't catch a break...

I moved to Ohio about a year and a half ago and promptly parked the jeep in until i could get a house with a garage to call my own. The jeep then sat and rotted for almost exactly 1 year before I found a new house.

If I'm to be blunt, the jeep has managed to **** itself a little bit more and now needs some deeper tender love and care than i originally planned to show it. I have ripped the interior completely out and am in the process of rust proofing it (something that 25 years in the New Mexico dessert managed to get it ready for? Lots of places for rust to start attacking after sitting out for a year.)

I am actively looking for a rust bucket donor jeep with an ax-15 to cannibalize like a cabin boy in an Edgar Allen Poe story.

Anyone wanna trade a purrdy rifle for their jeep??
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LOL! The commentary here is hysterical!
Bad breaks happen, glad to hear that you're back at it again.
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I am in the dayton area if you need any help or tools. I have ALMOST everything...
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This is great.
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