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Old 11-21-2017, 05:23 AM   #376 (permalink)
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Sure looks pretty, hope you don't get any mud or rain on it! You can carry a California duster with you to touch it up when you park at the show!
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:11 AM   #377 (permalink)
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Making some progress. I managed to complete the fuel system. Routed the line in somewhat the stock path. I added a pre-pump filter. Also got the oil pressure gauge plumbed up. Used some AN fitting and a bulkhead fitting I had kicking around. Hope to be leak free now.

Hood is mounted. Only thing left for the body is the inner windshield.
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Old 01-21-2018, 03:53 AM   #378 (permalink)
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No real progress to report. I haven't touched it in what seems like weeks. I have to get reinvigorated....

But I did manage to chase down a trailer. I suspect it's Swiss Army origin. But i need to do some digging. It could be a Bantam or Willys that was refurbished by the Swiss. Or it may just be a Swiss copy. I'm no purist. So whatever it turns out to be I'm fine with. The eventual plan would be the same green paint and some matching wheels.
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Old 01-21-2018, 04:08 AM   #379 (permalink)
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Well....It doesn't look like Swiss cheese so that is good in our part of the world....
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:10 AM   #380 (permalink)
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Looks a lot like my Dunbar Kaple M-100. Mines a '52. The only thing that jumps out as being different is the shape of the foot, but that could be a difference over the years they were made, too.
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Old 04-09-2018, 03:56 AM   #381 (permalink)
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Wow....can't believe it's been this long since I updated.

The last couple months - well I took a break from this project. I spent some time on the crawler. The rear end required a full maintenance tear down. It needed some new axle bearings, new wheel studs and i added a pinion guard from Artec. I also swapped out the torque converter. I put the B+M back in. The Hughes was pretty fun. But a bit too loose for crawling. And lastly just general maintenance items.

Now the green jeep, I am getting some things done. The windshield is complete. I rebuilt/restored a pair of Trico wiper motors. I had to make my own inner windshield pivots. Seems mixing OEM and repop parts puts things in wonky places. We solved it though.
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Old 04-09-2018, 04:03 AM   #382 (permalink)
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And we are finally wiring her all up. I did want the look of a stock harness - cloth covered wires. But in the end I decided modern wiring is a far better idea. All but the headlights are now LED as well.
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:09 AM   #383 (permalink)
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more getting done.

Mounted up the new replacement winch. Wiring is 90% done. All but the headlights are LED now. I'm just waiting on a few items to arrive in order to wrap things up.

We're getting close finally.
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Nice work as always....Time for burnouts!
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Old 04-18-2018, 06:28 AM   #385 (permalink)
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:45 PM   #386 (permalink)
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It's almost ready to drive.

Had the carb restored. Beechwood supplied me with new canvas. I also fabbed up a little switch panel, rather than drill the dash.

Last think left is the steering. Materials are here. I plan to do a tie rod flip and use 1 1/8 DOM from Ruff Stuff. Should be plenty strong for this little jeep.

Kind of scary. What started out as a simple flatty runabout has turned into the nicest Jeep I've even owned. Go figure....
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Kind of scary. What started out as a simple flatty runabout has turned into the nicest Jeep I've even owned. Go figure....
Funny how that can happen.

Looking very nice.
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Old 05-12-2018, 07:36 AM   #388 (permalink)
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Steering is done. I did a tie rod flip using some bits from Ruff Stuff and M38 tie rod ends. Came out slick. Loving the extra clearance for the wheeling i'll probably never do.

Getting closer by the day!
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Old 05-12-2018, 04:27 PM   #389 (permalink)
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Very nice!
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:28 AM   #390 (permalink)
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So we are 99% done! We spent some time over the last few weeks tidying up loose ends. I didn't post it. But prior to the steering work, I found the front axle was junk. So we built a whole new front end last month. Wheels got a polish and we finished up the engine compartment.

I'm sure there will be minor updates here and there. But at this point it's a driver! Trip to the RMV got me my tags and we are off!

Here's a before and after for you.
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Old 06-06-2018, 04:59 AM   #391 (permalink)
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Very nice result.
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Old 01-03-2019, 02:28 AM   #392 (permalink)
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Been a while since I posted. Not much done on the Jeep, other than driving it around.

The past few months have been spent tinkering on the trailer. So to catch up....

First thing I did was cut out a tailgate opening. Then i split two gates and made one 4 inches taller to span the gap.

Then we replaced the badly rotted front panel.
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Old 01-03-2019, 02:34 AM   #393 (permalink)
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Most recently we blasted and painted the old gal. I added a rear bumper and LED lights all around. The tail light wiring is hidden in the struts.

Now just waiting for the matching tires to arrive.
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Coming up well. I like how you thought of adding additional bracing to overcome the loss of strength when the tailgate is down.
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:25 AM   #395 (permalink)
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Coming up well. I like how you thought of adding additional bracing to overcome the loss of strength when the tailgate is down.
Thanks!

Trailer is complete. We took it for a very brief ride in the cold. Also added a little jewelry to the Jeep. Been searching for a vintage extinguisher and finally found one.

I know....not very hard core. But it's been fun!
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:25 AM   #396 (permalink)
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After driving it for awhile what are your thoughts on the power steering? Is it worth the extra hassle or would you do manual saginaw steering if you had to do it all over again?
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:06 PM   #397 (permalink)
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Thumbs up

That whole rig is beautiful! Nice job on the trailer. The fire extinguisher is nice too. I had one of those as a teenager and used it like a super soaker, blasted my opponents in the eye with a mix of dish soap and water. What a rotten kid!
Anyway, great job, always enjoy this thread.
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:22 PM   #398 (permalink)
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Thanks for the kind words!

As for steering - I think more important is getting the geometry right. I got this one dialed in well. I think a manual box would have probably been fine. But I don't like the big wheels that are kind of needed for the leverage. So I went with power. It's great - pretty much effortless going down the road. Put it this way, unless it's a 100% correct and original Jeep, I would add power steering to every one I build.
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:41 PM   #399 (permalink)
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Superb! Really great craftsmanship and your choices on mods really worked out well Cool ride!
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Looking good.
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