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04-29-2019 10:46 AM
lurch9 Spent Fri and Sat at Adventure Offroad Park in South Pittsburg, TN. Didnt get many pics because I was leading both days. Also had some carnage from AOP. Driver front stub shaft went "pop", I was climbing a slab, lost forward momentum, started sliding down and the driver front hooked on an undercut. Don't have a pic of the incident. Tossing in a spare and saving pennies for RCVs.











04-15-2019 11:10 AM
lurch9 In an effort to come up with a onboard trash can, I found an old military butt pack on the shelf in my garage. It somehow accomplished everything I was shooting for in a trash containment system. I wanted it to hang off the tailgate somehow...check, and I also wanted to be able to use Kroger bags as liners....check. still working on final mounting but I'm happy with how the garbage management apparatus is turning out.





03-26-2019 01:21 PM
GTOffroader In Tallapoosa the possum rides a worn out bogger at midnight on NYE.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...1054537864038/

Waco is close enough...
03-26-2019 07:29 AM
lurch9
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Originally Posted by GTOffroader View Post
Why did the turkey cross the road? To check out your craftsmanship, of course.




If only you had boggers you would have walked right up those ledges.
Might need to start looking for some half worn boggers, I hear they grow on trees out in Tallapoosa.

That Turkey followed me for about 30 mins, he crawled so well, it made the jeep look bad. Lol
03-26-2019 06:25 AM
GTOffroader
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Originally Posted by lurch9 View Post


Why did the turkey cross the road? To check out your craftsmanship, of course.


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Originally Posted by lurch9 View Post
Little vid. I made it about 30 seconds after they stopped filming.

https://youtu.be/1DLS__A89vA
If only you had boggers you would have walked right up those ledges.
03-26-2019 02:38 AM
Gojeep Looking good and only simple problems to fix.
03-25-2019 06:58 PM
lurch9 Successful first trip. Not many pics. No breakage. Need to raise my fuel vent hose and put some sort of sleeve on my tailgate chains.





Off the trailer, back at the house.



Little vid. I made it about 30 seconds after they stopped filming.

https://youtu.be/1DLS__A89vA
03-12-2019 07:16 AM
46WILYZ Very nice! It is a great feeling to get it on the road. Your weight is pretty close to the same as my rig.
03-12-2019 05:22 AM
lurch9
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Top came up well. Was the first sewing job I had done outside of school too!

I had trouble of it flapping at highway speeds though as didn't have the amount of tensioners that you have. This was in 1989 so had no samples to look at online.
Thanks, I actually enjoyed sewing the top. I added the center straps bc I was afraid of ballooning. Will add more if it flaps too much.
03-12-2019 02:27 AM
Gojeep Top came up well. Was the first sewing job I had done outside of school too!

I had trouble of it flapping at highway speeds though as didn't have the amount of tensioners that you have. This was in 1989 so had no samples to look at online.
03-11-2019 08:29 PM
lurch9 Got the weight, weighed in at 4340 lbs. Heavier than I thought, but nothing to remove to lighten it. Could re-do the skids out of aluminum but that ain't happening anytime soon.

Whipped up a bikini top today. Teepee canvas from Big Duck Canvas, poly webbing, and some backpack buckles. Taught myself how to sew for this project. Really happy with the final product.













03-10-2019 06:01 AM
lurch9
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Did you get a weight? Just curious.

Obviously I support what you have done by looking at my screen name.

I made my first one back in the early 90's. I came across a guy who had a well used Toyota Jeep, and he built it in 1984 as I recall. They do work well. We did a lot of swaps with that stuff. I am still doing it.
I'll get a weight tomorrow. I was getting ready to head to the scale saturday morning and noticed a small brake fluid leak at the passenger rear caliper. Spent the morning fixing that and missed my window to make it to the scale bc they closed at 2:30. Since I missed the scale, I spent the rest of the afternoon wiring up rock lights. Got them from Lux Lighting. They are magnet mount and simple to install, very happy with their product.

03-09-2019 06:38 PM
ToyotaJeep Did you get a weight? Just curious.

Obviously I support what you have done by looking at my screen name.

I made my first one back in the early 90's. I came across a guy who had a well used Toyota Jeep, and he built it in 1984 as I recall. They do work well. We did a lot of swaps with that stuff. I am still doing it.
03-09-2019 06:27 PM
Mike C2 Jeep looks great! I built a similar dash for my 1970 short nose postal jeep. Without the big main gauge but the same Boss stereo. Awesome setup for small investment.
03-07-2019 05:07 PM
lurch9
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The design, craftsmanship, and execution are impeccable. Kudos!

But what the heck is left of the '52 M38? Headlights and tailgate?

It's like you jacked up the radiator cap and drove a new vehicle underneath.

Lmao, the radiator cap analogy seems very fitting.

Thank you very much for the compliments. Much appreciated.

The soul of the M38 is still there. Lol. Of the original M38, the cowl, the dash, tailgate, tailgate chains, and headlight buckets. Original willys parts from other models: grill from a 2a, windshield from a 3b, hood is 3a I think. The tub is all new sheetmetal bc the original tub was too crusty.
03-07-2019 04:51 PM
plym49 The design, craftsmanship, and execution are impeccable. Kudos!

But what the heck is left of the '52 M38? Headlights and tailgate?

It's like you jacked up the radiator cap and drove a new vehicle underneath.

03-07-2019 04:31 PM
lurch9 Lots of little loose ends coming together. I got the cb and antenna mounted and wired. Whipped up a fancy bracket for the antenna. Also got a cellular phone holder with a cage mount.






Made some floor mats from some 1/4" rubber mat from tractor supply. Hopefully the rubber helps with vibrations, sound and heat.








Once I got the hood mounted, there was a 3/8" gap between the hood and the top of the fender. Found some weatherstripping that clips onto the lip of the hood and has a bulb on the bottom. McMaster Carr for the win. When the hood is closed, the bulb is compressed and keeps water, dirt and dust out.







Next up, learn how to throw down with this bad mamma jamma.

03-02-2019 06:35 PM
lurch9 Gear ratio is 4.88, not sure on the weight. Gonna try to get the weight next week after I get it tagged. Local feed store has a truck scale that I can weigh it on.
03-02-2019 06:00 PM
ToyotaJeep That is good to know. I have built a few Toyota powered Jeeps before. What gear ratio? I would imagine that it weighs less than a truck so you should be fine. Also what curb weight?
03-02-2019 05:56 PM
lurch9 Its surprisingly peppy. I expected it to struggle just a bit, but that was not the case.
03-02-2019 05:53 PM
ToyotaJeep How is the power with that set up? I imagine it would be fine just curious.
03-02-2019 04:41 PM
lurch9 Test drive today. Up to operating temp, held at 185, good oil pressure, no explosions. Luckily a buddy warned me about the exhaust wrap, quite the smoke show. Also got the winch rope installed. Gonna check for leaks in the am. Really happy with the ground clearance and the approach angle for a leaf sprung jeep. Departure angle not so great, this girl got a thicc booty.










Pic for scale, next to a Honda Pioneer 700-4.



02-26-2019 03:06 PM
lurch9 Wiring has been less than fun. Tried to test all of the circuits before install. I hope I never have to mess with the wiring ever again. Only thing left to wire is the turn signal switch. Here's some pics of the process, and the finished progress. There's not a whole lot of room under the dash of a Willys. 10lbs of something in a 5lb something something.













After wiring, I took my little man down to the creek to throw rocks and float some stick boats.

02-22-2019 11:33 AM
lurch9 Im looking at one month before it needs to be on a trailler on its way to Tennessee. Wiring is going good, however, it's taking longer than expected. I thought wiring up the headlights would take about 2 hrs.....nope, more like 4. I'm trying to keep everything tidy, so I don't have to go back and clean stuff up. Headlights are working, both high and low beam. Parking lights work. Since that stuff works, it's safe to say that the headlight switch and dimmer both work. The Painless harness has been very nice to work with and the instructions actually help...who woulda thunk that? Next is taillights and then gauges. If the weather is nice Monday I'll put in some seat time.







02-19-2019 07:53 AM
lurch9
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Looking good there. I used to have my clutch plate stick as well in very wet conditions or if I was launching a boat. Maybe condensation?
Thanks. Yeah, I'm thinking that when I cleaned everything there was quite a bit of moisture present. It had also been sitting for a little over a year, so that may have had something to do with it too. It's free now and I couldn't be happier.
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