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Forum: Build Threads 09-22-2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By melford1972
Just relocated to Ventura. But over the years I...

Just relocated to Ventura. But over the years I have lived in Glendale, Pasadena, San Clemente, Encinitas, and San Diego.

Glendale, right next door to you, is probably one of the most terrifying...
Forum: Build Threads 09-20-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 123,319
Posted By melford1972
Love this detail and I would have missed it if...

Love this detail and I would have missed it if you did not call it out. Very subtle and refined. If you can say that a bright orange Chief on 33s is "subtle and refined." :lol:

How/where did you...
Forum: Build Threads 09-20-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,497
Posted By melford1972
Seat belt electrical is self-contained with...

Seat belt electrical is self-contained with batteries. No wiring to truck power. I think this is because they want to make sure they always work, no matter what happens to electrical systems. The FAA...
Forum: Build Threads 09-19-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By melford1972
A few recent pics of...

A few recent pics of progress.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52369267987_6e1377a6e4.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nMGbRz)
Fresh glass is cut and ready to go in. Windshield is supposed to show up...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-15-2022, 09:58 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 339,081
Posted By melford1972
Just when you think this couldn’t get any...

Just when you think this couldn’t get any cooler, you go and add THIS detail. Great idea. Ties it all together perfectly.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-15-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By melford1972
Those were actually my thoughts on the motor swap...

Those were actually my thoughts on the motor swap exactly. At first I felt kind of bad about swapping the original motor in an X model Wag. But after my experience trying to fuel inject my 72 a few...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-13-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By melford1972
That is really helpful about the plated pot...

That is really helpful about the plated pot metal, tgreese. Thanks. Will look into plating them.

A little more that I should have originally posted. So far I looked at CNCing them, but then all of...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-12-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By melford1972
About the current Wagoneer. I have a friend that...

About the current Wagoneer. I have a friend that works on the inside at Jeep, FCA, Stellantis, or whatever they are calling that company today. :p

Apparently, the Wagoneer was designed about 6 or 7...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 09-12-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By melford1972
Fender badge

Hoping that someone on here can help with a fabrication question.

I am almost done with my 70 Wagoneer project. It is going to be my daily driver and now has a Vortec 5.3 instead of the original...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-25-2022, 06:44 PM
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Views: 339,081
Posted By melford1972
The uh, um, okay you got me. Literally every...

The uh, um, okay you got me. Literally every single part of this build is awesome.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-25-2022, 12:29 PM
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Posted By melford1972
Hot dang this truck is looking amazing. Nice work...

Hot dang this truck is looking amazing. Nice work on just about everything.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 06-30-2022, 02:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 907
Posted By melford1972
Hello everyone. My name is Geoff and I check...

Hello everyone.

My name is Geoff and I check the forum a few times a week. Trying to finish my 70 Wag build, and will soon have an SJ again. Why does the last little bit always take so long?...
Forum: Build Threads 05-17-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 228,609
Posted By melford1972
I second the request for the windshield install...

I second the request for the windshield install video.

Beautiful work. Nicely done.
Forum: Build Threads 05-16-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,497
Posted By melford1972
First of all, I LOVE your J-10 "Tonka...

First of all, I LOVE your J-10 "Tonka truck" build. It is just...gorgeous the way it turned out. Most people would have been happy with where you started. But you took it to the next level with the...
Forum: Build Threads 05-16-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,497
Posted By melford1972
I am not sure about the "saving a hell of a...

I am not sure about the "saving a hell of a lot of money" part. :D But it SHOULD be on the road very soon. We fired the engine two weeks ago and are just putting the interior back together now. Home...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 04-23-2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By melford1972
I think Chrysler first started talking about the...

I think Chrysler first started talking about the new Wagoneer almost a decade ago. And I have to believe that the design was probably mostly done by then. IIRC that was pre-FCA. And now Jeep is owned...
Forum: Build Threads 04-14-2022, 11:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,497
Posted By melford1972
Tell me about it. I posted something on the other...

Tell me about it. I posted something on the other FSJ site tonight and when I hit submit, I thought "Oh no! I forgot to check for apostrophes!" But then I remembered that I was not on ifsja. :D
Forum: Build Threads 04-01-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,497
Posted By melford1972
Update with some pics. If anyone wonders, these...

Update with some pics.

If anyone wonders, these pics were taken under a fluorescent light, so it makes the color of the paint look a lot more yellow than it actually is. I did not respray since...
Forum: Build Threads 04-01-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,497
Posted By melford1972
Hey bluehwy, Central Valley represent! I am...

Hey bluehwy, Central Valley represent! I am originally from Visalia, though I have been living in SoCal for quite a while. I still spend a lot of time up there though. My Wag is going to see a LOT of...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 03-15-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,495
Posted By melford1972
As some have already said, EFI will not net you...

As some have already said, EFI will not net you much increase in MPG. I was expecting a slight increase when I fuel injected my 72 Wag. And there really was not really any notable difference. Tire...
Forum: Build Threads 03-11-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,497
Posted By melford1972
Quick update to show some woodgrain in case...

Quick update to show some woodgrain in case anyone else has similar questions. This has been discussed elsewhere on this forum, but I took pictures and wanted to share what I found.

According to...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 03-07-2022, 12:53 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 339,081
Posted By melford1972
Jeez this paint is gorgeous. Cant wait to see...

Jeez this paint is gorgeous. Cant wait to see this back together. Even though it is fun to look at right now too.

:thumbsup:
Forum: Build Threads 02-27-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,497
Posted By melford1972
Thanks cu4whln. After reading about your LT swap,...

Thanks cu4whln. After reading about your LT swap, I almost decided to go that route when I couldnt find a motor. LS motors with decent mileage have gotten harder to find now that everyone wants to...
Forum: Build Threads 02-26-2022, 01:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 18,497
Posted By melford1972
Rang, thanks for the prompting. Time to dust off...

Rang, thanks for the prompting. Time to dust off this build thread with a long-overdue update. Sometimes life happens and when it does it is not always good for Jeep projects.

To catch everyone up,...
Forum: Fuel Injection 04-06-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,544
Posted By melford1972
Thanks for the response. Throttle response was a...

Thanks for the response. Throttle response was a big concern. DBC it is!
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