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Old 05-30-2020, 10:44 AM
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Finally replaced the rotting cardboard backing of the Jeep door cards (40+ yrs old) with ABS plastic. Took a couple days and turned out pretty good.. 👍

Did you re-use the vinyl covering from the originals? Interested to see how it turned out!
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Old 05-30-2020, 12:39 PM
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I greased the hood latches to stop the constant and maddening squeaking on every single bump..
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Old 05-30-2020, 01:24 PM
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I just wish it was only the hood latch squeaking on mine. LOL
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Old 05-30-2020, 01:41 PM
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I just wish it was only the hood latch squeaking on mine. LOL
I hear that!


Last weekend we turned wrenches for 3 days to get Krista's waggy out of the back yard from a 2 year nap. At the time she was parked I started a few things that I didn't get back to for a while. The bucket seat brackets were cleaned and painted and I attached 98 Mustang seats to them. A SS battery tray replaced the factory tray. Then I got into replacing the 20+ year old Hedman headers. Last weekend the headers were installed and the new collectors were welded to the twice pipes. New HEI cap, rotor, plugs and wires installed. Heater hoses replaced. Oil changed and oil pump primed. Discovered leak at the oil pressure sender. The brass nipple broke off inside. It was drilled out and the hole welded shut until a permanent solution is worked out. New belts. 5 gallons of gas and fired her up. The sound of the twice pipes was exciting! Drove her to town and gave her a bath. On Tuesday, Krista drove her to work.


Our minds aren't made up on the seats yet. Climbing over the side bolsters are a bit of a PITA.









There they go to work!
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Old 05-30-2020, 07:56 PM
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Axle rebuilt finally

Finally got the rear axle rebuilt. So ready to get it back on the road. Fuel injection and new exhaust is next. So much to do but so little time.
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Old 05-30-2020, 08:07 PM
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I just wish it was only the hood latch squeaking on mine. LOL

Well I replaced the exhaust a couple weeks back so now I can hear myself think and the squeaky hood.
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Old 06-02-2020, 05:38 PM
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The bucket seat brackets were cleaned and painted and I attached 98 Mustang seats to them.

Flint, how well did those seats bolt up? Do you think they'd fold forward enough to gain access to the back seat of a Cherokee?
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Old 06-03-2020, 07:11 AM
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Flint, how well did those seats bolt up? Do you think they'd fold forward enough to gain access to the back seat of a Cherokee?
The seats fit on the stock brackets pretty well. The 2 rear mount holes lined right up. New holes had to be drilled in the front about 1.5" towards the rear from the stock Mustang mount holes. The backs felt low to me so I put 3/4" spacers between seat and bracket.

On a good day, I would probably cripple myself trying to get in a 2 door Cherokee. Skinny folk can probably do it OK with these seats. The door post is just outside view on the left.



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Old 06-03-2020, 11:24 PM
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The seats fit on the stock brackets pretty well. The 2 rear mount holes lined right up. New holes had to be drilled in the front about 1.5" towards the rear from the stock Mustang mount holes. The backs felt low to me so I put 3/4" spacers between seat and bracket.

On a good day, I would probably cripple myself trying to get in a 2 door Cherokee. Skinny folk can probably do it OK with these seats. The door post is just outside view on the left.
That's perfect! Thanks, Flint! I had a '76 Jimmy a few years ago with Fox Body Mustang seats in it. I liked them quite a bit. Those seats look like they'll work just fine, too. Very nice!
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Old 10-14-2020, 02:49 PM
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Getting my Cabin ready for water, power and hopefully winter. Jtruck is going into the garage soon.
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Old 10-25-2020, 08:18 PM
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Old 10-25-2020, 08:45 PM
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A few weeks ago on a weekend...

I am sure plenty of folks have been down this path. Eight years ago, I bought a custom headlight harness from a forum member. I regret that he has since passed away. I bought it and a few other things for a brighter headlights project on my wife's Waggy. It ended up sitting in a box. That happens.

Fast forward to last month and there is a short in the headlight circuit trying to melt the headlight switch. I discovered the factory light harness splices bare and touching metal on the front header panel. The soldered splice had lost it's factory duct tape and the loom was rotten and falling apart. Must be time then.

Right away I found two wire connection on the low and high beam relay plugs were broken. A friend came by for a visit so I enlisted his help. We got the connections fixed. We got the new harness installed and began troubleshooting other issues right away. The new H4 lights did not fit the headlight buckets. They got modified with a zip wheel so they would fit. H4 headlights got installed but the the lights were not consistently working correctly. We came across two other connections to the relay plugs broken and fixed that. There was still trouble with the lights working consistently. Finally, we realized two wires were swapped on the Hi beam relay plug. Got those swapped and still had issues. By then we were on our second day of work. Finally we figured out the relays will not work right once the battery voltage got down to under 10 volts. Threw a battery charger on and WAH LAH! To be thorough, the headlight and hi/lo beam switch were also replaced with new ones.

Wifey is going to really like the H4 lights compared to the yellow headlights the Jeep has had for so long.





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Flint, I bet the young lady is going to be real happy being able to see where she is going now. Do we need to ask where you are sending her. LOL
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