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Old 07-13-2022, 11:39 AM
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Oooh, you have a dome light lens. I had to make one.
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Old 07-13-2022, 12:33 PM
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Oooh, you have a dome light lens. I had to make one.


I have some good stuff, just have to find it all!!!!
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Old 07-13-2022, 01:43 PM
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SWEEEET! Welcome back to the fray, congrats on retirement!
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Old 07-13-2022, 08:05 PM
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Old 07-15-2022, 03:11 PM
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Braved the hot Texas weather to go out and put a new tarp on the portable garage frame since some of the work I have planned will leave the interior and door inner parts exposed to the weather. Quite a reduction in heat under there.






Have a couple of things coming in over the next few days that should extend my working time in this hot weather. Found my stash of fuel line. Picked up oil, spark plugs, Seafoam and STA-BIL. Got a battery on the charger. Having to be patient due to the weather and waiting on parts, but will try to get it started here pretty quick.
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Old 07-15-2022, 03:24 PM
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Yep....and sadly more hot weather coming your way from my neck of the woods......can't help it :/

Mine is on hold too, due to hot weather!
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Old 07-15-2022, 05:28 PM
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Yep....and sadly more hot weather coming your way from my neck of the woods......can't help it :/

Mine is on hold too, due to hot weather!




It is miserable here it hit 105. I agree, I will not be able to get much done until it starts to cool off. I will just do what I can when I can.
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Old 07-15-2022, 09:05 PM
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Went out for a little evening tinkering. Changed the fuel filters.






Poured all the lawnmower gas in the tank, Threw the junk battery I just took off the charger on it: and cranked it over. It ran rough, but was expected!!!!

https://youtube.com/shorts/tZxunVdn2do

I am stoked!!!!
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1983 Wagoneer Limeted, 169k 360 AMC, NP 229, 727,
MODS: 2003 Durango bucket seats:
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=159286
Build Thread: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=174925

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Old 07-16-2022, 10:04 AM
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Yours is running......a step ahead of mine right now
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'84 Grand Wagoneer, 401 V8 (.030 over), MC2150 HA Comp, 727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT - WT 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

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Old 07-16-2022, 10:33 AM
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Yours is running......a step ahead of mine right now

Yeah I couldn’t stand it. It was running really well before I stopped working on it. It started cooling off at about 7pm so I went out and started messing with it. I swapped out both the fuel filters. The fuel that was in the fuel lines smelled like varnish, so I let it drain out. I got lucky, the tank was pretty much empty. Dumped the lawn mower gas in it. The fuel in the filter looked super clean and had no trash in it so I went for it.
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Build Thread: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=174925
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Old 07-17-2022, 08:35 AM
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Old 07-19-2022, 10:44 AM
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Washed the exterior yesterday.





I think I found the culprit that has been killing the battery. I was checking fuses, bumped my arm into it and got a little bit of a surprise. It was hot as fire!!!!







Changed the oil filter and oil. Replaced the headlight dimmer switch which solved my intermittent light problem.



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Build Thread: http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=174925
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Old 07-19-2022, 11:41 AM
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I really like the paint scheme your waggy is rocking!

One of a kind for sure, and please do not change it
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'84 Grand Wagoneer, 401 V8 (.030 over), MC2150 HA Comp, 727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT - WT 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

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Old 07-19-2022, 11:46 AM
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I really like the paint scheme your waggy is rocking!

One of a kind for sure, and please do not change it

Yeah, a couple coats of flat clear coat and I'd leave as-is forever.
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Old 07-19-2022, 11:51 AM
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The Texas sun and weather took its toll on the primer. I am very tempted to red scotch brite it and clearcoat it rat rod style, LOL!!!
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Old 07-19-2022, 12:19 PM
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One of a kind
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'84 Grand Wagoneer, 401 V8 (.030 over), MC2150 HA Comp, 727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT - WT 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

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Old 07-19-2022, 02:11 PM
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Thinking about the CC, and not sure I would recommend it.

My '81 CJ5 is got some nice patina on it, and find on CJ Forum that those who have tried the CC over it, do not have good results.

CC needs paint to stick to, otherwise looks worse than the patina just bare.

I am leaving mine bare, as humidity here os so low and higher temps, rust is not much of an issue!

My CJ5 came from CO in May 2019, just like you see in pics.

20220320_155424 by Scott Weckerly, on Flickr

20220320_155445 by Scott Weckerly, on Flickr

A JEEP 11-10-19 096 by Scott Weckerly, on Flickr

A JEEP 11-10-19 094 by Scott Weckerly, on Flickr
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Old 07-19-2022, 04:20 PM
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Good looking 81' CJ5 you have there!
I always liked the cj jeeps and have a 80' cj5 project myself.
It's in pieces for frame and body repair for years now.
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Old 07-21-2022, 11:16 AM
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Thinking about the CC, and not sure I would recommend it.
...those who have tried the CC over it, do not have good results.

CC needs paint to stick to, otherwise looks worse than the patina just bare.
I agree! My personal opinion, when you clear coat over surface rust, it looks artificial and forced. Plus, peeling clear coat over rust looks HORRENDOUS!
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Old 07-21-2022, 11:24 AM
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LOL, I already have a color picked out for it. Body work and paint are last on the list. Still to much work to do before I even consider painting it. So it will stay a spotted mess for a little while longer.
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