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Old 06-04-2021, 09:34 PM
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Oh my! People pay big bucks for that kind of finish. Gorgeous!!
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Old 06-05-2021, 08:16 AM
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Thanks guys. I'm pleased. Just need to do the roof and I'm not looking forward to that!
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Old 06-05-2021, 03:04 PM
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Well I guess I'm lucky but I just found a mess of wiring behind the gauge cluster. I removed it to replace some bulbs and found 9 blown bulbs. Ouch, those little things were expensive! But the worst is the ammeter wiring. One of the wires had melted and shorted against some stuff in the past. Previous owner thought it was ok to just wrap the bare wire in duct tape. Yuck, yuck. Fixed a bunch of wires and eliminated the ammeter altogether. I have some better gauges on the way to mount under the AC.
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Old 06-06-2021, 06:09 AM
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Back in the days the people that did put the jeep wiring harnesses together used also duck tape for taping of soldered connections.
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73' Jeep J4000 (named Heep or Desert Dragon) amc 360 V8 converted to LPG with T15/D20 (was my daily work truck for thirteen years and is going to have major overhaul
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Old 06-06-2021, 07:23 AM
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Whoa, So these duct tape joints could be factory Heep? Yuck

Now I'm having a problem getting everything to work as it should. Gauges work but when I pull my lights on, everything maxes out and the lights do not illuminate. So out it comes again.
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Old 06-06-2021, 08:21 AM
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Mine had several crimped connections inside the harness wrapped with what appeared to be silver duct tape. These were both grounds and 10ga 12v wires.

I guess they figgered they were burried in the harness and weren't going to touch anything. None of them were adjacent to another.
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Old 06-06-2021, 08:31 AM
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Whoa, So these duct tape joints could be factory Heep? Yuck

Now I'm having a problem getting everything to work as it should. Gauges work but when I pull my lights on, everything maxes out and the lights do not illuminate. So out it comes again.

Maybe it's a good option to wire in some relais for low and high beam.
It takes a lot of heat from the headlight switch and connectors.

My 73 j-4000 looked like a Christmas tree rolling down the road with all the lights going off and on ,so I wired in two relais and two 30 amp fuses and never had a problem after that anymore.
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99' Dodge ram 2500 4x4 crew cab 5.9 Cummins ,backup work truck for now
73' Jeep J4000 (named Heep or Desert Dragon) amc 360 V8 converted to LPG with T15/D20 (was my daily work truck for thirteen years and is going to have major overhaul
80' Jeep cj5 350 V8 Chevy/ms420/D300 (a slow ongoing never finished project)

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Old 06-06-2021, 12:51 PM
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Turned out to be the ground on the 4 pin connector for the oil gauge that was causing the issue when the lights were on. Fixed that and everything works. New gauges from speedway came in so I got them installed except for the temp gauge. Pretty nice being able to tell exactly what the oil pressure is. I didn't install the temp gauge because I don't know where to put the sender. There doesn't appear to be any extra plugs in the coolant that I can remove?
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Old 06-06-2021, 07:40 PM
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Mine had several crimped connections inside the harness wrapped with what appeared to be silver duct tape. These were both grounds and 10ga 12v wires.

I guess they figgered they were buried in the harness and weren't going to touch anything. None of them were adjacent to another.

Same here. I thought someone had just butchered my harness till I realized the crimps were heavy-duty and that the silver duct tape was factory stuff. Turned out most of my engine bay harness, save for some electric choke, coil, and A/C connections, was actually in great shape. Some new loom, new zip ties, and tucking everything away made it all look new anyway.
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Old 06-08-2021, 08:43 AM
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Man, just following the rabbit down the hole. Fixed the dash and installed new gauges and now I can see that my alternator is overcharging when revving and driving. Guess I'm changing the voltage regulator now. Slowly working my way through everything!
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Old 06-08-2021, 11:08 AM
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! FSJ life right there! Fix one thing, test drive it, find 2 more things that need fixing.
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Old 06-08-2021, 02:50 PM
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Sheesh, the thing can't just be happy that I revived it. Threw a regulator in it and we're back to where it needs to be.
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Old 06-16-2021, 10:02 AM
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Just did the first oil change after 500 miles. It's running better and better the more miles I put on it. I need to wire up the trailer plug and the brake controller tomorrow because we're taking it camping this weekend for the first time.

77 Wagoneer pulling our 67 Fireball camper. Can't wait!
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Old 06-20-2021, 12:11 PM
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She did great! 100 degrees out and she didn't overheat at all.

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Old 06-21-2021, 03:32 AM
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Very good looking combo!
Hope you had a nice holiday with the family
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Jeep "because mother nature hates flat roads to"

http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=180974

99' Dodge ram 2500 4x4 crew cab 5.9 Cummins ,backup work truck for now
73' Jeep J4000 (named Heep or Desert Dragon) amc 360 V8 converted to LPG with T15/D20 (was my daily work truck for thirteen years and is going to have major overhaul
80' Jeep cj5 350 V8 Chevy/ms420/D300 (a slow ongoing never finished project)

Trucks/car's from the past:
85' Volkswagen caddy mk1 1.6 diesel.
83 Toyota land cruiser BJ42 3.4 diesel.
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Old 06-21-2021, 07:45 AM
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Thanks heep. It was great even though it was really hot. The water kept us cool.
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Old 06-29-2021, 02:51 PM
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Met up with some friends a couple days ago for a memorial.



And went swimming at the lake another day.

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Old 07-01-2021, 10:25 PM
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This thread is amazing. Goes something like this, I bought a Wagoneer! Then I.m spent a few well planned minutes and couple bucks on fixes. Now I enjoy it ALLLL THE TIME!!!!

There is not a trailer that your FSJ could tow that would haul All the jealousy I have for the fun you are having with that thing!!
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Old 07-22-2021, 11:38 AM
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The kid/dog pool needed an upgrade. My daughter was giggling the whole way home.

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GOOD TIMES ,...

GREAT PHOTOS,....

NEVER FORGOTTEN BY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

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