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Old 07-25-2021, 01:26 PM
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Probably going way overboard but decided to sand and paint the jack and base. Will find the jack handle and do it at some point too. Used my steel wheel brush and disc sander to get most of the rust off both the base and the jack.

Base before:
PXL_20210724_184158258 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Base after:
PXL_20210725_185752235 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Jack before:
PXL_20210725_181201579 by Robert Stone, on Flickr


Jack after sanding:
PXL_20210725_185951033 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Painted and will remount the assembly in the right rear quarter soon:
PXL_20210726_024211292 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 07-26-2021, 08:10 AM
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going to far ? no way,....

a nice rig deserves that,....

and it is nice knowing even the jack has been restored,....

I have done this to every restoration.

and as always,....very nice job.

hope you never need to use it, cause that means a flat tire....

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Old 07-29-2021, 07:13 AM
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Great thread, Rob! Thanks for taking the time to document your build - am following the progress & working our GW accordingly - the pictures help me replace/restore things back to original.

I've also got TBI EFI & am currently running a K&N air filter. I'd like to run an original breather for appearance & to quieten down the noise. I noticed that you're also running TBI EFI w/a factory original breather.

Question: Did you have to modify the original breather to fit the TBI throttle body? If so, what'd you have to do?
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Old 07-29-2021, 08:08 AM
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Great thread, Rob! Thanks for taking the time to document your build - am following the progress & working our GW accordingly - the pictures help me replace/restore things back to original.

I've also got TBI EFI & am currently running a K&N air filter. I'd like to run an original breather for appearance & to quieten down the noise. I noticed that you're also running TBI EFI w/a factory original breather.

Question: Did you have to modify the original breather to fit the TBI throttle body? If so, what'd you have to do?

Thanks for the cheers. As with most air cleaners from the day, the stock one is a standard size that'll work with just about any carb or TBI/EFI setup from what I've seen. I did absolutely nothing to my air cleaner beyond putting those rubber hose bits in to keep the vacuum operated door open full time, since there's no need for the choke mechanism anymore.

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My Howell TBI Install How-To:
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Old 07-29-2021, 08:55 AM
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Received my new front 3-point seat belts from TGW a couple days ago, so put them in:
Driver side:
PXL_20210729_010825865 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

The new floor mounted receivers, with the hard plastic sheaths installed:
PXL_20210728_181935885 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

The new seat belt retractor assemblies are a bit different than the original belts, but I think I can still make the original covers work, so cleaned and painted them:
PXL_20210729_010858934 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

The original belt end covers were in surprisingly good shape so cleaned and painted them:
PXL_20210729_013855420 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 07-29-2021, 09:14 AM
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Thanks for the cheers. As with most air cleaners from the day, the stock one is a standard size that'll work with just about any carb or TBI/EFI setup from what I've seen. I did absolutely nothing to my air cleaner beyond putting those rubber hose bits in to keep the vacuum operated door open full time, since there's no need for the choke mechanism anymore.


Good deal; thanks for the insight. Will be on the hunt for a factory breather.
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Old 09-11-2021, 12:12 AM
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Started back up on the beast after taking some time off to organize the household for an impending move to Arizona for a career change.
Got the seatbelt retractor covers and floor anchor covers reinstalled.
The new style belts/retractors required that I cut the bottom right part of the cover so I could slide the belt into the hole, otherwise it's not possible to feed the entire seatbelt assembly thru that small rectangular opening.
After that I touched it up with black paint again to hide the cut:
PXL_20210910_173534525 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Same thing here on the driver side:
PXL_20210910_173509701 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 09-11-2021, 12:21 AM
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Also had time to install all four new Rockford Fosgate Prime R1525X2 5.25" speakers front and rear, and get the Jensen MPR419Q stereo wired up and installed correctly. I dig how it's a new Jensen deck and the Jeep's original speaker covers still say Jensen:

Right rear:
PXL_20210909_174407499 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Left rear:
PXL_20210909_174355778 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

I didn't take a pic of the Qi wireless phone charger (for my Pixel 3XL) coming out the bottom, but I verified I wired the speaker polarity correctly and could stream some good old heavy metal from my cell phone and make phone calls. Pretty slick setup, considering it cost a total of ~$160. I didn't install that screw on the right, it was already there since some of the instrument panel clips had broken prior to my purchase:
PXL_20210911_015508130 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 09-13-2021, 11:23 AM
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Got my new BJ's ignition cylinder and keys, so installed it today. Needed a new one since the beast came with 2 keys, but I discovered the ignition cylinder was broken and would start the engine without any key. Also the keys I had were the wrong keys for both the doors AND the tailgate, so those keys must've belonged to the previous owner's other waggy.

I'm also having 2 new door locks shipped from BJ's since I don't trust either of the existing locks, plus the driver's side is abnormally loose and the cover drops. Once the new door locks arrive I'll have them and the tailgate rekeyed for the new keys so I can use just one key to properly operate everything on the beast.

The new ignition cylinder fresh from BJ's:
PXL_20210911_220618774 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Pic with steering wheel off, and blinker assembly removed to get to the now-loosened T20 torx screw holding the ignition cylinder in place:
PXL_20210913_151632403 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Pic showing the lock clip about to be pulled out to allow removal of the front door lock cylinders:
PXL_20210912_003213836 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Gratuitous pics of newly installed front speaker:
PXL_20210911_215952687 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

PXL_20210911_215935713 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 09-15-2021, 01:22 PM
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NICE WORK ALL AROUND AS USUAL.

really love the speaker photos

I used the same R.F. speakers,
the plastic moisture barrier is nice too.

well done.

this will pay off big time.

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Old 09-21-2021, 08:59 AM
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NICE WORK ALL AROUND AS USUAL.

really love the speaker photos

I used the same R.F. speakers,
the plastic moisture barrier is nice too.

well done.

this will pay off big time.

dave in NC

It'll definitely help on the long drive down to AZ, whenever that happens (CBP is having its own hiring issues with the Biden admin apparently).

Popped off the front door locks since the original driver side was not worth reusing. Had a local shop rekey both front doors and the tailgate to the new ignition cylinder keys. Shop said the new door locks were set up for 4-pin keys, but they made them work with the 5-pin ignition keys somehow. Now just one key works EVERYTHING:
PXL_20210913_164258605 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

My Dad came out to help me do the rear window tracks and dew wipes.
This is a complete PITA, and I wouldn't recommend doing the job alone.
All the felts and rubbers were missing from both rear doors so the windows just constantly rattled around in their best effort to break. We took the window motors out and all the attaching bracketry & screws to remove the rear quarter windows. Got the kit from TGW, and it's not cheap, but it does fit very well. Here's the new black quarter window frame and surrounding rubber:
PXL_20210915_184713759 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

The most difficult part was removing the rivets from the quarter window rail that holds the rear window in, then pounding the new supplied rivets in. This rail also serves to bracket the quarter window once it's in the door -- very tricky to get everything just right to fit it back in the door!:
PXL_20210915_185059969 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Driver side new quarter window rubbers, and dew wipes installed:
PXL_20210918_154720197 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

PXL_20210918_154724084 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Passenger side new quarter window rubbers, and dew wipes installed:
PXL_20210918_154741129 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

PXL_20210918_154737080 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My build thread:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189245
My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877
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Old 09-21-2021, 01:10 PM
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Old 09-24-2021, 09:03 AM
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Awesome. Just awesome.

Thank you kindly!

Sway bar bushing porn here. Easy to get the old ones off since they were destroyed, much harder to get the new ones on since there isn't much give. I went with the TGW Prothane version for 86-91:

PXL_20210921_181952334 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My Howell TBI Install How-To:
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Old 10-03-2021, 05:00 AM
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Thanks, Rob for posting this pic! - i've been having issues with my power steering pump belt squealing for years; have lost count how many times i've adjusted the belt; only way i saw to adjust it was to pry on the reservoir, which caves it in creating extra patina - thought there must be a better way; but, hadn't seen any posts/pix or YouTube's showing anyone adjusting the belt on a 360 - til now. Saw the pic & realized i was missing the adjuster. Just ran out to my parts stash & found that i have 2 of them, neither of which the PO thought were necessary - ugh.
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Old 10-03-2021, 09:24 AM
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Thanks, Rob for posting this pic! - i've been having issues with my power steering pump belt squealing for years; have lost count how many times i've adjusted the belt; only way i saw to adjust it was to pry on the reservoir, which caves it in creating extra patina - thought there must be a better way; but, hadn't seen any posts/pix or YouTube's showing anyone adjusting the belt on a 360 - til now. Saw the pic & realized i was missing the adjuster. Just ran out to my parts stash & found that i have 2 of them, neither of which the PO thought were necessary - ugh.

Hey, that's great news! I'm glad the pic helped you figure it out.
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Old 10-13-2021, 03:03 PM
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dang, more fine work.....time consuming but man it is nice.
experienced help and another set of hands is really nice.

thanx for posting.

the interior wood decals at top of door look nice too.

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Old 10-18-2021, 01:14 PM
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dang, more fine work.....time consuming but man it is nice.
experienced help and another set of hands is really nice.

thanx for posting.

the interior wood decals at top of door look nice too.

dave in NC

Why, thank you, kind sir.
And to top it off, I scored this fender yesterday from a very nice guy in WA who agreed to drive a few hours and meet me in OR to swap cash for fender. This one, in my same Baltic Blue, will be replacing the black and disfigured one I already have mounted:
PXL_20211018_180550305 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:16 PM
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Old 11-16-2021, 06:39 PM
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Been busy with other stuff lately but had a chance to finally get the "new" fender on.
Since I had to remove the grill to get to the 3 core support bolts holding the front of the fender, it gave me a chance to adjust the new TGW hood bumper set I bought a while back.
Also FINALLY received the new hood release cable lever assembly I ordered from BJ's back in July. We'll blame China and the ports for that.

The old release cable was rusted solid and broke out of the sheath, so I just snipped it into 2 pieces. New stuff in a bag under it:
PXL_20211115_162542250 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

New cable installed and zip-tied to the hood support rod. Rubber firewall grommet, cable, etc, all look like great quality, and the lever works fine. This cable is much more pliable than the old, heat-hardened cable that broke:
PXL_20211117_002317965 by Robert Stone, on Flickr

Refit the hood and tweaked a few things to line everything up. Grill and front bumper also back on. New fender looks much better than the old one!
PXL_20211117_002436075 by Robert Stone, on Flickr
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My build thread:
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My Howell TBI Install How-To:
https://ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=189877

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Old 11-19-2021, 10:26 AM
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good job !
2 more things out of the way.
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