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Posted 29 October 2011 - 04:34 PM

Ok, found out exactly where the antifreeze leak is coming from, the head gasket on the passenger side. :(

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 07:13 AM

Are you replacing the head gasket or is there some sort of of putty that will work :question:

The fuel gauge, is it working? Key on pic there is no movement, you have to have gas in it. :grin:
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 03:22 PM

View PostJim B, on 31 October 2011 - 07:13 AM, said:

Are you replacing the head gasket or is there some sort of of putty that will work :question:


I did put some of this in w/carbon fiber, ONLY because $$ is tight etc. So far it is working 97% but I haven't driven it yet to really get it hot, just idle/1200rpm like the directions read. Just a small leak but I'm going to go out and change the oil and let it run.

I hate to use stuff like this but at this point I had to. If it does not work, then I just might pull the whole motor and save some $ and re-build it.

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The fuel gauge, is it working? Key on pic there is no movement, you have to have gas in it. :grin:


Yes the gauge is working, I put 3.5 gallons in it and the gauge came up to the top of the "E" :2thumup: at least I know when it gets to the top of the "E" I have 3 gallons and not like most CJ's where the gauge is way off. Peaches gauge use to read 1/2 tank = empty, now after the new sender install I could only get it down to 1/4 = empty. So I'm happy to see the gauge reading very close to empty.
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 10:06 PM

I'm having a similar problem with my gauge. The needle is stuck about half tank.i have already put in a new sending unit. :banghead1:

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 10:58 PM

I'm all good now w/a SW gauge. To adjust the gauge you have to adjust the sender/bend the arm and keep checking it w/a OHM meter on the top/bottom side to get the correct readings. 9 X out of 10, U have to bend or adjust the float arm on the sender.
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 06:53 PM

The Bars stuff seems to have done the trick. I will rebuild the motor next yr if everything goes alright.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 06:31 PM

Took the CJ8 out for her maiden voyage today. Put about 15 miles on it and she does surely turn some heads. Of course in a small town w/the OD etc, they are probably thinking how many guns does he have in there. :)

Ran well, still some tweaking and finishing up work to do, but its coming along.

I would like to take this time to thank EVERYONE who helped and answered my questions during the building process.

Thanks again,
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:25 PM

congrats!! :2thumup:

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:50 PM

Well, I got the plates yesterday.

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Still not 100% complete, but getting there.

The wife said when I got the Jeep on the road she was going to get these plates for me as a gift.
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:42 PM

Darn is looking nice! :good2:

I like the Rollbar tag, nice touch. Btw, if you play your cards correct you might not have to display it. :whistle:
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:01 PM

That would be sweet. When I tagged it, they gave me a piece of paper for the front window,,,,,no paper tag. it was nice driving w/out a tag...looked good.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:11 PM

Mark & I made a spare tire extension bracket to fit my 33x12.5 spare tire.

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Stock CJ8 Bracket
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Had to cut/round the stock bracket to fit the rim as well as bend in and blend in a rounded edge for the inner rim
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New extension bracket mounted to the CJ8 stock bracket. Note: we counter sunk the holes for the stock bracket stud welds
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Bead blasted the metal then painted w/black paint
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Mounted bracket on the roll bar
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Need to paint the rim black
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:13 PM

Installed the factory tow hitch. I will replace it when needed, for now, it does what I need it to do.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:13 PM

Ok guys, since one of my tires split I put the spare on (new as of 7-8 yrs ago). Full tread.

Question is, do you like the black rim (camo now but will b black), or the aluminum rim?

OR,

Maybe paint the Alum rim w/green in the circles :) Hum.

P.S. I still have to build my rock guards and paint the doors.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:03 AM

View PostRollbar, on 05 December 2011 - 04:13 PM, said:

Question is, do you like the black rim (camo now but will b black), or the aluminum rim?

P.S. I still have to build my rock guards and paint the doors. :thumbsup:

I personally like the black on the rims, other black trim will make good contrast rather than all in OD since you did not go M170 all the way. It is looking sweet, your going to have to do something with the door though. :devilgrin:
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 04:23 PM

Very nice :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 04:28 PM

I like the black wheel better
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:21 PM

Yes the doors will be painted hopefully next week. I did paint the spare rim black (same paint color as the top).

Now the question: on Peaches Jeep she has steel rims/chrome and I was thinking of painting them but not sure if the paint will stick.

ALSO, I can etch the aluminum rim and paint them black and the INNER circles paint OD green as a contrast.

Thought?


P.S. I am still leaning to the M-170 stickers (but buying the paintable templates). I will put my dads military info on the bumpers/side of hood in black to keep the colors coordination going. I did find some FULL lenses for the original military brake lights :)

Getting there.

Just dropped the tank and installed a new sender, even after adjustment 1/2 tank reads almost 3/4. NEVER trust a Jeep gauge.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:03 AM

View PostRollbar, on 15 December 2011 - 08:21 PM, said:

Now the question: on Peaches Jeep she has steel rims/chrome and I was thinking of painting them but not sure if the paint will stick.

ALSO, I can etch the aluminum rim and paint them black and the INNER circles paint OD green as a contrast.

Thought?

I've seen applications in where paint can adhere to chrome and aluminum, I personally don't have any experience with this. I have however seen how the paint starts to peel off after a while and it looks like crap.


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P.S. I am still leaning to the M-170 stickers (but buying the paintable templates). I will put my dads military info on the bumpers/side of hood in black to keep the colors coordination going. I did find some FULL lenses for the original military brake lights :)

Man this is a must and I would really like to see you do this. :2thumup: :bounce:
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:12 PM

I painted the doors:
OK, doors painted and the color needs to fad a little to match the tub. Still wet.

I will put the military info on the Jeep (division/company etc) in black and w/the contrast of the OD it should look pretty good.

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Don't mind the flash.

And yes I will do the Black letters on the OD. I have to look to see if the lenses from MidWest Military will fit the 6 bolt pattern of the lights I have now. They should as they are made to look NOS for the street driven Military Jeeps. $24.00 each.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:41 PM

I mounted two 20mm ammo cans for more storage. Welded a chain link to the case so I can lock it.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:16 PM

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:46 AM

The 20mm ammo was an excellent idea for storage. I like how they take up just enough room on the side. :ya:

What no pic of the inside with a quarter so we can tell how much room :question: :grin:
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:59 PM

Ok here you go.

Passenger side:

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:07 PM

That came out perfect, I can't believe that it stops at the tailgate opening leaving the path clear. Wow. :good2:
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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:40 AM

Installed a temporary electric fan for the summer to help keep the temp down.

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