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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #1005 on: June 05, 2011, 03:49:13 pm »
just got my cherokee back from its heart transplant ready to do some wheelin and ready for the show

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #1006 on: June 25, 2011, 09:36:50 pm »
Installed really nice reproductions of the original Willys Jeep tail lights this morning. Heavy metal housing, thick chrome bezel, and real glass lenses. (Anyone want the ones with plastic lenses that I removed, shoot me an e-mail.)

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #1007 on: July 03, 2011, 11:04:17 am »
Don't crack those lenses.  Found them hard to replace without buying the whole thing.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #1008 on: July 06, 2011, 03:39:23 pm »
Don't crack those lenses.  Found them hard to replace without buying the whole thing.

Yeah... I'll have to keep an eye out for some wise arse cop with a billy club. Excuse me sir... I am writing you a ticket because your tail light is broken...!
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #1009 on: July 07, 2011, 01:35:25 pm »
Well... there just might be a Bantam (Butler, PA) T3C trailer following Old Yeller to York in a couple weeks...

Here's the trailer with some final rust removal and prep for priming. The plan is to have the frame black and the tub... YELLOW!  ;D

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #1010 on: July 10, 2011, 07:00:00 pm »
   Well... after looking at the '02 WJ for a while we decided it needed a face lift, I hunted around and found a body shop with a good reputation for restoration. We discussed fixing the couple of dents, adding a couple of things and of course a new paint job. The price that guy quoted was unbelievably HIGH  :o  (quite a few thousands of dollars) BUT he guaranteed it would look awesome, ALMOST new. I thought "I don't know... it's almost 8 years old, got 150K miles, but it runs good, the Air is COLD",  so I bit the bullet  :-\

   It didn't take as long as I thought it would. Let me know if you think I tossed good $$ after bad (of course, NO Jeep is bad...) Below are the "before" and "after". I have to admit though, he was right, it did turn out pretty good, rides real good, runs great! Now if I can just squeeze a few more years out of it...


Before



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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #1011 on: July 10, 2011, 08:09:33 pm »
My 1947 Bantam Trailer T3-C is on the home stretch. Hope it comes together in time for Saturday!




So, what do all y'all think so far?

(I know... it's not as pretty as Jack's Grand Cherokee...!)  >:D
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #1012 on: July 10, 2011, 10:12:37 pm »
well after all the work weve been putting into boys jeep it was ready for a longer maiden voyage so we took it the whole way to the car wash and then the gas station for the first tank of fuel its probably had in 15 years. good to see another jeep back on the road. few more odds and ends and we are ready for the show and will have a photo book for the pics.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #1013 on: July 11, 2011, 08:27:55 am »
I actually opened the hood and did some work. Finally got the Howell TBI idle adjusted propertly and she purrs now. However, now there's an oil leak....Always something.
Now more time to mess with it this week. I think I have an event to attend to.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #1014 on: July 11, 2011, 04:00:35 pm »
Well, not today - but last week since the weather was nice I decided to get it out of the garage and drive it to work in MD (52 miles one way), and woudn't you know it broke down on me and left me stranded on 695? Something in the cooling system judging by the high temps, steam, and antifreeze all over the place. Yes, I just had the water pump replaced in the fall, so what now? It sure was expensive to get it towed back to PA!!!!  :o I don't have it back yet, so not sure what's wrong with it. I should have it back in time for the show...
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #1015 on: July 11, 2011, 05:20:31 pm »
hello PA JEEPS
Worked on the 88 xj for half a day giving it a tune up and replacing thermostats in both and burping them. this higher elevation does a number on the temp. hillbilly you got famliy down here in TN.   :P
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #1016 on: July 11, 2011, 08:01:31 pm »
yeah got an ex wife in memphis.
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #1017 on: July 12, 2011, 04:15:39 pm »
i thought all my ex's live in texas?  LOL....

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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #1018 on: July 12, 2011, 09:28:26 pm »
So my trusty mechanic seems to think that it was just some mud that caused my Jeep to overheat on 695 the other day.  :-\ He said he cleaned everything out and it is running fine. Hmmm, I wonder how all that dirt got in there?  >:D That sure was an expensive lesson in cleaning up after playing in the mud.  :-[
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Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?
« Reply #1019 on: July 13, 2011, 03:49:12 am »

   Some people just have to learn the hard way...   :D

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