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Old May 27th, 2008, 08:41 PM   #201
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How comfortable are your seats? lol mine look great all original with no tears. But man you sit on them the air hisses out and you are on the springs in seconds.

Plan on restuffing them this winter.

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Old May 27th, 2008, 08:45 PM   #202
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How comfortable are your seats? lol mine look great all original with no tears. But man you sit on them the air hisses out and your on the springs in seconds.

Plan on restuffing them this winter.
The passenger seat cusions are falling apart, but have padding. My drivers seat cusion is starting to come apart worse, but it comfortable. I do not have a backpad on the drivers side and I drive it all over as is, I actually like the steel seatback. I probably have put 3k miles on it like that.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 05:09 AM   #203
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Nice, got another question. How many amps does that set up draw? Im conserned about burning another radio out due to lack of power.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 07:28 AM   #204
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Nice, got another question. How many amps does that set up draw? Im conserned about burning another radio out due to lack of power.
No clue, it can't be much, it is just a CB radio speaker and a Cassette deck. I can only turn it up a bit over halfway before it distorts. I have a 20 amp fuse on it though. I have it wired like it would be in a jeep if it was installed in the dash... just in a box. How would you not have enough amps?


I would put my amp meter on it, but I blew the fuse in that somehow as it wasn't working when I went to use it the other day.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 09:05 AM   #205
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Its unclear really why Ive burned out 2 radios in a few monthes. But its been suggested that I was running too little power to the head unit. The harness on my 86 cj is a rat nest. 20 amps sounds good enough though.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 05:42 PM   #206
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Huge Load, Wide ass, earning it's keep, whatever you want to call it :tonka:

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Old June 2nd, 2008, 10:41 PM   #207
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How many people did you have to tow at once?
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 07:21 AM   #208
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Hope you get going. My 1948 is the shit
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 07:30 AM   #209
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looks like a fixer uppre
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 07:36 AM   #210
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I think I had 15-20 the first load. Not as many people showed up as RSVP'd...
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Old July 26th, 2008, 10:29 PM   #211
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looks like a fixer uppre
It runs great and the only thing left to fix is body work, seats, and a custom speedo cable.

New pic for my desktop...

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Old July 27th, 2008, 12:20 PM   #212
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looks like a fixer uppre
did you read the build thread and see how much work has went into this?
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Old August 8th, 2008, 10:04 AM   #213
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Some more wheeling pics thanks to RenegadeII

Casualty: 1 Marker light, and I pushed in the passenger side top rail of the tub a bit- again. I need to silicone the other into place. Also, If I ever plan to drive it 200+ miles in a weekend and do 5 hours of wheeling on top of that, a seat back cushion may be desirable. While I find the steel back very comfortable, it left a helluva bruise on my back from the wheeling.

I also realized I am going to HAVE to get different wheels for the wheeling tires. I cannot lower my pressure enough on these to get a good footprint when I need to. These rims were intended for tubes so there is no safety bead. When I air down I start loosing all the air over a period of time. There were some obstacles I think I could have got over either with a locker or airing down.



















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Old August 26th, 2008, 07:43 PM   #214
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Guess I am going to have to mount my hood blocks now... I will have something to protect....

This.



plus this...



plus this...


Means I will finally have real glass in my windshield and the venting property restored

Now to find the time to do it
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Old August 27th, 2008, 07:46 AM   #215
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that looks familiar? glad you got it ok. I am waiting on getting my inner back from the glass shop. getting anxious as I can't wait to have glass in and have the w.s. frames all done.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 09:22 AM   #216
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that looks familiar? glad you got it ok. I am waiting on getting my inner back from the glass shop. getting anxious as I can't wait to have glass in and have the w.s. frames all done.
I didn't think it came at first... then saw it hiding behind my park bench on the front porch... Thanks again

The top rail part of the red windshield frame is perfect, the lower portions will fix it back to perfect. I just have to move the entire top bar of the red windshield to the gray one so I can have the hinge back.
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Old September 14th, 2008, 05:45 PM   #217
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The top rail part of the red windshield frame is perfect....
Yeah I should have never said that. It was a little punky, but not beyond usable.

I cracked the good pane of glass too....



Adam came over and helped me swap top bars so I have a hinge for my inner frame again.... got it almost done before I have to leave for dinner. I'll run plexi for a bit longer until I can afford to get glass installed. I just have some finish welding later this week, and then to try to knock off some more loose paint and paint the windshield frame...

















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Old September 14th, 2008, 06:53 PM   #218
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looks great!
I just had glass installed and it was $138, a price I found very reasonable. not like I had a choice though. out of the 6 glass places I called for quotes, laird glass was the only place that said they would touch it. the results are in my build thread.
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Old September 17th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #219
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you finish that yet?
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Old September 18th, 2008, 07:11 PM   #220
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you finish that yet?
Brown Santa just came today, did some painting, but ran out of paint. I figure it will just be getting stripped back down in a winter or two anyway (once the YJ is done and reliable)
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