What have you done to your JEEP today

DeetFreek

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Chased a wiring issue for about four hours today, only to find out I'd apparently severed a wire in the dash at some point. So, now I have brake lights again at least. Cleaned, painted and mounted up the bridge plate easier this week. Threw on the b/o taillights and pintle hitch as well as a dozen footmans loops and hung random bits from them!
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Oh, and got a shovel too!
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DeetFreek

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Front b/o lights installed and wired, made a bracket and moved the turn signal/park lights and modified the rear light fixture to accommodate a dual contact brake/turn signal bulb for my 12V system.
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So now all the b/o lights work as they're supposed to, I have running lights, turn signals, hazards and brake lights that all function correctly as well. I'm happy with where I relocated the front lights, I didn't want to put them up on top of the fender where they were when I bought the Jeep in '14. The brackets can be taken off in a matter of minutes by taking off the grille hinge bolts and the wiring is done with weatherpak terminals so it's all quick release, and hidden for the most part.
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DSCF2570.JPGDSCF2571.JPG Took the Jeep out for a spin today in the surrounding hills. She ran OK, but after checking the distributor over It looks like it's probably due for a rebuild. Got my new choke cable in the mail today, so I'll try to get it installed tomorrow. Then I'll take a look at my speedometer cable to see if I can find out why the speedometer stopped working.
 
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DeetFreek

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I had a slight boo yesterday. Took the A1 to my local club's annual show yesterday which in itself was a good day. The trip home however, was not. This is heading out.20200816_072744.jpg
This is on the trip home.
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What makes this even worse, is I didn't even notice when I unloaded it! I was almost back into my shop before I realized something was amiss. Now, the good news is that a club member saw my message on the club chat and was able to find it as he was on his way home. Glass had broken out and the seal was shot anyway, and other than a little road rash it was in good shape and not bent up. thankfully.
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Stopped and picked up pieces on the way to work this morning. And insurance is even going to cover replacement!
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DeetFreek, as they say it could have been worse, and I hope the road rash isn't to severe. On the upside, you now have a new windshield to look through, along with the new seal to help keep things water tight.
 

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DSCF2576.JPG I thought before I spent $400 to replace the distributor, I'd give it some TLC. I replaced the points and condenser, and as you can see it was due. The point gap was 0.08, the point gap was supposed to be 0.20. Gave the mechanical advance mechanism a little silicone spray, and that freed it up and it now starts easier and runs better up top. Now I can move on to the new speedometer cable that I hope will be in the mail come Friday.
 
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I have been hunting a pto winch setup for about 5 years now. Everything I have found has either been on the far side of the country or priced way way too high. Well over the weekend I was randomly looking around facebook marketplace and came across a complete pto winch setup for a GREAT price (better than anything I have seen in my area). I hooked up with the seller and we made the deal happen. I ended up with a koenig 100 winch, koenig 51 PTO, all the shafts, and the carrier bearing. He also threw in a ton of old jeep stuff (solex carbs, brake parts, etc).

The 51pto has some stuck bolts but I think I can piece together a working 51 using pieces from a 41pto I have sitting around the garage.
I'll post better pictures in a few weeks when I have everything cleaned-up and mounted up
 

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DSCF2581.JPGDSCF2582.JPG Finally got the NOS fan shroud installed. It should run a little cooler on the 5mph mountain trails. And oh, as for my speedometer cable, the flag broke off the transfer case end of the speedometer cable. Further investigation led to me finding that my speedometer had seized. The speedometer was marked Dec. 1953 just like the Jeep. I removed it, and squirted a little silicone spray on the cable drive end, and placed a hex driver in the end and it loosened up. Gave it a little more lube and placed it back in the dash and it works ok. But I'll keep my eye on it.
 
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DeetFreek

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Scored a set of decent vintage plates last week off ebay. Next was trying to figure out where/how to mount the rear without having it look too out of place. I've seen a few people make brackets that come off/attach to the jerry can bracket. I don't really care for how that looks. No spare tire mount yet, so can't put it there, and again I don't much care for that look either. So, let's build a mount! Biggest drawback to my mount is that the plate could be easily tore off if I ever hit a steep enough incline or ditch. But I'm not especially worried about that.

Took a small piece of box tube, welded a nut inside for attaching it to the rear crossmember. Two holes on the outer face to mount the license plate bracket, capped the top and shot some undercoat inside to preserve it a little. Paint er up and bolt it on. The bracket was in my grandpa's garage attic, so I know it's as old as me. And the light, definitely not gonna hide when it's lit!
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Scored a set of decent vintage plates last week off ebay. Next was trying to figure out where/how to mount the rear without having it look too out of place. I've seen a few people make brackets that come off/attach to the jerry can bracket. I don't really care for how that looks. No spare tire mount yet, so can't put it there, and again I don't much care for that look either. So, let's build a mount! Biggest drawback to my mount is that the plate could be easily tore off if I ever hit a steep enough incline or ditch. But I'm not especially worried about that.
Very clean installation. I like the LP light.
I am also running YOM license plates. I used the jerry can mounting location. It's not the prettiest but it works and comes off easily with two bolts.
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