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Recent content by akajeepjim

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    Firewall vin tag rivets-

    I just drilled off the VIN plate from the windshield frame on my neighbors project yesterday, and somehow it was the one thing that I didn't take a picture of, but in my minds eye it was a five lobed rosette rivet. On an 83 base model with what I don't doubt was the original windshield frame...
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    "So do you do this as a hobby?"

    Got the rotten windshield frame off yesterday with my son’s help. Today’s shenanigans included removing the hood, grill and fenders. I got a few body mount bolts out intact before I ran out of acetylene. Getting them real warm with a small flame was working really well. Two captured nuts spun in...
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    "So do you do this as a hobby?"

    I’m in Eau Claire.
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    "So do you do this as a hobby?"

    It’s funny you should say that. The brown does not have a name. I had asked. I have been calling my Jeep Christine since I got her back in 98. She is very temperamental. I thing she has been jealous of all the attention on the brown Jeep. Since it went in my garage the right turn signal on mine...
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    "So do you do this as a hobby?"

    I can take more later, this is what I had my phone. She did mention that she had gotten this bumper from a junkyard. I haven’t looked too close at it, but I had never seen one with metal end caps before. Granted, I had only ever my Scrambler SL and one other one that didn’t have a step bumper.
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    "So do you do this as a hobby?"

    And now the bottom end is torn down and will head to the machine shop tomorrow. Also some pics.
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    "So do you do this as a hobby?"

    Cylinder head went to the machine shop for a valve job. Thanks for all the love on here.
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    "So do you do this as a hobby?"

    After getting the brown Jeep back to my driveway, it was late enough that I couldn't do much. My son spent the next day using Germ-X to clean alot of the grossness off. It was something he picked up from watching YouTube videos of restoring barn finds. He also vacuumed up alot of mouse turds and...
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    "So do you do this as a hobby?"

    Last year as I got my Scrambler "running" again for the spring, the heater core started to leak. Since I had the heater box out I decided that it would be a good time to also replace that passenger floorboard that I bought but hadn't gotten around to yet. The more I cut the worse things looked...
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    Official CJ-8.com Forum Lurker Intro Thread!

    Salvageable? My idea of that means that it has a VIN plate, and maybe a title, or at the very least a legit bill of sale. Beyond that I think almost everything else can be redone if the budget matches the expectations! This one might not win any awards or command a big price on ebay, but its got...
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    Hello back! That's pretty awesome that you've got a Scrambler for a first Jeep! I've had mine...

    Hello back! That's pretty awesome that you've got a Scrambler for a first Jeep! I've had mine since 98, but took it off the road in 04, and this year has really been the first time I've been driving again since. My back certainly remembers how nice it was to switch to a Grand Cherokee back then...
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    Official CJ-8.com Forum Lurker Intro Thread!

    I'll be getting the second Scrambler going for her. It's been part of her family since at least 91. She told me how she wanted to buy it from her dad and how he sold it to her for a dollar. We tossed a battery in it at her house and a little gas down the carb and it fired up for a couple seconds...
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    Official CJ-8.com Forum Lurker Intro Thread!

    Hello! I am finally writing to introduce myself. Apparently I joined this site in 2002, but have somehow never posted before. I bought my 81 Scrambler in '98 when I was in college to replace my really rusty 80 CJ-7, although my Scrambler wasn't in much better shape as it had spend many days as a...
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