1984 SL Restoration

spankrjs

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Just a little bit of work last night.

Cleared out 8 painted brackets and a bunch of hardware:

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All of this hardware is 7/16" stuff. Grade 8 would have been preferred, but 5 should suffice. I ended up using 4" long bolts through the frame rails, 3.5" is a bit too short IMO. Also, 7/16 washers have too big of an OD to be used in many places, but 3/8 washers will fit 7/16 bolts and have a smaller OD.

And one big part off the floor:

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I still need to adjust/align it, then tighten up all the bolts.

Not a lot, but a little bit of progress every day is better then nothing.

That's it for now :wave:
 

Randyzzz

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Just a little bit of work last night.

Cleared out 8 painted brackets and a bunch of hardware:

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All of this hardware is 7/16" stuff. Grade 8 would have been preferred, but 5 should suffice. I ended up using 4" long bolts through the frame rails, 3.5" is a bit too short IMO. Also, 7/16 washers have too big of an OD to be used in many places, but 3/8 washers will fit 7/16 bolts and have a smaller OD.

And one big part off the floor:

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I still need to adjust/align it, then tighten up all the bolts.

Not a lot, but a little bit of progress every day is better then nothing.

That's it for now :wave:
Our local Wilco actually has grade 8 SAE washers in bulk! The SAE washers are a bit thinner but have a smaller exterior diameter and fit the bolt better. The grade 8 designation should make up a bit for them being thinner.
 

spankrjs

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Our local Wilco actually has grade 8 SAE washers in bulk! The SAE washers are a bit thinner but have a smaller exterior diameter and fit the bolt better. The grade 8 designation should make up a bit for them being thinner.
I hit up a local ACE and Lowes/Home Depot. I didn't have any time during the work week to hit up some of the better hardware suppliers. I have had much better luck on selection/pricing from some of the local hardware suppliers we deal with in our commercial contracting business :thumbsup:
 

spankrjs

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Yes, those places have better prices. I plan ahead when I can. BUT, Lowe's/Home Depot are less than 10 minutes from my house. Ace is 20. Tractor Supply/Fastenal/other industrial bolt suppliers are 30-40 minutes away :shrug:

Lowe's is literally less than 2 miles from my house, so convenience is worth a higher price sometimes :twocents:
 

spankrjs

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Tightened all the bumper bolts, quick polish, looks pretty good. Just need to paint/install the aluminum end caps:

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Cleaned some stuff, a little premature, but needed to be done eventually:

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I don't have the hood mounted windshield holders installed yet, and I wanted to install the wiper linkage. Parts Monkey wanted to help, I think it was a bit too heavy for him, though:

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Wiper motor/linkage/pivots installed. Cleaned and greased. Installed the defrost duct, too:

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I couldn't remember how the wiper wire was secured. Had to look in my old tan Scrambler thread, I remembered I had a picture in that thread when I folded down the WS back in 2014 LOL. Anyway, this is how I ran it, seems to work:

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Chugging along :wave:
 

spankrjs

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Pretty good progress this weekend, even with the tropical storm.

Pictures are in order of how I did the work. No rhyme or reason on some things.

Cleaning up, polishing, lubing the OEM hood loop things:

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Cleaning up some other stuff. Clean, tap threads, find hardware, etc.

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Old ICM I plan on reusing, don't see this too often:

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Installed the ICM. I still do not have the two brake lines that come off the proportioning valve and go up to the master cylinder. I dread installing things in this area because I know it will be no fun installing those two lines now.

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Installed wiper arms and hood loops. Pretty sure the motor is at the "rest position". I never go by the measurements in the FSM, I adjust the arms where I want them at rest. Will probably have to adjust in the future. Again, easy work, just getting parts off the floor/bed.

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Reassembling the power brake booster bracket/rod thing:

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Picture of bracket to booster orientation:

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Left the master cylinder off for now, easier to bolt up with less weight.

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spankrjs

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Reassembling the brake/clutch pedal bracket/assembly:

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Note flat on bracket/shaft:

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Location of washers/nuts on either end of the shaft:

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Rubber bumper/silencer on arm:

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Location of wave washer:

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Spayed some lube inside the pedal arm tube bushings:

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First arm on, brake arm, with wave washer:

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Washer and circle clip installed:

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Brake pedal return spring, I left it rusty:

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spankrjs

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Clutch pedal return spring retainer rod and clip:

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Location:

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This Scrambler did not come with the OEM clutch pedal return spring on the big pedal bracket. So, went shopping, ended up making my own from the long spring.

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Not as stiff as I would want, but it does return the pedal to the stop. Once all this work is complete, there will be the secondary spring located under the Jeep which will work in concert with this spring to return the clutch pedal to the stop.

Installed:

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Retainer rod and pin:

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The "Oh so fun to change/adjust once installed in the Jeep brake light switch":

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Finished pedal assembly:

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Need to clean up this BEFORE I install the pedal assembly: under dash wiring/fuse block:

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spankrjs

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A few minor cuts in one or two places, other wise intact, just dirty/dusty:

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Going from memory, blower motor resistor wiring:

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Volt and oil pressure gauge wiring in hand:

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Intermittent wiper system components:

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Dasiy chains of HVAC control light wiring:

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Cigarette lighter wiring, these are always cut it seems:

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Wiper motor connector, again:

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Steering column electrical component connectors:

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Head light switch:

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Rear light/fuel gauge wire harness connector:

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