Bringing An(other) Overlander Back Home II

ag4ever

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That is an impressive list of near unobtainium parts!

Have you found a source for the rear reflectors?
 

DeLuke

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Have you found a source for the rear reflectors?
Not so much as a source but did manage to randomly find some on Ebay after searching "Hella reflector" every week or so. I owe you so PM me your address, and I will send you two.
 

ag4ever

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Don’t sweat it, I’m thinking of visiting friends in the Dallas area soon. Till then, there is no rush.

Both of mine are intact, I just have one with a scratch that is too deep to polish out.
 

DeLuke

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Don’t sweat it, I’m thinking of visiting friends in the Dallas area soon. Till then, there is no rush.
Sounds good. Let me know when you make it to Dallas. I also have those extra wide fender flares for you.
 

jerseyjeeps

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I saw this when I was at Delukes in January. I was blown away by its condition. It really is a good one and so unique to see in red.
 

bigwalton

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I saw this when I was at Delukes in January. I was blown away by its condition. It really is a good one and so unique to see in red.
I have pictures since Christmas ;) as i happened to end up in Dallas and at DeLuke's house the very same night Jersey/Eric
was there :crazy:

as Jersey and DeLuke can attest, i jusy kept walking back over to this one and drooling, all night long. this Jeep really pushes all
my buttons in that its in great shape but its been used and built and loved in the perfect way. It's simply spectacular and impossible
to fully appreciate in photos.

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DeLuke

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Yeah, I almost had to get Eric a sleeping bag for the back. Those were fairly early pictures. At that point, I had only removed the doublewide flares and taken out the carpet. Oh, and started troubleshooting the reverse lights.
 

John N

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Yeah, I almost had to get Eric a sleeping bag for the back. Those were fairly early pictures. At that point, I had only removed the doublewide flares and taken out the carpet. Oh, and started troubleshooting the reverse lights.
Eric is fine with sleeping in a garage...I speak from experience here.
 

DeLuke

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I still haven't taken good new pictures of the big red one but here are a few updates:
-Removed, sanded and repainted the rear taillight housings.
-Installed new Hella tail, reverse and front indicator light lenses (mix of NOS and new). I've learned that all the original Euro / Australian style lenses and reflectors were/are made by Hella. Some are still in production believe it or not.
-Installed a very nice used frame cover and replaced the front bumper bolts/nuts with new Grade 8 hardware.
-The ridge/channel on the roof top had some fairly bad surface rust. Sanded that down, treated it, and color matched the paint. Not perfect, but only TallWalton can even see up there. At least, it's protected up there now.
-Touched up some other spots on the top with the color-matched paint.
-Brake service with new pads, front rotors, etc.

I still have lots of projects for it:
-Replacing the door locks for which I've bought a set of three.
-Cutting/Installing a bed mat based on a factory Jeep one. Letchcore recently inspired me, and the new to-be-cut mat arrived today.
-Maybe removing the door mirrors and installing factory-style mirrors. The problem here is that you have to flip the left/right mirrors and kind of bend the arms/mounts. Will also have to color match some door hinge bolts.
-Dropping a new stereo and speakers in it.
-Replacing the rear door panel somehow. Talked to a custom upholstery shop. They can't do a perfect match but would be an improvement.
-Restore the seat belts.
-Probably 5-10 other things.

Maybe I'll start another couple this weekend!
 

DeLuke

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DeLuke, did you ever find a source for the reverse lights? Or the red reflectors?
No, the reverse lights and the reflectors are discontinued. Best to search Ebay and Ebay Australia. I randomly found a few pair of the reflectors on Ebay very cheap (and have a pair for you). The reverse lights can be found randomly, too. I found a pair but have not received them yet and its been a couple months. The rear combo lights (lenses and housing) and front indicator lights are still being made in Europe and Australia.
 

ag4ever

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Thanks! I found a set of reverse light a while back (fixtures and lenses). It would be nice to find a source. I never could find reflectors. Found similar ones, but they were all off by just a little too much.
 
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