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Giving it a Jolt

rubclt

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Looking for some info. I need a toggle switch (on/off) that looks like the normal dash switches. I thought about using a head light or fan switch but both would require some modifications. Does anyone know of a simple on/off switch that will accept the stock chrome bezel and knob?
I used a heater switch as locker switches in stock location. https://www.quadratec.com/products/55412_02.htm
 

timo439

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I’m certain this is how Boeing and NASA bring vehicles parts from different locales together.
Battery box #1 about to get installed.
 

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Belizeit

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Pretty close. There are seats for the people. About the only thing different is money.
 

rubclt

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Really cool build… maybe the Cj8 sitting under my carport… @timo439 can this build get the $7500 electric vehicle tax credit?
 

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cool, keep going it is coming along
 

timo439

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Figured out why it was so tight. I had planned to countersink the cover screws that hit the saddle. I forgot about that… Pulled it, countersunk and a much better fit.

Crawled under to secure it to the saddle from underneath and while there, realized I might hit he front drive shaft on the engine cradle. Probably will just pull the front drive shaft until I can get it on ramps or a lift next year in the new barn/garage.

Getting closer.
 

timo439

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That's going to be THE only CJ8 on the planet without a valve cover leak or rear main!
Super cool and great progress. Thanks for the updates
Yes but the transfer case still leaks…
 

certifiablejeep

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Figured out why it was so tight. I had planned to countersink the cover screws that hit the saddle. I forgot about that… Pulled it, countersunk and a much better fit.

Crawled under to secure it to the saddle from underneath and while there, realized I might hit he front drive shaft on the engine cradle. Probably will just pull the front drive shaft until I can get it on ramps or a lift next year in the new barn/garage.

Getting closer.
Are you building the garage/barn at the current house or are you moving?

cb
 

timo439

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Current house, either replacing the current shed or attaching to it. Post and beam barn.
 

timo439

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Well, grille fits, plan worked…

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But missed the mark on the radiator outlet. I don’t really need that size, any suggestions on something smaller? Thinking half height. I have plenty of aluminum to create brackets.

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RockTractor

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But missed the mark on the radiator outlet. I don’t really need that size, any suggestions on something smaller? Thinking half height. I have plenty of aluminum to create brackets.

Not smaller, but would a Chevy conversion radiator work?
They have the inlet on the upper driver side and outlet on the lower passenger side.
 

timo439

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Not smaller, but would a Chevy conversion radiator work?
They have the inlet on the upper driver side and outlet on the lower passenger side.
Unfortunately it’s tighter on the passenger side. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

timo439

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Just because I’m lazy, anyone have a .CAD file for the cowl cover? I need a solid one and was thinking of cutting it out of some 1/4” Aluminum I have.
 

John N

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Unfortunately it’s tighter on the passenger side. Thanks for the suggestion.
How about using a heater core? Some might be sized to work.
 

timo439

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While I have the headlight out to create clearance for the shorter but deeper radiator, any suggestions on low depth LED replacements? Dumped enough into this project, what’s a couple hundred more??

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