What process and materials did you use on the shift knob inserts? That Tcase insert looks good!
Where did you get the replacement emblem for the horn button. A guy on IFSJA was supposedly going to make them but I never could nail down a positive or negative on whether he actually did them.
I wish I could offer up more of an answer other than dumb luck. I was fortunate to find an NOS Shift knob and insert for the T5. My old one had lost the clear plastic shell over the numbers and was spinning. It was important to me on this jeep that it be NOS and not the Crown aftermarket piece. Once it was on, however, the T-case knob looked terrible. For that one, I carefully removed the insert, wet sanded it smooth and polished it with a mild polishing compound. It looks much better, but obviously not new.
The horn button is an entire original replacement that had the symbol in it. My original was missing the emblem. I did for time, before I got this one, use a little insert that I created on my computer. I recreated the symbol, printed it on glossy paper. I then stuck it in the cap and covered it with some clear plastic I cut from a round push pin container. It looked good until I was able to find this piece. I still have the image I created if you want to do that as a temporary fix. I did not recreate the correct symbol, I think the one I made is for the Laredo horn button.
Attached is the image I created on my computer. This one has the single line surround, and I have one with double line surround. Like I said, it was temporary fix till I could find an original replacement.
Hope this helps
Sunday morning I cleaned the jeep up for a Sunday drive. When I came out the sun was hitting it just right. Topaz Gold is a great color.
Great looking Jambo.. Is that the original paint job? Mine has been repainted with base coat/clear coat. It looks lighter (see my profile pic) than your and other pictures I have seen online.
Well, I went back and started from the beginning of the thread and I see that you did a repaint. I purchased jumbo with the new paint job. I will have to do some research on the paint. From what I have found out so far is that back in the early 80's a single stage paint was used. I have not confirmed that yet. I have a good friend in the auto paint biz and will inquire.
I enjoyed reading your thread on your Jamboree. One day I will upgrade to one. Right now I have a few project CJ-7 's that I am fooling around with. I need to replace some floors on one but I am having a hard time finding someone who will do it. Seems most people/shops are only interested in insurance claims. I also live in Tyler, do you have any good contacts?