Meet Red, my 81 Restomod Build

Belizeit

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That Dymo label maker is the schiznitz. Have the same one :thumbsup: I got addicted to the printable heat shrink tubing for labels when making up wires where I add my own connectors. Wiped out a cartridge of it when I did the power distribution block under the dash :rotfl:
So is it a regular Dymo label maker or one that labels the shrink tube ?
 

ag4ever

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I have the Brady version. Does basically the same thing, and has all kinds of tape options including heat shrink tube.

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Works just like a Brother Ptouch, but will do heat shrink labels. (Ptouch has more letter features though)
 

Randyzzz

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That Dymo label maker is the schiznitz. Have the same one :thumbsup: I got addicted to the printable heat shrink tubing for labels when making up wires where I add my own connectors. Wiped out a cartridge of it when I did the power distribution block under the dash :rotfl:
I got that label maker after seeing your post on how useful it was. I’m currently using the tape just to label every connector. Then thin the harness. Once I’m building the fuse panel I’ll switch to the heat shrink.
 

brentox

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Super8 stopped by with his family and brought some seats! (We also had some good times talking Jeep and drinking some good beers. )
One set of seats was his old ones, the other set was purchased a while back and he was holding them for me. Out of the 4 seats, only one was salvageable. I can’t believe how flimsy the frames are! But- yesterday I called on a Facebook ad, and ended up with a set of 86 ‘7 seats. The pass seat looks like no one has ever sat in it, although the frame is separated at the front corner. The drivers seat is pretty worn but the frame is solid! And the rear seat is great too. They came with a pair of fold-and-tumble bases. View attachment 83808 View attachment 83809 One of the seats Super8 brought down. I thought it might be garnet but it looks more like chocolate! Date says 1981, but I’ve never seen this color before View attachment 83810 View attachment 83811 View attachment 83812 These are my Facebook score. If I can find another OEM cover to match, I’ll run them that way. I would prefer that. If I can’t find another cover, I’ll carefully remove this one and get a set of the EBay leather Laredo covers. Hopefully if I go that way I can sell the perfect cover to make up some of the costs.

Next on the agenda- I welded in stiffeners between the front shackle plates. I also welded up the slots in the front spring plates and drilled more precise holes.

My 4 bolt box arrived this afternoon, and to my relief it was actually a 4 bolt casting.

It came from back East and the pitting on the front retainer is awful. But, it doesn’t show and as long as it works... I filed the fluid fitting bosses smooth and installed the banjo fittings. View attachment 83814 I bolted the box up to the MORE 1” forward mount, and bolted the assembly into the frame. It’s nice not to have to cut the frame to clear the lines. View attachment 83815 Last on today’s list- the sway bar. Added some JKS quick release links while I was at it. Thanks CJ7pilot! I also found a Prothane poly kit for the sway bar in my stash. Then- beer ‘30!
 

Randyzzz

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Engine wiring harness all buttoned up. Well, all except for the power leads. But, Carol is happy it’s not in the kitchen any more. I have seen stand-alone harnesses built with 1-2 relays, and as few as 4 fuses. Did some online searching for a panel and remembered I had a spare Delphi responder panel like I used on Copper. It incorporates 6 relays with mega fuse feeds, 16 fuses, 2 mega-fuse pass throughs, and 2 diodes that can be repurposed to pass throughs. So with the one panel I will be able to power the LS harness with individual fuses for each pink lead like factory, and have fuel, starter, a/c, high beam, low beam, and driving light relays. I set up the harness to use the PCM to drive the starter, A/C, and dual or 2 speed electric fans. Not sure if I’m going electric or mechanical on the fans yet.

Responder panel with schematic:
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Also a hot-rod style under dash panel/harness.
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