Spankrjs' 1984 Long Term Project

wm69

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
God's Country
State
AR
I cant wait to sling some mud with them!!! Since they don't make "real" Buck Shots anymore, or the good old "Co-Op Grip Spurs", this might be a suitable, inexpensive, aggressive mud tire option.
Anybody know when they discontinued the Grip Spurs? Guy south of Little Rock has a set of 4 that are about 95% for sale. 7.00x15 (how big is that? I though the L78 was the 31") He wants $300 for them, and says they've been stored indoors so they aren't dryrotted. Just wondering how old they would be at a minimum.....

Of course, I just dropped $$$ on a set of KM2's for Dad's Scrambler so I have pretty new BFG's on all three Jeeps now. Stuff like this always pops up AFTER I just bought something.
 

spankrjs

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Biloxi
State
MS
Anybody know when they discontinued the Grip Spurs? Guy south of Little Rock has a set of 4 that are about 95% for sale. 7.00x15 (how big is that? I though the L78 was the 31") He wants $300 for them, and says they've been stored indoors so they aren't dryrotted. Just wondering how old they would be at a minimum.....

Of course, I just dropped $$$ on a set of KM2's for Dad's Scrambler so I have pretty new BFG's on all three Jeeps now. Stuff like this always pops up AFTER I just bought something.
When I was a senior in high school, 1995, my buddy had a new set of Grip Spurs. I searched the internet, I want to say they made them into the early 2000's, you MIGHT find a new set at a Co-Op:shrug:
 

zero2wow

SOA old xprez...
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Vancouver
State
WA
On tires, you can always check the number on the side of the tire to see when it was made.

Sent from my bla bla phone zero2wow ;-)
 

spankrjs

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Biloxi
State
MS
On tires, you can always check the number on the side of the tire to see when it was made.

Sent from my bla bla phone zero2wow ;-)
Yep, that's how I found out the tires that were on this Scrambler were brand new, from the 1990's:crazy:
 

spankrjs

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Biloxi
State
MS
The poor CA Scrambler is not used to this:










Not "cold weather" related, but after driving this Scrambler the other day, I noticed that it is leaking fuel out around the top of one of the injectors. It is leaking between the injector body and the injector pod. Hopefully, it just a tore O-ring. I will inspect it and update in a few days, once it warms up:D

That's it for now:wave:
 

spankrjs

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Biloxi
State
MS
Pulled the leaking injector out of the pod this weekend, and found this:




I must have tore the o-ring when I reassembled the injector pod. A new o-ring, lubed with ATF this time, fixed the problem.

That's it for now:wave:
 
Last edited:

spankrjs

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Biloxi
State
MS
This one has been running/driving pretty well. No real problems, until a few days ago, gas gauge quit. So, before Sand Blast, a few more things to do to this one:

1) Fix gas gauge
2) Install new shifter floor plate/boots
3) Borgeson steering shaft
4) Door panels/door weather striping




Will try to start working on this one again, soon, that's it for now:wave:
 
Last edited:

spankrjs

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Biloxi
State
MS
I decided to fix the gas gauge in this Scrambler this weekend. The factory gauge quit, was showing 12 volts coming out of the "jumper strap" post, so I knew it was fried.

I had a "spare" set of these in the garage, and since I couldn't find a factory gauge, I installed this set:






I have a set of these gauges in my Red Scrambler, and they work perfectly. They are made by Stewart Warner, they are an "improved" design, but they are pricey. But, they work, unlike the other crap replacement gauges:twocents:

In order to install them, and make it easy on me:




1) Prop up top
2) fold down windshield
3) remove dash pad/steering column trim
4) remove almost all of the dashboard bolts
5) remove lighter
6) reach in from the top to unfasten the top two speedometer fasteners


Once the speedometer is removed, it is fairly easy to swap out the gauges.

Quick picture of the rear, showing these plastic "isolaters" that are part of the new gauges. The new gauges have small copper grounding plates that rub up hard against the speedometer case.




And from the front side.




They look "stock" once installed, and more importantly, the gas gauge works!!!!!!! I have an aftermarket temperature gauge, but I will probably install a "stock CJ" sending unit in the engine, and also hook up this temperature gauge.

About an hour to get the speedometer out, about 30 minutes to swap out the gauges, and about 45 minutes to button it all back up. But, for a working gas gauge, it was worth it.

That's it for now:wave:
 

jerseyjeeps

Crazy about AMC Jeeps
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Landing
State
NJ
Do you want to trade your 1985 spring special seats for some correct 1984 nutmeg seats? If so, ill bring em to Sandblast 7! :bacon:
 

Polarfire

Jeep Aficionado
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Columbia
State
MO
I just promoted your post on replacing your stock fuel and temp gauges to an article on the home page. Those are just the type of posts we are looking for with all the info and pics in one post. Thanks!
 

spankrjs

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Biloxi
State
MS
But its a fold and tumble and are u gonna drill ? :). Anyway, I got one of those too ! :thumbsup:
Yep, fold and tumble. I plan on making some brackets that will bolt to the stock floor holes to mount the seat brackets on, whenever I get around to it:thumbsup:


I just promoted your post on replacing your stock fuel and temp gauges to an article on the home page. Those are just the type of posts we are looking for with all the info and pics in one post. Thanks!
Thanks:thumbsup: The gauge swap out is pretty easy, except on the wallet:twocents: It is a pretty easy swap, just take your time removing the original gauges, they fit really tight against the little light bulb tube things:twocents:
 

jerseyjeeps

Crazy about AMC Jeeps
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Landing
State
NJ
The floor ones mount really close to the single threaded hole that is already there. But are you going to drill for the side brackets or just install it so it doubles as an ejector seat ? :)
 
Top