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Old 06-21-2013, 12:19 AM   #41
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Yes...but sadly parts for 6s are just as hard to come by. I keep ordering stuff on line that shows up and isn't even close to fitting. I am going to have to start fabricating pretty soon. But at least I know how. Daniel is really learning a little bit. But sometimes he just stands there looking at me while the wheels are turning in my head. Smoke is about to come out of my ears!
Not sure what you are looking for and I don't deal with the vintage Jeeps much but do know folks that do like Whynot Customs in Witchita.1-316-655-6722. He has a pretty good line on restoring parts suppliers.
If I am remembering correctly they were just a long wheelbase CJ5. All the running gear, grill,hood are the same and the tub was the main difference.
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Not sure what you are looking for and I don't deal with the vintage Jeeps much but do know folks that do like Whynot Customs in Witchita.1-316-655-6722. He has a pretty good line on restoring parts suppliers.
If I am remembering correctly they were just a long wheelbase CJ5. All the running gear, grill,hood are the same and the tub was the main difference.
You are correct about them being the same. I am wondering if maybe I am not the first "Bubba" to work on this. I ordered a simple set of brake and clutch pedal pads. I even went to the jeep dealer to find out the proper part number. They said the same thing as the website I ordered from. I thought they looked a little different in the picture. But you know how the internet is. Midwayusa will be selling a left handed holster for a S&W revolver. Put the picture shows a right handed one with a Kimber in it!

Anyway the pedal pads were way to small. I am only out $8.99. But now I have to figure out why everyone has the wrong part number.
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What a fantastic project for you guys....

Something to consider.

You may want to R&R the gas tank, not sure if it has an internal fuel filter if it does, you may want to remove it and install a frame protected filter you can access easier.

Edit oops never mind I just read through the whole post



Still very cool

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You are correct about them being the same. I am wondering if maybe I am not the first "Bubba" to work on this. I ordered a simple set of brake and clutch pedal pads. I even went to the jeep dealer to find out the proper part number. They said the same thing as the website I ordered from. I thought they looked a little different in the picture. But you know how the internet is. Midwayusa will be selling a left handed holster for a S&W revolver. Put the picture shows a right handed one with a Kimber in it!

Anyway the pedal pads were way to small. I am only out $8.99. But now I have to figure out why everyone has the wrong part number.
I helped my brother restore a Commando and got a lot of the small stuff from 4WD.com.
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Got a little more done today. The steering wheel and speedometer are supposed to be delivered tomorrow. I am hoping to start driving it to work this week.

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Damn! That was quick!!

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Looks can be deceiving. I deliberately didn't show the side of the Jeep. It is still primer from just behind the windshield on to the back. But it is really coming along. We have been putting an hour or so a day into it.

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WOO HOO! The steering wheel and speedometer arrived today. This is how the dash looks so far. I took it for a drive. The speedometer is accurate. It matches the GPS quite well. I will need to check the sending unit for the gas gauge. But that is not a big deal. I think it is simply grounded under the bed. I will fix that later. But it is totally drivable now. Just need to finish the paint. The stereo is not hooked up. But I need to get speakers anyway.

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Rick, it looks like you're both making huge progress and it's looking pretty good! i'm looking forward to seeing it finished!

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Looks good Rick. Don't worry about the fuel gauge. It's a Jeep. You can't keep them working!!!LOL

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