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    You sure got something to work with there. Keep...

    You sure got something to work with there. Keep us updated.
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    Looks very nice!

    Looks very nice!
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    The easiest thing to check first was the...

    The easiest thing to check first was the alternator so I unhooked it and still a draw. And I mean a draw so small you have to turn out the lights and still barely see it, but enough to run down the...
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    I have a similar issue. My battery will run down...

    I have a similar issue. My battery will run down over a few days. Now when I shut it off, I take the ground cable off of the battery. I can rub it on the terminal and see the very slightest spark....
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    I think that's just an opening to let out...

    I think that's just an opening to let out anything that gets in there, water, dirt, oil, etc. If there is oil dripping from there it could be from the rear main seal or possibly the front seal on...
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    Very, very nice!

    Very, very nice!
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    That is a good looking Jeep.

    That is a good looking Jeep.
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    Spray some good penetrating oil around it and be...

    Spray some good penetrating oil around it and be patient. Mine was stuck and I did that and then put a chain wrench around the distributor housing and tried bumping it back and forth. Trying to get...
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    Way back I put a set of points in a combine with...

    Way back I put a set of points in a combine with a six cylinder Ford. It was running, just wanted to make it run better. It wouldn't start with the new points. I think it was my dad who told me to...
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    What makes you think the timing would have gotten...

    What makes you think the timing would have gotten off?
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    155,00 total were made in the United States. 1953...

    155,00 total were made in the United States. 1953 was the first year it was made. Had the overhead intake valves in the head, making it necessary for the hood to be raised for clearance. You have a...
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    On mine there were a few places on the bottom...

    On mine there were a few places on the bottom that were rusted from the outside that I used epoxy on and I cleaned it up and did that. I put some diesel in it and started propping it up to test...
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    It does look good.

    It does look good.
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    Sounds like you have a plan. I was going to...

    Sounds like you have a plan. I was going to suggest trying to rock it back in forth with it in high gear to get that last piston moving, but the stuck in neutral thing cancelled that. You have a lot...
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    The outer part of the body was actually in pretty...

    The outer part of the body was actually in pretty good shape. The problem was that the floor was rusted out. The fenders were OK but would have taken a lot of work. The bed had been replaced with a...
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    Make sure the tank is worth fixing. I started to...

    Make sure the tank is worth fixing. I started to clean mine out and cleaning out the rust started some leaks. The more leaks I fixed the more developed. Finally bought a new tank and that took...
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    You will get a lot of help as I did from the...

    You will get a lot of help as I did from the experts here for your Jeep. Keep us posted.
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    Well, I watched a You Tube video of that and the...

    Well, I watched a You Tube video of that and the winch didn't actually get stuck, the guy was distracted by the girl in her underwear stuck in the briar tree. Totally understandable.
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    Impressive tree too to be able to stand up to...

    Impressive tree too to be able to stand up to that!
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    Here it is with the new winch.

    Here it is with the new winch.
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    Have you thought about the idea of selling that...

    Have you thought about the idea of selling that as a model kit?
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    Sticky: I am sorry to hear that. I had definitely notice...

    I am sorry to hear that. I had definitely notice his absence for a while and knew he had been having some health issues. When I started my project, I looked through his whole thread and learned a...
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    That looks amazing!

    That looks amazing!
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    Very nice!

    Very nice!
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    Good looking war horse.

    Good looking war horse.
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