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  1. Thread: Scraping

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    Scraping

    Since bringing home the little darling I've been cleaning the bottom and scraping the top. Under the red paint is a greenish color, then black,then primer then the correct color of gray. Love the...
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    Man...I sure would like me a Jeep in a...

    Man...I sure would like me a Jeep in a box...before I end up in one.
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    Smart Az. I'm a fan of single stage paint and...

    Smart Az. I'm a fan of single stage paint and keeping the original color.
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    LarrBeard you are 100 percent correct. bmorgil,...

    LarrBeard you are 100 percent correct.
    bmorgil, got it.
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    Thank you. Potomac gray is a very light gray. ...

    Thank you. Potomac gray is a very light gray. The examples of the original color are all over the body as I remove parts. So I do have examples but they are attached :D Maybe the smart thing is...
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    Color codes (Current)

    I see on the Kaiser Willys Auto Supply catalog the color pages with numbers. But, that tells me nothing without more intel on those numbers such as who the manufacturer is so that the paint company...
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    Welcome Steve. I'm not a well read person...I...

    Welcome Steve. I'm not a well read person...I like pictures, and, I'm a fan of early C5's.
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    Dang, that "is" a fine looking truck. Rust free,...

    Dang, that "is" a fine looking truck. Rust free, or almost, is everything.
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    Steve, if my exchange math is correct, isn't 5000...

    Steve, if my exchange math is correct, isn't 5000 pounds about $7500.00 U.S? Be cautious as that is quite a sum.
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    I'm curious why there isn't a kit. Same with...

    I'm curious why there isn't a kit. Same with FJ40's, no kit.
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    Do your homework. There is a bunch of...

    Do your homework. There is a bunch of information on this website. And always keep in mind, these are not something to keep up with SoCal freeway speeds, I know, I live in the freeway hellish...
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    How old are the brake hoses. I lost count of the...

    How old are the brake hoses. I lost count of the times I get in an old duffer that needs magic fingers to get it going again. First thing I do is look at the brake hoses. It seems like that item...
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    The problem with prices is, they seem to be all...

    The problem with prices is, they seem to be all over the map. And yes, a bit of a hike to go and comeback.
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    Plus one on gmwillys suggestions.

    Plus one on gmwillys suggestions.
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    It's a mindset. Know what speed the engine likes...

    It's a mindset. Know what speed the engine likes and don't abuse it. It's old. For decades I was doing old Broncos. The joke is with them?, unsafe at any speed. Sooo, 55 to 60 range was always...
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    Looks like some California commercial plates. ...

    Looks like some California commercial plates. Always liked those trucks. That's my problem, I like too many.
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    While we are chatting about wheels...I've been...

    While we are chatting about wheels...I've been trying to find wheel colors from the factory. Such as red, black, or for the CJ3A? Were they all red/reddish. Please advise. I apparently have...
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    As a "yout" I had two wheel drive Willys...

    As a "yout" I had two wheel drive Willys Overlands. The ride was pleasant enough. The Jeepster rides about the same. I like the Jeepster for the looks. Frankly it was always a mystery why they...
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    It appears my direction is new wheels. Each of...

    It appears my direction is new wheels. Each of the original wheel have had it. When tightening the lug nut, the corners hit the wheel preventing proper torque. So that is it, the wheels are D.O.A...
  20. pyrolocks, there is nothing mysterious about a...

    pyrolocks, there is nothing mysterious about a Wagoneer. The ride was softer than a Jeep Jeep. Nothing mysterious about fixing them
    but they were more rugged than a car. I always liked them but...
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    Sweet truck. I did elementary math and came up...

    Sweet truck. I did elementary math and came up with: If I take the old rims to have the old tires removed then bead blast and coat the wheels, I'm in each "rivet" wheel $75-$95 ea. A new welded...
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    Heck yes, pictures. If you mod it, try and not...

    Heck yes, pictures. If you mod it, try and not do something that isn't easily reversed back to original. I hate to see the Sawzall have its way with original vehicles. It's a thing with me. ...
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    Tube or tubeless

    Opinions on using tubes or trying tubeless. I did a search but came up with zip.
    Can 69 year old rims with rivets manage to stay inflated with a tubeless tire?
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    Dang, nice pickup. Those are my weakness in the...

    Dang, nice pickup. Those are my weakness in the want department.
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    I just pulled the tank on the '50 cj3a. It was...

    I just pulled the tank on the '50 cj3a. It was replaced in '93 and a view inside tells me the PO must have used it as a septic tank.
    New ones are reasonable so I won't mess with this one. New it...
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