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    Great news! It was all on your excellence in...

    Great news! It was all on your excellence in execution on the restoration. She is a fine looking Jeep! You, LarrBeard, and Ira have made your Heeps into Jeeps once again. Before too long, you'll...
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    Great information on thermostats. If the 160...

    Great information on thermostats. If the 160 thermostat doesn't work to your satisfaction, an old friend that built our dirt track motors would recommend wetter water additive for the blocks that...
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    Don't throw out the thermostat all together. If...

    Don't throw out the thermostat all together. If you so choose too, cut the center out, and install the remainder of the thermostat body. This will cause a restriction, therefore keeping the water...
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    If I were to have a sign at a car show, it would...

    If I were to have a sign at a car show, it would read only touch if your tetanus shot is up to date.

    Great information on the starter adjustment! We all learn a little bit more every day.
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    Modern is a relative term around here.

    Modern is a relative term around here.
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    They are all long, and they do get coiled up. ...

    They are all long, and they do get coiled up. The gage you have is a fairly modern gage, where the ones Willys used would go in a circle, with a center needle.
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    I agree with LarrBeard. Magic mud isn't intended...

    I agree with LarrBeard. Magic mud isn't intended for a permanent solution. My high temp story may have been misleading. High temp RTV would be alright to get you home, but not for a permanent fix.
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    Being a cheap bass turd, when I would build up my...

    Being a cheap bass turd, when I would build up my derby car power plants, it was getting expensive to reseal the headers after each run. Orange high temp silicone was liberally smeared onto the...
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    I thought I had the market cornered on the...

    I thought I had the market cornered on the snowball effect. Look on the bright side, the moving blanket helped to point out the thread sealant didn't adhere. Everything happens for a reason.
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    Not 1/16" sloppy. The well used and abused '46...

    Not 1/16" sloppy. The well used and abused '46 we have, with the original rusted out windshield is tighter than that, at about 2 to 4/32". It's a pain to try and balance the windshield while trying...
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    Reproduction parts and complete bodies are a sore...

    Reproduction parts and complete bodies are a sore spot for many restorations. Not just in the Heep world but in others. Several years back I was working on my Chevelle project, and was following an...
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    I see that the mounts were not backwards, but a...

    I see that the mounts were not backwards, but a much steeper angle then the original. I have caught myself putting them on bass ackward because of the slight angle. The end of the arms are more...
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    A few more photos for effect. The red Heep was...

    A few more photos for effect. The red Heep was an early MD Juan bodied M38/3A clone. The windshield fit alright, but nothing else was right.
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    I hadn't forgotten about the pictures. Been on...

    I hadn't forgotten about the pictures. Been on the run since 02:30, and finally had a chance to get back to my desk. I won't make it home before dark, so here are some archive photos of my old...
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    We use hammer to fit, paint to match. O.D. green...

    We use hammer to fit, paint to match. O.D. green CARC paint is easy to blend.

    The outboard seat rests up against the inner fender on the passenger side. The rubber bumper goes on the inner leg...
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    The passenger side rests on what should be two...

    The passenger side rests on what should be two brackets with rubber bumpers installed. There wasn't a latch or hardware that kept the seat in place, until there was a field fix on the M38A1. This...
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    Necessity leads to innovation. I would like...

    Necessity leads to innovation.

    I would like to get the headlights like TJones has on his project, with the integrated turn signals, but in 6 volt.
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    I'll be in line to buy the 6 volt LED lights when...

    I'll be in line to buy the 6 volt LED lights when they become available.

    My crotchety self, there isn't enough pizza or beer to be had. That's why I have to figure things out on how to do things...
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    You sure can drop the body over the installed...

    You sure can drop the body over the installed steering column will work. If you have two willing people to lift the body, no problems.

    Looks like I'm going to have to get one of those K.W. T...
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    One of the best paint jobs I had ever seen was on...

    One of the best paint jobs I had ever seen was on a neighbor's '70 442 W-30. He did a complete color change from red with black stripes to black with white painted stripes. He did it in his two...
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    In my opinion, take all the parts and have them...

    In my opinion, take all the parts and have them painted all at once. Invest in moving blankets from horrible freight, and lay them down on anything that the fenders and grill can be bumped against. ...
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    I hate that. No fun at all.

    I hate that. No fun at all.
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    Sounds like a good time!

    Sounds like a good time!
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    Great news LarrBeard! You two will have to post...

    Great news LarrBeard! You two will have to post lots of pictures after the show.
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    The body won't be too bad. Let us know how...

    The body won't be too bad. Let us know how everything fits.
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