Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Aug 19, 2014.
like the fenders
Slow but steady progress.
I made a bracket that bolts to the grill and the tube will be welded to it.
After a lot of grinding...Wish I was a better welder!
Minimal body putty & sanding the first coat of paint. I'll apply a 2nd coat and call it good and move on to the driver's side.
Fender mod looks good.
Thanks, it's not bad for my first attempt and it sure beats buying a $200 kit. I'm fond of the flat fender look since previously owning a '42.
Finished the fenders.
The driver's side didn't turn out as nice as the passenger. It was crinkled when I started...I tried to straighten it out the best I could. Looks good from here tho!
Looks good to me. I like it all. Any updates?
Updates?...Yes. As a matter of fact I'm redoing the tow bar setup as we speak.
Plus I've completed the HEI conversion - Great thread (that I hi-jacked) - HEI distributor cap #1 terminal
Rebuilt the carb and found more HEI trouble too - 2 Jet Runs Better With Choke On
I've also broken a repaired the rear axle - Something Just Broke
Basic bumper build - Basic Bumper Build
Bought a hitch lock and slipped a nut over the shaft...Welded it and cut it off.
Perfect fit...This should keep the honest thief from using my tow bar to haul off my Jeep.
That's a good looking Jeep, Focker!
Looks good. What brand did you use for bedliner?
It's from Harbor Freight, it went on really well.
Received my new aluminum radiator the other day. I was dumb and didn't get one with mounting tabs or drain valve.
Speedway Chevy SBC/BBC Universal Aluminum Radiators
Had to fab a lower bracket for the radiator to sit in.
Proud of this weld...The rest are crusty but I didn't have to break out the grinder for once.
Upper bracket pieces ready for welding.
Painted and mounted.
Almost ready...Have to track down a lower hose tomorrow. The lower flex hose I bought today was too long.
Looks great. I had to do something similar. Make sure you put some rubber or something to keep the steel from rubbing a hole in your tank. My bottom hose just wasn't going to fit, so i had to improvise. I cut it in half and then used a piece of stainless handicap bar to make the section i need. Ghetto, looks trick, free and now funny too. That radiator will cool your engine a lot better than a brass/copper one.
I cut some rubber off the old hose and placed between the bracket and radiator, hard to tell but it's there.
Looks good. Do you have plans for a fan shroud?
I don't have a better pic of what was there other than this. You can see there were just two metal side pieces acting as a shroud. Do you have any suggestions for something better? Maybe a visit to the wrecking yard and search for a molded plastic type?
Saw something like this on the tube a while back- looks like it does a neat job-
Building A fan Shroud CAUTION LONG AND PIC HEAVY!! - JeepForum.com
I don't have shroud either and its pretty sketchy. I am actually thinking about running an electric fan and getting rid of the steel one. "Thinking".
Thanks for giving me another "To Do".
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