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Old 03-24-2016, 04:14 PM   #61
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I love my Mauser 8mm! It's fun, but i haven't shot it for any distance, I need more ammo or to reload the 15 shells I do have. It's pretty fun for a $100 gun. And that's for the info on steel targets, I'm getting ready to weld some together for my dad for his birthday. We just got that RPR in .308 and now he's got an itch to shoot some long range stuff. I'm going to use some 1/2" plate steel for the target portion, not sure about the stand to hold it up though.
I have a Swedish Mauser in 6.5x55. It's a straight bolt. I have one box of surplus ammo for it. I haven't fired it in years. My .303 Enfield is fun rifle to shoot too. It really packs a punch, recoil wise. 1/2 plate, even at 300 yards, probably won't last long against the .308. Maybe if it was a swinging target it might hold up.
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Old 03-24-2016, 04:29 PM   #62
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I have a Swedish Mauser in 6.5x55. It's a straight bolt. I have one box of surplus ammo for it. I haven't fired it in years. My .303 Enfield is fun rifle to shoot too. It really packs a punch, recoil wise. 1/2 plate, even at 300 yards, probably won't last long against the .308. Maybe if it was a swinging target it might hold up.
I was going to try and set up a swing for it, and we will probably be shooting soft tips at it.

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harcosparky, Key word in that statement is "soft" 1/4" steel. As the old saying goes, been there and done that.

What I really what to do is mount a browning 1919 to the ole jeep. I just happen to know where I can get one. It also is full auto. It's nice to have friends with bad @zz toys. Here is a picture of that bad boy. We was letting it rain about 300 yards behind a walmart. Lets just say that day we bought them out of 308. And not to mention we had lots of peeps on edge in that wally world. Even the police begs us to stop shooting because of all the calls they was getting. Good Times. Gotta love Texas!

PS, right beside it is a 20mm anti tank gun. Its a little to big to haul in a jeep

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I've been looking for something to sit under our fully functional M60 other than a tripod.

Also getting an M35 2 1/2 ton prime mover for the same purpose.

I want both of them to be Vietnam era furnished to include communications gear, field gear, weapons and so on!

My neighbors already think I am crazy, I mean I had a drivable TANK in the front yard for two years before selling it.

I'm big into the preservation of older military vehicles.

One of the reasons I bought the 95 YJ was to 'de-civilianize" it ..... strip it down and make a faux military Jeep out of it.
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Old 04-05-2016, 09:55 AM   #64
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This spring ( in a few weeks ) I will be acquiring a M151 that has been frame off restored.

I've been looking for something to sit under our fully functional M60 other than a tripod.

Also getting an M35 2 1/2 ton prime mover for the same purpose.

I want both of them to be Vietnam era furnished to include communications gear, field gear, weapons and so on!

My neighbors already think I am crazy, I mean I had a drivable TANK in the front yard for two years before selling it.

I'm big into the preservation of older military vehicles.

One of the reasons I bought the 95 YJ was to 'de-civilianize" it ..... strip it down and make a faux military Jeep out of it.
That's cool, love military memorabilia. Of all kinds. There is a guy on the other side of the lake that does military restore jobs on everything you can think of. Better yet, what ever his customers brings to him to restore. I've seen a variety of Military stuff over the years driving by there heading to the beer farm. I also have a buddy that collects WWII & Vietnam Memorabilia. Has a small private museum. Always has something new to show me.

I'm gonna be in the market for a M100 trailer for my set up once built. It will not be all original but it will still be recognizable with modern products used on the build. Or maybe just fab a look alike. Just depends on what I come across or not in that case.

Well I got my rear seat cover, seatbelts, the PS hood louver & misc parts installed over the weekend. Goodtimes! Its amazing how much you can get done when you actually have time dedicate to the build. Definitely would have been way easier to install the PS hood louver with another pair of hands.

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Old 04-06-2016, 10:05 AM   #66
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Thanks Airslot, your the one who talked me into do it. Truth to be known since I have seen the PS Louver I wanted one. Btw while I was installing I went ahead and bonded the Hood support back. I used Lord SignLok 406 Adhesive. Gotta have the special dispensing gun to work with this product. Hell of a lot cheaper than panel bond,etc. But make sure you get extra mixing tubes. Cause it will bond in the tube when it quits flowing. You have to use quickly. You prolly have 5 secs of stop time at the most or the tube will be blocked.

I also painted the inside of the hood so when it was lifted the black would not stand out like a sore thumb. I used a 25pd kettlebell weight to hold down the support for 30 mins while the adhesive set up. OH and thank goodness for a Harbor Freight ad. Other wise I would have had to figure out something else to use to mask off the hood. Any other giving weekend I would have had a newspaper on hand. But not this one.

Also Make sure you get some touch up paint on hand. Same color as the hood if your NOT gonna paint the underside like I did. I did both. Painted all the bare metal edges with automotive enamel touch up paint (PPG). And then painted the black. Also if anyone is gonna do this mod. Make sure ur Air compressor will be ample enuff for a die grinder with a 40 grit cut off wheel. Mine couldn't keep up and it was taking forever. I was at the cusp on the cfms of my compressor. So I switch to an electric angle grinder with a cut off wheel. Boy was that fun. Just very awkward to hold being bulky. Also don't be a Dumb @zz wear GOOD eye protection.

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Well I went to install the Poison Spyder steering box armor last night. Well lets just say that there is some fitting issues with it. Will have to cut & grid the left side (looking at it) of the metal plate off in order to clear the pitman arm. Like 3 to 4 inches of plating. I guess this isn't designed for drop pitman arms and more so for stock setup. IDK. Nothing in the description that says it wouldn't work with a drop pitman arm.

Learned along time ago that after market parts means "after the market you will have to modify in some cases".

Other than the part not fitting it sure is a beautiful piece with very nice welds & finish. Speaking of finish, there goes the nice powder coating.

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Well we finally got the CNC router up and running and got all the back log of jobs done that needed to be done. The new head unit (CPU) was bad and had to be replaced. Anyhow. Finally got to play on it this morning! So happy to see the final products. Speaker box cover, done! Tire carrier cover up plates, Done! Switch panels, done! KC cyclone mounts, Done! And the tramp stamp, DONE!

Still have to pre-fit the componets and break all the aluminum. And of course throw some paint on them. And lets not forget the hardware for mounting. Man, feeling much better now with these parts being made. Guess I have some work to do!

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Well here are a few pics of the speaker box cover/armor (anti theft). Pro comp Kicker 8" down fire box. Still have to prefit, mount the box to the inside of the cover. And of course throw a kick @ss paint job on it. Will post more pics of the process when time allow and I get farther along this particular project.

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Had to many Honey Doo's to do Saturday to really get anything done. But Sunday was a different story. Was able to get the firewall repainted, Ballistic Fab Optima battery box and the factory battery tray painted. Plus figured out what fasteners I needed to mount the battery box to the factory tray. Also have a game plan on the tramp stamp and spare tire carrier cover. Gonna stand the cover off an 1" from the factory hole locations.

All the Daystar rocker switches are mounted (in the factory stereo location) and ready to add the painless 7 circuit auxiliary wiring harness to the set up & wire (that's gonna be a job). Also ran new vacuum lines etc.

So here are a few pics of the progress that was made...

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Here is how I did the inside of the hood from when I installed the PS hood lovers (few weekends back). Decided to paint it black so it would look more custom and add to the looks of the engine bay. Also here is a concept picture of the rear set up. And the new seatbelts from Seatbelt Solutions (Morris 4x4). The aluminum will be painted a luster black.

Lots of work still to be done, but I have enjoyed every damn minute of it so far. And so far all the work has been done by me. Makes me appreciate it even more.

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Thanks big guy, not going as fast as I would like but reality is what it is. I just hope to get it done and get many years of enjoyment out of it. Told my wife if I die before this D@mn thing gets finished. They (her, family, friends) better finish it and enjoy it if I'm long gone. And I'm very lucky to even be here on this great planet as of today. Will be five years this September the 9th that I almost met our maker. Triple bypass with 99, 99 & 100% blockage in all three mains of the heart. Hell I even woke up to find out I was diabetic. And now sport a cool zipper! Its amazing what all you find out if drive urself to the ER after a few heart attacks.

Guess it just wasn't my time (I thank the Good Lord for that). And I had a Jeep to restore. Just didnt know it then.

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Well I wasn't able to get anything done this weekend due to the severe storms that rolled thru Friday and Saturday morning. Makes the 4th time since December 15th that we have had major flooding. Got 10+ inches in the matter of no time. Two confirmed (so far) tornadoes and just flat out nasty winds, hail and lighting. Lots of damage area wide. My dock and pier are toast. So is about 80% of the other residents. The Lake was angry and 4ft over spillway. Very thankful to still have a roof over my head. And to think 4 years ago this time the lake was 6ft or more down.

Well at least our neighborhood still had our Annual LTE THAW KICKOFF party. We wasn't able to get on the lake to throw down but at least we still had a great time and one hell of a party. Had lots of friends in from other states in that has never seen storms like this. Just pissed about not having a foiling set or two behind the massive Mastercraft X80 this weekend. Was able to get my boy slim a set in Thursday eve tho. And I got to drive that beast.

Here are a few pics.
Slim foiling
Lake front Pano (my dock completely under water and my other deck at the horseshoe pits about to be submerged)
Road flooded night (3ft of water)
Road still receding water

I hope in a week when I take off for the week, it will be good weather so I can get some work done on the build.
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Awesome. I have a 95yj. Subscribed. ::thumbs::
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Did you make that tire mount?
No Sir, I bought that 16yrs ago when we was a dealer thru 4wheel Parts Wholesale. I really don't know who the maker was and really have no idea if they are still in business, etc. Would be pretty simple to fab if you have the skills and means to do so. With such a huge tire I did have to use longer ARP wheel studs and made a 1" spacer out of acrylic to get the tire out enuff to open the back window. It is really Strong with lots of added supports to the inside tubs. I plan on adding a few things to it later on down the road. I can get some pictures of it if you would like.

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Talking

Had a buddy stop by yesterday after work and I did his door graphics for his 32 Rat that he built. Makes me want to find an old rusted Willy's or a Comanche and make a 4wd rat wheeler. Well that's after I get my Wrangler back on the road again.

Have a donor 95 Grand Cherokee with a 318 cid, auto tranny, transfer case and drive line just for a project like this in the future. MAybe...

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Well after taking a week off from my daily grind a lot more progress had been made on the ole red beast. The front end has been completely rebuilt except for the new bushings in the springs (just didn't get to). Alloy USA HD ball joints, all new rod ends, tie rod, M.O.R.E. track bar. Blue Torch Fab dif cover & Gasket, sway bar disconnects with new Energy Suspensions bushings, brake calipers, titanium brake pads and some fresh Lucas gear oil. And the new Crown Perf brake lines installed back in the factory locations. Here are some pics...

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Also sanded and painted the frame and other parts/etc. Undercoated the fender wells as well. Here are the after pics...

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Right side paint was buffed out and is now ready for the graphics. Also pre mounted the tramp stamp and it is ready for paint.

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And I had a little help from my Brown Dog on the new motor mounts...
It was I good thing I replaced the factory mounts. They would cause some major issues. Both was already broke! Lots of other stuff was done etc, just won't bore with details. Love seeing all the work turn into progress.

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BTW here are a few pictures of when I replaced the cowl seal and found tons of rust (Oct of last year). I have since almost finished all of the dash components. Still deciding on painting the security glove box black to match the rest of the dash. Will get a better picture of all this when I get home. Also this past Tuesday was the first time she had any power back on. So I was able to see what lights, switches etc still worked. To my surprise, all did that I tested. Hell even the blower motor worked on the A/C. After 16 years it was a long time coming. Slowly breathing a little life back into her.

More to come. And even more to do!

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Some more interior shots. Still have wiring and some factory wiring to clean up and hide. Also here is the Redline shifter boot I had them make. Really like it (even tho it was dirty in the pic). The interior pictures remind me that I need to clean out the A/C vents.

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The Exhaust, single pipe. I Just did mine with the magnaflow direct fit cat to a front walker pipe and the 4" Round magnaflow muffler to the walker tailpipe. All bolt together no welding required.

#23229 magnaflow cat

#10415 magnaflow muffler

I believe the walker part numbers are #43205 & 44966.

Tucks up nice and tight in factory placement with factory hangers etc. And I lost a lot of weight from the flow master set. Header to come later. Already had the factory manifold welded once before.

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Old 06-10-2016, 08:00 AM   #87
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Here is the hard top restorer I use to breath life back into a faded oxidized hard top. This has been on for a month. As you can see it does work. Works better than anything else I have tried. And yes it has been wet and it didn't run, etc.

Chemical Guys - Tire and Trim Gel for Plastic and Rubber (16 oz)

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For anyone of you guys/girls that want to install decals. Here is the way I have been installing graphics/decals for 20+ years. I use the hinge method. I also lay dry without water etc.

1: Clean area real good using rubbing (70% or better) or denatured alcohol.
2: Place decal in the area you want it at using pieces of masking tape at both ends. Use a tape measure to find the correct layout (center, left & Right, Up & Down)
3: After placement is correct & verified. Using 2" or 1" masking tape, mask the decal in the center (AKA making a hinge).
4: Separate the the decal from the backing paper and pull it back till your at the hinge (masking tape). Either tape (do not get tape on the decal) or have someone to hold it. Cut the backing paper using scissors.
5: Hinge decal back forward and start applying the decal with up and down motions moving forward using a Squeegee. Don't pull tight on decal etc., just hold enuff force to keep it from coming intact with surface. Making sure you don't stop with your strokes. Cover the whole decal with your motions. If you stop make sure you have completed the motion and are off the decal.
6: After that half of the decal is laid. Remove hinge (masking tape in the center) and repeat steps 4 & 5.
7: When done, remove the premask, being careful and making sure it's not lifting decal when removing. Remove at a 90 degree angle. If you have any bubbles use a exacto knife to poke to release. Or a "stick pin"

Since I was going over the embossed "jeep" emblem on the body I used 3m IJ-180C wraping vinyl as my preferred material for this project. Here are a few pics of how its done.

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Continued...

When finished it will look like this.

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Didn't really makes sense until I saw your pictures- now it makes perfect sense. You've got a great looking jeep KMD! I want to find some hood graphics like you've got, except they need to say Rio Grande.

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