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gr8dain

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  1. gr8dain

    Jeep CJ7 Heater Fan Upgrade

    I did in fact use the blower motor from a 73 Blazer V8 with AC. It was a right fit, but it cleared the battery tray. I was fully prepared to need to cut the hole bigger using a large hole saw and block of wood, but the PO had either already cut it or the glass tub came with a hole large enough. Either way, it was a quick install for me and works great.
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    My new addition - 1984 CJ7

    It is close, but I had no issues with the battery tray on mine. I will try to remember to look closely at the clearance when I get back yo it later tonight or tomorrow.
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    Gr8Dain's Willys

    After backing it into the garage, I noticed some writing under the paint on the windshield vent. So I took it off and traced it a bit to see better what it may have looked like. I think I am going to have a better artist fill out the text. “Flying W Ranch”. The ranch is still around up in PA. So I am learning a bit about it.
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    Gr8Dain’s 84Scrambler

    Pic keeps failing to be seen (in tapatalk anyway) but I keep trying.
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    Gr8Dain’s 84Scrambler

    Most of the screws were stripped. So I got tired of getting bigger screws. I put the latches into the top using rivets. Through the metal strip and into the fiberglass.
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    Gr8Dain’s 84Scrambler

    Here are a couple of mods I have done. While doing the new chassis, I installed a 20 gallon poly tank to replace the 15 I also decided that I did not want to drop the tank to replace the fuel sending unite which I know will happen since it is from Omix. So O installed a boat hatch in the bed. I also added some USB and 12v power for my phone. And to make removal of the half cab easier/quicker, I got rid of the screws and added these latches from McMaster-Carr. 4 for the front and 3 for the rear connection to the bulkhead.
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    Gr8Dain’s 84Scrambler

    Yeah. My friend who put this engine in after my first 258 died, wants me to pick up a donor XJ and use the 4.0 and swap it in. But cost of the donor and time to do it will be more than just the sniper kit. And I can have the sniper up and running in a weekend I am sure. I do see a 360 or something in my future when this 258 craps the bed.
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    Jeep Winning

    Here is my shot from a Christmas parade my club was a part of on Saturday
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    Hello from Ashburn

    The 2015 JKU is what we got to replace our Expedition and we use it to haul the dogs around and take the kids to college etc. my daughter is currently driving it. It is bone stock and will stay that way.
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    Gr8Dain's Willys

    Now, as for the 1949 CJ 3a, we picked that up in May 2018 from a family friend of my wife’s. It was “restored” back in 1982 and has been living in a barn and driving around the POs farm since then. It is in really good shape. Since picking it up, I have done little things like add mirrors and mount the spare on the rear passenger side. I also ran fuel hose around the metal fuel lines to help insulate them to stop a vapor lock issue I was having. Recently I replaced the 6v battery and cleaned up all of the cable connections to help with a starting issue. I think the battery had a bad cell and was not cranking well. Seems to do better now. No real plans for it other then new tires and keep it nice and drive it around as much as I can.
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    Gr8Dain’s 84Scrambler

    I have put on a 4 inch suspension lift and running 33” tires. I try to go wheeling a couple of times each year. Mainly at Rausch Creek in PA but I have been to Windrock in TN. That was a blast. I am looking to add a Holley Sniper kit after the new year as I have problems with my carb off camber and really hate the cold starts in the mornings.
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