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Jurassic Park Jeep replica build has begun!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting closer...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little more progress

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much more to do, but for now my short list of things to finish are:
1. Install the antenna, a matter of attaching it.
2. Install the light bar, this is already painted and just needs to be installed.
3. Paint the wheels red; involves, jacking the jeep up, removing the wheels, masking the tires off, and stripping the clear finish off with paint remover, then applying some self etching primer, then painting... each wheel.
4. Install/paint the rear fog lights. I have a generic set, but need to paint the lenses an orange color before installing them.

Then I can start to drive it around!

The next steps are required to really finish it off.

1. Purchase winch plate.
2. Purchase winch. This is a big expense for me, for something that is purely decorative. The correct one is no longer in production, a Ramsey REP6000. I can substitute the Ramsey 9.5e as it was used on the Jurassic World replicas. OR, I may end up making a replica-non function one.
3. Upgrade the tires to BF Goodrich All Terrain TA KO2 tires. Again, this is a big expense for something that is really decorative. I hope I can track down a used set, on the cheap.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stripes are done:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Light Bar and Antenna installed:




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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheels are painted:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fake Ramsey winch I made. Will have to do until I can track down a real one.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had some fun with the East Texas Jeep Club, during the Nacogdoches Lighted Christmas Parade.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One day of Winter:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it's been a few weeks since I did anythings of substance to the JP Jeep. After the Christmas Parade, it developed a leaking freeze plug, that required the removal of the intake and exhaust manifolds. The exhaust manifold had several cracks, so I got a new one from NAPA, and installed it along with a new gasket. Everything went together fine, but I have a high idle, that I suspect is related to some sort of vacuum leak I can't find.

I did get some new shocks and leaf springs, along with stock size shackles. Suspension repairs are pending. Maybe next week.

I am also looking into the possibility of a leaking injector o ring that may be causing a high idle condition.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the suspension updates went swimmingly, but now I have to replaced the u joints. Seems that if you change suspension geometry, even returning something to factory height, then the drive shaft u joints don't seem to like that much... They are growling now, leaking and need to be replaced. Seems like a $25 repair.

Also, I am still trying to track down the high idle issues. O2 sensor may be bad...
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