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Everything posted by earlymb

  1. Here's one, but there are more:
  2. The metal repair filler has the advantage of not soaking up moisture and bonds better to the metal than normal body filler, but it is more expensive indeed. As for the metal spraying, I don't think that is something you can do yourself as it seems to require quite special tools... But there are a few vids on youtube about the process.
  3. Btw, did you consider spraying on metal for some of the repairs? And using metal filler instead of bondo?
  4. I think I see a small patch of old metal you missed, just left of the center? :))) Great job and I check this topic every day for your progress!
  5. Yes, I heard Farley vol. 2 is hard to find at the moment. Have a look at a Parts List and a Technical Manual, both are available as reprints. I didn't say BEST but MOST COMPLETE you can afford, most of the sheet metal is relatively easy to replace if needed but original jeep parts can be pricey, and sometimes (very) hard to find. Of course it all depends on make and the date of delivery. That being said, jeeps are offered for sale regularly so you can walk away from any you don't really fancy. Btw I saw I made a typo, it's g503.com, not 530.com lol
  6. Hi and welcome, all I can say from experience is buy the most complete vehicle you can afford, it's getting all those small, missing parts that breaks the bank! But before you even start to look for a jeep, studying is required and there is lots of information available on the net and in books (you're going to need some of those) to start from. Also have a look on the g530.com jeep forum, lots of expertise there too. Good luck!
  7. Amazing restoration job!
  8. Was it parked somewhere behind that tangled mess? 😀
  9. French ones are marked on the inside of the sight protector, at least the one I had a few years ago was.
  10. Both in German and French, so most likely Swiss.
  11. Thinking of it a bit more, it could also have been Tectyl we applied. This is sold in spray cans that come with a piece of hose with a misting nozzle. It would also work wonders on the inside of the frame, inside the tank well etc... any hidden areas.
  12. When we restored our jeep in the '90's my dad had some lenght of hat channels made, having the same outside dimensions but the metal being a bit thicker than original. We did not use any inserts and after welding we drilled a few small holes and applied Waxoyl on the inside over the many coats of paint, the holes being capped off. Seems to hold up fine.
  13. 12V won't be a problem, it's more that you have to check if the original wiring is damaged/broken/brittle (especially the coating) but even if it is, it is worth keeping for reference. You can leave the wiring on the tub, just make sure everything is disconnected at the fire wall.
  14. Part of that wiring looks like it might be original... If so, that would be worth inspecting to see if it can be cleaned up and used again safely.
  15. The post-war CJ aircleaner is similar to the late MB/GPW one (2 vs 3 sets of louvres at the back I believe), but it might be possible that late MB's used the CJ-style, I don't know for sure.
  16. Yes, you can get flexible spouts for these.
  17. Distribution cap has no cracks and the small graphite piece (don't know the proper name) is present? Any chance you can borrow another carb from a running engine to swap and try?
  18. It's either fuel or spark I think... Remove one of the spark plugs, hold the thread against the block or any other mass and see if it sparks when the engine turns over? What is the condition of distributor cap and leads?
  19. Regulator is not original but looks old, might be worth looking into what it's for originally; perhaps it can help someone else's classic car restoration?
  20. Excellent work! You could consider doing a wash to bring out even more details?
  21. Maybe this will come in handy too: http://jeepdraw.com/How_To1.html
  22. Jerry is correct, I mixed up a few things.
  23. The bracket for he blackout light is fixed with 2 bolts, and the bigger hole behind those two is for the wire (through a grommet).
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