Now getting her on the rotisserie
Wow....starting to really come together now.
All primed with red epoxy primer TM9
And finally after who knows how long. Back to wearing OD Green!
I will post updates as they come along. Right now I have the engine at the machine shop.....but nothing can be easy, they say the block seems to be beyond repair. So I am trying to chase down a replacement. When I get the body back I will finish up the frame.....hoping to get this finished before the kids are in college.
Hi Tikifrei, congratulations on bringing another Jeep hulk back to the world. . . . . .
Please don't be too fast in throwing away that old block that the garage said is beyond repair, it may just be beyond their capabilities. There are many talented people out there and you will meet them the longer you are in the Jeeping fraternity.
Cracked side-walls can be ' cold-stitched ', cracked distributer tubes can be relined with a piece of machined tubing and sealed at either end, worn out piston cylinders again can be sleeved with a lining and resized to piston sizes, and many other options. Even if you don't pursue rebuilding this particular block someone else somewhere might be willing to grab it for their project. it's amazing what Jeep parts I have seen brought back to like.
I bought my first Jeep back in 1968 as a teenager, a teenager without any mechanical experience. The first problem I encountered was the starter motor, many standard garages didn't employ people who had ever worked on Jeeps before and my problem was met with a sharp intake of breath between the teeth followed by the breath puffed out again with the claim of how expensive a job that this was going to be.
I soldiered on having to push start the Jeep for several months until one day I met another Jeep owner, he suggested a third Jeep owner who might be able to help me. The owner I went to see demounted the starter motor, fitted a serviceable dog gear and spring and refitted the motor back to the Jeep and charged me one British pound approx. two US dollars. All that he did in fifteen minutes or so as I watched in total wonder, I then asked why garages claimed it was going to be hard work and costly. We became friends and I spent endless weekends over his house learning the mechanics of Jeeps and rebuilding them.
So I implore you to continue with all the hard work you have already put in and will have to continue to put in, as it should all be well worth it in the end, especially if your son shares that interest.