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    Quote Originally Posted by swampdog View Post
    How did I miss this? I love the morphodite already. Good luck Dr Frankenstein
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    Dr Frankenstein. Necessity is the mother of invention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    Shit, I missed this too. That's an awesome rig and your son is a lucky kid! This is really good stuff - good for you Dad!
    We'll see how lucky if I can get it safely running by the time he gets his license.
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    Awesome rig! What engine? 351?

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    Reviving an old CJ7

    Quote Originally Posted by BABOOZLE View Post
    Awesome rig! What engine? 351?
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    ImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1456588571.536407.jpg

    Sounds like a race car. Headers straight to turbo muffler dual exhaust. Stinks a little since no catalytic converter. Problem is sometimes the EFI and computer are fickle. I've found a few grounds that were faulty and it has helped. Hasn't left me stranded in about 50 miles now.
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    Willys / 1949 CJ3A
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    2.2 Ecotec to th350
    HEMI / 2011 JKUR
    Sahara Tan
    UNNAMED / 2012 JKR
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    Spoke too soon. Starter solenoid went out today.
    Fixed and starting again.
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    Lets see some more pics man

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    ImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1456669863.304730.jpg

    New gauges almost done. Everything works but the fuel gauge. Will have to figure that one out. Totally redone.

    Here is how it used to look.

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    Willys / 1949 CJ3A
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    2.2 Ecotec to th350
    HEMI / 2011 JKUR
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    UNNAMED / 2012 JKR
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    I found a place online called front panel express and I designed the gauge panel. Turned out perfect fit and looks great for about $140.
    Gauges are new vintage 1940 series. I like the clean look. It was cheaper to go this route than go with original cj7 gauges.
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    2.2 Ecotec to th350
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    Now that the rig is running smoother decided to start tackling the overheating problem. Running 230 after 20 minutes of driving. All trips so far have been less than that.
    I installed an electric fan which didn't help. Today flushed the entire cooling system and now is not as hot and runs about 220-225.
    Now plan to install new thermostat and water pump.

    The only reason I agree to do this whole rig rebuild-reviving is because my son earned his Eagle Scout award and he is a great kid.
    Willys / 1949 CJ3A
    Autumn Yellow
    2.2 Ecotec to th350
    HEMI / 2011 JKUR
    Sahara Tan
    UNNAMED / 2012 JKR
    Ruby Red

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Cross View Post
    Now that the rig is running smoother decided to start tackling the overheating problem. Running 230 after 20 minutes of driving. All trips so far have been less than that.
    I installed an electric fan which didn't help. Today flushed the entire cooling system and now is not as hot and runs about 220-225.
    Now plan to install new thermostat and water pump.

    The only reason I agree to do this whole rig rebuild-reviving is because my son earned his Eagle Scout award and he is a great kid.
    Father of the year. Good job.

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