|Project "Free Jeep" a.k.a Project "FJ" - part #5
|(09/25/06) OK, it has been a while, and by that I mean a L-O-N-G while since I
worked on project FJ. It has been a little over 6 months and my life has changed considerably. I now reside
in NH and I am engaged. We own a house, and I have a workshop for all the Jeep stuff. So far, I have moved
all the parts up here and have most of the Jeeps up here. I now just need to get the rest of our stuff up
here and we should be good to go.
|As you can see from the pictures, I don't have anything organized, or in
any semblance of order. I have all the parts I have collected thus far, plus a lot of tools and such
strewn about. We have been concentrating on the house, so the garage has played second fiddle.
So, the other day, I saw on Craig's List, that there
was an aluminum valve cover for an 81-86 Jeep with the 258 for $50.00. I figured what the heck and emailed
the guy and before you knew it I was off to see it and picked it up.
|For $40.00 off the list price, it was a good grab. Again, this wasn't "FREE"
but it is at almost 1/2 price and besides, the engine needs a new valve cover as it has the plastic one
and also it will make it look good.
Last to mention is that I was able to get some of the stuff off of the frame that I got a couple of months back.
I want to set it on its side, so the gas tank and associated parts needs to come off of it. I got all the
gas lines off surprisingly easy and all but 1 of the bolts came off the gas tank. Need to get the last
one off and it should be all set. A few more items like removing the motor mounts and brake proportioning
valve and it should be ready to be sandblasted and repaired in the rear where there is a spot of rust along
with the rear cross member being replaced.
|Somewhere along the way I forgot to put up the pictures of the body and
frame that will be used on the FJ project. I got these from a guy in Epping, NH and I scored the deal
for $200.00. It was a good price for what I got and hopefully it will turn into a nice setup for the
That is about it from here. Sorry it has been so long, but I am looking to get back to it during the fall
and over the winter. Also note that there is a fridge in my garage finally, I have wanted that for so long.
It was a gift from my realtor that sold my house. I think it is a good exchange, she gets a sale and I get
cold beer! Thanks Jen!
Seriously, if you need a realtor in Southern CT, let me know and I will get you in touch with Jen, she was a
great realtor and who knows, you might get a fridge out of it too...