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ian cj10

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  1. Hi Moses the mechanical side of this vehicle is good engine & gearbox are fine driveshafts are good the diffs seem ok so i'll find out as i put some miles on it
  2. Hi Moses weve got the windscreen in didnt manage to do a video for youtube but its in we had to cut the glass slightly smaller than original as we used laminated glass the original was tempered so we could not apply the same pressure on the glass as would have in the factory so now all i have to do is fit the tray on the back & get a weigh bridge certificate then the engineer can inspect it ready for rego
  3. Hi moses did a bit of suspension work today started at the front only to find out that the pin & bush for the pivot eye at the rear of the front leaves are not the size that is listed for this truck so i measured them & checked the sizes on Kaiser willys website it appears that i need the pins & bushes for the earlier mb,gpw cj2 3 5 etc so i moved to the rear & they all fitted nicely so im half way there just need to order a couple more pins & bushes i guess the aussie assembly plant didnt want to stock more parts than they had to as they would have already had the front spring assemblies for these diffs for the other models cheers ian
  4. yes i think it suits the general theme of the vehicle well & shouldnt show the dirt too much i canibalised a ford festiva for the sunvisors thats the first time ive ever made my own roof liner it took a bit of mucking about & making it up as i went along but im happy enough with the results, the head liner bows came from an old toyota hilux my brother killed & left in my dads paddock im glad of a bit of time off work to be able to get a few thing done cheers ian
  5. got a little bit of upholstery done today im still waiting for a new piece of glass so just getting a few other bits done
  6. Hi Moses thanks for that but that is exactly what we have tried the problem is that the Apillars are narrower than windshield so with a bit of messing about & unbolting the steering column i was able to get both ends in but while trying push the center out to the windshield frame i used a little too much force & now i have to cut a new piece but i think ive worked it i think ill make a video for youtube it might help others all the research ive done it just seems like its a pain in the but & some windshield guys refuse to touch them im kind of wishing i had gone with the 1 piece now but i want the 2 piece look cheers ian
  7. Hi Moses its been a while since ive had a chance to do any more but me & my son inlaw attempted to fit the windscreen this morning but it would not cooperate it is the 2 piece neither of us have done either a 2 piece or a willys before but we have done plenty of other vehicle without issue this all seems backwards the way the rubber is the glass has to be installed from the inside but this doesnt seem possible have you ever replaced a windscreen in 1 of these trucks cheers ian
  8. here we go pics of it outside in natural light
  9. took the day off work today it was great painting weather & not having a spray booth i have to pick the right day & there are way too many bugs in the evening now once i can uncover the engine ill drive it out of the shed for some day light pics but im happy with it its not my best panel job but it is a 4wd cheers ian
  10. i should treat the old girl a bit better but it is a work ute after all id like to see a modern ute do this thats 2200kg on its back & it took it in its stride i used to have a 75 series land cruiser & it wouldnt of had a hope in sitting that level its tow bar would have nearly been touching the ground had i tried this with it cheers ian
  11. I bought the patch panel from Kaiser Willys but the inner piece i bent up myself ive done the little bit of bog (bondo) work & primed it dont want it going rusty already unfortunately i wont be around to paint it next weekend so itll have to wait 2 weeks but ill get it in spray putty & all rubbed down after work during the week then itll be quicker when i get time to paint cheers ian
  12. ive been busy this weekend this is the last body repair before i prep it for paint its coming along nicely ive found a bit of motivation lately & the more progress i make the more keen im getting?
  13. managed to get time to put the last few thing back on & get it out of the shed this weekend ill take it for a beach run next weekend its fishing club weekend cheers ian
  14. Hi Moses yes we call them bush pin stripes over here i sprayed it with my spray putty gun about 3mm nozzle this type of coating is becoming more popular on vehicles that spend alot of time offroad and it also hides a few sins cheers ian
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