What have you done to your JEEP today

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Walked past my M38A1 sitting with its body half apart under the pines.. Heard myself say the motor was probably stuck by now... Heard my other self say it was the same thing I had said the decade before :cautious:
 

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that pointless system is NICE. It's an upgrade I'm going to do on mine once I get it running right. They are dead reliable from all the reviews I see online.
Thanks Maverick. I have a good friend with a pointless conversion on his 56 Studebaker Champion. Works good. I had never heard of the pointless conversion for the M38A1. It came with a new distributor cap and rotor, and the coil looks new as well. The shaft in my current distributor wiggles around a bit so I may pull it out and go with the pointless distributor.
 

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That shop is looking real sharp, for sure, Maverick1701!

What are the wall panels (with the loose film) shown on that inside shot of the shop, are those insulated panels of some kind?
yes sir, those are the sections of insulation. They are sandwiched between the building framing and the outer skin. I wanted some kind of insulation to help keep out some heat in the summer and keep in heat in the winter.

Over the weekend the family went to a local car show here in Lubbock, TX. I spotted a beautifully restored half-track, and a few vintage willys jeeps (blue 1946, red 1947 CJ2a). The red jeep still had a working rear PTO setup. However, the front pto winch was just bolted to the front bumper with no PTO hook-ups. It wasn't functional, strictly for looks. I was disappointed as I have the same winch sitting in my shop and wanted to see how he had it mounted (had if been mounted in a way it could have worked)

I also scored a nice radio control unit from an antique store....paid $30.

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yes sir, those are the sections of insulation. They are sandwiched between the building framing and the outer skin. I wanted some kind of insulation to help keep out some heat in the summer and keep in heat in the winter.

Over the weekend the family went to a local car show here in Lubbock, TX. I spotted a beautifully restored half-track, and a few vintage willys jeeps (blue 1946, red 1947 CJ2a). The red jeep still had a working rear PTO setup. However, the front pto winch was just bolted to the front bumper with no PTO hook-ups. It wasn't functional, strictly for looks. I was disappointed as I have the same winch sitting in my shop and wanted to see how he had it mounted (had if been mounted in a way it could have worked)

I also scored a nice radio control unit from an antique store....paid $30.

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Nice car show @Maverick1701 !

That halftrack looks pretty sweet.
The Willys were pretty neat - even in their civy colors.

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Been working on refreshing the wiring on the C over the last few days. It was a rats nest of hacked wires, crumbling insulation and just outright broken wires. So, I finally ordered some wire and Packard connectors (I know, not the correct style) to start the process.

A PO had put in a pull style light switch, took that out, had to get a new light switch since the current one was not working, as was the main power switch. Made a jumper to see if I even had power to the lighting circuits, and then found out there wasn't even a switch on the master cylinder for the brakes! 20220730_210042.jpg

I started in the engine bay and ripped out a bunch of the old wiring after identifying which line was which (that's called thinking ahead lol) and grafting new wire onto the headlight connectors and b/o lights. Ran the length, put new Packards on and taped everything up once they were all cleaned up. 20220803_212451.jpg20220808_204641.jpg20220808_204714.jpg20220809_202501.jpg20220809_204455.jpg
 

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Been working on refreshing the wiring on the C over the last few days. It was a rats nest of hacked wires, crumbling insulation and just outright broken wires. So, I finally ordered some wire and Packard connectors (I know, not the correct style) to start the process.

A PO had put in a pull style light switch, took that out, had to get a new light switch since the current one was not working, as was the main power switch. Made a jumper to see if I even had power to the lighting circuits, and then found out there wasn't even a switch on the master cylinder for the brakes! View attachment 875410

I started in the engine bay and ripped out a bunch of the old wiring after identifying which line was which (that's called thinking ahead lol) and grafting new wire onto the headlight connectors and b/o lights. Ran the length, put new Packards on and taped everything up once they were all cleaned up. View attachment 875411View attachment 875412View attachment 875413View attachment 875414View attachment 875415
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Yeah... Some "wire loom" will make your wiring job appear a lot more factory than tape and you will say a lot less bad words if you ever need to work on the wiring in the future.

SummitRacing.com is a good source to buy the cloth wire loom.
 

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Yeah... Some "wire loom" will make your wiring job appear a lot more factory than tape and you will say a lot less bad words if you ever need to work on the wiring in the future.

SummitRacing.com is a good source to buy the cloth wire loom.
I used the pretty, expandable mesh loom on the 53, it almost looks like old fabric loom lol and I like it better than tape.
 

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A week's worth of evenings and a full day today and I can finally say I have all the lights working, correctly I might add, on the C. About 40' of new wire, and a couple dozen new connectors, it's good to go, and I didn't have to shell out $800 for a new harness. I will say I was quite amazed at how pristine the wire was under all the old tape, and every section that was exposed, dry rot and crumbled if you looked at it sideways!
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And this is why I dislike people:
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It's bad enough trying to save these cannon plugs, but when they're hacked into like this, and poorly if I do say so, it makes the job that much more time consuming having to chase wires to determine which circuit it is.

I had to rewire the ends of the brake switch leads, the entire front lighting harness, a good chunk of the rear lighting harness (I'm using a two brake light setup) and the dimmer switch. I'll probably do the horn at some point and the instrument cluster too.

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The bigger chunks of what got cut out.
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