New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

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New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by GhostMedic » Wed May 07, 2014 8:43 am

So I just got myself a "new" bug out vehicle. It's in the beginning process of being brought up to snuff.

1965 Jeep Gladiator "Old Red"
She's running a 232 cu.in. I-6, 3-on-the-tree, Dana 44 front and rear w/ 4.08 gears.
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Junkyard proved helpful w/ new bed floor (1/8" diamond plate steel) with a roll bar already mounted. And a new fuel cell for her (1998 Dodge Ram 1500 35-Gallon poly tank)(Jeep in pic is my buddies J10)
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And here a vid of me driving her (Almost got her stuck in the water but she pulled right out in 1st after I stalled her out :oops: )
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Goodies For Old Red

Post by GhostMedic » Wed May 07, 2014 11:12 am

So I figure I'll post up pics of the things I have gotten for Old Red so far. Will post up more during the build up.

New Fenders From A M416 Trailer
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5-Gallon Fuel Cans (Cause I Can :D )
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Holders For Above Fuel Cans
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New Shifter Knob (Factory One Was Missing And I Thought This Was Classy)
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"New" Radio; FM/CB Radio From Sears
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Bottle Opener For Bedside
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New CB Antenna To Be Mounted On Roll Bar Between Fog Lights
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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by Dutch253 » Wed May 07, 2014 1:06 pm

That's awesome! I'll definitely be following this thread. Love stuff like this.
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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by Mr. E. Monkey » Mon May 12, 2014 9:49 pm

That ol' baby has some serious potential. Definitely looking forward to watching your project take shape! :D
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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by Viper shtf » Mon May 12, 2014 10:05 pm

Awesome old truck!
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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by GhostMedic » Wed May 14, 2014 6:22 am

Look for updates Friday night or Saturday morning. Throwing three hard days of work at her and hoping me and my buddy can get her to pass NY Inspection. Will post lots of pics and maybe some vids for y'all to droll over.
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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by Evan the Diplomat » Wed May 14, 2014 7:22 am

I have been combing the internet in envy looking to find one for sale. These and the old Willys Overland pickups were a big part of my childhood when I visited my grandparents in Honduras.

I might buy one as a Toy if I get a new job in Oregon.
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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by GhostMedic » Mon May 19, 2014 9:40 am

Evan the Diplomat wrote:I have been combing the internet in envy looking to find one for sale. These and the old Willys Overland pickups were a big part of my childhood when I visited my grandparents in Honduras.

I might buy one as a Toy if I get a new job in Oregon.
Check out this site. Has a lot for sale.

http://jeeptruck.com/
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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by Evan the Diplomat » Wed May 21, 2014 7:49 am

GhostMedic wrote:
Evan the Diplomat wrote:
I might buy one as a Toy if I get a new job in Oregon.
Check out this site. Has a lot for sale.

http://jeeptruck.com/
I know that site well, but with four kids and a wife I need a six or seven seat BOV. Probably a Mitsubishi Montero or a massive Ford Expedition or Chevy Suburban.
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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by GhostMedic » Wed May 21, 2014 1:06 pm

So got a good deal accomplished with Old Red in three days. Wanted to get more done but ran into some wiring SNAFUs and than it rained the last day I was working on her. Here are some updated pics.

Cleaned off the washer fluid bag
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Got the new bed floor in place (Still need to weld it in)
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Uncovered the Paint and Trim code. Paint comes back to Presidential Red.
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Got the "new" tail-lights wired up and working.
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New fender mocked up after lots of cutting with an angle grinder to get the old one off (Looked like the PO welded the nuts on the original mount bolts)
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Also picked up a Tach and some floor mats on sale from Advance Auto Parts

Than we got adventurous and took out the gauge cluster to see if the bulbs were shot in them (they aren't) and to see if we could figure out why the turn signal indicators aren't working on it.

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And than found this under the hood. Not sure if the PO converted to one-wire alternator and just said screw these wires or what was going on.

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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by Dawgboy » Wed May 21, 2014 1:15 pm

Nice! I gave away a '67 longbed Fleetside with the Vigilante 327 in it in 2010. It had major rust, but was otherwise an ok truck.
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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by Tobias05 » Wed May 21, 2014 7:21 pm

Sweet! I need to build a truck sometime soon...
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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by BubbaGump » Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:51 pm

I drove past this a few times, glad to see someone picked it up and is doing something with it. any more progress so far?

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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by GhostMedic » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:46 pm

No more progress as of yet. lots of personal shit going on so it's been a slow build. should be up and out on the road middle of next month. gonna be house sitting my buddies where it's at now and I'm gonna put in a good 2 weeks of work on her.
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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by GhostMedic » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:48 pm

So progress has stalled out on my project due to a lot of other stuff being on my plate. Gonna be working on her for 20 days straight next month. I will be posting pics up every day with the progress and will hopefully be bringing her home the very beginning of September. I have been buying more things for her on ebay and realizing that JEEP really does stand for Just Empty Every Pocket.
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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by GhostMedic » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:24 pm

Progress has restarted on Old Red. Found out what the bulge in my headliner was, a massive mouse nest. This also solved the question of where some of the cushioning from my seat went. Good news is the headliner came put in one piece so now I can make a pattern for a new one. :D

Found out I need a headlight switch and a floor dimmer switch. Kinda figuring out that mud wasps seem to love Jeeps too been finding empty nests everywhere. lol.

I promise I will update with pics as I get picture worthy progress complete.
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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by GhostMedic » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:32 pm

Well in between the rain drizzles I got the bench seat pulled out, got tires of having to be a contortionist to do anything with the wiring.
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Seems like the only original from the factory floor is the transmission tunnel. Everything else seems to be patched together pieces of sheet metal from the PO
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One odd thing I noticed was the ash tray on the back of the seat.
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Also found these metal tags on the underside of the seat
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small one is stamped SG 12-6
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Big one is stamped SG 956383-D
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This also fell out when I was moving the seat. Any ideas as to what it is or where it goes?
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The seat was recovered somewhere in it's past. And the person who did it cut slits for the seat belts to pass through.
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And evidently they used burlap as a cover.
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And a question from the other day when I removed the headliner. Why didn't they paint under the headliner?
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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by Evan the Diplomat » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:47 am

Have you had a chance to work on your truck?
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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by Halfapint » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:32 am

I'm curious as well! Looks like a lot of fun! I miss working on older cars
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Re: New BOV In Sullivan County, NY

Post by ZombieSoldier01 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:32 am

lots of potential!
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