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Well OK then, a great tangent in that not so many folks will remember a drag racing crash from 1970. I was young, dumb and full of fun (or full of something like that). Heck I was still in high school.

So something that I jumped ahead on with the windshield thing... Yes I guess this should be the windshield thing thread (not really drag racing or whatever other tangents come along). Drilling out all of the freaking holes!!!

This craptastick windshield frame is going to outlast me by years. And how is that you ask? Well it was worked down to pretty much bare metal... Cleaned and treated with nasty, caustic metal prep products. And then coated with some strangeness that is POR15. And before much of that.... Every place that there needs to be a fastner, the hole was drilled out for a nutsert or rivnut or I really don't care what the term should be of the day...

https://www.mscdirect.com/product/de...rItem=56586878

I still call them nutserts.. Call me crazy as many of you likely do.

So since I don't have access to all of the pneumatic tools that I did twenty some odd years ago... I have to do it by hand, bummer!

I bought this thing... And a different tool for the 1/4" fastners.

http://www.amazon.com/Surebonder-8510-10-24-Threaded-Insert/dp/B0003J2B5A

Now before you jump on line and go out to buy the very limited and poorly crafted pile of stuff linked above... Please know that it won't work for very long and you will spend some time making it do what you bought it for. And BTW you better stick with aluminium inserts, likely useless for anything else.

The goal for all of this effort you might ask? There will be absolutely no ferrous metal screws holding on anything! All of the accessory mountings to this craptastic windshield frame will be done up in stainless screws into aluminum nutserts or stainless steel fastners into the POR15 coated pile of junk frame.

Now at the end of the day.... It cost too much, was a total pain in the tail... We have not even gotten to putting glass into it...


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Good to see you're still around, Taz!

Dale, did you think about a fiberglass frame? I think I'll get one for the back window in the hardtop, if I every decide to put the hardtop back on.

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Good to see you're still around, Taz!

Dale, did you think about a fiberglass frame? I think I'll get one for the back window in the hardtop, if I every decide to put the hardtop back on.
Nope not so much. Extra $100 for a weaker frame... All of the hard tops were indeed fiberglass. I don't know of anyone that has used a fiberglass windshield frame even on a fiberglass tub.

When it comes to the windshield... It needs go be pretty solid (even if it's craptastic). And no I didn't look for a stainless one either.

Guess you got me there... Maybe the Kevlar built windshield frames are all the rage, bullet proof!

I don't expect that anyone will be shooting at me... The trees don't seem to have much tolerance no matter what the material construction is!




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OK, let's just git back to it....

Note the mud and crud, while painting the hinges.



Not exactly a frame off restore... Just working to make that old fool comfortable! Well crap I am that old fool.

Cleaned up all the glass and crud on the hood... Rear diff is still leaking, what would it take back in the day to fix that? Oh about 15 or 20 minutes.



There's Grumpy the Scrambler (yard waste hauler)... Leve should remeber that Jeep. But notice the drip pan on the far left of the picture. I really need to dump the rear diff, smack it flat again and put a new gasket in there... Not to mention refill it.

Still have not done that!

Let's just take a tangent! (put some content on here even if it sucks!)

Where where you on July 17th ?

I had a castle with a mote for a really long time that day.

Here's the front (after it drained down a bit.. I wasn't going out there in the pouring rain).



Really better than back in the day.



But I don't think I had this much water from behind me then.



I didn't drown... Just my septic tank did for some time.

And for a happy note... I did some laundry today.


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OK, so I went to Arbys for lunch... Cloudy and rainy Avon Indiana. There is only one Arbys. Some days might be different weather wise but there will still be only one Arbys, so far. I'm sure that someone will build another.

There was a young kid and his nice young lady... Been to the Bash for the past several years (not this year). She also has a Jeep... Maybe I should pay more attention... Tall fellow and his name is Jordan, darn if he isn't working at a transmission shop just across the street from Arbys! I freaking live here!

I explained that I trashed the windshield and top (again) and took over a year to fix it.

Just go figure...


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Edit: Not Josh... His name is Jordan. I won't name the transmission shop... The nice young lady may well be his wife.. If not then very long time girlfriend. She doesn't say much... Watch her face and eyes...

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OK, you all have it figured out...

How to take a Taiwan built windshield frame and a Chinese windshield glass and make them fit together? And by my standards... Look like 1985!!!

It's a little bit more tricky than you think And yes all the parts are junk. Guess if it were easy anyone could do it.

Grind, grind, grind... I already said that...

So I really don't want to dwell on how the windshield glass ended up being installed. But it did happen.

And then there is something else that I simply had to do. It takes some sort of Jeep or a long relationship, maybe both.

Here's an old picture... Scott Sperling, a couple of kids, me and Wally.



Wally is the Jeep!

Scott is a treat to share a motel room with... It's really easy to tell it Scott is asleep or awake.... Is he snoring? Yes, asleep, no awake.

I enjoy this guy and that is the reason that I simply had to do 4XKids day this year. I am so very sorry that I missed last year.

HOME - 4xkids

I didn't ride any of the kids around this year... There were all of those nice clean new rigs (that really don't go off road) to do that.

I'm good with many things, like the above mentioned things...

But I still want to bitch about some stuff!


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Back in the day... Went out to Haspin with some Fat Boys... Everything was frozen and that seemed really good to me (I didn't sink). Someone wanted to go back up the creek! Frozen water falls!

It was fun... Don't ever let Crazy Eddie (Aaron) tell you to give it more gas!

Here's a picture... While fixing it.



Can you imagine the trail that the bent spring left behind? Didn't actually drag the ground when the road. I drove it home.


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Crazy Eddie is a hoot! Always fun to watch what that little corn popper can do if it's wound up enough. Has anybody seen him lately? I called in the spring trying to scare up some interest in a Bash. Also called Zak. Left voice-mail for both but neither called back.

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Nope have not talked to Aaron or Zach for over a year. I don't think the 4 angry squirrels have been to far from the farm.

So I'll continue since no one is complaining...

Windshield frame painted up nicely with base coat, then clear coat rattle can paint, in Sebring Red from Automotive Touch Up Paint from PaintScratch - Order Pro Grade Paint - PaintScratch.com.



Actually nicer than I should have for poor old sled. It matches very well to the places that are not scraped and faded.



As you can see I haven't even washed the Jeep. Also all of the new fasteners are stainless into aluminum nutserts.








Here's one that show the mud still on the glove box door.



So as I said at the start... Still looks like a muddy old 1985 CJ!



With a bent up chrome front bumper.





You can actually see through the new side windows.



And what you see is all the old dust on the roll bar and saddle bags.

That's all good.

But as for the junk. Here is an old wiper arm and a new Omix wiper arm...





Wiper arm won't go on because the silly little clip is too big. Put the old clips into the new arms, works fine.

Ever try to find 11" wiper blades? Just go to NAPA.



That should be boring enough for today.


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Is the hub of that wiper arm some kind of plastic?

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