Thank you so much~ now if the heat wave would just ease up a bit, might get it on the road again!
Can you tell me what you did for that side seat repair? How did you find the fabric/color match? Most jeeps with this interior are destroyed or have splitting like this and would love to know where you sourced the materials from...many thanks!While scouring the United States Craiglslist in evey city looking for the Sahara seats, a fella on the Jurassic forum said he had everything that I need~ he's a jurassic nut. So, I bought just about everything from him: All correct seats, factory used carpet, radio, fog lights(front and rear), center console, etc.
This was his picture and I knew there was going to be a lot of cleanup and repairs.
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The carpet, I spray it with spray n wash, then pressure washed it and allowed it to dry~ it came out good, or better than expected.
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The seats were filthy, but I'm not complaining, but I repaired this first and the seat foam beneath it. I then removed all seat upholstery and washed each in a large sink of warm soapy water followed by a cold rinse and allowed to air dry.
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Wasn't long I had all pieces in place and looked really nice!!
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The original seat back bags were in very poor shape, so I made some new ones and they came out really nice
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I did have my wheels sandblasted and I'll get to them next week, so painting the red parts should be next week, or soon I should say!
getting there However I have enjoyed the journey!
I know this is a Jeep forum, but that TR6 is beautiful! The British racing green is classic. Great car! * Great posts about your Jeep project too. I'm taking notes as I begin my frame replacement.Sorry, went to be earlier than usual last night~ Spitfires are a cute little car~ mine is a '73 Triumph TR6, but I transplanted a '99 Miata engine/trans with a Nissan differential. Basically a Miata with a TR6 body! What are your plans for your Wrangler?
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Fantastic build! I have a JP Jeep too but mine is on pretty big shackles and 2.5 inch lifts - put on by a PO many - many years ago. May I ask what you have on yours to make it sit lower and more like the movie version? I do have the original 1988 shackles that I imported in Sept as well as the original spec body mounts / bushings but don't know enough about my Jeep to try to do the swap out! I have the same tyres and wheels as yours so hopefully nothing will rub if I do get around to swapping the mounts and shackles. Just interested in what you have or if you can show me any pics of your shackles and body mounts etc. Many thanks from the UK.Thank you for your wonderful comments!!
It's been a while now, but a few months ago I wanted a small trailer to pull as I don't want crap in my JP18, but do want to be able to use the vehicle to get things. So that's where the trailer comes in. I found a 1946 civilian military trailer, a Ben-Hur, paid way too much for it, but they're not just jumping out at me~ however I would have prefered a Batam, but this popped up.
My plans were pretty simple, recondition it, paint it to match my Jeep in the Jurassic style. The trailer was in pretty sad shape. The floor was "OK", has a large rust hole, but I left it alone. Fabricated new trailer tongue, new lights, springs were ok, but needed new bushings. I have finally installed a trailer hitch, but haven't pulled the trailer anywhere yet as I just don't care for the heat here, but soon I'll be chugging around the area~ it's going to be fun!
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