Saturday I decided to get the Jeep put back together. Splash apron looks like it has leprosy but at least is not rusting as fast.
I ordered new hardware for the bumper but first I have to get the splash apron cleaned up. First I went after the rust with a wire brush wheel and a flap disk
It was so warm tonight I decided to get some work done on the car. First thing was an oil change
It has been a long time since I did anything on the Jeepster. I have busy and it has been cold. Today was a really warm day but I only had a couple hours. But I got started anyway.
The convertible top has been getting worse and worse. At first it needed some help going up, now it will not go down without help. So I disconnected the cylinders thinking there was air in system. And I found this…
The 2018 Dublin Auto Show was Saturday and just for giggles I entered the Jeepster. It was about the only “beater” car there. But it was fun to see all the cars. About 8 Jeeps showed up including a new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and a really cool right-hand-drive Wranger with a 5.7L Hemi in it.
I found an owner’s manual for the Jeepster on e-Bay this week and when it arrived I scanned it. Hopefully the Kaiser Jeep copyright lawyers are all dead. The manual is a little ratty and it is for a 1968 Jeepster rather than my 1967. But it is the only one I have found so far. Click through to see the embedded version or use this link to download the file directly.
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Time for some routine maintenance on the Jeep. It is raining so we will be working in the garage today.
We had an actual snowstorm Friday night (Jan 12, 2018). It rained most of the day then there was some ice and finally 4″-6″ inches of snow. The earlier rain and the plummeting temperatures meant the roads were an icy, slick mess. Jeepster weather!
Last night we got a couple inches of snow and it kept snowing most of the morning. Which means that for the first time I can legitimately use four wheel drive. It was only 18 degrees and the tires were throwing slush up through the floor and on the windshield but the car is actually brilliant in the snow. I drove it downtown then took both my kids out to a nice vacant parking lot to let them play with it. All the 4×4 stuff works perfectly but the transmission was a beast until it warmed up a bit. I really have to get to work on the floorboards.