I have been procrastinating on welding over the holes in the Jeepster’s floorboards but today I had a day free and decided to go for it. Of course it was 90° out so it was a long hot day. Did I mention I don’t know much about metal work or welding?
So the transmission has been getting harder and harder to shift. I have found some metal in the oil so I assumed the transmission was slowly shredding itself. That might still be true but it occurred to me that I have never adjusted the clutch so why not start there?
When I got the Jeepster drivable I bought a little fire extinguisher and threw it in the back. Sometime in the last few months someone must have decided they needed it more than I did because it vanished. So I got another one. This one gets bolted down.
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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