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.
The door strap on the passenger side is MIA so I did some junkyard diving.
It was a really nice morning and I had some time so I messed with the Jeepster a bit today. I decided to look into the first two bows on the convertible top. As you can see above they are no longer attached to the top. The staples you see poking through are part of the problem. Those are in a folded over flap in the top and are supposed to be firmly held in some sort of soft material in the top of the bow. Obviously that is not happening.
So I dragged the original glove box into the house and did some triage on it. Plan A was to use classic redneck engineering techniques to fix the old box. In other words duct tape. However this box is in rough shape. The front edge that goes against the dash is all torn up. Half the seams are either torn or very fragile. And it still has bits of mouse poop in it. While I am sure I could make it work I am equally sure I will not be happy with the result.
It is getting colder and the Jeep is a car again so I want to get the heat working. These little tiny levers control both the temperature and the heat/defrost mix. They don’t right now.
This mirror came with the Jeep. I am pretty sure it is a mirror that used to be on my Dad’s 65 Pontiac Tempest when I was a kid. I think it is less of an ideal match for a Jeep. Plus the holes are half stripped an the mirror is flopping around banging on the already decrepit body of the car.