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Ambulance Chasing

Posted in News on September 15, 2012
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Contributors: Jp Tech Editor

 I spent the few free hours I had over the past couple weeks rewiring my '54 M-170 former ranch vehcile. You haven't seen it in the pages of Jp yet, but it's coming.  Now that it's rewired, I just need to rebuild the factory Ross Cam & Lever steering, install some new tie rod ends, and put some seats and seatbelts in it and it'll be a driver. I'll probably change out all the fluids and clue you all into the story about how it came to be in my possession. Then I'll decide a project direction for it. But before all that happens, I ordered a couple parts up from Omix and Rugged Ridge since the body mounts are all mostly missing and since I kept whacking my shins on the goofy tubular bumper somebody installed on it. I broke out the reciprocating saw and went through the stick welds that held the Dick Cepek tube bumper to the hacked-up factory rear crossmember. I have a Rugged Ridge body mount kit and an Omix replacement rear crossmember, but those will have to wait 'till I fire up the 'ol Miller Spectrum plasma cutter. Unfortunately, as Editor I don't get as much time to wrench on Jeeps as when I was Tech Editor, so it'll probably be another week or so 'till I get that finished up. Then I'll dive into the steering. Check back for updates as they unfold.

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