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A little project update on Chug A Lug

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mark W. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep. 2020 at 10:05pm
We have a couple of good climbing shops in the area I will check them out thanks for the tip.

Chug A Lug
1948 2A Body Customized
1949 3A W/S
1957 CJ5 Frame Modified
Late 50's 134L 9.25"clutch T90A D18 (1.25") D44/30 flanged E-Locker D25 5.38 Since 1962
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WOW so i been fighting this Cowl seal thing and I gave up. The last of the three I have bought almost identical as the first one. I put in a big pot in the sink and ran sink hot water into the pot then added about a quart of boiling water to heat the rubber up and soften it some. I then stretched it and fought it so that all the screws are in place and its kind of how it should be.

I have now moved on to the Wiper motor which is mounted above the windshield on the pass side. Which is frustration the heck out of me. I had all this fabbed up back before paint. Now I find screw holes not threaded and others that are almost impossible to get the screws started. And to make matters more fun about 1/2 of this ends up with grease smeared all over it (its a single push pull cable driven system) I can't figure out how to plug in the electrical once the thing is encased in the cover I made so I guess I have to make a short pig tail so that I have an electrical connector inside the defroster duct (where the power cable for the motor runs so its out of sight only 6 wires)

Having to deal with the new windshield gasket being thicker then the original so I had to lift the whole mess 1/16th off the frame and turn about the same off of the drive wheel so it doesn't rub on the rubber gasket.

Frustrating.
Chug A Lug
1948 2A Body Customized
1949 3A W/S
1957 CJ5 Frame Modified
Late 50's 134L 9.25"clutch T90A D18 (1.25") D44/30 flanged E-Locker D25 5.38 Since 1962
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mark W. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Oct. 2020 at 11:54am
Must be a good weekend for Jeep work this will be my 3rd trip to ACE hardware and NAPA this time for 16ga wire and some 3/4" black heat shrink. Always something.
Chug A Lug
1948 2A Body Customized
1949 3A W/S
1957 CJ5 Frame Modified
Late 50's 134L 9.25"clutch T90A D18 (1.25") D44/30 flanged E-Locker D25 5.38 Since 1962
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So I think I have the sweep and arm angles figured out on the wipers looks like 120° sweep with the blades laying parallel to the bottom edge of the glass about 3/4" above the gasket for the lower blade (when parked) and about 1.125" for the upper parked blade with only about an inch and a half over lap. Decent sized peak in the middle but not much more then the rear view mirror covers anyway. Looks like I will have to shorten the blades about 1.25" on the upper side to get the best coverage. My arms are adjustable for both length and the angle the blade mounts to it. The arms are a Satin finish metal and I will end up painting them flat black. I wish I could find a better blade then the thin little squeegee style but then I doubt I could cut them off set like I need.



All in all I'm pretty happy, they should be just the thing for all the rain we get here. Just hoping the motor doesn't make a bunch of noise etc. only time will tell.
Chug A Lug
1948 2A Body Customized
1949 3A W/S
1957 CJ5 Frame Modified
Late 50's 134L 9.25"clutch T90A D18 (1.25") D44/30 flanged E-Locker D25 5.38 Since 1962
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WOW Windshield in place. No way to compress cowl seal enough to get latches started. I have everything as loose as possible. Guess I will try getting in and pulling back on the frame while someone else trys to connect the latch. I see now why a number of comments on this Seal said it was to thick.

More progress on the Wiper system, Looks like I either snip my 11" blades down an inch on either end or I buy some 9" blades. Still might end up trimming a 1/4" from the top side to gain clearance. Still looks like a 120° sweep is going to be the ticket.
Chug A Lug
1948 2A Body Customized
1949 3A W/S
1957 CJ5 Frame Modified
Late 50's 134L 9.25"clutch T90A D18 (1.25") D44/30 flanged E-Locker D25 5.38 Since 1962
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