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Did a little more work today. I got the inner windshield in. I'm pretty happy with how this windshield from Jeff and Ralph looks on Grampa's Jeep. It's not a perfect match but a nice patina none the less.









I also pulled the crossmember that got bent up on the Rubicon and replaced it with one that got bent on the Grizzly Lake trail last year during Fall Color Tour. I managed to straighten it out pretty well with the Porta-power and the Jpet c-clamp contraption. At the same time I flattened out the skid plates that were bent up. I had a single that was bent at a Grizzly Lake, and a double skid plate that I bent on the Rubicon. I decided if two skid plates are better than one, then three must be better yet. 

Bent cross member.





Here's the triple skid plate.




One issue I'm trying to figure out is how to attach this latch handle to the windshield. What kind of screws are used for this? The ones on the windshield are broken off and my other windshield had a bubba modification. Is it a threaded hole? Or is it a sheet metal screw?

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Stan,

My best example of what the factory did



Sheet metal screws. 

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Putting the windshield latch on hold for now. The hinges seem to hold it pretty tight and the repop latch I bought looks like it won't even hold it tight. Cry

I did another little project tonight that I found oddly satisfying.

Because I occasionally follow Jpet around, he leads me onto "trails" that a fat old guy like me would not normally find himself on. Big smile  This wandering off the smooth track has been tough on my license plate that hangs in the stock rear bumper location.




On our Rubicon trail trip the license plate was torn all the way off.
Since I moved the spare tire to the rear, I thought I would move the license plate to the spare tire. I looked online to a few commercially produced license plate holders. Most of them seemed pretty simple for the price they were asking so I thought I'd take crack at making something with stuff I already had.

Started out with these angle irons that I bought for another project but didn't end up using.




I opened up the top hole to fit over the studs on the spare carrier.



I cut the top leg of the angle iron down, then I got some perforated metal strap and cut it to size. I then bend the strap at an angle to fit on the top leg of the angle so they would reach the bolt holes in the license plate frame I bought using the tool I have used the most to in recent times, my 3 pound sledge, and my vice.





I also cut some perforated strap for the bottom of the plate frame then dry fit it all up to make sure everything lined up.





Put the plate on and tighten everything up. Seems to be pretty solid. I'm very happy with how it turned out.



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Why not just mount it on a hinge in the original location? 
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Originally posted by Ol' Unreliable Ol' Unreliable wrote:

Why not just mount it on a hinge in the original location? 

Never thought of that, but truthfully I don't think a hinged plate would avoid that much damage. A lot of the damage comes when dropping off of a step or shelf. A hinge wouldn't have time to swing when the action is a fast drop onto the edge of the plate.

An interesting idea though.
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Would you consider posting a shot of the back end of your Jeep after the accident?  It really turned out great!  Incentive for me to pound out some dents on mine...
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Originally posted by Bufordjeep Bufordjeep wrote:

Would you consider posting a shot of the back end of your Jeep after the accident?  It really turned out great!  Incentive for me to pound out some dents on mine...
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I've posted most of these in the Grampa's Jeep gets bent thread. 


Here's some before and after shots. Remember that I am a crap welder and that I was going for function over form with this. No new metal except welding wire was used.

Shot from the rear at the tow yard before my cousin rescued it.




My cousin backing it off of the trailer into the garage. Amazingly enough it backed off under it's own power.




This is an in-progress shot where I have the porta-power in place stretching the sides back out from their rolled in position. You can also see the terrible condition of the tail light panels.



Here's a shot of the left tail light panel after i finished my sketchy flattening and welding job.




Here's the right tail light panel. Trying to weld on rust thinned metal is very difficult, especially when you can't weld for beans on perfectly clean and bright new metal.




Here's a wide shot of the rear before I fit the tailgate back in.



And finally, with the tail gate installed. The tail gate was potato chip shaped after the accident. I flattened it out with a combination of running over it with my truck and squeezing it with the porta-power c-clamp gizmo that jpet made for me.



i realize that driving a jeep with the blemishes that Grampa's Jeep is left with would not be for everyone, but I am actually quite proud of my spotty welding and wrinkled body panels. 

I had all but given up on saving Grampa's Jeep as an  original body survivor, but the people on this forum gave me strength and courage to take it on and I am grateful.
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Stan, I saw you in a UNC shirt on the Rubicon trip.  Did you go to UNC?
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Originally posted by aboyandhisdog aboyandhisdog wrote:

Stan, I saw you in a UNC shirt on the Rubicon trip.  Did you go to UNC?
My daughter is in a masters program at University of Northern Colorado. Most of her work is done via the internet (she lives here in Northern Utah), but she had to go to the campus for a week this summer and she brought me a t-shirt.
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I wondered about the UNC shirt as well. I think there at least 2 of them.
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