1982 Sportside J10: Sporticus

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Re: 1982 Sportside J10

Post by Stuka » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:24 am

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She rides very stiff as she sits. I’m not sure if it is the shocks, or what. It rides like a 3/4 ton! Lol.
Thats probably a side effect of sitting for so long. The leaves get rust between them, which results in them not wanting to slide along each other. Driving it will break that up some so they work better. Or you can do all the work of tearing them apart, but that may not be worth the effort.
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Re: 1982 Sportside J10

Post by 66stepside » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:13 am

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She rides very stiff as she sits. I’m not sure if it is the shocks, or what. It rides like a 3/4 ton! Lol.
Thats probably a side effect of sitting for so long. The leaves get rust between them, which results in them not wanting to slide along each other. Driving it will break that up some so they work better. Or you can do all the work of tearing them apart, but that may not be worth the effort.
Oh, that’s good to know- Thanks!

I’ve been working on a rear bumper in-between roofing the house and other spring time home stuff.

This is the starting point: a standard j10 ish rear bumper all beat to snot:
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Quite a bit of slicey dicey (narrowed to 58”, too):
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Of course it also had to be straightened, but only after all the excess hitches, end caps were cut off:
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Then painting it after welding the end caps back on (I had to get it all one color in order to see any/all imperfections):
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A marathon of body work ensued, more pics to come.

I also have a 2001 addy Deville center console ready, new carpet, and new to me bucket seats while I save up to reupholster the stock set up.


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Re: 1982 Sportside J10

Post by Stuka » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:35 am

Wow, that bumper has seen a rough life
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1982 Sportside J10: Sporticus

Post by 66stepside » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:21 pm

Stuka wrote:Wow, that bumper has seen a rough life
It was almost beyond repair for me. I think I have over 18 hours into getting back to usable condition, but I didn’t want to sacrifice my one good 73-82 ish rear bumper.

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Bumper is on, as is the JEEP lettering from BJ’s:

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YAE:

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Re: 1982 Sportside J10: Sporticus

Post by 66stepside » Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:35 pm

I’m getting ready to do the Nutter Bypass- which I’ve done on a CJ years ago.

I see the ignition box, but I thought the ECU was supposed to be under the dash- like the CJ's?.

The box marked 1 in the pic is ignition control, but is the box marked 2 the ECU for the carb/timing?

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I know it is “orange to orange, purple to purple” for splicing, but I just need to double check that I have correctly ID’d the ECU.


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Re: 1982 Sportside J10: Sporticus

Post by FLeetFox » Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:17 pm

That bumper turned out great man.

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Re: 1982 Sportside J10: Sporticus

Post by 66stepside » Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:51 pm

FLeetFox wrote:That bumper turned out great man.

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1982 Sportside J10: Sporticus

Post by 66stepside » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:36 pm

I may have found a vacuum leak:

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And 1 & 2 are the 2 components for the nutter by pass.

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The vacuum lines are rerouted (along with the replaced vacuum ball) using this schematic from a CJ forum for the Nutter By-pass:

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13’ of new hose was needed! Yowza.

YAE:

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The exhaust leak was awful, there was a quarter inch inbetween the manifold and the pipe. It took two days of soaking the bolts, tapping the nuts and pipes strategically with a hammer and brass punch to free up the nuts. There’s a small hole worn into the exhaust pipe at the flange from it being so worn for so long.


YAE:

The exhaust leak is done and the new cherry bomb muffler makes the truck sound like a 4 rotor- Roflnao!

I put the chrome tip on it because I heard chrome makes them go faster! Lol

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Now on to the FC.


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Re: 1982 Sportside J10: Sporticus

Post by twisted frame » Sun May 02, 2021 6:11 pm

Holy guacamole on that bumper! Fantastic job. :-bd
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1982 Sportside J10: Sporticus

Post by 66stepside » Mon May 03, 2021 12:23 pm

twisted frame wrote:Holy guacamole on that bumper! Fantastic job. :-bd
Haha, thanks! Gotta love heat and the use of strategic force!

I knew an amazing body man from a local shop years ago who once told me stamped metal has the memory of it’s stamped shape. It just needs the right coaxing to bring it back.

Ever since that conversation I’ve been doing my best to coax out the memory whenever body work is needed.

Edit:

Well, well, well, lookie what we have here:

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YAE:

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Oh, a new VC gasket and a serious degreasing/cleaning of the valve cover.

YAE:

That didn’t last long. No wonder there was 1/4” of RTV silicone and no gasket.

Out with the old cover, in the with new to me cover:

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I added the breather vent to the front in the hopes of balancing out the pressure inside the engine.

At this point I don’t know if the pressure blew the gasket, or the 40ish year old valve cover had just seen better days (the plastic ones were marginal to begin with).

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Re: 1982 Sportside J10: Sporticus

Post by 66stepside » Sun May 16, 2021 11:51 am

Today I’m installing carpet, shifter boots new to me bucket seats and a caddy center console:

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There’s some mild surface rust to treat, and some broken door moulding screws to deal with, but all in all, not to shabby.

More pics to come, but I may not get it done today.


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Re: 1982 Sportside J10: Sporticus

Post by 66stepside » Sun May 16, 2021 2:59 pm

I stuck for now; I need some metal for newly brackets.

Super wag and the stock bucket seat brackets just don’t cut it- too narrow.

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The brackets have more rust than the floors?!


Here are the goods mocked up:

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In the above pic you can see the pile o’brackets that did not work out.

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Re: 1982 Sportside J10: Sporticus

Post by Stuka » Mon May 17, 2021 8:15 am

66stepside wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:35 pm
I’m getting ready to do the Nutter Bypass- which I’ve done on a CJ years ago.

I see the ignition box, but I thought the ECU was supposed to be under the dash- like the CJ's?.

The box marked 1 in the pic is ignition control, but is the box marked 2 the ECU for the carb/timing?

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I know it is “orange to orange, purple to purple” for splicing, but I just need to double check that I have correctly ID’d the ECU.


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Sorry, I missed this post. FSJ's had the carb ECU on the fender as shown in your photo. The duraspark box will also change timing on you, which is why the nutter bypass is a thing. I ultimately just switched to HEI.

NOTE: I also had a weber, so the feedback ECU was not being used, but was still messing with the ignition module.
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Re: 1982 Sportside J10: Sporticus

Post by 66stepside » Tue May 18, 2021 12:41 pm

Stuka wrote:
66stepside wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:35 pm
I’m getting ready to do the Nutter Bypass- which I’ve done on a CJ years ago.

I see the ignition box, but I thought the ECU was supposed to be under the dash- like the CJ's?.

The box marked 1 in the pic is ignition control, but is the box marked 2 the ECU for the carb/timing?

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I know it is “orange to orange, purple to purple” for splicing, but I just need to double check that I have correctly ID’d the ECU.


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Sorry, I missed this post. FSJ's had the carb ECU on the fender as shown in your photo. The duraspark box will also change timing on you, which is why the nutter bypass is a thing. I ultimately just switched to HEI.

NOTE: I also had a weber, so the feedback ECU was not being used, but was still messing with the ignition module.
No worries. I got it figured out through the CJ forums

I have yet to install the Webber carb I bought. Too many projects, too little time!


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