New Garage Comments

  1. AggieJeep
    The first thing we did was to remove the water tank and pump from the bed. We set that onto a military trailer. The pump had worked previously. The former owner did a tune up on it and never got it started again. We will follow up on that once...
  2. AggieJeep
    The paint is mostly done with a bit left to go. 686 Tan, the lusterless mil spec you can get from Rapco. We used Raptor Liner for the floorboards and bumpers. The grill guard and bed interior will also get Raptored. The bed sides still need the...
  3. AggieJeep
    Im not sure what to call this restoration. I’m not military and have no direct attachment to the vehicle. I just appreciate the sheer ruggedness of it. It is more stock than modded in my opinion. Drive train and running gear are stock. I did put...
  4. AggieJeep
    This my M715 built in 1967. I bought it off a guy in Pasadena, TX. He bought it from a fire department that used it as a brush truck, like many M715s post-military. This has been a pet project for my brother and me over the last 5 years when we...
  5. 5JeepsAz
    Shoot. Lost alonger post about shifter, paint, and plates!
  6. 5JeepsAz
    4/11/2019 So tonight's fun was bushings. Upshot is, the throw on the column shifter is Looonnng. So internet says it is bushings and shows cool pictures (great link below) to remind me of how the sleeve on a column shifter surrounds the steering...
  7. 5JeepsAz
    Here is the best article on the engine, my opinion https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2012/06/classic-engine-jeeps-tornado-straight-six.html
  8. 5JeepsAz
    Lol. Now I know I am going to love this engine... https://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum/bangshift/tech-section/805-jeep-230-tornado-engine-anyone-know-much-about-these ..
  9. 5JeepsAz
    ... original here: http://www.jeeptech.com/engine/tornado230.html The Tornado was used in Willys Pickups, Willys Wagons, J-series pickups, Wagoneers, M715s, and M725s. The 230 was used in Jeep pickups (Gladiator) from 1963 until 1964. It was...
  10. 5JeepsAz
    ...Terrific History ... Link to original here: http://www.ifsja.org/tech/motors/tornado.html excerpt below "Tornado 230 CI Engine Information / History Contributed By: Ben Page Who designed it, service history, what happen when Kaiser/Jeep...
  11. 5JeepsAz
    ..great article. Except below. Original here: http://www.offroaders.com/tech/jeep/engine-factory-kaiser230i6.htm "The "Tornado" 230 I6 uses a cast iron block and cylinder head with over head valves. The 230 was a bit ahead of its time...
  12. 5JeepsAz
    4/8/19 Drove her tonight! Didn't find third gear until way back from autozones and gassing up. Gas gauge works. Lights work but an out bulb is messing with the blinker. Good old days. Smells like it's running rich. Yep. Screwdriver to fix...
  13. 5JeepsAz
    Thank you for your service. Great Jeeps! What year is that Willy's?
  14. 5JeepsAz
    4/7/19 Tires. So Cindy came with five tires and wheels. Because these tires are already on resto, I'll keep them awhile unless mechanic says no fly... Tires are like-new condition but may have been on there a long time. Will ask. Nexen...
  15. 5JeepsAz
    4/5/19 Looked up a fine gentlemen who passed in 2016, possibly the former owner. The restorer did a fantastic job. After two lookovers and a drive, I'm thinking he was done with his resto except for paint, door cards, roof carpet. I finally...
  16. 5JeepsAz
    Started a garage for Cindy on jeep Gladiator forum. Confirmed has limited slip differential (has factory tag under bolt on rear diff). Found document of engine number. Serial number may indicate this was #162 in 1964 run. Has rear plug for...