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  1. Rock40

    Builds 68' M715, AKA "Smokey" (Can I post this Jeep on MUD?)

    Fun with seats… These are PRP with installed seat heaters Mounted the rails… My buddy Ethan was over to do the tube bending work On blocks for setup. Front floor bar has been added here Rear cross bar. Bent to clear the rear of the transmission hump Main seat hoop tacked in… And...
  2. Rock40

    Builds 68' M715, AKA "Smokey" (Can I post this Jeep on MUD?)

    Thanks friend!
  3. Rock40

    Builds 68' M715, AKA "Smokey" (Can I post this Jeep on MUD?)

    All filled in. Did 3 rounds of rough sanding with a flap wheel then going back over and filling any low spots with silicone bronze Once everything was level, hit it with the DA
  4. Rock40

    Builds 68' M715, AKA "Smokey" (Can I post this Jeep on MUD?)

    Welded and sanded on the bed just about all day, also finished out the driver side rear limit strap Lower limit strap tab, added 1/2-13 weld nuts to each, makes assembly/disassembly much easier when you don’t need a backup wrench Started welding in all the factory bed seams. I want to seal...
  5. Rock40

    NOLA- A Build Story...that goes Diesel

    I did paint the engine, I just taped over the portion of the pipe that the hose clamps on. My fitting was is decent shape or I would have swapped it. I used high temp engine spray paint so it doesn’t go in super thick either. I’ve used the POR-15 engine enamels also and that is nice stuff
  6. Rock40

    NOLA- A Build Story...that goes Diesel

    I believe that fitting is a press fit into the block. I didn’t swap mine out
  7. Rock40

    Builds 68' M715, AKA "Smokey" (Can I post this Jeep on MUD?)

    Got the passenger rear limit strap in. Lower mount is just tacked for now as I want to cycle it It should tuck nicely out of the way and not interfere with the bump or coil over
  8. Rock40

    Builds 68' M715, AKA "Smokey" (Can I post this Jeep on MUD?)

    Nearly done with the bed repair. Both front corners near the cab had cracked apart and split. You can see the large vertical crack in the background. Pulled it back together with a strap, added a reinforcement plate and welded it up Finished off the last rear fender brace. This is the...
  9. Rock40

    For Sale 1996 FZJ80 Parts, Shifter, Corner Lights, Trans Oil Cooler, Ignitor, Fuel Pump w/New Fuel Sock

    Like it says above, all sold
  10. Rock40

    Builds 68' M715, AKA "Smokey" (Can I post this Jeep on MUD?)

    Fixed a few more issues in the bed One was a large jagged hole in the bottom of the bed and the other was two torch cut holes in the upper rail behind the cab Pulled out the old chunk of bed material left over from shortening it and cut a piece out with the correct contour Both...
  11. Rock40

    Builds 68' M715, AKA "Smokey" (Can I post this Jeep on MUD?)

    Thanks!!!
  12. Rock40

    Builds 68' M715, AKA "Smokey" (Can I post this Jeep on MUD?)

    The poor hammered bed… Finished the bed mount repairs on the passenger side today so the bed is fully bolted up now Addressed the 4 lift points on the upper rail of the bed. I believe they were in place to assist with lifting the truck into a cargo ship for transport. Every one of them was...
  13. Rock40

    Builds 68' M715, AKA "Smokey" (Can I post this Jeep on MUD?)

    Finished out the driver side bed mounts today. This mount is inside the enclosed under bed box which housed military tent poles. The hole both in the bed and frame are all hogged out Made a reinforcement tab out of 1/8” plate Cut this terrible bugger weld off. This used to be part of the...
  14. Rock40

    Builds 68' M715, AKA "Smokey" (Can I post this Jeep on MUD?)

    Thanks!!! It can be tough to stay with it because it can be a real slog at times. Much appreciated
  15. Rock40

    Builds 68' M715, AKA "Smokey" (Can I post this Jeep on MUD?)

    Cut up some 6”x2” 1/8” thick plates with the plasma to cap things off and reinforce the damaged rails Currently in the process of filling in all the old holes in the floor of the bed. Round caps were used on 4 old bed mounts that are no longer used
  16. Rock40

    Builds 68' M715, AKA "Smokey" (Can I post this Jeep on MUD?)

    The body work continues…. These are the hammered to piss stake side pockets. In addition to the mangled upper metal, all the internal supports are blown out.
  17. Rock40

    Builds 68' M715, AKA "Smokey" (Can I post this Jeep on MUD?)

    A little bit bit of body work today, filled in all the holes related to the old fuel filler neck. Also managed to get a big crease fairly flat Skim coat of Bondo and sanded. Probably somewhere in the region of flat/straight now
  18. Rock40

    Builds 68' M715, AKA "Smokey" (Can I post this Jeep on MUD?)

    It’s in. Spacers are just tacked for now. I’ll fully weld everything when the box comes back out. TIGHT fit
  19. Rock40

    Builds 68' M715, AKA "Smokey" (Can I post this Jeep on MUD?)

    So the PSC box is in. I thought I had the steering mount all done. Wrong The PSC box is a larger casting with a larger end cap. Fought me every inch of the way fitting it. I pity the next 715 owner that wants to modify for power steering. UGH Had to make some inner box spacers out of some...
  20. Rock40

    Builds 68' M715, AKA "Smokey" (Can I post this Jeep on MUD?)

    Got the rear bumper caps/extensions tacked in place Using these sealed LED’s
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