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Old August 25th, 2016, 09:09 PM
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After a long break, some real progress. Also took delivery of a parts car today.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 09:35 AM
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Great progress! Your parts truck doesn't look too bad either. Believe it or not, the '95 LWB and SWB don't have the same parts in some cases, e.g., rear wiper motor.

The LWB wiper motor has the old style ground and harness, which can be used in prior year RRCs, but the SWB has the new style motor with the integrated ground and harness. This may be a function of manufacture date and parts supply, as they did not make any LWBs in '95. Most of the other parts are interchangeable, aside from the rear passenger doors and headliner.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 10:14 AM
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Speaking of wipers.... I have a front wiper assembly (AMR1517) NIB if you are in need. I believe this part is NLA.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 10:49 AM
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Awesome! We are all ears! Look forward to this...
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Old August 26th, 2016, 06:04 PM
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Great progress! Your parts truck doesn't look too bad either. Believe it or not, the '95 LWB and SWB don't have the same parts in some cases, e.g., rear wiper motor. The LWB wiper motor has the old style ground and harness, which can be used in prior year RRCs, but the SWB has the new style motor with the integrated ground and harness. This may be a function of manufacture date and parts supply, as they did not make any LWBs in '95. Most of the other parts are interchangeable, aside from the rear passenger doors and headliner.
Good to know. I bought the parts truck for interior parts mostly. I will snag window motors, door handles, glass, etc. the body and chassis will be available soon if anyone needs one. Will have tranny and transfer case as well.

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Speaking of wipers.... I have a front wiper assembly (AMR1517) NIB if you are in need. I believe this part is NLA.
I think I am good, but thanks.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 08:21 PM
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Do you have a t-case knob to spare? TIA
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Old August 26th, 2016, 11:03 PM
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Do you have a t-case knob to spare? TIA
Yes, kinda. It looks like the rubber rotted out. I don't think it is usable.
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Old August 27th, 2016, 05:01 PM
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Got some more photos from the paint shop today. Roof painted and jams done. Getting closer.
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Old August 27th, 2016, 06:14 PM
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Awesome! We are all ears! Look forward to this...
Very nice truck you have. I will be going for of a stick look as I already have a 110 for adventures. What can you tell me about your lights? I am interested in reasonably priced options for better driving lights.
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Old August 28th, 2016, 08:55 PM
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Very nice truck you have. I will be going for of a stick look as I already have a 110 for adventures. What can you tell me about your lights? I am interested in reasonably priced options for better driving lights.
Those are truck-lites, I have them on my 95 and they look great.
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Old August 29th, 2016, 08:48 AM
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hey man, looking good!!!
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Old August 30th, 2016, 11:01 PM
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A few more update pictures. Starting to come together. Now I need to figure out what to do about my front seats. Anyone know of a good option for redoing them? They are not ripped, just warn. My guess is that the leather dyes don't really work. The aftermarket synthetic seat covers don't look right to me. So I guess having the front seats redone in leather is my only option?
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Old August 30th, 2016, 11:39 PM
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Gorgeous! So glossy! Really coming along nicely!

My understanding is that the oem was bonded leather. The pattern is very basic, so don't skimp on the material. A decent thorough leather would be quite the upgrade. Also, perhaps easier to maintain. I have had a '95 classic with a color matched vinyl base cushion that was nearly indistinguishable from the original. I'm not a purist and did like the durability of it.

With regards to your parts truck, I'd be interested in some of your exteriors. Specifically, running boards, left rear quarter, and tailgate.
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Old August 31st, 2016, 07:29 AM
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Gorgeous! So glossy! Really coming along nicely! My understanding is that the oem was bonded leather. The pattern is very basic, so don't skimp on the material. A decent thorough leather would be quite the upgrade. Also, perhaps easier to maintain. I have had a '95 classic with a color matched vinyl base cushion that was nearly indistinguishable from the original. I'm not a purist and did like the durability of it. With regards to your parts truck, I'd be interested in some of your exteriors. Specifically, running boards, left rear quarter, and tailgate.
After everything I have spent on brakes, suspension and body work I may have to wait on seats. Still have to remove engine and re-seal everything, new bearings, cam, etc. Sears aren't horrible so can probably get by for a little while.

I have no current plans for the shell once done, would likely just like to removed. Will contact you when I am done with the parts car.
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Old August 31st, 2016, 07:39 AM
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It would be a shame to skimp on the seats after all the work that's been done. There's really nothing like supple Connolly leather, which is not bonded. ISTR , they are back in business.


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Old August 31st, 2016, 08:32 AM
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It would be a shame to skimp on the seats after all the work that's been done. There's really nothing like supple Connolly leather, which is not bonded. ISTR , they are back in business. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
x2 i had a 94swb years ago and the original owner put sheepskin covers on almost day one. Those seats were amazing.
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Old August 31st, 2016, 08:45 AM
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You can get seat retrim kits from the UK. Full leather is a bit pricey.
The Wet Okoles looked great in Joel's redo.... http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...tml#post665181
Or keep your eyes peeled for someone parting out a 95. Paul Grant had a few sets recently but shipping might be a pain.
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Old August 31st, 2016, 09:28 AM
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It would be a shame to skimp on the seats after all the work that's been done. There's really nothing like supple Connolly leather, which is not bonded. ISTR , they are back in business. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
ISTR? Do they sell leather covers? Anyone have a link?
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Old August 31st, 2016, 10:00 AM
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Brent, the truck is looking great.
Definitely check with Paul Grant as he may have some good condition seats stashed away.


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Old August 31st, 2016, 10:30 AM
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ISTR? Do they sell leather covers? Anyone have a link?
Present - CONNOLLY


Don't know the pricing, but since it's low volume and Connolly, I'd imagine it's going to be crazy expensive, so it would only make sense for a Concours resto.


You should have some local auto upholsterers that could reskin the seats for you for much less. The other option is to check with Paul, but you have to deal with shipping, plus it's already aged 20 years. It's almost impossible to find near-perfect Connolly from a parts truck, but it can happen. Mine are in great shape, but that's because I oiled them religiously 17 years ago, and had them covered.


The Wet Okele covers that Joel used aren't cheap either, but they're probably the best alternative to reskinning, plus you don't have to worry about getting them wet.
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