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Old 01-25-2021, 04:55 AM   #1
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Old 01-25-2021, 06:18 AM   #2
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Very interesting. Thanks for posting.
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Old 01-25-2021, 08:35 AM   #3
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Nice engineering.
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Old 01-25-2021, 08:43 AM   #4
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I saw a car at Reningers a few years ago (perhaps the owner is on here) that was converted to all electric. I thought that one was pretty interesting as well.
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:15 AM   #5
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very interesting and attractive conversion, but I had to cringe a little when I saw holes drilled in the rear fenders to attach mudflaps.....
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very interesting and attractive conversion, but I had to cringe a little when I saw holes drilled in the rear fenders to attach mudflaps.....
With all the modifications to this vehicle the holes in the fenders are insignificant.
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Old 01-25-2021, 11:12 AM   #7
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LOVE IT. I'm putting a 2.4L mercedes diesel in my '31 delivery.
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Old 01-25-2021, 01:01 PM   #8
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very interesting and attractive conversion, but I had to cringe a little when I saw holes drilled in the rear fenders to attach mudflaps.....
I know what you mean. I didn't even want to drill holes for my right side tail light!!
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Old 01-25-2021, 01:21 PM   #9
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very interesting and attractive conversion, but I had to cringe a little when I saw holes drilled in the rear fenders to attach mudflaps.....
Does anyone make brackets for the mudflaps?
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Old 01-25-2021, 02:06 PM   #10
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Thanks for posting, very interesting to see!
My mother had one of those diesel Jeep's when I was a kid, ran good and very efficient. It ran circles around my father's diesel ranger. Very interesting choice of power unit, and appears to be a clean install. I really appreciate seeing it done neatly!

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Old 01-25-2021, 02:07 PM   #11
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LOVE IT. I'm putting a 2.4L mercedes diesel in my '31 delivery.
Do you have a thread going on here somewhere? I feel like I need to see pictures!!

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Old 01-26-2021, 08:00 AM   #12
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Ruth:

the tail light is far more justifiable in my mind than mudflaps, but on the two occasions when I did install a RH tail light it was not an easy decision to take.....
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:11 AM   #13
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Come on weather tech.... we need some no drill mudflaps!! That diesel install definitely looks like a clean one. Nice job!
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Old 01-26-2021, 10:27 AM   #14
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Not sure what the big deal is over mud flaps, holes can be closed up. Snyder's even sells them;
https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/S...rd=mud%20flaps
I would have thought the sticking points would have been the fuel tank and exhaust stack in the bed! I give it a thumbs up other wise and is something if I had enough money would consider doing, oh wait I have but lack funds.
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"cable operated manual brakes"????
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Old 01-26-2021, 11:14 AM   #16
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very interesting and attractive conversion, but I had to cringe a little when I saw holes drilled in the rear fenders to attach mudflaps.....
Not to worry Mr. Brown, they are aftermarket fiberglass.
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Old 01-26-2021, 01:23 PM   #17
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They would not work on plastic fenders, but some really powerful magnets are available that can be used to fasten mudflaps to steel fenders.
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Old 01-26-2021, 03:09 PM   #18
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Do you have a thread going on here somewhere? I feel like I need to see pictures!!

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No thread but here are a couple pics.
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Old 01-26-2021, 04:05 PM   #19
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No thread but here are a couple pics.
Thanks for taking the time to post those! That looks like it's going to be a very sanitary installation. I like it.

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Old 01-26-2021, 04:26 PM   #20
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No thread but here are a couple pics.
Very nice install! Looks like it was made for the A.
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