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My CJ6 Frankenstein Build, Little Of Everything!

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by y2k-fxst, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. Jun 16, 2020
    y2k-fxst

    y2k-fxst Member

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    Got the pedal mounts pretty much done except for the clamp for the steering column I'll add after the column is in it's final position. Widened it out some to clear the mounting bolts for the dash mount.


    pedals 3.JPG


    The steering column clamp will go in here where I removed the Roxor clamp.


    pedals 4.JPG

    Thought I had it more centered than this while I was laying under the dash trying to hold into position. I'm 1/4" off center even though it looks worse than that from here but I don't think I'm going to worry about something I'll basically never see when done.

    pedals 5.JPG
     
  2. Jun 16, 2020
    y2k-fxst

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    So, one reason it seems to be taking so long to get this Jeep done is I seem to do stuff twice. Got my steering column fully mounted. Then decided I didn't like the final angle. So changed it from 45 degree angle going through the toe board to 30 degree angle going through the fire wall.

    Had to cut 1/2" off the floor mount to make it fit in the area left below the pedal mount and bend. Also had to modify the floor mount to allow it to flex at higher angle. Now I need to fill the holes I made in the toe board but, do like the position better. And yes it's getting humid around here, had to spray the dash down with WD-40 to stop it until I can get it into primer.

    Steering column.JPG

    Also by having the column coming through where it is now it makes the linkage easier to run also, was going to have to use a 3rd U-joint and a carrier bearing.

    Steering Column 2.JPG

    Thought I had the dash mount completed also but think I need to cut it back apart and change it to match the 30 degree angle of the column.

    Dash Mount.JPG
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2020
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  3. Jan 9, 2021
    y2k-fxst

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    FYI, this build is not dead. Just been busy dealing with other stuff over the last few months!
     
  4. Jan 9, 2021
    Oldriginal86

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    Take your time. We’ll be waiting patiently.
     
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  5. Jan 10, 2021
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  6. Jul 12, 2021
    y2k-fxst

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    WOW! Didn't realize how long it had been since I updated the build, let alone actually had time to work on it!

    Finally had a Jeep weekend. Time to further modify the clutch/brake pedal mount. The steering column Roxor uses is only 1.75" OD. The one I'm running is 2" OD and the angle would not work for the angle the steering column is going to be.

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    Had to deepen the mount to allow me somewhere to weld my support.

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    The way I ended up the only semi solid mounting point is where I go through the floor. On a mid-model CJ the bracket at the top was welded to support the steering column. On mine the top "mount" just has a grommet without a mechanical connections.

    [​IMG]

    Still need to slot the bolt holes for the lower, Just couldn't find my rat tail file. Found every other files I own and a few I didn't realize I had!

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    Clamped around the chunk of tubing I have been using for fabrication. Going to try to get a piece of rubber to help isolate it some.

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    Now, I just need to lay on my back and get it welded into place.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2021
  7. Jan 23, 2022
    y2k-fxst

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    Guess it has been a while, and no this thread is not dead. Just over the last 2 years the world has gone nuts. Between being short handed at work and most of my time is spent either sleeping or working and the birth of my grandson. Seems the year slipped away.

    I was going to do a quick post to show I actually shot some finish color on the modded Roxor clutch/brake bracket. But, I got a new phone this year, the dang thing takes too good of a picture. The file is too large to upload, guess I need to figure that out! Hoping this year will bring more progress.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2022
    Buildflycrash

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    This is a great build! Keep it going , keep us updated.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2022
    y2k-fxst

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    Will do, wish we could get fully staffed at work again. Hard getting ambition to do anything at home when all you want to do is sleep. Tomorrow (Tuesday) I'll get up at 16:00 and won't get home till 13:00 on Wednesday! Getting too old for this type of schedules!
     
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  10. Jan 15, 2023
    y2k-fxst

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    Still plugging away at this build when I have time not working on the kid's car, the other kid's house, or taking care of honey do's around the house. Just not a lot of progress to show since it's mainly just body work. Was going to upload a picture but, can't do it like I always did in the past keep saying file is too large. Only forum I've been having trouble with.
     
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  11. Dec 15, 2023
    y2k-fxst

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    Still haven't given up on the build. Just been too many projects other than this going on this year.
     
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