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What Did You Do To Your Jeep Today?

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Focker, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. May 29, 2022
    Dave Deyton

    Dave Deyton Member

    Fuquay-Varina, NC
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    Fabbed up some battery hold downs for 51R AGM batteries in the 64 M38A1.
    TiG'd up the pin holes in the 11 in backing plates for the 64 CJ5 and put them in the Evaporust / Metal Rescue and getting ready to drill holes to mount the backing plates.
    Fabbed up battery brackets for 64 M38A1.jpg Soaking Backing plates in Metal rescue pin holes TIG'd up.jpg Modifying 11 in backing plates for 64 CJ5.jpg Thanks Old Pappy for the backing plates.
    Now to order the drums and hardware.

    Been retired one month and getting the Jeeps in shape.
    Now to tackle the bad distributor on the 53 M38A1.
    Hoping to have a 64 M38A1 and a 64 CJ5 to take to shows.


    Dave
     
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  2. May 29, 2022
    3b a runnin

    3b a runnin Active Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

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    We picked up a sub sandwich and headed for the river for a little tailgating and peace and quiet.
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  3. May 30, 2022
    Dne007

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    Memorial Day :flag::flag:;) just pulling a few out to show off a bit;) :oops:

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  4. May 30, 2022
    Jw60

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    I got to actually start fixing my parking brake...
    It went boom while flat towing to an event a month ago.

    The backing plate is off and needs welded to fill some groves and make the shoe centering pin more solid.

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  5. May 31, 2022
    Lockman

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    I suspected this & kinda kept my finger's crossed , but...... I'm afraid one of my Circa 1962 K-H wheels is bent. My tire guy said he balanced them very well , but it's definitely wobbling . I'll get into it a bit more tomorrow . :cry:
     
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  6. Jun 1, 2022
    jeepstar

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    Is that coolant? Why does it look green?
     
  7. Jun 1, 2022
    Rodney

    Rodney Member

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    My Daughter In Law made me a set of hood decals for Christmas. I just got around to installing them. I had driven to the Post Office and the hood was nice and warm, so the decals went on easy and stuck well..
     
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  8. Jun 1, 2022
    hotdogtaco

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    it looks green but it's just the poor lighting and my terrible phone camera...it was more gray/brown color.
     
  9. Jun 2, 2022
    jeepstar

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    Took mine out asparagus picking, and it left me stranded. Here I am out of gas....had to walk 2.5 miles home. In flip flops. Blisters on the balls of both feet.

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  10. Jun 2, 2022
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    I think that every cj5 owner have experience this at least one time in their life ahah
     
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  11. Jun 2, 2022
    Lockman

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    Sorry Man.....Happened to me, last year, But I had my sneaker's with me , 'Cuz I never go 'Picking' without 'Em .
    BTW, At first , I thought that your Decal could be for " Hendrick Motor Sports " ? .......:beer:
     
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  12. Jun 2, 2022
    jeepstar

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    It's for my dog that passed away last year
     
  13. Jun 2, 2022
    Lockman

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    :oops:
     
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  14. Jun 4, 2022
    Lockman

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    Update.....If any body was as concerned as I was...:rolleyes:
    Looks like I'd kicked out a rather large wheel weight ?. Had my Tire guy rebalance & waaalaaaaa.... No more ' wobble ' :bananatool: ( Thank You, Lord )
     
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  15. Jun 4, 2022
    Rich M.

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    Now with 25% less rpm's. Also installed a 90° fitting for the speedo cable. Keeps it out of the exhaust and makes a much nicer sweep up to the cab. IMG_20220604_174508388.jpg IMG_20220604_174810551.jpg
     
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  16. Jun 5, 2022
    Ol Fogie

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    :bananatool:(y):beer::D
     
  17. Jun 5, 2022
    dnb5853

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    I had to replace the steering damper (1982 Dana 30 axle). It was 10+ years old and began to leak. I didn't go aftermarket as a stock replacement was $42 at NAPA. If this lasts another 10 years, it's a good investment.
     
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  18. Jun 7, 2022
    Buildflycrash

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    Recently some steering issues making the CJ less fun. Jeep would pull/dive right on acceleration and dive left a bit if I suddenly dropped off the gas pedal. Quick inspection showed shackle bushings worn badly. Looks like a major factor is the fact that the mounts were a little crooked. This is RockyRoad YJ spring conversion kit. Under the bolt-on mounts the original shackle mounts were not lots straighter. So I cut those off and plan to bolt and weld the YJ shackle mounts back on.

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    Ready to reinstall but out of welding gas!

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    parts cleaned up.

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    I considered just doing this and welding the bracket on straight. Taking it apart , cleaning and doing it right won out.

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    I got the gas today. Maybe get it back together tomorrow. New bushing arrive Friday. Should have bought on Amazon.
     
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  19. Jun 8, 2022
    Rich M.

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    Working on that 4th stick. I blew about 4 hrs trying to come up with a cable shift OD mechanism. It became too much tinker toying and I realized I had a wrong mental concept. Went traditional. This is a Scout D18 lever, made a bracket that bolts onto the shift tower into some 3/8 threaded embosses. Used a factory D18 shifter pin so it's greasable too. Sort the rod out tomorrow.
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  20. Jun 8, 2022
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Points for trying something new/different- they don't always work out but they're always a learning experience. (y)
     
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