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62 Cj5. The Miami Project.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by tripilio, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Mar 7, 2021
    Buildflycrash

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    Stock 15gal should go in no problem. Is this the bigger tank 20+? What year is it from?
     
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  3. Mar 8, 2021
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    I bought it from a lady who said it was a 76.
     
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    Just looking at specs on QuadraTec and the '76-77 tank is 19" tall. The '78 and later is 16" tall.
     
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  5. Mar 8, 2021
    tripilio

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    I already bought the hoses, filler neck and all. I believe the latter tanks have a smaller tube? If that is the case I will have to deal with it as is. Maybe a combination of thicker mounts and the removal of the rib section will do the trick. :confused:
     
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    If you aren’t wheeling much you could just make some spacers to drop the tank lower.
     
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  7. Mar 8, 2021
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    That was my first thought, but the gas inlet is borderline touching the frame barely letting the hose in. Unless I severely modify the frame, I do not see how it can be lowered.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2021
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    I started to test a " new in the family" speedometer cluster I bought recently and originally it seemed that the fuel gauge was not working. I did a little research here and found a very interesting post(s) by timgr with very detailed instructions and ohm values to test both fuel and temperature gauges. I thought that I would like to try and make a simpler one. Instead of fixed resistance and steps I bought a potentiometer in the 0-100 (actually reads 110 at the end) and gave it a try. First try and the fuel gauge did not move. Bummer. I thought that the reason maybe was that I was using as a power supply a battery charger that only supplies 10.5 vdc, but when I tried the temperature gauge it moved nice and easy as I played with the pot. I will still bring the whole pile to work tomorrow and try a real 12 vdc power supply but I have the suspicion that the fuel gauge is toast. Pics now...

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    I just bought an NOS temperature gauge on the bay and it happens that what I need is the fuel one!:rofl:
    Well, spares...
     
  10. Apr 4, 2021
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    I decided to go my own way and use 2x4 galvanized channels. I did not follow the original design for obvious reasons and also to enhance the floor support. I drilled the holes with the tub on and welded some tube sections inside to prevent crushing. I am pleased the way it resulted.
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  11. Apr 27, 2021
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    Some updates: the hood is almost ready for paint, the grill is good as it is. :D
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  12. Apr 27, 2021
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    The tub is finally fixed with 1/2 inch spacers and carriage bolts. The thick spacers helped clear the gas tank interference in addition to the modification I had to do to one of the ribs if the bed.
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  13. Apr 27, 2021
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    Some hiding of my sub-par body work... :ninja:
    In all seriousness, my tub was horrible when I started and I am not looking for a museum piece. As long as it looks decent, I'm good.
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    I had an inspector checking my work...
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  15. Jun 2, 2021
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    Getting closer to final assembly and paint! Sealed some seams.
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    Sanded some filler...

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    looks good . excellent dash too (y)
     
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  18. Jun 2, 2021
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    Thanks! The dash was one of the few "untouched" parts I got. Most of the body was gone or banged up.
     
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    Awesome to see so much progress - the body is really looking good!
     
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  20. Jun 2, 2021
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    Thanks, but I need to stop nitpicking. I tell myself over and over I do jot want "perfect" but I keep sanding...
     
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