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62 Cj5. The Miami Project.

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

  1. Dec 12, 2021
    tripilio

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    I thought about mounting it like that, upside down but I thought it woud be more difficult to release it, but it makes sense. I will try find a taller loop and mount the catch the other way. Thanks a lot, fireball!
     
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  2. Dec 13, 2021
    tripilio

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    I realized I had the loop all the way down and I could move it up just by adjusting the nuts. That is what happens when you mount one side months before the mating part! Also flipped the catch. By the way, the spring on it is weak at best. Is there any source for catch springs or do I have to bubba-engineer it?
     
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  3. Dec 16, 2021
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    There is a canvas strap to secure it in the down position on original window frames . There should be two holes in the hood just forward of the catch for a footman loop for the strap to go through.
     
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  4. Mar 27, 2022
    tripilio

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    After a looong hiatus I resumed working on my ride. The last piece of the puzzle was the almost non existent tunnel. I hacked it to the best of my knowledge and I think it came out ok.
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  5. Mar 27, 2022
    tripilio

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    Then, I realized that I was not so bad at body work...as I was at lead body work! Man, do I suck!
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  6. Mar 27, 2022
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    All in all, I am happy enough that the tunnel it is almost done. IMG-20220327-WA0008.jpg
     
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  7. Mar 27, 2022
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    Yes, it’s 60 years old. That’s looking great.
     
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  8. Mar 29, 2022
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    Finished sealing all sides... now, paint!

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  9. Mar 30, 2022
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    I just bought the windshield wiper motor from Walcks, the one they recommend for the CJ5. I tried it on the frame and something funky is going on...
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  10. Mar 30, 2022
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    1x4 wooden blocks is what I used. Maybe cut down a bit.
    Mount with the center bolt and one on the tab.
     
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  11. Apr 3, 2022
    tripilio

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    Finished at last!
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  13. Apr 3, 2022
    tripilio

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    It is looking more and more like a Jeep!
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  14. Apr 4, 2022
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    It's coming along great! Good job on the bodywork!
     
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  16. Apr 4, 2022
    tripilio

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    Thanks!
     
  17. Apr 9, 2022
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    I took the Jeep today for a spin around a few blocks ( remember: no tag or insurance yet!) and it runs technically fine. A noise here and there of "stuff" vibrating, but I expected that much. The good: it handles pretty well all things considered. The brakes are a tad more effective towards the front even after adjusting the rear, I might get new shoes. The clutch and gears run as expected. Also, the speedometer works!
    The issues: still have no movement on the temperature gauge, the gas works fine.
    At around 40 (or 4 on my dial) the engine screams like I'm going 100! Do I need to regear? OD? Should it be like that?
     
  18. Apr 9, 2022
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    Might you be in low range?
     
  19. Apr 9, 2022
    tripilio

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    No, I checked.
     
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