1. Registration trouble? Please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom right corner of the page and your issue will be resolved.
    Dismiss Notice

Cjtj Build Thread

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by 1947cj2a, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. Nov 25, 2023
    1947cj2a

    1947cj2a Member

    PNW
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2017
    Messages:
    224
    [​IMG]
    Finished up the manifold. No cracks so far...
    I pre heated to ~450F with a rose bud. Tig welded with 1/16" SS filler rod. Post heated. wrapped up if I ever need to do anything like sharpening the tungsten. It welded up pretty good, meaning no real issues with cracking, or junk coming up through the puddle. Have some exhaust bends ordered up to finish it up.
     
    dozerjim, Fireball, Stakebed and 7 others like this.
  2. Nov 27, 2023
    Fireball

    Fireball Well-Known Member 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

    Pullman, WA
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2018
    Messages:
    5,792
    Nice job on that!
     
    dozerjim likes this.
  3. Dec 9, 2023
    1947cj2a

    1947cj2a Member

    PNW
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2017
    Messages:
    224
    Killing time at the Delta Lounge in SeaTac, figure I should update this.

    [​IMG]
    re did the exhaust

    [​IMG]
    Pressure regulator is working really well, also took the jeep for a spin yesterday. a bit cold, but the thing runs/drives so much better

    [​IMG]
    the return line uses field -6 fittings. the hose is rubber inside gasoline rated, steel on the outside, and then a cloth sheath on the outside of that.

    I had some issues with the rear drum brakes. they were dragging way to much. the passenger side was way out of adjustment. I couldnt adjust them enough to get an even drag. they were loose on the bottom but would grab the top causing the drum to stick. I changed out the shoes after talking with Daryl a little bit. I dont know where the difference is/was but the new shoes adjusted better...

    [​IMG]
    new on the left, old on the right.

     
  4. Dec 9, 2023
    vtxtasy

    vtxtasy oldbee 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor

    Tucson, AZ
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,485
    It sounds like it belongs there. Good job.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2023
    1947cj2a

    1947cj2a Member

    PNW
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2017
    Messages:
    224
    [​IMG]
    with the help of my newest purchase I think its finally complete...

    [​IMG]
    I had some hide that a friend had given me a long time ago. finished up the shifter boots.
     
    Dwins1, Rozcoking23, vtxtasy and 4 others like this.
  6. Feb 15, 2024
    1947cj2a

    1947cj2a Member

    PNW
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2017
    Messages:
    224
    [​IMG]
    I stumbled across my old OBA system that used to be on the TJ back in its 4cyl days. first I had to get a proper belt. due to the PS delete it wasnt just a simple part look up. i had to actually measure and try to find a belt by length.
    From there it was just a few parts from the nets and local hardware store. I am not running an air tank, i only use it air up tires. waiting on the air filter for it.
    Its also wired into the PDB so its on a fuse. starting to really like the EATON PDB, its water tight and easy to add accessors to it.

    [​IMG]
    I use a test ball air line. it screws onto the Shrader valve and you just turn the ball valve, when you close the ball valve you can see what the pressure in the tire is as well. this set up works really good on the 35s on the TJ.

    EDIT:
    the only unfortune thing is that the clutch is out on the compressor, something i should of tested before i started. its either going to be a junk yard part or just buy a new clutch online.
     
  7. May 18, 2024
    1947cj2a

    1947cj2a Member

    PNW
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2017
    Messages:
    224
    [​IMG]
    Decided to take the Jeep to the Cle Elum area Eastern WA for a shake down run. Havnt really had it out much been pretty busy. the thing did really well, not a fan of the tires, mostly because of the ride. Even at less then 10psi they are rock hard.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    the dog had a good time

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    it was a really easy trail, i had it in 2low most of the time just to keep the speed down over the bumps. So still havnt tried out the 4x4.
    So far everything is working as it should.

    EDIT:
    I had vid but its not showing up
     
New Posts