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'65 Rubicon Rig

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by timsresort, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. Oct 22, 2022
    timsresort

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    Back at it, cut the old tabs off the tie rod, moved about 3/4", tacked, checked left-right travel in the steering. Everything is good, with much more steering angle, about a 10 degree improvement, which doesn't sound like much, but it's 30%. Took it back to the table for the final weld.
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    Installed and tightened everything, fired it up and cycled the steering. A major improvement. Here you can see the cylinder mount up over the spring, and the tie rod mount. Done for now. Next up- parking brake.
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  2. Nov 16, 2022
    timsresort

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    Moving on to the last thing on my list for this jeep, this year. A real cable-actuated parking brake. I have looked at under-dash mount (no room because of the cage), floor mount between seats (PTO shifter in the way), so I am leaning on transmission mount, somewhere near the other shifters. I kind of got the idea from my Dodges, that have a trans-mount handle, and many other trucks into the 60's have them as well. This is the area I'm looking at, I will pull the cover to see what kind of room I have.
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    Speaking of old trucks, how cool is this thing? Came on one of the SM420's I have in the boneyard. I'd really like to use it, but I can't find the ratcheting part. Maybe I will put it in the 3B, if this all works well.
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    Cover off, I started with a mounting point, and the SM420 has 2 nice and easy threaded bosses right there. I don't think a stock SM420 bracket would work, because they were 2 wheel drive and didn't have a transfer case in the way.
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  3. Nov 16, 2022
    47v6

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    I am going to try and use a Ford Model A parking brake lever with a ratchet handle... Post your pics so I can copy!
     
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  4. Nov 17, 2022
    jzeber

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    I used a 70's Blazer foot operated parking brake mechanism on my 71.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2022
    timsresort

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    I looked at Lokar handles, and while very nice, they are very proud of them. So I found this one from American Shifter for substantially less. I think it will work, maybe a tad long, but should have plenty of leverage.
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    I also tacked up a tentative mounting spot, needs to be spaced out from the trans to miss the transfer case, and give a path for the cables.
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  6. Nov 18, 2022
    timsresort

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    There are some options for cables- Currie, Lokar, American...but I found a Summit for less, and I really think it's the same thing.
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    Got it in 1 day (!), opened it up, this looks like it will work, (for $50 less).
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    This is going to my Currie HP60 rear end.
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    Since Currie uses Ford bearing ends (Torino big bearing), I use Explorer rear discs with the internal parking brake. I put in these loaded backing plates last year in preparation for this.
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    The internal drum is the key, and I am hoping it has enough to hold the jeep on a hill.
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  7. Nov 19, 2022
    Rozcoking23

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    I’m watching this one. I’m trying to finish my rear disk e-brake set up, can’t get enough pressure with the stock pull handle.
     
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  8. Nov 19, 2022
    timsresort

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    Started thinking about cable routing, so first attached the factory end of the cable to the backing plate, then got underneath to see where I can strap it.
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    I have to leave enough for droop, and this jeep has a lot. So I jacked it up to see how much slack must be there. Now I am going to run the cable over the frame and hit a clamp on the crossmember.
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    Another clamp getting both cables on the right frame near the transfer case, then started assembling the mechanism. You can see where the cut ends of the cable sheath enter, and the little brass block that the core gets terminated in.
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  9. Nov 20, 2022
    duffer

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    The emergency cable kit is the exact same one Wilwood sells---for $40 more.
     
  10. Nov 20, 2022
    timsresort

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    Had to drill and tap the brass block so that I can get a wrench on the screws from the top and bottom. Temporarily assembled the cables, and pulled the lever. Seems like it's holding, but will need to get it out on the street to know.
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    Worked on the floor hole layout, it's about here.
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    I got this boot from Advance Adapters, and I am getting a 2-hole version for the transfer case to match.
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    Now to final weld the trans mount, but my helmet batteries quit, then I ran out of shield gas. Call it a day.
     
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  11. Nov 21, 2022
    Stakebed

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    Doncha hate it when that happens!?
     
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  12. Nov 21, 2022
    timsresort

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    Yeah, but at least it was at the end of the weekend. Then today after work I race across town to the oxygen supply house, sign says 8-4:30, they were closed at 3:45.
     
  13. Nov 21, 2022
    Stakebed

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    You :censored::banghead::cry:
     
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  14. Nov 23, 2022
    Rodney

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    I used a floor mount cable operated e-brake handle from a Land Rover Disco 1 Donor car. works very good. It's just mounted to the floor cover plate.

     
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