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1968 Cj5 Project

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by jeepstar, Oct 28, 2022.

  1. Feb 13, 2024
    jeepstar

    jeepstar Well-Known Member 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    4 new to me wheels and tires, free.

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  2. Feb 14, 2024
    jeepstar

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    And today I picked up a smokey yunick intake for the dauntless

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  3. Feb 25, 2024
    jeepstar

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    Tires were a bust, they were on my buddies 1990 jeep, wheel pattern was off. 5x4.5. Listed on marketplace for 200 bucks, some guy asked if I'd trade for a shotgun. I have about 50ish guns, wasn't really interested but then I thought how long might I need to hold onto dry rotted tires? It's a new tri star 20ga. Didn't need it but the rims and tires are now gone.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2024
    jeepstar

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    Now I'm a body guy. FIXED! tail lights are wired and ready to go, I just didn't have a 4.5" hole saw to get them mounted. Cheap round recessed lights. But I'm ready for shakedown runs.
    See what the engine needs, if anything.

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  5. Apr 9, 2024
    jeepstar

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    Done

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    Lockman

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    Nice Job there. Now, If you could find a chain sleeve / cover......... it would be ' Perfect ' :clap:BTW, I also like the thru hitch duel exhaust pipes. Pretty Cool ;)
     
  7. Apr 9, 2024
    jeepstar

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    Probably gonna bolt it. It's so far down on the list at this point
     
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  8. May 29, 2024
    jeepstar

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    Now to address the driveline vibration.

    *The transfer case points up 5°. Used the ebrake as my surface mount.
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    *The rear axle points up 5°. Using the lowest flat tab as my reference point.

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    *Shim in the rear axle, .75" thick at the front/ high side.
    *when the angle finder is on the front winch mount plate, it's at 0°.

    Other than a new driveshaft with CV joints, what are my options? Shakes at about 30mph.
     
  9. May 29, 2024
    jeep2003

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    I would shim it up more till the vibration goes away. My 2a has a spring over so i made the axle pointing way up above the t case which they say you are absolutely not supposed to do. But it doesnt vibrate at all. I only get up to about 45- 50 though
     
  10. Jun 3, 2024
    jeepstar

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    Mistake. T case is pointing down 5°. Not up.

    So removing the shims from the axle, ideally would achieve this?
     
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