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1968 Cj5 Project

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

  1. Apr 29, 2023
    vtxtasy

    vtxtasy oldbee 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor

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    Owning several vehicles and a m/c, I have learned to adapt to each one. I do catch myself reaching for a column shifter that is not there and it is
    the only one. I get used to the high peddle in in a few moments and have not had enough of those yet. Soon if I keep at it.
     
  2. Jul 11, 2023
    jeepstar

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    A million distractions later and I'm back at it. Replacing the cobbled up ground/cutoff switch. There was a body ground. Is that really needed?

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  3. Jul 11, 2023
    Lockman

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    Me thinks It's for anything that is grounded thru the body. Perhaps the Fuse box ? Where's timgr ...... He will know for Sure
    BTW,.....Are you installing the New Ignition switch in this one ?
     
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    vtxtasy

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    I would say yes and sized to any loads that may be seeking a ground through the body.
     
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    Fireball

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    It certainly doesn't hurt to ground the body. It seems like Jeep expected the mounting hardware to do the job, but adding a body ground to my '69 made the fuel gauge start reading more accurately.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2023
    jeepstar

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    I think the reason the previous owner had the kill switch on was there is a battery drain somewhere. The kill switch didn't work, and I believe the body ground before the cutoff switch is why it didn't work. Still a ground there
     
  7. Jul 13, 2023
    Fireball

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    A ground strap from the body to the engine or chassis would solve that problem and still ground the body.
     
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    jeepstar

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    Maybe i'm not phrasing that right. I believe the reason that the kill switch did not work was because it was a body ground before the kill switch.

    And that is why the kill switch did not work.
     
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    Fireball

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    Yes, agreed. You can still ground the body without bypassing the disconnect switch.
     
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  10. Jul 13, 2023
    vtxtasy

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    I ground the body to the engine block. Battery to block/frame and alternator to block/frame. You will still need to find the source of the drain.
    Most likely ignition switch, alternator or regulator related. A good amp meter is helpful to isolate the related wiring.
    Edit: The picture of your switch shows that it disconnects the battery from the circuit. Could the battery be bad?
     
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    jeepstar

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    new battery. could be bad, but not likely. when i throw it on a charger it charges fully, and when left on the counter in the shop not hooked up it doesn't drain. and i had it in another jeep and it never had an issue either.
     
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    vtxtasy

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    Check the battery voltage at the terminals and then check while it is running. Running should be close to 14 plus volts.
     
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    jeepstar

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    Paint day for the tailgate.

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  14. Jul 13, 2023
    jeepstar

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    Aw heck, get some new rims too.

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    jeepstar

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    Removed all the heater stuff. Not fun in 86 degree weather, but it needs to be done. Plus, no more mouse house in the blower motor.
    Look at all that room in the engine bay!

    Gonna post the control thingy in the classifieds. If anyone wants the other heater stuff, it's yours for the price of postage.

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    jeepstar

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    Was taking off the old shocks to put the new ones on, and the stud on the spring plate broke. Ordered a new one. There goes another 30 bucks
     
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    jeepstar

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    new rancho shocks arrived for the front last night, but it was pouring rain, and i didnt feel like walking out to the shed to install them. tonight i will get them installed. waiting on the rear spring plate replacement from KW. shoudl be here today, or tomorrow i assume. then its off to find that pesky electrical ground, and then its a daily driver doing shakedown runs around my area, looking for things to go wrong/replace as needed.

    but now i just bought an FC to part out, so hopefully this doesn't get back burnered again.
     
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    jeepstar

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    Anybody have interference issues from a axle stop when installing a shock on a dana 27?

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    The stop is on the back side on my stock 27 axle.

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