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1964 Cj5. It Comes Back Around.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by WildCJ5, Jun 3, 2023.

  1. Jun 3, 2023
    WildCJ5

    WildCJ5 Member

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    Not sure how much of a build thread this will be. Hopefully it will be more like small projects and pictures of some adventures the CJ take me on.

    I sold my 83 CJ5 back in 2005. Having daughters they liked riding in the Jeep for trips to the park but that was about it. So I ended up selling it and got into racing Miata’s. Funny how jeep like Miata’s are to work on. But I always missed the CJ and the freedom it could provide.

    My 83 went from 100% stock to lifted, lockers and lots of rockrash, dents and a few full flops on its sides. This time around looking for more of a fire road and mild trail CJ. I looked at several that were close but either were way more work or money than I wanted to deal with or part with. This one fell in the middle. It’s in nice shape but not so nice I will worry about it, needs a few things looked into but ready to go as is. Bit of a Goldilocks.


    1964
    Dauntless V6
    T14
    D20
    27 front 44 rear. Not sure on ratios yet.

    for some reason I am unable to upload pictures to this thread. Guessing it is my being new and post count.
     
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  2. Jun 3, 2023
    HellaSlow

    HellaSlow Member 2024 Sponsor

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    Nice! Following :)

    I have the f134 with a T98 4 speed trans. My final gear ratio is 5.38 so My top speed is like 45 MAX :lol:
     
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  3. Jun 3, 2023
    HellaSlow

    HellaSlow Member 2024 Sponsor

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    Btw you might be having problems attaching pics because they're too large in resolution. Try sizing them to less than 2500px and you should be able to attach.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2023
    WildCJ5

    WildCJ5 Member

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    for some reason I’m not even getting an option to upload. I am going to assume it is user error on my part.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2023
    Rozcoking23

    Rozcoking23 RUN & GET BIT! 2024 Sponsor

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    Hit the “upload file” button at bottom, then the “choose file” button will come up then go to your pics or uploads and select, should work that way.
     
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  6. Jun 4, 2023
    Danefraz

    Danefraz Well-Known Member 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    You can also use your picture hosting service. Many out there, some good, some not so much. A few of us here using BeamingPix, run by a member that is not as active as he used to be, a nominal yearly fee, reliable and there is a beamingpix upload icon in one of the themes.
     
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  7. Jun 4, 2023
    Cj5dale

    Cj5dale Member 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    you can also try texting the pic to yourself and just do a copy/paste into the message in your post.
     
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  8. Jun 5, 2023
    WildCJ5

    WildCJ5 Member

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    I posted a thread on the failed vacuum advance. I got that replaced and and reset the carb and timing. Jeep now runs much better.

    I went to meet a buddy for breakfast 26 miles away. I filled up with gas before and after. It used 2.5 gallons of gas for 52 miles giving an average of 20.8 mpg. That can’t possibly be correct.

    It was a nice ride and the Jeep did great right up until I pushed in the clutch one stop sign away from making it home. Pedal was extremely hard and would not go into gear. I turned it off, put it in first and turned the key. It rolled and started. Drove home the last block in first. Not 100% but feels like the throw out bearing let go. Not worried about it but it would have been nice to make it at least one week before dropping the transmission.

    still not letting me upload. I will have to work out a hosting site.
     
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  9. Jun 5, 2023
    vtxtasy

    vtxtasy oldbee 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor

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    Can you see the upload a file at the bottom of the page? It may be because you are new and will need a mod to give privileges.
    I use Irfanview to make the pictures smaller. It is free but kind of clunky. Use a seperate folder on your computer for putting the
    modded pictures on and upload from that folder.
     
  10. Jun 5, 2023
    WildCJ5

    WildCJ5 Member

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    The upload button was available when I introduced myself but now no. I have a feeling you are correct in that I am still on newb status. Which I totally get and agree with. I think my intro thread went through vetting before it was posted.

    guess you guys and gals will have to wait patiently to see the amazing awesomeness that is my CJ.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2023
    vtxtasy

    vtxtasy oldbee 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor

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    You could PM a mod.
     
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  12. Jun 7, 2023
    WildCJ5

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    The plot thickens.

    I ordered new cables and locking “hub”. I ordered the hub from NAPA. This morning I noticed on the order it was “each” so I had to order another. They got me with the picture of two. Oops.

    While waiting for the parts I decided to start on outing in the front Lockright locker. I think the oil is original to the jeep. Yuck! But the gears and bearing look new under the blackness, still have part numbers visible.

    I am starting to think this CJ may be a 67 and not a 64. The ring gear is stamped 10/16/67 and are 3:73. At first I was a bit bummed but the more I think about it that may be a blessing. I’m not planning on rock crawling this thing. It will see mostly fire roads and doughnut shops. And I am really hoping when I pull that rear diff cover I find the same ratios. Somebody please burn some sage and cross some fingers for me.

    I am in California and I’m not sure but I think maybe at some point someone changed the reg to 67 because of smog laws. I’m not positive but I think 64 used to be the cut off.

    Or maybe I have Johnny Cash’s Jeep?
     
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  13. Jun 7, 2023
    SoCalNickG

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    I think the cutoff for smog exempt status is 1976. I know my 71 is exempt.
     
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  14. Jun 7, 2023
    WildCJ5

    WildCJ5 Member

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    it is now. That was not always the cut off. I used to have to get my old 70 mini cooper smogged. I not sure when they changed it, mid 90’s?
     
  15. Jun 7, 2023
    Rozcoking23

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    It’s probably more of an issue where a PO swapped out the body to a newer frame or swapped in newer axles. Unfortunately/fortunately these things have all interchangeable parts. Compare the VIN #’s, top front passenger frame rail with vin tag on firewall, this should give you some more insight of what’s going on.
     
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  16. Jun 10, 2023
    WildCJ5

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    The P.O. has been awesome. He lives a few miles from me and came over three times this week to work on the jeep. He fabed up a brace/mount tying the tcase to the crossmember.

    This week I got the front locker in, replaced the twisted clutch cable and swapped out the old frozen front locking hubs.

    The rear locker was delivered last night. I need to get a puller and the courage to pull it apart.

    Went to test and make sure the locker and hubs work on a small first trail by true house. Seem to be good. The linkage on the Dana 20 needs some attention, it feels more like churning butter than shifting gears.

    Twisted cable.
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  17. Jun 10, 2023
    Tralehead

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    looks like you got the pic thing figgered out; what was your solution?
    And yes, your '5 is awesome. Quite jealous. Where was the pic taken?
    You might want to look into the Advanced Adapter chain drive clutch actuator, I think it's a cure for stock clutch cable issues (?)
     
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  18. Jun 10, 2023
    WildCJ5

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    Still not sure about the pictures. If I post a new thread it gives me the option of adding images. But this thread it does not. So I added a gallery on the site and uploaded them there.

    The area is just at the edge of my community, we border the national forest. It doesn’t lead anywhere and is just a dirt road.

    The P.O. gave me the parts for a hydraulic setup. I would just need to come up with some brackets. It was cheap enough for the cable to kick the van down the road a little. At least I hope.
     
  19. Jun 10, 2023
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member

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    There are a couple different cable set ups....some pics might help us identify. The long cable found in V6 CJs I actually like....if that is what you have, drop the coin for the inline tube version. The crown or omix version carried by most suppliers is not very durable. I like the set up enough I used it on the 58 wagon I swapped a SBC/465 combo in.
     
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  20. Jun 10, 2023
    WildCJ5

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    Here is the cable.

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    You can see in the last photo just adjusting the play the cable is unwinding itself instead of freely turning in the sheath.
     
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