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1965 Cj5 Build #2

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Steamboat Willys, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. Aug 22, 2020

    desertsled New Member

    Phoenix, AZ
    Aug 22, 2019
    I am just finishing up the rebuild of my SM420 going in my '68. I noticed that the shaft in the novak adapter is pretty hard to turn by hand, was your adapter the same way?
  2. Aug 22, 2020

    Lilbuff63 Member 2019 Sponsor

    Sonoma County Ca
    Jan 12, 2014
    I bought my trans and xfer case already rebuilt and adapted from a guy who started a project and decided to go a different direction so I’m not sure how it felt. It seemed to turn fine when I got it and I haven’t had any problems. I picked up the whole setup for $900, I think I got pretty lucky!
  3. Oct 14, 2020 at 10:29 PM
    Steamboat Willys

    Steamboat Willys Member 2020 Sponsor

    Paddock Lake, WI
    Mar 1, 2010
    A little pause in my build due to a little (maybe a lot) of Covid/Protest/2020 fatigue.
    Did take time for a 5 day back country hike in Alaska.

    Sent the housing and bits sent out for sand blast and powder coat. A little longer than expected but they look nice.
    I'm putting in an Eaton Elocker. 4.27 gearing to match the rear.
    Was a little nervous as I've never set up gears before. Made a set of set-up bearings and that helped a lot. Everything in the old axle was pretty shot. Was sitting with water in the pumpkin for I don't know how long so was starting from scratch.

    please critique the pattern.
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