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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

    desertsled New Member

    Phoenix, AZ
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    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

    Lilbuff63 Member

    Sonoma County Ca
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    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
    Steamboat Willys

    Steamboat Willys Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    Paddock Lake, WI
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    please critique the pattern.
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  4. Apr 5, 2021
    Steamboat Willys

    Steamboat Willys Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    Paddock Lake, WI
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    Back at it again.
    D30 is complete. This weekend I had a chance to hang the D30 on the frame.
    A few months ago I welded up some shackles.
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    Out with the old
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    Rebuilt Dana 30 with Eaton E-Locker, BDS 2.5" lift
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    Rear Springs this week so I can measure Caster
    Steering next
     
  5. Apr 6, 2021
    Mr Vaughan

    Mr Vaughan Fly by the seat of your pants

    Central City, NE
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    correct me if i'm wrong, but those backing plates for the drum brakes would be incredibly useful for someone doing that upgrade, as they're not made anymore.
     
  6. Apr 7, 2021
    Steamboat Willys

    Steamboat Willys Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    Paddock Lake, WI
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    The 9" drum brakes off of the D27 are available, but unless you are going for a restoration, most people would recommend upgrading to 11" drums.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2021
    Mr Vaughan

    Mr Vaughan Fly by the seat of your pants

    Central City, NE
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    off of that D30 you had. those should be 11"
     
  8. Apr 8, 2021
    Steamboat Willys

    Steamboat Willys Member 2021 Sponsor 2020 Sponsor

    Paddock Lake, WI
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    The D30 came with the disc brakes you see in the pictures
     

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