Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by ojgrsoi, Dec 26, 2016.
that will buff out. Don't worry about it.
Nice pair of CJs.
Scary as it looks, if the piston would move at all and get out of there, AND the bleeder screw comes loose, I've cleaned, honed and re-sealed cylinders that looked like that. Wheel cylinders are over-rated! LOL.
Today was pretty good. Finished the brakes on the front and my assistant (grandson) helped me bleed the brakes. Closed up the MC, floor and reinstalled the seats. Test drive went well. Here is a new view outside the garage for the first time in a while. The tires are P215-70-15. They are 5 ply tread (two steel, two polyester, one nylon) and 2 ply sidewall.
What is your paint/surface/cleaning/polishing materials of choice? Looks great - you are inspiring me to try and make my paint look a bit better.
Thanks. I have used Turtle Wax polishing and Turtle Wax Speed Compounds. I am too cheep to buy a buffer so I use an old foam headlight polishing pad, water and old T-shirts. It makes a good glamour shot in the shade as well as looking acceptable at 25MPH or 35 feet. You might want to zoom in and you can see it is somewhat shiny beat up paint.
And then that dang Focker got me using the BEAM IT and now I feel bad if I don't post a photo. Notice my assistant (grandson) peeking out from behind the driver side wiper blade.
That's a lot of polishing!
That is way cool I have been looking for a DJ3,DJ5 or DJ6. Does it have a I beam front axle or a round tube front axle?
Mine has the tube axle.
JEEP used the Clark Reverse Elliott I beam axle and four lug wheels on the DJ3A and DJ5/DJ6 through 1967.
Photo of a 67 DJ5 chassis by Greg Risk.
1968 brought out the non driving Dana tube axle and 5 lug wheels. This tube axle appears to be the same front axle used by AMGeneral on the Dispatcher 100 (DJ5x).
70 tube axle with 12 leaf front springs.
HA! I love it! a little polishing and TLC and it looks REALLY nice!! keep up the good work!
any other "big" plans in the works? drive it as is?
I like how well your engine bay cleaned up. did you [pressure wash it? soak it with engine degreaser or oven cleaner?
The fenders/painted surfaces were cleaned with a dry kitchen brush and then soap and water. The battery tray, support rods and air cleaner assemblies were cleaned, sanded and painted. On the block I just wiped it to remove a little grease.
It came from the factory with dual note horns of which only one was still there. I changed the horn to a more jeep sounding horn. The battery was reversed and I replaced the battery cables which were toast. I also added a pipe cap over the disconnected heater box.
Future plans are to fix the brake lights and align the front end. I am also considering a new fuel tank as this one seems to have a pinhole somewhere on top. Don't know if I can repair it or not.
Does it have a T90 transmission and is the radiator different? Because it looks smaller than a factory CJ radiator?
It has a T96 three speed. The radiator is narrow-from an earlier model or M38A1. It originally had a wide radiator to match the grille. The home made plate that fills in the gap is a 1/4 steel.
I like the combination Acme/Home Depot RH emergency brakes!
Brake lights are fixed. A little more paint work on the front and rear. Also cleaned up the dash a little.
I have never wanted a DJ - but you got yours looking so good I am starting to think it might be a cool around town cruiser for running errands and throwing junk in the back. Didn't some come with a 2speed auto powerglide? Was that after AMC took up the production? Looking at your signature it looks like the 78 with the 232 would have the auto? Jusk to ask, do they ride any better on the street than a CJ5 given the the 2wd and different front axle (if you want to call it that)? Guessing its pretty much the same as the frame and leaf set-up is the same....
The powerglides came with the Chevy 153 four cylinder from 68-71 postals, though I've only seen the 69 and 70s. That was still the Kaiser era. My '70 has a Kaiser sticker on the dash. Far as I know all postals came with an auto.
From 72 on (AMC era) the front axle was basically a 2wd Dana 30. The knuckles were set up for either right or left hand steering and had 2 hole knuckles both sides.
DJs can look ok with some work. Ya gotta ditch the doors- all 3 of them- in my opinion.
I believe DJ5&6 were produced 65 through 73. They had the same engines and bodies as the CJ. I have seen examples of special order government units using a powerglide & F134 prior to 69.
The Dispatcher 100's DJ5x started in 69 and all have factory floor shift automatics and the postal hardtop body and sliding doors. They started with the GM Chevy II and powerglide. Then as John pointed out the AMC powertrains were used.
The DJ5 I have drives identical to the CJs I have had. The TSM says stock is 5 or 6 leaves on the springs. I have a HD spring option of some sort with 13 leaves in the front and 12 in the back. On the DJ the springs are mounted directly under the frame like a CJ. The 100's have the rear springs mounted outside the frame.
My DJ5F certainly drives like it is heavier. But overall they both drive like an old vehicle with straight axles and leaf springs on the corners. I don't really go off road so just working on them and bringing any Jeep back to life is fun for me.
This link describes powertrain combinations over the years.
Jeep DJ - Wikipedia
I added these footman loops that came in a box with other odd parts from a M38. The holes were already in the tailgate.
I repaired my backup lights and installed LED 1156 replacement bulbs. I ended up buying new lenses so I could finish up. They are so bright I can't photograph them at night.
I also installed LED lights on the backside of the dash using 3M double sided mounting tape.
Now all you need to do is have them turn on when you open the door.
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