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3b Project

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by 73 cj5, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Jan 13, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Found the u joint needle bearings. This thing surely would've exploded in spectacular fashion had I just ran it like I wanted. My seal and race driver set didn't have the right size driver I needed so I improvised. 1 inch socket worked perfect for driving out the old kingpin bearing races.

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    Curiosity got the best of me. In a month or so I hope to be throwing out those spider gears.

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  2. Feb 16, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Got around to doing the KDP fix on the 12v.

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    I decided to go ahead and put the D20 on the T98. A few small differences in the adapters.

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    I had already ordered a transmission mount but it was for the D18 and not the D20 so I modified it with the drill press and die grinder.
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    After getting the T98/D20 bolted up I found a slight interference. :rolleyes: I'll deal with this later.
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  3. Feb 21, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Like socks on a chicken! :D

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  4. Apr 11, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Finally...Also has a gas tank and some other stuff I needed :bananatool: Might be enough junk left over to build the CJ5 eventually.

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  5. Apr 13, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Well I pulled down the WT D30 I have and will be swapping the hubs, spindles, and steering knuckles in a parking lot to tow the jeep home. Should't be a complete disaster right?
     
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  6. Apr 14, 2020
    73 cj5

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    So on a hunch I took some D25 hubs....

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    Flat towed home.

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    It's going to be hard to pull these axles. This CJ5 is mint and the floor is in pretty good shape. PO said it used to be a renegade 304, 3spd.
     
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  7. Apr 24, 2020
    73 cj5

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    If weather cooperates this mess might be halfway together by the end of May.
     
  8. May 1, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Finally... As it turns out I don't enjoy having grinder debris and such being projected in my face and open fuel tank while laying under a rusty pos that has all the silt from the Mississippi River underneath it....

    Sadly these are junk internally but that's ok because they'll be regeared and locked. After some thinking I decided to try 5.38's opposed to 4.88's since this will probably never be street worthy.
    I've never swapped a ring and pinion set before. How bad could it be? :shrug:

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  9. May 1, 2020
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    That's exactly what I said a few years ago, it's really not that hard if you go into it with a bit of patience. I highly recommend making a set of setup bearings, it cuts down on needing all the patience.
     
  10. May 1, 2020
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    Looks like you got the right fuel tank. Ross box? Throw it out now!
     
  11. May 1, 2020
    73 cj5

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    That’s a manual Saginaw gear from the cj5. I’ll be going power steering anyhow.
     
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  12. May 4, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Anyone have a line on bushings? I have an ID of 7/8 and I need a 1/2 bolt to pass through it. Doesn’t leave much room for a bushing and sleeve.
     
  13. May 4, 2020
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    I just machined mine out of Delrin. No steel bushing. The jury is still out as far as wear is concerned. I also made the greasable bolts out of grade 9's from McMaster-Carr, 9/16's for my over-sized spring hangers, 1/2" for the spring bushing. The bronze washers are specific to my hangers (2" inside) that keep the spring eye away from the shackle.

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  14. May 4, 2020
    73 cj5

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    I guess I can try delrin. Only $4 a foot. Suspension is looking better. My dewalt drill let the smoke out after running the hole saw through one side of the frame but after cooling off it started to work again. My shackles on the front are ~6". I think 6.5"-7" will be better but I'll have to wait until I can get more weight on the frame.
     
  15. May 7, 2020
    73 cj5

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    I cut the delrin to size and drilled out for the shackle bolt. Fit like a glove. I did some measuring and figured out where to weld the new spring perches on the D44. I measured from the flange to the center of the old perches and came up with 8 5/8" and tacked the new ones on. I put the transmission in yesterday hoping to get an idea of where the pinion needs to point. Everything is installed besides the engine but with a few hundred lbs of sand I got the suspension to "ride height". I was really hoping the springs had less give but they're possibly worn out. I have alittle less than an inch between the frame and leaf spring eye so I'll try slightly longer shackles. I'd like to get it closer to an 1.5" between the frame and leaf spring.
     
  16. May 7, 2020
    Buildflycrash

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    I'm fixin to start working on my 3B again. You can come on down and have my old worn out springs.
     
  17. May 7, 2020
    73 cj5

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    How about I bring you a bunch of stuff I don’t need instead. :) I have some axles and sheet metal brake that need a home.
     
  18. May 7, 2020
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    If I had a real shop I'd take that brake.
     
  19. May 9, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Installed the flywheel I resurfaced a year ago and clutch kit. To remove the old flywheel I used a block of wood and hammer. The clutch pressure plate bolts are 5/16-18x1". Transmission to Bellhousing bolts are 7/16-18x1 1/2".
    Once the engine is bolted to the transmission and I get it moved down the frame and secured I'll have to replace the valve cover, gaskets, and other junk.

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  20. May 11, 2020
    73 cj5

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    Yesterday I had some trouble with the clutch fork interfering with the throwout bearing carrier and bellhousing. Thanks to @ITLKSEZ and @oldtime for some tech support.
    I decided to take the adapter and bellhousing and sand them smooth and test fit again. same result. I then decided instead of mowing down the bearing carrier and clutch fork to clearance the bellhousing. I grabbed my portable mill and took out some material from the bellhousing. Now there's no interference and everything should play nice.

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