Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by 73 cj5, Jul 7, 2017.
Attempt to make some progress on the tub. I'll grind off the slag and what not later on.
Removed the MC and dropped the T84/D18. Holding off on body work as long as I can. I have a leak coming from the pto cover so I'm picking up something to fix it.....
This should cure the leak....
Started to clean up the winch. It's a Koenig C-100. It's missing the mounting bracket and lever. I did a little test fitting with the pto and everything should clear the exhaust and axle fine.
Got the grill stripped down and separated the t84/d18.
The T84 is from a slat grill Jeep. Date code C17-42 which translates to March 17, 1942
Here is the D-18 main shaft gear. note the half F-script stamp.
So I found whats left of the front countershaft trust washer in the bottom of the t84 and we got some countershaft gear carnage. Overall I guess the transmission guts are in pretty good shape for being 75 yrs old.
Awhile back I did some measuring before the tub and all was removed; planned on staying with 750-16 but was gonna go with ndt's and combat wheels.
GPW fender clearance with 750-16
~ 5 1/2 inches to top of front fender
~ 5/8 to 11/16 clearance between tire and leaf spring.
~ 2 1/2 inches tire to tub right rear behind passenger
~ 7 15/16 inches clearance to top of rear wheel well
Got the d18 tore down and the intermediate shaft is shot (as I suspected). I plan on driving this unit when it's done quite a bit and would like to keep downtime to a minimum. So my question is go with a Novak intermediate shaft or is there someone else I should take a look at?
*The intermediate shaft is 3/4
Started cleaning up the gas tank. It's not the correct one for this GPW but since they are $400 I'll keep it. The fiberglass was a terrible idea
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