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62 Cj5. The Miami Project.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by tripilio, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. May 17, 2020
    tripilio

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    My "custom made" centering gadget to pull the pumpking bearings kind of failed... i will remake it on steel. I heard a pop and I thought the bearing has gotten loose, but noooo!

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  2. May 19, 2020
    tripilio

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    My new, totally redesigned and improved puller-centering-extractor thing did not disappoint! A little heat "persuation " was required and a couple of fingers burn related curse words but the pumpkin bearings are out!
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  3. May 19, 2020
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    My rear diff cover looks definitively better...
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  4. May 29, 2020
    tripilio

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    Chugging along with the rear axle rebuild...

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  5. May 29, 2020
    tripilio

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    After seeing a non-stop oil leak coming in between the gearbox and the bellhousing, and following the advice of Glenn, I decided to disassemble now that is easier rather than later from the bottom. Since I was not going to undo the gearbox just to seal a shaft when I could do another (and in my opinion better) approach, I made a gasket that would fully enclose the shaft and eliminate the oil leak. I applied a layer of Indian Shellac on the mating surface between the gearbox and the gasket.

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  6. May 29, 2020
    tripilio

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    I got the "owner" to help put it back together. He is almost done with school, so he will be working a lot more on it!
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  7. Jun 1, 2020
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    I would like to inform that the operarion "T90 Gasket" was a complete success! After placing a gasket in between the transmission and the bellhousing, no more leaks! One down, a whole lot more to go!
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  8. Jul 4, 2020
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    Done with the rear axle! Less complicated than I anticipated but not without some hiccups. I am now working on the repair of the rear horn of the chassis.
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  9. Jul 4, 2020
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    One of the things I enjoy the most is to make things with my own hands, even if they don't end up working out as intended. For my next experiment I tried to make a frankenworm. The worm section if my steering tube was busted. Instead of spending hundred and something I got a almost perfect worm section left over from a steering mod from a member here and spliced it with the rest of my tube. It came out good and right on the 42.5 inches long. I bored one section and tuned the other to make a "sleve". As a secondary strengthening point, I drilled a couple of holes in the outer section to weld on. Let's hope it holds...
    I forgot to get pics of the finished product. Will add them later.
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  10. Jul 5, 2020
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    Great Job ! I replace my 9 inch brakes with the 10inch brakes on an M38A1 and "OH What A Feeling" . Greatly improved the stopping . I'm still running single master cylinder , for now . 10 inch are easy to come by . I'm also building a 69 CJ5 , i have 11inch rear and installing disc up front . work in progress . I got the brackets from Brennan's Garage . well worth the money .
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  11. Jul 5, 2020
    tripilio

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    Thanks! I am also converting to discs in the front. When I tried to get the brackets from Brennan, I think they were out. Was either him or another source, but he was kind enough to send me the drawings and I made them myself. Most of the braking is done in the front. If tomorrow (a far tomorrow) I realize the braking is not adequate, I will upgrade to bigger drums. I am far from running but closer than when I started. :D
     
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  12. Jul 10, 2020
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    I finally had to "man-up" and fixed the rear horn myself. The welds are not competition quality but I am happy with them. I think my tig welding is better but that is not fair. I have at work a millermatic with all the bells and whistles and here at home a measly HF 90 amp mig. Anyways, it is done. One less thing to do. As I was fixing the horns, I realized it had some holes ans even when I patched them with an additional plate I thought ot was wise to box both the rear horns. Here they are...

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  13. Jul 10, 2020
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    Also, I replaced the shackles because...
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  14. Jul 10, 2020
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    Someone is going to need those for a restoration project.
     
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  15. Jul 10, 2020
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    Screenshot_20200710-233951_Gallery.jpg Those look about the same as the ones I'm swapping out this weekend.
     
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  16. Jul 11, 2020
    tripilio

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    Awesome! I bolted them down and put a bead of weld to join the bolt and the nut. I wanted to be extra sure. I used grade 8.
     
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  17. Jul 17, 2020
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    This thread is awesome! Very impressed by your fabrication skills too. Stoked to see this project come along.
     
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  18. Jul 18, 2020
    tripilio

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    Thanks a lot! It is not moving nearly as fast as I would want it to but it keeps me grounded. It has become a stress reliever.
     
  19. Jul 24, 2020
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    This is the finished product for the worm tube. I hope the welding is as strong as my confidence in myself as a welder!

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  20. Jul 24, 2020
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    Finally the rear axle is completed and installed! I had to order the 1-7/16 socket from Amazon, since nobody had a loaner, but at least I have one now. If anyone needs it I can send it to you, temporarily of course! I have heard horror stories when torquing the axles to 150 ft/lbs to line up the cotter pin to the hole but going slightly over the torque I managed to line them up without much fuss.
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