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67 Cj5 Build - Project: Scrap Iron

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by FD Engine 1, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. May 20, 2018
    jeep2003

    jeep2003 Well-Known Member

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    Nice. The best advice I can give is to work as hard and as fast as you can and if your lucky it will be done just about the same time you loose motivation :)
     
  2. May 21, 2018
    IRQVET

    IRQVET Bubbaification Exorcist

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    Jeep2003- Very true. That made me laugh, thanks I needed that!
     
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  3. May 31, 2018
    fhoehle

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    You had my attention at the come along and steering wheel slingshot apparatus.
     
  4. Jun 2, 2018
    FD Engine 1

    FD Engine 1 New Member

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    Rolling chassis. Next step is to check ratio in front and rear diff to make sure they match.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2018
    FD Engine 1

    FD Engine 1 New Member

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    Cold weather is back. Time to get back to work on Ole Scrap Iron. Got distracted this summer on a kayak trailer build(I'll try to post pics in trailer forum) and quite a bit of fishing.

    Update:
    Checked diff ratios. Both are 3.73
    Welded cracks on front frame horns (I'm not a very good welder, but I'm a world renowned grinder)
    Got front & rear bumpers/hitch off. Not having any luck finding 4" channel at scrap yard to make new front bumper.
     
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  6. Nov 17, 2018
    FD Engine 1

    FD Engine 1 New Member

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    Rear end out
     
  7. Nov 17, 2018
    Chilly

    Chilly Active Member 2019 Sponsor

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    You are getting very close now



    Close to the point where it becomes a Craigslist add!
     
  8. Nov 17, 2018
    FD Engine 1

    FD Engine 1 New Member

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    Large basement and a really small Jeep project. I got the room to let this thing sit for years.... but thanks though.
     
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  9. Nov 17, 2018
    Norcal69

    Norcal69 Out of the box thinker 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    While you have it apart, I would recommend either finding a dana 20 transfer case or a offset rear diff. That drive line angle is not going to work for too long at high speed.
     
  10. Nov 17, 2018
    FD Engine 1

    FD Engine 1 New Member

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    I’m planning on Dana 20 when I get to the drive train.
     
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  11. Nov 18, 2018
    Chilly

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    There was (is?) A free D20 in the misc jeep classifieds below.
     
  12. Nov 20, 2018
    FD Engine 1

    FD Engine 1 New Member

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    This is my 14 year old cleaning up the leaf springs. If it makes him want to learn more about working with tools, that’s what this project is all about.
     
  13. Jan 3, 2019
    tripilio

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    FD Engine 1, awesome project! I got me a 62 cj5 and currently am in the same boat. It is mainly, as yours a project to share with my 14 years old son. I want to teach him some mechanical skills as well as appreciation for hard work and the pride of achieving something with your hands and some sweat. Mine has a tub in way worst condition than yours and is as disassembled as yours. Keep on! It is not about the initial momentum, but constance and enjoyment of the journey.
    Now to the negative people: in the few months I have been coming to this forum for help and guidance and I have encountered both aplenty, this is the first time I have seen people putting other fellow member down and mocking his efforts, specially something geared towards bonding with your kid. I guess, if we have nothing nice to say, stay quiet until asked for advice on the matter. Sorry FD, there is a lot of good helping people here, don't get discouraged.
     
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