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69 Dauntless Project - the 'Heep'

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Danefraz, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Sep 25, 2018
    Muzikp

    Muzikp Active Member 2020 Sponsor

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    Can the pump rotate in the bracket so it's more straight up and down? Maybe a couple new holes in the bracket? That might help.

    Here's the back of my bracket. It has a long slotted hole for tilting the pump. Just trying to come up with ideas to gain you more clearance, I'm don't want to see you have to massage your inner fender.

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  2. Sep 25, 2018
    Danefraz

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    This is what I was working on when I modified the other bracket I had. I was close, with a few round stand-offs mode from some galvanized pipe I had lying around. Now I'm looking at the old smog pump and will have to dig out the fender and bolt it up to see how I can clearance it in the most effective way (no 3lb kinetic adjustments).
     
  3. Sep 25, 2018
    tarry99

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    I think this is the tightest bracket that moves the pump inward away from the fender...........can't be used for front dump exhaust manifolds........but rear dump and headers should be no problem.

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    Looks like either one of these..........
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  4. Sep 25, 2018
    '74Renegade

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    Haha! My whole jeeps needs 3lb kinetic adjustments!!!!
     
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  5. Sep 25, 2018
    Danefraz

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    Thanks Terry. These are the best picks i have seen so far. May be my buddy will let me scavenge his off his skylark.

    Seems it should fit since the air pump sat roughly in the same spot. Going to looksee at the brackets on that smog turd later may be today to see what is similar (still dealing with pop and doc-n-box facilities)...

    Also will help to stick the fenders on so i can see how level the tub is not.
     
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  6. Sep 25, 2018
    Hellion

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    Just want to say your bumper straightening procedure (Page 3, genius!) is a top-notch garage 'hack'. All this time I thought the only remedy was a new one.
    I would have never found your technique because you misspelled "straighten" and it would never show up in a search :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Now to find two BFH's...
     
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  7. Sep 25, 2018
    Muzikp

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    I got my bracket off a mid to late 70's (78 I think) Chevy El Camino with a V6. The bracket also held the smog pump but I cut that off. The back of my bracket looks almost identical to the one Tarry posted. It was easy to mod mine to work. That should give people some more options if they are looking.

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    Welded a top on it and it was done. Simple

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  8. Sep 26, 2018
    tarry99

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    And another view of the Buick PS mount from the front...............

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  9. Sep 27, 2018
    piffey263

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    Hmm interesting that your power steering reservoir is sitting so low. It looks identical to mine but the steering reservoir sits down real low.

    Can you flip the brackets? If I could get you a template of my brackets in say October would that help? It appears you have the same aluminum mount as my Jeep, just different brackets.
     
  10. Sep 27, 2018
    Danefraz

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    Please, when you get a few.

    Bought two different yet similar brackets off a buick 350 from 69-71 ish (according to the sellers anyway). Terry’s photos help some. I modified one bracket to work w/o the cast aluminum, needs fine tuning but life has stepped in my way at the moment and i am fiddling smaller stuff when i get a few minutes here and there.

    Give me a shout if you hit Chico.
     
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  11. Sep 28, 2018
    piffey263

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    October 20th is when I’m going to lake county. However in mean time, the thread tarry posted on power steerong woes, my pictures are there. Mine is off of a 69 Buick GSX
     
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  12. Feb 19, 2019
    Danefraz

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    Sick as a dog today. Putzed around the garage a little. Irritating, Green goo in the bleary eyed morning, and not a sneeze, peep or cough all day. And this evening, it's haacckkk.

    Went out today and played with the Acetylene torch to cut some 3/16 plate just to dink around. Had a bolt hole to make. It worked.. Then I used the side grinder and cut-off wheels to cut the front bumper for the jeep out of 2x4 1/4"... one side had been CAD laser cut and was perfect. My cut with the side grinder, well, it worked. Once I'm done, some zap with the mig and a touch with the flap wheel, and no one will notice.

    May be tomorrow I'll have the gumption to cut the holes in the bumper for the 1in thick bar that I'll turn into the mounts for the tow bar and the pull points.

    Going to finally lower the #$%$ fuel tank so that the sending unit clears the tub bottom. Moving forward.
     
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  13. Feb 20, 2019
    Norcal69

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    You better get on this if your gonna make the rubicon trip! :D
     
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  14. Feb 20, 2019
    Danefraz

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    still fighting the creeping crud.

    three cutoff wheels today and I was able to make a piece of 1in x 3in flat bar into pull points for the front bumper. One end had been previously radiused with a laser CAD cutter. Found it in the scrap heap at the local steel place a while back. Made a great template to work with (c-clamp to hold pieces together, whittle things down to match).

    Saved me from 2x time using dykem blue and a compass to make the first, and then using that as a template... whew. Would have been cheaper, yes, to buy the dang things online pre-fab'd... but time is free some days and cutoff wheels for the angle grinder are cheap.

    drilled a hole in each into the end to 1/2 inch currently for the shackle pins (will probably go a little bigger). Side detour to sharpen my 'vintage' "Chicago Latrobe" 1/2 inch drill bit. Forgot, you really can't / impossible to sharpen a drill bit using a mill file

    Drilled that last 1/16in of the hole out like butta when I was done.
     
  15. Feb 20, 2019
    Lilbuff63

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    Glad to see you’re back working on the Jeep! Hope you feel better soon!
     
  16. Feb 23, 2019
    Danefraz

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    With my rudimentary tools and measuring sticks, I clacked some rocks together, painted on the cave walls and rubbed some sticks together to make fire...

    the result was not too bad.

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  17. Feb 23, 2019
    Danefraz

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    tomorrow I will make the smaller mounts for the tow bar out of 1/2 stock and see how to get them fitted on there and lower the gas tank about an inch.
     
  18. Mar 8, 2019
    Danefraz

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    A little more tinkering today with 'sidebar' project of the towbar.

    Will edit with comments after a bit.

    Took the rectangle tube aand turned it sideways on the end of the tow bar.
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    Repurposed the mounts i made the other day. Grinder is my friend.
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    A couple tack welds to see if it will work. Yes it will.
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    Welded the brackets fast to the mounts.
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    I thought that i wiuld add a little reinforcement
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    I think it looks pretty good.
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    Right at 2 in wide. Dunno if i can find a clevis this wide in half inch pin. Later. Now to find the right bolts.
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  19. Mar 9, 2019
    tarry99

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    Dane............If it was me I would consider taking that little strut out and box that corner in with a much more substantial gusset.....
     
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  20. Mar 11, 2019
    Focker

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    Dane... The beginning of this thread is trashed by missing images. :steamed:

    I was trying to find your heater controls restoration to help another member.
     

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