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1970 Jeep Rebuild

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Rozcoking23, Feb 8, 2011.

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    Rozcoking23

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    I painted them… I’ll weld them to the angle iron that the roll bar is attached to.
     
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    Rozcoking23

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    I packed the JEEP…. Again to make sure everything still fits…..
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    tymbom

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    That's a beautiful Jeep! I can't wait to check it out!
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Rozcoking23

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    Finished up 2 projects I started earlier this week.
    1st was the Bimini top.
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    Also completely finished the mounts for the Rotopax water containers.

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    Rozcoking23

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    Post Rubicon trip report….
    When I got home and started looking at my JEEP to make sure it was good to go for my next adventure, I found a few minor things that needed attention:
    1st was I found that I was missing several bolts on the front hubs that held them in place.
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    I had replacement bolts in my bag of nuts and bolts in the JEEP, so I used red loctite and replaced the missing bolts and removed the other bolts and used red loctite on those and torqued all down to 45ft pounds.

    2nd issue was a leaking axle tube seal in the front end, so I pulled the cover and changed both the seals and put in new gear oil, ( it needed changing after playing in the mud bog).

    3rd issue was I pulled out wiring to a rear LED tail light, so I had to find the right diodes and it’s back to working.

    4th issue is my broken rear tire carrier spindle,
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    i ordered a new one from RuffStuff, haven’t figured out how I’m going to remove this yet, or if I’m going to build a new rear bumper…we will see.

    5th issue, need to look at wiring under dash for my KC lights both for rear and front from my slight mishap of my electrical fire in the swamp.

    6th issue, overheating issue. While crawling on the trail my temp would hit 225+, never boiled over just was concerning. On the road it runs 175 even in 100+ degree weather. On the trail if I would shut motor off and leave the electric fan running temp would drop to below 200 in about 5 minutes.
    When I got home I started digging into this, pulled the radiator and took it into radiator shop and we were able to confirm that several tubes were blocked on the passenger side. Per the radiator shop he told me it would be cheaper to just order a new aluminum radiator from Champion to replace the 9 year old Champion aluminum radiator that was in the JEEP then to try and fix this one. He was able to get me the same drop in 3 row radiator in a day for $250, cheaper then I could by direct from Champion. I havnt got it fully installed yet, as I am making a custom fan shroud for it to see if I can keep this thing cool.

    all in all for as rough as this trail is I don’t think I did to bad for mechanical issues.
     
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