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Claudia Jean A 1967 CJ6 V6 Dauntless

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by jwmckenzie, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Jul 7, 2012
    jwmckenzie

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    Well, it has been 3 months. The frame and sheetmetal have been sandblasted and all the patch panels are welded in place. Here is my brother putting the last one in, he came for a little vacation and we ended up working on the Jeeep.

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    Painted the bottom. Really like this version of Indian Ceramic.

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    Next the body work, UHG!!. I hate sanding.
     
  2. Oct 12, 2012
    jwmckenzie

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    It turned too cold here in New England to paint. So no more body work until spring :cry:.

    So it is time to do mechanical. When I first drove Claudia Jean she would only shift into reverse and first. So I took the top off the transmission and found 1 inch of water, rust and dirt in the bottom and a dry rusty top end. I was able to save the case and drain plugs. I purchased a kit from Kaiser Willys. An affordable solution. I started last Thrusday and it was quite simple. I am amazed how much this transmission is like a Ford Model A Transmission. Anyway the FSM and technical information on the Novak-Adapters web page were invaluable. Straight forward, just follow the instructions.

    Pic of the finished transmission.

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    Next I cleaned up the bell housing. The holes that mount the transmision adapter to the bell housing were stripped out. Probably not un-common as the bell housing is Aluminum. I had to go to Grainger and pickup a Redi-Coil kit (generic Heli-Coil) and put in new 1/2' - 13 threads. I used some chromate primer between the Stainless Steel Redi-Coils, just like the DoD. Good enough for Government work good enough for Jeep work.

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    The shifter tower is next, then I hope for a nice day and I can get these painted and attached to the Transfer case and frame.
     
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  3. Oct 12, 2012
    bkd

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    nice work.... feels good to bang these things out eh?
     
  4. Dec 27, 2012
    jwmckenzie

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    Claudia Jean get a Christmas Present.

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    A Koenig 51 PTO and Adapter to put it behind the Overdrive. Thanks Nick
     
  5. Dec 27, 2012
    Chuck

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    Looks good!
     
  6. Dec 27, 2012
    1967 CJ5A

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    Im jealous of your PTO/Overdrive!
    If you dont mind me asking, how much did the shipping cost?
     
  7. Dec 27, 2012
    jwmckenzie

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    Not much. The adapter came in a flat rate $11 box. Think the PTO was around $20. Both aluminum and not as big as I first thought. Working on shipping a winch, that will be a different story.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2012
    1967 CJ5A

    1967 CJ5A Mike 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    Oh sorry I meant for the whole Jeep!
     
  9. Dec 28, 2012
    jwmckenzie

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    $700 from western Kansas to Boston.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2013
    jwmckenzie

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    Dropped the Body on the Frame today and made a little hole for the PTO shifter, The PTO is set back about 7 inches because of the Overdrive and PTO adapter. Not happy that I cut outside of the lines with my cut off wheel, but "Oh Well" this is under the 60/40 seat and I will have to put a boot on the shifter any way. Next will have to bend the PTO shifter to fit under the seat. Something to do tomorrow.

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  11. Dec 9, 2013
    jwmckenzie

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    Well after about a year on another project, I am back to work on Claudia Jean. Cleaned up the placebo heater and installed behind the dash last week.

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    Used a reproduction defrost and hose from Walcks. The duct inlet is 2.5" inside and the hose fits inside the duct. Secured it with a speed clip.

    Here is pic of the heater sheet metal installed.

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    The output to the defroster is 2" diameter. I used a plastic vacuum extension tube to "bush up" the 2" outlet to the 2.5"hose. Cut the ends off, put them together and it worked great. The spare hole was capped with a 1.5" rubber plumbing cap.

    Controls and vacuum system are next.
     
  12. Jul 25, 2014
    jwmckenzie

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    After 28 Months she runs again.

    [video=youtube;3ZS58p-r148]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZS58p-r148&feature=youtube_gdata[/video]

    Need to set the timing and carb, I dug out my timing lights and neither one worked, I haven't used one in 20 years, since I sold my 64 Chev Pickup. Oh well time to get a new one.
     
  13. Jul 25, 2014
    CJ5sandiego

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    Congrats!! looking forward to that day as well.. nice work!
     
  14. Jul 29, 2014
    Long&Low

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    Congrats
     
  15. Aug 4, 2014
    jwmckenzie

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    Here is her inaugural run. All tuned up and rolling. Clutch a little noisy.

    http://youtu.be/hbhvRu3be6A

    Need to tweak up the brakes. But pretty happy with this.
     
  16. Aug 4, 2014
    tarry99

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    Congrads, Looks good...............Nice to have it running!
     
  17. Jan 25, 2015
    jwmckenzie

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    I have oil leaking, at a pretty good clip, out the bottom two 1/4 inch bolt holes of the PTO drive. Good news is that the passages from the transmission, transfer case, and overdrive to the PTO are open. The bad news it is draining all the components. Anybody have a fix? I have tried some Permatex #2 with a washer on the bolt but that just slowed it down some.

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  18. Jan 25, 2015
    Danefraz

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    Did you try a little teflon tape? when other things fail, a 25 cent roll of that stuff can sometimes save the day.
     
  19. Jan 25, 2015
    Wenaha

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    Really nice project. I am hoping to start a similar project towards the end of this year. A CJ6 pick-up - possibly an extended cab. Nice work.
     
  20. Jan 25, 2015
    chris423

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    Sounds and looks great . What kind of exhaust is on it ?
     
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