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Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by chuck123wapati, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Jan 24, 2010
    chuck123wapati

    chuck123wapati Member

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    after reading some of the posts here I am thinking we all talk about the big stuff but no one says much about the little things that make our rigs just a little better. Here are a couple i've found.
    boxing in the frame in high stress areas.
    hey that paper glove box that fell or is falling out, I found a plastic garbage can at the dollar store that was almost the perfect size with minimal trimming.
    That clutch linkage problem, I found ball ends and stainless allthread in macmaster carr for under $30.00 and havent had to readjust for over a year its awesome and was the biggest peeve of mine.
    Added lcd lights in the rear bumper long oval bought from a truck stop, they fit in with a rubber spacer and are waterproof and really bright
    Fuse block is cheap and easy, I put mine right above the battery
     
  2. Jan 24, 2010
    kaiser_willys

    kaiser_willys Well-Known Member

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    warn lock out hubs, spicer axels, and a good set of hood hindges. all gave to me by a coworker that had a jeep years ago and had no need for this stuff anymore. oh yeh almost forgot some others. a late 70's chevy van seat fits right in a jeep. had that here as well, and put it to good use
     
  3. Jan 24, 2010
    Joe Mama

    Joe Mama New Member

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    Kaiser-Wil,
    What seat does your suggestion replace? Drivers, Pass, or a rear seat?
    I'm about ready to start looking, so I do appreciate the suggestion... I'm looking for all three locations to give some attention to.
    Joe in Jersey
     
  4. Jan 24, 2010
    kaiser_willys

    kaiser_willys Well-Known Member

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    worked best for me as a driver seat. they are almost identical in size. it could be used for a passanger seat as well, but they dont fold or tumble, so access to the tool box would be impossible. we dont plan on anybody riding in the back, it is usually full of cargo, cooler, grille, chainsaw, etc. i kept the best seat i had of the two and made it into a pass seat, just need to have it recovered now, but may opt for a new seat, havent made up my mind yet;)
     
  5. Jan 24, 2010
    Joe Mama

    Joe Mama New Member

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    Kaiser-Wil,
    Thanks for that clarification... On e-bay I saw a CJ5 with a bench seat, (it was a modified mini-van back seat)... looked pretty cool, however I do like the "open-ness" of the buckets.
    Joe
     
  6. Jan 24, 2010
    chuck123wapati

    chuck123wapati Member

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    cool on the free stuff, my bro gave me the warn winch I just took it apart cleaned it up and painted it its an 8274 awesome one of the best for free. My son found my first set of seats in a field somebody just dumped but they were in good shape last year I stuck in a pair of buckets out of a 98 camaro I'm parting out, another friend gave me a back seat out of a newer cj5 that he had totaled.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2010
    unclebill

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    rondog gave me FREE correct seats for my willys!
    WOOT!!!!!!!
     
  8. Jan 24, 2010
    garage gnome

    garage gnome Rust polisher

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    Welding the spider gears together in a non road jeep

    and getting a whole jeep free as in the case of the Jalopy. :D
     
  9. Jan 24, 2010
    jeep2003

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    i used dodge van seats in both my jeeps. They are lowback black vinal and can be found in nearly every van at the junk yard. But it can be a challenge because alot are highback or a weird color. And usually the driver seat it trashed. And they are kinda thick so you have to lower them as much as possible. But they make a good seat.
    As for the free stuff. Well theres not a whole lot that you cant get for nexto nothing if your patient and you know where to look.
     
  10. Jan 25, 2010
    jayhawkclint

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    Vacuum assisted power master cylinder and hanging pedals from an XJ donor that cost me prolly $30.

    T-18 transmission boot from a Furd pickup that cost me $5 - very flexy, allows full range of movement much better than Jeep reproduction part.

    1 piece tie rod flip cost me <$100.

    Bear Creek Survey dash stickers

    Summit Heater FTW! I think I paid just over $100, huge bang for the buck!
     
  11. Jan 25, 2010
    lynn

    lynn Time machine / Early CJ5 HR Rep Staff Member

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    Hood booger ;) :D
     
  12. Jan 25, 2010
    kaiser_willys

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    Duh!!!! i had forgotten all about that thread:oops:
     
  13. Jan 25, 2010
    DavidT

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    At work I have access to plenty of dana 18 transfer cases
     
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  14. Jan 25, 2010
    Ranger

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    DavidT,

    Wait a minute. You have access to Perkins diesels for FREE???? Okay don't go holding out on us. Are these from old CJ's?????
     
  15. Jan 25, 2010
    DavidT

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    They are in service trucks
     
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  16. Jan 25, 2010
    Daryl

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    Must have pics!
     
  17. Jan 25, 2010
    modified

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    :shock:


    drooling here!!!!
     
  18. Jan 26, 2010
    Hawk5274

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  19. Jan 28, 2010
    Ranger

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    DavidT, I don't know which Trannies the original CJ's had when ordered with the Perkins diesels on the early CJ's, but I'll bet the experts on this site do. Hmmm, maybe they'd match up to my T-98??????:beer:
     
  20. Jan 28, 2010
    4xfun

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    How about a picture of the glove box. It shoulds like a good idea.
     

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