CJ-2A Saginaw Conversion

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by w3srl, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. Jul 9, 2005
    w3srl

    w3srl Curmudgeon-in-training Staff Member Sponsor

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    Ok, so I've finally gotten off my duff and gotten the saggy swap started. :rofl:

    Got the plates cut last night to box the frame horns, and tonight I swapped out the tie rods for Herm's units. With the box and plates held onto the frame horns with C-clamps I couldn't resist running up and down the driveway a couple of times, and then of course a couple of circuits around my circle. Life is gud again! :twisted:

    Hope to start welding tomorrow night, and then I have to quit for a week to go to Boy Scout camp with #1 son. Oh well, it'll still be here when I get back, unless the wife sells it while we're gone. ;)
     
  2. Jul 9, 2005
    Chuck

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    Way to go Steve, looking forward to the pics.
     
  3. Jul 9, 2005
    jd7

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    Good Steve
     
  4. Jul 9, 2005
    Bill F

    Bill F Finally running

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    Have fun at Boy Scout camp, I am spending most of my time right now at our cub scout camp training to be camp director
     
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    Patrick

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    Driving aroung with your steering gear C-clamped to the frame.....:rofl:
    You Flattie guys just ain't right.........:D
     
  6. Jul 9, 2005
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    Patrick
    it's a flattie thing
    you wouldn't understand......
     
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    Patrick

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    That's what I said....:D
     
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    w3srl

    w3srl Curmudgeon-in-training Staff Member Sponsor

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    No guts, no glory! :D
     
  9. Jul 9, 2005
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist Sponsor

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    I drove mine around the neighborhood with a Kant-Twist clamp holding the box to the frame several times. I wouldn't do it with a C-clamp but a Kant-Twist is a different animal all together. I used a 6" model that has a 2000lb capacity.
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    These clamps are far superior to any other clamp on the market, bar none, I highly recommend a set for any major construction or clamping purpose, they are pretty much all you will find in a decent machine shop any more, except for a few hard headed old timers still using C-clamps and vise grips.
     
  10. Jul 9, 2005
    Patrick

    Patrick Super Moderator Staff Member Sponsor

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    SEE???? There is a better way....:D
     
  11. Jul 9, 2005
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist Sponsor

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    Desperation and Christmas morning butterflies will cause grown men to do some pretty silly crap.
    Like the above mentioned C-clamp along with flat towing your jeep 1300 miles to wheel with people you've never met face to face.:D
     
  12. Jul 9, 2005
    w3srl

    w3srl Curmudgeon-in-training Staff Member Sponsor

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    ...and I was proud of the fact that it didn't involve duct tape or zippy ties! R)
     
  13. Jul 10, 2005
    Hawkes

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    Steve, how much do you think she'll ask for it? :rofl:

    Paul
     
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    w3srl

    w3srl Curmudgeon-in-training Staff Member Sponsor

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    Nice guy! :beer:
     

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