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Family CJ6 Project

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by fhoehle, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Mar 26, 2013
    fhoehle

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    Well, I said I'd eventually have pics. They aren't too good....black undercarriage+poor lighting+garage like a dungeon with no sun outside makes for crappy picture taking. I'll get some more with some better lighting. Working on some ford spindles/waggy backing plates (got wrong ones first time)and such now. Been away from the forum for a bit, school and work interrupting. Hopefully can make some headway now.
     
  2. Mar 26, 2013
    fhoehle

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    OK, don't know why only 3 pics came out in that...here are a few more.

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  3. Mar 26, 2013
    68BuickV6

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    Awesome! It's coming along!
     
  4. Mar 27, 2013
    jeepers24

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    Nice work! I love it! Good job!
     
  5. Mar 27, 2013
    GeoffreyL

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    Comming along great! Maybe i can come see it in a couple days, i might be heading up your way.
     
  6. Mar 28, 2013
    Lieutenant Mike

    Lieutenant Mike Firefighter Mike

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    Looking Great!
     
  7. Mar 29, 2013
    fhoehle

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    Thanks everyone. Have to paint some sandblasted stuff this weekend (Backing plates version 2, hubs and such. Also did my windshield, tailgate, and hood hinges.) Sending some front inner shafts to get shortened for the 44. Also building a steel Noel candle for the Eynon Christmas Light Fund Drive, 6 feet tall. Yeah, that's unrelated to the Jeep.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2013
    givemethewillys

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    That paint looks great! I'm going to have to give Majic tractor paints a shot on my frame and trailer coatings
     
  9. Mar 29, 2013
    wuze

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    looks great!

    gerald
     
  10. Apr 4, 2013
    fhoehle

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    OK, I looked through here for a while today, and I can't find what I'm looking for. I have wagoneer backing plates, 1991 Ford F-150 spindles, hubs, and rotors. The rotors I have are used and a little thinner than new, and the brake pad barely fit in. If the rotor was new, it wouldn't have fit. Should I get 78 CJ rotors, which are a bit less deep, and have the center hole machined out to fit? I did this conversion before on the front of my 85 CJ 7 with the same parts, and I'd swear it all fit...
     
  11. Apr 5, 2013
    fhoehle

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    Found my troubles. The spindles that I had machined for the back, and also are using on the front started life as 1991 Ford parts. Ordered some spindles from R&P yesterday from early Chebby. Apparently they are just a bit different, and the pad will (should) go right in. Last time I did this conversion, (front of my old CJ-7) I must have lucked out at the crusher pile and scrounged the right parts all at once.
     
  12. Apr 6, 2013
    nickmil

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    Was just reading your last post and was going to suggest the small Chev spindles, then I see this post and you've got it figured out :). You will need to use Ford or Chev outer axles for this conversion but if you've done it before you probably know that.
     
  13. Apr 7, 2013
    fhoehle

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    I've got both Chev and Ford outers in the shed. Going to use Ford ones, with clip on end. I think that is the combo I used last time.
     
  14. Apr 24, 2013
    rejeep

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    had to find this thread to see the aqualu body....

    sad there was only one shot of it against a wall :(
    any update on this build?
     
  15. Apr 26, 2013
    fhoehle

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    There will be more pics soon, body is painted underneath now, but still raw aluminum on top. My home computer is done for, so the only access is when I have extra time at college, which is not too often lately. I've got only a few weeks left until I get my degree, and finals are looming so time is really of the essence for me lately. Just for an update, the Moser axleshafts are in the back, all the brake lines except the master to prop. valve are plumbed, all shocks are on, and hopefully it'll be sitting on its wheels today.
     
  16. Apr 29, 2013
    fhoehle

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    Scored 2 fenders for 35.00 each. Driving through the local junkyard, when I noticed a postal Jeep that's been there for as long as I remember. I can't believe that I never noticed them before. They looked metal, with rust streaks running down them, but that was from the hood and marker light nonsense. Whoo Hoo!
     
  17. Jan 12, 2014
    fhoehle

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    Ok,looked at this thread I started way back and I see I need to post lots of recent pics and updates. The -6 runs and drives, and is now Fountain Green. Sits on some used 31inch swamper radials (cause I had 'em) and a 2.5 inch BDS lift. Stay tuned!
     
  18. Jan 12, 2014
    jeepermc

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    Thanks for bringing this one back up. Looking forward to current pics!
     
  19. Jan 12, 2014
    rejeep

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    Absolutely.. nice to see a couple of people working on 6's..
    Lots of inspiration in this thread..

    Any details on mounting the body would be nice
     
  20. Jan 12, 2014
    don87401

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    Man when I started on My CJ 6 I didn't know CJ 6s were so popalur. Nice Job Keep up the good work. First time I have checked out the thread, but I did notice a picture of you grinding with no safety wear, please use it. Much more ambitous way of building one than I am doing.
     

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