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FC150...No End In Sight Project

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by jeepstar, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. Jan 23, 2019
    jeepstar

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    the doghouse is the only way. there is a diagram to build a gantry in the FSM to lift the engine up and out the door to do any engine work.
    hinging the cab forward would be ideal, but i wouldnt trust my work. hit the brakes and it would tilt forward with me and my dog in it, no thanks. there is no access panel in back. you take the box off and can get at the transmission easily.
    in the wide track FC's, there are two removable vented panels in the front wheel wells above the frame, but on the narrow tracks, nothing.
    its 4 bolts to remove the cab from the frame, plus misc throttle/brake/clutch linkages. im thinking a shop would be proficient at this if they didnt have the gantry on hand.
     
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  2. Jan 23, 2019
    txtoller

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    I think they will look good...
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Jan 23, 2019
    FinoCJ

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    Interesting - the only one I have seen somewhat up close had a panel in the back - but it easily could have been a mod from the owner. It had a engine swap so might have been part of that.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2019
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    upload_2019-1-23_11-43-49.png

    the grate is welded to the body. a removable panel may be nice, but with the dog house off, you really can reach everything but the radiator.
     
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  5. Jan 23, 2019
    FinoCJ

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    Ahh....got it....I always assumed that panel grate was removeable. thanks for the info...not to add any pressure but some members of my local 4wd club are quite interested in these new to them FCs and I have been showing them pieces of your build thread....keep up the momentum.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2019
    jeepstar

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    no pressure added. we just got hit with winter today. plus monday i began taking 3 classes, Statics, GD&T, and basic tool design, on top of my full time job, and husband/dog owner responsibilities.
    FC work is on hold for a bit, unless weather gets better. -2 out is too cold for much of anything but internet scrounging and buying parts. i feel Im officially at a stall in this project.

    more pressure from the wife to get brakes and tires put on the CJ i bought for her...
     
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  7. Jan 24, 2019
    jeepermc

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    Well...... You did just pick up some nice slicks already on wheels. :D
     
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  8. Jan 26, 2019
    ojgrsoi

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    Hey, I rekonize that place...
    I had wheels like that on my Comance that I bought in 04. I painted them black... Really.
     
  9. Jan 27, 2019
    txtoller

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    Yep, that is Troy's place he is good people.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2019
    jeepstar

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    alright. parts ordered:
    fuel pump
    diff cover gaskets
    engine and transmission mounts (still looking for a Tcase mount)
    clutch kit
    brakes (master cylinder, wheel cylinders, new shoes, pads, hard lines, flex lines, etc)
    engine gasket kit (not doing much with it, replacing the oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket, etc)
    wire harness

    help me spend some money fellas, what am i missing mechanically that i should replace now, vs later? i don't want to revisit pulling the cab off.

    maybe i will do a roadkill garage style checklist on cardboard.....i like that. looks good to see items crossed off.

    temps are above 30 finally and looks to be spring weather from here on out. garage time is in my future.
    hopefully tap my trees for sap season tomorrow, get my R.O system up and plumbed to boot.

    have a great weekend guys.
     
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  11. Mar 8, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Is the radiator in good shape?
     
  12. Mar 8, 2019
    jeepstar

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    I bought a new one a month or 2 ago
     
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  13. Mar 8, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Sorry, I read so many threads on here, I forget who did what.
    :bash:
     
  14. Mar 14, 2019
    jeepstar

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    Uh oh...may get into trouble with the wife. Packages have been arriving and she is starting to wonder.
    If you guys dont hear back from me, its because I'm in hiding:ninja::madwife:
     
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  15. Mar 14, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    I always calculate my shipping times to happen while she's at work. :whistle:
     
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  16. Mar 14, 2019
    Nebr1957CJ5

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    I had stuff shipped to work and would just hide the parts in my truck
     
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  17. Apr 25, 2019
    jeepstar

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    nothing new yet on this....currently doing a disk brake conversion for the wife's jeep, then its full on FC parts assembly. stumbled on this today, thought id share. made me smile.

    upload_2019-4-25_11-52-56.png
     
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  18. Apr 25, 2019
    cadwelder

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    Old Van Gogh was ahead of his time. :rofl:
     
  19. May 22, 2019
    jeepstar

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    I changed this into this:
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    I took down an old willow tree. Neighbors have an outdoor wood boiler. They wanted the wood. They wanted to give me money and I said no way. But then I looked around his VERY American picker-esque yard and I said "you have any old Jeeps laying around?" He said "I just got rid of them but I have the stack of wheels and tires you can have." Deal! Now they're going on FC. I might paint them white in the future but I don't know, maybe a cream color. Rim color is the bottom of the list of FC work.
     
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  20. May 24, 2019
    jeepermc

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    Good trade!
     

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