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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
    jeepstar

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    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. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:14 PM
    jeepstar

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    Going to order a clutch. Nothing special is needed for a sideshift T90 transmission with the 134 motor?
    Rock auto has 8.5" clutch stated as the one
     
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