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Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by garage gnome, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Mar 11, 2018
    Focker

    Focker Ran when parked... Runs while moving. Staff Member Sponsor

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    Keep going
     
  2. Mar 16, 2018
    garage gnome

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    I was looking at some f heads today at a friend’s shop and came across and really nice grab bar and an original ws strap. Does the strap stay attached to the hood or the windshield?

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  3. Mar 16, 2018
    1947cj2a

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    On my 5 it's on the windshield. It looks like it's been there since it rolled out of the dealer door. With the hard top looking like it's never off it's probably why it survived
     
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  4. Mar 17, 2018
    ojgrsoi

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    Those grab handle bolts look perty shiney. Don't you have some bolts with a little patina?
     
  5. Mar 17, 2018
    garage gnome

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    I might. Or I could age them.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2018
    Twin2

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    I couldn't figure out what was wrong with the first picture :banghead:
    it's northern rain . well white stuff
    you know that's a west coast jeep . don't you think it's getting cold :susp:
     
  7. Mar 18, 2018
    GeoffreyL

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    Why is every venting W/s cracked?
     
  8. Mar 22, 2018
    Muzikp

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    Jeep needs a name now. I think of it as Ted's sibling but just doesn't feel right.
     
  9. Mar 22, 2018
    garage gnome

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    I’m thinking “Dozer” but I haven’t driven it enough yet.

    I still haven’t named my ‘53 3A, and I’ve only been driving that for 10 years! :oops:
     
  10. Mar 23, 2018
    mortten

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    "Bill" as in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.
     
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  11. Apr 14, 2018
    garage gnome

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    Haven't done much work to the CJ5 lately, but I did use it today to dig out the Titan's plow from winter storage. This jeep certainly has the farm jeep look about it.

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  12. Apr 14, 2018
    browncoat

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    Very cool tractor.
     
  13. Apr 16, 2018
    garage gnome

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    Thanks to Mike, I now have updated bell cranks for this Jeep and myrestored ‘53. As expected, they are perfect!

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  14. Apr 16, 2018
    masscj2a

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    Love the Jeep.
     
  15. Apr 27, 2018
    SIDSCJ

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    Just installed mine this week.
    Super easy install, excellent quality and workmanship from McRuff once again!
    Totally eliminated the floppy axial play at the bellcrank, major improvement to say the least.
    If you have a floppy crank, there is a cure..........(y)
     
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  16. Jun 20, 2018
    garage gnome

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    Started to play again with the cj5. I got the horn working ( my favorite part :clap:) and put the 1957 license plates on it. I can’t find 56 anywhere. At least with the 57 ones, I could argue it is a leftover.

    It also got to meet its new friends today too.

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  17. Jul 7, 2018
    garage gnome

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    I brought the CJ5 out to its first car show last night. Didn’t win any trophies, but I did win a door prize of interior cleaning products and $75. :rofl: This jeep looked so out of place next to all those shiney things.

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  18. Jul 8, 2018
    garage gnome

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    Well, with those two CJ5's and truck load of parts I just acquired, there was a 60/40 it original looking condition. I opted to put it in the farm jeep rather than get the two original seats redone. I'm going to put a burlap sack on the bottoms for that "farmer fix".

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  19. Jul 8, 2018
    Daryl

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    Duct tape needs to go on the bottoms before you put on the burlap though.
     
  20. Jul 8, 2018
    ojgrsoi

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    Or shrink wrap.
     

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