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Just popped my Jeep cherry

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by chief1983, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Nov 29, 2011
    chief1983

    chief1983 Member

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    Just got it home last night, flat towed it 50 miles in the rain with my friend's F-250 without a hiccup. Woke up early this morning for its glamor shots :)

    Teaser:
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    Front/side shots:
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    Ramsey PTO winch:
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    Engine:
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    Fuse panel:
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    Custom 'bed':
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    Tow bar:
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    Interior, rifle holder and ammo can storage (same setup on driver side):
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    Dash, Realistic CB, tape deck, heater controls (aftermarket?):
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    Gas can, to be mounted in holder on the 'bed':
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    Front tire, with SUPERWINCH locking hubs:
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    Snorkel, spotlight, busted soft top buttons and shrunk fabric:
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    First thing's first, I need a battery. Was thinking about an Optima yellow top, but that might be overkill. Also, they have some warnings about checking hood clearance and needing a bottom lowering adapter or something? But it looks like enough clearance to me. Or should I just get a cheap Everstart at Wally world for now?

    Once I get a battery in it, I'll start going through some tune-up procedures to try and get it started.
     
  2. Nov 29, 2011
    nickmil

    nickmil In mothballs.

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    An Optima will fit fine under the hood with no mods. Have a red top in the Daughter's '70. The heater controls mounted under the dash are stock.

    Looks like a heckuva start there!
     
  3. Nov 30, 2011
    Farmer Mike

    Farmer Mike Member

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    That thing looks great compared to my mess.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2011
    chief1983

    chief1983 Member

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    Yeah, hopefully it looks great enough to get the engine running this weekend. Also, I'm having a hard time finding out info on the oil bath filters. Were they all originally equipped with one, and mine has been replaced with a paper filter, or was there some sort of option?
     
  5. Nov 30, 2011
    66cj5

    66cj5 Jeep with no name

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    the only mod I had to do to install the T14 in place of the T86aa was shorten the rear drive shaft 5/8" and lengthen the front the same amount.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2011
    chief1983

    chief1983 Member

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    Do you also have a PTO driveshaft? I figured that would need to be changed as well, and if I can do the T-90 in a T-86 case, I won't have to mess with any of them, and it'll at least look stock from the outside.
     
  7. Dec 5, 2011
    ShowMeGuy

    ShowMeGuy ShowMeGuy (MO) 1966 CJ5

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    Say When!!! I'm your huckleberry!! lol Love that line from Tombstone. Love me some garage man time over a few barley pops....

    ShowMeGuy (Foley, MO) Up in Lincoln County.
     
  8. Dec 5, 2011
    sherpa

    sherpa Member

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    Im jealous of the bed, Konig Steel Works offered those back years ago. I think they made 2 lengths yours would be the shorter. Great start ou have, should be a fun project
     
  9. Dec 6, 2011
    chief1983

    chief1983 Member

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    You mean that's not just some custom fab job? Nice. Yeah, now that I've actually found all the parts I want to replace before I try to start it, I might be able to get that done. That dipstick was a pain to find, but at least now I know it has some oil in it still, although it's in dire need of a change.

    Since I'm changing the spark plugs, any good upper cylinder lube I could spray in while they're out?
     
  10. Dec 6, 2011
    nickmil

    nickmil In mothballs.

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    Marvel Mystery Oil works good and should be readily available
     
  11. Dec 6, 2011
    sherpa

    sherpa Member

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  12. Dec 6, 2011
    chief1983

    chief1983 Member

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    Thanks, that's awesome. Anyone recognize the spotlight now? That's apparently broke and I'm wondering if it's salvageable at all.
     

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