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Muzikp's Sometimes Driveable Build

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Muzikp, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Jun 30, 2020
    Muzikp

    Muzikp Active Member 2020 Sponsor

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    Rubicon prep continues

    Finished the gears in front axle. Needed a case spreader to get it out :susp:

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    I'm getting older and remembering Tcase shift patterns is getting harder so this went on

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    The sticker came with two smileys, spare tire brake light and windshield seemed appropriate

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    And got a shift knob since I stole my old one for the twin stick.

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  2. Jul 19, 2020
    Muzikp

    Muzikp Active Member 2020 Sponsor

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    Even tho the Jeep and I are still not on speaking terms I'm pressing on :mad:

    Made a plate to mount the winch, which I painted and made all sexy but didn't take a pic. I have 1/2" plate on the outside of the frame horns, PO nicely welded them on. I decided to just drill and tap the plate to hold the 90 degree angle pieces.
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    This mount is overkill and a bit on the heavy side.
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    Got the winch mounted and started making progress on the hole for the cable and installing the fair lead.

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    Just need to take the cut off wheel and connect the holes, to make a... hole. Then mount the fair lead and go get stuck.

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    And previously there was some concern over the bend I put in my tie rod to clear my power steering gear. After a little testing it was a valid concern. So I plated it like so, tests are good now.

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  3. Jul 20, 2020
    '74Renegade

    '74Renegade Active Member

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    Glad to see you're back at it.
     
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  4. Aug 8, 2020
    Muzikp

    Muzikp Active Member 2020 Sponsor

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    Finished up all the details and wiring etc for the winch, came out nice.

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  5. Aug 8, 2020
    Muzikp

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    After driving this thing a bunch more and listening to the noise I've become 88.3% certain my noise is from the Tcase. Picked up this Dana 18 from @Jeepsterjim

    It has very little wear on the shafts and gears so expecting this to be a major improvement over my totally worn out sloppy one.

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    And rebuilt the insides and stripped all the funk and debauchery off.

    Ready for paint

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    Primer

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    Paint

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    Final assembly with shims and correct end play

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    And installed it. But I don't have any oil and am too tired to go get some so there's always tomorrow for a test drive.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2020
    Jeepsterjim

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    Glad the X-fer was in decent condition. It's hard to know until tearing them apart.
     
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  7. Nov 7, 2020
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet 2020 Sponsor

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    How'd the test drive go?
     
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  8. Nov 7, 2020
    Muzikp

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    Well, I still haven't put oil in the transfer case... but I did drive it from the driveway into the garage. At 0.36mph, over a whopping 11' backwards and 13' forwards it was flawless, no vibrations, no shakes, no noises :rofl:.

    At this point I don't know when I'll have time to revisit it. My Dad moved into my place and needs 24/7 care so for the foreseeable future I'm in a non Jeep stage of life. Luckily my Dad is improving, slowly, but definite improvement. After the stroke he is learning to walk all over again and has even made a few unstable passes across the living room with just the assistance of a cane (and me preventing a couple spectacular crashes). That's a huge improvement from a month ago, even holding on to something and standing up was nearly impossible.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2020
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet 2020 Sponsor

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    I understand. Hope your dad gets better. We went through all of that that with my grandfather.
     
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  10. Nov 7, 2020
    OzFin

    OzFin Vintage Jeep Guy

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    Yep, family first. Good to hear your dads improving.
    You'll get at the JEEP again when the times right.
     
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  11. Nov 7, 2020
    Snoops

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    Glad to hear, send him our regards and wishes for as speedy recovery as possible.
     
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