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My Little "Barn" Find... '55 CJ5

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by durangotang, May 12, 2015.

  1. Nov 22, 2016
    durangotang

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    I'm going to use a flexible rubber mat for the insulation on the corners. I won't be able to upholster it well, so I'm just going to leave it black and hope it fits in with the vinyl. The foam I have would bend, but the tension would want to push it off of the metal.
     
  2. Nov 22, 2016
    Long&Low

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    You may want to try spray on adhesive to keep the foam in place.
     
  3. Dec 5, 2016
    durangotang

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    Spent the week of Thanksgiving in Moab with family... great time playing on the trails with the old Jeeps.

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    FYI: that's my '55, a stock '48, and an absolutely not stock SBC 4WD Jeepster. Definitely a Jeep family.

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  4. Dec 5, 2016
    Focker

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    Love the pix.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2016
    Cap-n-Cray

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    What a great looking group...

    And that tent... very cool... :)
     
  6. Dec 5, 2016
    montanacj

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    I love Moab, looks like a fun time and you brought a portable wall tent garage for the 55 :)
     
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  7. Dec 21, 2016
    durangotang

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    Best upgrade to the CJ yet... braided steel brake lines to replace the old rubber sections. Much more solid pedal and noticeable difference in the braking power for $60. The kit bolted right in with no issues.

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  8. Dec 30, 2016
    durangotang

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    Finally found a solution for getting the gas heater to vent through the firewall cleanly... these are 3.5" boat header reducers... worked perfectly..

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    Also began getting my antenna set up for the CB... keeping it period-correct, so we're going military. AB15 antenna on the way.

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  9. Dec 31, 2016
    Mark T.

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    Just what I needed to hear on those brake lines. Doing mine soon and I was debating.
     
  10. Jan 2, 2017
    chris423

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    hey durango is that a toyota starter ? If it is how do you like it ?
     
  11. Jan 2, 2017
    tarry99

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    Seen a Jeep with a metal roof where the guy shot a commercial type foam insulation all over the in-side walls and roof.........not the extreme expanding type but a more controlled product that required a few coats......ended up about 1.5" thick everywhere and when painted looked very good..........
     
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  12. Jan 2, 2017
    1967 CJ5A

    1967 CJ5A Mike

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    I did the Toyota starter swap. Very pleased. It cranks way faster and it was a fraction of the price.
     
  13. Jan 2, 2017
    durangotang

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    x2... Toyota starter has been a worthwhile investment.
     
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  14. Mar 8, 2017
    Greevesman

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    Can you tell me where to get the braided SS brake line "Kit" you mentioned above?
    THANKS
     
  15. Mar 9, 2017
    durangotang

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    Greevesman

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    Mine has 3 hoses. You just used one of the long ones for the back?

    Did yours have the copper S lines in the front?

    Could I ask you to measure the hoses? Mine is a 64.
     
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  17. Mar 9, 2017
    durangotang

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    Yours should have 4 hoses... one to each axle, and one to each front wheel. What copper S lines are you referring to? If it's the coiled piece between the rubber hose and the brake drum, then yes.
     
  18. Mar 9, 2017
    1957Willys

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    What model Toyota did the starter come off of?
     
  19. Mar 9, 2017
    1967 CJ5A

    1967 CJ5A Mike

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    Not sure of the application, but the number is 16224.
     
  20. Mar 9, 2017
    Greevesman

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    Mine is later than yours. Tubing from the master cylinder, forward on the frame, then left and right to brackets on the side frame rails, then hoses to each front wheel.
    Tubing, back along the left frame rail, then across to the middle of the body, then one hose down to the center of the rear axle, then tubing to the backing plate on each side/
    There are junction blocks here and there along the way. FSM shows it that way for later models. I emailed the fellow you bought yours from to get some custom made.
    Thanks
     

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